Monday, July 4, 2011

The Weekend Wrap-up



Ok, so technically, the weekend ended last night … but with today being a holiday, we all know that means that the weekend is really ending tonight … thus, the weekend wrap-up tonight.


It’s been a long time since we’ve had a weekend as laid back as this weekend.  The most work we did this weekend was to mow the lawn Saturday morning before it got hot.  I didn’t even have to cook this weekend, other than homegrown corn on the cob to go with the steaks that DH grilled for dinner tonight and some sauteed zucchini to go with the baby back ribs DH grilled for dinner Saturday (we had leftovers for Sunday evening, too).


We “almost” had free fireworks Saturday and Sunday evening … we could see a little bit of some, just barely over the tops of the houses to the south of us.  We watched for a while Saturday evening, but our golden retriever was just too stressed so we went back inside. 


I also took advantage of the slow weekend to get a good bit of quilting done.   


Most everyone plans busy holiday weekends, but it was nice to have a quiet, restful weekend with a busy week/weekend coming up. 


I received this in an email from a friend; I think that there’s a life lesson in here for all of us:

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood,

The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.

"That laundry is not very clean", she said.  "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: "Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this."

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life … what we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.


“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3-4



  1. I saw that "laundry" story before; great reminder with the speck in their eyes versus the plank in our eyes (I have lots of planks in my eyes I fear :)

    Sounds like a great weekend! I like restful weekends like this; very refreshing and relaxing and restful!

    the grilling sounded delicious too! We gave our BBQ to son before we moved and its not in our budget quite yet to get a new one, every once in awhile I do miss those veggies cooked on a grill, they come out so delicious!

    Koda freaked out about the fireworks too. We kinda of thought we would stay at home since it was our first year here and didn't know how loud it could be. It was loud; glad we stayed home!

    have a good week ahead!


  2. Hurray for quilting! I love the feeling after you spend the weekend doing things you love! :D And, I love that story. So perfect and very true!

  3. Glad you had a nice weekend. That was a great story, thank you for sharing it.

  4. Glad you had a nice weekend. That was a great story, thank you for sharing it.


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