What's Up Weekend

What’s Up Weekend 6.30.17

Hey friends! We’ve made it to Friday and the last day of the month – what?? How did June go by so fast? Anyway, it was a bit of a week at times, so I’m pretty happy it’s Friday. Time for my favorite post of the week, What’s Up Weekend with my peeps in the Peaceful Posse. Here’s a look at what made me happy/smile this last week.

(1) My thrift scores. I’m loving all my new looks so much. Today I’m wearing a lace jacket that I’m not sure I would have picked out for myself, but I really love how it looks.

(2) Good Eats. Nate made a bunch of our favorite meals this week with some of the fresh veggies we picked up at the Farmer’s Market last weekend and they were all delicious.

(3) Casey at the Bat. Nate started reading this poem to Ollie because of a line in a song that he sings him sometimes and now it’s become part of our bedtime ritual. And maybe it’s the fact that most days Ollie isn’t napping anymore, but I think there’s something magical about that poem because as soon as we read it, he pretty much goes right to sleep!

(4) I’m about to embark on a four day weekend! I love working in City Government. They decided it’s not worth being open for one day on Monday, so we get Monday and Tuesday for the July 4th holiday.

(5) Starting this weekend we can now buy beer (or other liquor) on Sundays in Minnesota! I realize it might seem silly and that we should be able to plan ahead for liquor stores being closed on Sundays. And we always have. But there is the rare occasion that you get invited to a party last minute and wish you could bring something fun to drink along, so now we can! I told Nate we might have to go buy a six pack on Sunday just for the symbolism of it.

(6) This week we finished up two pretty major projects at work that have been consuming me for months. I am sure I’ll have another one assigned soon, but I’m going to do a happy dance that these are finished for now!

(7) TV Total Request Live on MyTalk. The radio show I listen to in the mornings does a TV Theme song request segment on Fridays. You can call in and ask them to play any TV theme song from years ago or even current ones. On my way to work I was totally rocking out to the theme from Perfect Strangers.

(8) Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms. Have they been on this list before? Probably. Do I care if I’m repeating myself? Nope!

(9) Cool weather. While I do want some warmer days to go to the beach or something, I will say I like the cooler days where we can leave the windows open and be comfortable at home.

(10) Fun mail. Yesterday I got a postcard from a friend who was traveling recently and it’s always nice seeing something fun and unexpected in your mailbox instead of the usual junk mail and bills!

Looking ahead to the weekend, as I said it will be a nice long one. I know Nate’s planning to brew a batch of beer. I think on Monday Jen and I will be taking our brood over to Como Town at the Como Zoo. And then on July 4th we’re having a picnic with family and close friends who are like family over at my parents house, so that will be a good time too. Then Nate will be traveling for work next week, so I’ll be embarking on a single parent situation for a couple of days. We’ll enjoy our time together this weekend though! I hope you all have a great weekend and to all my fellow US citizens, Happy July 4th! And to my Canadian friends, Happy Canada Day tomorrow!

Linking up with My Pixie Blog, The Flynnigans and The Brave Wanderer

15 thoughts on “What’s Up Weekend 6.30.17”

  1. You’ve had a busy week, but yay for a long weekend! I hope you enjoy your long weekend. Have fun with Jen and the kids on Monday at the zoo. Have a great time at the BBQ on the 4th. I’m bummed we can’t make it this year…hopefully next year!
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  2. I love that lace jacket on you! I haven’t gone thrifting in such a long time, but it’s so fun! That’s amazing re: buying beer in Minnesota Congrats! I live in Jersey and there are some weird blue laws that prohibit the sale of alcohol in certain counties. It’s very strange, and I always forget so try to remember to purchase alcohol during the week and on Saturdays instead.

    I hope you guys have a fun long weekend ahead and yay to getting a major project off your desk at work this week. Nothing more liberating than going into the weekend with an open mind, eh?

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  3. Nice list, Beth! I haven’t tried m n m dark chocolates and now it’s on my shopping list. Sounds like a great weekend coming up. Love your thrift shop haul. You look great. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy 4th of July!!
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  4. Sounds like it will be a much deserved long weekend. Hooray for beer on Sundays! And how did I not know their were dark chocolate peanut M&Ms??? Enjoy your 4th and your family!

  5. Four day weekends are the BEST! As a woman from the south, I do understand the significance of being able to buy alcohol on Sunday. We still continue to have odd rules and laws regarding Sunday and alcohol – which I can never keep track of. Hope your weekend is and has been wonderful!

  6. So many fun things here–dark chocolate peanut m&ms? How did I not know about these? And darn it, we were just a little too early on the liquor on Sundays law!! I wanted to get some wine on Sunday night, just to have at the hotel, when we were there and we learned pretty quickly that wasn’t going to happen 🙂 I understand your joy though because Kansas was the same way until pretty recently. Silly laws.
    And Ollie goes right to sleep you say???? Going to start reading that poem to Jona, stat 🙂
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