Happy Monday my Friends!
Well here we are again. Another whirlwind weekend that flew by all too fast, and another week begins. It was a sports weekend again around here. Both kiddos in soccer tourneys. My son and hubby were out-of-town for his...and Annie's was here - so we got a lot of girlie time together. My Mom came to hang out a lot and watch some soccer too. So that meant we got extra Angel puppy time (the name of my Mom's new puppy). Of course Annie and I both couldn't get enough of that. We have been working to have Ruby get used to Angel more... and that went very well this past weekend. They even started playing and chasing each other around! It was pretty darn cute.
Of course, sad news over the weekend too with the events in Orlando. I continue to pray so hard for this country. I'm so tired of hearing about these awful things happening over and over again. This country needs action, and in my opinion this would include more God and less guns!! But I will stop before I could really go on a rant about all of that - and instead move to the week ahead.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Dark, cloudy, rainy on and off and gray. Hard to wake up kind of weather. Unfortunately, there's a bit of this in the forecast....but looks more promising towards the end of the week.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
1/2 a bagel, banana and some coffee
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Lots of puddles in the driveway. It's cloudy and slight breeze rustling the trees. In between raindrops right now.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Looking over my to-do list as I sit in my office. I need to leave soon and pick up my son from soccer practice. I'll have to take a break from working on this post, and may have to finish it when I get back.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
The usual culprit - laundry needs to get done. My bathrooms could use a bit of cleaning, but overall things are pretty tidy.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
I picked up one son. Now I need to pick up my daughter later in the afternoon. I signed her up for art camp this week (she's doing it with a friend of hers) and she was so excited! It runs all day every day this week. I can't wait to hear how it went when I pick her up later. Then take my son for his haircut tonight. I need to do a few house chores and just put some finishing touches on the baby gift album for my cousin. I completed it overall, though, and it's really cute. More on that tomorrow.
It's nice the kids are home for the summer - so I get more fun time with them...but it's also almost busier time for me due to their sports and activities regularly now. A lot of practices have increased and are set during the day since school is out - so my chauffeur duties will be increasing! Ugh!!
Nothing at the moment but still thinking about starting the book You Before Me. Right now catching up on some magazines.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I was able to catch up on Outlander, but I need to catch up on Game of Thrones. We're also behind on America's Got Talent. I caught up on most of my cooking shows too, except I have Next Food Network Star taped yet.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: leftovers from the weekend
TUESDAY: if weather cooperates enough a grill night of polish sausage, sweet corn, and a pasta salad with veggies
WEDNESDAY: breakfast for dinner with eggs, baked cinnamon toast & fruit
THURSDAY: slow cooker stuffed peppers
FRIDAY: maybe out for dinner?
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Final touches on the baby album gift. Working on a sweet little summer banner for my office. Want to catch up on some of my other scrapbooks(finish Annie's cookbook album fully!) and make a few more cards with my stamps and water colors.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Slow cooker version of stuffed peppers would be a new recipe if I make that one this week. I'll be sharing a kabob recipe, that I made over Memorial weekend, later this week. It was really yummy! I'll explain how it could be made a different way also.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
You can use ice cubes and salt to clean your garbage disposal and drop a lemon wedge in to help with odor. Or I will often use a few drops of lemon essential oil instead. Works great for that! I will finally be sharing more about essential oils later in the week.
FROM THE CAMERA:
Little Angel is in constant motion: especially her tail, as you can see! ;)
My Mom helped me get Angel calm enough for a quick photo shoot with Ruby.
It was such a beautiful night here on the bay a few nights ago, and I was outside with Ruby and just had to capture this cozy shot as we walked back to the house.
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: