Monday, August 26, 2019
I refuse to use the exclamation point now that we are back in school. And, a period seems to weird so my title will go punctuation-less, o.k.? How was your weekend? Mine was really good! I’m linking up with Heather, etc. so go here if you want to see more weekend posts.
Friday afternoon at 3:30 my son who is in theater and choir left for his choir retreat. They were going to a camp about an hour away with cabins, a cafeteria, a pool, a softball field to learn new songs and to have some fun and bonding. This is his first year to be in choir even though he is a senior and he was very excited.
Our other son had a friend over after gaming club and they hung out and ordered pizza.
Around 7, hub and I crossed the river by car (sadly) to meet our friends at a restaurant. Our boat needs a part and has been out of commission for the last couple of weekends. We went to O’Shea’s – an Irish pub – with our friends and their daughter and a friend of the daughter’s. After some steamy hot weather last week, our weekend weather was in the low 80s and just perfect. In fact, I don’t think we will see above 80s the rest of August. But, September and October can be super hot in Kentucky.
We met at college orientation when we were 18 and roomed together all through college (except when I was in Spain and doing student teaching) and then lived together for four years after college and I met my husband through her husband!
After we ate, there was music on the river.
This is our pedestrian bridge from Kentucky to Indiana and it gives off a light show in the evenings.
We stayed out until about 9:30 and I was proud of myself for making it out on a Friday night two weeks in a row! I’m so tired on Friday nights when school starts, but it really does add to your weekend to rally and do something to celebrate, you know?
I told my son to give me a daily text while he was gone. So, this is what I got Saturday morning. Teen boy texts look very different from teen girl texts – or so I’ve heard.
Yup – so much information in that text, right?
Saturday I tried grocery shopping at Walmart. I went to a nicer one that’s further away (because the one closer to me is not good) and I also wanted to look at their clothes. I did buy a fall top that I will show you Wednesday but other than that the quality of most of the stuff I saw was not good in my opinion. I saw one top for almost $30. I’m not buying a Walmart top for that price when I can go to Steinmart, Versona, or TJ Maxx. I hope you don’t hate me for saying this – but these bloggers and influencers that are pushing Walmart clothing so hard…beware. I am not a clothing snob in the least. I’m one of the biggest bargain hunters there is, but I need the clothing to feel nice and not scratchy and to not fall apart after one washing. I know some people don’t live in a big city with lots of options and they rely on Walmart. Maybe I’m just not seeing the right stuff?
After Walmart, my son and I went to the library and it was nice to spend time with him.
I took my son to the movies with his friend and they had a great time while hub and I met friends at our favorite outdoor concert venue for food trucks and British music.
She is my other friend since I was 18 and I met her the first day of college! We found out we are from towns only 15 minutes apart and we have been best friends ever since.
It was another fun night. We picked up son and friend and took him home and called it a night.
I did my breakfast prep and lunch this week will be spinach wrap with garden veggie cream cheese and tomato and cucumber. See my lunch ideas post from last week here.
I pulled a chair to the front porch to sit with my fur baby because he misses his back stoop. We had brick put on the addition all weekend long and I hope to see it finished this coming week!
I started this and I think I’m going to like it. I loved The Rosie Project.
I bring a bunch of school work home at the beginning of the year and spent about 2 hours on it. I still believe in doing work on paper for those of you who hear that some classes have gone paperless. I think they still need to write!
I took myself to Versona just to get out of the house and just looked around.
I also ran in to Home Goods, TJ Maxx, and Kroger and then I picked up my son! We missed him but it was apparent he didn’t miss us!
How was your weekend?
Hope it was great!