Monday, November 20, 2017

TWTW - the one before the turkey

Friday
A quick stop at Sam's then on to Jimmy & Jackie's for our annual Friendsgiving. They had their house all decorated and Jimmy even set up a lounge out back with lights and heaters. Everyone brought an app or dessert and it was nice to be able to linger longer than if we were in a restaurant. We're not all in the same place a lot but when we are we laugh like mad. I’m happy and grateful to have had these friends for over 25 years but the stars of the show were Wyatt, Lucy, and electronica music. Just kidding on the last one but totally serious about the first two. We didn't get home until 1:30 and I was up until after 2 but it was worth it! Also, exhibit A of the fucking terrible graininess of the 6S or whatever version of the 6 iPhone I have now. It's like they want to force an upgrade.

Saturday 
Bruce DGAF what time you go to sleep, he still gets up at 6. I went back to sleep from 7:30 - 10:30 because I knew I had to be out in public later and didn't want to be Bitcherella. When I finally got up I jumped right into action cleaning out and reorganizing the coat closet (but not painting it, which it has needed since 2009) under the watchful eyes of all three dogs. I also went through my drawers and closet and culled a bag of clothes. Aside from making bacon mac and cheese bites for later, that took up most of my day. FYI people: Target is beta testing restock, which seems designed to compete with Amazon Prime Pantry. I ordered at 3 pm on Friday and my stuff was there by 11 am Saturday morning for $1 less shipping than Prime Pantry. Your move, Amazon. 
Saturday night was Aubrey's sprinkle. My nephew will be here so soon, I can't believe it. I can't wait to meet him! And yes, all I ate this weekend was cannoli cake and I'm not sad. 
I got home around 8:30 and read a little and watched some Indiana Jones thing with MFD. I don't think I've ever seen one of them all the way through.

Sunday
After contemplating a plan of attack for the day while the dogs lounged in the style they are accustomed to, I set to work work work work work on Sunday. Stacey picked up a bag of donations to take to Mitzvah Circle so that had me in the mood to get rid of more shit. I addressed some Christmas cards until Bruce decided that was enough, put Christmas gifts in bags (reusable bags for all this year, ho ho ho mother earth, this is my atonement for sending paper cards), was supervised everywhere by Gus who must've been trying to make up for Geege being gone, made chicken for chicken lettuce wraps and scrambled eggs for breakfasts, packed up food/house stuff and my clothes for the upcoming long weekend at the shore, and went through a bunch of shit in the basement and reorganized or got rid of it, including books (thanks Instagram!). I also did seven loads of laundry and put what was mine away. MFD left his laundry basket downstairs for two weeks constantly in my way so I said fuck it and did his laundry too. Sunday night I finished the Christmas cards aside from stamps and a few missing addresses and watched the new Will & Grace. 
My people are awesome. Jackie got us a Geege keepsake, Stacey picked up a reusable pug Christmas bag for me, and my Mom gave me some perfume and a nice note. All the warm fuzzies. 


And soon, all the turkey.

How was your weekend?

19 comments:

  1. I have to see if restock is available here - that's so cool! Thank you Amazon for having everyone up their game! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I really want a house so I can host a friendsgiving. Yay for getting a nephew so soon!

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  3. The Friendsgiving sounds like a fun time with friends! Congrats on the soon arrival of your nephew! Such sweet gifts from friends and your mom! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  4. Cannoli cake is my favorite. We have a bakery here that makes them, they relocated from NY and it is amazing! That Geege keepsake is so sweet!

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  5. I really love the concept of friendsgiving so much - so cool that you have such longstanding relationships. Yay for new nephew (and new baby smells)

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  6. I love a good Friendsgiving! And those macaroni cheese bites wrapped in bacon look excellent. I haven't had pasta since September 9. Yes, I remember the date because I am sad. I am thinner but sad and also kind of happy. Unfortunately, I don't think there is going to be any pasta at Thanksgiving, but I may just take the entire bowl of dressing and sit at the couch and growl at anyone who dares to take a scoop for themselves. Mine. All mine! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  7. LOL at bitcherella, that's me without enough sleep and/or coffee as well. Your friendsgiving sounds like so much fun even if your pics came out grainy. Apple seriously knows how to play the game, the camera and the battery life crap out right around upgrade time :-P

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  8. And of course Restock isn't available in my area. Rude! Those mac and cheese bacon bite things look incredible!!! Your weekend sounds fantastic full of cake and canolli. Love that you guys do friendsgiving! Hope you have a fabulous short week!

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  9. The Indiana Jones I saw had a snake pit in the movie. Ew ew ew. Lovely and efficient weekend. Wishing all a loving, giving, happy week❣️🦄
    Love. Your. Momma

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  10. I am actually crying over the Geege keepsake.

    Cannoli cake sounds amazing.

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  11. Your Friendsgiving decorations and group photo pretty much scream FUN.
    And those cakes! Yummm!
    I love the Geege keepsake and of course Bruce's little face <3

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  12. Jesus God, I love cannoli cake so much.

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  13. Love friendsgivings! Um, is that mac and cheese inside bacon...


    Nicole @ www.bentomomentos.wordpress.com

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  14. I have tried to watch Indiana Jones and it always seems like a good idea but then I lose interest. I’m sure restock isn’t available in our area but I’ll check.
    My weekend included fixing our shower, praising the associate at Home Depot for helping us, then going back to Home Depot less than 15 hours later for a wet dry vac because our furnace was leaking. I also laid low due to a viscous migraine. We never do Christmas cards. I’ve thought about sending out happy new year cards though!!

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  15. I love Friendsgivings! It's always a good time, and it definitely sounds like y'all had a blast since you were out so late!

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  16. I just love how Friendsgiving is such a thing for so many nowadays.
    That doggie keepsake is precious. I love when people understand your sadness & grief.

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  17. I haven't watched an Indiana Jones movie all the way through, either, and I've lived!

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  18. Friendsgiving is the best! I love the idea of reusable bags for christmas gifts, I may have to steal that. You got so much done and now have left me with the urge to purge!

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  19. Definitely can't make it through Indiana Jones. It's not you, it's him.

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