slushy snow on the firepit
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Happy Monday to you Friends ~
I hope you are feeling ready to jump into this week! We had a nice weekend here and had such beautiful weather on Saturday! Around 70 degrees!! And it happened to be my son's first prom too. ;)
He looked so handsome and his girlfriend looked so pretty. They truly are an adorable couple. They're both only sophomores and many of the friends from their "group" did not go to prom this year. So they said they just wanted to do a dinner before hand together here, as they were doing photos in our backyard before the dance anyway. My son even asked if I'd make something for them, so they could still have something nice to eat. I found it all really sweet and gladly made them a fun meal and dessert. His GF's Mom & sister came over before the dinner and we all took photos of them all dressed up first. Then they changed back into regular clothes to enjoy their pasta meal - very smart to keep those dressy clothes nice and clean. Lol! A truly special chapter & memory for this Mom to keep in the scrapbook of her heart.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Cloudy and the sun is trying to peek out once in a while. It's windy and cold (in the 40's). Only going to be in the 40's and low 50's all week and some chances of rain and even rain/snow mix. We had that this past Sunday too! It was near 70 on Saturday and on Sunday cold with some flurries. Typical crazy northwoods Spring weather!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Toast with avocado on top. Coffee with coconut creamer.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Just enjoying the silence this morning. Such a rare thing around here sometimes.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Clouds are moving in again and it's more gray now. The trees are swaying in the wind and the bay is rippling with the breezes.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Pretty clean from the weekend because, as I mentioned, we had the company of my son's GF family over for the photos. They were so nice and they even enjoyed a little home tour. ;) I don't think my son's room looked that clean in long time. Amazing the effect a GF can have on a dude! Lol Of course I'm still chugging away at laundry - my regular weekly chore that NEVER ends. ::sigh::
ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:
Lots of the usual. Home chores, run errands, work on projects, visit my MIL, kiddo sports (both kids' soccer, daughter's hockey and volleyball).
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 caught up on some cooking shows. I also watched a Hallmark movie I had taped. We watched Billions & Survivor. I watched The White Princess, but need to catch up on Call the Midwife.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: going to make it feel like Spring BBQ menu: grilled burgers, baked beans, kettle chips, fruit, veggies & dip, corn on the cob (frozen)
TUESDAY: chicken apple sausage sliced up (healthier than polish sausage we often have and still very flavorful) with veggies including: red potatoes, broccoli, green beans, red pepper, onion - all tossed with olive oil and herbs as a sheet pan meal
WEDNESDAY: Blue Apron back this week. BA meal: Spiced beef pita and garlic lebneh with arugula and date salad (kind of like a beef gyros)
THURSDAY: breakfast for dinner: eggs, waffles with fruit topping, sausage and breakfast potatoes, extra mixed fruit (Annie help night)
FRIDAY: Taiwanese-style chicken with jasmine rice, crispy shallots, and cilantro (Blue Apron meal)
**other Blue Apron meal this week we'll eat on the weekend: spicy tomato and olive pasta with lemon ricotta and roasted broccoli side dish
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:
Sheet pan meal will be a new one. Plus, I made an easy turkey slider recipe this past weekend that was SO yummy and I'll share soon.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I agree with this and that most servers work
hard for their tips...so I always try to be a great tipper!
FROM THE CAMERA:
Of course I had to share some prom pics! My handsome Boy. ;)
Aren't they the cutest couple??
Enjoying their meal and toasting to their night! I did leave them alone after this and let them just enjoy each other's company. ;) The menu was: lasagna pasta dish, garlic texas toast, caesar salad - and for dessert caramel swirl brownie sundaes.
Prom Saturday was gorgeous and then Sunday brought this: snowglobe looking weather. Mother Nature needs to check into rehab or start taking her happy pills.
It's so much nicer when it's lovely out and Ruby and I can soak up some rays!
PS: Annie went on the hunt for the elusive Starbucks Unicorn drink - and was unsuccessful. She had to settle for a Pokemon Go drink instead and a mini vanilla bean scone. ;)