Yesterday turned out to be one of those fun, yet tiring, activity-packed days that often seem to crop up on the third day of a three-day weekend.
My sister, my niece and I headed to the zoo in the late morning and spent a good portion of the afternoon there. We'd packed a picnic lunch including turkey and ham sandwiches, chips, and strawberry shortcakes for dessert. Our zoo is large enough that it isn't possible to see everything before complete exhaustion sets in, so we settled for one big loop around and a bird show before calling it quits.
After that, we dropped my niece off at home and my sister and I met my husband at the movie theater to see "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." I enjoyed seeing it again and I stand by my assertion that it's the best Harry Potter movie so far.
By the time the movie let out, it was dinnertime, so we retrieved my niece so my brother-in-law could go into work, and headed out to a restaurant for hamburgers.
There wasn't a lot of excitement yesterday (well, until we had a huge lightning storm in the middle of the night), but it was a great way to end the holiday weekend.
Today: back to work. Tomorrow: it's my birthday! (but I'll be at work anyway...darn.)