It’s late Monday afternoon, Memorial Day weekend. Did I plan on doing anything constructive? When family arrives, it’s hard to plan, but surprisingly, I got a lot done in between the golf and the kayaks, and doing dinner on the grill.
Between my house and my sister’s backyard we had a lot of fun. And I was able to buy all my plants for the garden, including an obscure herb named “Chocolate Mint” which my sister from California uses in her tea in the evenings. Oh! We are becoming very organic. I also bought oregano, rosemary, parsley, thyme, basil of course, and some lemon balm and lavendar for teas and to make the garden smell lovely.
My nephew and his girlfriend and I tried out the local golf course… very tough par 3… built like St. Andrews in Scotland… all rough and tumble with lots of places to lose your ball. It was a total hoot. They let us out on the course just after the members finished their tournament, but a few of those were still lingering on the 4th hole, playing something called “4s and 9s” where they can only use their 4 iron and 9 iron to play the hole. A bit of a challenge. So rather than wait for them to move off the 4th hole, we three just played the second and third holes again. Still lost balls and hit off a few trees, but it was fun.
Kayaking in the bay this morning… not I, but I was the one to drive the two younger adventurers to the water and help them haul the boats. Right now, they’re gone… trying to beat the traffic which is now backed up 18 miles according to the TV…. and I am quietly winding down, trying to get my act together for the week ahead.
I play golf first thing tomorrow morning, then back to the office for some serious blogging on my golfgurls.com site. I have neglected it since coming home from Ireland, and I must get something up there before my subscribers think I’m asleep at the wheel.
Hope your Memorial Day weekend was full of good things. What did you do? Any good grill recipes you want to share? I’m thinking of trying out a recipe for Duck Banana I just heard about… supposed to be scrumptious! 🙂