Sunday, September 2, 2018

What UP, Weekend / OMG it's September!

I'm a wee bit late to the party, but I still made it!
The weekend is technically only half over. 

Where did the summer go??  That's OK - I'm not a huge fan of heat & humidity anyway.
Someone is adding a degree of difficulty to blogging, tho.  
I'm surprised Rusty's on me, since his favorite person (Randy ) is over chillin' on the bed ~ gasp!~ alone!
As usual, I'm linking up some positivity with the fabulous ladies at the Peaceful Posse.
These are just a few of the things that made me happy this week.   I had a couple crabby days, but those don't matter.  I don't even know what my problem was. 
Last weekend, we got free suite tickets from the VFW for a ballgame at Jimmy John's Field.  The mascots came in to visit us!  

Wednesday was my birthday.  Randy sang Happy Birthday to me at the stroke of midnight and
 I got this SnapChat from Miss Angela.
I had my first pumpkin spice of the season.  
That's iced coffee since I'm not a fan of lattes. 
Confession - I like their maple donuts & Timbits better than the PS. 

Somehow Randy got off work early, and picked me up from work (leaving my car there) and we went to first Belle Isle & then Detroit.  He even brought my camera with him!
The flag at half mast for Senator McCain.
 Randy was so excited to see on a 100th Anniversary Michigan State Patrol car! 
Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse  
the only lighthouse in North America made entirely of marble.
It's at the north end of Belle Isle, looking toward Lake St. Clair.  
Detail of the birds around the top of the lighthouse. 
Detail of the carvings above the aquarium.  

 The James Scott Memorial Fountain was turned off due to come maintenance.  Kind of a bummer, but we could see the carvings better.
(from 8/16) 
Catfish?  Or big fish with reins?
Snapping turtles
Goat Pegasuses?
 This was the north end.  That's Canada on the right.  
 Detroit's skyline
 Greektown Hotel & Casino showing some Respect!
Aretha Franklin's viewing was happening nearby, at the Wright Museum for African American History.
After dinner & drinks at the hard Rock Cafe, we walked down toward the Riverwalk.  Hart Plaza was entirely blocked off due to setting up for the jazz festival that's happening down there this weekend.  So we opted to go back to the car.  My feets were starting to hurt, since I'd come straight from work and was still wearing the shoes I'd had on there.  At least they were flats & not heels!

I love this pic!
I didn't even know that Randy took this until he told me to look at what he tagged me in on Facebook!
I saw this sunrise on my way to work the next day 
- a good sign for my first day of being 45!

The rest of the weekend is going to be very lowkey.  It's too hot to go dig thru Fall & Halloween stuff in the garage (I signed up for this thing called the Secret Reaper gift exchange on a Halloween message board I belong to.  And I'm pretty sure I have some things that would be perfect to gift to my "victim")  I should have been doing that earlier in the week when it was nice & comfortable out.   Ooops. 

Tomorrow I'm supposed to walk in the Romeo Peach Parade with my VFW.  It'll be fun!  I haven't been IN a parade in a long time.  Pretty sure it was high school the last time I was.  I'll see if I can get some pics.  If I understood correctly, we're going to be walking with the Romeo post.... since we're meeting there & they're putting on "a spread" afterward.  The more the merrier!

What kind of fun stuff has happening in your neck of the woods?



  1. Happy Belated birthday! So sweet he wished you a happy birthday right at midnight. I can't believe it's already September! My birthday is also coming up. Looks like you've had a great summer!

  2. You have some gorgeous pictures my friend! And you know I'm a sucker for Rusty and his cuteness.

    Say, did you ever try a couple of years ago at Tim Horton's when they had the salted caramel donuts?! OMG I wish they hadn't stopped making them, and that they put it on their regular menu.

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday (happy belated hun!) and that you've had a good week so far. Tomorrow is Fri-YAY!!!!! :)



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