Happy Monday. I sure hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a very leisure one. Friday night I had the opportunity to go out to dinner with my folks and it was wonderful to just sit and catch up with them. That is one thing that I have missed all those years of living away from home. Just having the time to stop in for impromptu visits and grab dinner out. Life really is about all the small things isn't it?
Saturday my folks were having some trees taken down on their property so I decided to run over there that morning to watch all the activity. I had never seen one taken down and I was simply fascinated watching the guy in the bucket truck take down the trees. After he finished, hubby decided to gather up some of the wood for our fireplace. The fireplace in our home is gas, however we can use wood too. Plus hubby is planning to build me a firepit in the backyard, so we will need wood so this is a good time to get it.
This is the back of the house, and eventually we will add a deck.
The back yard as it is now. We are so excited that we will have room for a garden. They have a small one (in the above pic). We also will be adding a fence so that we can give our Yorkies, Barclay and Bella a place to play.
Saturday evening we went out and met up with some friends at the cutest and coolest little Ice cream shoppe. FB page here They have wonderful food and scrumptious desserts. Had the best time. This is a group of friends that travel together. For those that don't know, after my dad retired from driving a truck, he started driving a tour bus and he loves it. This is a group of couples that go on a lot of his trips with him. Wonderful bunch of people. Anyway, we meet every three months or so someplace and have dinner, go shopping of something.
Sunday was a very rainy and gloomy day here, but we got some much needed rain. So we were thankful. Hubby actually came into work for awhile and I stayed home and worked on my bible study and had my quiet time. I cherish that time of the day when I can sit alone with God's word and spend time in prayer. I've actually started coming into work early @ 7AM so that I can do my devotions and reading in the quiet of the office. It always gets me off to the best start.
I spent the afternoon in the kitchen baking some banana nut bread as my bananas were getting overly ripe. Slicing squash to put in the freezer. And just puttering. I really do enjoy being the kitchen. As I was preparing my bread, I started thinking about all the goodies I want to make this Christmas. I hate to admit how excited I am getting about the upcoming holidays.
We also got the results from house inspection. Several things on the list that need to be taken care of by the now owners, but shouldn't be anything to major. Hoping all goes well with the appraisal this week and then we will get our closing date. Getting excited about that too.
So that is a brief recap of my weekend, nothing fancy but fun and relaxing. What did you do for the weekend?