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Love Weekends: Almost Birthday

Tilling the gardenMy birthday actually falls on a Tuesday this year which isn’t the best for celebrating. I also have a big presentation that day for instructors and a VIP dean at my school. So this weekend was more of a celebration than I am planning for my actual birthday.

Tomato sproutsI had off work on Friday, so George and I started my garden. I was so thankful that he was there to help. Tilling is hard work!

Baseball GameOn Friday night we went to see the local minor league baseball team, the Mudcats play with friends. Their mascot is a catfish. So southern. Tickets are only $5 and they even have gluten-free beer. It’s a good time.

photoSaturday we headed way out into the country to a pow-wow. The dancing was rained out, but most of the vendors were still there. I scored some insanely beautiful jewelry. George even bought me this gorgeous ring for my birthday present. It’s so lovely. Pretty sure it’s going to be an heirloom piece.

For Easter Sunday we visited my parents and my mom stuffed us with all kinds of delicious food. I must admit that I’ve been feeling a little down and stressed out lately, but this weekend had a way of bringing me back out of it. I have so many people who love me and I will soon see another birthday and another year of life.

love and almost birthdays,
melanie

Happy Spring!

Last night George and I painted eggs. We didn’t feel like spending money on dye, so we painted them with some cheap, non-toxic watercolors we had around the house. George did an amazing job, of course. He painted our faces on the eggs!

Supplies:

  • Paintbrushes
  • Watercolor paints
  • Water
  • Hard-boiled eggs

I kept my eggs more abstract since realism isn’t my talent.

I don’t condone eating the eggs after painting, since the watercolors aren’t technically edible, but it was nice to do something other than just sticking the eggs in some dye.

Hope you all have a relaxing holiday,
love,
melanie