Hello Friends ☀️
Happy Tuesday and officially September! I hope those of you that celebrated Labor Day weekend enjoyed a nice long relaxing one. We had a lovely one here. Annie & I went out to a bestie's family friend's cabin. They have beautiful sprawling acres with a river running through it. We played in a corn hole tourney, played volleyball, ate great food and had a big campfire well into the late night. So much fun! Then yesterday I had my son and his gf over, along with my Mom and step Dad for a BBQ. The kids and I played badminton and then, after we ate we played board games with my Mom and her hubby too. All and all a restful and very fun weekend.
We have still had some nice weather but, in the evening especially, you can feel the chill in the air. I've been trading my iced coffee for hot and digging out all of my hot teas too. 😋 But I haven't started doing Fall decorating yet. I've picked up a few new candles and have them out, but in the next week or 2 I will pack the rest of summer away.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
zucchini bread, coffee with amaretto creamer
ON MY TO DO LIST:
rescheduled bday lunch with my Aunt, MD appt, hospice volunteering and work from home, run around with my Mom, work on some deep cleaning and taking down summer decorations
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
the sun is shining in today and I'm already looking around my home and getting ideas where I want to put some of the other new Fall decorations I've picked up
been doing more crafting projects and less reading lately...
ON THE TV TODAY:
Big Brother, HGTV shows, the Chase, netflix shows, All Creatures Great and Small, youtube channels I subscribe to
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Skipped my HF box this week - so none of those meals
MONDAY - had Labor Day BBQ
TUESDAY - leftovers - shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, pasta salad, corn on the cob, melon, apple crisp & ice cream
WEDNESDAY - use last of BBQ chicken to make BBQ chicken english muffin pizzas, salad
THURSDAY - might be out?
FRIDAY - clean out the fridge
TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:
start getting out Fall decorations, walk Ruby, hang with a gf, craft
TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:
FROM THE CAMERA:
Used some garden zucchini to make a bunch of zucchini bread (with chocolate chips of course 😏)
A wonderful girlfriend (& neighbor) used up her garden tomatoes and made surprised me with this amazing tart! It had carmelized onions and fontina cheese and it was AAH-MAZING!
I help at the hospice facility a few days a week and one of them I help with whatever is needed, and right it continues to be with helping catch up on scrapbooking obits for their albums.
Chilly enough some evenings that I've need a blanket and hot tea to enjoy deck time.
Annie in the corn hole tourney. The teams were picked by random draw - and there were a lot of teams! It was very fun. 😊
it was so fun out at the cabin 😎
my bobcat visitor had a baby with her this time!
it's apple crisp season (yay) and I made my usual recipe (that I was published in a Mary Engelbreit cookbook for!). You can find it here.
Praying for peace, unity and healing for our world and our earth. For a complete end to the virus. For all the kids beginning school, that they have a blessed and safe year. For Afghanistan. For so many dealing with natural disasters - earthquakes, floods, hurricanes. For special personal intentions 🙏