Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Recap

Labor Day....


So yea, Labor Day...I got nothing.

Is it ok to admit that we didn't do anything special for Labor Day? That's kind of the point, right? Enjoy an extra day off work, which our forefathers fought so hard for when they unionized? Or something like that? Maybe I should do a little research before spouting off about something on my blog.

But this is my blog, and I'll do what I want.

So yea, Labor Day!

We really had an uneventful weekend, which I think was very much needed. Emily didn't get out of pajamas until Monday. (Bad parenting alert!) In my defense, they were different pajamas though. We also spent roughly $5 in Redbox movies this weekend.

Saturday I pulled out all of my fall decorations, despite the warm temperatures. #idontcareilovefallanyway

We also had some torrential downpours throughout the weekend, which led to a bit of water in our basement. Thankfully, we didn't notice the water until I was literally steps away from walking out the door for my long run on Sunday. "Sorry hubby, see ya later!" Mopping up the water in our tight basement really is a one man job. Really.

The weather finally cleared up on Monday, and the temps finally broke. Highs in the 70's? Hallelujah!

You can't see the wine glasses, but I swear they're there. Filled with lemonade though. 

We decided to take advantage of the weather and head to the park for a picnic. I have to laugh, because there were lots of other families there with the same idea. Except I'm the only one with an actual picnic basket. And plates. And napkins (paper ones). And mini plastic wine glasses for our lemonade, and dipping oil for our bread. What can I say? Sometimes, I'm fancy. Also, the basket came with the wine glasses, so it would be dumb to take them out and not use them. That is what they're for! #donthate

Then we all came home for naps, and I made refrigerator pickles because no one in my house really likes cucumbers. Our CSA has been giving us cucumbers like they're going out of style, which is a problem for a house that does not like them. Travis doesn't like pickles either, but Emily and I do.

Mmm, pickles

These were ridiculously easy, but don't mix them up in a white plastic bowl. Unless you're ok with your white bowl turning yellow from the mustard seed. I think I'm going to have to bleach that sucker.

Then I was in bed by 7:30 again, due to a 4:30am wake up call for my 8 mile workout Tuesday morning.

Whoopie! We're so exciting! But honestly? It was a great weekend doing nothing but enjoying my family.

How was your long weekend?


  1. Sometimes a few days of doing nothing are exactly what you need!! My parents came to visit us so we were in tourist mode all weekend and ended up exhausted yesterday! Fun to see my folks for a few days though :)

    1. That is so nice! I love it when my parents visit.