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Hey, hey, where did the weekend go? October 20 - 22, 2017

The Green Dragon

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Oct 22, 2017, 8:06pm Top

I actually did something this weekend! Have to have a thread to put it in.

I took my 86 year old mother, and my sister-in-law to Klamath Falls, OR, the Running Y resort, to meet my sister and grand niece. So, ages 4 - 86. We had a lovely time. My great niece loves to sing, so we walked through the snow and rain singing all the songs I could remember, to the fitness center where there is an indoor heated pool. My sister drove her car in case we were too cold to walk back to the room, but we managed.

I have to tell you, the women in my family can cook! We had grilled elk, baked onions and squash the first night, homemade sweet rolls and quiche in the morning, chicken enchiladas, broccoli and fruit salad for lunch, grilled Mulejé pork with roasted cauliflower, home grown green beans and mixed green salad the second night, and sausage gravy with biscuits (baking powder biscuits) this morning. Ham sandwiches on the way home.

Mexican dominoes, and cards filled any slack time, but so did a lot of visiting. It was a wonderful weekend. We are all exhausted.

Oct 22, 2017, 9:15pm Top

Sounds like a great weekend!

I went to my mom's to deliver her new kitten. He is adorable and a spaz. He'll keep her entertained and will be a good playmate for her other cat.

Oct 22, 2017, 9:41pm Top

>1 MrsLee: That sounds like a real weekend to remember! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time, and now I'm hungry!

I went to one book sale on Friday and another on Saturday, and I was driving alone, so I had plenty of time to listen to audiobooks. I spent much of the rest of the weekend cataloguing and scanning covers. I spent a good part of today working on my segment of an online book discussion. I also ironed some clothes, which only happens about once every five years or so. That was less enjoyable than my other activities, but it gave me yet more audiobook time.

Oct 22, 2017, 9:55pm Top

What books did you listen to, SylviaC?

I did a little quilting, but otherwise took it easy this weekend. Runny nose last night - stupid allergies. Made it to church today and went for a drive. Slow weekend.

Oct 22, 2017, 11:28pm Top

>1 MrsLee:
Yay family visits! And then you get to go home.

Oct 23, 2017, 7:18am Top

On Saturday I went on a day out with the bell-ringers, to visit and ring at some other towers. There was a nice pub lunch too, my favourite part of the day.

Yesterday I had to clean and tidy my flat in preparation for the arrival of a friend who had a long layover in London between flights from Lagos to Seattle. She was able to stay with me overnight and thus save herself having to find a place at the airport. We went out for dinner at a local Thai restaurant; it was great to have time to catch up over food.

Oct 23, 2017, 8:06am Top

>4 cmbohn: Currently, it's Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi.

Oct 23, 2017, 9:08am Top

>4 cmbohn: May I just say, how nice it is to have you posting here again? :)

>5 suitable1: Amen!

Oct 23, 2017, 10:38am Top

Also, I am functioning under protest here. I had a beautiful weekend of snow and rain, fall colors, brisk air and now return to days and days of 90° plus or minus a few degrees. Humph.

Oct 23, 2017, 11:10am Top

>1 MrsLee: SNOW? already? far out...

Oct 23, 2017, 11:55am Top

I made apple jam. Mostly I was doing chores that have accumulated, but we still have a glut of cooking apples (and neither of us is that keen on stewed apples in eg pie) so jam was attempted. It came out surprisingly well considering it's my only 2nd ever try. A hint of cardamon added a pleasant edge.

Oct 23, 2017, 11:58am Top

We might get snow one night this week, too.

Oct 23, 2017, 11:59am Top

8- Thanks! It's good to be back.

Edited: Oct 23, 2017, 1:56pm Top

I pretty much finished off the pre-winter prep in the garden, and went to the fall Home Show, because I had a free ticket. Other than that, I was plowing through Faith Hunter's Skinwalker series, and putzing around the house.

Oh, and I came up with the design idea I need for this year's winter holiday-that-shall-not-be-named cards.

Oct 24, 2017, 8:46am Top

>11 reading_fox: That sounds delicious!

Oct 25, 2017, 7:03pm Top

I had a good weekend, starting Friday after work with a good walk with friend and dogs, then did some TV binge-watching while marking assignments. Duncan (my puppy) hasn't seen much TV and was quite impressed.

Saturday had a leisurely morning, then went to the Culture Fest, put on by our Literacy Society, where I ate lots of interesting ethnic food and visited with many friends. This was followed by a good dog walk, then putting on my winter tires and washing the truck in the shop at work (very handy). Evening featured more TV and a little marking.

Sunday was a walk with two friends and their dogs around the long ski trail (about 8 km) to see what work it needs before ski season. There are not too many trees down, which is great. It was a lovely walk, with a little fresh snow which the dogs loved. We saw some lynx tracks, as well as lots of squirrel and rabbit tracks. Picked up an interlibrary loan of Evolution on the way home. It's a beautiful book, and I'm looking forward to getting into it. It was a book bullet from someone here. When I got home, I cleaned and put up my bird feeders, put away the clothesline and kayak, and put burlap around my cedar to protect it from the deer for the winter.

Altogether a fun and productive weekend.

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