Monday, August 13, 2018

I’m linking up today with My Glittery Heart, Lindsay’s Sweet World, and

The Sirois Family for their Hello Monday link up.  Be sure to check out some more posts over there!

Happy 40th birthday to my baby sister!  I’m the oldest of three girls and I still remember vividly the day she came home from the hospital.  I can’t imagine life without her.  She is a second grade teacher and is spending her day at work and then shuttling her four kids around afterwards!  

Now, today marks my first day back of full time employment since June 4th.  I am going to do my best to keep up with my blog posting, but you will understand if my posts are shorter, no?  

I had a great weekend.  It was the perfect mix of relaxation, fun, and productivity.  Sometimes it’s hard to achieve that balance.  

Friday I made a Trader Joe’s run.  Here are a few of the things that I purchased.  I’m thinking about another TJ’s post.  Check here for my first post I did on shopping at TJ’s.  

After TJ’s, I hung out with my boys, made lunch for them, read a little bit, and watched a bit of tv.  I wanted to take advantage of my last week day off.  

Friday night, we went out on my friend’s boat and headed downtown and across the river to Indiana.  


We parked the boat (we were lucky to get the last spot), walked about three blocks to eat dinner, and came back for an outdoor concert.  

Saturday morning I walked, did cleaning and laundry while hub did some biking and boys hung out.  

In the afternoon, hub and I went to help celebrate a friend’s birthday by doing some of the Urban Bourbon Trail in downtown Louisville.  If you’ve heard of The Bourbon Trail, it is referring to places surrounding Louisville, maybe about forty minutes away. The Urban Trail is relatively new and they are working to revitalize the famous historic Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville.  I don’t know much about bourbon and my hub doesn’t drink at all.  Even so, the history is very interesting and we loved our tour guide at the first one, especially.

We started with The Evan Williams Experience which is part of Heaven Hill Distillery.

The second one we did was Old Forester, which is part of Brown Forman.  We had to hustle about three blocks down to do this tour, which was very different, but still very interesting.  They both cost about $15 a person and you get three tastes of bourbon at the end.  At the first one, we also got a delicious bourbon ball. 

After the second tour, we went across the street to Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen where we had a bourbon slushie and some nachos.  There were three couples and we had a great time.  They were moving on to dinner, but we wanted to spend time with our boys so we headed home.  We really enjoyed the afternoon.  My friend’s husband put the day together and he did a great job.  It’s hard to coordinate this kind of thing and get people together but it was a good reminder that the effort is worth it.  

Our family has a favorite comedian Demetri Martin and you can find some of his shows on Netflix.  He has kind of an academic sense of humor and we started letting our boys watch him around age 13.  We had some dessert and watched a show that was new to us as a family of four.  

Sunday was very low key.  I did some meal prep for the week – my low carb egg casserole and I made kale chips for my son who loves them.  


I finished this book.  It was really good.  Their story is inspiring.  

I also had a chance to run to the library branch that is open on Sunday and grab some easy chick lit books that look good.  I won’t have much time but I like to read a bit in the evenings.  


How was your weekend?  What does your week look like?  Are you still “summering” or is it back to reality?  Have a great week and thanks for reading!


12 thoughts on “Hello Monday!

  1. You always have the best weekends! Your Friday night sounds like fun, I would love to go out on a boat and then to an outdoor concert! I hope you have a great day back at work and a wonderful school year!


  2. Happy 40th to your baby sister, and I hope today is a great day back to work! Looking forward to some book reviews. It looks like a great stack. 🙂


    1. Thank you! Yes, I will remember to follow up! In the meantime, have you read The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand? It was really good!


  3. Sounds like a great weekend! I wish we had a Trader Joes closer to us; I just love their foods but the nearest one is like an hour away… Whenever we’re in the area I stock up on my favorite foods.


  4. Yummy everything from Trader Joe’s looks great!! I love your book suggestions too- I’m always down for some chick-lit. I’m glad I’m not the only one who still appreciates Demetri Martin!! Happy birthday to your sister!


  5. Sorry I am so behind catching up – I will get there! As usual you have had a great weekend here – I love outdoor concerts and that distillery looks amazing! Can’t believe you are back at school already – I hope it is going well and not too much of a shock to the system. Are you thinking at some point of registering with Bloglovin btw? J xx


    1. Thank you! How are you? I read your recent anniversary post! I’m slowly getting into the swing of things! Should I do blog lovin?


      1. Yes def do, it promotes your blog, you can add the follow button to your site and it’s easier for people to follow you. Glad school is ok! I’m fine now. We’ll see if I get lucky again! J xx


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