A perfect day for family time

Today has been phenomenal. It was very nearly the perfect weekend day!

The day started out with hot bacon and eggs by the Moe, after which we all did a quickie clean up in anticipation of my mom’s inaugural visit to the house. We had simply the best time with Mom. She brought a gorgeous lamp for the living room as our housewarming gift and a portable basketball hoop for a belated birthday present for Christopher. Moe set to work putting it together while we puttered around in the yard, relocating some of the grass seed that got washed out of the bare spots. Later, Mom and I took the dog for a walk around the neighborhood to scope out likely houses for her when she moves up here next year. The dog got tired before we did!

After our walk, we helped put the finishing touches on the basketball hoop and we all played horse for nearly two hours. I got too much sun, but it was a fabulous day. Shoot, if I keep this up, I might even lose weight.

It doesn’t sound like much when you write it all down, but the weather is so perfect and the family time so congenial that it is hard to describe. I am incredibly happy to be living here in a place where the breeze blows so sweetly and the children volunteer to play outside because it is safe for them to do so. I am so lucky.

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