Happy Labor Day Monday (to my friends that celebrate it). It's been a lovely weekend and so nice that it's extra long by having this as a free day. I don't have my MIL today as my FIL is off from work. We've been having fun this weekend running errands, accomplishing tasks around the house, and watching movies as a family. We had friends over Friday night and did a fun pizza night and sat around our fire table and gabbed the night away while the kiddos played. All & all one of those great kinds of weekends.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Just beautiful! Bright sunny skies - hardly a cloud in sight. It's in the low 70's and feels heavenly. It was SO hot and sticky muggy yesterday (80's but about 90% humidity) - but it finally rained and stormed last night so the air feels wonderful today.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
I wasn't that hungry so shared part of a cherry pop tart with Ruby (sshhhh) and some coffee. The rest of my crew had waffles.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Watching right out my office window as my daughter rides bikes and plays with her friend that slept over last night. Ruby is running around and my hubby is working in our garage.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Sitting in my nice sunny office as I type this and listen to pretty music on pandora. I don't need to worry about groceries as my hubby and I knocked out some errands this weekend. Realizing it's going to be a nice quiet week. My daughter doesn't have any soccer games this week and my son is going to be away with his school class on a trip to the boundary waters camping all week.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
My daughter and her friend will have some clean up as they've been having quite a lot of fun around here. Legos all over her room. They slept downstairs in the media room so will need to haul up bedding etc. And there are several toys and art items all over the living room floor. Dishes are good and I just put in more laundry. I also scrubbed up the camping roll-up mattresses for my son and nephew that will be camping this week. I cleaned them well and febreezed them and now they're drying out in the sunshine.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Once my daughter cleans up I'll vacuum a bit. I want to give the kiddos' bathroom a good scrubbing as I picked up some new bathroom rugs for in there too. Need to change some sheets and do more laundry. My hubby put down new flooring in our garages and is now putting back base board and will eventually paint both garages -walls and base. They're attached to the house and used a lot and both garages were looking pretty beat up - so he's tidying them up like new. Then later we plan on some fun time which may include a pontoon ride. Yay!
Still reading through Fall cookbooks for inspiration. I need to finish the biography I received from Annie's guitar teacher and then I have a line up of books I'm determined to read this Fall!
ON THE TV TODAY:
We have a lot of catching up to do on America's Got Talent we have taped. I have some cooking shows taped too. Ghost Hunters is back on and my son and I like that - so have the first one for the season taped.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: leftover tacos TUESDAY: breakfast for dinner WEDNESDAY: broccoli cheese soup, muffins and fruit THURSDAY: rigatoni pasta with sauce and sweet Italian sausage, dinner rolls and green salad FRIDAY: maybe out for dinner
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Still working on my daughter's baby book and school years album. Finishing up a cross stitch with my daughter. Have some other cross stitch projects lined up. My Mom and I plan to finally get going on her heritage album with Fall calming things down and we're back to a routine.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Not sure about a new recipe - but may share an old favorite later in the week.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I always keep some bandaids in my purse. I even have a little holder for them. I tease that my daughter is "calamity jane" - and that's why I started. But they are nice to have for a bad hang nail, or sometimes I'll get a blister on my foot from some shoes. Since I have my MIL often too - they've come in handy for her needs as well.
FROM THE CAMERA:
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
This is the church I attend. We often go on Saturday evenings as it works better for our schedule than Sundays. It's a beautiful and sacred place to me.
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