We intended to stop for a beer and glass of wine at one of the downtown spots, but then had a better idea to enjoy our own made cocktail on our deck. DD2 was out back chilling with a neighbor boy (not her date). I mixed up a vodka lemonade for myself, vodka pineapple for DH, and the kids had some Arizona tea. I brought a tray out with some chips and guacamole and popped a bag of popcorn. The bugs though have been bad and despite lighting a citronella candle, after about an hour we decided to call it a night and retreated inside. It was dark by then anyway. It was lovely enjoying the back yard greenery, and no worries about having a second big cocktail and then driving. I like our pub.
I finally shaped up a plant that I had neglected today, letting it almost die because of lack of water. Good thing pup doesn't get treated like houseplant. Once I started watering, it came back to life, but the dead leaves needed to be cleaned up. Yes, I am that bad of a gardener, inside and out, but now it looks nice again-well, nicer. It went back to the spot in my dining room on one of a matching set of oak plant stands that had belonged to my grandma, my mom's mom.