Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Happy Monday Friends!
I'm sorry I'm getting to this post late, but I was tidying up the house a bit this morning and having fun with my daughter. My kiddos are on break this week and my daughter and I then went to lunch with one of her friends and her Mom (a friend of mine), and then they came back to our house to visit. A lovely way to spend a rainy day (which it's been doing here all day!).
I do hope you had a nice weekend. This past weekend here was a very productive one as we started Spring cleaning. I was going through all of my kitchen cabinets and getting rid of old things, reorganizing, washing them out etc. My Hubby helped by getting our shampooer going and shampooing some of our carpets and big rugs. It was such lovely weather again - we felt like tackling those jobs. Throw in getting my daughter to some volleyball practices and doing some Spring shopping (some Spring & Summer clothes) and it was a full weekend! Now on to this week ahead:
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
40's and rainy (as I mentioned). Tomorrow they're calling for 50's and sun! Crazy crazy weather for this time of year here! Looks like by the end of the week may get back down into the more normal 20's. But the snow we do have is sure dwindling fast. I think chances are good for an early Spring in the northwoods - here's hoping! ;)
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Toast and coffee.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to a youtube video. I think I mentioned him before - but I love Johnnie Lawson's nature videos (usually taken of forests or by rivers in parts of Ireland). They're as beautiful to sit and gaze at as they are to listen to- I'm listening to a little stream run with tiny falls and birds are chirping like crazy. Makes me feel like it's Spring even as it's rainy, muddy, puddly and melty snow ugly outside right now.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Pouring rain right now. I see puddles in my driveway out the office window and it's getting dark already - even though it's only late afternoon/early evening.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Still clean and tidy from some Spring cleaning projects on the weekend and from this AM. The fireplace is going since it's feels cooler with the rain and I already have the lamps on due to darker already. Feels very cozy and love my lamps stained glass glow.
ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:
My daughter has her friend sleeping over - and planning other fun things while my kiddos are on break. The teenager is off having a fun day with his girlfriend today. My kiddos both have several appointments this week as I figured good time to get them in while on break (ortho and other appts). I need to get groceries at some point and I'm playing wallyball this week. Will visit my MIL and my daughter has some volleyball practices. My son's winter hockey is done for this season - so a little break there.
Still magazines at the moment but ready to start my Harry Potter book soon!
ON THE TV TODAY:
I watched the new series The Good Fight - spinoff from The Good Wife with a lot of same characters and I think I"m going to just love it!! I loved TGW so much and miss it - so I'm very excited they came up with this one. Billions came back for the season and my Hubby and I both really like that one (first season last year - really good show!). I have some cooking shows and hallmark shows to catch up with yet too.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: No idea - see what leftovers I have in the fridge and get creative with some freezer things thrown in
TUESDAY: If I get to the grocery store I'm craving slow cooker pot roast & veggies over mashed potatoes.
WEDNESDAY: busy night probably something easy (Subway or make breakfast for dinner)
THURSDAY: might be Annie cook night, maybe something fun like mac & cheese in the muffin tins with mix -ins
FRIDAY: Spring chicken (recipe under my recipe tab), baked potatoes, garden salad with roasted squash & parmesan cheese
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT
Scrapbook catch up, watercolor coloring & mixed media cards, jewelry ideas.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Not sure yet - still working on menu and grocery list
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I used to a keep a grateful journal - need to get back to that!
FROM THE CAMERA:
Ruby sunbathing this weekend when it was so beautiful out.
reorganizing in my kitchen ( I still need to do my pantry cabinets), but I added this coffee bar basket next to my keurig coffee maker.
The beautiful weather last weekend had me dreaming on Spring and flowers and looking back at my flowers from last year.
I spy an ice fisherman on our bay in the beautiful weather. If it keeps up the ice won't be that thick for long!
I also spy green grass poking through the snow on our lawn! ;)