It’s been a week and a half, but I have almost NO photos for Friday Night Photos. I don’t want to skip it again, though, so I’ll share what I have…
Jerry and I were watching a show and the “kids” on it (I put that in quotes because they’re in their 20s, but compared to Jerry and I, we’re kids!) kept using the word “ick.” Because of the context, I could basically tell what it meant, but I texted Ellie to ask. Then another word we heard was “rizz”–so I had to ask about that too.
This started a long discussion with Noah and Eli about slang words and what words are being used a lot now. Then Jerry and I told them the slang that was popular when we were their age: “Soup?” and “poo” and “boogin”… making me cringe now haha.
When I’m done with my run each morning, I sit down with a cup of tea and work on the NY Times puzzles (Wordle and Connections) as a sort of “reward”. Cats are used to running up to claim my lap the second I sit down. I can never sit without cats jumping on my lap. Chick lost that fight, hahaha.
I had the house to myself one night and it was a perfect fall day — it put me in the mood for a scary movie. So I popped some of the popcorn I bought at Eastern Market in Detroit. I got cozy in my new favorite blanket and watched half a movie before the kids came home and the atmosphere instantly changed from warm and cozy and quiet to bright and loud. I invited them to watch it with me, but apparently watching horror movies with your mom isn’t cool 😉
The picture below doesn’t show much, so I’ll have to take a better picture later of exactly what I did. But, I am very proud of this little project! I’ve wanted a certain muslin blanket for about two years, but it’s expensive and it just didn’t feel right to spend the money on it. After paying off the house, though, I decided to get one. I bought an “imperfect” one – meaning it has a small flaw somewhere – because it was much cheaper. Also, I knew the pets would be on him and he’d get a defect pretty quickly anyway!
The blankets are all oversized and the queen equals a king. I almost bought a double to fit a queen size bed, but then I had an idea. I bought a king size (which is 120×120) and then (very, very carefully) cut it into pieces. From these, I was able to make two large throw blankets (60×80) and EIGHT pillowcases (for regular sized pillows)! Below is one of the pillowcases (inside out).
We had a few rainy days and I remember Estelle really liked my phototherapy lamp in the winter. I took it out to her and immediately, she settled in front of him. I think it’s so funny that he’s into it!
This is another project I just started late last night. I won’t say what it will be yet, because I have no idea what it will be like, but hopefully I will soon
My lunch today made me think of elementary school. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the crusts cut off and an apple without the skin. I never peel apples, but it sounded good today — and it was delicious.
And finally, this is a chart of my morning runs–today marks a 50-day streak. I still only run a block (or two, most of the time, because it’s only a tenth of a mile difference). It only takes five minutes and I love starting my day in such a positive way. It’s the first thing I do in the morning. Even when I don’t feel like it, I remind myself that I’ll be done in five minutes — there’s NO reason not to!
And that’s all I have. Tonight, Jerry and I are actually going on a real date — it’s been a long time since we’ve done that. Our friend Paul is playing a gig and we’re going to see his set. I’m looking forward to it!