Weekending Makes Me Happy

I don’t have much to report today.We just spent a relaxing weekend with our out-of-town guests.

We made it to the farmers market on Saturday morning. I was surprised there wasn’t more produce, but there were lots of flowers. I heard strawberries will be available next weekend.

We also made it to the student union on campus. It’s such a great outdoor patio on the lake to people-watch and have beverages.

We spent a lot of time hanging out on our backyard patio.

We were surrounded by the next round of flowers in bloom for the season. Our rose bush exploded with flowers over the weekend.

Our peonies burst open too.

We planted new peonies a couple years ago, but it has taken awhile for them to get used to their new environment. This is the first year they have bloomed, and it’s so nice to know we have these lovely pastel pink peonies.

I found this cool caterpillar hiding out in the grass!

We always have a great time hanging out with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. (They are the family we visit when we travel to NYC.)

I have at least three patchwork projects going on my sewing table, so I hope to be back in a day or two with some productive results to share. Hope you enjoyed your weekending too!

Team Building

Earlier this week, my boss sent an invitation to my team at work for a “team building” meeting on Friday afternoon. My first thought was dread! I hate team building activities. I looked closer at the invitation, and noticed that the meeting was to be held at the Memorial Union , which is an outdoor terrace on one of the lakes. It’s really a great setting for hanging out and people watching. That meant we were going to leave the office early and sit at the student union to have a few “beverages.”

Dan's sailboat Catrina

After a couple hours of chillaxing, our festivities seemed to be winding down and everyone was thinking about heading home for the evening. One of my coworkers suggested we go sailing on his sailboat. Hmm, sure, why not!

sunset sail

It turned out to be a beautiful evening to be on the water.

sunset over Lake MendotaI guess our team building meeting was worthwhile after all.