Monday, September 14, 2020
I just cannot put an exclamation point on my “Hello Monday” title anymore. Maybe I need a question mark?
How was your weekend? I am in a weird time and space continuum. Was Labor Day really just a week ago? Time moves slowly and quickly. It is so weird!
I am linking up today with Heather, Tanya, and many more here.
Let’s start with Friday morning. I still start my mornings in a leisurely way when I am working. I don’t set an alarm anymore and haven’t since March. I naturally wake up between 5-5:30 and sometimes I force myself to go back to sleep for a bit. I had to get ready to work around 7:00 so it was good I was up early. I started working at 7:30 and taught classes at 8:30, 10, and 12:30. I worked until 3:00 sharp and then said it was time to quit. Even though it was a four day week it was intense.
Before I got ready at 7:00, I started a crockpot of apple butter! I will put the recipe on here soon, but I want to try it a different way first. It made the house smell heavenly and I stirred it during my work breaks.
I am reading way less, but still making it a point to read. I am also making it a point to go outside. This was my 3:00 snack and reading time. I did not drive anywhere Friday because I knew I was going out that night.
A guy that I work with was playing music at the little pizza place at the marina that I have shown you before. I was fine with it being just Tom and I but we had our two couple friends who were able to join us. It wasn’t very crowded because it looked like rain and we maintained a distance. No cheek to cheek photos yet for this gal! Their drink special was a raspberry margarita.
Tom and I split the BBQ pizza.
We stayed until about 8:30.
Saturday morning I was so happy not to have to log on! Tom went for a 30 mile bike ride (it takes him about 2 hours) and I went to Kroger for a big trip in person! I like having a baggie with my list and coupons and I added hand sanitizer and my mask. I did my big shop and loaded the car and went back in for $5.99 mums and $4 pumpkins! I will show you those later in the week.
The things the stores have been out of has been super weird. I finally found my beloved hazelnut again! Look at the cute squirrel! I go between Costco Kirkland breakfast blend and this.
Look at these combo mums! Is this a new thing? These were $15.99 and I didn’t get them.
Later in the day I had a library pick up (They do Saturdays now!) and a Target return.
It had looked like a chance of rain but then the sun came out so we decided to take the boat out for a bit.
I don’t think I’ve ever shown you Mildred, the guard dog at the boat ramp where we put our boat in. She belongs to the person who lives on site and she is really funny.
Leopard headband for a touch of fall on the boat.
We headed to the cove and let Ernie swim for a bit and then the skies started to look like this so we headed back.
I made us each a charcuterie plate and we sat on the patio for a few hours – salami, white cheddar, peaches, spinach dip, bagel chips, crackers.
I tried to make a new cocktail – it needs work. I will share if it becomes a good one!
I stayed out until dark!
And, I started my day out there yesterday listening to light rain.
What were the highlights of your weekend? I hope it was a good one!