Another week flown by and back to Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was another pretty lovely one weather-wise around here. We ran lots of errands, accomplished a little more with the landscaping and even got my kitchen cabinets cleaned out and rearranged! Then had a little BBQ last night with my Mom and the in-law's over. All in all a pretty successful weekend!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Lovely day! Supposed to be warm and sunny and upper 70's. We'll take that!!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
PB&J toast with a side some blueberries and banana. Iced coffee.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Sunny and bright! Need to get out there and water my flowers.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Watching the morning news. My MIL was watching with me and nodded off a bit. Teenager is sleeping yet too. Annie off to play with a friend. So enjoying a quick quiet moment.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Still a few dishes from last night's BBQ (got one load in dishwasher last night). Need to do another load of laundry. Otherwise pretty tidy!
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
WE actually got the grocery shopping done this weekend - especially since we knew we were having family over for BBQ, so no need to do grocery run. Will definitely do some outside time today. Maybe play with Ruby outside and have picnic of leftovers out on the deck under patio table shade. Go for a little walk if not too hot. If feels too warm later was thinking maybe I'd work on some scrapbooking and have my MIL "help" and she can look at some old scrapbooks and photos in the air conditioning.
I actually have a new little book to read from Annie's piano teacher. He wrote a book about his adoption story and is sharing it with me. Pretty cool!
ON THE TV TODAY:
I finally watched the Outlander finale. I have yet to watch GOT finale. I have some cooking shows taped but think I'm caught up with everything else. My hubby and I watched the movie McFarland USA recently and it was really good! It's the true story about a racing team in California with Kevin Costner.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
We had BBQ last night: burgers, beer brats, hot dogs, beans, corn-on-the-cob, cold macaroni salad, jojo potatoes, watermelon & grapes, and blueberry bars! We still have leftovers so will eat that up. Then making tacos one night for the in-law's and might do a breakfast bake for dinner one night. I bought pork chops too but not sure what I'll do with them yet. Maybe throw them on the grill.
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
I didn't do much of anything crafty this past week but might do some scrapbooking today. I want to make some more cards too and need to get going on my Mom's heritage album!
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Not really new, but I have always LOVED my MIL's cranberry bars recipe and I did a version of them but instead used summery blueberries. I will share recipe later this week.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
It's one you've probably heard before but it does work so well: if you're planning to get up and work out right away in the A.M. have your workout clothes and shoes all set out and ready for you the night before. Have your water bottle all ready too & quick A.M. snack planned if needed. It'll help you stick to the plan when you don't have to get up and find all that stuff first before working out. Also, when I worked full time in my career I did the same concept with work clothes and would have everything planned out the night before and it helped so much to start the day out right and not wake up frazzled or running late because my clothes needed ironing or I couldn't find something.
FROM THE CAMERA:
pretty sunset from the deck last night after the BBQ
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