LIVIN FOR THE WEEKEND

A long time ago I discovered something about my family. Harley, Leo, DH and I are pretty easy going creatures. We don’t ask for much and we appreciate almost everything. So on Thursday when I found out the temperature for both Saturday and Sunday would be mild, dry, PLUS sunshine – I was beside myself with happiness. I now had a purpose, I was “livin for the weekend!”

With the possibility of cold temperatures returning by Monday, and a threat of snow for Tuesday, we tried to squeeze all we could out of two days. and I think we nailed it!

Our Saturday morning walk was incredible. The temperature was higher than usual, allowing me the freedom to dress “down” from the multiple layers I’d been wearing. Just one coat – no sweater / light cap – no hood, no skull cap / bare hands – no gloves / shoes – no boots. I was dressed and ready to go before you could spell D.O.O.D.L.E.

As we turned the corner heading home, we bumped into our next door neighbor. She too planned on savoring ALL of her weekend and was just starting her morning stroll. To our surprise Harley wanted to join her, so I let him.

Leo’s mind was dead set on breakfast – he definitely wasn’t interested, so he and I continued home.

I laughed a little when I saw Brigette and Harley returning. They both had a serious pep in their step as they strutted towards the house…

I believe my neighbor has found her new walking buddy

I believe my neighbor has found her new walking buddy

A few hours later, we hit the streets. I had a couple of errands to run and then I surprised my son with an impromptu visit. He is by far, Harley & Leo’s favorite human to play with…

Like three big kids!

Like three big kids!

By mid afternoon, the sun’s rays felt magnificent – oh how I’ve missed feeling that bright light warming my face. Apparently so did Harley because while DH completed a few outside chores, Harley chose to sunbathe in front of all the neighbors …

Have you no shame Harley?

Have you no shame Harley?

They tried to stay out all day – soaking in as much as they could…

They love being outside

They love being outside

Sunday afternoon we headed over to the Super Pet Expo. I’d promised Carol Plescia from Acadia Antlers that we would stop by over the weekend to say hello.

Carol and I met two years ago (at the same Expo) when I hunted her down to purchase a Moose Antler. We’d received one in a gift box and it was such a hit, that I had to get another. We’ve kept in touch and I’ve been so inspired by how she’s fulfilling her dream…

Always good to spend time with friends

Always good to spend time with friends

While we were there Harley selected an Antler to donate to Military War Dogs while I wrote them a “thank you” note for their service to our Country…

Thank you Military War Dogs

Thank you Military War Dogs

Just as predicted, by late Sunday afternoon the wind started to pick up and with it came a bit of a chill. Leo played ball for a little while fighting desperately to hang onto the weekend…

leoandthegirl

After dinner as the sun began to set, I caught a glimpse of them as I walked down the hall.  There they were, perched at the top of the stairs staring out into space. They both looked as if they were remembering all the fun they’d had over the past two days. As I got closer I do believe I heard one sigh and the other exhale as if they wanted to say – “we’re just living for the weekend!”

It was a great weekend

It was a great weekend

Hope you had a wonderful weekend – let’s all strive to make it a wonderful week too! – thanks for reading…

9 Comments
  • Tiffany
    March 24, 2014

    What a great weekend you guys had. I’ve got to get on your “drive-by” schedule next time 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 24, 2014

      Tiffany, we always come to see you… It was your brothers turn this time 🙂

  • Ann Staub
    March 24, 2014

    Sounds like lots of fun! I am wondering where our warm went today. The weather is still having hot flashes where I live. Those antlers at the Expo look HUGE!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 24, 2014

      Ann it was nice while it lasted, I was layered up this morning once again! Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow, but it sounds like it will only be doing a “drive by” Nothing major! The antlers are huge! And for us, they seem to last almost forever….

  • emma
    March 24, 2014

    Weekends are good, but man are they exhausting and this 5 am wake up on Mondays is real tough! Fun to see Wilson made it to the Expo too 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 24, 2014

      Emma, what on earth are you doing up at 5am? Inquiring Doodle minds want to know….
      Wilson was thrilled to be at the Expo 🙂

  • Caren Gittleman
    March 24, 2014

    looks like a fabulous weekend!! I am marveling at the fact that there is no snow on the ground like there still is here! BOL!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 24, 2014

      Have no fear Dakota – snow is near. They said we will get a dusting tomorrow – nothing major and it should stick – we’ll see. It was nice to have a mini – winter break though… Hope you all get some relief soon.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 27, 2014

      Dakota, we’ve learned to adjust to “snow here – snow gone” type of weather. We’re just living for June!

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