Yesterday we took Jack to the Moolah Shriner's Parade. I think this is the fifth year in a row that we have gone, so by now it's tradition. The weather was picture perfect, unlike last year which was broiling hot (in the 90s) and the year before when we had to wear our winter coats. This year Jack loved every minute of it. The motorcycles, the clowns, the bicycles, the candy, and all those cars! The Shriner's parade is certainly heaven for a 2 year old boy.
This year we sat where we could look out on the river while the parade passed by. What a gorgeous view.
I went to an interesting sale yesterday at the local convent. (Yes, that says convent.) I waited in line to get in and while the sale itself wasn't jump up and down spectacular, it was a lovely experience just being there. The Sisters of St. Mary's have been there since 1875 (talk about tradition), and it certainly isn't very often that I go to a yard sale at a place with so much history.
My best treasure was this really amazing old box covered with wallpaper. Underneath the roses is a very art deco wallpaper. It will be put to work holding trims and things in my sewing room soon, but I spent the ride home wondering what other treasures it used to hold.
Speaking of tradition, our annual trip to Chicago is almost here. Just 2 more weeks and we will be at the Kane County Flea Market and IKEA! Wooohooo.
And with that, I am off for one more tradition, Sunday afternoon BBQ. I hope everyone is enjoying a tradition of your own this weekend, even if it is just a cup of tea and a good magazine. (Have you seen the new Country Living?)