Hello and hope you had a wonderful weekend! It feels like it flew by and here we are back to Monday already. I'm ready to hit the ground running, though, so let's get this week started!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Still cold - below zero with wind chill. Bbrrrr! I think I need a trip somewhere warm!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
A little yogurt and a slice of banana butterscotch chip bread I made this weekend. Yum!! Also, some "highlander grog" keurig coffee and creamer.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Sunny and bright and snow glistens in it - but it's cold! It's supposed to warm up though and by Wednesday be in the 20's and Thursday in the 30's! That will feel like a heat wave!! It will be so nice to go out on the hill with Ruby (our dog) and play or go for a walk if it will get that warm. The bay looks so frosty and cold - all hard and frozen tundra.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Looking at the paper and finishing a list for some errands today. I'm also making my plan for some posts in the future when we will be at a hockey tourney. I don't know how much computer time I will get then, so want to still have my posts scheduled for then. I think I understand what to do - so we'll see what the future brings at that time. Hockey trip is in the future a ways so I'll make sure I have it figured out by then.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Looking pretty tidy. A few dishes to load and I'll throw in more laundry, but in good shape otherwise. I'll have my mom-in-law today and I like to have the house already cleaned up so I can give her my attention.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
The usual Monday groceries and run around. I like to save anything like this until Mondays if I'm able. When I spend the day with my Mom-in-law she likes to keep busy and seems to enjoy running around and doing errands. It's hard as she doesn't have the ability to focus much anymore. I've tried doing crafts with her or watch a movie, but the focus isn't there. So keeping busy, running around, going for a walk, playing with our dog Ruby....those are all things she loves to do.
I have started the inn boonsboro trilogy by Nora Roberts based on a suggestion by a fellow blogger friend and enjoying them very much!
ON THE TV TODAY:
There were so many good shows taped from last night and I didn't get to watch them all. I taped Galavant (new series) and haven't watched them yet. Anyone watching it and have any feed back? Need to watch the Good Wife - it's getting SO good! Already watched Downton...Mary is a naughty girl and I thought it was so cute how they all were about the "wireless" (radio). Love that show so much!
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
I'm not sure what I want to make this week, other than I have some kind of soup in the plan. Maybe chicken wild rice? Maybe hamburger soup? The BBQ ribs got me in the mood for more summer flavors this week so I might make chicken salad sandwiches (with grapes, apple, celery and chopped walnuts in it - mmmm) to go with the soup or to be it's own meal with something. Maybe meatloaf one night as my dad-in-law likes that a lot. I just feel very indecisive and not very ambitious...not a good combo with groceries and cooking for one's in-laws. Lol
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
I'm working on yet another fun side project that I can't wait to show you all! You'll just have to stay tuned as I don't want to give anything away until I show it to you, but it's making me SO happy!!
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
If I do decide to make hamburger soup this week that will be a new recipe for me. It was on pioneer woman on food network this weekend and it looks so yummy and comforting. If I make it in the future will let you know how it was and share recipe.
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM CAMERA:
I'll have to give you my snow cocoa recipe one of these days!
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: