Monday, May 28, 2007

Not your ordinary Monday.

I did something today that I haven't done in ages. I slept until almost 10am. Saturday night was not a good sleeping night for me and last night we stayed up til after midnight so I am glad I was able to catch up a little bit anyway. The birds are chirping and the sun is shining, it's a little chilly in here still but should warm up nicely.
Sometime around 1am I woke up to what sounded like a waterfall. It was pouring rain outside and I mean gully washer pouring, and I could hear thunder off in the distance. It wasn't long before the storm was right on top of us. A couple of good cracks of thunder and some very vivid lightening and it was over. I am glad the storm held off until after we were all back at home and not during the Fireworks show that went on a couple hours earlier.

Speaking of which, what a fantastic show. One of the best ever! We were all sitting around my mom and dad's house playing cards and the first explosion went off. The radio had said they would start around 9:15 and it was only 8:45. Eric, Jessie, Sara and Brad all took off running down the block to the park and my dad and Uncle Albert grabbed some chairs and headed for the corner. We could see the fireworks pretty well from the corner and except for the really low ones that didn't make it above the tree line, we had a pretty good seat.

Afterwards, we went back to our card game since traffic was going to be crazy anyway and there would be no getting out of there any time soon. We cracked open the strawberries and finished off the strawberry shortcakes Sara had made for dessert. Good job, kid. The only leftovers from dinner were a few hot dogs and some pasta salad which Eric and my brother Henry managed to finish off before we left.

I'm going to make another cup of coffee and flip through a magazine.

Happy Monday everyone.


ChicagoLady said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the fireworks! It's been a very quiet weekend here, not doing much of anything except sleeping, reading, and watching some movies.

Kerry said...

ohhhhhh Fireworks and playing cards waiting for them and then the traffic to clear sounds like such fun! I think I need to do a round of that this summer!

Lainie said...

LOL Yeah we are a rowdy bunch that's for sure!