I got to spend the afternoon with my siblings, (some of) our cousins, and our uncle. (No kids!) My uncle is getting ready to move soon, and is preparing to hold a garage sale in a couple of weeks. Because a lot of what he is selling belonged to my late aunt, he hosted a “nieces’ preview” sale this afternoon, during which we nieces (and my brother) were basically invited to come and “shop” for whatever we liked. And shop we did! Uncle Dave would have been thrilled if we’d taken everything so he didn’t even have to bother with the garage sale. We didn’t take quite that much – after all, even though it was all free for us, we’ve all got established households and our houses are mostly full – but he was quite pleased with the amount of items that were distributed today.
But the best part? Just hanging out! It’s been a long time since we all hung out together without any kids around (my oldest first-cousin-once-removed is 13, so it’s probably been close to that long) and we simply had a blast together. I hope it’s not 13 years before we get to do it again.