Friday, March 12, 2021
Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week! Here are some highlights from mine, as I link up with Andrea and many more here.
Of course, I have to mention that this is the one year anniversary of “the day the world shut down”. So much has happened and so much has changed for me personally. Mainly I feel grateful for my life. My twins finished high school, my job changed, my twins started college, I got the opportunity to work from home for the first time, we became empty nesters, and we finished some amazing renovations on our house. Yes, I am grateful.
Did you watch the Oprah, Meghan, and Harry interview? I read The Royal We so some of the things about control seemed true – ha! And, there is no way for an American to know just what entering that life entails, in my opinion. I just don’t know what the point was of airing family issues. Was it so Meghan can stay relevant and keep trending? I love Oprah but she didn’t ask follow up questions or dig too deep. I enjoyed listening to some opinions on the interview this week. As my Dad said, “there are three sides to every story – your side, my side, and the truth.”
I got some good news this week. Our favorite summer event is back! They are not hosting as many as they normally would, but there will be 4 outdoor concerts held on a beautiful stage with food trucks available. We started going to these several years ago and really enjoy them. We were so happy last summer to have some live music to listen to at Captain’s Quarters and Bearno’s By The Bay and at a little brewery – they were outside and we felt safe. But, we really missed these!
We had wonderful weather. Ernie and I enjoyed walking and sitting on the patio.
I drank my iced coffee every morning around 10.
I had two social outings this week. Tuesday afternoon my friend Beth met me at my new Tuesday place – Red Hog! This makes 3 straight weeks that I have gone there!
I got a mojito because it was so warm out.
It was so nice to catch up with Beth because I think it had been since the end of January.
It was so mild one day this week in the morning that I had my coffee on the patio with a candle – my Woodwick crackle candle. This makes me so happy! The crumpled paper under my ipad is the list of blogs I read.
Wednesday is our asynchronous day without live classes. We have meetings, help students, plan lessons, grade, and anything else we need to do. After my morning meeting I ran to Trader Joe’s during my break; I didn’t have to wait in line and it was really empty. I had needed to stock up on some of the things I keep in the freezer – broccoli, green beans, corn, orange chicken, bagels, and a couple other things. I also made some impulse purchases.
Then, Wednesday at the end of my work day I had a happy hour with my French teacher friend Elizabeth. We tried a new to us place and had a drink called a “Kentucky Lemonade” – bourbon, lemonade, orange liqueur. I also have a cocktail recipe for this and mine is better! Just sayin’! It’s time for me to host more on my patio so I can make the drinks but I have needed to get out.
We split some pretzels and beer cheese. I forgot to take the photo until we had each had one!
These one on one friend dates are really fun for me! And, I am still home in time to share dinner with Tom. I try to make part of the meal ahead of time. After this happy hour I made turkey meatballs with sauce, rice, and zucchini for dinner.
My son Jack and i really bonded over Gilmore Girls. No one was more surprised than me by how much he loved it. Mason started watching later, too, and loved it. Jack watched many on his own but watched with me whenever we were together. He loved the writing and the acting, and just thought it was such a good show. We were so sad when we were done.
So, we have been trying to find another show.
Did you watch Felicity? There are only 4 seasons – one for each year of her college experience. I was shocked to see that it was from 1998! I remember watching it after it had gone off the air and loving it. It is now on Hulu so this is what I am proposing for Jack and I (and maybe Mason!). Mason and I are starting Parenthood which Jack has already watched. I kind of like the idea of having a show I watch separately but I will take any time spent with my kids that I can!
And, watching the sun come up from the patio is a real treat. I don’t know how I will leave my house at 6:45 a.m. in a few weeks! We will get to work from home on Wednesdays which is truly wonderful. And, this will give me a new and better appreciation for summer when it arrives!
The time changes this weekend! I thought this was funny!
I am not sure of my plans for this weekend yet. What are you up to?
Happy, happy Friday and happy weekend!