What’s up, Weekend? 44

What's up weekend?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the *NEW* ‘What’s up, Weekend’ Friday Link Up!

Welcome to theย revamped link-up that Charlotte, from My Pixie Blog, Christina from The Brave Wanderer. and I are hosting, called ‘What’s up, Weekend?’

For the last two years, Fridays have always been (and always will be) a place where I reflect on the happy and grateful things in our lives, but more specifically from the last week. To expand upon that, this link-up is now open to any post that relates to happy things, happy lists, gratitude lists, faves of the week or it could also be your practice to greet the weekend with a bang/open arms. Whatever your choice is, have fun with it. But please remember that any links that are just simply “dumped” or if your blog post does not mesh with our theme, it will be deleted.

For me personally, sometimes all it takes are gentle reminders of things that have made me grateful or appreciative during the week. We live in a world full of conflict, disaster, chaos, poverty, famine, and tragedy – you name it. Reflecting on the positive, I personally find, makes me more mindful, gracious and appreciative of all things, big and small.

You can be having the worst of weeks but I always, always manage to find things to be happy or grateful for. So, I hope writing out your lists makes you happy, too!

What's up, Wednesday?

**When adding your blog post link, please remember that this is not a link dump; if it is not an appropriate link, it will be deleted.**

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Has this week been the longest one for everyone else, too, or is it just me?ย  And busy, holy smokes, I felt like I was drowning all week BUT, I’ve booked today off to make it a three-day long weekend, so I can’t complain.ย  Life is good. ๐Ÿ™‚

Grateful and Happy things of the Week:

1.ย  Sleeping in on both days last weekend.ย  It was glorious.

2.ย  Couch days and relaxing weekends to recharge.

3.ย  Jeff’s coworker’s surprise 50th birthday party we attended last weekend.

4.ย  Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.ย  The literally make my entire day.


5.ย  We finally connected with Jeff’s Dad down in Florida.ย  Even though he’s been having a really tough time grieving, it really was nice to hear his voice and talk about what he’s been up to since he left.

6.ย ย Pretty Little Liars.ย  How I did not get sucked into this show much sooner than this, I’ll never know, but Jeff and I are both marathon watching the show and loving it.

7.ย  Visiting with my mom before she flew off to Barbados on Wednesday morning.

8.ย ย Booking off long weekends, here, there and everywhere.ย  I realize that I’ve taken a lot of four-day weeks this year but hey, it’s been great.ย  That’s what vacation days are for, enjoying ourselves, right?

9.ย ย Snuggling with the boys and puppy kisses.

10.ย ย Health wise and having gone to the gym all week, I’m feeling pretty good and confident.ย 

11. An entire week of sunshine FOR THE WIN.ย  It has been chilly all week but man, that sunshine has been incredible. ๐Ÿ™‚

What are YOU happy or grateful for this week?

We were supposed to head up north for the weekend and stay at Jeff’s Dad’s while he’s down in Florida, but Jeff’s work registered for him to do the first aid course this weekend, so we’ll be staying home.ย  I’ll be able to catch up on my mindless dribble television (read Teen Mom OG, RHONY, and more of the same – don’t judge – lol).

What about YOU? What do you have planned for this weekend?

Have a fabulous weekend my friends, make it a good one!

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  • I so want to sleep in on a weekend…. I’m so conditioned up getting up early that I automatically wake up. It sounds like it has been a wonderful week for you. A whole week of sunshine is amazing! Here’s to a great weekend my friend.

  • Julie Scott Thorne

    Hi Lindsay! Sorry it’s been such a long week, but hurray for snuggles and sleeping in! Great job on going to the gym…I need to do that! Btw- I did try to respond to you but it wouldn’t let me send…ugh. My son’s golf event went great- we’re super proud of him! Thanks for asking:)

  • I had a short week and yet it felt long to me too! We’ve finally been getting sunshine and it feels sooooo good! Happy weekend my friend!

  • that sunset photo is gorgeous!

  • Kim Munoz

    YAY for sleeping in and getting to the gym! Isn’t it great how much a beautiful sunrise or sunset can make the whole day!? I see a bunch of couch time for me this weekend LOL And Sunday is Anthonys 12th birthday!!

  • I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my sweet pea. And glad to hear you had some news from Jeff’s poppa and that he seems to be doing okay down in FL. Sometimes getting away is the best medicine for the soul <3

    Oh, that picture with the sky on fire. So beautiful, momma!! Sunrises/sunsets always make my heart jump, too!

    I keep getting Pretty Little Liars and Big Little Lies confused, lol. I haven't seen PLL but I have seen the one with Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, etc., which is SO good, too, and worth binging on next ๐Ÿ™‚ XOXO and hope you have a great weekend and happy furmommy's day! It's a thing, right?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would love to be in Barbados right now. Good for your mom!

  • shootingstarsmag

    That’s great you’re enjoying a three day weekend. You do need to find time for that throughout the year – it’s good to relax and recharge, or just go and do something more fun than work!


  • Jessica Bradshaw

    haha. I started PLL this summer and was sucked in too. Not going to lie, the last few seasons have been meh. I am kind of ready for it to end, but I can’t stop watching.

    That sunrise/sunset photo is so pretty!

  • That is a gorgeous skyline that you’ve captured! Also, YES to sleeping in on weekends. I’m loving that right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That picture is amazing! And hooray for sunshine and healthy days! Enjoy your long weekend!

  • Love the photo! And I was going to say I’m jealous of your 4 day weekends but then I realized I have one coming up not too far into the future as well! Yay to vacations!

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    There’s something so special about sleeping in on weekends! I’m always so excited when I have a day I can just sleep until my eyes open on their own, without the alarm buzzing me awake.

  • That picture is stunning!
    Long weekends are great – we have one next month and already I’m doing a countdown ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Well done on the gym! Hope you have a great week.

  • That photo is awesome, Lindsay. You caught it just at the right time! Oh, and I’m with you about sleeping in on the weekends. Sounds like you’re all recovered from being sick, and back into the swing of things. Being healthy, some long weekends, a whole week of sunshine and puppy kisses … yeah, I like your thankful things a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope this week holds many thankful things, too, my friend.

  • I occasionally am like that but I’ve found in the last few months, when I do sleep in, it’s HARD. So maybe I should take that and start going to bed earlier because perhaps that means I’m not getting enough sleep. In fact, I know that I’m not getting enough. Something I need to work on this year, for sure.
    I hope you had an amazing weekend my friend. You don’t have children, do you? I’m inclined to say no but I’m not certain. In any event, if you have kids, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  • Hey Julie,
    I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day with your family and a great weekend. Mine was good and a 3-day’er, so I can’t complain. I wonder why you couldn’t send your comment. Was that on your blog or mine? Must’ve been a glitch of some kind.
    I hope you’re having a lovely week my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Strange how that is, eh? I think it’s cramming that 5th day into four days and perhaps the anticipation of being off that makes it feel and seem so long. I extended this weekend to a 4-day weekend. We have Monday off as a statutory holiday, so I booked this Friday too. Four-day work weeks are the bee’s nees. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope you’re having a great week, Beth. xo

  • Why thank you my friend. I’m such a sucker for a sunrise or sunset. Or that magic hour. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It’s so true – a beautiful sunrise or sunset can just make the day or cap it off just beautifully. And that magical hour of sunlight, too, I love that as well, where everything just looks magical. ๐Ÿ™‚
    How was Anth’s birthday?!!?! I hope he had a wonderful day and weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’re doing well, love. Or as well as can be. XOXOX

  • I had such a nice weekend. I tel you, three day weekends are kick ass and I’d love to be able to work a four-day week so that weekends could be three days… one can dream, right? Or siestas built into afternoons. Am I right? Lol

    I just emailed you more about Jeff’s dad. He’s doing “okay” but I think he’s happiER down south than up north, but the weather has been nice here but I know up north, the black flies will be coming soon, if not already and it can be hellish. Have you ever had a horse fly or a deer fly bite? Christy almighty, they steal a chunk of flesh and it hurts like you wouldn’t believe. I’m hoping it’s not too brutal when we’re camping in June… we’ll see though.

    Here’s an easy way to remember: PLL=teeny boppers. BLL=adults. I’ve heard BLL is good too. We’re into season 3 of PLL now so maybe that’s next. Or that show This is It or This is Us? You know the one people were raving about?!

    Furmomma’s day is CERTAINLY a thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you have Buster? I’m inclined to think he was with his other mom and dad, was he?

    I hope you’re having a good week my dear. xoxooxoxx

  • Up until yesterday, it has been overcast and rainy. My mom said yesterday was hot as fk, though. I don’t care about the temperature, the scenary is beautiful there.
    My mom is such a lucky lady. She was invited to the Prime Minister’s house to celebrate her traveling to Barbados something like 100 times or something? She really should’ve bought real estate down there in the 1970s and I give her grief about it all the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I totally agree with you. If we don’t take proper care of each other, we burn and crash. I have zero regrets using all my sick days and vacation days at work because why not?! Life is short and frankly, I’ve no incentive to bank them so why not live and enjoy, you know?

    Pssst. I booked this Friday off too, to make it a four-day weekend. (We have a stat holiday next Monday).

    I hope you’re having a great week Lauren. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hey girl,

    My hubby and I are now on to season 3 and right from the get go, we’ve been wondering how the heck they’d stretch it seven seasons. And there are a ton of episodes per season too!!

    If you like PLL, have you watched The Lying Game? It got cancelled after season 3, which left the show hanging a bit, but that was another good show, and similar to PLL.

    Thanks hun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks girl! Sunrises and sunsets are my favorite to capture. We live on a 10th floor condo and the views are incredible. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope you got to sleep in last weekend. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have a great evening hun!

  • Thanks love. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you had a really nice Mother’s Day and all of your boys treated you like a queen. xox

  • I love mini vacays! I booked this Friday off to make my weekend a four day. Yahooo! ๐Ÿ™‚ See, I’m getting smart extending long weekends to even longer ones.
    I hope you’re doing well and life is treating you well, hun. ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

  • Thanks love! I hope you had a great weekend too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks hun! I hope you got some extra rest over the weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Weird, Ive replied to this this thread now three times. I hope your week has been good to you, Lecy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • So weird, this is the third time I’ve replied to your thread. Grrr… I hope you had a great weekend and your week has been good to you, hun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • So flippin weird… this is the second time I’m replying to you… apologies if you’re been getting multiple email reply notifications.
    I hope your week has been good hun. xo

  • It’s nice when you’ve got nothing planned and you can just ease into your day. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that.
    I hope your week has been good, Penny. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks lady. You’re always so complimentary and positive; I love that about you. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope you’re having a great week hun! xo

  • We have such incredible views from our tenth floor condo. Every day the views and sunsets look different, like a painting. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Things are going very well lately, and I’m sure all these long weekends contribute to that. I’ve got a four-day one this weekend, which is stellar. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope you’re doing well and having a great week, Kevin. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Do you and your wife attend BlogPaws? Or have you attended in the past?

  • Julie

    I hope your week is going well too!! Let’s see if this time it works!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It worked! ๐Ÿ™‚ Must’ve been a weird Disqus glitch of some sort. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Looks like all your comments are showing up now lol I don’t mind multiple emails though ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your week is going well!

  • Oh wow. Sorry about that. lol ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s almost Friday, love!!

  • We went to BlogPaws in 2013, and had a nice time meeting lots of blogging friends in person. We haven’t made it back since, but hope to one of these years. How about you?

  • Glad to hear you’re doing well! Nice about the four-day weekends! I have a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday off the week after next. I’m trying to figure out if I can take the Tuesday off, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Friday to you, Jeff and the boys!

  • That’s pretty neat. No, I’ve never been but would like to one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That sounds pretty awesome, Kevin. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully you can swing the Tuesday, too.