Monday, April 20, 2009

Fayetteville beautiful...

This weekend was slightly exhausting. On Saturday morning, we got up early, grabbed a few biscuits for breakfast and headed out to Fayetteville. We somehow thought that it would be a good idea for our Red Cross youth to volunteer to help pick up trash along the road as part of a big annual citywide effort called Fayetteville Beautiful. I wasn't sure it was a good idea at 8am that morning. But the sun was shining and it promised to be a very nice day....so that helped convince me. Andy and I picked up the supplies (gloves, bags, water, checking to make sure we had a first aid kit in the car) and made our plan of attack after driving our route. We had 5 awesome youth volunteers show up (it was spring break here, so we knew we probably would'nt get a huge crowd). I took the three teen girls on one side of the street and Andy took the two teen guys to the other side of the street. Each group filled quite a few bags and got through about a mile of road. We ended up at CiCi's pizza for lunch after we finished. It was kinda fun and a good workout. Everyone did great - and I'm happy to report that the only injury was Andy getting a little sunburned.


After all the youth were picked up/back to their cars, Andy and I changed into a little less smelly clothes and went to historic Fayetteville to meet one of Andy's new co-workers, Linda. We had a good time visiting with her and her new dog and walking around and checking out the cute shops. I had fun taking pictures while Andy was talking business with Linda - here are a few:






Then we hit up Kohl's since we were nearby and I got a few spring sweaters on clearance. We got Sonic drinks for the road and headed back home after a long day. We were both a little sore on Sunday....but I still managed to convince Andy to go on an hour long walk on a new trail near our house. Sunday also brought grocery shopping (we only spent $35 instead of my budgeted $40/week thanks to sales and coupons!) and laundry. And that was our exciting weekend...

2 comments:

  1. Wow -- $40 a week. Wish we could manage to do that! There are only two of us and we spend (waste) a lot more than that! I love reading your blog. Thanks for keeping it up! I've been trying to do better on mine.... sometimes its hard!

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  2. Sundays are very exhausting for us as well. You have such a low budget, that is great!

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