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Memories

Every time I have a holiday weekend I hunger for more. The weekend was packed with a variety of fun, and since my memory isn't what it used to be, I'm going to do my beat to remember it all. Let me see what sort of list I can make of my memories. I am a bad blogger, because I leave my camera behind and enjoy the moment. But, I am justified in this behavior as just last week I read an article that said you remember better when you aren't constantly snapping pictures with your camera (phone). 

1. Saturday we woke to rain, and since rain is always needed in this high desert, we were not unhappy about it. Smith's plans to spend the morning in the garden were foiled as was my trip to Red Butte Garden with Cheryl. The rain gave Smith and I a chance to go to breakfast, and since Stephanie had recently old me one of our places was now open for breakfast AND had GF options, we took the opportunity. 

2. Later, instead of a hike around the garden, Cheryl and I went to a LYS and a local Vietnamese restaurant for a yummy bánh mì. The rain stopped shortly after we started our journey and the afternoon was beautiful! 

3. Since I was alone for the evening, I treated myself to a mani-pedi. I love this bit of pampering and my resulting red toes. (I also had the treat of a glass of wine with my roasted salmon dinner).

4. Sunday Smith and were up early to spend time in the garden before he left for work. We picked a boatload of luscious lettuce. The weather was perfect, with blue skies and a tiny bit of crispness to the air. After Smith had gone to work I went to pilates (I'd also been to class on Saturday), which is a great way to start the day.

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5. Later I met Cheryl and Monica at SnB. We always have a good time. But, Sunday was special, as Cheryl brought me a flower from her Audrey plant and it looked great until Monday night when it started to wilt. 

6. Sunday night Smith and I went to Susan's to see her fabulous container garden. We visited and puttered around the putting green. The evening air was cool, but to be out on the patio was a delight. Summer has truly arrived. 

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7. Monday Cheryl and I were able to go for our walk/hike around Red Butte Gardens. I saw the fading blossoms of the beautiful wisteria, but many more of the flowers at the garden were in full bloom. The plants at the garden are exceptional and flowers were everywhere. We ran into varieties we didn't know existed, although Cheryl knew more than I did. The afternoon turned hot, but not unbearably so. I think we both got a little sun on our cheeks (despite the sun screen). Pink cheeks are just another sign that summer is here.

8. We went back to Cheryl's to freshen up and after that we stopped by another LYS to have a refreshing cup of tea. We checked out the yarns and had a bite to eat. It was a nice way to finish off our afternoon together. 

9. As I waited for Smith to return from work I typed out this ToT list. I had a feeling Carole was going to ask for 10 things we did this weekend. 

10. I also spent time finishing my book group book and tried to calm Moxie who isn't doing well and suffers with a little anxiety. Smith and I enjoyed a traditional super of burgers and chips, as our nod to the first summer weekend. 

I hope you had a glorious weekend!!

Comments

Now that sounds like a perfect weekend! Like you, I always want More Time after a long weekend . . . so today will be a long day at work, I'm afraid. I would love a trip to Red Butte Garden -- it sounds like a delightful place to visit.

(As for the camera -- I think you're right! When we're too busy snapping photos, we're not really . . . experiencing. I like photography -- but I don't want to experience life through a camera lens.) (And NOT a bad blogger for no photographs! Words can tell a story just as well.)

XO to dear Moxie.

That sounds like a great weekend to me - you had time with friends, time with Smith, and time to yourself. Perfect!

it all sounds wonderful...especially that LYS with tea and snacks! happy summer!!

Mmmmm . . . LYS with tea and snacks. What a nice treat! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, and I'm glad you got some rain. :)

What a great weekend you had! Any weekend at the LYS is always a good thing.

This does sound like a very fine weekend. I love the pictures! Thinking of you and Moxie. Have a good week, a short week!

That sounded like a great weekend! Our toes match.

I'm glad you had a bit of rain along with all the other wonderful things. I love the Epiphyllum and that cool plant house!

Sounds like a wonderfully balanced and relaxed weekend. :)

Sounds like an enjoyable weekend all around. :)

Pink cheeks and red toenail polish - that's GOT to mean summer's almost here! :) Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

The little hideaway cottage was a nice break from the sun. It was a lovely day (as was Saturday, despite the rain!). Sending good wishes to the entire Smith household.

That is such a lovely weekend! Flexible, fun, social, good eating.

Pink on the cheeks - oh summer you really do exist! We had a little taste :-)
Sounds like a great weekend and a LYS...we need one! ;-)

That sounds like a full and fun weekend! What did you read for your Book Club? Mine is reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tart and I am really enjoying it!

your weekend was a busy full one! Sending love to Moxie who I think about often :)

That's a lot of yarn shopping! Sounds like a wonderful weekend was had by all. I love that trellis shade thing at the gardens. When we sell our lake house and start looking up here, the yard is going to HAVE to have room for one of those. Or a pool. A pool would be nice. :D

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