Monday, April 15, 2019

Hello Monday

How was your weekend?  Boy, mine went by quickly it seemed, but it’s really feeling like spring around here.  My friend H surprised me with a quick visit after school Friday and we sat on my patio.  I cleaned off the table but didn’t have my decor out yet.  Son had practice until 7 and we got our favorite Mediterranean takeout – Shiraz.  I need to spruce up the patio because I treat it like another room in my house as the weather permits.  (The grass did get mowed later on in the weekend!)


Saturday morning was exciting – I tried Instacart grocery delivery for the first time.  I had a coupon to try it for free and I chose Kroger as my store.  It was a great experience!  Normally it costs $12 so I probably won’t make it a regular thing, but now I know how it works and I’m sure I spend more than $12 on impulse purchases.  What a great thing for the new mom or anyone that has trouble getting out to grocery shop!  Sometimes I’m amazed at how cool it is to live in this day and age!  

I finally found caramel Premier Protein!  I tried Kroger and CVS, and finally found it at Walgreen’s.  It is soooooo good!  I think this will be my Saturday treat.  I only got one shot of espresso in a grande cup and only used half of a carton of protein.  During the week, I’m making my own iced coffee.  Most people who are talking about it get a “doppio” in a venti cup with ice and use the whole carton.  “Doppio” means two shots of espresso.  Since I had already had two cups of hot coffee upon waking I didn’t want to go too crazy.  

I picked up some promising books at the library.  I started the one on top and I’m enjoying it.  I haven’t had a good book in a while.  I haven’t finished the last couple that I started.  

I made a greek salad with leftover Mediterranean chicken for lunch on Saturday along with a piece of avocado toast.  

Son had practice until 2 and then we went down to sit on a boat at the river for our Derby festivities opener – Thunder over Louisville.  It is an all day air show followed by fireworks.  We have lots of events as part of the Kentucky Derby over the next few weeks.  The weather was perfect and I enjoyed spending some time with my sister in law, her husband, my husband, and some of their friends that stopped by the boat.  The weather was a bit overcast but it felt great after what seemed like a long, cold winter.  

Their dog’s name is “River” and she got a new hat for the occasion.  I call my husband the dog whisperer because dogs love him.  Don’t they look like they’re on a date?  She’s looking at me like she’s pretty smug about being with my man.  

We stayed until dinner time and then left to eat with our boys.  We start getting a little antsy with all of the traffic and crowds that the event brings out and don’t want to get trapped downtown!  

Sunday was meal prep, laundry, errands, a boy’s video project, Annie rehearsal, and homework.  

We mowed for the first time of the season and it looks so good!  It’s so green from all of the rain we had.   

How was your weekend?  I hope it was a good one!  Are you ready for the week ahead?  I’m not sure I am!  This is the week Annie opens and I have some meetings on top of busy work days ahead.  I have to sell Annie tickets and bake for the intermission bake sale, too.  Oh, and I have to help the Easter Bunny fill some teenage boys baskets!  

Come back this week for:

A Typical Day for me 

What I Wore Wednesday

What’s in my purse?

Friday Favorites 

Thanks for reading!




14 thoughts on “Hello Monday!

    1. Yes! Finally! Costco has vanilla and I honestly might like vanilla more? If you only do half carton a day you will go through less and it’s still 15 g of protein is how I look at it! Every WW point counts! Lol!


  1. I spent a good portion of my morning at the library on Saturday and picked up a good 1/2 dozen books for myself; I love Diane Chamberlain and requested one of her books through our library.


    1. That’s awesome! I love the library so much! I’m getting a new branch built close to me and in the meantime the closest one is closed! And the other close one is being remodeled. Now I’m at the third closest and it’s not my preference. But it works for my orders and quick pick ups!


  2. I’m having fun filling a baby’s *first* Easter basket lol. My mom kept ours going through college, I’m pretty sure.
    I’ve been picking up my groceries lately and Instacart is offered here but I haven’t tried it yet.


    1. It’s really fun! I put things they need anyway with some fun stuff. They almost always got their swim trunks and goggles. Grocery pick up is fine for me but it’s nice to know delivery is an option!


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