Monday, September 21, 2020
I am putting a question mark today because how is it already Monday and I am just not sure I am ready for a 5 day week. I am linking up with Heather, Tanya and many more today here.
Let’s go back to Friday. I finally settled into a better work groove last week and it felt great. I treated myself to a benedictine and bacon sandwich from Paul’s Fruit Market at lunchtime and took it out to the patio to read during my lunch. The weather was beautiful and my eyes needed time away from the screen. Paul’s Fruit Market is a little produce place really close to my house with a sandwich shop, butcher, gourmet food, and more. Benedictine is a cucumber cream cheese spread with green food coloring.
I am reading a cute book right now! A dog walker mixes up two basset hounds and then their owners have to meet to get their dogs back.
I worked after lunch and I made sure I was all ready to go for Monday. It was a great feeling!
I made a fall charcuterie board for Tom’s arrival home around 5:30. His company sent him home with a “grilling box” because they couldn’t have the annual company picnic. The boxes had four hot dogs, four burger patties, all the condiments and buns, and 4 twice baked potatoes. I love his company and they are so good to their employees.
So, we grilled and ate outside with
a fire and our nightly show! It was a lovely Friday empty nester night. But, you guys, we were having lots of little fire pit fires back in April and May and I just had flashbacks and thoughts of “we are still doing this”… I think it’s the changing of the seasons that really gives you pause. We started this life in spring and couldn’t possibly imagine it going through summer. Then summer came and we were still doing it, and now it will officially be fall tomorrow.
Saturday morning one of my sisters had gotten a plan together to meet in my hometown to celebrate my mom’s birthday – just the three daughters and my mom. Usually we have kids around which is great, but this was just adults – and no husbands.
My sister cleaned out her mini van for us and we all masked up and hopped in.
I am from a really cute little town in southern Indiana called Madison. It is only an hour drive for me. One of my sisters lives in central Indiana and has a two hour drive and the other lives in Columbus, Ohio and has a three hour drive.
We ate out on the sidewalk at a little soup and sandwich place.
I had a mushroom panini.
My sister laughed hysterically because I bumped into a mannequin and her thumb came off.
We ended our afternoon at this winery.
They let me bring a charcuterie board – my Friday night board was the trial run for this one!
And, we visited our Dad and placed pennies there for him.
Sunday Tom and I had an empty nester day date. We took the boat to lunch. Look at those skies!
Mimosa for me.
And, we split a salad and a wrap. I only got a photo of the salad.
And, after we boated I read on the patio and we had leftovers for dinner.
It was a very full weekend and I really stepped away from the screens which was much needed!
How was your weekend?