Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Staycation

I'm back!

Did ya miss me?



You didn't even know I was gone, did ya!?


I took a glorious 5 days off from work and stayed home, soaking in the sunshine on a lounge chair out on our terrace.

The first two days I had MiniWarrior so I set up his pup tent and dragged out the patio furniture and fire pit. We spent the evenings roasting marshmallows over the fire and grilling brats.

Saturday MiniWarrior was back at his Dads so Lord V and I headed out to Hawthorne...a subburb of Portland that is very "kitchy".

Lotsa Vintage shops and hippy sort of shops and (our favorite) Powells bookstore!

We wandered for a few hours strolling the streets and darting into little shops to buy stuff.

I got a Chinese Rat medal for Guido's collar--and a pirate Hello Kitty medallion...he escaped out of the house again and had lost his other collar--again. (grr...)

We ate lunch at a cool little Restaurant called the "Bread and Ink". I had a scrumtious Shrimp sandwich on a grilled roll. Mmmm mmmmm GOOD!

We stepped into a kids toy shop after lunch to pick something up for MiniWarrior...and they had...HELLO KITTY!

That's where I got the pirate HK medallion for Guido and a Hello Kitty bag and another HK medallion for me :D *yay*!

*blows a smooch to Lord V for spoilin' me*

I brought Chanda along and took some pictures of Hawthorne street.

You can see a few of them on my CitySketch site...I'll post others on a later date.

Lessee...what else...

Oh yes!

I spent a couple of days ripping out some overgrown half dead landscaping in our backyard and went with Lord V on Memorial day to a HUGE nursery to pick out some new plants/flowers.

I spent yesterday planting them and getting sunburned.

*pulls back my sleeve and shows you my sunburned arms*

Totally worth it. It looks fabulous! (say so myself)


I shall take a picture of it when I get home tonight and post it for you to Oooh and Ahhh over!


**update** You can see the garden pictures HERE!**

So. Lay it on me.

How was all of your Memorial Days?


Peaceful said...

I lay in the sun & washed & waxed my car...
Perhaps we got a few drops in our virtual 'can' eh?
I think I need to ride my Honda to get some more in it- but I havent gotten on it this year yet-dunno why :(
Beautiful photos btw.. :)

Haphazardkat said...

Jadey: Yeah...I believe my can was (half)filled again! :D It.was.wonderful and relaxing and....*sigh* I need a whole life time of that to completely FILL my can!!!!
Go forth, my Chickie, and RIDE!!

Cindy said...

Hi Kat,
It sounds like you had a wonderful staycation. I will go and look at the pics after I've commented here.
Thank you for your comments on the pics. :) The original of the pic hangs on the wall in my hallway and it's the first thing you see as you walk into my kitchen/living area. It is actually a sepia coloured drawing that a random artist in Stanley Park did on a Hot and sticky summer day in 1987I think we paid him 40 or 50 dollars...It blows my mind that that pic is 22 years old...wow.

Cindy said...

Oh! btw I added a few more pics if you would like to see.

R U Serious?? said...

Yeah!! Of course I missed you!! I even posted about a 17 year-old cat who thinks she is a crossing guard!! You'll have to scroll down but don't miss anything!!

Sounds like a productive and fun 5 days!!! Great pics!!!!

Hope you have a Wonderful weekend!!!!!