Monday, November 9, 2020
How was your weekend? I am linking up today with Heather, Tanya, etc. right here. Our weather has been in the mid-70s for the last several days and that is a rare treat here in Louisville, KY!
You will not believe this…I did not use my car last Wednesday or Thursday! I taught all day, took my 11 a.m. walk with my boy Ernie, and then at the end of the day I went out to the patio to enjoy our gorgeous weather and read or if we are totally honest, mess around on my phone a bit, too! I got up to go make empty nester dinners for two around 5 both days. Wednesday we had breakfast for dinner and Thursday we had burrito bowls. Boom! I guess I do not need to go out every single day. I am growing, you all!
I will say that the early dark does affect me, too, and maybe I felt it more important to get some sunshine than to run around. I need to go back outside after dinner while it is still mild and turn on my twinkle lights. That is a goal for next week! The shortest day of the year is December 20 and after that each day will get longer. This is what I am telling myself to stay positive.
Exciting blog news… your girl Amy paid $25 to have a search box at the bottom of this little amateur blog. Will you try it out and let me know if it works and what you think? Type in a key word of something I have talked about in the past like “apple cider sangria”. Sorry it took so long. If I had known it was only $25 I would have done it sooner. I.am.slow.sometimes.
So, that was a lot of words before we even got to the weekend.
Friday I worked and my hub was off – he has vacation days to burn or he will lose them because of 2020 and not doing much, plus he felt like it was wrong to take off when he was needed and when things were so new and scary in March-May. He still got up at 4:30 to go to the gym which woke me up. I have a hard time going back to sleep once I am awake and the old bladder wakes me up, too. Oh well.
I talked Tom into a patio lunch really close by because I only had a bit over an hour.
We had really good salads with balsamic.
And, I had a half of a veggie sandwich with homemade chips.
After I finished teaching for the day I had a Kroger pick up. I am really liking ordering a pick up for Thursday or Friday and then not worrying about groceries on the weekend. I hope I can keep this up because it is working really well.
Friday night it was finally my turn for birthday dinner! We went to dinner in September for one friend and in October for the other and November was my pick. We tried a new to us Italian restaurant with a massive patio.
The night was perfect. I had a sangria.
We had focacia, a really good orange bibb lettuce salad and I ordered eggplant parmiagana.
It was really nice!
My one friend gave me this snakeskin clutch/cross body and this bracelet. Love!
And, my other friend gave me this clutch and these leather earrings! Love them! They both know what I like!
And, what a good idea. My friend made this card for me from our photo at the last dinner. I guess she just got one card made and I honestly did not know you could do that.
I forgot to tell you that the electrician finished on Thursday so now we have Master bath lights.
I did some reading on Saturday. Everyone needs to read this book. I am reading it even though mine have started college. We are using many of these ideas/philosophies. Read this even if your kids are young. It will change your life. It is just like when people told me I could not take my kids to Disney for less than $5000. That is a lie. We did five days at Disney for $1400. No one missed out on a thing and we had an awesome trip.
Saturday afternoon just Tom and I got out on the river. We brought snacks/sandwiches and just tooled around and then floated. We have never been able to keep the boat going past October. This will be our last weekend and then we will have to winterize it and say good-bye to boating season 2020. It has been a great year for boating.
So many boats were out. This is another little restaurant where boats can park.
We bought this used boat 6 years ago and have really made the most of it I think. It has brought us a lot of joy.
We got home around 5:00 and I started Carolina Charm blog lasagna soup. She said this is now her preferred way to enjoy lasagna!
It is so good! Tom really liked it. It involves broth, beef or sausage (I used sausage), fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, spices, and then you top with a ricotta and parmesan mixture. I mixed mine in to the soup.
Sunday morning I had my coffee and just a bit left of this book. I gave up. It is really annoying. I liked it for awhile but with twenty pages left and more games being played and misunderstandings I just said no more. Did anyone else read it?
Next up is this! I am sad to end the trilogy but I am excited to see how it wraps up.
Sunday morning I did my Thanksgiving decor and Tom and I cleaned more thoroughly than we had in a while.
Then, it was time for maybe our last boating outing of 2020. 2020 has been rough but the weather and the river have been really good to us. My sis told me about these Truly black cans that are all lemon flavored. Original lemon, strawberry lemon, mango lemon, and black cherry. These have more flavor than the white can Truly and they are my new favorite!
The fall colors against the river are really pretty. I have said before that I kinda like fall boating more than summer?
We parked at Captainś Quarters. We split a seafood platter because this will probably be the last time we will go here this year.
And, we ended our day watching the sun go down.
It was a good one. We have one more weekend before our boys move back in!
What was the highlight of your weekend? I would love to hear it in the comments!