This Memorial Day was spent at the beach. Now, before visions of slow starting mornings, lounging at the beach or pool and generally relaxing come to mind, I must correct those misconceptions. This holiday was spent working, working, working!!
We tackled the chore of painting the entire fence around the pool and covering the pool deck with a special coating to prevent splintering and weathering for 15 years. It better work, I can't see me agreeing to do it again for another 15 years. It was quite a job. It took us most of the weekend and all of Monday to get the painting done. But, it really does look nice!
We had a couple of great helpers in Daniel and Cat.
This was Cat's second visit with us, after working so hard, I hope she'll come back! She and Daniel painted on the fence just as much as John and I did. So much so, we gave them the minivan and our credit card to go on a date.
While we did work, we also got to play a bit. Anna, Jamie, Layne, John and Sharon joined us on Saturday and Sunday.
We enjoyed the beach together.
|Sharon didn't come until the evening, forcing John to pretend she was with him.|
On Saturday evening, everyone showed their love for me. I love to play games, so they humored me and we played "Family Feud". It was girls against guys. We both won 1 round. It was a lot of fun for me, and I think even my "game haters"(you know who you are) enjoyed themselves.
Sunday night we went to our first Holden Beach summer concert. The town has a band playing at the pavilion every Sunday night.
Despite my aching fingers and shoulders, I really enjoyed this working Memorial Day! There was enough fun woven among the working to make it fun. That's the way things should always be. A little work…a little play.