It was a good weekend. I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies and we took half to Youngest. Then we had middle, his wife and the two pups over. We made ribs and stuff to go with it. My daughter in law helped, especially since I can’t balance sauces and dressings very well right now, so she made the dressing for the green beans. I loved that dressing so much that I only put half on the green beans and hoarded the rest to use the rest of the week Then we had the cookies and a lemon bread that’s supposed to be a dupe for the Starbucks lemon loaf. Click here for the recipe if anyone is intersted. It has gluten and dairy, but I ate one slice anyone and enjoyed every bite. (Note on the recipe, while I used some lemon extract in the bread, I omitted it in the frosting as many of the commenters on that site suggested and I think it turned out best that way)
We had a good time, and their dogs were fun! Seeing Middle son and daughter-in-law was so what we needed.
Sunday, Wizard and I managed to take apart the two old bookcases in the office and move them out to the side of the house. We’ll have those picked up. We ordered one slightly smaller bookcase to go with the office furniture. That all was the easy part. The hard part was negotiating with Maggie on moving her chair. I want to put that bookcase where her chair is in the corner. But that’s Maggie’s World Viewing Spot and she was not happy when I moved her chair away from the window. So then I compromised and put her chair directedly under the window and she loved it!! The chair fits there so everyone is happy.
Lastly, we ordered some shirts for my brother in law’s memorial service. There’s a theme to honor him, and he’d have loved it. That’s all good, but I spent way too long trying to figure out if a medium or large shirt would fit me. It can be wildly different from shirt to shirt. After two grueling hours of this, it dawned on me — buy both sizes and send the one that doesn’t fit back. I’m super quick-witted that way, LOL. I hope one of the shirts fits. I really like the design and want to wear it for a long time as it will always make think of my brother-in-law with a smile.
This evening we are going to my nephew’s for dinner. They just move close by us, and my niece, who has been living out of the country for a time, will be there too. So will my sister and her hubby. That should be fun.
How was your weekend?