Friday, February 3, 2023

I had a good week! It’s time to link up with Erika and Andrea to hear all about our weekly faves.

Let’s go back to Sunday afternoon. I usually do my Hello Monday post around lunchtime and then save whatever else I do on Sunday for my Friday Favorites – if it was in fact, a favorite.

Tom and I are trying to be home as much as possible for Ernie. So, I had a Sunday Funday plan with Elizabeth. She used to teach French next door to me but she moved on and is now in another field. I hadn’t seen her or talked to her for awhile so we were able to coordinate a time on Sunday afternoon. We met at The Reservoir and walked. It was super cold and it started raining and we were out.

We headed to a little hole in the wall The Dark Horse while is also a new restaurant called The Smokery. I want to take Tom back there for barbecue.

Then, we headed to Parlour and shared a beer flight.

We also got their breadsticks.

We had a great time and then I headed home to eat my Soup Sunday soup with Tom and watch Bad Sisters on Apple TV. We just finished it and really liked it!

Sweet boy!

Monday was food day in two of my classes. They voted for a Monday so they could cook on Sunday and it worked out great.

Ernie and I have walked each day after school and multiple times on the weekends.

After our Monday after school walk, Victoria came to see Ernie. She is a huge dog lover. We caught up over a Trader Joe’s baguette and red wine.

For dinner, I made a Thai peanut sauce bowl. I am really trying to perfect a peanut sauce. I love this flavor so much.

I filed my nails more rounded and did a normal polish mani using my Kur polish.

I got up Tuesday morning and was on my second cup of coffee before I realized it was a snow day! It was an old fashioned one with no digital work! It was due to ice on the road. I didn’t think it looked that bad when I looked out the window. So, I was up at the normal time and after Tom left for work I did a happy dance to be an adult with a free weekday!

I watched The Wedding Year in the morning (Jennifer loves a morning movie so I did like she said to do!)

I watched part of another movie, I caught up on lots of tv shows, I cooked myself breakfast and lunch, I made a Crumbl sugar cookie for one with a recipe I found. It was soooo good! I walked Ernie even though it was soooo cold. I finally left the house at 4:00 to go to Dollar Tree for a few things I had been needing.

We returned to school Wednesday and after Wednesday, the rest of the week is downhill in a good way!

Last weekend when I went to the library, I saw this book on the shelf again:

Along with this:

Is this a genre of books I don’t know about? We want to read about love stories involving bosses?!

One of the things I made on my snow day was buffalo chicken squares.

I love my new scarf that arrived this week and wore it right away!

Erica made blackened chicken tacos with mango salsa for our lunch at school on Wednesday:

I finally got a coffee cup warmer and I love it!

A little nap after a walk:

Ernie is doing great! He is acting totally normal now. I am so grateful and happy. I don’t know exactly what to make of it. I am wondering if the vet is wrong and what they saw was something else like a puncture from a bone or a stick. Or, is this just that the tumor is now stable and slow growing? I am debating calling the vet, but I also am scared to call the vet. We have been loving on this guy so much. He has just brought us so much fun and happiness in his 10 years.

Move over, Sharpie S Gel. I think I have a new favorite in these Tul pens. I got them on Amazon and they make me very happy. I like a clickable gel pen that is a fine to medium point.

I had a Wednesday afternoon outing with my friend Beth. We hadn’t seen each other in a few weeks and met at Napa for half price wine on Wednesday and their 4-6 happy hour.

They had a burger on their happy hour menu and it was incredible.

We sat by the window and the sun was so bright. We took silly sunglasses pictures.

It was a nice mid-week outing and I was home by 6:30 to hang with Tom and Ernie.

Yesterday I broke out the Carebear sweater:

We still have ice on our rain chain!

Ernie found a tennis ball behind the tennis center on our cold walk yesterday!

What were your favorites this week?

I hope you had many!


27 thoughts on “Friday Faves

  1. Hearts and hot pink suit you babe! Iโ€™m soooo glad Ernie is doing better! The Dark Horse looks fun! You guys do a lot of the things Mr. Nine and I love! Happy Weekend babe!


  2. I love that heart sweater and your pink blazer! They are both adorable. Look at happy Ernie with his tennis ball!

    About him- have you looked into feeding him healthier food? I have a friend who prolonged her dog’s life by changing his diet. She started him on a regimen of boiled chicken breasts and homemade treats, the kind they make it dog barkeries (see what I did there?) with peanut butter and oats. Her dog lived longer than the vet had told her would be possible! These days, they have healthy food for dogs readily available, so you wouldn’t even have to make it yourself. I’m thinking it comes frozen with meats and veggies. I know you weren’t asking for advice, but if this were me with one of our dogs, I would look into this. It makes a difference with people, so I know it has to also work for dogs. It may be worthwhile to do some research.

    Happy Friday, friend! XOXO


    1. Thank you and thank you! So happy!
      I started boiling him chicken and feeding him canned green beans and carrots during the pandemic. I did it specifically because I heard it could stave off cancer in dogs. I could make it organic, I guess? He still gets a cup of kibble, too. Tom thinks he needs the kibble for the vitamins, but I might bring this up to him and see what else we could change.
      Thank you!


    1. Thank you! It was so warm and glowy and the pics were a must! We both had to put on sunglasses but we wanted to be at the sunniest table. Still loving my Walmart blazers – thanks to you! They aren’t your exact ones but the stretch works better for my upper body. Walmart Scoop!


  3. An unexpected day off midweek?! Nothing better! Glad you were able to enjoy it fully. We finished Bad Sisters on Monday, we loved it too. So glad Ernie is feeling better and enjoying his walks.


    1. Right? It felt decadent! It was really good and unlike any show I have seen I think? Thank you so much. The walks have been good for both of us. It’s been a really cold week and I think it’s probably more important to get outside when it’s cold to get that fresh air. I do think I have done 23 minutes outside in 23!


  4. That sounds like a fabulous week! I bet it felt great to have an unexpected day off. Glad to hear the pup is doing so much better.


  5. That last picture of Ernie with his new found tennis ball made me smile so big! Glad to hear he’s doing so much better. ๐Ÿ˜Š


  6. This is such a great post! A little bit of everything. Your Thai bowl looks delish! I love your hot pink blazer. Care bear sweater ๐Ÿ˜‚ I wore my white sweater with black heart this week. I love the Ernie photos. The one in the chair is precious. I hope you all have a great weekend.


    1. Thank you! I am really into Thai food and learning to cook it right now! Thank you! I pulled out all the pink and red and plan to wear it. I love your white sweater with the black heart. Ernie is still doing really well and we are loving on him so much.

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  7. I’m brand new to your blog and its really inspired me to take more photos throughout my daily life. I hope to join in with this blog hop soon and have started following your blog! Great post of your life. Love it!


    1. Oh, I’m so glad! I started this blog at a time in my life where I was almost an empty nester and it really made me be intentional about planning things. I think this blog has made me happier. Checking out your blog now and thanks for reaching out!


  8. I’m so happy Ernie is better!
    Thank you for a lovely post! I’m battling a terrible cold over here, and really long for winter to end…!


  9. I can’t get over the titles of those books! I knew they wrote trashy novels, but that goes above and beyond trash!

    On a happier note, all the food looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ And your sweater is really cute!


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