Hello my Friends!
I hope your Monday has already been off to a great start. I'm sipping hot tea and watching it snow like crazy out my windows! It started just recently and is supposed to snow all day!! So I'm feeling like snuggling in and baking something - and trying to catch up on house things, as we were gone out-of-town for my daughter's hockey for part of the weekend. It was a fun weekend overall as Friday night I went out for dinner and a movie with my Mom and my SIL and some of her family. We went to La La Land and it was really good. Definitely not a movie my Hubby would be in to - but I thought it was very original and really well done.
It looks like a busy week ahead over here - so I'm ready to jump in!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Very snowy today and we're supposed to get several inches. Then it will be pretty cold again mid week and warm up a little by next weekend again (and by warm up I mean back into the 20's). Lol
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Small bowl of cereal and some coffee.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to music and stopping to gaze out at the snow once and a while. I'm thinking how at least it will clean up how brown it was looking outside. Looking through my kiddos' sports calendars and on my smart phone calendars to see what this week holds. Looks pretty busy so I think it's going to fly by!
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
The snow is "pouring" down, so I think we may be getting several inches. A little further away from us in an area the weather folks call "the snow belt" , they may get about a foot of snow. It's still winter in the northwoods folks!
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Pretty tidy. Some picking up and the usual chores to be done. My scrapbooking is still taking over the dining room table, but I"m going to put everything back in my own work space so we can have some dinners on there this week. ;)
ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:
Today I'm going to catch up on laundry from the weekend and do some tidying up. This weahter makes me feel like baking, so I'm going to bake a blueberry lemon tea cake. I have some blueberries in the freezer and I have a lemon to use up. It's a recipe my blogging friend Karen has shared before on her blog Beatrice Euphemie - Vintage Cottage Style. You can find her blog and this very recipe if you click here. It looks and sounds so yummy!
This busy week ahead is going to include: some appointments, errands to run, visiting my MIL, my son's hockey game, Annie's volleyball and hockey practices, grocery shopping, cooking for my FIL, and a church dinner. Plus, just the projects and things I'm still trying to accomplish at home and catching up with you my Friends! I think I may take some extra vitamins!
Focusing on crafts so I haven't been reading anything specific at the moment.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I know I have a hallmark movie taped, cooking shows and still some Timeless & Blindspot to catch up on. We have some family shows taped to catch up on too (Shark Tank, Mysteries of Oak Island etc).
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: easy night with what's around the fridge & cabinets (either breakfast for dinner or easy sandwiches or soup etc)
TUESDAY: hockey game - easy dinner out
WEDNESDAY: baked BBQ chip coated chicken, roasted potatoes, salad
THURSDAY: soup and chili church dinner
FRIDAY: salisbury steak & gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner rolls (for my FIL too)
** We're having friends over for Super Bowl Sunday and making plans with my Girlfriend and her family yet about what our menu will be. Main course will either be pizza takeout from our fave local place or else I'll throw something in the slow cooker and make a pan of homemade mac and cheese. I'm going to provide a veggie tray, creamy cold crab dip and crackers, and apple pie dip with fruit and honey cinnamon pretzels for dipping to munch throughout the game. My Girlfriend may be bringing taco dip & chips or other munchies too. I'm going to make Boston cream poke cake for dessert & she often brings a dessert too.
(I think I may need to do an extra workout on Sat before the big day!)
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
More jewelry, cards, scrapbooking things.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
The blueberry lemon cake is new to me. Not sure about other recipes yet this week?
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I think this drawing is rather genius! I never remember how much goes into what (& now I have "Alexa" to bug for that too). But I think I could remember this drawing. So I get it now: 4 Q's in a gallon, 2 P's in a quart, and 2 C's in a Pint.
FROM THE CAMERA:
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
Ruby after her recent haircut - my little Valentine.
Gorgeous sunrise as the kiddos left this AM.
A few hours later - this is going on. Getting lots of snow!
Getting ready to go do some of this today!
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: