are good days for catching up! I spent a few hours yesterday with my in-box and Feedly reader and enjoyed reading about what y’all have been up to. Today I have a few updates with what’s been happening around here.
First, the mother of our two favorite little boys is celebrating a birthday today. (and not that anyone’s counting, but this means I’ve been a mama for 33 years!) We have plans for dinner and cake next weekend and I love that we’ll be able to celebrate in person.
And now, back to the weekend before last (yep, it has been a while). My mom, sister, sister-in-law and I are trying a cookbook club this year. My sister chose the Pioneer Woman’s latest The New Frontier and the idea is that we’ll gather monthly and try four recipes from the book. Last Sunday was our first meeting – at my sister’s – and it was a huge success. Karen chose the Buttered Chicken for the entree, Lydia made a Butterfly Cocktail and Polly made Goat Cheese Truffles to start and I had fun with Smashed Cucumbers. I completely forgot to take any photos of the food, but I think our pre-dinner photo more than makes up for that.
Monday was MLK Day and Katie and I planned to walk with the boys in Alpharetta’s March to City Hall. But yikes, it was feels-like-14 degrees that morning and we bagged plans to bundle them up for a two mile walk. Instead Katie grabbed almost the last three seats for the 10am showing of Frozen 2.Everyone loved the movie. Charlie might’ve loved the previews and the popcorn just a little more 😉 Then we had lunch and visited Barnes & Noble (which was packed!) It was fun to check out all the new books. Sam and I read Three Cheers for Kid McGear (latest entry in the Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site books and yes! Kid McGear is a girl! I LOVE these books and am not ashamed to admit that my knowledge of “big trucks” is entirely due to reading them aloud to the boys).
Tuesday morning I had my annual physical (all good … of course mammogram and colonoscopy are still to follow), enjoyed a four mile walk in the park with Lauren … and started to notice that Holly didn’t seem quite right. Wednesday was Senior Services with my mom, another appointment, time with my sister … and Holly was worse. She didn’t even bark “hello” when Karen arrived. Thursday was even worse (Marc skipped golf so I could get a haircut) and we took her to the vet on Friday. He diagnosed a bladder infection (yikes! and I’m sure y’all know how crazy that infection can affect “senior ladies” … which Holly is now – she turned ten last summer) and prescribed lots of TLC and an antibiotic. Most of my weekend looked like this.
Today, she finally seems to be getting better. Marc and I cheered when she jumped off the sofa to bark at something on the television! And ooohhh, I can’t wait to share all the Polar Coat progress (on Wednesday).
In the meantime, thank you for hanging in with me … I’ll be back tomorrow to share an update on my OLW.