Monday, May 18, 2020

weekending/Hello Monday

Happy Monday, friends!  I'm linking up with Tanya from The Other Side of the Road for this blog post. 

It was such a good weekend!  On Friday night, we were all in different directions.  Noah was working, and Graham went to dinner with his friend.  Drew wasn't even hungry, but Todd, Jonah and I ate pizza. 

My sister Trish texted me that night and asked if I wanted to go with her and Mom on Saturday to run to a few places and eat lunch.  My answer was very quick and definitive: YES.  So that's what I did on Saturday morning until early in the afternoon.  It was so nice, and I went to Hobby Lobby!  It felt so normal, and I know I say that every weekend, but it excites me to be normal again.  (Except for people wearing face masks everywhere, that will never feel right.)  That day was my mom-in-love's birthday and they came over to celebrate that night.

I love this picture of her with Graham and Wiley, during Graham's graduation festivities three years ago.  This is a nice picture and all, but this one below is a more accurate depiction of what her celebration looked like:

Todd bought a new cordless leaf blower Saturday afternoon, and decided to test it out on his mom.  Can you tell we mess around a lot when they come over?  And it's always very loud.  We had hamburgers for dinner, and aside from a grill misshap, it was a great evening.  We had two kinds of desserts to choose from and the birthday girl got to eat a little of both because everyone knows that calories don't exist when it's your birthday.

Noah worked his last shift at Papa John's pizza Saturday night.  He went in at 3:30 and was back home before 7:30.  He decided to quit because he is working with his friend Jacob, for Jacob's relative's landscape company.  The hours are daytime hours only and the pay is really good.  Noah worked almost every single weekend from the time he was hired at Papa John's, and he was tired of never having Friday and Saturday nights off.  He would occasionally ask for a weekend night off, but not very often.  He said he won't miss working there, and I believe him, but it was a great first job.  When the weather cools off again and he no longer cuts grass, he has plans to get a job somewhere else. 

We had our last week of online church Sunday morning, and I didn't participate in the first part of it because I was on the screen singing on the praise team.  Next week we get to meet in person!  I cannot wait.

The rest of our day was pretty low key.  The weather was a little gloomy, and we just took it easy.  It was a great weekend.  How was yours? 

Thanks for reading!  Love to all. 


Joanne said...

SO much normal! I long for those days.

Jennifer Goodwin said...

Yes! It felt so good. I don't know where you're living, but I pray it returns to normal for you soon. I feel so bad for everyone who lives in California...Thank you for stopping by!

Tanya said...

This post makes me want to go to Hobby Lobby. Way to go to Noah for rocking that first job and already having his second lined up. Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

Jennifer Goodwin said...

It was glorious! I'll never take things for granted again. And thanks for that, we are proud of him.

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