I hope you're starting to feel nice and Spring-like wherever you are in the world. It was a lovely weekend here and the Spring bug keeps biting. I was out enjoying beautiful weather the past few days. I also went with family and friends to a local Celtic concert on Friday which put me in the mood for St. Patty's Day on Tuesday. I had a wonderful lunch out with a bunch of my girlfriends on Saturday (so fun and love them!!). And my hubby and I did some more good cleaning and even got out our deck furniture out (now I'm sure I'll have "jinxed" everything and we'll get a blizzard soon). I also finally changed my blog to a lighter look. So I guess that means I'm ready to dive into a new week!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
For the lovely weekend we had it's a bit cooler today & gray and rainy. It's supposed to only be in the 40's most of the week. However, for March and where I live that's wonderful - so I'll take it!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Nice hot coffee with hazelnut creamer and 1/2 of a sourdough english muffin with peanut butter and honey.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Only the tiniest traces of snow in the front of our house. The back hill is completely free of it now and some if the grass is even turning a little green - yay! The rain should help get rid of the last little bits of snow anyway. And I think I may have spotted my first robin too. Now that makes me smile on a Monday.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Making out the usual grocery list in between typing this up. Not sure what I want to add this week yet for meals. Also, waiting for dryer to finish and throw in next load and need to get my daughter to school soon, so getting her ready. Then need to go grab my mom-in-law.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Everything is still pretty neat and tidy from the weekend. Need to accomplish a few more tasks, but that's the life and jobs of this Mom and they're never really done! Lol
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Run to the grocery store as I mentioned and maybe run a few more errands with my MIL. Might bake up a treat later this afternoon too & make dinner to bring with my MIL when I bring her home later.
I was kind of bad about reading this past weekend. Not sure what book I want to dive into next.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I'm missing all of my PBS shows - Grantchester and Downton Abbey both done now. I have some Greys Anatomy to catch up on and of course my Good Wife!
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Figuring that out yet - especially the in-laws meals, but we got out the grill this weekend so I'm thinking I may grill something (maybe even just good 'ol burgers) and potato bundles (or called hobo packets sometimes around here). Just throw some sliced potatoes (& I usually throw in some carrot too) in a big folded over piece of aluminum foil and add a few pats of butter and lots of seasonings or even fresh herbs. Roll up the foil tightly and place on the grill to cook with the burgers. I'm also thinking some kind of chicken dish (maybe browse my pinterest recipes) and I want to make Mari's cream mint brownies for St. Patty's day and maybe a chocolate raspberry pie recipe I love!
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
I actually don't have a specific craft at the moment - just doing some scrapbooking catch up here and there.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Mari's cream mint brownies look so good! Here's her post about them.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Whenever I brown ground beef I line a bowl with aluminum foil and drain the grease into it. Then I either leave it out on kitchen counter in colder spot in the winter, or in the fridge in the summer, until it hardens. Then fold up the foil and toss it the garbage. No mess.
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