As days off go...
Ten on Tuesday: My American Artist

Weekending: Baseball, Wedding, Weeding, Sewing, Knitting

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It was a beautiful night for a baseball game on Friday!

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As it turns out, it was MINION NIGHT! Annie and I -- not the 8 & 10 yo boys -- were the only ones interested in the photo op. Heh. Fun times.

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My first thought when I woke on Saturday morning and noticed the sky through the window:

Red sky at morn, sailor take warn!

Soon there was a severe thunderstorm warning issued. The wind picked up right on cue, followed by thunder, lightning, and rain. There was a flurry of texts with Ali regarding the market and we eventually decided to skip it. Some vendors set up after the storm had passed -- maybe around 9 a.m. -- but it's not really worth it to set up & tear down our rig for 3 hours. Not to mention that it was still oppressively hot and humid, because the storm did nothing in that regard.

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I was thankful to turn over and sleep in on a Saturday for the first time in over a month! It also meant that I wouldn't need an after-market nap, could shower right away instead of waiting until after the after-market nap, and had a few unscheduled hours at my disposal! Laundry, lunch out with Kate, and a little bit of sewing time took care of that!

I accompanied Annie to another wedding reception on Saturday evening. It was at The Marq, and I knew right were it was... we pass it every time we head up I-41 to Green Bay or beyond. We pulled in to the parking lot and I remarked that it didn't seem very full, but people were obviously arriving and Annie thought she recognized someone's truck.

We walked toward the door and a man came stumbling out; he laughed and said that he was staggering already and hadn't even had a drink yet! He offered his hand to Ann and said, "Hi. I'm Mary's dad."

Puzzled, Annie said, "Mary?"

"The bride!"

"Um, Kayla's the bride... maybe there's another wedding here?"

"No, just the one."

OOPS! Wrong venue. I didn't even know there was another MARQ! The invitation (not to mention all the venue signage) said "The Marq on Lineville Road." But I didn't even pay attention to what road we were on... I knew right where it was! I think that if one location is distinguished by address, then the other should be too!

We GPS'd, hopped back in the car and headed to the other side of town, battling a bit of traffic due to road construction in combination with the Brett Favre hall of fame induction that was also happening in Green Bay on Saturday night!

We made it, had a great time, and even danced a bit (Annie more than me!). We were reminded of a wedding we attended together at this time last year... in L.A.!

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On Sunday morning, we all met at Joe's for a late breakfast -- gluten-free pancakes (with optional pecans) a la Ali & Jillian. Mmm, they were delicious!

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We spent a few hours hanging out -- alternating between working (weeding, trimming, cutting back, cleaning the deck) and playing with the kiddos. Junah was introduced to the old Little Tikes Mower that Addy used to play with... so cute! The big boys found a never-opened/never-used gigantic styrofoam model airplane in the garage and we all had fun playing with that! The power of suggestion? Today is the opening day of this year's EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, and there were noticeably more real planes than usual in our airspace yesterday.

For much of the evening I sewed... until my (middle) finger nearly bled... I'm getting so close to finishing the embellishment of my Alabama Chanin A-line Tunic! I finally put on a soft thimble, but my impulse, then, is to avoid that finger and use another! I've never regularly used a thimble, even when I was cross-stitching all the time (and sometimes it would really hurt then, too); I'll just have to get used to it.

The rest of the evening was spent knitting -- the first time all weekend that it came out of my tote bag! I'm on row 45 of 97 of the knitted-on edging... almost half-way!

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How was your weekend?

Comments

kmkat

Ah. the EAA convention! We went several times, meeting up with Smokey's aviation-crazy brother from Chicago. Fun times, but always HOT.

margene

I've never been able to get used to a thimble. I hope you can! I also went to a ballgame, did some weeding, and sewing, a touch of knitting. But, nothing beats the beauty of your mother's wild flower garden.

Bonny

Those flowers are gorgeous! I hope your minions weren't swearing like the toys from McDonald's! (Ridiculous, but it just cracks me up!)

Carole

You certainly crammed a lot into your weekend! We went to the wrong cocktail hour once because there were 2 weddings in the same hotel.

Mary

another weekend chock full of good stuff! (organizing your craft room(s?) will seem quite tame by comparison) I love how you mix family, hobbies, good food and the garden into all of it. and even manage a little sleep.

Kym

Summer weekends are just grand, aren't they? (Even with the occasional thunderstorm!) I love your wedding story so much! (I actually went to a funeral at the wrong church once. That was embarrassing all the way around.) Can't wait to see your tunic!

Patty

Such good stuff! :-)

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