Friday, September 30, 2011

I Have a Date With Jack This Weekend and My Husband Doesn't Even Mind!

Jack Reacher that is.  My obsession is always indulged at our local thrift store where I've slowly been buying  Lee Child books, the Jack Reacher ones at least so far, so I can finish the series.  I know I could get them from the library, but I feel like I want to have the complete set.  Mr. Tennis doesn't mind because he listens to them via CD in his car driving to and from his appointments.  We both love Jack.

But this weekend I hope to spend a good bit of time with Jack on my (sorta) new swing.

Bought from the same thrift store just in the nick of time before rehearsal dinner guests descended. The frame used to hold a more "posh" version that didn't stand up well to our humid climate (read moldy) and this one seems just right.

For the right price too, I think.  You can't beat real wood and heavy metal. (Somehow that didn't come out the way I intended it to sound - but you know what I mean).

 We have a very "creative" hanging solution due to time constraints.  It's working well for now and will get me through our first weekend of "fall" weather.  Hi temps drop into the 80s, lows in the 60s. Perhaps even, gasp!, 59!!

Oh, and look who's been feeling neglected these past few busy weeks.

Throw me the ball! I know the "Chuckit" is still up there, you just showed it in the previous picture.

C'mon!  Throw it!

Don't let her fool you, the Bostons have had more than their fair share of attention with extra people in and out of the house.

Yeah, right.  She locked us in the office while all those people were here. 

 We are going to munch on some grass to get her back. 
You know what happens when dogs do that...

Yep, so I will be spending some time with Jack on the swing this weekend.  Hope Mr. T joins me for a bit!

After all, he was the one I dragged to the thrift on a Friday night to haul it home.
Hope everyone's weekend is wonderful.


SueBee said...

Don't say Hi Jack at the know.
The perfect swing, time to relax and you deserve it friend. The Bostons are fine, I'm sure..
Let's get together real soon...

Chatty Crone said...

I hope ALL get to enjoy it and uses it - looks so nice and the perfect place to read and have a glass of wine after all your busyness.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Sounds like a nice quiet weekend.

Enjoy! you deserves some down time!


Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

This does sound like a perfect way to relax after the wedding. A great swing, a good read, time with Mr. T, and the companionship of your two best canines.

And the start of cooler weather as well!

Have a good one, Ann!


Mr. Connor said...

Great plan. Spending the day / weekend with a book is wonderful ! Thank you for introducing me to his books. Tom Cruise as the lead man in the movies is not a plan is it ?

Mr. Tennis said...

I think that swing is going to get a lot of use.

Janie Fox said...

love it. real wood and heavy metal haha you are funny.

Claudia said...

Have fun with Jack! Hey, how can he date both of us at the same time


Orlando Grandma said...

Great spot in the back yard. My last coment did not go thru.
Thanks for the pictures, it is great to relive those moments.

The Thuglets said...

We hope you had a good time relaxin and readin. With some ball thrownin now and again!

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