Monday, January 7, 2019
How was your weekend? Mine was busy and social and I guess that’s good because now it’s time to pay the piper and get back to work! Actually I did several hours worth of catch up work and working ahead this weekend. I haven’t worked since Tuesday, December 18. I miss my students and I’m ready to get back in the routine, to be honest. I think my boys are ready to tackle the second half of their junior year, too. They have a lot going on this semester.
Also, today I’m starting to eat better and drink mostly water! Can I change my blog title to “Coffee and Water at the Casa”?
Let’s start with Thursday evening after I had already done my Friday Favorites post. I met two friends that I made when our kids were in elementary school at a restaurant up the street called Napa River Grill. They have a fabulous tomato soup with a puff pastry on top and we shared some apps but I forgot to take photos. It’s always fun to catch up with these ladies and we usually go to this place when we get together.
Ginger ale and bourbon.
Friday I had made my appointment for the massage gift certificate my husband got me for Christmas. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to relax, but I did just fine. It was a treat and only the 5th massage I’ve ever had I think?
It was a nasty day so after lunch with my boys I watched the JFK Jr. special that I had taped. It was interesting.
I got out later and got a chai latte from Heine Brothers if you’re local. They make a good one, I think.
That night we had plans to meet our friends and eat and listen to a band that we had heard this summer at one of the outdoor concerts. I had a sangria.
My first two books of 2019 are now complete. You must read these and read them back to back in this order. There were sweet and quick reads and I will continue to think about the characters.
I got a new gingham mantel bunting at Target dollar spot. My mom gave me the horse figurine for Christmas and I added that. It always feels good to take down Christmas decor. Usually I do January blue and white and snowmen decor but we’ve had 50 degree weather and I just like this for now. I could still add it later.
Saturday night we had plans with another set of couple friends. Here is the menu and I told them I wanted to do it all. About an hour before they arrived I started questioning my decision.
But, it was a nice night staying in and we laughed and laughed while playing the game. Our kids stayed in the basement and their kids stayed at home. There’s something so nice about being in someone’s home rather than in a restaurant. I made mashed potato casserole, bbq green beans, and a copycat for Outback’s Alice Springs chicken.
Sunday was a lazy day with school work, cleaning, laundry, meal prep until about 2 p.m. Then, hub and I went to an ice hockey game and a movie – will tell you more about that soon!
What did you do this weekend? Is it back to normal tomorrow for you, too? I’m feeling really blessed to have had this time off after losing my Dad. I spent time with the people who mean the most to me and that really helped me a great deal.
Happy Monday to you!