Here we are back at Monday already! It was a nice girlie weekend around here as my Boys had a hockey tourney out-of-town, but Annie had a lot of activities going on this weekend, so the Gals hung back at home. It's always nice to get some extra bonding time - and I think the Boys like their guy time too. I know my teenager enjoys his sister free weekend. Lol
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
It was a yucky, and for the most part rainy, weekend. Today is not looking much better - gray and cloudy and chance of showers again and only in the 40's. The rest of the week looks much more promising - close to 60's &sun!! We can hope this is true!!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
My MIL and I decided to have a treat on this cold rainy Monday and had McDonald's breakfast sandwich and their yummy coffee.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
It makes me sleepy with all the gray we've had lately. I'm ready for some steady sunshine hopefully we'll get some this week! I see a big group of blue jays. They've been hanging around on our hill everyday for a week now. They're such a vivid blue - especially against some of our really foggy mornings.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Figuring out my grocery list, sipping coffee, petting my Ruby & chatting with my MIL.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Need to give my houseplants a drink. I need to do a few dishes, especially after I get some banana bread in the oven this AM. I was working on getting some of the ingredients out so they're still waiting for me on the counter. Everything else still pretty tidy from the weekend.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Grocery run - even among the raindrops if necessary. I'm desperately low on some staples (like milk) and it's just kind of nice sticking to the weekly routine with my MIL. And since my bananas are going bad I think I'll make some banana bread in my mini loaf pan and make several loaves to share with my Mom, and in-laws & some neighbors.
I keep skipping all over the place! I've been reading a few cookbooks lately and I have a bunch of new magazines from all my subscriptions coming recently in the mail. I am always reading either magazines or our local newspaper each day... so I guess that's something even if it's not a book. Lol!
ON THE TV TODAY:
I have lots of shows to catch up on: Amazing Race, Outlander, cooking shows, and old movie....I'm starting to realize I like t.v. way too much! Lol It's a good thing summer is coming as I watch a lot less then!!
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Well I think we're due for one of our regular staples, which is tacos, for one night's menu. Not sure yet what I want to do for other nights, but keeping it simple as i have a busy week. I have a Martha & Mary party to go to at a friend's house (new to me what they sell but looks like nice useful home items with spiritual inspiration to them). Then another night I have wallyball (keeping up that exercise!), and another night I have a PTA dinner to attend. Plus my crew has hockey practice several times so our nights are pretty filled up!!
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
My garden table came - yay!! I can't wait to get it put together when the weather finally cooperates. I was at a greenhouse this past weekend with Annie & my Mom and I picked out some veggie plants and got a couple of my hanging baskets. I'm looking so forward to planting lots of pots in the near future too. Bring on my summer fun - working in the D*I*R*T!!
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Nothing new this week, however I have a really yummy snack mix recipe that we love that I may be making and will share recipe later this week if I do.
TIP OF THE WEEK: