I'm on vacation. I'm off from work today through Thursday. My parents are out of town, so I am helping my siblings with shifts of dog sitting (Minnie) as well as taking care of my grandparents. I'm typing this at my parents' dining table and will likely stay here during the day for about four days and two overnights. So far today, I've been productive with chores. I drove to the grocery store, Target, liquor store, Goodwill donation drop off, hair salon and Hallmark for errands. I also shopped at my favorite store, HomeGoods for a birthday gift and for fun too. I picked up a new laundry bag and a package of cranberry pistachio biscotti. I spontaneously carried out lunch, a delicious pulled pork sandwich from Mission BBQ, which is in the same shopping center as HomeGoods. I did my laundry and even put it away at my place. With the exception of dropping three items off at my dry cleaner/tailor on a weekday, it's nice to have all my errands done during the first half of my first day of vacation. Now the fun can begin, right?
From my childhood home, I walked 2 1/2 blocks up and 2 1/2 over in the sunshine to Friendly's. I walked home and savored my double thick milkshake made with forbidden chocolate on a bench swing in the backyard. It was delicious, really decadent. The family dog loves hanging out outside.
I wish you a wonderful week!
I'm off to take the dog on a pre-dinner walk. Maybe burgers cooked on the grill for dinner!