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Friday, November 12, 2021

Pollyanna Days

Week 45 of the year is over. How can that be possible? Life passes by so fast.  This week was interesting. Things were neither exciting nor dull, but just rocked along in a fairly predictable pace. I have seen My Beloved Sister a good bit this week, which is wonderful because no one makes me laugh as much as she does, and what's better than genuine laughter?


Friday: I was alone and feeling sorry for myself, so I found a Netflix show, "Sisters",  to binge and then I binge read. Binging is not something I need to do often, but it was kind of nice for one day!

Saturday: TheHub had to work entertaining a group from Boston,  so we did not do our usual running around. Instead I did a little Christmas decorating  (yes, I know it's early, but we have some weird circumstances going on ) while waiting for the ball games to start.  DIL2 came over after babysitting her adorable nephew to watch the game with me. Bama and LSU played and, by the skin of their teeth, Alabama won. Roll Tide!

Sunday: We were tired and there was a wonderful nap involved!

Monday: The doorbell rang and I was expecting it to be a guy bidding on some work I need to have done. Instead it was one of my  neighbors. I have not seen is a long time. I technically live in the same neighborhood I did when she lived two houses away, but we moved over 20 years ago to the section I am in now. In reality we live just 3 or 4 blocks apart now, but the way the streets wind around makes it feel  much further. She came in and visited for a while. It was so nice to catch up.

Tuesday: My beloved sister and I had another meeting with the attorney. I think we are mainly racking up fees for them. After the meeting we were hungry and found a fabulous new joint in Bluff Park. The Electric has a funky and groovy vibe and is a salad and sandwich restaurant featuring a full bar.  The wedge salad was so big I ate half for lunch, we had 1/4 for dinner and the remaining became my lunch the next day!

Wednesday: TheHub woke feeling really bad so he went to work anyway and stayed in his personal office and having no contact with anyone until his Covid test came back__ negative! (Personally, I can't believe he went in at all. I am pretty sure that is how crap spreads!)
He was still feeling rotten and came home early. Even feeling like crud, he still wanted to go look at the two options we had narrowed  down for our joint everything present. Fortunately we made a decision. I am glad because I am tired of looking!

Thursday: We had to go to one of our friend's funeral. It was held at our church and was such a lovely celebration of his life. He was a great guy and will be missed very much. We left right after a thunderstorm had passed, and suddenly it is fall. All the way home the leaves were brilliant. Ok maybe they were just wet and looked brilliant but it was a beautiful ride home remembering Jim, a true gentleman.

I do have a request to make of any of you who stream music with Spotify. Please go and grab "Grow" by Helena Hallberg (artist). This is my daughter-in-love's newest single that dropped 11/12 at midnight. She is trying to get some traction with it and would seriously love any of you who felt inclined to download it. Even if it is not your musical taste, it would still help her a lot if you added it to a playlist. I snagged it a 12:03 a.m.

Now go find your joys. They are always out there even if you have to hunt for them a little.

May all your weeds be wildflowers,
Anne

32 comments:

  1. While I wish restaurants had more manageable portions due to waste overall, I love when a meal out stretches to leftovers for my lunches. It sounds like you had some good catch-ups. I'll look up how to download her song or have my daughter's as they use Spotify.

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    1. Like you I wish restaurants were made for a real appetite. We did go out after an attorney meeting today and found another new place (to us) with meals that are appropriately portioned.
      Thanks Sam! Helena would appreciate the add.

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  2. Thank you for posting your joys. I need to do this more often!

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    1. Joys can be elusive, so I actively hunt for them and manage to find at least one every single day!

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  3. I am hoping (so much) that the presence of a cursor here means that my commenting woes are a thing of the past.
    Your week sounds pretty good (except for your husband's illness). Congratulations to your daughter in law.

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    1. I am sorry that TheHub is sick but, honestly, since it is not Covid I am not very worried!

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  4. I really liked Dusty Springfield. Her music (and her look) were very much the epitome of the 1960s weren't they! And I do hope your hubs feels better soon. Feeling that bad and feeling obliged to go in to work is rotten!

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    1. I have been on a Dusty Springfield tear lately!
      Feeling that bad and going into work anyway is idiocy!

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  5. Im sorry your dh has been sick, but glad he tested negative for COVID. The restaurant you ate at with your sister Sounds like fun. I enjoy perusing a menu from a new to me restaurant. It’s part of the fun.

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    1. My sister and I decided we are going to go out to eat at a new to us place every week for a while. Our only codicil is for it to be after the standard lunch hour and the place has to be nearly empty. That's not too much to ask is it?

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  6. Sounds like a busy week. So glad your "Hub" did not have Covid. That stuff sure is sneaky...
    Sorry to hear that one of your friends passed away, but glad you were able to attend his celebration of life. I love that idea so much better than just calling it a "funeral". We need to celebrate the life of our dear ones. I don't do Spotify and wouldn't know how to begin. I hope your DIL's music keeps moving up. If I could, I would. So nice a friend stopped in for a visit. I love it when that happens spontaneously! Especially if it is someone you enjoy visiting with. We don't do that enough anymore. Covid made everyone afraid to go calling. I hope you have a joyous weekend, and I love the thought about "may all your weeds be wildflowers." That's how I look at them..."God's garden!". Bye for now.

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    1. I am Methodist and all the funeral services at my church are termed "Celebration of Life" . I love it because they become so personal and uplifting at the same time.
      It used to be that I only would be around vaccinated people, but now I have expanded it and only want to be around those who have had a booster (provided they were vaxxed 6 months or over ago) I will defend anyone's right to choose to be non-vaccinated, but I have to right to stay away from them.

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  7. I added your DIL's song to one of my playlists. Her voice is beautiful. I am glad your husband tested negative.

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  8. Hope your husband is feeling better, and glad to hear his test was negative.

    I do hope too that things are settled with the lawyer soon. I'm sure you'll be happy to have things finished.

    Looking forward to hearing about your joint gift. It sounds interesting. Don't worry about Christmas decorating - I'll be starting next week. We've got snow so it's time!

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    1. Things are settling. The lawyer is not our issue, it is the stock broker that is causing all this back and forth.
      We are leaving for Oregon for 10 days and will not be back until the Monday after Thanksgiving. There are a couple of things that could possibly be going on right after we return so I want to at least have the living room, dining room and kitchen decorated before we leave.

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  9. Will definitely go pull that music, missed you while I was gone.

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    1. I missed hearing your adventures in Hawaii and hope you will post all about them. Meanwhile I will just be pea green with envy!

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  10. Glad to hear your husband tested negative and hope he feels well, soon. Sorry to hear about your friend's death, but, I do like the idea of celebrating his life. Decorating for Christmas now, when you have the time to do so, rather than wait until later when you will be too busy, sounds like the sensible thing to do. :) Hope the week ahead will be filled with many joyful moments. :)

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    1. I am not sure if decorating now is sensible or lacks sanity, but it is what I am doing.

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  11. I love Dusty Springfield! I don't have spotify. Is there some place where I can hear her music.

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  12. Love Dusty! So glad your hubby tested negative. Having spent the better part of today at the trauma hospital ER with Tom, I'm still feeling a 'sheen' of something. Imagination overload. Still hunting!

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    1. I am so sorry for you both. Hope he is doing better now.

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  13. I hope your husband feels better. A terrible cold has been going around here. It mocks sinus infections and makes people cough for weeks. I haven't had it, but Sweet Cheeks did. It's so nice a DIL came to watch the game with you. My former DIL is so sweet to me. I love her. I'm afraid I don't download music. If I did, I would get your DIL's song. I'll ask Sweet Cheeks if he uses Spotify.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I have 3 very different DIL's but all of them are wonderful and I could not love them more.

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  14. I don't do Spotify, either, but will look in to it. I have enjoyed what you have shared from your DIL in the past.

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    1. She is a talented woman and I hope I can be one of her biggest fans (just not a creepy fan)

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  15. I put "Grow" on a playlist, I hope that helps.
    Decorating now seems like a smart thing to do and a different restaurant for lunch every week sounds like a project I can support!

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    1. Thanks so much Kylie! Every little bit helps!
      I am looking forward to my lunch project!

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