A Victorious End to a Busy-as-Hell Week!

It’s been a busy week and I’m thrilled that the weekend has arrived!

I’m always thrilled when the weekend arrives, but this weekend I’m REALLY thrilled! My sons are visiting!

Cookies are baked, and I’ll be getting ready to greet my sons because they are coming to visit today.

What’s better than one Corn Cookie?  A pile of ’em and…

….Chocolate Chip cookies too!  The milk is in the fridge!

This weekend for the boys. Next weekend for Oona.  The reason for the visits?

My birthday is approaching.  62 in three weeks.  More on that to come…

Tonight, the boys are taking me out to dinner and next week Oona will be taking me out—naturally, Bonaparte will be joining us.

We’re going to La Maison in Ardmore tonight. I’ll be reviewing tomorrow. This photo from TripAdvisor is making me very excited!

Something happens when my grown children come to visit.  I get all excited because it gives me a chance to be “mommy” again.  In some ways, it is incredibly annoying to them because I’m like the “Sidler” from Seinfeld.  I won’t leave them alone and I get too close to their personal space!

Remember the “Sidler” episode? Where the guy just popped up thisclosetoeveryone? Yeah. That’s me with the kids! Ask Oona. She’ll tell you how she feels about that!

On the other hand, their visits allow me to go back in time and do things like bake cookies for them. And as much as they are now healthy eaters concerned with each morsel of food that enters their adult bodies, they too, revert to a time of enjoying mom’s home baked goods.

The bread is baking in the oven.  Home baked bread makes for a better sandwich!

Actually, the bread WAS baking in the oven. I just took it out…

Look at that heavenly glow. Give us this day, our daily bread!

And because I was swamped with a ton of work at the office and because I was preparing for the welcome home, I didn’t get to the Weight Watchers meeting on Thursday. Again.

It’s kind of ironic that instead of going to a Weight Watchers meeting, I prepared all this cookie dough instead.  Hey. It makes for easier baking when you prepare cookie dough ahead of time!

I did drop another half-pound, though, so I’m fine.

Last time my scale saw this number, I was losing pregnancy weight!

I’m hoping to get to a meeting next week.

In the meantime, I working on a post that I hope to have ready for next week.  Nancy, one of our Atypical 60 friends, suggested writing about where I shop.  The post is a work in progress.

But, I did manage to get a bit of shopping done at Target yesterday.

Target is a weird store for me.  Luck isn’t with me in their clothing departments.  I think the sting of the “Lilly For Target” sale of two years ago has traumatized me.  Do you remember the infamous Lilly Pulitzer/Target collaboration?  I wrote about it:  Lilly for Target!  It was crazy!

I’m not fond of their shoe department either. Nothing ever feels right.

But every now and then I’ll luck out with inexpensive costume jewelry and inexpensive cosmetics.

Here’s what I found.

50% off fake pearls. How could I resist?  The earrings are adorable!

I’ve never tried Essence mascara but there’s always a first time–and the price was right at $3.00.  The lip gloss, Essence’s “Big Night Out” is only of my favorite colors ever. It is very neutral and was $2.49. I have two backups!

Sadly, I thought this illuminating palette by e.l.f. was cream. It isn’t. It’s powder. All isn’t a failure though, because I’m repurposing this to use as eyeshadows. Can’t win ’em all! But you can try!

And here’s what I managed to wear this week.

Monday’s outfit was lazy dressing. I wore the same thing the day before–it was Sunday so nobody knew. Until now!  I love these pants and they’ve fit me literally through thicker and thinner. I need to have them tailored though!

Tuesday was plaid and denim.  I just didn’t feel like wearing a blazer and figured a denim jacket with be an edgy choice. I’m getting tired of winter clothing…

Wednesday was a kilt with a black turtleneck, black tights and black suede boots.  At the height of laziness, I paper clipped the waistline because it needs to be taken in. I love this kilt so much but it just got too big. I need to send it back to SportKilt for tailoring.

Thursday was navy and tan instead of black and tan.  I love this blazer because of the permanant popped collar. It offered support for that crisp white shirt! 

Jeans Friday had me supporting my favorite baseball team–The Red Sox (I know. I know. I’m a New Yorker. Being a Bosox fan breeds character. OK?) I love me a nice fitting t-shirt! 

The weather is still in winter mode.  It’s not bitter-cold though and I realized that during this entire winter season, the one coat that I wore more than any other item of outwear was my trench coat!  It was a perfect pairing over blazers and heavy sweaters.

I”m telling you, I wore this coat more this year than I ever did. And it’ll be worn the remainder of the spring too!  This was one of the greatest purchases from J. Crew Factory. I think it was from last year or the year before!

Yesterday, was the day that placed my faith back in humanity. The bill to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act, aka “Obamacare” died.

We found out about the good news at the office and we all did the happy dance!

This isn’t because of politicians. (Well, I will thank Al Franken and Bernie Sanders for their non-stop help!!)  It is because of all the noise citizens throughout our country made.  Our country WILL be great—and not because of politicians. It will be great because Americans are now waking up and are becoming vocal.

We the People, are on the way to making America stay great!!

I love that.

How could I not think of the great song by John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band. Power to the People! Right On!


About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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27 Responses to A Victorious End to a Busy-as-Hell Week!

  1. julie says:

    gah!!! all these pictures of the corn cookies are making me hungry! I looked on their website and it was $15 shipping to get the corn powder!!! Holy! I meant to try them when i was in NYC but the blizzard cramped my style.

  2. julie says:

    I just looked up milk bar choc chip cookie recipe. It is very similar to my all time fav recipe from Pam (not Pamela) Anderson. Melted butter is the way to go. Here is the recipe to compare

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Julie, I couldn’t open the link (this friggin’ laptop) but I googled Pam Anderson’s chocolate chip cookie recipe. They are very similar! The melted butter really does add to the cookies! Thanks for the link though–I saved the recipe from another site and am going to bake them to compare!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  3. Gracie says:

    I was thrilled that the AHA will remain. Maybe 45 will gain a little humility from this defeat. Those cookies look delicious. I’ve never heard of corn cookies. Did I miss the recipes? Hope you have a wonderful time with your “boys”.

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Gracie. Nah. The defeat didn’t give him an iota of humility. He’s blaming everyone on earth and not taking any of the responsibility. He’s just vile. But–it is the people who did the work to make the politicians back down.
      The corn cookies are from the Milk Bar Cookbook. I did post a link in another post to the recipe. They are, hands down, THE greatest cookie on earth. Salty/Sweet! Heavenly!! XOXOXOXO

  4. Renee says:

    Happy Early B’Day!! I went to bed sooo contented last night! I haven’t felt that way in months!! Right on…” Power to the People” we can make a difference!!
    Have a great weekend with all your guys!!

  5. Bridget says:

    Have a wonderful time with your sons! I hope the restaurant is great, and that you have the chance to enjoy each other’s company.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I was surrounded by rabid republicans when the news came in. A delicious moment.

  7. Margaret says:

    Oh boy your baked goodies look scrumptious, your kids are lucky! We have a Sidler in my house too, it’s my husband with my daughter when she visits. When he gets too close she shouts “Move!” It’s become a regular joke around here, pretty funny. Walgreen’s has some good cosmetic bargains also – there’s a great mascara by Jordana for about $4, and when I wear it people ask if I’m wearing false eyelashes. I like your trench coat and wholeheartedly agree about its versatility. It was the most useful coat in my closet years ago, time for me to get a new one.

    • Catherine says:

      LOL Margaret! Oona is always telling me that “YOU”RETOOCLOSETOME”! Constantly! I’m familiar with Jordana cosmetics. I’m glad you wrote about the mascara–I’ll keep it in my search!!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  8. Q.D says:

    They brought Lily for Target here to Australia, and it was a bit of a bust! I think it was the last designers for Target range I saw. Where the Zac Posen was a fight for the death all sold out in 10 minutes line, the Lily was in store for weeks (through the Australian winter).

    The bronze eyeliner pencil from Essence is my every day go to! Doesn’t budge all day, love it.

    • Catherine says:

      Q.D. Oh boy, if the American got hold of that, the tourism in Australia would increase with the women flying over to grab the Lily for Target. Victoria Beckam has a collab with Target that’ll be here in April. I wasn’t crazy about what I saw but I’m guessing the clothing will be sold out in no time! XOXOXOXO

  9. angelin2014 says:

    Congratulations to keeping Obamacare (for a while at least)! I´m slowly restoring my faith in the American people (which was crushed by the election) as I see That Mans stupid ideas being crushed one by one. Sadly we (you and the rest of the world) have to endure another 3 years and 9 months… In this part of the world healthcare is paid for by tax-money and so basically free. Which I think about when comparing what we paid for my son´s heart operations (twice, in a specialisthospital, traveling all over the country and staying in a hotel for two weeks) which was zero (0) and what we would have had to pay if we lived in the US…Just saying. I kinda like Bernie Sanders:))

    • Catherine says:

      Hey Angelin. I hope you son is fine now. But healthcare in the USA is flawed. We need a single payer system but Americans balk at that and think socialized medicine is bad. Lunatics they are. But it is a great sign that Obamacare is here for a while. I’m hoping That Man will not be in his position for 3 years and 9 months. I’m hoping the shit will hit the fan with his ties to Putin and Russia and he will be impeached!!XOXOXOXO!!!

  10. patricia blaettler says:

    Keep Calm and Victory is Ours. No apostrophe, please. One of my pet peeves is the misuse of said apostrophes. Sorry.

  11. calensariel says:

    There were a LOT of us doing a happy dance about that bill!!! 😀

  12. Penny says:

    So glad that bill failed – I did a happy dance for you as well! See you can make a difference. Over here we are just about set to fall off a precipice 🙁

    However enough of that – you look totally great in your kilt – love that look. xxxxxxx

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Penny! Thanks. I was thrilled and my faith in humanity is being restored. The kilt. I swear I’ve loved kilt skirts since I was a young girl. They will always be my favorite!! XOXOXOXO

  13. KEWLM0M says:

    Hi Cathe! Just saw TAN TOWELS on sale on HSN

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