Time to head into a new week! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was quite nice, but busy. We were out-of-town for my daughter's hockey tourney. Her team didn't take the top prize, but they played really well and had a lot of fun (the most important part of all). Always a little strange to go from something like 88* outside and then head into a freezing cold ice rink. You just bring lots of layers and often step outside into the sun for a few minutes between periods to warm back up! Sun is shining this morning so on to the business of this week.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Upper 60's sunny and very pleasant. Supposed to hit 77*. However, forecast is saying clouds are going to roll in and by this afternoon there's an 80% chance of rain. So have a feeling we'll be seeing showers pretty soon.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Made some toast and yogurt for my MIL and daughter. I'm not that hungry - just nibbling a couple of garden triscuits with some cheese and some iced coffee.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
It's sunny and really quite lovely. Annie and I were outside with Ruby earlier this AM before I went to pick up my MIL and she spotted some little toad stool mushrooms next to the trampoline. She was so excited as she informs me that's a sign that the fairies have been here as "they have parties under a a ring of toad stools at night when no one is looking - so this is a sign the fairies have been here!" She was down inspecting the ring quite thoroughly. Lol
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Watching morning news, chatting with my MIL and nibbling my crackers. My MIL is having a day where she thinks she's fine and asked if she could take the car and she'd take Annie and Ruby with her somewhere so I can get my work done. So sweet, but SO not going to happen. I told her we have some fun things to do here and we're going to hang out. She was fine with that.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Already been catching up with laundry. Need to do a little picking up, but overall not too bad. The flowers need a big drink, though, so that's next on my list. Even it may rain or not - many of my flowers are either sheltered, or kind of dense, that the rain doesn't get to them enough.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
It would be a good idea to run and grab groceries, but don't know if I'm feeling like I want to tackle that today. Especially with the potential for stormy weather so may have to plan some indoor activities for today. Thought we'd work on scrapbooking and crafts. Some days my MIL can be good at focusing on a task like this and other times her focus is pretty brief. Guess we'll play the day by ear and see how it goes. I also might put on some old home movies we have of trips from the past (with my MIL) in them as she gets a kick out of that.
Still reading Annie's piano teacher's biography he wrote.
ON THE TV TODAY:
Some cooking shows to watch and I taped a couple of old movies for myself.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
I'm not sure what I want to make this week, but need to start thinking about a list. I have to include what I'm going to make for the July 4th holiday weekend coming up. We go to my brother and sister-in-law's house for a BBQ, food, fun and fireworks. They often do party subs and everyone potlucks all kinds of side dishes, snacks and desserts. They live on a lake and folks go out in the boat, swim, get pulled on tubes out in the lake, play volleyball and other games. Lots of fun! My son has been requesting I make homemade twix bars for a dessert. I'm also thinking I might make s'mores bites. Some years I make a big chicken pasta salad, other years some other kind of savory side dish. Not sure what I want to bring for that this year. Hopefully it'll be nice weather and we'll have lots of fun either way!
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Need to get back to some scrapbooking (so much catching up to do) as well as some card making. Will post when I do!
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
If I make the s'mores bites they would be a new recipe to me. Will post it if I do!
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I LOVE having wet wipes handy all the time. In my purse and the car. I used to always have them on hand when my kiddos were babies and it was amazing how many times they were handy besides just for baby needs. Now I love having them around for quick sticky clean up moments, dirty car issues, after meals when out and about etc. Just a tiny little pack of them is small and so convenient to keep around!
FROM THE CAMERA:
My Annie in action this weekend. She's #16 and plays with a lot of boys (there are other girls on the team too). She played great!!
One night the teams went out to dinner at a restaurant/arcade place for the kiddos and I was helping my nephew win some things in the crane game. He was pretty excited about his "loot"! Lol
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