my big fat memorial weekend.

This weekend, in no particular order, I noncommittally plan to do all or none of the following:

1.  Read this book:


Because the Sassy Ladies Book Club is discussing it next week.  And I haven’t read it since I taught it ten years ago.  AND, of course, Harper Lee’s much-anticipated Go Set a Watchman comes out in July.

2. Most likely watch Frodo move from scooting to officially crawling.  (This, otherwise known as Life, As We Know It, Is Officially Over).  

3.  Find a mountain.  Hike said mountain.

4.  Host a neighborhood front-yard BBQ on Memorial Day.

5.  Go swimming with this dude:

IMG_49586.  Walk two blocks up Wesley and three blocks down MacArthur to the Farmer’s Market.  Buy lettuce and Heirloom tomatoes, strawberries and cherries, asparagus (because it makes you a Super Duper Hopper, according to Cancan), broccoli and kale.

7.  See some of My People.

8.  Keep the laptop closed. Ain’t no need for technology this weekend.

9.  Set up my Mother’s Day present:


(And, get proof of my bad sleeping habits. Also automatically become an incredibly fast runner and super stretcher, as evidenced by the woman in the above picture).

10.  Visit the chickens in our neighbors’ backyard, including one Cancan has named “Here Chicky Chicky.”  Actually, I think they’re all named “Here, Chicky Chicky,” but neither party seems to be offended by the lack of originality.

11.  And really, really exciting: Find and install closet organizational systems so we can also officially unpack the rest of our moving boxes.


What about you?  Are you staying close to home or trekking faraway for 3-day weekend adventures?  Also, feel free to leave your best advice for talking the HBH out of seeking closet organizational systems this weekend. 

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6 thoughts on “my big fat memorial weekend.

  1. I am staying HOME this weekend…. Doing three photo shoots, writing a reflection for a friend’s book, looking at houses (buy? keep renting?) and friend and family and pool time. I love this weekend. I really do. Oh, and probably watching Rolling Thunder roll by!

    1. Girl. I love that you’re staying home AND doing three photo shoots AND looking at houses AND…… But sometimes those staycations are the best. xo.

      Cara Meredith

      writer, speaker, musician.


  2. Buy rocks for indoor planter (I know, crazy, but it’s a 1960’s house and I’m just going for it), prepare front yard for patio so I can sip wine and eat chocolate while children play with neighborhood friends (also a great place to ask said neighbor’s parents to join me), celebrate birthday for my hubby, my son and myself. 🙂

    1. Friend, happy late birthday to YOU and to hubby and son ….what a bunch of big fat celebrating you must have done, and I DO hope you did it with wine and chocolate in hand. Cheers! 🙂

      Cara Meredith

      writer, speaker, musician.


  3. Sounds like a great weekend! We’re most of the way through the weekend on this side of the world. So far I’ve managed to sing with a Jazz band, mostly complete a crossword, read a couple of chapters of ‘A Man Called Ove’, have a nap, do two loads of washing, take a walk by the sea, and – today – get myself out of bed, dressed and ready to speak at ‘Women’s Service’ at my friend’s church. We’ll see how the rest of the day pans out…

    1. Sounds like you had a pretty dreamy weekend – singing and reading and walking are some of my favorites!

      Cara Meredith

      writer, speaker, musician.


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