Monday, November 23, 2020
We should already be on break but we have today and tomorrow still to go. These two days are always awkward (2 day week) and I always wish we had the whole week off like many schools do.
I am linking up with Heather, Tanya and many more here!
Friday I worked and my friend came over for a quick patio happy hour at my house from 3:15-4:15. I left at 4:30 and my husband and I met to help move Jack out. Move out day! Students are home until the first week of January. They will do a bit more class stuff from home, take finals from home, and will be done with semester one on December 9. My break starts December 18, but we finish semester one mid-January.
His dorm is below. It took a sweet forever. We weren’t allowed to go in and it seemed like he was packing as he went – lol. They didn’t have to take everything home but he had lots of musical equipment that he wanted and needed to have at home.
We packed my car first and that took from maybe 5:00-6:30. I left and ordered us pizza and Tom and Jack finished up. We finally sat down to eat at home around 8:00. I was so happy and Jack was really in a great mood and you could tell he was happy to be home.
Mason had play rehearsal until 9:00 and then plans to go out with friends so move out was Saturday morning for him. This chapel has been the view out of his window this semester. He basically only moved books and clothes out.
Front view of his dorm.
This beautiful fountain is across from his entrance.
We were loaded up in 15 minutes! Such a difference from Friday night!
At 11:00 both of my kids were in the nest! I had done a 7:15 grocery run to have move food in the house and then I made an omelette for one and fried rice for the other. Happy to be a short order cook!
Saturday Mason and I chatted from basically 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with only about a 30 minute break while Tom needed help stringing my new patio lights. We sat on the patio with the heater on most of the time. It was really nice. Jack had a virtual class much of that time but when he finished he and Mason finally got to catch up. It has been a strange semester. They were not allowed in any other dorm room and they have not had much time together.
They ordered Shiraz mediterranean take out and we headed out to eat in a bubble with our friends. I knew they were happy to be without us for the evening! I took this photo during my morning Kroger run to show you the bubbles. Our state has no inside dining allowed until December 13.
It was raining but we were cozy inside the heated bubble with ventilation on two sides, too!
I had a cocktail called a Paper Plane. It was good!
Focaccia that they give you.
My friend and I split a fig and pig pizza with fig jam for the sauce and a special type of bacon topping.
My new patio lights are controlled from my phone!
Sunday was super lazy but I was so happy to have my kids snoozing away in the house. They both slept until 12 and I made chocolate chip pancakes for them. There was a light rain most of the day and I read and had coffee on the patio and
used this little heater. I thought about a fire but the rain lasted much of the day.
Mason went to hang with a friend, sadly – ha! Jack and I got a chai latte for me and a smoothie for him and a couple more things from Kroger that we forgot. Tom worked on our Master bath project most of the day to get ready for our plumber who is coming this afternoon to rough in the plumbing.
My heart is happy and I do not want to speak too soon but I think I have seen tremendous growth in my kids from their experience thus far.
We have decided to stay home for Thanksgiving and just be the four of us. I ordered our meal from a local bbq place and I will do a few extra sides. I will miss seeing my family and my in-laws. But, our governor has asked that we keep it to a two family maximum and that seems like the best idea given our numbers.
How was your weekend? Tell me the highlight! Thinking of you all this week as we navigate a strange and sad holiday. I am not sure how many posts I will do this week but I will let you know!