Happy Monday to All!
Are you ready to jump into a new week?? I can't believe how fast the weekends fly. We had a very nice relaxing weekend (hockey free - LOL) and I enjoyed it so much - minus some colder weather again. My daughter is part of the chorus in her grade school, and they performed at the university with a steel drum group. Very tropical sounding and so fun!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Partly cloudy - bits of sun here and there. Pretty chilly as only in the upper 20's. Woke up to a little snow this AM. Supposed to be colder all week (20's & 30's) and on and off snow or freezing rain for several of the days. Yuck! Winter isn't through with us just yet. ::sigh::
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
1/2 cup of coffee. A piece of butterscotch chip banana bread and some strawberries.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Sunny right now out my office window. Some patches of snow here and there, but thankfully still some green grass too.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Making out my grocery list. May run tonight to get them after PTA meeting. I'm listening to the new Enya album - so pretty and nice soothing way to start my morning.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Definitely have a bit of clean up to do. My daughter & I woke up late this AM so we were a whirlwind around here getting her ready for school. Lol Plus, my son is home this week on Spring break so he was up late tonight and didn't tidy up his messes too well either.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Devotional time and work out. Finish grocery list too. I need to do laundry, dishes and some tidying up. Need to get notes together for PTA meeting. I need to catch up with all my blogging friends too as I'm behind in that!! Going to tidy up in my office as things are taking over in here again! AAhhhh!! Lol I have so many different projects going (which I love) - but I feel like I need to get a better organizational handle on it all again. Will be a busy night as my son starts drivers education (pray for me!), and the PTA meeting and will be getting groceries.
I have been back to my Nora Roberts book and still catching up on fun Spring magazines.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I watched Call the Midwife last night (yay! so happy it's back!!). I need to catch up on Grantchester. I also need to catch up on The Voice and some cooking shows.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: tortellini with marinara, garlic bread, salad
TUESDAY: easy salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and veggies
WEDNESDAY: baked crispy chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries
THURSDAY: sweet & sour meatballs, rice, veggie egg rolls
FRIDAY: I think out for dinner
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Continue to work on my gift baby album for my cousin. I need to work on my recipe projects too. Also, want to start back to work on the heritage album I'm doing for my Mom's side of the family as there's a family reunion planned this summer and I'd love to bring it to share - even if it's only partially done. (yep, these same crafts in the works - nothing new)
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
new salisbury steak recipe (fast & easy)
TIP OF THE WEEK:
A couple of fun life hacks I found online at awesomeinventions.com :
FROM THE CAMERA:
My pretty Ruby after her haircut Friday, and just look at her pose! Lol
I made a turkey breast in the slow cooker on a bed of stuffing, this weekend, & it was so tender and the stuffing was full of the flavor of the drippings. So good! I'd never done a turkey in the slow cooker before. Just so easy and really tasty. I'll share recipe I used soon.
My pretty Girl all ready for her concert.
Annie is right in the middle but the lighting made her face too bright. Yep, that's my shining star! Lol Here's a video clip if you'd like to hear those steel drums too. Made me imagine I was on vacation with a fruity drink sitting on a beach somewhere. :
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.