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Memorial Day Weekending.

It feels late – even for me! – to be writing about the weekend when it will be Wednesday before many of you read this. But this Tuesday-as-Monday has been more like a Monday, except without my usual  knitting with friends in the afternoon and with a bunch of to-do’s for this weekend’s Women’s Ministry leadership team (still without a Vice Moderator) kickoff meeting. It’s honestly not very often that I cross things off my list on MondayTuesday, so at least that feels good!

As does looking back at the weekend:

We FaceTimed with our favorite little guys more than once. This is from Friday night’s “goodbye”. Sam is blowing a kiss and Charlie is getting ready to make a bubble (and next time I see him I’m going to have to ask what the bubble has to do with goodbyes…because now we can’t remember).

Our weather forecast turned out to be wrong a lot – in that it did not rain for 96 straight hours and we saw some sun. Marc played three rounds of golf and I went to the lake three times – two times running and once walking. Sunday morning, I snapped that photo of the flag at the lake. It was a good reminder of why Monday was a holiday.

Running twice was a big deal. I haven’t made two back-to-back runs (even short three-mile ones) in a couple of years. I’m sure the second one was better because I got new shoes!

That stack of books middle bottom is my “next up” pile. The bottom one and top two are not library books, but still – I need practice managing my hold queue! The good news is that the loans aren’t due until June 23 and I’m actually thinking I might be able to read them all.

And finally, lower right, a three-day weekend means two two snack nights! and (not pictured) pork tacos. Marc is still the pro with our Instant Pot – we had a pork loin in the freezer (which he thawed) and then “slow” cooked it in about an hour. I added the guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. This is definitely going on our repeat menu and I’ll take photos and share the recipe next time!

I hope your week is off to a good start!

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13 Comments

  • Vera

    Yes!! Please share your pork taco re open. We had shrimp and pineapple tacos last night. So good!

    I've decided to print out a book bingo card! I'll go at it like Bonny… I will read and if it fits – great. If it doesn't, no loss…i Will still be reading!

  • Honoré

    Yay f0r your walks/runs! As with you, a quiet and welcomed weekend here, too. We’ll be ready for our next one in Sept…
    Cheers~

  • Bonny

    That was a lovely weekend! I always used to think that new shoes made me run faster and jump higher when I was a kid, and I'd still like to think that is true as an adult. Also, here's another request for the pork recipe!

  • Penny

    Well, I'm glad the weather forecast was wrong – sun is a good thing! And the pork tacos do sound delicious. I love anything that you can add guacamole to. : )

  • Kym

    It's amazing what a new pair of running shoes will do for you! 🙂
    I try and try to "manage my hold list" — but it's out of my control, y'know? And it tends to be a feast-or-famine thing, too! I've gotten much better at . . . just putting some back on the hold list when they all become available at the same time.
    Good luck finding a Vice Moderator. Maybe someone will be inspired at the retreat??? XO

  • karen

    I need new shoes!! My left foot hurts (mildly) on the top outer side, and I am blaming my shoes. I have yet to go shopping. Looks like you had a nice weekend and facetiming with those sweeties sounds wonderful!

  • AsKatKnits

    I love the Instant Pot for things just like that! I often cook a couple of roasts, shred the meat and then freeze in meal sized portions. It makes putting together a meal at the end of a busy day so easy!

  • Vicki Knitorious

    Mmmm. Yummy. I haven't used my IP in a while… most recently it's been to steam artichokes! Pork tacos sounds like an excellent reason to plug it back in, though!

  • margene

    You had a full and lovely weekend. Good luck getting through your book stack as they all look interesting and good for the bingo card. It's always fun to see the boys happy faces pop up in your posts.

  • Lydia

    The weather was definitely weird. I had hoped to get another bike ride in, but Monday's weather was not cooperating.