Catching Up, Keeping Up, and Looking Through

It’s Saturday once again, and time when I usually look back at three beautiful things from the past week. However, I’m going to mix it up ever so slightly, and focus instead on just the Labor Day Weekend kick-off picnic sprite organized at Yards Park, because – with fine weather, terrific company, and the blue moon* – it was lovely enough to provide all three beautiful things on its own (and probably even a few more).

1. I am the second person to arrive and find sprite sitting on the edge of the wading pool, reading and cooling off with her feet in the water. After we secure a table for our food, we head back to the water and catch up while we wait for everyone else to get there.

2. We discover that, between the large jumbotron on the outside of the stadium and the crowd noise – occasionally supplemented with our iPhone apps – we can keep up with the Nationals game (a 10-0 rout of the Cardinals) nearly as well as being there. Well, not really, but well enough to keep us happy at any rate.

3. On my way back from the restroom (read port-o-john) area, I notice that it’s possible to walk behind the waterfall at the far end of the pool. The lights of the park looked gorgeous through the wall of water.

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What’s been beautiful in your life this week?

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* I updated yesterday’s post with a couple of blue moon pictures, in case you wish to see how it looked from our picnic venue.

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One thought on “Catching Up, Keeping Up, and Looking Through

  1. Common Loon September 1, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    To honor the Labor Day restriction,

    1. NO EVENTS! All sports practices were cancelled, so we have 4 consecutive days without the stressful coordination (OK, you got this one to that and I’ll get these ones here, so you can get that one…..etc.), frenzied drives, drop-offs, pick-ups, workout snacks, and late dinners. Soooooo nice!
    2. For the kids, the last of the days of staying up late and hanging out in PJ’s until whenever. One of the perks of Summer.
    3. Tomorrow’s barbecue with friends, which culminates in S’more Sunday (new tradition in our house, only in it’s 2nd week). Sunday evenings are dreaded here since they are always followed by Monday mornings. To lighten things up we build a fire in the yard and roast marshmallows, etc. We’ll continue as long as the weather cooperates (who really wants melted marshmallows and chocolate on their mittens?).

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