Monday, August 23, 2021

Here you are again, Monday! I am linking up today with Heather, etc. here.

The weekend was full and went by super fast! It was a hot one, too.

Friday after school I had a patio happy hour with two friends that I met when my kids were in elementary school. We hadn’t seen each other in a long time. Cool thing is that this year I have both of their youngest kids in one of my class! One has a senior girl and the other has a senior boy.

Beautiful patio and yard and a delicious drink that I enjoyed too much – Deep Eddy orange vodka and orange La Croix.

I stayed way longer than I thought I would but it was so fun! I came home and Tom had eaten leftovers so I finished off my skinny pizza dough with a couple of breadsticks.

Note: Last week I did grocery pick up on Thursday after school so I really enjoyed having that done and having fresh food for the weekend. I came home from school Friday, made an appetizer, and went to one of the ladies’ houses. So nice!

I went to bed around 9:00 Friday night – because teacher tired!

Saturday morning I was up and at ’em, though! I made my breakfast veggies – zucchini, onion, mushrooms – and a funfetti cake made with only non fat plain Greek yogurt and water. Recipe coming tomorrow.

Tom left to help his parents for the day and I was so happy to have a Saturday with no errands! No errands because grocery was done and that’s what Amazon is for, right?

I had plans to go to the Paristown Flea – every third Saturday and this would be my third in a row. My flea buddy is Elizabeth, my next door neighbor teacher.

But, first, I had something so cool to do before meeting Elizabeth. This is Diane, a local blog reader. Isn’t her outfit super chic? She ordered a Savanna Jane dress from Ebay that didn’t work for her and wanted to give it to me.

Her house was beautiful and and I got to meet her husband and sweet dog, too.

How generous! I have wanted this dress so badly but it wasn’t in my size at my local boutique. I looked at the Amazon version and didn’t think it went up to a large enough size for me, either.

Thank you so much, Diane!

I met Elizabeth at 11:00 and it was already super hot!

She found this cute button down with a t-shirt square sewn on the back.

She had a bloody mary and I had something really good – it was orange, ginger beer, and a few other things. I really was on an orange kick with my cocktails.

And, we got the giant pretzel again to split.

We ran into these four senior students of mine! I love that they are doing fun things like this!

I only bought a plant. Isn’t she cute?

After leaving the sweltering heat of the market, I got a call from Mason. He woke up feeling sick that morning. His roommate had vacated the dorm room and thought Mason should get tested for Covid. Their college is 99% vaccinated according to my other son but still…we are hearing of mild cold symptoms for some vaccinated people.

I don’t know about your area, but it is very hard to get an appointment to get tested here. Plus, I didn’t want him to wait in a germy area. My school offers drive through testing after school from 3-7, but that is only on the weekdays. And, he said his college didn’t do testing on the weekends, either.

I remember seeing home kits at Walgreen’s and Lindsay mentioned keeping some on hand. I went and bought two 2 packs (they had about 8 left) and drove to Mason’s dorm. That is the nice thing about being close.

We did it in the back of the car with the hatch open while both wearing masks. It was really pretty easy. Both of my kids were tested several times last school year, so they know the drill. I had to put 6 drops of a solution in this card and Mason had to swab each nostril and do 5 circles. You put the swab into the test card and wait 15 minutes.

We were both nervous, but he was negative! I hope it is accurate and I am trusting that it is. He wanted to come home so he did and I gave him medicine and he slept for 3 hours. He woke up in a great mood and feeling so much better.

While he was napping, Tom and I had tickets for the Women’s Cup soccer match at our new stadium. Our team was playing Germany (Bayern Munich) so that made it more fun.

Leiderhosen and Birks on this fan!

It was a really exciting game but we won!

When we got home I cooked a late dinner for Mason and we watched Gilmore Girls and I stayed up late!

Sunday Jack came home! We went to Target and the library and then ate dinner together. They went back to campus after dinner. They still had stuff to load up and take to their dorm rooms.

Back to life, back to reality.

How was your weekend?

There has been so much sadness lately in the world. I don’t take it for granted that I can do this.


11 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. Your weekends are always filled with good food and good friends! What more could you ask for? So glad your son’s test was negative and he was feeling better in no time.


    1. I try! Thank you! Not much! I would rather have fun on the weekends and run my errands during the week. I have a friend that can never do anything because she is always running errands – even in the evenings. Work smarter, not harder, right?
      So thankful about the negative test!


  2. What a fun weekend, I need friends to go to happy hour with! I love that Flea Market too, how fun and they serve cocktails! So happy to hear that Mason is feeling better and the test was negative. And how sweet that you got to meet Diane and she gave you that pretty dress!


    1. Thank you! It was pretty busy and you know I like my lazy time. Yes, you do! Ask someone from work! It’s so nice just one on one, too. You know I talk about that a lot – it is also much easier to coordinate.
      Thanks – Mason is still a bit sick but better.
      It was so sweet of Diane and so cool!
      Have a great week!


  3. Poor Mason! I’m glad he’s feeling better (& was negative) Friends were just talking about these at home tests! I should probably buy a few if they are available just to have on hand. I hate that we still have to worry about this. I love the at you ran into your students. So fun! I love the dress from your reader and the soccer game looks fun! I hope you have a great week!


    1. Thank you! Yes, so soon after move in! I think you should have a couple of tests. It was super easy and I just am afraid we might need them for a bit longer. Me too! I am so sad for our kids! I am not as sad for me! I am so happy they took advantage of a fun thing to do.
      Thank you – it’s very similar to your Amazon version that I coveted! The soccer game was so cool. There was a team from Lafayette at the game! That is where I did my student teaching – I might have already told you.
      You too!

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  4. “Back to life, back to reality” – thanks for reminding me of that song! 1989…
    Yes, a lot of sadness, but also a lot of happiness, right!? I love your weekend, and I love it that the boys want to spend time with you. My girls also think that we’re quite cool (still), and I’m so thankful! So I must say that they are the highlight of my weekend. When soldier girl (or, now, computer nerd girl :-D) had her plans cancelled Saturday, she immediately took the bus to the cabin <3.
    Enjoy your week, your student look really cute!


    1. I sing it all the time! Yes, a lot of joy and happiness in feeling like a “real” teacher again! There is nothing more important with time with my kids! I am sure you and hub are cool! I love that!
      My students are really cute! I should do some student fashion but the mask ruins all fashion!


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