I know it’s hump day and all but with the Monday holiday and the book club posting yesterday I’m just now able to catch you up on my weekend. It’s not like it was a particularly epic weekend or anything, but it’s Wednesday and I’ve got to post about something so it might as well be the weekend.
Friday. It was rainy and icky and I pretty much chilled at home other than a dash to the grocery store. I had to get stuff for snacks, of course, plus enough to carry us through until next week. I really make it a point to only grocery shop once a week.
The snacks were delicious and we had our first fire in the wood stove that night. It was great for ambiance and it took away the chill from all that cold rain, too.
Saturday. I went shopping at Home Goods with Jessica and Jackie. I’ve been on the look out for pillows and such to make our bedroom Christmas-y. I found a great red throw, as well as a new pillow, a Christmas shower curtain, a truck for Jackie, some napkins, placemats and a bunch of other stuff I probably didn’t need.
Dale and I went to see Downton Abbey in the late afternoon. The scenery was beautiful and I loved the set and costumes on the big screen. The story itself . . . it wasn’t disappointing but it wasn’t really a great movie, either. Honestly, it was more like watching a really long episode of the show. After the movie we went out for drinks, apps and music and had an all around nice evening.
Sunday. And Monday. I hibernated. I mean, did you see that I went out among the people almost all day Saturday? I earned two days of not leaving the house. Dale was working with the band both afternoons at a local farm for a fall festival and I hung out at home. I did some knitting. I listened to a book. I made quahog chowder and I baked chocolate chip cookies.
I did some crafting with the Cricut and I turned a plain white tray (that I got on the clearance rack at Home Goods) into this one personalized with our last name.
And I made a onesie for a friend to give as a gift.
Each day when Dale got home we were able to sit outside on the deck and have a cocktail before coming in to twinkle lights and snuggles on the couch.
It was a very good weekend.
That sounds like the perfect weekend to me! Also, quahog chowder? Yum — haven’t had that in years, since we used to take our summer vacations on the Cape.
I agree with you about your assessment of the DA movie. I loved it, but you’re right that it was just like an extra-long episode of the show. Still, with how horrible most of the news is these days, it was nice to have an escape for a couple of hours.
Robby H says
Sounds like a pretty good weekend to me. Nice job on the platter. Is it washable and food safe? You might need to tell us more about this new toy.
Just one of those regular old ordinary weekends! Sounds perfect, Carole. (I tend to like those best of all).
(Jackie is looking so much like a big boy now!) (A big boy with a gleam in his eye. . . )
It sounds like my kind of weekend, Carole. I love piddling in my own kitchen and having time to do what I please without a lot of outside demands. I hope you enjoyed it as much as it sounds like you did. Jackie is getting so big! And you are getting to be a boss with that Cricut!
A weekend where you get to spend time at home is a good one in my book (especially when it’s accompanied by the delicious food you made)!
Your weekend had the perfect mix of doing and, well, not doing (or rather doing those things that refuel you!)
I love what you did to that platter!
Playing catchup (gah – still!) with Feedly, but I do kind of like settling in and having so many posts to read! Yay for your colonoscopy (and the PSA – I also had my first at age 40), all the fun Cricut projects … and a fabulous weekend. (whew, how did it get to be Wednesday already?!) I have another week to go before Just Mercy lands in my inbox. Glad to see that I’ll have a few weeks to read it with the way y’all are doing to the discussion – looking forward to the group read!
Jeannie Gray says
Sounds like my kind of weekend! Any chance you take orders for the onesies?
Even though you spent part of your weekend out among the masses you managed to turn it into a wonderful Julius weekend!