Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Night Wrap-Up

I hope all you UK readers whether, mothers, children, friends, had an enjoyable Sunday honoring the mum's in your life. DD2 comes down stairs, and says to me, "Happy Mother's Day.". Knowing the complete Anglophile I am, I thought she was being a little cheeky. No, she had been watching YouTube and heard several mention, then cam e down feeling guilty she didn't know it even was Mother's Day. Well, I am happy to receive well wishes from my kids on two such days devoted to mom's. 

I'm getting a little too used to these Sunday's with nothing on the calendar. After a delicious brunch of  waffles and bacon, washed down at least for me, with some of the Costa Rican coffee DD2 brought back, the day was completely my own. Last night we enjoyed a nice evening out with friends while our daughter was at a friends house for an anti Sadie Hawkins dance gathering, and then to a late showing of Beauty and the Beast. She finished homework and is now at a play at the Guthrie Theater, King Lear, as part of her Honors English-Social Studies classes. Her teachers received a grant to take 50 students. The Guthrie is a wonderful theater space with nationally renowned professional directors and actors. Shakespeare and 16 year olds; I'll be curious to hear her review.

My day was spent on more tasks around the house and a wonderful long walk with pup. He is in major need of a hair cut, but I am not equipped for that, so DH will do either this Thursday or next. We're too early for yard work and garden center visits.The landscape is anything but picturesque., still it felt good to get outside a bit longer. DH went to the cabin to check on the progress in the last week and a half, but was home by late afternoon. I ran to Kohl's to use some expiring Kohl's cash, treating it as real cash towards future gift giving. I also topped off my groceries at Aldi's since I was in the area, leaving me with more than enough for milk money. I'm amazed how far funds stretch there, even buying some treats for DD2 to keep her frustration with austerity at bay.  

Supper was simple, having made a pasta salad yesterday, which DH and I ate for supper. DD2 had the last of the chicken noodle soup I made on Friday before heading to the play. I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookie bars, freezing half for later snacking, and after I hit publish, plan to find something on Netflix to call it an end to my weekend. I accomplished some things and feel refreshed for the week to come. How about you? Were you able to enjoy calm, or were you on the run?

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  1. I have never heard of Mothering Sunday until this morning.
    I hope yours was a splendid one.

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    1. We happened to be in the U.K. three years ago right before so I learned about it then. Couldn't avoid it with all the marketing-just like here in May.

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  2. Sounds like a lovely day of pottering. Our Saturday was something similar... lots of small jobs done slowly. Jx

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    1. We all need those slow, but productive days, don't we?

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  3. We call it Mothering Sunday here in the UK, it's a Christian festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent. When my Mum and Grandma were alive it's the one time I'd ever set foot in a church as they loved me to attend the service with them.
    Saturday and Sunday weekend has mostly been spent sewing and washing last week's charity shop finds. My weekend starts today - an all-dayer in the pub today and tomorrow an adventure with a couple of blogging friends. Bring it on! xxx

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    1. I'd like a Monday in a pub but might be shambles for my job. Are you meeting for some shopping? Will be watching for updates.

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  4. Things were a little TOO calm as I couldn't continue with the raking and grass seeding over the weekend (that I had started Friday) due to 48 continuous hours of light rain. I just hope that the grass seed I was able to plant on Friday sprouts with this lovely rain.

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    1. Too calm? I understand you would ave liked to keep your momentum. I long to get out and get some outdoor freshening up. Things are just so dull and gray.

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