It’s the last day of March. I went outside this morning and snapped a few photos of the yard, freshly coated in a nice new dusting of snow. Who can believe it. Snow, in late March. Where’s the sun? I’m ready for it!
We had a great weekend. Busy, but good. Saturday started off with snow falling at our place. We took off and went in to take our beginners kayaking class. We had to laugh. What idiots are we, taking a kayaking class on the Columbia River when it’s freezing outside. Ah well, we had a blast… and, it didn’t snow on us while we were out there so that was a good thing. From there we hurried home, changed, and then drove over the bridge to Vancouver to have dinner with Mom and Don and Kevin at Joe’s Crab Shack. Pretty tasty, but too loud. Made for some tough conversation, especially when they blasted the Macarena. We just sat at the table and did the dance, or at least did what we could remember of the dance. It was pretty funny. We couldn’t talk but, damn it, we could dance. After dinner we all headed back out to our place for some conversation and ice cream sundaes made with mom’s famous home made fudge sauce. Oh yeah!
Sunday was busy as well. Up early. We all ate oatmeal… Mom, Don, Kev, Karen, myself, and later Weston, who got up on the table and enjoyed what was left of the oatmeal in Don’s bowl. It seems Weston likes oatmeal. Who knew. We don’t usually feed him people food, even though he thinks he’s a person. After the oatmeal we sat down and looked at Mom and Don’s pictures from their trip to Mexico and Guatemala. They got some great shots and had an amazing time.
Later, after viewing the photos, we all caravaned over to our rental house to do a bit of work there. Nothing too major or exciting, but the blinds got trimmed, the medicine cabinet got put in, the carpet got cut to size, some holes got filled, and the refrigerator and stove got cleaned. After that we went out for a bite of lunch from which Mom and Don and Kevin all took their leave of us. Karen and I then went home, picked up the boy, and headed to Home Depot, our home away from home during this remodeling process, to buy some more stuff for the rental. We were able to make it back to the rental place with our goods intact, which was a miracle considering the variety of weather we drove through to get back over there and then home. We were finally back home and able to take the shoes off at about 7:00 PM. It was a full day… a full weekend. We topped off the night by watching Michael Clayton. I can’t decide if I liked it or not. It was kind of a non-movie. I kept waiting for something more to happen and it never did. It wasn’t terrible, just not incredible.
And then this morning… snow. Makes me laugh. Right now it’s raining outside. The sky is black, again and for what seems like the hundredth time in the last week. Ah well… they’re saying sun by week’s end. I hope so, there’s more kayaking in our future as we’re going this coming Saturday with a huge group. I’m glad we took the class. At least we’ll have a better chance of not inadvertently nailing anyone with our paddles. Or, that’s what we’re hoping for anyway….