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.
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?