Happy Monday Friends ~
And Happy November too! I hope you had a wonderful, safe and healthy Halloween. Annie had a couple of buddies over. And the kiddos both spent some time at their Grandpa's house with Ad. My Mom hung out with us a bit over the weekend. Although, just found out this weekend there have been a few cases in Annie's school and hockey world ....so hockey is shut down for now and school is fully online for now as well. Going to keep to ourselves for a while to be safe and get checked out due to Annie being at hockey recently. So please send prayers all is well with her world here and for our world in general as the numbers are ramping up again. 🙈 I pray every day for a safe and effective vaccine to be found soon!!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Some pretty amazing weather this week for the northwoods in November
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING
bagel thin with jam and coffee
HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:
Feeling good and already have accomplished a lot of jobs around here this morning. It's a beautiful sunny day and gives me lots of energy!
ON MY MIND:
The election. I'll be so happy when it's over. I'm so tired of the commercials, the animosity between folks all over our country, the name calling etc. I got my ballot early and voted several weeks ago by dropping it off at a local ballot box. Going to help Aaron get his dropped off today. I pray all goes smoothly for the election and that no matter whom is elected...that we can find the way to heal and become more unified as a nation 🇺🇸
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
I love the sun streaming in through the windows. I changed out some of my halloween things for more thanksgiving decor. See in pics below
Mary Oliver poems in the book Devotions
ON THE TV TODAY:
HGTV shows, holiday baking shows, Dancing with the Stars, Amazing Race, The Spanish Queen, The Good Doctor, Little People Big World, Mad Men bingeing
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY - tortellini pasta with marinara, lemon green beans, garlic bread (HF meal leftover)
TUESDAY - Chicken in dijon sauce, with balsamic greens & grapes, toasted bread (HF meal)
WEDNESDAY - crepes with nutella & bananas, bacon
THURSDAY - caramelized apple cheddar melts with honey dijon arugula salad (HF meal)
FRIDAY - maybe order pizza?
* I may bake a pear or apple bread with glaze this week too 😋
TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:
go for walks in the beautiful weather, read, journal, Christmas shop online, work on projects, bake, zoom with gf's
FROM THE CAMERA:
Last week I went out with 2 of my girlfriends that also have Fall birthdays. One was my amazing friend that makes the yummiest and most beautiful cookies. The one I've shared with you before. She's been a nurse for many years and was ready for a real change in her life, left nursing, and she has decided to officially launch her little cookie company! It will be called Sifted with Sass and I couldn't be more excited for her! She gifted me and my other friend with these lovely boxes of vanilla almond cookies - each personalized with our names.
My beautiful girl's 9th grade photo 😃
Did you catch the amazing full moon this weekend?
Went down nostalgia lane this weekend and looked through old scrapbooks to Halloween past and sharing a few of my faves from way back. I used to decorate the house up a lot because relatives and friends always came to hang at our house and trick or treat from here
I think this pic of my kiddos walking up my in-law's front porch is so precious ❤️ The ninja & the cupcake
And Annie was Raggedy Annie one year - does it get any cuter??
And Aaron's sweetest was when he was Woody from Toy Story 💕
Now back to Halloween present. My cute little M&M girl:
Fun snacks like caramel apple nachos, jack o lantern pizza and spiced apple cider with whipped cream and cinnamon 😋
Then just like that another Halloween was in the books and it was time to turn jack o lanterns into pumpkins and put out Thanksgiving decor
The tv room tablecloth from Halloween to rustic Fall
And to wear my lucky shirt (our coach is hotter than your coach 😉) and cheer on my Packers. Unfortunately, it wasn't lucky and my Pack amazingly were upset in a loss to the Vikes - our big nemesis! Boo!
I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world. For the election ahead. For Annie's school and teams to be safe from more covid numbers. I pray for anyone sick, suffering, isolated, and afraid - for their peace and comfort. Please Lord give strength to those fighting the virus on the frontlines. 🙏