Happy Monday my blogland Buddies!
I'm finally, after about a week and a 1/2, getting a pep back in my step!! I'm still coughing quite a bit and have chest congestion...but I'm FINALLY feeling more like myself. What a nasty bug this has been! But now my poor boy has it and my girl told me she had a sore throat this AM. Ugh!! I'm lysoling the berjesus out of everything and trying to kill all the germs - but I guess we're not out of the woods yet. :(
Enough moaning and groaning about all of that. Just know I'm sending you all very healthy thoughts. This weekend I still did a lot of rest time, but felt better to do a bit more cleaning than I had during the week and I made a big pot of chicken soup and even some apple crisp! My sweet boy said my soup is the only thing that's helped him feel better so far. ;) The leaves aren't quite as vibrant this year - but they sure are a-changing now! I think over this next week it's going to be about peak color in my area. Looking forward to a more productive week ahead, and hopefully the energy to get out and enjoy the beauty before it fades.
I'm late with my post today as I needed to help my Mom bring her car in to get fixed this morning...so then she wanted to buy me breakfast. We hung out at her place for quite a bit of the morning and I got to play and snuggle with her puppy (who's getting so big now!).
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Beautiful sunny and lovely day! The best day of the week according to our weather people. Supposed to hit mid to upper 60's and sunny all day. Tomorrow chance of rain and temps mostly back to the 50's for the week.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Mom bought me a lovely breakfast bagel and caramel mocha coffee and it hit the spot!
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
It's sunny and pretty. Light winds keep swirling some leaves that are in my driveway, as I look out my office window. I took out my flowers that are in my bay window in here and put up my big jack-o-lantern in the window instead. It plugs in so there's a fun glow in this window at night. And I have 2 smaller ones in my kitchen window too. ;)
RIGHT NOW I AM:
I'm listening to some calm Joshua Bell violin music and was just talking to my boy about taking his medicine and what he'd like me to make him for some lunch. He's home sick from school and I think we'll both be resting a bit this afternoon (after I finish a few more chores around here).
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Overall tidy from cleaning this weekend. My hubby has been wonderful and pitching in extra on cleaning house duties over the past week! He's been doting on me a lot too and has taken several separate trips to the store to get things I've needed - including a little humidifier for our bedroom as our old one broke. Just love that guy.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Well some more cleaning and lysoling and wiping down everywhere today. I'm going to open more windows and let the house air out on this nice day. I didn't get to the bathrooms this weekend- so I'm going to give them extra cleaning love today. I have several things on my list for this week that I didn't get to last week due to this darn cold. I had to reschedule the fun bday lunch with my friend - so we'll be doing that this week instead. Plus, I'll be mailing out packages I didn't get to and I'll need to get groceries too. Some kiddo appointments to do and religious ed class to get them to later in the week. I'm hoping to pick up some mums and pumpkins this week too...so i can finish decorating the front of the house. It's nice to get back out and enjoy this favorite season!
I've mainly been catching up on my magazines over the past week.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I spent so much time vegging and watching t.v. last week - I'm sick of it right now! Lol
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
TUESDAY: probably breakfast for dinner as needing to get groceries
WEDNESDAY: chicken gnocchi soup
THURSDAY: use the leftover chicken not used in the soup on whole wheat BBQ chicken pizza
FRIDAY: homemade mac & cheese, salad
**hoping to go for Fall drive and out for a fun dinner this weekend as it'll be my birthday on Saturday - and I'm also planning on baking a chocolate eclair cake in honor of it too. ;)
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
I did finally complete my sweet fairy garden pot and posted about it over the weekend. Hope you checked it out - if not you can find it here. And I even felt motivated enough to change my blog layout background for October too. ;)
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Planning to bake a chocolate eclair cake recipe I've been wanting to try.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
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PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
We've been blessed with a beautiful Fall so far here on our bay. Some gorgeous days - slow changing color - and beautiful nights gazing at the moon (in a warm sweater of course!).
And ending the night on a sweet note with my apple crisp and vanilla bean ice cream (so yummy and a recipe I adapted from my Grandma's). You can find my recipe here and read about that time I was published in a Mary Engelbreit cookbook for it!
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: