Happy Monday Friends!
Hope your weekend went well and didn't fly too fast. We had hockey for both kiddos. We also had a wonderful dinner out with friends one night, followed by some fun games of cribbage while the kiddos played and hung out. Annie and I made some fun Valentine's strawberry (pink) cupcakes for Sunday. All in all a fun weekend. Now on to the week ahead!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Temps are a little warmer, but with windchill still feels pretty chilly. Right now temp is 22* but it said it feels like 11*. Gray skies as it's quite cloudy. We got a little bit of snow yesterday and they're predicting warmer temps this week with more snow for several of the days.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Piece of toast with butter and jam. 1/2 cup of coffee with sweet creamer.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Everything is covered in a fresh blanket of white. With the gray - almost white skies and the new snow it looks like a world of white everywhere.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to some worship music as I was doing some devotional time. Now working on this and thinking of a busy week ahead.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
I've already jumped into getting laundry going and the dishes are done. I need to do some more dusting and will mop my ceramic tiles floors as they could definitely use it. This on and off snow stuff makes for messy floors from kiddos and one Miss Ruby.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Both kiddos are off of school right now. My son is off for winter break for the week. My daughter is off for just a couple of days due to teacher inservice. Going to take them for several activities today and also need to run some errands. We have various appointments this week and other busy events coming up this week and weekend - so I'm going to be one busy Gal!
Reading Nora Roberts book called The Liar. Just felt like reading a quick and fun romance kind of book. But I love that some of the beginning of the book is talking about Spring in Tennessee and mentioning things like soft Spring rain and flowers blooming. Things I'm dreaming on these days!!
ON THE TV TODAY:
I watched Downton Abbey and it's just so good. After every episode I want to cry because I know it's one step closer to being finished. I have The Good Wife taped but didn't get to it yet. We did watch the new Amazing Race as a family and my hubby likes Gold Rush and we didn't watch that one yet. I have some cooking shows taped yet too.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: leftover tacos from the weekend
TUESDAY: chicken, mashed potatoes, salad
WEDNESDAY: something easy - busy night
THURSDAY: breakfast for dinner
FRIDAY: vegetable stir fry
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Valentine's cards, valentine project
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Nothing really new planned this week
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I saw this (probably on pinterest) and thought it was so cute and haven't done it yet... but mean to one of these days for Annie. She loves creamy tomato soup and will often float cheesy crackers in it. But it would be cute to take some bread and butter it - add a little parmesean cheese to the top - and cut it out with cute little cookie cutter shapes (or free hand). Then toast it in the oven until you have cute cheesy croutons she could float on top of her soup. She could help me make them and she would love it!!
FROM THE CAMERA:
Tax season has begun - hubby has been using our dining room table regularly for the extra space.
Annie and I made strawberry cupcakes with vanilla frosting in pink camouflage cups for Valentine's Day. Then Annie had a friend over later and they decorated them with mini chocolate chips and sprinkles.
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: