Well, it might not have really been the best day ever, but Saturday was a pretty darn good day in the neighborhood!
Our cul-de-sac gets together a number of times a year for cookouts and dinners and games. One of the neighbors loves to cook and is more than willing to supply us with a yummy meal. Of course, we all don't might chipping in with our potluck dishes, too. And it doesn't hurt that most of us love to play cards and board games, and we're all, for the most part, laid back and likable people.
This past Saturday we pooled our resources -- a dozen eggs, a couple packages of thick cut bacon, sausage, strawberries, whipped topping -- and the results were more than a delicious breakfast of strawberry crepes, biscuits with sausage gravy, and scrambled eggs -- it was a peaceful day of some really good times with friends and family.
After breakfast, the two kids played in the front yard, running up and down the driveway -- we did have to comfort some pretty scraped up knees by the end of the day -- and riding their bikes. The adults, we just lounged on the front porch, enjoying the cool breeze of the overcast morning, sharing stories and laughs and good times. By noon my husband and one neighbor and her kid had ventured back to their houses. The four us remaining whipped out the cards for a few more rounds of Pinochle -- our card game of choice these days -- while my little one dozed on the couch, watching her favorites -- Oswald, Little Bear, Max & Ruby.
It was almost 4:00 p.m. before the party broke up and we all headed back home. Who could have asked for a better day?!
Of course, at 8:00 p.m. you could have found us back on the neighbors' porch, having our version of a nightcap -- good conversation and a laugh or two with friends.