Hello All! Here we are back to Monday! It was a great weekend and I even caught a glimpse at the super moon, as my daughter and I were out with our binoculars last night. It was pretty cool!
We went out with some friends earlier in the weekend. We all had a lovely dinner and then back to our house to visit and play some cards. This time it was cribbage - we like smear too. It's always Girls vs Boys of course! Unfortunately, we have to say the boys won this round. Lol! We'll get them next time!!
Also, yesterday was gorgeous in the upper 70's and sunny and my daughter and I took Ruby on a long lovely FAll walk. So nice. But on to today...
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Gray and cooler today. A little drizzly this AM, but the clouds are just kind of hanging there and I see some blue skies beyond. Sun may show up and it's supposed to get into upper 60's at least. Then rest of the week looks cooler and in the upper 50's to lower 60's. And some areas a little north of us are supposed to see some frost the next couple of nights. Yikes!!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
We had a treat this morning. My Aunt was up visiting this weekend and stayed at my Mom's house. My Mom then spends the weekend with her and another of her sisters that is local and they do this each Fall (a Sisters weekend). So my Aunt is heading back today and thus is still at my Mom's. I took my MIL this AM then, so after my daughter and I picked her up, my daughter asked for McDonald's breakfast since she still had enough time before school. So it was a treat!!
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Gray and calm and still. However, I can see the landscapers working away! Due to 3 days of rain last week they weren't able to finish, and so are back today. Hopefully if all goes well they may finish up today with what we're getting done for this season. They plan to be back in the Spring for some other projects we have lined up.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to pretty music as my MIL colors and I work on my post. We visit and she loves to stop every couple of minutes to show me how far she's accomplished on her picture. It's really sweet actually. Reminds me a little of my kiddos when they are young and so proud of their work.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Just a couple of dishes, but not too bad. We've been doing them by hand as our dishwasher went kaput this weekend. Ggrrrr! So the one good thing is that it's keeping me up on them and not letting them accumulate much. Lol Stocked up on paper plates to use for now, which helps too. The new one is ordered and will be here in a day or two. Thank goodness! I guess I'm just too spoiled!
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
My son doesn't have school today, so I'm getting him to a hockey session that was added today since he and my nephews are off. My Mom will have my MIL this afternoon. Then later I need to grab some groceries and run some errands.
I'm so excited because my new Susan Branch book came! I absolutely loved her A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside book, and now she has out The Fairytale Girl. I love her artwork and her blog you can check out here. She had a giveaway a while back and out of like 4,000 people I was 1 out of a lucky group of 6 to win a copy! I'll be making myself a nice mug of chai tea and diving into that today! Yay!!
ON THE TV TODAY:
So much fun because a lot of the reality tv shows we like are back on. So as a family we like to watch Survivor and The Amazing Race and Shark Tank. My hubby still loves Bering Sea Gold and I like my cooking shows.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: BBQ chicken pizza on whole wheat crust, salad
TUESDAY: Taking the leftover rotisserie chicken from the pizza and using it to make mini chicken pot pies in my muffin pan, leftover salad, fruit
WEDNESDAY: no religious education so my crew has hockey...will be simple night - maybe Subway or sandwiches at home.
THURSDAY: Slow cooker bacon and corn chowder, blueberry muffins
FRIDAY: leftovers, or pick up dinner
*Going to make brownies or else easy crazy cake for a dessert this week
*And on Thursday I'll be making a pasta salad to bring to school for conferences night - our PTA feeds the teachers since they are there all day and then all evening.
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Lots of fun projects. I picked up some goodies for some planned fun non-scrapbook projects to work on. Also, work with my Mom to help her with a baby scrapbook album as a gift for someone.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
I will probably share the mini chicken pot pies I'll make this week.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I loved this tip I saw on Valerie's Bertinelli's cooking show from this past weekend. If your hands smell from chopping garlic - just rub them on your stainless steel faucet in your sink and it will go away!
FROM THE CAMERA:
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
Love this "twilight time" photo I put on my instagram
Can tell it's the transitioning of seasons - geranium hanging in there, and I picked up some mums this weekend to decorate the front when the landscaping is done. My daughter picked glitter pumpkins. Lol
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: