Monday, May 21, 2018
Hello to you, too! I’m linking up with My Glittery Heart, Lindsay’s Sweet World, and The Sirois Family for Hello Monday! I’m also linking up with The Blended Blog to talk about long weekend plans. This is an interesting Monday for me because we don’t have school tomorrow due to primary election day. Then, we will continue our week at school Wednesday-Friday. It will be a little weird.
This weekend I said yes to last minute plans again! These ladies with me below are college friends and we all live in the same city now. We had dinner at a restaurant on the river that also has music. I stayed out until 10 p.m. if you can believe that.
I ordered a chile mandarin mule and it was spicy. It had ginger beer, mandarin vodka, and jalapeño juice and seeds. It was intense!
I was still able to get up at 5 a.m. for The Royal Wedding! It was beautiful and I watched while drinking coffeee, tea, eating breakfast, and folding clothes until about 8:30.
At 9 a.m., I went to the nautical yard sale I talked about on Friday. They had this cute boutique in an RV that sold swimsuits, coverups, sunglasses, etc. I didn’t buy anything but I had a nice time. I did drink a mimosa, too.
This is a view of where the sale was held. I love seeing all the boats.
I came home, did a few more chores, visited with hub and boys and then took 3 bags of stuff to Clothes Mentor. If you don’t have a Clothes Mentor where you live, it is a consignment store chain where they pay you cash or store credit on the spot. I did another clean out and decided I would rather have a small summer closet of things I love than a bigger closet with just so-so items. I got $35 for the clothes I sold and came home with a Lucky brand navy tee with cute details and buttons ($12), a JCPenney brand bright coral blouse ($8) and silver flip flops ($8). A navy shirt had been on my list and I thought I would get good use out of the other two items. They do give you 7 days to return items which I think is pretty rare at consignment stores. I may return the shoes if I decide I won’t wear them enough to justify keeping them.
My hub put gas in the boat and did some cleaning and I met him where we keep our boat. The weather was looking iffy and it had rained off and on. My teen boys had friends coming over for another video project so we had to be home by 5, but I talked hub into a drink with a view.
I did get to read a bit and then I made dinner for the boys.
I snuck this picture out my kitchen window because it looked like they were having fun while dining alfresco. I love for them to have friends over and I love to cook for them. They spent 2 hours outside filming before they ate! We want to replace our patio furniture this year. It is looking rough.
Sunday morning I drank coffee on the patio.
I meal prepped for the week and then I walked in my neighborhood.
Then, I met my husband at the boat and we took our first little ride of 2018.
After the boat ride, we went to see Melissa McCarthy’s Life of the Party. It was cute but I wouldn’t say it was one of her best.
Our teens had lots of homework and projects because it’s that time of year with only one more week of school before final exams. We ended the weekend eating dinner together as a family and watching a show. I loved spending so much time by the river this weekend. I love to be near water. The ocean would be better, but hey, I will take what I can get.
I did make 3 of JoJo’s recipes from The Magnolia Table cookbook. I made her seasoned saltine crackers, her queso, and her bowtie pasta with sundried tomatoes and artichokes. All 3 were winners!
Long Weekend Plans: We hope the weather cooperates so we can spend one full day of boating on the river. This will probably be Sunday and we might do Monday, too. We usually invite another family and take food and tool around and then choose a spot to anchor and eat.
There is also a free concert at a beautiful outdoor amphitheater with food trucks. We try to go to as many of these as possible in the summer.
I would like to take the boys to a military cemetary to pay our respects. And, as the week progresses, I will see what else is happening around our town. I’m sure we will probably grill out at some point, too. Have you tried any of my favorite McCormick’s marinades yet? They are in the aisle with the chili mix and I love the mojito lime flavor but there is also a bourbon and brown sugar flavor. You mix with evoo, vinegar, and water. My sister told me about them.
It’s hard to believe that the unofficial start of summer is finally here. I haven’t decided if we will join the pool this year. We didn’t join it last year because we weren’t using it enough, but it still makes me sad to not be a member. I have such good memories of taking my boys there several days a week until they were 12.
What are your plans for the 3 day weekend?
See you back here tomorrow when I will talk about grocery pick up!