Thursday, May 31, 2018

I like #68

Another week of good things to blog about!  I hope you all had a relaxing and meaningful Memorial Day weekend.

1.  I like seeing my family!  I spent the three-day weekend down in Dallas with my sister and her family and my parents.  We had lots of fun at the water park, then the baby pool in the backyard, and then the swimming pool.  As hot and muggy as it was down there, being in the water was the best option.  I really love spending time with them.  My dad also decided to buy a reclining sofa (after much consideration), and it took a lot of wrangling to fit it into their Subaru Outback for the drive back to New Mexico.  The dogs wanted to snuggle on the couch (of course), but were really shedding and pretty stinky so I took the playing-in-the-backyard-pool opportunity to give them both baths.  It was really nice to have my sister to help me.

2.  I love hymns!  We went to my sister's Methodist church while down in Dallas and heard a really wonderful Memorial Day sermon.  We went unfortunately (for me) to the service with the praise band since it lined up with Sunday school for the kids.  The band was quite good, but I much prefer traditional choral music/hymns during church so I during some of the singing I spent time flipping through the Methodist hymnal.  Many of its hymns are the same as those in our (the Episcopal) hymnal, but many aren't.  I was excited to see this one,  it's not in our hymnal but ever since hearing a recording of it as a kid, I've loved it.  Too bad we didn't get to sing any!

3.  I love sailing!  After spending all that time painting the boat a couple weeks ago, the stars (schedules) finally aligned for us to race last night.  With only three crew we were in the non-spin division, but it was lovely anyway.  No better place to be when it's hot and humid than on the lake.

4.  I love the instagram account Weratedogs.  It's a cute dog instagram, but their captions are really adorable.  You should check it out if you're a dog lover and on instagram.  Here are my preciouses in the meantime.

Happy summer everyone!  Thanks to LeeAnna for linking us up!


  1. the blurry tail is obviously wagging... and yacht races... I remember one time in Tampa, having to rush from side to side as the small wooden sail boat keened. Great pic of your sis.

  2. Great post Shannon. You make me want to go jump in the lake literally, that is literally (now I sound like my 9-year-old grandson lol) at the end of our street, 2 minutes walk! That or get my husband to power up our boat and go for a ride...

  3. Hi Shannon,
    Oh, those sailing pictures . . . . . . . . . . I want to be in those pictures. Right now. Please?! Pretty please. It looks so beautiful - I can feel the wind in my hair, the spray on my face, the sunshine giving me some vitamin D. LOVE. And your puppies - they always bring a smile to my face. I'm glad you got to spend the long weekend with your peeps. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. I forgot to say, that hymn was a regular in our church. We would sing the chorus by heart many times over and harmonize, women one part, men another.

  5. Your pictures from sailing and the lake are beautiful! Even just looking at them gives you a cool feeling. Glad you had fun in Dallas with your family. We're going there next week, and I'm a little worried about the heat! I know the pool will feel really good!

  6. I love sailing. I do it so rarely now. I miss it!

  7. I admire anyone that can sail - and you deserve to get out there after working on the boat!

    We used to live in Arizona, and had a small pool in our backyard. It was an absolute lifesaver during the hot summers, especially with the kids. Hours of fun!