I can’t believe today is the last day of September. For some reason, Fall has never been a favorite season of mine. Too much change I think, and this fall hasn’t short-changed me on change. I found out Thursday evening that I was being let go, for financial reasons, from my biggest freelance job. Oh the joys of non profits. So, this weekend after re examining our budget and deciding next step, I decided to let go of any bitterness and anger and relax. This too shall pass.
Friday I introduced Ryan to our town’s annual community agriculture fair.
Have no idea was an agriculture fair is?
First, turn back the clock about 40 years. Upon entering the fair grounds you are immediately transported back to a simple time. A time when sharing a milkshake and funnel cake while perusing the county’s largest squash and top of the line Lego constructions by our town’s finest first graders meant date night. Your romantic evening would be followed by checking out the best in show in goats and popping in on the pig auction. Once you decide you don’t have 1k to spend on a hog you go over to watch youngsters run around in mud trying to catch a greased pig while the crowd goes wild. Your highly anticipated Friday night concludes with watching some burly men race around on horses competing to lasso angry-looking cows while you chow down on the most greasy hamburger and fries you’ll ever know.
Ryan had no clue what he was getting himself into so it was fun to see him taking it all in. They have THE best chocolate milkshakes but the line was about 45 minutes long, so after we checked out some cute goats, climbed on tractors, and developed some serious allergies we decided to call it a night. We firmly decided we don’t need to attend the fair again until we have kids some day.
On Saturday I visited one of my best friends, Jeanette, in Philly. We met back in college and have remained close friends. She is my “girl soul mate” and I can’t imagine life with out her.
I kind of took a technology and media break this weekend, so I don’t have many photos of our fun times. Coincidentally my bff Kay Marie lives right down the street from Jeanette so we were able to fit in some quality girl time. In a nut shell we did a lot of boy talk, drank, played board games, and ate a lot. Some things never change.
On Sunday, I took a nice long nap when I got home. (I guess some things DO change because my 25 year old wouldn’t need a nap after a girl night but my 30 year old self could barely make the drive home). I was also reminded that I have the best husband because I came home to a super clean and organized home complete with the front stoop decorated with pumpkins and mums. Swoon! We ended the weekend with a long walk and eating enchiladas while watching ABC’s premier night.
How did you spend your last September weekend?