Today is my son’s 11th birthday. I can’t believe it. I called him an eleventeen this morning and he said that was corny. Haha.
We did the scavenger hunt this morning. I was really thinking that they would out grow it but it seems that they still love it, so we’ll keep it for a while.🙂
Tonight we are having Me ma, Pe pa, Sister and niece over for a little cook out outside on the deck. My husband is comfortable with it and I am so excited. I just can’t wait to see other people and be able to have a conversation in person. We haven’t seen anyone really in 13 weeks. Except in passing. One of our family friends has brought us ribs whenever he smokes them and leaves them on our deck. At the beginning of all this, he bought a smoker to experiment with and we get the leftovers since we can’t be together. They are so good. My husband even pulled our smoker out of the garage so we can start again. I want to try to smoke some salmon. Oh, I am so hungry right now.
Tonight we are grilling some thick (about 1.5-2 inch thick) rib eyes, a halibut steak, lobster tails and then if anyone wants a burger or hot dogs, I have those too. Then we have mac salad, potato salad, corn, kale and cabbage slaw, and then I am going to fry steak fries and plantains. I have a chocolate Ice cream cake for dessert.
I don’t think I can express how happy I feel today. I feel like in Frozen when Elsa opens the gates and Anna is running around singing. Of course we will keep distance. I have disposable everything and we will try to minimize contact as much as possible. All the people coming have been in staying home. Hopefully, everything will be great and we can start having my sister over a little more often. I just miss everyone. I know everyone else does too. It would just be so nice to have a couple people we can see.
So far our summer vacation is on in August. We rented a house in the Poconos. I am really looking forward to that. I am also looking for a house to rent in Cape Cod for a long weekend in September. I love September in Cape Cod. I haven’t been there any other time but I don’t think I have to. We’ll see about that though.
Tomorrow is my deep clean Saturday. And Sunday so far nothing. I think we’ll probably keep it as nothing for now. I did buy passes to the Museum and Nature center last week so maybe if it’s nice we’ll go out for a hike. We’ll see.
What about you? What are your weekend plans? Have you been around other people since the shut down?