Tuesday, September 8, 2020
How was your weekend? I did post yesterday if you missed it – here – all about my fall decor!
I had a very full weekend so I am going to give you the highlights today. I’m excited for a four day week but what is hard to believe is that at the end of this week it will already be mid-September, friends! How is that possible?
A fun thing came together Friday for me. I was off work because traditionally we have off the day before the Kentucky Derby. My friend B was able to do lunch so we picked this quaint patio of a Mediterranean restaraunt called The Grape Leaf. We sat for three hours and talked. It was so nice. They don’t have a liquor license so you can’t blame it on the alcohol, o.k.? We drank water and caught up!
I really liked my food. I got a vegetarian dish – a mixture of vegetables with spices and a Greek salad.
I also made homemade chocolate chip cookies for my boys!
When Tom got home from work I suggested a few things and he picked this one… we drove to this neighborhood with a walk up bar…
and I got my first frosé. You are allowed to walk around with it so we walked all around the neighborhood and admired houses and landscaping.
It was starting to look like fall!
I thought we would also get dinner but everywhere was packed so we went home and made Totinos pizzas. The empty nest life is glamorous, right?
Saturday morning coffee on my patio – Sorry if you get tired of these photos.
I was a bit bummed Friday and Saturday morning because Saturday was my boys’ 18th birthday! We had tried to work out a time to do dinner and gifts but they had conflicting schedules and Labor Day was a school day for them, so we had finally settled upon Monday night after their classes. Well, when I called to say happy birthday it turned out that Saturday lunch would in fact, work. It is weird when you have spent all the other birthdays together and I knew it was more important for them to be happy and with friends so I was really o.k..
I love this photo I posted on social media- I think they were 9.
Mason wanted to try the same restaurant I went to Friday because he loves Mediterranean food and his said his mouth was watering when I told him about my lunch Friday! They kept masks on in the car and at the restaurant until it was time to eat. Their college made them take a pledge to be able to keep campus up and running and they are taking it very seriously.
We opened presents at the car and I gave them their cookies. They were really happy. They had plans with friends after lunch so it all worked out. It was really nice to spend some time with all four of us together. Even though they are close, we really are letting them do their thing.
That evening was the Kentucky Derby. My friend had a small party with a few couples. She did sliders from Drakes and everyone brought an appetizer.
She got Derby cookies from a bakery.
I had some Whispering Angel rosé.
Sunday we went to the cove with my friend. Her husband was busy so it was just the three of us on our boat and Ernie, too. We tied up with my sister in law, brother in law of Tom and niece and other people they knew tied up, too. Look at the long line of boats in the distance. We stayed for a few hours and then headed back to our boat ramp.
Then my friend and I decided to do happy hour on the patio of River House.
It was a really nice day.
I went home and relaxed on the patio with my magazines.
Monday was all about meal prep, laundry, errands, and I finally used my Taco Bell gift card from my student. I got Tom some lunch and I got my favorite that reminds me of my 20s…
the Mexican pizza without meat. I started eating it like this because my roommate was a vegetarian and then I decided I liked it better like this. They are getting rid of this menu item! No!!!!! Of course, now I never go there, but still. I want to know it is there, you know?
and the rest of the day I worked and read and just piddled around to get ready for the week.
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Come back tomorrow for the topic of fall scents – I am participating in a link up! And, Thursday I am talking about fall clothing!