Beth What's Up Weekend

What’s Up Weekend 9.22.17

It’s the first day of Autumn….and it’s going to be 90 plus degrees in Minnesota today. Woo hoo! I would love the cooler weather to come back, but I have nothing to truly complain about when you think of what the Caribbean and Texas and Florida are still dealing with. And I know it’s a matter of time before it’s cold enough to freeze your Winnebago (points to anyone who gets that reference.) Anyway, it’s Friday and it’s my weekly link up with Charlotte and Lindsey looking back at the happy things and things I’m grateful for this week!

(1) Coffee. I’ve needed it in spades this week. The grocery store had two of my favorite brands on sale this week too, so bonus!

(2) Kitten cuddles. Before we left town last Friday I had a chance to snuggle Jen’s new baby kitty Millie. She’s the sweetest ball of fluff and I shall call her Squishy and she will be my squishy.

(3) Speaking of cats, a rare moment of peace spotted between my two old ladies. They might bicker most of the time now but deep down they still like each other at least a little bit!

(4) Ollie totally rocked his Early Childhood screening yesterday. I didn’t have too much doubt about that, but there is always that nagging parent worry of “what if.” He is all set for entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2019, which is still two years off, but we’ll already be doing preparations next Fall. SLOW DOWN TIME!

(5) Going to paint night with a few folks from work over at Cheers Pablo. We did a Northern Lights painting and I absolutely love how mine turned out. Nate was impressed too. I may look into what I can do to do more painting because let me tell you, it was so relaxing for me.

(6) Ollie wanting to be just like me with my painting. He drew me a picture and asked “is this just like yours mama??” Pretty darn close kiddo.

(7) Starting back up with my church choir after the summer off. Music is in my veins and it is nice to be back singing again.

(8) Saving money. Target has a great program (that ends tomorrow) that if you bring in an old car seat to recycle they will give you 20% off towards a new one. We hadn’t bought a booster seat for my car yet for Ollie, so we finally did yesterday. We saved big time.

(9) Reliving Jamaica memories at the Jerk Chicken festival at Heyday. The samples from each chef were just the right size and all of it was so delicious.

(10) All of you who come here and share in my daily adventures, babbles and craziness. I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know!

Looking ahead to the weekend we have nothing on the calendar. Ahhhh. Let’s just let that soak in for a bit. Ollie’s cold is kind of back with a vengeance so I think a low key weekend is just what we all need. I hope the weekend treats all of you well! Feel free to link up with Lindsey, Charlotte and I below to share your own posts and be sure to check out the others!

14 thoughts on “What’s Up Weekend 9.22.17

  1. That kitten is too much cuteness!!!! I love your picture too…so pretty. Awesome job on the screening Ollie! Definitely need time to slow down around here too. Hope Ollie’s cold goes away soon and you have a nice, relaxing weekend.

  2. Omg – that kitten is so cute. And that’s sweet that your two cats are hanging out some! They do love each other. 😉

    Your Northern Lights painting is gorgeous! I love going to those events.


  3. Yay for nothing on the calendar… that can be so nice! It’s 90 here today too, so hooray fall?? I love those group painting nights too. We did one with my coworkers a few months ago and it was so much fun! I love how your painting turned out!

  4. You did a great job on the painiting. I have been trying to convince someone to go with me but no luck yet. They have a kids day, so maybe Ill take the boys LOL They won’t say no to me! Ollie did a great job!

  5. Omg squish!!!! What a cute lil kitty <3 so glad to hear that your two cats are getting along. I was so worried about Hannah (our foster). She went to her new home today. She had a weird meeting with her sister initially but they got along really well from what the poppa tells me and they are sizing each other up 🙂

    Also what's with this warm weather?? I'm tired of schvitzing!!

    And that's a great car seat initiative that target has! Hope you enjoy your weekend off momma!

  6. Heh, Muppet Family Christmas

    Booster? Wowwee! We’ll still be rocking the five point harness for another 3-4 years up here. I am so looking forward to the day I can be car and booster seat free so I don’t feel so “mom” every time I go anywhere.

    1. And this is why I love you. You win my obscure reference prize! At the childhood screening thing they measured Ollie – he’s pretty much as tall as a five year old. So, booster it is!

  7. Paint night sounds so much fun! I’m glad you found it relaxing.
    Ollie’s picture is so sweet and I hope he feels better soon.
    Those chef’s samples look delicious!
    That is quite a discount on Ollie’s booster seat – nice saving!
    At no. 10 – I love visiting your blog 🙂
    Have a great weekend further.

  8. Grrrrr, comment disappeared, gone. That’s super frustrating.
    I love the picture of your two babies together, since it’s a rarity, I’m sure it was nice to see them canoodling. Your friend’s new kitten is exploring. I just love kitties, they’re so adventurous, curious and most have no fear whatsoever.
    I also love your painting. I’ve always wanted to go to those wine and painting nights but part of me thinks if I’m given wine, mine will end up looking like some epic abstract mess, but I’m sure it would be a good time. I love Ollie’s painting, too. 🙂

    Jerk chicken festival? Oh my friend would have died to have gone. I bet the aromas were scintillating and mouth-watering as you approached the festival.

    Well, I hope this week is better than the last. Mine has been better than the last two, lets just hope it stays that way.


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