Memorial Day weekend is good for the soul. It's the motivation I need to push forward and end the school year strong so that I can experience many more sunny, summer days to come. I didn't think I had much going on these past few days, but it ended up being a busy weekend!
S A T U R D A Y
Walker and my dad left for a flyfishing/camping trip on Friday afternoon, so I had the apartment ALL to myself for about 48 hours. As much as I miss him when he's gone, I try to embrace those moments of solitude. Plus, I had a huge project proposal due, so there were no distractions as I was trying to finish that up.
Anyway, the JCC (my gym) was closed the whole weekend due to a Jewish holiday, so I ended up at a different fitness center nearby with a coworker who had invited me to take a Zumba class with her. It was crazy high-energy, and the clientele seemed really engaged and fun (I think that's what happens when you have to pay per class...you're invested) but it was just sliiiiightly too raunchy for my taste. And honestly, when I'm getting a free membership where I teach, why would I pay per class elsewhere?
Afterwards, I met my mom and sister Kelley for a movie. It was so beautiful outside that we almost couldn't bear the thought of sitting inside a dark theater, but we wanted to see The Age of Adeline, so we decided to go for it. I really enjoyed the movie, aside from the part where the Cavalier died -- that had all of us in tears for a few minutes.
S U N D A Y
Our couple friends invited us to spend the afternoon with them, which was so much fun! My coworker and I conspired awhile ago to make our husbands friends, and so far (fingers crossed!) it seems to have worked. She and I spent a few hours lounging by the pool in the glorious sun, while the guys played frisbee golf at a nearby course. It felt wonderful to get some Vitamin D.
We booked it from there back to our apartment to get ready to see The Lion King in Philadelphia. After a quick dinner at Zinburger, we were in the car going over the bridge.
The show was phenomenal and I highly recommend it to anyone, especially if you like theatre. In case you haven't seen the "commercial", watch it below:
M O N D A Y
Walker had to work a few hours in the morning, but when he got home we ventured out to a nearby small town to have lunch in a sweet cafe and walk around a little. We also stopped by a local nursery and got flowers for our window boxes.
Later in the afternoon, we went strawberry picking at the farm by my parents' house and came home with quite a haul. There's nothing like a warm, sun-ripened strawberry fresh from the field.
All in all, it was a fabulous Memorial Day. Time to persevere and enjoy the last 19 days of school til summer!