Happy Monday to All! I feel like I'm behind already but ready to begin a new week. My hubby & I had a getaway to Las Vegas for part of last week and the weekend. That's why such a busy week last week getting ready to go. We didn't get back until about 9:00PM last night so I feel like I'm still catching up, but it was a lot of fun. We usually go out there once a year with my bro & sis-in-law and some work colleagues/friends of ours. We won our money too early and ended up donating it back, but it was great fun and so nice to just be grown-ups and not mom & dad for a weekend. Now back to real life...
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
I can't believe it's March but Oh it's so lovely today!! It's a little chilly this AM but supposed to get well up in the 20's today (almost 30!) and actually starting to feel the warmth of the sun. When I went to pick up my mom-in-law this AM the birds were singing away just like it was a lovely Spring day. Love it!!! Keep it up Mother Nature - come on early Spring!!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
My mom-in-law and I had our usual coffee and it was some toast and banana for her and an onion bagel for me. I've been trying to get away from carbs so much in the AM, but I needed it to jump into this week!
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
The sun is shining SO beautifully and I was giggling earlier watching a little chipmunk chase a squirrel up a tree. The little chippies are quite aggressive around here and they're always chasing the bigger squirrels - even though you think it'd be the other way around. Lol
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Watching some morning news and visiting with my mom-in-law and getting my grocery list worked out for the week.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Some piles of laundry built up from the trip to tackle. Other than that, everything still pretty tidy as my wonderful Mom was here holding the fort with the kiddos and Ruby while we were gone. I don't know what I'd do without that woman!
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Busy day ahead. My mom-in-law and I have several errands to run and need to get some groceries. After I get her home at the end of the day I need to zip over to school for a PTA meeting.
I've kind of been back to reading Outlander (I really want to finish it before the season on tv begins in April), but we'll see how long that lasts. I always end up jumping around.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I was able to catch up on Good Wife that was taped last night (yay it's back!!). I know I still have Downton Abbey taped to watch. I can't believe it's over now!! I can't wait another year for more!!! ((sad face and pout)) I can't wait to watch the finale later tonight and see where they leave things. I'm not sure what else was taped while we were gone - will need to check later.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Still finalizing and pouring over some recipes. I think I'll make meatloaf (as that's a fave of my hubby and dad-in-law) and was thinking maybe breakfast one night- like a French toast bake with sausage & bacon and fruit. But still deciding.
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Journal give-away will be this week!! Yay!! Nothing else new this week yet, but again - just getting back to real life. If you haven't entered yet to win the journal and other goodies give-away you can enter here.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Don't think I have anything new planned, but stay tuned. I'll be posting a new recipe at some point this week that will be new to my blog (even if not new to me). Lol
FROM THE CAMERA:
Blogger isn't cooperating today and won't let me display a photo. Oh well, next time. I was trying to share a picture or video of Pentatonix - an acapella group we saw in Vegas. Will try to share later this week.
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
Awaken to Spring
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley