To be honest, the weekend was filled with mundane tasks like laundry, cleaning, and packing.
I did manage to sneak in a little time with one of my co-workers who I haven't had a chance to spend time with outside of work. She invited me to her house to see some of the pictures she bought from me and framed for her wall. Unfortunately, Saturday morning part of her roof collapsed and she was left with a gaping hole in her ceiling. Something I know a little bit about! But, after she had a chance to clean up, I made my way over to her house. We spent some time in her expansive back yard, sitting in lawn chairs and chatting about life.
We got the impulse to drive to Newburyport, MA and take in some of the downtown shops. Soon after we arrived, the rain clouds began rolling in, spoiling our outdoor plans. We were both hungry, so she suggested we take a quick trip over to Amesbury, MA. I was charmed by the quaint town. After a delicious pizza at Flatbreads, we headed back for home. It was a lazy Saturday afternoon spent with good company and topped off with some awesome food. Not a bad way to spend my last Saturday.
Today was the final push to deep clean as much of the rental house as I could. As I typically do on Sundays, I did a bit of baking in an attempt to use of some of the ingredients I have left on hand to avoid having to pack them for the journey back. My landlord, who has his chiropractic clinic right on the same property as the house, loves Monday mornings because there is usually a box of baked goods on his doorstep. Mondays are hard. Cookies and brownies are necessary.
A week from now, Mom and I will be arriving in Niagara Falls. One step closer to being home!