Happy Monday Friends!
Sorry I'm getting to this post a bit late - but I've been busy catching up around my home, as we were gone most of the weekend. My Girl had a double duty sports weekend. A hockey tournament and a volleyball tourney at the same time. We ran back and forth for both and spent many hours in a rink - or even more hours in a gym ALL weekend! It's nutty I know...but when your daughter is a tomboy and loves it all SO much, what's a mom to do? While she's young (& believe it or not these schedules are more reasonable than when she gets older) - it's the time to let her do multiple sports. When she's older it will not be realistic and she'll hopefully know by then what she really wants to pursue. ;)
I also miss you my Friends! I will come visiting this week as much as possible. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such lovely comments! I love them so much. I read them from my phone even when I'm stuck at sports and such. Lol
Not much else to report beyond just lots of sports this past weekend. And Friday was my kiddos' last day of Spring break and Annie and I had a fun outing with my Mom. We also stopped to visit my MIL and spent some time with her...which was really nice. Now Easter week is already here! I can hardly believe it and I need to get moving on getting things ready. Hope you're ready to face the week ahead Friends - because here we go!.....
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Today is pretty yucky. Cloudy and cold - only in the upper 30's. Maybe rain later? But tomorrow and the rest of the week look much nicer - 50's and sun! Then Saturday it may get even warmer but also may be thunderstorms. Then Easter Sunday (for right now) they're predicting 50's and sunshine! Here's hoping!!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
small bowl of raisin bran and coffee
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to classical music. Starting my grocery list and looking at my calendar for the busy week ahead!
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Gray and yucky. However, our backyard grass has gotten greener! And there are robins out there right now (& one pesky crow!). Also, our bay is almost completely open - yay!! Only a little bit of ice here and there. Spring is here!
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Got laundry going, dusting and some vacuuming. I have some dishes soaking and need to load rest in dishwasher. Didn't change sheets yet and need to get that done. Just wasn't around much to give my home love this weekend and I was too tired when we got home at night. :P
ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:
Busy week ahead! I need to go let my Mom's dog out and spend some time with her as my Mumsy has busy activities she'll be out and about for later. Other things going on this week: getting my hair done, getting my son fitted for tux for prom in near future, get Easter groceries, take my Aunt out to lunch for her birthday, color Easter eggs with Annie, do more cleaning for Easter Sunday, kiddo sports for the week etc ....
Still trying to decide what I'm going to read next.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I have several shows to catch up on - Call the Midwife, Grey's Anatomy, cooking shows, Spring Baking Championship (don't know the winner yet so don't tell me- Lol!), and some movies taped.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: didn't get to the Blue Apron spinach and mozzarella pizza - making it tonight with a salad
TUESDAY: also I froze my ground beef as we did different plan last Fri - so making chili and cornbread tonight (& bring to FIL) and also bake up some chocolate chip bars
WEDNESDAY: No Blue Apron this week - skipped it since it's Easter week. Easy night...wrap sandwiches, chips and fruit salad
THURSDAY: Annie night. Breakfast for dinner: scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, cherry butter braid baked and then glazed (from our freezer)
FRIDAY:Good Friday - fish for me and not sure about my Crew yet.
**Easter Sunday menu is our traditional one: glazed ham, cheesy potato bake with crunchy topping, strawberry spinach salad with my homemade sugared pecans and poppyseed dressing, corn, deviled egg platter, sliced cheese and crudite, dinner rolls, water, lemonade, iced tea and coffee. Desserts - lemon bars, mini dessert fruit pizzas, assorted Easter chocolates
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT
Final things in kiddos' school year albums and final sorting in their bins. Next up - I ordered a legacy box and going to take my Dad's old family slides to make into CD's for my Brother and myself. Also, having a family reunion this summer and it would have been my Grandpa's 100th birthday (my Dad's father) - so they're making that the theme of our celebration. I have my Grandpa's wonderful old scrapbooks he made for my Grandma during the war (I used to pour over them all of the time as a young kiddo - so when my Gram passed the family wanted me to have them). They have the old black pages in them and he wrote captions for lots of the pics. The books are falling apart so I'm going to save the photos and cut out the captions and make a new archival quality heritage scrapbook and then bring the finished result to the reunion. ;)
**Also, still working on albums and few final items for my planned Etsy store soon!
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I love this because I love listening to music when I'm putting on my make up and doing my hair to get ready. ;)
FROM THE CAMERA:
Annie got a loving kiss from her Grandma when we visited her in her facility. She didn't know Annie, but she thought she was "awfully cute". Alzheimer's is such an unfair disease!
We spent a lot of time here this weekend. My volleyball Girl in action!
Annie's team took 3rd in their hockey tourney!
Big lake Superior so calm and pretty as we head back over the bridge (look to left side of photo: we cross over between MN and WI for sports and many other things regularly). You can see the big grain elevators off in the distance too. We have big great lakes ships that come in and load up there.
Look at that open water on the bay!!! Felix the Frog likes the view. ;)