The elapsed weekend was quite delightful! Friday brought about a day off, where I accomplished much around my house, including baking a quiche for the first time! I grocery shopped later in the evening and met up with Robby for a late dinner at Applebees. Saturday morning I awoke early and went to my local gas station to purchase a copy of the day’s Post-Dispatch, which I read 3/4 of in one sitting (something I had never done before). Later in the evening I succeeded in making homemade whipped cream for my dinner of waffles and bacon. Yum. Sunday afternoon I spent some quality time with my Uncle and new Aunt, currently in St. Louis on business, and ate lunch with them at The Boathouse in Forest Park. Our outdoor table allowed us to not only enjoy the tasty lunch, but also take in the sights of a mama duck and her ducklings playing in the water, and the sounds of a live jazz combo.
Monday brought about a busy Memorial Day. I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for all things Americana: parades, cheesy flag t-shirts (Old Navy makes a bundle off of them every summer…$5 at a time), crying during the National Anthem, and the like. Not only did it remind me of the efforts of my grandpa, who served in WWII, but allowed me to see that there are still a lot of people who choose to honor those who have served, died, or are currently still in harms way protecting our freedoms and liberties. Yesterday I reveled in a small town America tradition by taking part in a local Memorial Day parade. Our children’s choir was invited to ride, smile, wave, and throw candy in the parade and afterwards sing for the closing ceremony. Robby and I spent the remainder of the afternoon and evening together catching a matinee of X-Men 3, hiking at the Shaw Nature Reserve, fixing dinner together, and enjoying one another’s company.
Local members of the American Legion at attention
All in all it was a full, productive, enjoyable, and memorable weekend.