The Long Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! For me it’s really just like any other weekend. In fact I’m working all weekend and then some, 7 nights in a row to be exact. The actual holiday is always up for grabs on my unit and I certainly don’t mind the extra pay. Working nights seems pretty strange to most people. I happen to love it. For whatever reason I’m a bundle of energy throughout the day (most days) and I don’t let work stand in my way of enjoying the day with my family.

This weekend has been just Carlos and me since my husband had to work yesterday to make up for the holiday. He is a mason and the school his company is building at the moment seems to be on a serious deadline so he’s been doing a little Saturday overtime here and there. He also does some side work so he’s working today too. We are used to busy working summers which is why we tend to vacation in the winter when my husband is often laid off.

Anyway Carlos and I enjoyed a very tranquil hike yesterday. At the end we made some new friends who were fishing nearby and they graciously let Carlos have a try. He absolutely loved it. Below are a few photos from the day.

The Navigator
Hiking the trails at Mt. Tom in Holyoke, MA
Up we go
View from the tower
Catch of the day
A new friend

The weather here in Western Massachusetts is summer like. I left work this morning and had a fabulous run. My shin is feeling great. I have taken it very slow and was finally ready for a longish run.

Still trying to get my 10K under an hour. Almost there!

This afternoon we are going to a birthday party for one of Carlos’ friends. It’s at a local gymnastics center. Thank goodness my little guy has so much energy.

Hope the weekend is fun, safe and relaxing. I am saying my prayers that all of our military serving both in the U.S. and around the globe are also safe. Many thanks to the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces and also a heartfelt thank you to their families who sacrifice so much so their loved one can protect this nation. Thank you very much.

5 thoughts on “The Long Weekend

  1. Carlos is so cute! I’m glad your shin is doing better. Yay! I’m working this weekend too, but I get holiday pay, so I certainly am not complaining! My husband and I are the same way – we like to vacation in the fall/winter, not the summer! Although I do not think any vacations are on the radar this year! Our “vacation” is every weekend when we go to our house in the mountains … our little slice of heaven as I like to call it!

  2. Wow! Congrats on closing in on your 1 hour 10km mark. It’s impressive! Thanks for your comments on my blog too. I don’t often get to respond, but I always read them. Your pictures have me getting the hiking bug so I think Chris and I will go out this week to check out some of our trails.

  3. Hi Aimee! I’m glad your leg is getting better. My thumb is still swollen and gives me trouble with safety pins and finger nail clippers. It’s hard to be patient, but what else can I do.

    You are a flexible person, with your schedule and the rest of your life. That’s smart and happy.

    Btw, does Carlos know that turtles are more closely related to birds than to lizards? I read that on sciencedaily.com last week. 😀

    🙂 Marion

  4. Aimee…looks like you and Carlos had lots of fun together! 7 nights in a row…wow, my hat is off to you!! I’m glad you still have plenty of energy left for the day.

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