Monday, March 7, 2016

Our Weekend

We had a lovely weekend! Of course, every day is pretty much an extended weekend for us, and will be for another month. I kinda hate the idea of David going back to work; I like having him around. I'm sure it will be nice for him to get out more, but I think he likes being home, too. Thursday was pretty nice, David and the three younger kids painted birdhouses. Mia had become obsessed with painting something, so we picked some up from Joann Fabrics.


Of course I haven't taken a picture of their finished work, haha! I need to put a sealer on them still, so maybe then. 


Friday we wanted to get out of the house, so we headed down to Tillamook, which is always a beautiful drive, more so now that it's been several years since we've had to make the trip every other weekend for taking the oldest two to their dad's! I do wish I could have captured the amazing ocean waves, as the day was rather stormy. It was just beautiful. While we hoped to see Rachel and Alaina for a grandbaby fix, Rachel and her dad were also feeling antsy and had headed down to Corvallis to get out of the house! Kind of funny, guess our strange weather is having that effect all around. Currently we will have a beautiful, sunny day, making us feel like getting outside and doing something, not necessarily productive, but SOMETHING, nonetheless. Then we will have a couple days of wind and rain, but still are left wanting to do something.


We found a place that David has been wanting to go to, that sells some amazing jerky. It was ridiculously inconspicuously located, and the gps "insisted" it was in the wrong building, but find it we did, and the jerky was purchased. We then went to Denny's for lunch. Not our favorite, but not horrible, either. Our own little town has so many great restaurants and cafes now, that we have become rather spoiled by it. After lunch we went to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. We can't remember the last time we were there, but are pretty sure Mia was a baby. Mia LOVED it. She now plans on living in Tillamook and working in the factory when she's grown. We ended the visit with Tillamook ice cream, of course. Mia and I should have shared. We got the same kind, which she declared to be, "Delicious! So Delicious!", then was "full" after about 10 little girl sized licks. Saturday we puttered around the house, then David and I met up with an old friend from high school and his wife. They were on a birthday trip for him, and we got to try out another local hot spot. The food was pretty good, but it was so loud, I don't see us going there again. We're just too old! Sunday we finally went to church again, it was so good to be with our church family. With physical and cardio therapy every day during the week, David is usually too tired to do just about anything on the weekend, so we've just been staying home the last couple months. 


On the project front, I of course started yet another one, because why bother finishing all the millions I've currently got going? No, really, this is a perfect no-brainer for watching tv. Just a seed stitch cowl for...myself! Crazy, right? 

4 comments:

  1. Darling photo of your kids painting birdhouses! I think we're all feeling antsy this time of year. Two of our grandchildren will be spending next week with us, and unfortunately it's going to be a muddy mess outdoors with the snow almost melted. Oh, well, they'll love it! Your day out sound like a fun day with your family and I'm glad your hubby is doing so well.

    No, it's completely sane to start a new project with many others in the works. I'm sure I'll be starting something new at knitting group tonight. Happy knitting!

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    1. I bet you'll have so much fun! I guess just have towels ready, haha! It was really nice to have a fun day, it all felt so very normal again!

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  2. I've enjoyed reading about your family day out - the cheese factory sounds like the sort of place my girls will like too. Have fun with your new project. I am trying very hard to be good and finish my crochet blanket before starting anything new this spring. X

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    1. It's so nice to be able to post about a normal, completely pleasant day! I really look forward to seeing your finished blanket!

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