Saturday Morning

With all the sadness in the news this week, I’m focusing on the little moments of beauty and kindness and fun. We’re only a few hours into this long holiday weekend, but we’ve already been busy.

Steve and I went running at the local park at 8:00 am. We needed one good workout before running the 5K race in town on Monday. We run at different paces (I’m faster), so we did our own things. I crashed the Couch-to-5K group for the warm up and pep talk, and then left them to run 3 miles at a 10 minute mile pace. That pace is good enough, so I won’t embarrass myself on Monday and that’s all I care about.

When we came home, we made green smoothies and ate leftover quiche. Jonah walked in the house after crashing at a friend’s house last night. Leaving college with just a few credits to go, he’s planning on finding a full time job and finishing the final credits in the evening — not ideal, but he hated college too much to finish properly. In the meantime, he’s catching up on laundry and applying for jobs. We’ll go drive down to his apartment to pack up the kitchen this weekend. It’s good to have him at home.

We were planning on visiting the naval museums for Fleet Week in New York City, but had to scrap those plans because of rain. Instead, we’ll get a nice Italian dinner in the West Village. I made early reservations; hopefully, the rain will be done by then.

Made a fried ham, leftover salad for lunch.

In the meantime, I’m working on my book shop. Listing, photographing, organizing. And calling contractors, because I’m going to reconfigure the basement, so there’s more room for books.

There’s a lot more going on this weekend — dinner with the extended family, a 5K race, a trip to Jonah’s old apartment, garage clean out, and a barbecue at a friend’s house.

What are your plans this weekend?

Here’s the basement, before the renovation…