Hello and happy Monday my Friends!
We actually just got home about an hour ago from my daughter's hockey tourney. We were down in the Wisconsin Dells for it and their team did great - they actually won the championship! And the kids loved that we stayed in a water part hotel (of course) too. So it was a fun and successful weekend on all counts. I'm just thrilled that my teenager (with some popping in by my Mom) kept the house standing and Ruby is good too. Whew! Lol
I hope that you had a lovely weekend as well! I will make this whole post brief as I need to figure out dinner for my Crew soon and get the kiddos prepared for back to school tomorrow.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
On our trip back we hit some freezing rain, but the roads remained safe thankfully. Back at home here it's in the upper 20's and clear. It was a beautiful sunset on the bay when we rolled in.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
We ate at an iHop, but I continue to work to be a good girl and just had whole wheat toast, fruit and coffee.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to my Hubby talk to his Dad on the phone and check in with him now that we're back from the weekend. He hadn't been feeling well last week. Also, it's my MIL's birthday tomorrow so talking to him about checking her out of the facility and taking them out for a fun dinner tomorrow.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Dark out now.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Nice and tidy thanks to my sweet Mumsy checking in on things. She made sure the teenager accomplished his chores, as well as did some dishes for me etc.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Tonight I'm going to go get dinner started and get kiddos ready for back to school tomorrow. I need to look at my calendar and figure out my plan for the week yet too. I need to schedule some haircuts and orthodontics appointments. Run errands, get groceries etc. I also hope to catch up and come around and visit you, my friends, tomorrow and see what you've been up to in your worlds!
Not reading anything currently. Just doing magazine catch up.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I haven't even looked at what I have taped from the weekend. I know we have some blindspots to catch up on from before and I was really behind on Timeless.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: going to look at what's in my freezer and either throw in an easy pizza or thaw something else in the microwave. Cut up some veggies and fruit to munch
TUESDAY: going out for dinner for my MIL's birthday
WEDNESDAY: ham & cheese roll-ups (in pizza dough) & salad bar night
THURSDAY: chili and maple cornbread
FRIDAY: healthier fun night: little baked slider burgers, baked onion rings. fruit smoothies
*and for the weekend I'm thinking I may make slow cooker honey garlic chicken in the slow cooker to put over brown rice
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Finally got my office space cleaned out- yay!! I just have some scrapbooking papers and things I want to organize a bit better, but otherwise went through everything else. I'm SO excited to begin some projects I've had planned...as well as really get into some scrapbooking catch up and reorganizing of my kiddos' bins I have for them with their awards, artwork, baby albums etc. They'll have everything in one place and organized in a nice bin to hand them one day when they're out on their own.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
I will finally share the fun New Year's luncheon I had with my Mom and my Aunt and recipes from that!
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I think this is a great idea!
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Rapid Fire hockey team were WI Dells champs!! (my daughter and her bud posing with the first place trophy)
We did some fun things down in the Dells - like visiting this ice sculpture park. This is my Annie, her buddy and my niece posing pretty.
The Hubster and I (squinting and blinded by the light)
They had ice slides and ice tunnels you could crawl through.
I saw a couple little girls dressed in warm Elsa garb. I'm sure they were loving pretending to be in their own ice palace! ;)
We also went in the upside down White House. Very weird.
Hubby looking at the oval office....on the ceiling!
It was very discombobulating (look at me using big words -Lol)
But there's no place like home. The sunset on the bay tonight.
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