What I Did This Weekend

Oh, weekend. I like you. I like you a whole bunch in the summer. Here’s my weekend in a nutshell (help! my weekend is trapped in a nutshell):

1. I became a proud card-carrying member of Costco. I’m only one person — but I eat like 10 1/2 people. This makes my membership totally economical. Plus, I feel like I’m part of a club — an exclusive club with a membership fee. I bet there’s a secret handshake. They probably teach members the secret handshake on their second visit. If there’s one thing I love, it’s Brussels sprouts. But secret handshakes probably make my top 10. Unless they require lots of coordination. Then, I’m out.

Hello, Mr. Quaker Oat Man. You shall provide me 110+ servings of breakfast as I gaze lovingly at your powder wig and hat. Just one of the many benefits of Costco. I also have a five-pound bag o’ carrots in my crisper. The carrots are all part of my master plan to turn myself extra orange and be an Oompa Loompa for Halloween.

2. I mowed. And I mowed. And my lawn now has a nice, even haircut. It’ll grow out soon, so I encourage everyone to come see my lawn NOW. It’s quite pretty.

3. I scratched my hand. Poison ivy is a all-too-common phenomena in my world. So I decided to take a picture of it. Other people take pictures of their pets and children — I take pictures of disgusting poison ivy goo on my hand (note the piece of grass stuck to the poison ivy-infected area — gross, I know). Perhaps there’s a reason the people at Costco didn’t let me in on the secret handshake.

4. I weeded veggie gardens #1 and #2. Here’s proof:

5. I dug an area for . . . VEGGIE GARDEN #3! Yes! (Because sometimes two veggie gardens just aren’t enough.)

6. I assisted with the construction of a pea trellis.

The peas have found the trellis, and one leader pea plant is happily growing up its new trellis friend.

7. I took a moment to enjoy all the beautiful stuff in my yard. Look!

7. I enjoyed a nice kombucha, ate Vietnamese food, and got a-mazing seats to the musical Chicago.

Weekend = A+. The upcoming week will probably be an A++. Why? Because I said so.

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One Response to What I Did This Weekend

  1. Meredith says:

    If you go as an Oompa Loompa, I think John should be Willy Wonka. And I can be the girl who blows up into a giant grape.

    On an unrelated note, your hand looks kind of like a foot from the angle you took the picture at (until I noticed the fingers coming down. I figured out that your foot probably doesn’t have fingers).

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