Take a Breather

Dinner on Lake Avenue
@DianneN (54891)
United States
January 11, 2016 9:02am CST
The weekend flew by for me, only because we were unexpectedly busy. I began Saturday with errands, returned for a long walk with my friend, then showered and dressed to prepare for my brother, his wife, and dog to stop by. All of us were invited for cocktails, including my walking friend, her husband, and our neighbor's, who just flew in from Finland, at my other sister-in-law's home in our building. Afterwards, everyone wanted to see my brother's new condo. Then my hubby and I went out to dinner with my brother, his wife, and dog. Sunday I got caught in a downpour or two while walking with my friend. I looked like a drowned rat when my brother called. He had a friend who wanted to meet me and see our condo. They arrived within 5 minutes. Ugh! My brother had cooked short ribs and vegetables, so he, his wife, and dog brought it for dinner to our place. I only had to provide drinks, appetizers, asparagus, and dessert. I can't keep up this pace. I need a breather.
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@jaboUK (49069)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 16
Sounds as if you hardly have a minute to yourself Dianne
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
Not much in Florida, it seems. Today I did what I wanted - nothing!
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@jaboUK (49069)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 16
@DianneN Attagal!
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@marlina (58560)
• Canada
11 Jan 16
I am tired just from reading it. Yes, you do need a breather, and a big one.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
I am trying to relax today - a little. Not in the plans for tomorrow. At least I fall asleep instantly!
@Juliaacv (20666)
• Canada
11 Jan 16
You have been really busy! I love asparagus, its my favorite vegetable. They have a very cute looking dog, can they take dogs into resturants? I've never been out for a meal where there is a dog unless its a service dog. Now you need to rest and take your breather.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
That is little Lulu. She became a service dog in June. She is allowed in restaurants, and sits on her blanket under the table, quietly. She doesn't mooch food either. The few times I've been out with her, the waitstaff have given her bowls of water. We try not to let people fuss over her, but they do. We just tell them that she is working, and they back off. She is a little trooper on planes, too. I noticed other people bringing in their dogs to stores and shops, but no restaurants. Of course, Paris is another story!
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@Juliaacv (20666)
• Canada
11 Jan 16
@DianneN She is really a good looking dog. Speaking of which, we will have Ellie here next week until some time in February. The kids are going on a trip so we are so happy to have her here with us, we're ready for another dog, but we aren't home enough to properly train a puppy-they take so much time.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
@Juliaacv You must be so happy! I know you love her so much. My son uses FaceTime to show us Doodles and Kuma. It is not the same as hugging and kissing them, but it is better than not seeing them at all. Are your son and his GF going to Poland to visit her family? Our son and dil went there for a wedding, then toured the country while they were there. It's on my bucket list.
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@LadyDuck (113542)
• Switzerland
11 Jan 16
Our niece decided to come at our place on Saturday and she left today. I am always happy to have her at home, but all my work is at a stop.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
I know you love your niece and were happy to have her. However, our normal routines are shot to heck! I was on myLot when my son Facetimed me, messaged me later, and I got phone calls. STOP! I need to do nothing! Lol!
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@LadyDuck (113542)
• Switzerland
12 Jan 16
@DianneN I want a full week for me only. I wonder if I can have one.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
12 Jan 16
@LadyDuck You can always try, Anna.
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@AnneEJ (5128)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
12 Jan 16
You had a very busy weekend. I stayed in except for going to church. Yesterday was too windy to walk and today it is still windy and snowing.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
12 Jan 16
I do enjoy lazy weekends, but this one was too much for me. Still taking it easy.
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@AnneEJ (5128)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
12 Jan 16
@DianneN You deserve a rest after that busy weekend
@BelleStarr (30038)
• Portland, Connecticut
11 Jan 16
Wow yes you are a bit busy, we did go out to lunch on Sunday and played cards in the afternoon.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
12 Jan 16
Now that is what I call relaxing!
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@BelleStarr (30038)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Jan 16
@DianneN It really is, we play a game called backalley with his brother and his wife. Girls against the guys. lol we lost.
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@bluesa (10772)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Jan 16
Dianne, you are definitely too busy, I am not certain I could survive socialising that much. I hope you get some time to just rest and relax soon @DianneN . Hugs!
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
13 Jan 16
I can't take it either, Catherine! Dinner at my brother's tonight. That is about all I can take this week.
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@just4him (85321)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jan 16
You were busy. I think some myLot time is just what you need to take a breather. Great picture, cute dog.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
12 Jan 16
Agreed and thank you.
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@fawkes62 (1359)
• United States
11 Jan 16
You do sound busy. Hopefully you get some time to rest today or at least this week.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
It is always fun, but I need more me time and time to do what I need to do.
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@Mbalie (322)
• South Africa
11 Jan 16
You had a jam packed weekend. Well spent with your loved ones. You deserve a break.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
Will take one after the laundry is done!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
11 Jan 16
Well, that is what happens in high society lolz You must constantly be ready to entertain, no getting wet and sopped. The dog is lovely too
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
Oh, yeah. Real high society! Lol! I didn't appreciate meeting someone for the first time looking like a gutter rat.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
11 Jan 16
That is a lot to do in the time specified no wonder you need a breather.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
I am tired and lazy today! I like it.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21034)
• United States
11 Jan 16
You have definitely been a busy beaver.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
Lol! That's the right wording!
@fishtiger58 (29387)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Jan 16
Sounds like an incredibly busy couple of days. I'm tired just reading it lol.
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@DianneN (54891)
• United States
11 Jan 16
I was pretty tired writing it! Lol!
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