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Runs for Cookies: Friday Night time Images #126

Lastly! By the point this put up goes dwell, I will be on the brink of decide Jerry up from the airport. I have not stated something about his being away as a result of I did not assume it might be a good suggestion to announce on the web that I might be alone for 2 weeks. Effectively, not completely alone–I assume I am unable to say my 17- and 19-year previous boys are youngsters anymore!

Jerry has solely ever traveled for work as soon as earlier than, however he is been eager to for a very long time. He was all set to go to Mexico in 2020, however that was proper when the pandemic began and he opted to not go. For the previous two weeks, he is truly been in Texas–why they selected August to ship him to Texas is past me, however the very first thing he texted me was how sizzling it was, haha.

Possibly I am simply very codependent, however the previous two weeks have been SO hard–emotionally, bodily, mentally–because I’ve by no means spent greater than about 5 days days away from Jerry within the final 20 years. It was very arduous to get used to doing every little thing myself; I hadn’t realized simply how routine our marriage roles have been. I needed to write an inventory of issues to recollect to do!

The timing of this journey was unhealthy for each of us–we’ve been having a tough time recently with all the stuff we have been coping with this year–but I actually wished him to get pleasure from himself (neither of us had ever been to Texas). Sure, he was there for work, however the days have been brief and he had lengthy weekends to do what he wished. (Additionally, he was very fascinated by truly studying from this different plant.) He was there with a co-worker/pal, so that they had enjoyable of their free time.

I have not posted Friday Night time Images for a few weeks, so a few of these are going manner again. A few of them are additionally footage that Jerry despatched me. The primary? He was anticipating it to be sizzling, however he was nonetheless bowled over by simply how sizzling it was when he received there.

In the meantime at house, once I went to mattress I felt one thing tickling my arm. If I even suspect a spider touching me or wherever close to me, I utterly freak out–I’m deathly afraid of spiders! So once I felt that tickle on my arm, I sat leaped up in mattress, slapping my arm blindly time and again whereas fumbling to activate the sunshine and see if there was, actually, a spider. Nope–it was worse. 

A tick!!! That factor was crawling on my arm. I had taken Joey for a stroll and let him sleep on the mattress, so I am considering one in every of us picked it up on our stroll. Fortunately, it hadn’t hooked up itself, however I used to be horrified on the considered it being in mattress with me. So, I truly used a chunk of packing tape to choose it up–you can see all the pet hairs I picked up as nicely, haha–because I wished to ensure it was good and lifeless and couldn’t come close to me ever once more.

Then I spent the subsequent hour stripping my mattress and altering the bedding, looking out each sq. inch of Joey for ticks, having a shower, and looking out my very own physique as nicely. I did not discover any extra. However now I am meticulous about checking each Joey and myself once we are carried out strolling.

Within the morning, I received this textual content from Jerry:

He was interested by how simple or arduous it was going to be attempting to eat plant-based in Texas. I despatched him this meme:

He stated that they have been actually nice about accommodating his weight loss plan, although. He actually ate higher than I did!

I’ve truly been on a giant cherry kick ever since we went with Dave and Renee to Brian’s celebration. Renee introduced a bowl of candy cherries that she’d pitted and sliced, and so they have been SO good. I purchased some the subsequent day and ate them for a night snack for a number of days. In the event that they weren’t so costly, I might most likely eat these as a lot as I used to eat grapes 😉 

This was from earlier than Jerry left… I noticed him take a photograph of a photograph and I advised him he was doing it completely mistaken. There was a glare from the window and you might see his cellphone’s reflection (not tremendous noticeable, however to me it was blindingly apparent after all). So then I walked round attempting to get a very good photograph for him. He was amused, and took about 50 footage of me doing this from each which angle, haha.

Luke and Riley have been at Brian’s once more (I like that I have been in a position to see them a number of instances since they moved to Minnesota) and my mother and father have been going to take the children to a celebration. My mother requested if I might braid Riley’s hair, so I did two french braids. After I was leaving, I noticed these flowers and tucked one behind her ear. She appeared so candy! I requested her if her dad is aware of methods to do a french braid (realizing full nicely that he would not) and he or she stated, “Dad would not even know methods to do a REGULAR braid!”

I went into the mall for the primary time in most likely three years and that is what it appeared like. A lot empty area and nil folks. (Noah had lately advised me a few specific sort of pictures he likes, the place every little thing is lined up a sure manner. I neglect what it is known as. However principally, I attempted to take the image how he’d described and he stated it was precisely what he was speaking about.)

There was a really attention-grabbing retailer that *was* open. And I do not even assume that “attention-grabbing” is the appropriate phrase. Simply take a look…

I chatted with the proprietor and realized that ALL of these luggage on the wall (these footage present solely about half of them) have been toys from youngsters’ meals at varied quick meals eating places. She stated her mother began amassing them (I wish to say in 1986?) right through 2006. It was SO nostalgic–I noticed toys that I might gotten on the uncommon event we went to McDonald’s once I was child.

Noah is tremendous into Shrek, so I requested her if she had any Shrek toys. We each dug by way of containers and containers and solely got here up with a Fiona toy (which I purchased for $1). However critically, that retailer is like stepping right into a time warp. I wish to return there with Jerry; he used to work at McDonald’s when he was a youngster and I do know he’d keep in mind a whole lot of the toys.

In the meantime in Texas, Jerry was on the brink of go to a Rangers baseball sport. He requested what I used to be going to do this day and I stated perhaps I might go to the Tigers sport. I assumed it might truly be type of enjoyable to go to a sport on my own! However I knew I wasn’t truly going to.

Nonetheless, Jerry saved bugging me about going, and wished me to vow that I used to be going to go (or a minimum of do one thing enjoyable). I stated I might. A short time later, he despatched me this image of himself on the Rangers sport.

I used to be nonetheless at house, after all, however I had an thought. I rapidly became a Detroit shirt (I haven’t got any Tigers shirts anymore, so this was the most effective I might do), placed on a Tigers hat and sun shades. Then I took some selfies with a Jerry face…

…and I used the iPhone characteristic the place you’ll be able to faucet and maintain a topic in a photograph and it cuts them out immediately (soooo a lot sooner and simpler than photoshop). I pasted a selfie onto a screenshot of the Tigers sport and despatched him this image. Hahaha!

In actuality, although, at any time when I had a while, I labored on refinishing this cupboard within the storage. It ended up being an enormous pain–I used to be working VERY low on paint (the doorways and cabinets are eliminated, so there was much more floor space to cowl than what you see within the photo–so I thinned out the paint with mineral spirits. I used to be nonetheless very not sure whether or not I might have sufficient, and I thinned it an excessive amount of; the skinny paint brought about drip spots whereas it dried. I ordered some extra from Sherwin Williams, however it took 4 days earlier than it was prepared and I wished to get it carried out.

Anyway, the cupboard is completed and in my bed room, and now it homes all of most of a few of my craft stuff.

This image was from Wednesday, when the boys and I went to see Meg 2 on the theater. Naturally, we needed to take a Jerry-face selfie and ship it to him. I’ve a whole lot of footage of Jerry with the boys like this on the films (they at all times go to the Marvel films collectively) however I feel this may be the primary of simply the children and me.

I get a whole lot of VERY random ideas that simply pop into my head for no cause in any respect, and sooner or later I assumed, “I miss TiVo.” That was the primary DVR we owned and it makes me consider our very early marriage days. I nonetheless keep in mind the “bloop!” noise that it made when quick forwarding. So I simply despatched “I miss TiVo” to Jerry. Poor Jerry thought it was a typo… BAHAHA. 

I will finish with that, as a result of I actually do miss him (if it is not apparent) and I am excited to go decide him up from the airport and listen to about his journey!

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