Wow, it's been so warm lately! Over the weekend Martin put the window airconditioning in the bedroom window and it's really pleasant up there now.
Our Memorial Day Weekend was relaxing and quiet. We had intended to do a bunch of yard work, but the only thing that got done was mowing the lawn. We've been grilling out a lot lately. Sunday we walked to the 9:30 mass ( I LOVE WALKING TO CHURCH) and were lazy for the rest of the day. I think we watched a few episodes of "The Unit." Patrick has lent us Season 2 now, so we are addicted again. The only problem with watching so much of that show is that we've begun to get a little paranoid...
Monday was really nice; we went up to the river. We grilled some brats and took a walk down the road to see the horses. When we came back and I took Anja out of her stroller she immediately ran back to the road and in the direction of the horses calling, "Joo! Joo!" which is her way of saying "horse." It was really cute but a little bit sad. We did go down a second time and they came right over to the fence to say hello and Anja couldn't stop giggling. She loves horses. She cried both times we left.
Greta is a good sleeper, she's just on a bad schedule. I can't get her to go to sleep and stay asleep any earlier than midnight. Once she's asleep then she'll make it a 6 hour stretch, which means a "full night" of sleep for me. Except I don't really want to be going to bed after midnight every night. I'm not that kind of person anymore.
Yesterday afternoon my sister-in-law picked up the girls and me and we went to a retirement reception for Mr. Butz out at CC. He's 88. All the typical CC moms were out there serving refreshments and Greta got snatched right up by Mrs. Burns--we didn't get her back until we were leaving! Anja enjoyed some chocolate cake and strawberries and everyone got a kick out of her. At one time there were three people there with daughters under a year old named Helen. That must be the new popular name!
When I got home my good friend Alison came over! We walked up to K.Dee's for some coffee, got caught in a wonderful little rain shower, then hung out at my house until 8:00!! Alison is such a good friend--we always get to talking and the next time we look at the clock it's been hours and neither of us even knew it. Sadly, she is moving to Arkansas this summer, where her husband got a job! Jobs are good! Friends moving away is bad.
And speaking of friends moving away............. our most wonderful, perfect, amazing, wonderful, wonderful neighbors are leaving us for a job in New York. *sigh* Who will rescue us from flooded vehicle accidents? Who will call us when the tornado sirens are going off and invite us into their storm shelter? Who will tell me how to make buttermilk and mozzerella cheese? Who will help me with my knitting and my garden? Who will bring me baklava in the middle of the night? Who will bring me smoothies when I'm in labor? Who will keep me company any time Martin is away? Who will come over and fix my hair when I am desperate and unable? Who will feed us delicious homemade desserts???
Well, I guess the bright side of them leaving is that we'll probably lose weight. Tara is an amazing cook (ha ha ha ha, what a pun!) and baker and she loves to share. They will be missed.
Ok, no more wasting of naptime.