Retirement is a week filled with Saturdays and Sundays interrupted only occasionally by a holiday.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend Fun

Although the Labor Day weekend began with the traumatic theft of Rick's beloved watch on Friday, the weekend itself turned out to be quite happy.

Saturday we basically took it easy but Sunday turned out to be a blast! We went to our friends' home for a family and friends BBQ. Joey's grandparents (now to be known as Grandpa B and Grandma J) hosted the party for their 4 children and respective spouses along with 2-year-old Joey and 2-week-old Kaitlyn. In addition, Grandma J's two sisters were there as well as another couple who have been longtime friends. The food was wonderful (steaks and ahi tuna, assorted salads, corn on the cob, desserts) and Joey kept us entertained with the little plastic rolling golf cart with clubs and golfballs that Rick and I bought him. Poor Kaitlyn...she got passed around from female arms to female arms although I have to give us all credit for our restraint and cooperation. We managed to remain civilized and shared the joy of holding the little angel.

Yesterday, Rick went to the YMCA for a workout while I went to the market to pick up dinner items. Then I suddenly had the urge to visit one of the nearby furniture stores looking for the elusive loveseat for the den/computer room. So, how long have I been looking for a loveseat? I admit it...years and years. And what happened yesterday? I sat in four loveseats (this one's too soft, this one's too deep) when suddenly I got to the fifth one, sat down and shrieked "this one's just right!" Yes, ladies and gentlemen...I did my very own version of "Goldilocks and the Five Loveseats." Out came the credit card and, before I knew it, I was scheduling delivery for this coming Thursday. Yes...I promise to post photos once it's here and in place.

So what am I doing this morning? I've truthfully been using our den as a storage/junk room (along with the computer and TV) and so I've been moving boxes and "stuff" into the garage and other parts of the house. Then it's off to lunch with my retired friend Sherry. I am so excited. Soon I will have my own little retreat where I can relax and get started on the piles and piles of books I have waiting for me. Ahhh...


Renee said...

Congrats on finally finding the perfect love seat! Finding the right furniture can be so difficult...that's why our house is such a "missh-mash" can't find the right one. LOL

You've inspired me to recap our weekend.

Linda said...

I can just hear you shrieking in delight at finally finding the right loveseat!

I would so love to get some new living room furniture but alas, it's not in the budget constraints right now so I'm going to have to make do with what I have. Sigh ... I'm going to be so jealous when I see your pictures!!

Ralph said...

Why labor on Labor Day??

Susie said...

Glad you found the perfect love seat!
It will be fun to create that special little retreat..

Patti said...

OOh, that retreat sounds nice ~ please scratch that idea I just had for your blog title: "Book Worm No More."

Sure doesn't fit!

Lynne said...

Joan - come over to my blog. You just won a book - perfect for sitting on your new love seat and reading! E-mail me your address so I can get it into the mail for you.