Hello Friends! Sorry I'm later today. My son had an appointment this AM and then as long as I was out in the miserable weather already - I did some running around I needed to do. Since I'm running late I'll just get to HHM for today! Happy Monday :)
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Cold, very windy, rainy - just yuck! I think temps might even be only upper 30's. We're on our 2nd day of this and it can feel free to leave any time now please!! I think there's a promise of better weather by later in the week. Sure hope so!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Lemon isagenix bar and 1/2 cup of coffee.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
I'm watching the wind blow the trees all over the place! When I was out running around I noticed several broken branches here and there on the streets in the neighborhood - that wind is so strong! And at times when I look out at the bay I can see sheets of rain blowing sideways over the water. Yuck and bbbrrrr!! So happy to be snuggled back home indoors.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
I'm going through some paperwork in my office and working on this post. Listening to ABBA today on Pandora to help wake me up a bit. And when Dancing Queen came on dancing may have broken out for a bit. Maybe. I blame Ruby - she's a wild Girl! ;)
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
I need to get work. Need to do some picking up from what kiddos have left here and there before leaving today. A few dishes to load and dryer is beeping at me that it's done so next load needs to go in.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Cleaning up, go through some more paperwork things, laundry, change my kiddos' sheets that didn't get done this weekend. Also, this weekend I realized how many more clothes that my daughter has outgrown. We need to go through her things and figure out what she needs to donate and get her dresser drawers reorganized. Sounds like a good after school project to me!
Just finished Susan Branch's new book Martha's Vineyard: Isle of Dreams and it was so good! Not sure what book I'm going to jump into next. My daughter and I have been reading The Indian in the Cupboard out loud together at night before her bedtime. She's just loving it! I read it to my little brother when he was young, and then I read it with my son many years ago, and now with my daughter. Such a great book!
ON THE TV TODAY:
I watched Outlander this weekend. I also watched Grantchester and Call the Midwife. I need to catch up on The Good Wife and The Amazing Race.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: leftovers from the weekend (I brought the in-law's dinner last night including the yummy caramel apple tart!)
TUESDAY: something easy as I have wallyball
WEDNESDAY: pierogie casserole I didn't get a chance to make last week
THURSDAY: something on the grill - not sure yet what
FRIDAY:Maybe out for dinner?
** might bake another new dessert to try this week
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:
Not sure yet, may bake a new dessert.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I'm still loving 1000lifehacks.com for great ideas!
Ruby and I watched the rain clouds roll in the other day.
caramel apple tart = yummy
Between the rain and wind - the bay has really been churned up and now has turned brown.
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: