Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Those of you that celebrated Mother's Day - I hope it was a beautiful one yesterday. I woke up to being spoiled by breakfast in bed and beautiful pale peach roses. Then my Crew had hockey (it never ends around here)... but after that we went out for a late lunch with my Mom and my Mother & Father-in-law for a lovely fancy buffet lunch that a local restaurant puts on for Mother's Day. It was so yummy - think champagne chicken, beef bourguignon, shaved ham, pastas, vegetables, salad bar and a 30 foot dessert table. So good!! It's my sweet Annie's birthday today so we celebrated that with the grandparents yesterday too. We'll celebrate with my Dad & step Mom soon. The day ended with a lovely foot massage by my daughter. Doesn't get better than that! Now back to real life and the week ahead. I think Sandra has kind of a new layout to HHM - but I don't have time to change things up today, so maybe next time.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Freezing! Horrible! Yuck!! It feels like the gales of November out there today. It's rainy and windy and only in the 30's! Not a May day to say the least.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Peanut butter & honey toast, sweet cream coffee and some blueberries.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Dark and gray and rainy. It is nice to at least see lots of green. Things keep growing and trees blooming with their leaves - so that's sort of comforting.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Sitting and sipping coffee, chatting with my MIL and making out a grocery list.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Need to load the dishwasher yet, but otherwise pretty tidy. It feels nice and cozy as we've had to have the heat back on for past couple of days. There's something about feeling cozy and warm as you look out the window at a cold rainy day.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Doing our usual grocery run. It's a nice way to get my MIL out and about and she does well with these trips. When we try to do other things for very long she has a difficult time focusing. Errands she relates with very well from all of her years of doing it, and she likes to help out pushing the cart and helping with the items.
Started a book by Alison Sweeney called -The Star Attraction. She played Sammy Brady on Days of Our Lives for many years. I'm sort of embarrassed to admit it but I have watched that soap since I was in high school (or at least on & off). My friends all used to watch it too and even my Gram used to watch it. I think some of my Aunties still do too. Lol! I kind of fast forward watch several episodes each week. Anyway, Alison wrote these fictional books, but they're based on life behind the scenes in the tv/movie industry. Looked like fun summer reading. Her second book after Star Attraction is called - Scared Scriptless.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I have all kinds of shows to catch up on. I finally caught up on The Voice episodes this weekend. I did watch Outlander, but I haven't watched Good Wife or Call the Midwife yet. Also, my cooking shows.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Going to make some homemade cream of chicken soup for the in-law's tonight along with some ham & cheese biscuit sandwiches with honey mustard. Since it's my daughter's birthday today I'm going to make a fun yummy dessert - I'm thinking I'll do strawberry rice krispies treats with strawberry frosting and chocolate drizzle on top! (she loves rice krispies treats & strawberry anything!) Then going to make meatloaf dinner one night since it's going to be cooler this week - it's a father in law fave, and I haven't made it in a while. We're also having breakfast pizza on croissant crust one night too.
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Starting to put together some fun things to create a new summer decoration. This weekend I had fun putting away all of my bunnies and Spring things and getting out my summer goodies! I also finally found and ordered the garden table I wanted - so it will hopefully warm up by the time it gets here and I can get to planting. Yay!! What a fun project that will be!!
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Nothing new this week.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
You know how you always have that one pesky sock that doesn't match anything anymore? Well take it and put it on your hand (like a sock puppet almost) and it can become a great dusting rag! Just spray some polish and wipe away!
FROM THE CAMERA:
Happy birthday to my precious Annie Angel!! This is a throw back to her 4th birthday.
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