Good Morning Dear Friends!
Finally taking a minute to sit down and work on this post. We had a wonderfully blessed holiday weekend, but I'm playing catch up around my home this AM. Plus, I have a sick kiddo at home too. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend as well!
In the morning we attended mass, along with my Mom. We had my Mom and my MIL & FIL over in the afternoon for dinner. We'll be doing a belated Easter with my Dad and step Mom during the week. I forgot to take pics of the family around the table and just sat and enjoyed the meal. But I was able to remember to take some pics of the table set up the night before. And we took some family photos after church. We had such a lovely day! Then last night I got some rest time after a first round of dishes loaded and snuggled with Ruby and watched an old movie (love those!) of Easter Parade with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. I was in my pj's early and it was another great holiday in the books!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Gray and cold. Blech! Tomorrow looks like rain. And rest of the week only 40's and low 50's. However next weekend so far looks great with each day near the 60's and sunny! Let's hope!!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
A piece of toast with lemon curd on top. Part of a banana and some coffee.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
I'm listening to some Praise & Worship music along with nature sounds of birds singing. ;)
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Icky, gray and was sprinkling earlier. Our back yard is sure getting nice and green though!! Haven't spotted any bunnies and no birds on the bird feeder yet this moring. Maybe everyone is sleeping in today?
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
I've done 2 loads of dishes so far and have one load left. Holidays are so worth it, though, and I love cooking and baking for my family! And my Hubby actually did the 2nd load for me. ;) I have laundry going and lots more to catch up. My kiddos did some deep cleaning in their rooms over the weekend and lots more laundry "materialized". ::sigh:: Everything else still pretty clean from getting ready for Sunday dinner over here. And I tidied up a bit this morning too.
ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:
Things on my list this week include: both kiddos' soccer, Annie volleyball,hubby's hockey stuff, taking my Mom to her eye appointment, projects on my list, running errands, determined to work on my legacy box and start my Grandpa's album work.
I keep bouncing back and forth between several books - if I actually focus on something I'll let you know :P Lol! Also, magazines as usual.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I did watch Call the Midwife last night. So good! I'm excited as it's Disney night on Dancing with the Stars - love that one!! I have a new show to watch: The White Princess. I watched The White Queen series several years ago and liked it. It's about the Tudor period in England - the War of the Roses and all of that history. It's basically how the women were the ones really running the show (of course) to have the power in Europe. Like a soap opera and lots of fun! The White Princess starts where that series left off. I have the first one taped and haven't watched it yet. Some cooking shows catch up yet too. I love watching the RV shows - where they show the awesome blinged out RV's and folks looking to buy them. I dream sometimes about a life one day like my dear Friend Doreen. (winking at you Lady) ;)
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: break from Easter leftovers and doing parmesan chicken, pasta and veggie side dish
TUESDAY: ham and scalloped potatoes in the slow cooker (using up leftover Easter ham)
WEDNESDAY: no Blue Apron this week either - will start back next week. Out this night with my Dad & step Mom
THURSDAY: stuffed pork chops, baked potatoes, salad
FRIDAY: Annie night? not sure yet
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT
Etsy store albums and canvases
Legacy box stuff
My Grandpa's heritage album
My Mom's album & my family album catch up
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Not sure - maybe something new on Annie's cook night
TIP OF THE WEEK:
FROM THE CAMERA:
Annie and I set the table all up Easter Eve.
A random shot of the fruit pizzas Annie made for yesterday.
Traditional after mass Easter photos.
I'm not this short - Lol! I'm bending over a bit behind my Girl. ;)
Family totem pole? They always have to ham it up!
Rare shot of the elusive teenager that hates getting his picture taken! :P
After all the festivities - it's time to rest, right Ruby?
Maybe a fun old movie??
"Oh sure Mom, I love this one!"