I probably should have planned better, should have had a really great post to celebrate #100. But it crept up on me and I only just noticed that I’d posted #99. (Well, at least I didn’t miss it.)
So I don’t have anything great planned but I’m going to tell you about our “staycation” last week. It was John’s birthday week and the weather couldn’t have been better. We’re saving ourselves for a trip to California this summer, so we took last week off to get some household projects done.
The week started out with our church choir’s performance of John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” on Sunday the 17th. It is an absolutely beautiful choral work, as most, if not all, Rutter pieces are. We’d been working on it since Christmas I think, but it was well worth it. It features adult and children’s choirs, soloists, organ and chamber orchestra. The children were stationed in the balcony, their voices were to be like angels, and angelic and ethereal it was.
John had some yard work planned, including taking out a couple of small trees growing where they shouldn’t have been, plus cleaning up some tree limbs in another bed. I planted 9 daylilies I got from our friend Anne:
Half of them already have flower buds!
We performed a long-overdue procedure on our kitchen floor and it was so successful I think I’ll be able to live with the awful thing for a while longer (good thing, since we’re stuck with it for the foreseeable future.)
John got a new GPS from the kids and I for his birthday and he happily played with his new toy for the rest of the week. We ran around town so that he could put it through its paces. Only one thing about it that he’s not really happy with is the bluetooth feature, his iPhone doesn’t work well with it. If there is a new iPhone on the horizon, perhaps it will work better.
We took one day trip to the National Zoo in Washington DC . I’ll go into more detail about it in another post.
And we ate and ate and ate. John signed up for a bunch of local restaurants’ birthday clubs so we had coupons to use up. We went to our new Mimi’s Cafe twice, once to Lone Star, Coldstone. We went to Chili’s for fajitas on the birthday. Wow do they have great chips. We also went to Cheeburger Cheeburger in celebration of a friend’s birthday. We still have Red Robin and Firebird’s coupons left, but I expect they’ll expire before we can get there. So much for my May weigh-in this coming weekend. 😦