Monday, September 6, 2021

Life: It Goes On - September 6

Happy Labor Day! Today we made our way home from a weekend trip to see Mini-me and Ms. S, stopping for lunch at a Five Guys burger joint. We had no sooner finished our lunch when the doors of the place were locked; they were closing early in order to give their laborers time off on the day designated to celebrate them. Kudos to the management of that restaurant!

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: I finished Stacey Abrams' While Justice Sleeps today while we were driving home, completely ignoring The Big Guy for a couple of hours so I could keep track of what was going on. 
Watched: Not much. We hardly had a television on for the past five days. 

Read: I'm racing to finish up Elizabeth Strout's latest, Oh, William. Doesn't it seem like I'm saying "I'm racing to finish..." a lot these days?

Made: I made some stuff last week that I wanted to remember to tell you about but now I can't remember what it was! Mini-me whipped us up a delicious curry meal with paneer the other night. He's a terrific cook and kind enough not to make the meal too hot just for me. 

 So many things this weekend! We took a side trip to visit BG's niece, brother, and sister-in-law then yesterday my aunt and uncle came to Rochester for brunch. It was so nice to get to spend time with so much family! Of course, we loved getting to spend the long weekend with Mini-me and Ms. S. We talked a lot about Ms. S's new job, the new house, the logistics of moving a household all of the way to Alaska, lavished attention on our grand pets, helped them find a new dresser (thanks to my Facebook Marketplace skills!) and we got to go out to dinner one last time at their (and our) favorite restaurant in Rochester, Forager. 

This Week I’m:  

Planning: Blog work this week. See "Feeling."

Thinking About: How much I'm going to miss being able to hop in the car after work and be up to see the kids before bedtime. I'm trying to focus, though, on how exciting this is for them and what a great opportunity it is. 

Feeling: Embarrassed. I know that a lot of things have slipped since my mom died but I didn't realize that I hadn't even posted comments since then, let alone responded to them! 

Looking forward to: A short work week and a possible return to working from home some days. 

Question of the week: Were you lucky enough to get a three-day weekend? If so, how did you spend that extra day?


  1. Your week and weekend sound like so much fun! Glad you got all the wonderful family time. Moving to Alaska is big! I haven't been there yet - I keep hoping to make it there some day, only to visit though. Enjoy your week!

  2. I did have Monday off and Labor Day always falls on my birthday weekend so we used it to take another trip to the shore but with the pup in tow. We walked around the harbor and then she got fish and one chip. She loves cod. She was in heaven.