Tuesday, May 31, 2022

It's Tuesday, Right?

Good morning. If you're here looking for the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge there aren't any. Apologies for the late notice, but I'm always a day behind when these long weekends roll around and I need a day or two to get back in gear. The Hodgepodge will resume next Wednesday, June 8. 

Now back to the weekend, and of course I'm going to start by mentioning the weather because it was fabulous. 

Sunny skies, low humidity, and warm temps. We've had a busy few weeks here so we very much enjoyed three solid days at home (in the neighborhood anyway) with lots of relaxing on the porch, a little dock diving-

...a bit of gardening-

A fun barbecue and float party with some neighbors, which included dunking our whole selves in the lake for the first time this season (you only shivered a little with that initial dip, then it was all good)-

A boat ride-

and the first Orange Crush of the season-

Nothing says summer here like a boat ride with friends to the local cabana for an Orange Crush. 

Hubs and I went to see Top Gun Maverick on Sunday afternoon, and we loved it. Sequels are usually a disappointment but this one is so well done. Tom Cruise  is aging very well. Just sayin'. This was our first time in an actual movie theater since pre-Covid days so whoohoo!

On the whole I feel like lake people are patriotic people. Flags fly from decks and docks and the backs of boats and there's a lot of red, white, and blue to be found around town. As the sun set on the weekend I found myself feeling so grateful for the freedoms we enjoy. Grateful for the ones who make it so.  

I know our country isn't perfect, but we are so very lucky to call this place home. 


  1. Sounds like you had a great long weekend. I agree...I love where we live, imperfections and all. No worries on the postponed hodge podge...sometimes we just need a break.

  2. Looks like you had a great time! Also nice to see all those flags; my friends wore a variety of American Flag emblems on their clothes at our party yesterday as well.

  3. Thanks for the update. Looks like you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  4. I agree that we are so blessed to be from this country. Love all your pictures and it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

  5. It sounds like a perfect weekend. The pictures say it all. So glad you got to go to the show. We haven't been yet since the pandemic. See you next week for Hodgepodge.

  6. It sounds like you had a perfect weekend!

  7. Y'all had so much fun!! What a great weekend and whoohoo on getting in the water!! Thanks for the heads-up about no Hodgepodge. I will resurrect an old one, which is usually fun for me to look back! Love & hugs!! (waiting on that baby!!)

  8. We saw Top Gun this weekend too (and I said the same thing about Tom Cruise; especially when you compare him to Val). We thought it was a great sequel.

  9. Sounds like a perfect weekend.

  10. I refuse to see any movies Tom Cruise has any part of...he'll not get any of my money!!! That being said, I absolutely HATE that I won't see the movie, the first one was so fantastic!
    What a wonderful weekend y'all had. I love the picture with the dancing sunlight on the water. :)

  11. Hi Joyce,
    A fun post, thank you. :-)
    I have not had an orange crush, I shall make them this summer.
    And we plan to go see Top Gun next Tuesday, it will be our first movie since the big old lock down!! I almost feel giddy about it. Ha!

  12. Glad you will bring back Hodgepodge next week and are just enjoying some down time after a long weekend. We went out of town over the weekend and my hubs has tested positive for Covid now that we are home. Boo!!

    Love the Top Gun sequel. Really didn't have high hopes for it because most sequels disappoint me. This one did not.