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This is a thread we had on the WW 50 Year old board, so even though most of us have moved beyond our 50's, I am keeping it here. Some prefer to post on Facebook, but for those who may also like to post on something that resembles our old format, I decided to start this. Although we were brought together by our love of books, and we love to share our ideas about books and authors, our friendship has grown, and we know a lot about each others lives. We are spread across the country, and that adds a bit of interest as well, learning about other people's way of life through the "book" they write on the thread.
Good morning. 39, with that beautiful blue sky. 50's for a high today.
Marsha, thank you, about Heritage Hill, would love to have it there. We have appointments to go to The Rite Place this morning, then we are looking at Rock Gardens, so if those 2 do not work, I will check into Heritage Hill. I can not imagine there not being a wedding there that day. Happy your DD being home is going good. I agree about the veal or lamb.
Gareth, I will not walk in the wind. The only time I walk in the wind, is if there is no other way, such as going in or coming out of a store, in a parking lot. But I am done with that for taking long walks. My DH was very good at the grill, there was quite a bit he could do, but he lost that interest once we moved here, and had the stairs to deal with. And I agreed with him. It would have been so nice to have a grill on our deck here, but of course that is against fire codes, which I am glad they have.
Robin, yes, DD and I are having fun. She also sent me a PM last night saying her DH was having issues with his mother, that, quoting DD, she has "going nuts--going off the deep end", and then she said "let's just say he really appreciates me (as in me, his mother in law). Like a ton" She will tell me the story today, as to what happened between the 2. That is too bad, as I really like his mom. Of course she is a bit different than me, because, let's face it, I am a very one of a kind person, and a bit on the strange side, lol! But at get togethers, over at DD house, if her DMIL was there, I had fun with her. So I feel bad that there is something going on that is ticking DSIL off. Sorry that 1 comment turned into a long story, hahaha. When we went over to the brewhouse to look at their private room, and have dinner there, the other night, not 1 single person had a mask on. Not the waitresses, nobody. The mask mandates for this whole area expired the other day. I had my mask in my hand walking in, but they do not even have any kind of sign on the door about it, so I put my mask away. Kind of nice too, to go without it. Wisconsin is way up on the list for state's that are vaccinated, so I am not worried. I have been going through something, it must be allergies, as I am sneezing and coughing. If it keeps up, I will need to go to the doctor.
Carol, I have not been in a store since the mandate here expired, a few days ago, so I am curious as to how that is going, and see what I wrote to Robin about the restaurant experience from a couple days ago. I had my mask in my hand, going in, but did not need it. I agree, about being a rule follower, so in that respect, if I go into a business that nobody is wearing the mask, as long as there is not mandate, then I will follow the obvious rule of that business, and not put a mask on. I am not too worried anymore about the virus, since so many people, including myself has been vaccinated. I will wear my mask if the business requests it to be worn. Thank you, I too hope I find a venue....and SOON!! It would be funny, with telling people to save that date, and then we can not find a place!!! LOL!!!!
Anngie, here in Wisco, we are going back down in temps, and Sunday, it is to be only 50 with a chance of rain. Then a couple days later, the temps will start rising. So our weekend does not sound that good. I need to get a nice light rain jacket, something that is more feminine looking. I have a rain jacket, but it is something that you would wear with jeans, or something like that. I think I will need a light jacket Sunday, but a nicer looking one. So maybe tomorrow I will make a run to Kohl's. The date of the memorial/birthday celebration is July 17th....DH birthday. I am looking forward to having a birthday cake there, and putting candles on it and having the grand kids blow out the candles, after singing happy birthday to Grandpa. About your DH not knowing when food on the grill is done, for some reason, my dearly departed DH always knew when it was time to take it off the grill, and as far as I can remember, I don't think we ever had an oops, something that did not turn out the way we wanted.
I am picking DD up at 10:45, so I have to shake a leg, and get my computer stuff done quickly. Was up and down all night, just like you were Robin, the other night, and of course now my butt is dragging. Am getting tired of the coughing.
I had a dentist appointment this morning. Just a regular cleaning, and I'm glad that's done for another 6 months. No exercise this morning because I didn't get up extra early and I had to make it to the dentist by 8:00. I worked on a menu and grocery list, I want dh to go today. Later I have a haircut which I badly need.
Dinner last night salmon with butternut squash risotto. that risotto is something I always make when dd is home because she loves it. She had a few nibbles of the salmon. tonight we will grill chicken and tomorrow schwarma because she loves that too, but that means making pita bread so I have to plan my day accordingly.
DD - your dd's mil is probably very different with her son than she is with you. Aren't we all like that?
DD is making me brunch Sunday - maybe omelettes. We were talking about what she will make and I think her repertoire is limited. She has a zoom meeting with next year roommates Sunday evening so I didn't want to turn dinner into a big deal and have her feel rushed to make the meeting. She bought me an orchid when she was at Target the other day and she ordered a cookbook I want (the "light" instant pot cookbook by the same cookbook author that wrote the IP cookbook that I love).
Another windy day here. It wasn't too bad yet when I walked earlier. I know by time we walk later morning though it'll be windier. At least it'll be in the 60's. Finished my book while I walked. Now I've started The Lost Girls. Can't remember now who recommended it if it was someone here or one of my friends. Getting into it right away so I'm sure I'll like it.
Karen, July 17th is my my DS's BD too. DH's is the 13th. Hope you find a venue soon. Are you planning a sit down meal or just cake?
Funny, we are a big group of July birthdays too, DS#1 is July 7th, DS#2 is July 12th, and DH is July 15th. And those following right after our June 23rd anniversary, not to mention Father's Day.
Karen, glad you are making some headway about the celebration. Are people going to speak at all? Not sure if your grandkids would be the type to do this, but maybe some kind of candle lighting, then blowing out, where they could mention a memory of their grandpa when they lit the candle. Just an idea. Of course you have to tell us about the drama with DSIL's DM, we love to hear that kind of stuff.
Marsha, I really need to look for some light Instant Pot recipes. I haven't used it much recently because the things I made that came out good were all higher in points. I'm surprised the girls would plan a Zoom on Mother's Day. Most people do things, unless they are not at home now.
Gareth, I have not read that book. I was thinking it was one I had heard of, but that is The Lost Girls of Paris.
I am enjoying Eternal. Very interesting. It is giving me an idea of how things developed in Europe in the 1930's. This takes place in Italy, but I am sure certain things were similar through the rest of Europe as Hitler came to power. I've been reading it on my laptop, so I am not sure exactly how far into it I am, but almost half way. That will have to stop soon and I will have to switch to my kindle because it is expiring.
I decided I wanted French Toast on Sunday, and DH said he would make it, so I bought a challah today for that, which is really a good thing to use for it. It is better when it is not super fresh. That is unless he eats in before Sunday morning.
Robin, I wish half the people in Texas were wearing masks. I'm not sure our Walmart is a good sample for the whole state. I went to the dollar store this morning and their sign was still and most people had them on. Our DGS is 3 years old and I've seen adults make more of a fuss about wearing one than he does.
I think I am going to ask for a Panera strawberry poppyseed salad for Mother's Day lunch and then DH and I can go get our sundae late in the afternoon. I asked DD if she was getting breakfast in bed and she told us her DH just says plans are in place but it's a surprise.
It's beautiful today. Sunny with little wind and it is 77 high now.