Sunday, November 9, 2014

Life: It Goes On - November 9

The day we've been looking forward to for months arrived this weekend - the wedding of my nephew to a beautiful young lady we've considered family for some time. We're proud to officially call her one of us now!  I think it's safe to say the bride and groom had a wonderful time and that if my new niece ever decides she doesn't want to be a social worker she would make a marvelous wedding planner.

You'd think that a ten-hour round-trip journey would have allowed me plenty of time to read but with all five of us in the car, there was always someone to talk to and we haven't all five been together for a while. I think I might have read five pages in three days.

My parents, the bride, and the groom
This Week I'm:

Listening To: More hip-hop, pop, and country music at the wedding reception than I have listened to all year. My goodness did those kids have a great time dancing to it all; even Miss H, who had sworn she wasn't going to dance, was lured to the dance floor.

Watching: My mother get up and line dance with Miss H, Mini-him and all of the other young people. Because eighty is only has old as you let it be!

Reading: I did finish a couple of books last week and hope to find the time tomorrow to get reviews written. I've only just started Donna Tartt's The Secret History for the TBR Reading Challenge.

Making: Coffee cake, raspberry-lemon muffins, and blueberry muffins for our shared breakfasts and brownies for our evenings (which we never ate because we didn't get back to the hotel until we were all exhausted both nights).

Planning: On getting Miss H's room cleaned this week so that I can start turning it into my office. Even though the thought of that gave her some pause - she wanted to know what would happen if she wanted to move back home. You'd think having watched her brother move home twice, she'd have figured out it will always, deep down, be her room if ever she should want it.

Grateful for: A family that loves each other so much, has so much fun with each other and loudly whoops when, in a wedding reception game, both the bride and groom agreed that his family was crazier than hers.

Enjoying: Happy memories, looking at everyone's Facebook posts about the wedding, seeing the house my niece just bought and my new haircut.

Feeling: Very tired. Is it possible that a hotel's queen-sized and all other queen-sized mattresses could actually be different sizes? Not. Comfortable. Can't wait to crawl into my own bed.

Looking forward to: Definitely NOT the weather we have forecast for this week! Snow is a possibility and the high never gets into the 40's. We've had such a great fall; it'll be hard to see it end!

What are you looking forward to this week? What fun things have you done since we last talked?


  1. Sounds like you had a great time at the wedding. Did you get on the dance floor as well? Hope you get some reading done this week and have some quality sleep in your own bed.

  2. Sounds like a fast but beautiful time you've had. Congrats to your nephew and new niece-in-law! Sounds like it was an amazing wedding. Hotel beds are never comfortable! Get some rest :) I finally made it to a cat cafe here in Japan! I got to pet lots of pretty kitties while I drank coffee. It was the best time I've had this week!

  3. Congrats to your nephew!!

    So you are getting an office out of Miss H's move? The possibility of a little extra space is always exciting.

    Raspberry lemon muffins sound so good!

  4. Maybe the snow will miss you? We weren't so lucky! We ended up with a foot of snow on Monday. Sigh ;)

    Lovely wedding photo. There's nothing like a wedding, is there?

    Have a wonderful week!