Hello Friends & Happy Monday! ~
I hope you all had a bright and happy weekend. It was a great one here. More new furniture was delivered. The Packers won! And Scott came for a visit and spent part of the weekend here and that is always a lot of fun. We played a lot of cribbage and I have to admit defeat that overall he was the champ. Lol And we did some cooking and drank wine together and got into some deep conversations. He's become such a treasured special friend in my life and I'm grateful. Then he went off on his way back to AK for a few weeks for work, and my Mom came over for dinner the other night and we played cards. Always safely and with masks. Had fun with the kiddos too and just felt like a nice normal weekend. Back to real life after all the holidays. Now I've been diving into closet organization projects and some crafting. I'm choosing to believe this next year will be a really good one. 🙏 💕
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING
toast with natural peanut butter and jam, coffee with white chocolate raspberry creamer
HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:
Enjoying the sunshine streaming in right now. It brings me energy. Feeling ready to accomplish tasks I want to get done today. I also have a dentist appointment
ON MY MIND:
The inauguration and worries for attacks around our country. I just keep praying for peace and unity for our world, but especially this country.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
It's clean and tidy and bright. I'm going to bake some banana bread later and just enjoy the cozy. I love the beautiful northwoods where I live and how much I love my home and the peace and joy it brings me.
I think I may start Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber next (haven't started it yet but will soon)
ON THE TV TODAY:
HGTV shows, kids baking shows, The Good Doctor, cooking shows, The Rookie, Escape to the Chateau on HGTV, This is Us, the Resident, The Chase, haven't started something new on netflix yet and still trying to decide what I want to dive into next
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY - sheet pan pancakes I didn't make last week with breakfast potatoes, bacon and fruit (I will share the recipe this week Mari! 😉 )
TUESDAY - Italian chicken and pepper sandwiches, potato wedges and tangy garlic sauce (HF meal)
WEDNESDAY - cherry balsamic pork chops with green beans, roasted potatoes (HF meal)
THURSDAY - beef bulgogi meatballs with roasted carrots, ginger rice, sriracha crema (HF meal)
FRIDAY - order in (pizza?)
TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:
hopefully start reading new book, craft, bake, play outside with Ruby
FROM THE CAMERA:
Some pics I took the other day when outside playing in the backyard with Ruby. In the one pic you can see all the trails on the bay. A lot of folks ski or take their dogs walking down there.
So bright and open but weird now with now Christmas tree. Lol
Some new kitchen inspiration - the one photo of a full kitchen shows the idea of what i'll be doing which is cherry cabinets with light granite. But the cabinets will be stained walnut to match other cabinets I have in other parts of my home (which is the wood panel pic) - I purchased that light fixture for above the island. And I'm planning to do some kind of light granite but with a lot of drama and movement in it.
A romantic lunch for 2 the other day ♥️
Besides wine this weekend, we also had some hot toddy's while playing cards 😉
New furniture -including a sofa with recliners in it and the Packers on tv. It doesn't get better 🎉
My new 50 oz tumbler keeps me on my water intake and it's helped me be so much better!
This is how Ruby watches the Packers. Lol 💤
I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world. 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. 🙏 I hope this vaccine will be safe and effective and the beginning of the end for this virus. Praying for a safe and peaceful inauguration.