This weekend was everything it needed to be. We all got the rest we'd been craving so much. I got my vegetable garden in, such as it is. My Mother's Day present was this elevated garden bed. I've overstuffed it with herbs and lettuce, have been watering it constantly and can't keep away from it. The tomatoes went in pots that I got years ago but never used. I haven't had much luck with tomatoes in the past, we'll see how they grow here. All the vegetables are on our back deck this year where I can hover over them protectively. I love them already. The sun shone and the rain kept away, the kids and the puppy played, the grown ups sat and read, drinking shandies (beer and lemon soda). We made a stellar homemade pizza and dreamed of making one everyday in the summer. We went to a dance recital and both kids said they would like to join the dance company. There was a birthday party for a friend and a visit to our local co-op garden center. It was kind of perfect.