Friday Kevin was off with me. I love days like that! Actually he had taken the day off because we were supposed to be up in the White Mountains the entire weekend. But when my Mom's surgery was scheduled for that day we decided to cancel the trip. We just didn't want to be two hours from home. we could have scrambled and gone last minute when everything worked out with my Mom but there was so much we could get done at home, too, that we decided to stay put. We just did a few things in the morning then had a relaxing stay-at-home day together!
On Saturday we headed out in the morning and didn't come home for good till after 6! It was a long day filled with errands, most of them blah, but like I said, I was enjoying everything simply because of my good mood! We went grocery shopping, something I usually loathe, which is why Kevin usually does it but we just wanted to be together. And we had some research to do. It is time to get serious about really reading the labels on everything we buy and buying the healthiest, freshest foods possible......which by the way, cost a ridiculous amount of money (I think we spent almost double what we usually spend) but it is so worth it! We brought the groceries home and had ourselves a quick, healthy lunch and picked up Bailey. He loves to be out with us, especially in the car, so we decided to take him on the rest of our errands. Then we went to hang out with my Mom for a while. Her friend Joann was there visiting, too. After we left there it was on to a few more stops I wanted to make, then we picked up what will probably be the last take-out we get for a long time for supper, then finally home! Like I said, long day, tiring, but so wonderful!
This morning it was up bright and early again because we wanted to get to Brooksby Farm before the crowds. We attempted to make that one of our stops yesterday but by the afternoon the place was jam packed. I have slacked off in the area of pumpkin buying, but I wasn't willing to tolerate a bunch of screaming, screeching kids to get them. I knew if we went early this morning we would practically have the place to ourselves, and we did! I even got to shop around the store a bit to pick up a few fun things for my partner in our annual GLU Stocking Swap! I took a bunch of pics, too, that I put in a slideshow that I will post separately. Then it was on to a quick stop at AC Moore for a few things I needed to complete my ornaments for our annual GLU Ornament Swap, and we have been home since. I have been doing laundry and I have a pot of homemade sauce simmering on the stove (which we will eat over whole-grain pasta, of course) and I am going to make a batch of healthy pumpkin muffins. Kevin cleaned up the yard a bit while I cleaned up in here. Now he and Bailey are sacked out on the couch watching the Sox (I will join them at 4 when the Patriots come on!).
I think it is time to throw in another load. Why oh why does the laundry seem neverending?!? There are only two of us and a dog here!!!