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Monday, November 28, 2022

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

IMG_20221124_192308_914And here we are, Thanksgiving is done and over and we are just a few days away from December. I honestly don't Pixlr_20221128211057721 know where this year has gone but hey, here's to 2023. Just a little over a month away now. 

Thanksgiving was nice and low key and really my whole Thanksgiving break (Thursday to Sunday) was nice and quiet. We ended up with no real big plans so it was just a lot of relaxing, watching TV, reading and whatnot. 

Thursday we slept in a bit and I finished up most of my Christmas cards in the morning. Then around lunch time we started watching the newest season of Manifest on Netflix before heading out to the Hopkins Inn for our 4pm reservation. Had a lovely delicious dinner. Our table was right by the fireplace which was nice and cozy. I had Wiener Schnitzel and Mike had the scallops, both with all he traditional Thanksgiving sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce and so on. After dinner we headed home and watched "Spirited" on Apple TV before binging more Manifest. 

Friday I wrote a few letters and Mike wanted to watch the US - England World Cup game at 2pm. And later we finished up Manifest. Saturday wasn't very eventful either. Had lunch at Rizzuto's and later in the evening I put up our Christmas tree so that's done as well. 

Sunday we went to the movies and saw "The Fabelmans" which was a neat movie, followed by a late lunch at Newsylum. And eventually headed home and watched more TV, starting on the most recent season of Dickenson on Apple TV. So as I said was a pretty low key and quiet few days. 

In more exciting news we took advantage of a couple Black Friday deals. I treated myself to a new Kindle Paperwhite and we booked a great travel deal. Heading to Barcelona & Lisbon for 7 days (3 nights in each city) in February. $650 per person including all the flights and hotels. Definitely a great deal. It's been a while since we have been overseas together (Croatia in 2019) so that should be fun for sure.

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to: Celia/MA. Letters went out today to: Carmen/Malta and Kimber/Canada. 

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Not a great week but a fun brunch to close off the week

20221120_133821And already the weekend before IMG_20221118_184943_963 Thanksgiving. This year is truly flying by. This week has been a bit of a blur and not necessarily in a good way unfortunately. 

Been a bit under the weather. Both Mike and I have been battling an annoying cold all week. We have both tested multiple times for Covid (Mike pretty much every day at work) so we know it's not that.  Just an annoying bug.  Started with the sniffles/congestion which turned into a cough. Mainly just been tired. 

Friday I got my Omicron Covid booster shot which made me even more tired but I am glad that's done. My arm hurt a lot for a day and a half and I had the chils overnight but all is well. 

The other thing that put a big damper on the week is that Mindy passed away on Tuesday. I know I had mentioned she was in a bit of a downward spiral again but things progressed rather quickly unfortunately. We had a vet appointment for her Wednesday but Tuesday she passed away at home. I guess in a way it's good she wad spared another car ride to the vet and she took the decision out of my hands. We would have tried to get her another steroid shot but clearly she decided she had enough. I do miss her dearly. But it is what it is of course and just part of owning pets. 

Let's see how next week goes. It's a short week with Thanksgiving on Thursday. We have reservations at the Hopkins Inn so that should be good.  

Today we met up with Shannon & Erik (our niece & nephew) for brunch. It's been a while since we have been out with them so that was fun. 

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to: Carmen/Malta and Kimber/Canada. 

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Klimt NYC Exhibit, my mom's birthday and other random stuff

Pixlr_20221112142420666Alright behind with my posting again so here we go trying to catch up. First things first it's my mom's birthday today so happy birthday mom. :) I spoke with her earlier and sounds like they had nice weather and she was even able to sit outside in the sun for a while.  

Last weekend on Saturday we went to NYC to see the Klimt Immersive Exhibit Gold in Motion which was a lot of fun. Neat experience and besides Klimt they also had some Hundertwasser as well. Very cool. After the exhibit we walked to The Penny Farthing for lunch.  The weather was super nice (70ies and sunny - very strange for November) so we walked instead of taking the subway. After our lunch we also walked back up to midtown where we parked. Lots of walking but the weather was definitely perfect for it. 

Sunday we went to Rizzutos for lunch and eventually caught up on some TV at night.  And since then a whole week has already gone by again.  Nothing too exciting to report. Was supposed to get my bloodwork done for my upcoming physical on Thursday morning but when I got there they didn't have the order from my doctors office so I had to reschedule that. Ended up doing it this morning instead after the doctor's office called in the order to Quest. 

Also got some of my Christmas cards done this morning. I know it's early but especially with the international cards it's best to get them in the mail early.  Nowhere near done but got most of my international ones done so that's something. Will just need to continue doing a few at a time to get them all done in time.  

We may go to the movies tomorrow. No other big plans. A bit worried about our cat Mindy again these days. She had plateaud there for a while but I am worried she may be slipping again.  We might have to bring her to the vet again for another steroid shot. I guess we will just have to see how it goes.  

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to: Carmen/Malta and Kimber/Canada. 

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