June 17, 2007

Weekend update

On Saturday, we packed up and headed out at 9:30 for the day. Morgan had her first prefect meeting for the HP Club at 10am. She attended her meeting, Alex played computer games and Corey found a couple books. I picked up a book that I had put in a request for and then went to Morgan's meeting. I have volunteered to be a house parent and the advisor had me come listen in on the meeting. The kids were voting on movies for movie night, topics for meetings for the year (they pick 4 each year) and talked about prefect duties. One of the dads there volunteered himself & his wife to be house parents and we convinced Corey to volunteer. Now the club has the 4 house parents the advisor wanted for this year. We are involved anyway so why not be a house parent. :-) After the meeting we headed to the farmer's market to pick up our CSA share. This week we got summer squash, zucchini, collards, kale, broccoli, spring onions, basil, and baby cucumbers. We wandered around the market and picked up a few more goodies. Then we loaded everything in the cooler with an ice pack and headed to our next destination...lunch with my aunt & cousin. We met up at Panera Bread & had a fabulous lunch & visit. My cousin will be back in 2 weeks so we plan on meeting up again. Morgan would like to do a girls tea at Lillie Belle's tea house (where she celebrated her 8th birthday). My cousin and aunt would love it and she mentioned it to GC who is all for it as well. After lunch & visiting we filled up the van with gas and managed to find it for $2.85/gal. Whee! GC had called to ask if Morgan & I would go shoe shopping with her. We went to GC's house and dropped off me and Morgan. Corey and Alex headed home to drain the pool & hang out. The 3 of us headed out to the Cool Springs mall, got a wheelchair and had a fun time wandering the mall & shopping. We had dinner at Cracker Barrel and then headed home. It was 9:30pm. We hadn't really planned on being gone 12 hours. lol

Today Alex got me up early so I closed the door so we wouldn't wake up Corey. You know, it was Father's Day & all. He deserves to get some decent sleep. :-) I got a few things done after getting Alex some breakfast. I put the pork shoulder in the crock pot to start cooking. We were having BBQ pulled pork and I wanted it to cook all day so it would fall apart nice & easily. The kids made Corey cards and pictures. After he got up we relaxed a bit and then headed outside to figure out a solution to our pool problems. We decided to try digging out the higher end and getting it all level. We spent quite a bit of time in the heat marking the edge of the pool area and cutting through the sod. Unfortunately our yard is SOOO rocky that some is just under the blades of grass and some further down. Making it extremely difficult to dig up much less get it remotely even & level. Very frustrating. We came back inside...we were roasting...to talk over some more ideas. We've decided to get more levelling sand, since we've already started this, and see what happens. Please keep your fingers crossed! Our BBQ pork was delish tonight! I have plans for making zucchini muffins/bread and squash casserole to share with my mom, brother and Tish. :-)

Tomorrow is my appointment with the surgeon so I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Oh the book I'm going to be reading next is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. A friend in Tampa is reading it and suggested it. I can't wait to dig into it...but first I must finish A Southern Family by Gail Godwin.


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