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Sunday
May272012

Weekend snapshots

I took a nap under this tree on Saturday afternoon, my sweet puppy curled up next to me.  It was seventy five degrees and sunny.  Bliss. 

Earlier in the day my husband and I went to the Farmer's market.  I keep thinking about joining a CSA for my produce, but the idea that keeps stopping me is that I really love the experience of going to the market and wandering about.  I wouldn't want to miss out on that.

We still needed to finish up the other shopping at a regular grocery store, but it was a more enjoyable task than usual since Derek was with me.

There was a car show too.  This isn't really my kind of thing, but Derek really loved it.  And I love Derek, so there we were.

I had to admit that this car looked like something special.  Then I found out why.  This is what a million dollar car looks like.

Today we drove to the Tahoma National cemetery to leave some flowers on Grandpa's grave.  It was a beautiful sight, American flags everywhere.  No, it's not perfect, but I love this country.

And now it's Sunday night, but the weekend continues another day! : ) 

 

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Reader Comments (7)

The sun felt so good on Saturday!
Tahoma Cemetery is not far from me - 10 minutes or so.
Your visiting your grandpa's grave is so honorable - the true reason for this weekend.

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

Blessings on your grandfather's spirit. I think its lovely to feel patriotism, I adore my own country, I'm so proud to be a Kiwi, despite all our terrible faults. There is so much I'd change about NZ if only I could - but that doesn't stop me loving it or feeling dreadfully sad when I'm away from it.

Market-wandering is wonderful, I understand why you wouldn't want to give that up :-)

I don't get it about cars. Why spend a million dollars on one? Weird.

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Thanks Dawn for paying tribute to Derek's grandfather with the flowers. It looks like another nice weekend in Seattle.
Love
Rick

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick

WHO WOULD SPEND THAT KIND OF MONEY ON SOMETHING SO INSIGNIFICANT? Holy cats. We could live in humble and comfortable retirement for forty years on that kind of money. You could send hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of kids to college. I am reeling at the thought.

I love the pictures. The thought of your nap. The beauty of the cemetery and the sacrifice. It was a lovely post. Farmer's market - YAY!!

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristenD

And I have to add - that comment? Written by a dyed in the wool conservative. I do not believe that governments should decide how to spend other people's money. But I DO believe that people should be ashamed of themselves, throwing dollars at things that don't matter when there are so many people around who could, with the right kind of lift, change lives from something desperate and half-blind to something strong and glorious. People with resources - bless their hearts. I hope they all think hard, feel hard, educate themselves every day.

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristenD

If I had a market that beautiful near my house I don't think I would subscribe to a CSA either. Here it is big box, a very limited weekly market or CSA, so I choose CSA... and my backyard garden. The nice thing about our CSA is that the produce is on tables, like a mini-market, with antique scales, baskets and checked cloths and we pack our bags according to the signs, like weekly shopping with a pre-made list and no bill. :-) The kiddo went with her grandma to buy flowers, plant them at grandpa's grave and have dinner together. It's been their Memorial weekend tradition since she was three years old.

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Thank you everyone, for taking the time to leave a comment. : ) I love to read them. Yes, the car is crazy expensive. That particular car though, is not owned by anyone except the factory. I think it's more like a museum piece....that drives really fast! ; )

May 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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