January 27, 2021 at 10:18 am #1009442hfantodsParticipant
I’m so sorry Copa. That sucks. I do hope your boyfriend can see his friend in person.
Wow, that is a wake up call, Kate. A guy I went to university with posted on Facebook that last year while he was driving he had a seizure. Thankfully he didn’t hurt anyone or himself. Turned out he had a brain tumour. Due to COVID the procedures were delayed so finally they were able to remove the tumour last week.January 27, 2021 at 2:19 pm #1009475veritek33Participant
I’m sorry about your friend Copa. I agree BG should do what he needs to do in order to safely see him during whatever time he has left.
I’ll think good thoughts.January 27, 2021 at 3:54 pm #1009478CopaParticipant
Thanks, guys. I’ve had some friends encounter some scary health issues, but luckily the deaths have been few and far between. The whole thing prompted BG to make a long overdue appointment for a physical. He’s active and thin so I think he tends to assume everything is a-okay because he generally takes care of himself. And things probably ARE a-okay, but never a bad idea to be proactive with your health.
I think some kind of get-together with his friend is in the works. Another one of their friends wants to drive up from another state for a weekend. I’m sure whatever plan they come up with will hinge on how their friend feels about different levels of risk, but I think they could have a guy’s weekend or something if everyone is willing/able to really hunker down beforehand. I guess on their happy hour Zoom, where they heard the news, they were talking about wanting to go to Moab and acting like it could really happen. After the call ended, BG seemed okay for a bit. We talked about it and did our usual stuff, then he said he had to take care of a few things for work. Maybe 15 minutes later I realized he was trying to distract himself with work, had started crying, and he told me they’d never make it to Moab together. Anyway, it sucks, but even with everything going on, I hope they can figure out something in person that everyone feels okay with, risk-wise.February 12, 2021 at 10:08 am #1029257veritek33Participant
Anyone having any fun stay at home Valentine’s this weekend? My husband has been planning some sort of fancy at home dinner (researching recipes and such – he’s a very good cook) for our first “married valentine’s day.” It’s very sweet and he won’t tell me what we are having, just that I have to show up in our dining room on Sunday evening and we have sparkling Rose.
Also, SIL’s Disney wedding is officially cancelled. They plan to still get married but not at Disney. As awful as she’s been to me, I do feel bad for her that she’s not getting her dream. But agree it was time to move on from that particular dream.February 12, 2021 at 11:41 am #1029258Miss MJGuest
We’re going to cook a nice meal and stay in, too. I’m making homemade pasta and sauce from scratch and my husband is going to make fancy-pants meatballs for him and veggie ones for me and we’ll have it with a nice red wine and then chocolate covered strawberries (from the store) for dessert. It’s going to be damn near freezing here, so even without COVID, I doubt we’d have left the house.February 13, 2021 at 1:53 pm #1029268Cleopatra_30Participant
I am single this year so doing a ‘me’ celebration! I am cat sitting at my classmates place come tomorrow, so should be all cuddled up (maybe) with their cat and have some wine, nice dinner (take out), some new shows to watch (Canadian Baking show and Men in Kilts anyone?!) and a dessert!
If anyone is in the PNW we are all under a blanket of snow. So we may have some of it still tomorrow (unless it pours). So will be a good weekend to stay in! And it is family day on monday AND it is reading week for me (grad student). So I have a nice long break to enjoy after Sunday with a lesser work load).February 13, 2021 at 2:07 pm #1029269
The most we ever do for V-day is a nice home cooked meal and one of more expensive bottles of wine. This year, the husband is making beef burgundy. I’ll make a salad. We’ll have some chocolate cookies from the bakery across the street.
Prior years, he’d grill a steak and two lobster tails. The 5 degree weather and snow is more prohibitive.
Speaking of, I ended up buying the Orolay coat Kate recommended. So between that, my new cozy core leggings from Old Navy and the Ugg boots, I was more than warm enough walking to and from the grocery store today. The hood on that coat does such a good job blocking wind. Loved it.February 13, 2021 at 2:24 pm #1029270
Girl. What color?February 13, 2021 at 2:24 pm #1029271
Also, pls link the leggings.February 13, 2021 at 3:15 pm #1029272
I was boring and bought black. I know, lame. It matches the boots though.
My Pilates instructor loves these, she said she and her sister in law tried on similar from several places and these won.
https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=646199062&vid=3&ak_t=8EB78AF3B2BED520382DABFD322C13DDACE815556D4B00000E332860011C9900#pdp-page-contentFebruary 13, 2021 at 5:38 pm #1029273
I like those, thanks!
I would have gotten the black coat but my existing winter coat was black when the Amazon coat went on super sale. I like the olive green but it’s not my most flattering color.February 13, 2021 at 6:36 pm #1029274
I really liked the green! But it would have clashed with all my other outerwear. I have a lot of charcoal. I had a navy casual quilted coat that I was using, so I needed a black one.