Holiday Weekend Ahead



My daughter gave me the little flower between my monitors on Mothers Day.  She said “take it to work with you Momma, it will cheer you up.”  No, my daughter is not three years old, she is in her 30s, but she was right.  It does cheer me up, not because it is a smiling flower, but because it is something that was given to me with love.

There is a three day holiday on the horizon!  Woot!  I have not one plan.  Son, wife, two babies, and my “normal” daughter are going on a fishing trip.  Son and fam in their camper.  Daughter in her little tent.   She is a serious backpacker.  Son was too.  Now he has a family.  Sweet!  Of course, I had to admonish them to keep those babies away from the river!  As if they wouldn’t have thought of that without me telling them to!  How ridiculous mothers are some times.

Kindred soul daughter is still staying with me, which is delightful.  She is always on the run though.  Not sure I can make a plan with her.

So!  I think I have found something to do that is productive, useful, and might even be fun!  I keep seeing commercials on tv for Deck Over, a thick paint to put on a rough and cracked deck.  My front deck is ridiculous.  But small!  So I think I might paint it.  I haven’t done any projects around the house for several years.  Coincidentally (probably not) about the same amount of time I have been training to run marathons and half marathons.

So happy it is Friday.  I love Fridays.  Then Saturdays.  And then every other day of the week.

And grateful this Memorial Day that my son is not in a war overseas.  Memorial Day was absolutely the worst day for us when he was.  Not this year.  Not This Year.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.  ~~ Psalm 62:8

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15 Responses to Holiday Weekend Ahead

  1. Pammie says:

    OH MARY…I left work yesterday with the intention of going to the hardware store and looking at the Deck Over choices of colors! But my husband was stuck in traffic and I had to go straight home to let Theo out. You go first…………then I’ll learn from your mistakes! LOL
    I love that your family is so “ok”.

    • OK, here’s the deal on Deckover… it is sold only by Home Depot, and from what I can tell, it is not available in stores! What??? Anyway, I think you have to order it online. I am going to Home Depot today or tomorrow and will find out about this. If you find out sooner, let me know.

  2. Chenai says:

    I take it the weather there is finally improving. Unlike here in Europe, where my iphone app even predicted snow this morning. On the 24th of May, that’s really too much. If you do paint your deck, don’ forget to take pics ! Enjoy your long weekend.

  3. Annette says:

    I don’t know about the Deck Over product, but if its paint…I can say from experience that sometimes that has its downside too. Yearly maintenance, and if the wood is in particularly bad shape it doesn’t always adhere. Just some free information.

    So last night I was commenting that I love your comments on my comments….I was so tired I was falling asleep at my laptop. So let me reiterate here….I love hearing from you! Wherever and whenever.

    And when I feel the need to give advice like your baby/river advice, I preface it with….I know you know this, but I have to say it, so please just smile and nod…..then I hand out my advice. We all feel better. They have been acknowledged for being the adults that they are, I got my obsessive little bit of info out there and I feel my bases are covered. If they die, it won’t be because I didn’t warn them!

    • One time I lectured my son about holding his sisters hands and looking both ways before they crossed the street. He looked down on me, and in his big deep voice, said “Mom, I have a drivers’ license.” They know me, but they love me anyway. Thank you God.

  4. Kelly says:

    Not having a single plan for the weekend sounds like a good plan! I hope that whatever you end up doing is enjoyable!

    • Kelly, I thought about that after I wrote it and realized I have a bunch of stuff I have to do this weekend. I wish I didn’t. Like the 12 miles I am now going out to do. God help me.

      • Kelly says:

        Oh no. Well, hopefully you will have *some* quiet moments of do-nothingness at some point during the weekend!

  5. Syd says:

    I am on the boat for the weekend. And very happy about that! Have a good relaxing time.

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