Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sidewalk Pink Saturday


There aren't a lot of children drawing with chalk on the sidewalk in my neighborhood, so I'm delighted for those times when I find chalk drawings, especially in pink. I spent a lot of time during summer days drawing pictures on our sidewalk, as well as drawing hopscotch diagrams. I was a great hopscotch fan. I wasn't especially good, but I really enjoyed playing. Do children still play hopscotch? We also jumped a lot of rope and played kickball. I know I had my share of elbow and knee scrapes, but I also had a lot of fun. Not to be overly philosophical, but it's kind of like the rest of life. I've had my share of scrapes, but I've had a lot of fun, and definitely more fun than scrapes. Please stop by and visit Pink Saturday for some more Pink Saturday fun.

It's turned out to be a busier day than I anticipated. I had the fun of starting the day with breakfast with my goddaughter, who is in New York for the weekend. She got to "shop" my Bookexpo treasures and get my printer going again. Can't thank her enough for giving me back my ability to print. I got the apartment neatened up and hosted my Bible study group this afternoon. In a little while I am joining my friend, Mary, for an evening of theater. We're seeing an off-Broadway production of "The Cherry Orchard."

My plan for tomorrow is much quieter. I am going to drink coffee and read the entire "New York Times." I'm also wending my way through a mystery novel set in England in the Napoleonic era and I'm eager to see if I can quickly finish it. This is one time I'm not indulging in my bad habit of skipping to the end. Review will be forthcoming. I've also got thank you notes to write to the people who made my retirement so special. I guess there's lots to do!

Wishes for a Pretty in Pink Saturday!

15 comments:

Terra said...

Now you have me wondering what book you are reading. I think you are the one who got me started with C.J. Sansom, I've read the first 5. I am reading no. 14 in the Patrick O'Brian series, set in about 1807.
I loved to play hopscotch, hope kids still do play it.

Susie said...

I like to see drawings by children on sidewalks. Enjoy your tomorrow. Fun reading the whole paper. xoxo,Susie

Melinda said...

Weekends sure can be busy!
Soundslike you are going to
have a great one though.

:o)

Blackberry Lane (Mildred) said...

I grew up playing hopscotch on the sidewalk, too.
Sounds like you've had a good day and tomorrow sounds wonderful, too.

Nellie said...

I remember having great fun playing hopscotch - MANY years ago.:-)

It sounds like you have had a good Saturday full of plans!

Betsy Adams said...

Happy Pink Saturday.. Love the pink chalk drawing.

Sounds like you had a wonderful day ---and tomorrow will be even better...

Happy Retirement.
Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

I sure do know what you mean girl. I love that pink chalk though - seems like fun!

sandie

TARYTERRE said...

Used to love hopscotch. ENJOY your book. Glad your printer is fixed.

Stephanie said...

I loved hopscotch too :) Love the pink house - too cute.

Hugs to you!

Barb said...

I LOVE hopscotch- jacks and jump rope too, though I do little of the jumping these days. lol
Today's kids miss out on so much, don't they? If you took away all their electronic toys they'd be very unhappy, to say the least. Most of them would not enjoy doing things we loved to do when growing up.

GardenOfDaisies said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. Funny that you should mention sidewalk chalk, because I just did that with some of my favorite little people earlier this week. They had a grand time.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Jump rope and kick ball were two of my favorites growing up. I do remember having several scraped knees too. Sounds like a wonderful weekend for you!

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

What a fun post :) I fancy colouring on the sidewalk now...

Theresa said...

You are having fun and that is exactly what you are supposed to do:) Love hearing about your adventures! Have a blessed week, HUGS!

Lynda said...

Good question about what kids do outside anymore - -- with hopscotch, etc. I know some have taken jumping rope to a competition level.
Hooray for the printer working! With a monetary Christmas gift last year, I bought a good printer for home and love it!
I have been reading more since being home. I go back and forth between biographies and fiction.