Well hello again! It's been a few days. How was your holiday weekend? I know it probably didn't feel much like the old Memorial Day Holiday weekend, but hopefully you found a way to enjoy it anyway!
We did. Of course we did. We kind of make it a point to enjoy most things.
We did go to visit my dad at the National Cemetery in Sarasota. There were other folks, here and there, dropping off flowers and flags and just stopping by to visit and pay tribute to all of our veterans. It's a very peaceful and surprisingly beautiful spot.
And then on another day, because things are loosening up here and the scary numbers are looking a whole lot better (and frankly because they invited us), at long last, we went up to visit the Minocks! Woohoo! We haven't had a Minock Day in 4 very long months! Oh we stayed in touch, no worries there. We texted and called and exchanged a few photos here and there, but we were all being safe and being smart and following the rules.
But it was time. Finally this weekend, we made the trek and headed up for a cookout Memorial Day event!~ We got to see the progress on their new home (It's gorgeous by the way), we had a cookout, we did the usual baked good exchange but this time also a jigsaw puzzle exchange (yay!), played some cornhole, talked and laughed and then talked and laughed some more. Always a good time on Minock Day! It was so good to see them again!
Let's see what else did we do this weekend? We worked on some puzzles, watched some TV shows and spent time at the beach. It was a little stormy, a little rainy, a little drizzly by turns. There was some sun, some lightening, some clouds and some thunder over and over again. We watched birds and dolphins and of course I took some photos! Of course I did!
In between rain bands, I dashed out and took flower photos. They always look so pretty right after the rain.
Let's see, what else? Did a lot of reading and cooking and mostly enjoyed having no obligations and schedules to keep.
It will be a little while before there is another 3-day weekend. In fact, the next one will be in July! Independence Day, I believe, is on a Saturday this year! And even though we've already gotten notification that the fireworks on the beach are cancelled for 2020, that's ok. It will still be Independence Day and we will still enjoy a 3-day week (and probably watch the movie called Independence Day - it's kind of a tradition now) and have our own cookout in the courtyard and.....well I'm getting ahead of myself.
For now, we had a very nice Memorial Holiday weekend and hope you did too!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.