They may call it Labor Day Weekend, but it was more like a Labor-less Day Weekend on Easy Street.
We tailgated and watched the U team win on Saturday. The tailgate menu: pulled pork sandwiches, chips and salsa, veggie and fruit plates, and pretzel M&M's. We didn't need the grill which made it even better.
Since it was mid 80's, even the temperatures weren't too bad. Some of us could have used a bit more sunscreen. OK. So I'm the only one who used enough sunscreen. K and L now sport interesting tan lines, thanks to the face tattoos. *sigh*
Both girls got up early on Sunday morning to make the mints for the wedding reception. Four hours later, we had about 800+ mints. You are supposed to make two mints per person, but K loves them so much she decided on four mints per person. L and I were fairly wiped out, but they are done!
We made pink (of course), cream, and green. Some were flavored with peppermint extract, while the rest are almond flavored. One more thing to check off the to-do list.
On Monday, the Mr. and I got up early and left for his hometown Fun Run. The wind was blowing about 60 mph. (That is a bit of an exaggeration, but it was windy!) The course is flat and just an out-and-back run. The trouble is I had to run straight into that headwind for the first mile.
Thankfully, that same wind pushed me back to the finish line. My time was a bit better than the last time I ran this race, but it was still S-L-O-W!! In spite of that, I took 2nd in my age group. Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing you are. There had to be only two of us in my age group! Proudest moment: I beat all the walkers and a few other runners! Ta-da!!
We hurried back to Tiny Town and had missed the frog races. Darn it! We did have a chance to see a lot of former students and then watched the traditional parade.
Sometimes we need weekends like these: fun, family, and hometowns. Throw in the nice weather, and it doesn't get much better!