Hello and Happy Monday Friends! Sorry I've been a bit MIA over the past week. Life has been taking over again. We weren't able to get to our July 4th gathering over the past weekend, but we still had a nice weekend accomplishing some tasks around the house, getting out to enjoy the beautiful weather, and even some "date" time for me and hubby. ;) We are planning on July 4th fun tomorrow and getting together with friends. Hope you had a lovely weekend, and those that celebrate, will have a safe and fun day tomorrow! On to the week ahead.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Beautiful sunny day today and pure blue skies. Low 70's. Looks like around the same for tomorrow for the 4th - yay! And then some chances of hotter weather the rest of the week with maybe a couple of stormy/rainy days.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
A toaster pastry and some coffee.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Working on my calendar, looking out at the beautiful day out my office window. Listening to my daughter in the other room watch some tv and making herself a snack before soccer practice pretty soon.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Nothing but blue skies. Our driveway and yard is all nice and neat from hubby mowing and leaf blowing over the weekend.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Pretty clean. Still a couple jobs to do to get ready for tomorrow. Nice to see my July 4th decorations out. ;)
ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:
Soccer practice for Annie. A soccer game, although I don't think she has hockey this week. Need to pick up a few groceries before tomorrow. Got devotional time in, but still need to get in a workout. I hit the 30 pounds down mark folks! I fluctuate between 28 to 30#, but at least I hit that number! And I'm still shooting for 50 total. ;) Also visit my MIL later in the week.
Finishing up the book I've been re-reading and have some all lined up to go next. Trying to get back to my books!
ON THE TV TODAY:
Grantchester, Food Network Star, British Baking Show, Big Brother, The Profit, America's Got Talent, other cooking shows
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: sausage, egg and cheese breakfast pizza on hashbrown crust, fruit
TUESDAY: July4th!! Burgers and polish on the grill + fixings, corn on the cob, baked beans, chips, fruit, veggie tray, crab dip and crackers, rocky road brownies, s'mores on the fire pit
THURSDAY: rigatoni pasta, salad, garlic toast
FRIDAY: Chinese take out??
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
(this is my continuing list)
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Rocky road brownies
TIP OF THE WEEK:
This may be a helpful tip - but I also found it kind of hilarious. Our poochie likes to drink out of the toilet sometimes...I guess that might make it more enjoyable for her. :P
FROM THE CAMERA:
Loving all the summer beauty of my northwoods including walks with Ruby and picking wildflowers to go with my other flowers for in my kitchen window. ;)
July 4th decorations are up - light up star garlands and all. And finally replaced the bad candles in my outdoor lanterns. Love the glow that comes on from the timers every night.