This week Carole has us thinking ahead to next weekend. I'll give you what I plan to do.
- Watch the annual boat parade on the Fourth. I love this, and so does everyone else on our small lake. People decorate their boats and/or wear appropriate costumes. One couple who bought their cabin after the parade had become a tradition was told by the sellers that part of the purchase deal was that they had to continue that cabin's tradition of 1, female partner dressing as the Statue of Liberty, and b, the male partner dressing as Uncle Sam. The sellers provided the costumes. (You can see them in costume in the linked post.)
- Host the annual pot luck picnic after the parade. This involves moving our grill across the lake to my friends' vacant land that is the venue; also a cooler full of ice and a variety of sodas, paper plates/napkins/flatware, celebratory flags, condiments and buns for the brats and Italian sausages I will cook on that grill, said brats and sausages, garbage bags, recycle bin for cans, bug spray, and anything else I think we need. This picnic became a tradition back in the 1990s, and I have never hosted it because our house was still unfinished. Now that there is a venue elsewhere, I knew it was my turn (actually, w-a-y past my turn). I coerced Younger Son into coming up for the day to help me because this will be Smokey's weekend to work.
- Sell raffle tickets at a nearby village's Freedom Fest craft fair on Saturday. This raffle is the humane society's biggest fundraiser of the year.
The quilt was not quite done when the maker took photos. The cats on the finished quilt will have eyes.
- I can knit while I sit at the raffle ticket table. Yay!
- Drive in that festival's parade on Sunday.
I have driven in two parades so far. Rain threatened during the first one, so I had only a couple magnetic signs on my car. The second fell on a beautiful day, so my car was hung with these signs.
- Collapse in exhaustion on Sunday night.