Friday night we were just happy to be home together, as The Tim had been working nearly every evening since one of the other managers was out last week, and the store manager doesn't like to work the closing shift (a whole other story, not really mine to tell). So we had a quiet dinner, and spent the evening reading and listening to music, before going to bed somewhat early out of both physical and emotional exhaustion.
Saturday we headed over to NJ to get some things done. We stopped and got breakfast (I LOVE to go out to breakfast!), and then went to the liquor store (please do not tell the State of PA that we crossed state lines and bought liquor), Kohl's (The Tim had a birthday coupon to use), and Target, where we did some grocery shopping. Once we got home, we did thrilling things like start some laundry, clean bathrooms, and the things that are a constant. But we spent most of the rest of the day watching some shows we'd recorded and the Notre Dame-Army football game.
Friday night, The Tim had said, "I think I'll make a pizza for dinner tomorrow night," and I of course agreed because he makes really yummy pizza. Neither one of us knew that Saturday was National Pizza Day, so finding that out was so fun! Then when the pizza was ready, and I wanted to take a picture, he said, "Oh you're gonna become one of those people who take pictures of their food all of the time?" I pointed out that I'd forgotten that I needed a blog post for Saturday, and was going to use National Pizza Day so I wouldn't need to actually, suddenly come up with a topic!
The funny thing is, after he read all of the comments from all of you about the pizza picture I posted, he was so happy! "Hm. I guess people enjoy those pictures sometimes." :-) He also sends his thanks for all of the kind comments.
Sunday, he was at work all day, and while I was drinking a cup of tea that morning, I decided that in my current state of mind, I wanted to find out what the Jesuits were saying. So I got myself dressed and walked across town to Old St. Joseph's for Mass. Admittedly, I don't go to Mass on a regular basis, except I do make a concerted effort during Advent and Lent. And I do enjoy the singing. (The Tim: "Oh yes, what a good motivation to attend church - so you can sing along." Hmph.)
Anyway - the sermon was AMAZING. Everything I had hoped it would be, and though it didn't mean I felt back to my usual self, it truly did help me.
After coming home, I decided that since it was such a lovely day - sunny, cool, occasional slight breezes - that it would be a good time to rake some leaves. I enjoy it, but I am also reminded of yet another reason I am glad we do not actually have a yard. I was out for ~1 1/2 hours, and ended up with two HUGE bags, filled practically to the brim ... and that was only from the entrances to our house! (Yes, we have two entrances. And technically, three addresses. A story for another post.) I was tired and decided to tackle the garden next weekend. But I did have to fill the bird feeder, and the cats came out into the garden to "assist" me - meaning they run around insanely while I do whatever I'm out there to do.
Milo the Koodle devising a plan of attack ...
I had wondered if Jack would join us, and what he would do if he did. Hahahaha. Silly me - of course he joined us! Far be it from him to miss anything! He had the best time, running around, jumping in leaves, and best of all, leaping to catch (more truthfully, *try* to catch) bugs.
Nature boy pauses very briefly, and I get two photos are that not completely blurry!
Then I watched the Eagles-Falcons game, which was exciting both because it was a good game, and also because the Eagles actually won - go figure!
Once The Tim got home, we ate dinner, and spent the rest of the evening watching some recorded shows again, and ... I finished my Christmas knitting for family!* This is especially surprising, since it's been really difficult for me to knit for any length of time since Jack joined the family - he likes to "help" a little bit too much ...
The down side of a lovely weekend, is that you still have to show up for work on Monday. But at least the next two weeks are short ones - I'm taking off Friday of this week for The Tim's birthday, and next week is Thanksgiving, so it will be a short week as well. (I just keep reminding myself of this information!)
In any event, I'll have some FO posts to share with you soon. :-)
*I finished all of the knitting I had originally planned. I added on two additional projects, but only if I have time. One will definitely be doable, we'll see about the other one ...
How was your weekend?