Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Monday to all!  O.k., we find ourselves in the middle of October.  Have you done your fall bucket list items?  I have savored some apple recipes and a couple of pumpkin recipes.  I have bought my fall signature scent for myself – my L perfume.  I have enjoyed my pumpkin bourbon candles.  As for the rest of my list, I need to get on it!

So, I think I have found my fall clog!  I ordered the Mia Sofia clog off of Amazon and it is the perfect heel height, the perfect color, and pretty comfortable.  I have not done the 7 hour on my feet teacher test, but I will report back.  I put them on immediately when they arrived.  img_4105-e1539528219694.jpg

I also had some time this weekend to make my apple sangria the way I prefer.  I top it with this apple ICE sparkling drink.  I like all of my cocktails to have a fizzy note. Here is my apple cider sangria recipe:  cut up apple chunks if you want and place in bottom of glass.  Pour in one shot Fireball, one shot bourbon, about a 1/2 cup of cider and give it a good stir or shake.  Pour into a glass of ice and top with sparkling apple or gingerale.  This is an individual serving.  I make a huge batch for Thanksgiving but I just dump and don’t have an exact recipe.  

We had a crisp fall day Friday so after school I enjoyed one of my favorite fall pastimes.  Reading a good book on my patio.  I recommend this book, guys!  It’s chick lit, but well written and I’m drawn into the story of childhood friends who open a restaurant after suffering losses.  Bonus, if you are a foodie, you will enjoy the food descriptions.  

After the patio time, my husband brought home Chick Fil A for dinner which we hadn’t had in a long time so we enjoyed family time and I went to bed per usual – 9:00 p.m. I am going to bed at 9 and waking between 5-6 all seven days a week in this season of life, people. It’s sad, but true.  

Saturday morning my son had to leave the house at 7 to be at his debate tournament.  I hung out with him for a bit and then I was off the hook because I wasn’t a judge.  I did my grocery shopping, a Target run, and met my parents who were in town.  

I’m posting these pictures for laughs.  I had it in my head that I wanted a fall felt hat.  Target was a fail and I look like a park ranger.  Enjoy!  

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Hello, folks. Welcome to the park. Enjoy your visit!
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Nope! Not the look I’m going for, plus it’s crooked.

I took my Dad to buy running shoes while my mom went to an event.  Then the non- debate son and my husband and my mom and dad and I ate lunch at McAllister’s.  Iced tea is a rare treat for me.  

My parents left us to go to a couple of stores before heading home and I talked my husband into going to the polo match (last of the season) after we visited our son at his debate tourney.  We had some tailgate charcuterie and I brought my apple sangria.  

It was so interesting to attend my first polo match.  I had asked four couple friends to join us but everyone had obligations.  I’m hoping to get some people together next season.  I wore my very old Target sweater cape thing and my only Nickel and 
Suede earrings and old booties because I thought it could be muddy.  

After the match, we picked up debate son and I made a dinner of Hawaiian ham and swiss sliders, leftovers and apple slices and carrots.  We were all tired.  My husband and I watched a really weird and disturbing movie called Suburbicon on Netflix with Matt Damon.  Has anyone seen it?  Wondering what others thought?

Sunday was cold and rainy and I did some reading, laundry, sheet changing, blogging, school work and just some tidying of the casa.

Boys had tons of homework to do so hub and I took in the movie Night School. It was cute and made me laugh several times.

I read on the patio again while it was lightly raining – my favorite. I had a hot chocolate. I made dinner, we ate, and watched some Telly.

Hope you have a great week!

Amy

13 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. I made your apple sangria several times this weekend – it is so good!!! What is up with the hats at Target? Crazy! Those are just not made well.
    A polo match – how cool! I have never been. I’ve wanted to see Night School – the previews looked good.
    Have a great week – I hope your new clogs are comfy!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. I’m so glad you like it! The Target hats were just bad! The polo match was cool! Night School was silly humor but it had a message, too, and as an educator you will appreciate some aspects! I think the clogs are going to be good!

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  2. I love that you go to the movies while your kids do their homework 🙂 Not because you don’t want to be with them, but because you know they can/will and expect them to do it on their own. I got really tired of parents saying “our homework” in these last few years. No. It’s the kid’s homework.

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    1. Ooh yes! I didn’t even think of that! They haven’t needed our help in years. I do tell them I expect homework before games and that I want it done by a certain time bc I have procrastinators. We got home from movies and one son was jamming to Paul Simon record, yes record, while doing his work at the desk! Haha!

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    1. I haven’t worn all day yet, but I think they will! I love them! I had been trying to get them and they were out of stock, but then I checked and they were back!
      Night School has some relatable teacher humor! Hope you see it soon!

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  3. Found you via Kellyann’s link to your sangria recipe. Oh, my gravy. Super excited to mix up some of the apple cider tonight! Want to build a fire in the fire pit, turn on the hot tub and hope to kindle things with my Prince Charming.

    I happen to like the hat, BTW. Maybe a teensy bit park ranger but you obviously wear hats well because I didn’t get that vibe at all til I read your impressions. Hope you find the perfect one!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! That picture you painted involving a hot tub and a fire pit sounds amazing and now I’m jealous! Lol! Thank you in regards to the hat. I went with a black floppy hat that I found on a second trip to Target. Now the question is where will I wear it! Hope you come back to my blog again!
      Amy

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