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Weekend of August 3rd - 5th, 2012 - What are your plans?

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1clamairy
Aug 2, 2012, 5:12pm Top

Starting this early for the folks across the pond and down under.

My sister and her hubby were supposed to come for the weekend but they both have colds so they are staying home. I will be doing laundry, reading, gardening (stuff is getting big enough to eat!) and cleaning. I really know how to whoop it up...

What will you be doing?

2readafew
Aug 2, 2012, 5:26pm Top

More homework. However, I think I might be able to be done early enough that I can actually so something other than homework for a change. Lawn really needs to be mowed, lawn mower needs to be fixed first. Wood rack is almost complete. garage door opener needs installing. Kiln needs to be emptied and reloaded. Wife needs some Quality Time...

3Bookmarque
Aug 2, 2012, 5:51pm Top

Hubby has tomorrow off so we're visiting a spirits distiller (the only one in Massachusetts) and then going to his sister's for dinner. After that I'm not sure. Probably, given the prevailing temps, not much else.

4majkia
Aug 2, 2012, 7:10pm Top

We'll be at early voting on Saturday, 6am to about 4pm. Sunday we rest to do it again on Monday. I doubt I'll have much energy to do more than relax and read on days off.

5GeorgiaDawn
Aug 2, 2012, 9:12pm Top

My mother came home from the rehab unit today so I'll spend the weekend trying to get her settled at home again. I go back to work Monday; I do want to have some fun this weekend since I go back to work Monday. My brother is sitting with my mom Sunday so that I can go snorkeling. Well, he's supposed to sit with my mom. :)

I also have two books I want to finish.

6tardis
Aug 2, 2012, 9:25pm Top

Long weekend! 3 days for everyone else, 16 for me because I'm starting another two weeks of vacation.

Saturday/Sunday/Monday will be occupied in dodging mosquitoes (they're at plague levels), cleaning out the basement so there's a place for Northernstar to stay when she comes for the Folk Festival next weekend, digging the remains of the Nanking cherries out of the back garden and then repairing the gaping holes left behind, and likely other strenuous things.

And reading, of course.

7pollysmith
Aug 2, 2012, 10:03pm Top

I'll be recuperating from my first week at a new job, cleaning the kitchen and bathroom and doing some laundry, then church on Sunday

8Seanie
Aug 2, 2012, 10:17pm Top

Overtime shift @ work tomorrow, then maybe a photoshoot @ The Cat Corner on sunday...

9Choreocrat
Aug 2, 2012, 10:38pm Top

I'm going to the markets tonight, but other than that, I think I'm going to try to take it easy. I do have to finish a presentation for next week and some class preparation as well. And I should clean the house. But that's not going to take the *whole* weekend.

10maggie1944
Aug 2, 2012, 10:38pm Top

I hope as little as I can get away with. Life has been too hectic by far, recently. I need a sit and do nothing (except read) weekend! Sigh

11Busifer
Aug 3, 2012, 2:14am Top

Weekend already?!

Oh well. If weather permits I'm taking to the woods - the blueberries are ripe and I want to stock the freezer. Perhaps I'll find some mushrooms, but that will be a bonus.

Also, there's some more windows to clean... ;-)

12NorthernStar
Aug 3, 2012, 2:37am Top

I'll be working on the house and yard, and getting ready to leave to stay with tardis for the folk music fesitval next week. I divided and repotted some orchids today and picked more saskatoon berries. Need to strip and paint some furniture and closet doors, and will try to get that done before I leave.

13reading_fox
Edited: Aug 3, 2012, 8:49am Top

#3 - what sort of spirits? Sounds fun.

Caving for me. A shortish trip on saturday. Sunday will be gelaning replace withy cleaning all the gear again!

14hobbywow
Aug 3, 2012, 4:29am Top

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15Bookmarque
Aug 3, 2012, 8:04am Top

hey reading_fox - they make a rye whiskey, gin, vodka and rum. Very small batch. Should be interesting.

Caving?! Wow. That sounds fascinating. I've only been in caves as a tourist and I loved it.

16GeorgiaDawn
Aug 3, 2012, 8:08am Top

Caving does sound like fun!

17reading_fox
Aug 3, 2012, 8:56am Top

Hard work/exercise but yes it is fun. My trips tend to be about 5-7 hours, and you can end up with muscles aching that you didn't know existed! But being able to duck under the tourest rope and go on into the bits that 'normal' people aren't allowed to go (or are aware of) is always pleasing. As is knowing that you're one of very few people who ever seen that view (or crawled in that mud).

Depending on where you're based there is probably a local (ish) club who are always looking for new members. They are usually very welcoming to beginners, will have equipment to borrow and provide training/easy trips to get started.

18JPB
Aug 3, 2012, 9:20am Top

My plans are to get over my second cold in one month. I had not had one in well over a year. Now two in one month!

19Sakerfalcon
Aug 3, 2012, 9:51am Top

I should be able to have a lazy morning tomorrow, then am going to a barbecue with my Ramblers' group. We'll camp overnight and come home Sunday. Still trying to rest my leg and not overdo it, which sounds like a good excuse to read!

20clamairy
Aug 3, 2012, 10:02am Top

#18 - You sure its not allergies? Feel better and mend quickly, PeaBee. :o/

21trisweather
Aug 3, 2012, 10:58am Top

Most of the weekend will be spent on two papers that I need to pretty much finish before leaving for Helsinki on friday.
Tomorrow Naja will visit me for a couple of hours. Naja is a girl that I am an adult friend for. She is very sweet. She called me yesterday. She doesn't speak that much Danish and I doesn't speak that much Greenlandic, so it was a funny conversation.
Sunday I am going to a kaffemik, a birthday celebration for min godson

22Meredy
Aug 3, 2012, 3:43pm Top

Cherishing a quiet, still weekend. My favorite kind.

23catzteach
Aug 3, 2012, 9:21pm Top

I will be taking my mom to a local quilt show. I'm thinking Sunday I will rest and read. I just got home from a week of working for the department of education and I need a nice restful day.

24fuzzi
Edited: Aug 4, 2012, 9:52am Top

(6)The mosquitoes are also bad here...they ambush us as soon as we go outside: I've even seen them hovering outside the door, honest!

My house is in need of a thorough cleaning and organization, so after I finish doing the shelter's laundry, and mine, I'll tackle the kitchen. I've already put suds and bleach in the bathtub and cleanser in the toilet (I'm a big fan of soaking!), emptied the bed and bathrooms' waste baskets, cleaned the cat boxes and filled the bird feeders with seed, whew!

But while the washer is in rinse mode and all is quiet, I'm going to visit with y'all, coffee at hand...

Addendum for JPB: feel better, soon.

25jillmwo
Aug 4, 2012, 11:40am Top

Adjourning to Panera for the afternoon while spouse goes and works on a stage set for the production he's helping to direct. I'll be studying/reading while sipping hazelnut coffee.

Maybe I'll even think a bit about re-engineering my life. Routines need to be shattered and new challenges/interests need to be uncovered.

26maggie1944
Aug 4, 2012, 11:55am Top

Add to weekend chores: deal with the accumulated garbage, recycling, and yard waste which piled up while drivers were on strike. Some what unannounced I hear the trucks in the neighborhood early Saturday morning, so, I run out in my bathrobe to pull the bins to the curb. Mine, and my next door neighbors. They have two little kids and they are so busy I am sure they are still asleep. Also, after the recycling guy comes and empties our bins, I'm inside and it occurs to me to call my Niece, who I know is still in bed! She is also a Wednesday pick up house, and so she'll need to get hers to the curb, too.

Sigh. That is what I did rather than go back to bed for extra sleeping.

27Bookmarque
Aug 4, 2012, 5:20pm Top

Here's a shot from yesterday's trip to Ryan and Wood Distillery -

28pollysmith
Aug 4, 2012, 6:49pm Top

yes have those delivered to my place please!

29Busifer
Aug 5, 2012, 4:49am Top

Mmm... mojito material :)

30MrsLee
Aug 5, 2012, 11:46am Top

So THAT's where all the rum went!

31clamairy
Aug 6, 2012, 8:26am Top

The biggest highlight of my weekend by far was getting up at 1:15 this morning to watch the coverage of Curiosity landing on Mars. (I know technically it wasn't the weekend here on the East Coast anymore, but I'm counting it anyway.)

32maggie1944
Aug 6, 2012, 8:28am Top

It was technically the weekend where I was and I heard the cheers on public radio! What an accomplishment!

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