Fancy Friday!

@DianneN (108689)
United States
February 22, 2019 10:13am CST
What a late start to our day! Hubby and I slept until 8:00 AM, dashed to our tennis game, grabbed a quick breakfast, and here I am. I just showered, but have laundry and some light cleaning to do, with myLot inbetween. It’s a fancy Friday for our younger son. He had his new chandelier installed by his electrician, who had to remove one of the overhead lights in the ceiling and create WiFi light switches. By the way, all lighting in his home has been replaced with energy efficient bulbs, including the chandelier. Today is the third day our son is having every dead tree on his property removed. They will be working all next week to remove more, remove stubs, and clear out all vines, thorns, and poison ivy. Then they will grade and make a new and much larger front and side lawn. For me, I have our usual Friday date night. I was told to dress up in a fancy dress. It’s a surprise restaurant!
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@much2say (42579)
• United States
22 Feb
Happy Friday! I probably won't get to do much myLotting today (I'm forcing myself to be away . . . I have sooooo much cleaning to do - and you just know I won't get it done if I'm here ). Your sons are being quite productive with their houses . . . all the efforts will be quite worth it - and fancy . Enjoy your date night!
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
Thanks and enjoy your cleaning.
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@much2say (42579)
• United States
22 Feb
@DianneN I'm still here . . . ok, my last comment on myLot for now (maybe ) . . . here I go on my massive cleaning spree !
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
@much2say Lol! I'm still here, too. I still have that pile of laundry waiting and will wait 15 more minutes before tackling it.
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@UncleJoe (12881)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Feb
We have to post pone our date night to Sunday because Becky's ladies group is having a dinner this evening and I wasn't invited.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
Sometimes those things interfere with our date nights. At least you will have it on Sunday!
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@UncleJoe (12881)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Feb
@DianneN I waited for her for 40 years. An extra day now won't kill me.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
@UncleJoe That's right!
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@Nana49 (3150)
• United States
22 Feb
Your sons chandelier is really pretty .. Have fun on your date night.. Its really great That you guys do this And the surprise reasturant has to be exciting I use to play tennis ..i miss that .. I may have to take up racquetball since i dont have a tennis partner.. Enjoy your day and have a great night..:)
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
Many thanks! I used to play racquetball and loved it! I played with the girls every Wednesday and then the entire families played on Sundays with dinner out afterwards. I miss it!
@moffittjc (50662)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Feb
I hope you have fun on your date tonight! I have switched out every lightbulb in my house with energy-efficient LED bulbs. It really makes a big different in my electric bills!
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
Thank you, Jeff. I'm glad to hear that and it does our environment good at the same time!!!
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@moffittjc (50662)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Feb
@DianneN I'm eagerly awaiting to hear where you will be going on tonight's date in your fancy dress!
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
@moffittjc So am I. I have to get off here and finish getting ready.
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@FayeHazel (25773)
• United States
22 Feb
Happy FriDianne ! It sounds like there are a lot of renovations going on for your son. He'll feel good once they're done. I so want to see a picture of you in your fancy dress :-D
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
Lol! And happy Fridianne day to you, too! My son is a perfectionist like his dad. He's had so many things done to his house since he's been there, that we joke and tell him that he should have built one from scratch. He's planning on putting in new windows and redoing each room, which in my opinion is beautiful as is. Oh, well..... No way will I put up a photo. The camera adds 20 pounds!
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@FayeHazel (25773)
• United States
22 Feb
@DianneN Son sounds very perfectionist indeed. Ah - I hope he gets what he exactly likes :-) Oh shucks. I tried. I still think you're beautiful 20 pounds or no
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
@FayeHazel Thanks. He's taking his time and doing it well and correctly. I can't wait to see both the inside and outside of his house when we return. Thank you! I try to stay away from cameras. My husband is always sneaking photos of me.
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@YrNemo (16421)
22 Feb
Sounds fun, your fancy restaurant night . I would wear something with lots of big pockets.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
Big pockets? Why? I was thinking of wearing a white and form fitting dress.
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@YrNemo (16421)
22 Feb
@DianneN To bring home the leftovers .
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
@YrNemo I think I'll just use a doggy bag.
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@just4him (144468)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Feb
Your surprise restaurant sounds like an exciting evening ahead. Your son's dining room looks luxurious.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
We had a super time. He managed to get reservations at a window table at a restaurant I've been dying to have dinner at for 6 long years!!! Thanks you. He needs furniture in that room now that he has the table, chairs, and chandelier.
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@just4him (144468)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Feb
@DianneN Furniture would be good. I'm so happy for you going to a restaurant you've been wanting to go to for so long. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope he doesn't wait 6 years to take you again.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
24 Feb
@just4him Thanks and neither do I!
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@wolfgirl569 (21488)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Feb
That is a lovely chandelier. Have a fun night.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
Double thanks!
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@playertwo (3769)
22 Feb
yes have a great date night dianne. i hope its a good one for you.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
@playertwo Thank you! Most of them have been awesome.
@ptrikha_2 (12658)
• India
23 Feb
Quite an eventful Friday! So how did your Restaurant outing went?
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
It was wonderful! Thank you!
@allknowing (78606)
• India
22 Feb
That chair in the corner reminds me of how we were made to sit like that as a punishment. (lol) I can well understand how excited your son is doing what he does. We did that when we shifted here.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
. The punishment chair! Yes, it's always exciting to fancy up a home and yard to your own liking.
@Corbin5 (134110)
• United States
22 Feb
I love those energy-efficient bulbs. Those things have staying power!! Wishing you a lovely night ahead. The chandelier is lovely!
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
A more energy efficient person you will never meet. Little by little that son of ours is changing his entire house and has done much to our "vacation" home up north. Thank you! Thank you!
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@TRBRocks420 (94266)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Feb
Very fancy chandelier.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
He seems to have the same taste as me. Who knew?
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@nela13 (15018)
• Portugal
23 Feb
The chandelier is beautiful. hope you had a great dinner, i am sure you looked gorgeous as usual
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
Many thanks! My husband surprised me by getting dinner reservations with a window table at a restaurant I've be dying to try for 6 years!!! We've only had lunch there and reservations are so hard to get. I was so happy!!!! And my husband loved my new dress!
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@nela13 (15018)
• Portugal
23 Feb
@DianneN your husband knows how to surprise you that Is good! You must share a picture of your dress with us
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
@nela13 I wouldn't allow him to take a photo. There is someone on here who thinks I'm full of myself when I post photos of myself.
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@toniganzon (55298)
• Philippines
23 Feb
Yay, fancy dresses! Which restaurant is it?
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
You wouldn't know it. It's in Palm Beach, but it's one I've always wanted to go to for dinner, but reservations are impossible.
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@toniganzon (55298)
• Philippines
24 Feb
@DianneN Were you able to get a reservation finally?
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
24 Feb
@toniganzon Yes, and he managed to get a window table. I was so thrilled and the food was delicious!!!!!
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@Courtlynn (60360)
• United States
22 Feb
Seems like a lot of people started late here today. I hope all your laundry and cleaning is now done. I'm sure his yard will look amazing when they're done. Happy Friday, and hope you enjoy the fancy restaurant.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
I just finished and here I am again, until I have to shower again and get ready for dinner, wherever that will be. lol Many thanks!
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@Courtlynn (60360)
• United States
22 Feb
@DianneN do you have your outfit picked out?
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
22 Feb
@Courtlynn Yes, I do, as a matter of fact. lol. I am planning on wearing a body hugging white dress. It is sleeveless and has a neckline that is wide and sits on my shoulder. There is a name for it, but I can't remember it right now. It's not a jewel neckline, but like a stiff cowlneck. It's very plain and simple, but so elegant. I hope my husband likes it and that it's not too dressy for wherever the heck we are going.
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@didinedhia (3753)
• Algeria
23 Feb
good for you! you always make me jealous
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
Oh, no! I don't mean to. So sorry.
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• Algeria
23 Feb
@DianneN no loool it's okay! i llove it so much !enjoy your time ! and i'll enjoy my suffer
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
@didinedhia Whew! Okay!
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@andriaperry (72393)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Feb
So he is making his home a smart home. I hope date night was good.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
He's a smart kid!
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@andriaperry (72393)
• Anniston, Alabama
23 Feb
@DianneN He needs art on the wall.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
@andriaperry He's collecting it bit by bit. He won't put up any old thing. Besides, he needs more furniture in that room.
@rebelann (46553)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Feb
Awesome, I can't wait to hear where you went. Bon appetit
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
24 Feb
Thank you! We went to a restaurant in Palm Beach that I've only had lunch in. He was finally able to get a dinner reservation and a window table. It was worth waiting 6 years for! Lol!
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@rebelann (46553)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Feb
Oh wow, that sounds so romantic @DianneN
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
24 Feb
@rebelann Thank you! I like romance in my life, including staying home and snuggling on the couch.
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@TheHorse (81379)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
Have fun--hope the food is good! I took a friend out to Japanese last night.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
Thanks! It was incredible and glad you enjoyed your dinner, too.
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@TheHorse (81379)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
@DianneN We ate. We drank. We talked. It was good. --Horse Hemmingway
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
@TheHorse . I did the same.
@shaggin (43187)
• United States
23 Feb
That stinks there is poison ivy on the property. I walk through it in the woods and never even knew what it was thankfully I have no reaction to it. I love chandeliers! Enjoy your fancy date night!
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
I have poison ivy, too, in areas or our woods. Doodles knows not to step on it. lol Thank you! Dinner was fabulous and a big surprise.
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@shaggin (43187)
• United States
23 Feb
@DianneN smart cat! Has he gotten itchy from it? I know if the oils get on our pets fur and we pet them we can get a rash were the oil comes in contact with our skin. I’m always worried when I’m out in the woods with my dog that will happen to my kids if they pet my dog. So far no problems though.
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@DianneN (108689)
• United States
23 Feb
@shaggin I don't think it affects pets, but humans can get it if the oils get on pets. No problems from any of my animals. I've pulled it at times and never had a reaction. I wonder if I'm immune?
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