Starting the Labor Day Weekend and a Fun Day Out.

So this front came through and gave us some great temps yesterday with MUCH LESS humidity. We are getting our first taste of cooler drier air and a bit of fog in the mornings. And it is lovely by comparison to the hot humidity we have had the last couple to three weeks.

It’s a good weekend for the weather to give us hope for fall, as Labor Day Weekend is the weekend I get out the fall decor, put up my whites, and begin thinking about our fall schedule. We have some plans beginning to perk up but nothing huge. And likely no travel. I have a lot of plans for getting the house in order and some improvements done.

I am soon to be focusing on going through some things in the house and either disposing of it, donating it, or selling it. I’m not really wanting to do any more yard sales. I’ve said that before. But eventually we probably will do another one. It’s nickels and dimes and then some of the folks that have come kinda scare me a bit. There have been some crimes related to them as we live in that kind of world today. But all those little things you paid $ for you hate to just NOT get anything back for it.

So I need to find some type of on line sales thing for smaller items. I have one for my clothes with Thred UP. We have one for books, games, and such as George gets credit with his McKay’s membership. I guess I could look at Ebay again. I just don’t know much about the online sales. I don’t want anyone coming to the house but there are some things that are big that need to go. But all in all there is just a lot to go through that has collected over the years. I quit going through things because most of it seemed like George’s and I didn’t want to mess with it. At some point I think I just got discouraged at so many things collected and ignored it as a lot of it wasn’t mine. But it’s time to tackle it over the next few months. And it’s time to get the insides of this house fixed. Even if we don’t stay here ourselves, if we decide to move again, it will be more in a position to sell and we’ll be in more of a position to move. Those things have been on my mind lately.

So yesterday morning I was able to start doing a lot of things. I was in the middle of a lot of projects when it was time to go out for a fun afternoon of George’s birthday with my SIL and BIL, Kevin. We have had it planned so I knew it was coming, but still I tried to cram as much in as possible Saturday morning because I don’t really get a lot of home time and I had double extra projects this weekend.


  1. Fall Decor
  2. Bathroom Storage
  3. Organize the Camera equipment in the new camera bag.
  4. Organize my iMac files
  5. Cleaning out and going through some things
  6. Starting the next iMovie

And that is about it for the main projects aside from all the many normal ones like laundry, store, getting ready for the next work week, and so forth, and all those things on my list that I want to do as far as learning curves on iMovie, TubeBuddy, YouTube, and making graphics and so forth.

BOTTOM LINE? I was able to do enough yesterday morning to MESS UP everything. I have not cleaned up for the weekend yet, so there is all the normal mess of a lived in house on top of the projects lying around. I had just enough time to start working on things and not enough time to finish. So there is a LOT of “messy” about the house. I don’t like leaving it like that, but we went out and had a great time and I left my frustration behind as I was totally in my REORG and CREATIVE zone and had to switch gears. But we had a great time and had looked forward to it and it was nice to get out!

We met at Half Batch Brewing in Hendersonville.

It’s nice to be able to do breweries again. We wore masks when standing up in there and tables were distanced away. Honestly there was hardly anyone there. So that was nice too. I had us take this pic so we could remember this day, in our masks, at some future point in our lives when we look back.

We then went to a Liquor Store George wanted to go to – to see if they had certain things other ones did not for the cocktail hours at home. We needed Vodka for the fruity or herbal drinks and then an orange liquour for a special drink he wants to make. I bought a favorite, Quilt which you can now get at a $27 price point instead of the $44. And I bought another favorite Coppola’s “Rosso” which we first began enjoying in the days we frequented Sole Mio in Nashville (no longer in business).

Then we went to Sam’s Club. We had a great time there getting flounder, steaks, some canned goods, and some other frozen goods. We had assessed our freezer capacity so we’d know when to quit throwing things in the cart. lol We have a lot still in our freezer because of the cow, the pig, and our frequent going out and buying chicken or other meats during the “meat scare” and other freezer things we bought during the pandemic. It seems once we have space, we fill it up again.

Then off to the Lost Cajun where George had been wanting to eat. He loves that place.

I got a dish that was perfect and was not heavy with a lot of fried food. Most everything there is fried except for like Gumbo, red beans and rice and things like that. Mine was a sautéed shrimp, rice and veggies meal.

So back at home I watched my You Tube shows and George read. We were both happy. By 9:30 I fell asleep with clicker in hand searching for the next “show” so then I decided maybe it was time to go to bed.

Sleep was good. George has tried to take care of Maisy the last two days while I get sleep. It is nice that he tries, but it doesn’t work too well. Maisy is NOT happy until I’m UP! She doesn’t want me petting over Roger when I try to stir him up. If it’s just Roger and I in bed, then I have to wake Roger up and let him stretch so his legs will hold himself up. Maisy does not like it when I’m talking to Roger and taking care of him. She wants a tummy rub and my attention. Other times of the day she is not jealous but she wants that morning attention. I can’t leave Roger in bed though by himself. He will fall off or try to jump off and his little body can’t take it. So I end up just getting up and getting Roger up too. And Maisy barks through the WHOLE thing and it’s BEFORE COFFEE! No one wants constant barking before coffee and to be told what to do. LOL. But she is a demanding one. She is also a sweet one. And I would do anything for her. So I do. She loves me so. And I love her.

As I type, she is at my feet sleeping away. lol.

Well, I’m moving onward to get many things done. We have to go out to the store today to get a few things and then we will be in for the rest of the weekend. We are looking forward to our steaks today and doing our projects or doing whatever we want.

Are you doing anything special this weekend? Any favorite Labor Day meals you are cooking? Having any cookouts?

9 responses to “Starting the Labor Day Weekend and a Fun Day Out.”

  1. Not doing anything special here this weekend. Just whatever…whenever.
    We are having chicken tenderloins on the grill tonight. OMG I love these.
    They are much better than the best of chicken breasts. So tender and taste
    is a step above. I’m having mine on top of a salad. I do have to come up with
    something else to go with it. I’m still thinking. lol
    Your Maisy is something else. It’s so funny how they communicate to us owners.
    And yes, they usually get their way.
    The restaurants look empty that you go in. You’re lucky to have so many options.
    Here in the country we are limited. We are still waiting for a miracle here.
    Your video was really good. What number of clipper do you use on George’s hair?
    I use a #4 & 2 on my husband but I think I need to go up to a #6. #4 seems too close.
    I tell him he gets what he pays for. Really!
    It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, so I’m going to enjoy it.

    • George looked for a “number” on the clipper and didn’t see one. However, we set it on the 1 inch all over for the cut itself. Chicken tenderloin on salad sounds good. I get that from Cracker Barrel a lot. I quit getting it since Covid as their last one was not as fresh and not all the ingredients – probably b/c of not having regular customers at that time and limited veggies. But I be they would be good now. Will have to get me one soon. They are good for weight loss! Yes, I’d say about 50% to 60% of people are still staying away from public places like restaurants and about 80% from the breweries. Many think that is where the virus would be. We just go and do our thing now but wear masks and use sanitizers and wash hands. We do live in a big foodie town and even traveling to the small ones, we sniff out the best eats in town. lol

  2. We got rid of a lot of our old books, clothes, and even a couch. I donated to Habitat for humanity.
    They are so thankful to get anything ,. If there is a chance you may move after the baby comes I would start getting rid of stuff now. Last time we moved about killed us. We need to get another load I am sure from our garage and donate. It is amazing how fast things pile up.
    Maisy sounds like she wants all the attention. They are like kids. So funny.

    • Yes. At some point I think we will have to move. It would be a fortune to pay someone to mow and keep up the place here. I think we will have to find a smaller lot at some point when George gets tired of doing it. Hopefully can hang on til retirement and figure out where “the kids” are gonna be. Lots of repairs before we go must be done and it will be a pain to move. But who knows, we could be here forever. Things DO pile up fast!

  3. Well up early this morning for a Publix run. We have not done a full shopping run in about a month. I check all our local papers for the best sells and Publix has returned to some of their specials. They had boned in ribeyes for 6.99 a pound and country pork ribs bogo. We are gong to friends tomorrow for cookout and pool time. I am taking my bean salad as I believe if I showed up at a dinner without it He Hubby would cry. Whatever we do not eat while there I will leave for him to have. I have been making this for our join meals for at least 43 years. He called to tell Ken about the cookout and he asked what we could bring and he said nothing. Today getting out nails done I asked his wife and she said well what do you think. He would not tell Ken but when he hung up he asked her if she thought I would bring it. New Years it is my Mexican cornbread.

    Enjoyed the video. Love seeing the puppies and missed seeing them while we were there. Love that little Roger. And of course Maisy also. Looking forward to our holidays there this year. I have missed my real Christmas so much for the last few years when we could not be there for family.

  4. Hubs Rick grilled a steak for us yesterday with baked potato and tomato and cucumber salad and today I put boneless ribs in the crockpot and we went to our little mall and did a little shopping. The jewelry store was finally open so I had them clean and check my ring. It was past due with the COVID, usually every six months. I fixed rice and baked beans and roasted bell peppers to go with it. It was just me and Rick. My two girls are staying in my mom’s house right now as we get it ready to sale. She passed in late May, she was the Jean that commented on your blog sometimes. I’ll be heading back up there soon, getting my root canal and crown this week.
    Take care and enjoy the rest of you Labor Day, Sheila

    • Wow you have a lot going on. I’m sorry to hear about your Mom. The food sounds great. Good luck with the root canal! I know you’ll be glad when it’s over. Glad you got to shop. Isn’t it wonderful to get out some? I need to get my ring checked and cleaned too. Have a good week!

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