Motor Man and I are….exhausted. We had the busiest weekend we can recall in a long time.

Saturday morning, we were up before 5 to help a friend launch a hot air balloon. I love that time of day, although getting up that early was a little difficult.

It was a pretty morning for a balloon flight.

Then we went to the cemetery in my hometown to help with some clean-up prior to our annual Memoral Day Service, which was yesterday.

Saturday evening, we were at our local short track for some round-track racing, and got home a little after 11.

Sunday morning, we were up again at the crack-of-dawn for another friend’s balloon launch. (We now know about six friends who are hot air balloon owners/pilots.)

Yesterday afternoon, we were back at the cemetery for the Memorial Service, where I was honored to be the speaker. I shared a memory of my childhood school bus driver teaching us to be respectfully quiet as we passed the cemetery during funerals. I also spoke about the origins of the Memorial Day Holiday.

And, I  shared the stories of two young “Greatest Generation” soldiers: my uncle Bennie, and Motor Man’s dad.

It was a busy, but rewarding weekend. And let’s just say that we slept WELL last night.

~These Days Of Mine~

6 responses to “Exhausted

  1. You two are always on the go and sooner or later I guess it catches up to all of us – glad you got some good rest last night – I bet you will have a busy week this week too!


  2. What a busy weekend! But a fun one from the sounds of it. Now to start the week off with maybe less activities? I am sure you will find plenty to do!

  3. & that is the best kind of sleep … this is a great set of pictures to go with the activities of the day – and I really like the way the first two pics seem to go together …

  4. What a busy, and sounds like fulfilling, weekend. Beautiful picture of the Brick Church Cemetery.

  5. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    A weekend of blessing and wonderful! How nice that you were asked to speak at the Cemetery. You had two lovely days for flying the balloons. I become prouder and prouder of this little shy girl and class mate,

  6. Sounds like a wonderful, fulfilling and sharing weekend, the best kind to be exhausted by. I can only imagine being in a hot air balloon, as it seems so scary… but magnificent. How lovely that you were so involved in the Memorial Day local cemetery activities, and I love the anecdote about the bus driver teaching kids to be quiet to respect a funeral when passing by the area.

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