All About You (Krissie) Labor Day Edition

It’s starting out as kind of a Mournful Monday. Funny the stuff that can set you off – for me it was a dress shirt of Tim’s. It just brought back the time when things seemed relatively normal and there was a future ahead.
But weeping is a waste of time (though maybe occasional little weeps are all right – you can’t just ignore loss) as long as I put on my big girl panties and move forward. Though trust me, even keeping almost 30 pounds off, my panties are always big girl.
It’s a cool, glorious day in the north country. I have a lovely cup of Sumatran coffee, my children are stable, I’ve had fun with my heritage BFF (Sally) and I get to spend time with my indie BFF next month (that’s Sally and Jenny), and I get to spend a week with my grandchildren due to unforeseen circumstances. I have a pretty close relationship with my almost-DIL, which is lovely, so I get to help out, etc. Sometimes DILs can make it hard to see the grandchildren, and God knows Erin’s family tries to keep me away, though I think they’ve finally begun to accept that we’re part of the kids’ family (grudgingly).
So, tell me what your week looks like. (No, this isn’t a stupid, disinterested (I just accidentally spelled disinterred) writer on Facebook trying to drum up hits, this is me and community wanting to know). Do you have one thing of joy you’re looking forward to? One thing you’re dreading?
My joy is seeing my grandchildren on Saturday. Beyond joy.
Am I dreading anything? Not crazy about the flight. Oh, I know. I only have a 55 minute layover in Atlanta, and I can’t move fast (leg gives way). Kinda dreading that.
But most of all I soldier on, and even on a Mournful Monday I taste the Sumatran coffee and watch the the bright orange and red leaves dance in the breeze..
So, tell me about your upcoming week.

8 thoughts on “All About You (Krissie) Labor Day Edition

  1. My bit of joy is that I get to see a Reese Witherspoon Rom-Com with a good friend.

    As I age, I find I like less the Oscar-worthy, yet depressing, sad ending movies than the HEA fluff movies. One such of the first I saw last week was Glass Castle, which had great acting and (I guess) an uplifting ending (my personal opinion on that is meh). Hated it. 🙂

  2. Lynda says:

    Krissie, when you check in for your flight, tell them that you are going to need a wheelchair assist on your layover to change planes, and they should have someone waiting for you when you land in Atlanta.

    I’m very glad that you’re going to spend time with your grandchildren. The happiest moment of my past week was FaceTime with the Sacramento grandkids. I don’t get to see them nearly enough. Everybody’s schedule is so weird that it’s very difficult to coordinate a visit. But I did have a nice evening yesterday with my grandsons down here. Interesting conversation with the eldest, who will be auditioning for a role in THE GREAT GATSBY today. He wanted my opinion on which part he should try out for. He’s not terribly interested in Nick or Gatsby, but we both agreed he would probably be pretty good as Wilson. (He says he would love to get to shoot Gatsby at the end.) His younger brother, who just started high school, is thinking about auditioning, too, and when he asked me which part I thought he would be good for, I had to tell him that I’ve never seen him act so I really couldn’t say. But it’s just a hoot to have serious discussions about stuff like this with the guys. Their dad was heavily into theater when he was in high school, and of course their great-grandmother was a truly excellent drama teacher. I know she would get such delight out of seeing them now.

  3. Jessie says:

    This week is a major push on to get the contractor’s part of the remodel done. And I am going to load up the lower cabinets as soon as I finish waxing them and lining the drawers. The stove was hooked up on Friday. For the first time in five months I have a stove to cook on. It is different setting from my last stove but I love, love, love it.

    I still have to figure out how to use my new oven which I believe requires the same skill level as piloting a plane, except more confusing. And I have figured out microwaving in my speed oven, now all I have to do is figure out the other six functions. My sister was incredibly impressed that it has a dehydration function, which I will probably never use but who knows. I have a recipe for lemon-raspberry sables that calls for dried raspberries so maybe I can make my own.

    And I plan to resume varnishing the baseboards so it will be a busy week. But good.

  4. Jessie says:

    Also they leveled the kitchen floor. It was really weird after all these years not to have the sauces or fats in my cook pans all ooze to one side of the pan. It was not necessary to continually rotate the fry pan while cooking. Very strange to not have cumbersome techniques to deal with. I can hardly wait to see if cakes will turn out flat without extra work.

  5. My joyfuls are getting a Bookbub ad which will run this coming Friday–yay!! Also joyful is buying a new couch and chair for the living room in the “Christmas House” as the Grandboy calls it. That’s our house in the city as opposed to the lake cottage. He thinks we’re only there at Christmas when he is and only at the lake when he’s there with us. Not sure where he thinks we are the rest of the time, although whenever we skype, he always points out which place we’re skyping from with great glee. Anyway, new couch and chair–can’t wait for the 9/12 delivery!

  6. I switched up the first sentence and then forgot to change the noun and verb to singulars–duh for an editor–sorry! My joyful is… yeesh…

  7. Jill says:

    Upcoming week is going to be quiet. The next week is not going to be-quiet that is. Stuff going on every day. Wednesday we leave to drive to Austin , Texas for a wedding. Rehearsal dinner is on a riverboat on Lake Austin.

  8. Katie says:

    My eldest son starts kindergarten tomorrow, it’s a two week long gradual entry process so tomorrow he’ll only be there for an hour but I am almost in tears thinking about it.

    I have been off work on maternity leave for the last year but have to go back on the 18th, so this week and next is going to involve a lot of time prepping myself mentally and the house physically for the change.

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