weekend recap, june 3

1. Final Friday Carpool | 2. Lunch with Callum | 3. Friday night Mexican | 4. Ice cream | 5. Political Breakfast | 6. Hitting Lesson | 7. Ceremonial Bonfire | 8. Math Exam Prep | 9. Two silly dogs | 10. Roasted Beets | 11. Gift from a friend | 12. Beet Dip | 13. Garden Party attire | 14. Darts | 15. Garden Party Talk | 16. Limencello | 17. Another view of our home | 18. Sweet shed | 19. My shadow | 20. Sunday morning easy | 21. Neel's happy place (new local nursery) 22. Political party (get it? a little pun there!) | 23. Dinner al fresco | 24. Violet wants a doughnut

1. Final Friday Carpool | 2. Lunch with Callum | 3. Friday night Mexican | 4. Ice cream | 5. Political Breakfast | 6. Hitting Lesson | 7. Ceremonial Bonfire | 8. Math Exam Prep | 9. Two silly dogs | 10. Roasted Beets | 11. Gift from a friend | 12. Beet Dip | 13. Garden Party attire | 14. Darts | 15. Garden Party Talk | 16. Limencello | 17. Another view of our home | 18. Sweet shed | 19. My shadow | 20. Sunday morning easy | 21. Neel's happy place (new local nursery) 22. Political party (get it? a little pun there!) | 23. Dinner al fresco | 24. Violet wants a doughnut

Way, way too busy this weekend. I feel like we're hanging on by fingertips to make it through the next three days. Math Monday, Science on Tuesday and Latin last. Two down last week. I really think Friday was our easiest day of the weekend. Seriously! Because Callum's in exams, he's done by 11 (or so) each day, so we ran some errands, had some lunch and waited for Neel to get home.

We rarely cook on Fridays, but we don't usually go out either. Take out for tired people. This Friday we opted for Mexican at one of our favorite local joints (honestly how can places these days not have websites?). It's a great restaurant, and Neel had an awesome fish burrito (Callum had a ginormous mound of steak nachos), but Neel and I definitely felt our age as all these families brought in their tiny babies and mixed their formula and let them crawl around the concrete floor of what is essentially a bar.

Started Sunday at a political breakfast (I don't recommend the actual breakfast at this meeting, but the speeches were nice! Those three men are our State Senator and friend Ralph Northam, our local sheriff and a retired local police officer. ) and went straight to a hitting lesson. Hot in the gym but a bit of a breakthrough. That afternoon Neel lit a ceremonial bonfire and Cal burned his social studies and English papers. Sniff. Those were two really good classes this year and it was hard to say goodbye.

We had a bit of a garden party in our neighborhood this weekend, surprisingly easy to pull together. Neel talked about how everyone hangs out in the front yard works so hard on their back yards, so we concocted a backyard cocktail crawl. Five yards, a different app and cocktail at each yard, a huge success! I haven't looked at my pictures of the evening yet, but I'll be (hopefully) blogging about it later this week. I don't think we stumbled into bed until nearly 1AM, so you know we had a good time. Of course, I'm paying for it today.

Yawn.

We kept up the momentum on Sunday. Studying for math (not me, thank God!), typical late-weekend errands, ANOTHER political event (Go Vote!) and dinner al fresco. And doughnuts on the grill? We'll be doing that again, for sure.

So... how are you guys? What ho the weekend? What ho the week? Please, please tell me you're not taking an algebra exam this morning! I don't think I could handle it if there were more of you.