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Monday, June 22, 2009

Recipe for a Perfect Summer Weekend


Two gorgeous, sunny days (with cool breezes)
One freshly mowed lawn
Two 5-mile walks (with a lazy dog and a talky child)
One just-weeded garden
Two afternoons at the pool (add 40 laps)
Liberal amounts of sunscreen
One chocolate sundae for 2 (with fresh berries)
Two hula hoops (with extra giggles)
One fire in outside fire pit
Several toasted marshmallows
Liberal amounts of bug-spray
One sleep-over (add an extra 9-year-old girl)
One London broil, grilled to perfection
Fresh veggies from the farmer’s market
Crusty bread
One bottle of Pinot Noir (or two… optional)
One watermelon
At least 4 good neighbors and friends


Mix together and bake at 85 degrees for 48 hours

Serve with smiles, laughter, good conversation, and lots of love.



Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Sounds like a beautiful time Diane! :)

blognut said...

Damn! I didn't get my invitation. :)

Glad you had a good weekend!

lisa said...

Perfection, indeed!

Shanna said...


sherri said...

What? Are you two-timing us with real life friends?
I'm very jealous!
And of the 85 degrees with a cool breeze. Very jealous

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

That sounds absolutely awesome. Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

f1trey said...

everything sounds great exept the time limit...can that e extended?? LOL

dizzblnd said...

what a great way to describe a perfect weekend! I'm glad it was a good one for you

Amy McMean said...

sounds like a fun weekend.

Is it bad the whole time i was reading i was looking for the mention of Alcohol? LOL

Heather said...

85 degrees, huh? It was 101 here Saturday. Yeah. 1.0.1. Wow. It's only June...
Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Glad you enjoyed it!!

C Woods said...

That sounds absolutely lovely. We all need weekends like that. For most of us, they are few and far between.

The only things I might add would be a good book and a snooze in a hammock. It's no longer the weekend, but I just might grab a book and head for my hammock now.

hebba said...

I'm so jealous! It's raining and freezing here (still) and I don't think summer will ever come.

hautepocket said...


I'm glad the weather is lovely where you are because here it feels like I may as well be living in a freaking RAIN FOREST. The humidity is practically unbearable but I suppose I prefer it to the blood-curdling winter. Oy.

Basically, I'm totally jealous of you.

She said...

Sounds awesome!

Green here.

sherri said...

Your post is up and running at my place! Thanks again.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Just might have to print this out and put it up on my kitchen cupboard so that I see it when I make my early morning cup of tea. Just lovely!

dianne said...

Sounds wonderful Diane. :-) ♡

Jenners said...

Now THIS is a recipe I want to make!

Sometimes Sophia said...

You are the Julia Child of the Blogopshere... Creme de la creme. Nice recipe. Is it coming to our neighborhood soon?

Protege said...

Ah, I simply have to try to bake this cake, sounds delicious.;))