Monday, March 8, 2010

Here Comes the Sun!

What an absolutely beautiful weekend! It was wonderfully sunny and, considering it was the first week in March, temperatures were relatively warm and mild. It was a perfect weekend for car washing (yet mine is still salt-encrusted), taking a long walk while dodging the last of the piles of snow (didn’t happen…although as I was tired of dodging the piles of laundry, I did manage to wash several loads), and…attending a cookout. Ding, ding, ding! Managed one outta three.

Yes, Vince and I attended a cookout yesterday on the first Sunday in March. Only in Ohio, right?

Our friends from church, Pam and Tom, had a cookout. This gathering was born out of necessity as their freezer suffered temporary insanity and decided to thaw the yummy steaks therein. Not wanting to allow all those steaks to go to waste, they opened their house to a group of hungry folks with a hankerin’ for T-bones. And it was a delightful day chatting with and getting to know some new friends. Plus, it was the perfect weather for holding a cookout. Not a cloud in the sky or a snowflake to be seen. I’m sure Tom appreciated the ‘balmy’ weather as he was the one manning the grill and he wasn’t forced to wear a parka.

Vince and I even stood outside on their deck enjoying the sunshine…until the smoke from the grill drove us back inside. But that’s where the wine was, so it was all good. Someone joked that the smell of all those sizzling steaks would entice the customers away from the restaurant across the street, but we didn’t notice any hungry strangers standing in line in the kitchen holding out plates awaiting thick, juicy steaks!

Impromptu parties are sometimes the best, aren’t they? You don’t have to spend a lot of time worrying about the state of your carpeting – is it pristine enough for guests or will they notice that dirty spot over in the corner? Nor must you worry about whether or not you have the perfect sides to go with your main course. You just invite folks over and they bring stuff. Works out great!

But now the weekend is over and it’s back to work for me. Ah, but we’ve been blessed with yet another sunny and relatively warm day. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get ambitious and wash my salt-encrusted car. Or I could even go for a walk while dodging the last of the piles of snow. All I know is that I should take advantage of the day as this IS Ohio. We could have another snowstorm tomorrow.

Happy Monday, everyone!


  1. Delightful! Hmm, if either of our freezers go out, we can still make a pact to send some to the other packed in dry ice, right? We had our freezer go out when a ground fault was not reset. Unfortunately, we found it after being away for a weekend. Poor garbage men!

  2. Whoops. That last comment was from Mark Ray, 1579 Willow Drive, Marietta, GA 30066......just in case!