It's Sunday evening and the weekend is nearly over. It's been a good one, though a very, very wet one today. I haven't heard the rainfall total, but it started raining sometime after midnight and didn't quit until around 2:00 this afternoon. With all the snow and ice that has been melting all week and now this, the ground is saturated and water is laying everywhere. Unless they've changed it, we have flood warnings in the area until later tomorrow. Thankfully, we sit on a plateau high on a hill and most water drains away eventually.
On Friday, Leah and I were supposed to have a day out together, but she woke up really early and went back to sleep just about the time we were supposed to leave. I went on my own and hit the thrift store for some books for my stepdad and Walmart for a few things we had to have. I ended up getting some Easter decorations, too. I decided to do an Easter egg tree out in the yard now that there are little ones around to appreciate it again.
Megan called me while I was at Walmart and asked me to meet her and the kids for lunch. We met up at the local Valley Dairy. It was breakfast food all around, though the kids were too wound up to eat very much. They were a couple of cuties in the bunny ears I got them, though!
On our way back down the mountain we stopped at an Amish bulk grocery store and an antique mall. We got a few goodies at the Amish store, but didn't find anything we couldn't live without at the antique mall. Our last stop was Walmart for some groceries. We picked up a pizza on the way home and Megan brought the kids over for us to keep while she and Cody went grocery shopping.
Today would have been a good day to hibernate...cool and rainy. That's not what we did, though. We loaded Megan, the kids, and all the stuff that needed to go with us into Tim's truck and drove an hour to go to our great-nephew's birthday celebration. Poor Colton was so excited about playing with his cousin, but got there to find all the cousins from the other side of the family there and he was just completely overwhelmed. They had built an indoor course for a Nerf gun battle and he just stood and watched. He was too shy to jump in the action. Leah was in a mood in spite of being the prettiest girl there in her new outfit...
She cried nearly all day and wanted Mommy to hold her all the time. We don't know what was bothering her. It was a really "fun" day. At least we saw Tim's sister that is my age and a dear family friend. Otherwise, it would have been a disaster.
Tim has been napping on and off since we got home and I finished reading another book about homesteading in Alaska. I wouldn't want to do that now, but I'd have loved to do something like that when I was younger. Roughing it never bothered me. I think I missed out on it. Tim and I often talk about how we wish we had really gone after our dream of living on a small farm when we were young and had the energy.
Oh well, God always has a plan and it's not always the one we expect, but it's always the right one in the long run. I can be grateful for that!
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun or unusual?