Monday, October 21, 2019

This weekend in one word was FULL.  How was your weekend?  I am linking up today with Heather, etc. so go right here for more Hello Monday posts.  

We have a beautiful art museum – The Speed Art Museum – on the campus of the University of Louisville.  I have been wanting to go to the once a month  Friday night After Hours for years.  Under 21 is allowed in, too, and I managed to convince everyone to go!  All of the regular exhibits are open plus they have a theme and lots of extras like music and talks.  

It was sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and they had this cute little trailer out front.  

I tried the specialty drink –  “Fall Y’all”.  

My favorite exhibit was this floral garden.  

We had thought we might get food at the museum but it was expensive and a bit weird, so Tom suggested this diner again afterwards.  

It was a fun night and we even ran in to our friend Dan at the museum.  

Saturday morning was errands and while at Costco, I thought this was interesting.  I didn’t get it this time, but for $15 I thought it was a good deal if you are having a party.  

I tried the Pumpkin Cold Brew and liked it better this time.  I think the Starbuck’s closest to me makes subpar drinks.  Have you noticed that not all Starbuck’s are created equally? img_9749.jpg

I started this cute book.  I am just into the fun books right now.  Life itself is too serious right now and I just cannot read anything too deep.  

I ran into the salon to just get a polish change on my toes.  It had been since August!  

I got a green/grey called “Things I’ve seen in Aber-green” by OPI.  I am still considering a dark green for my next manicure so I think this will coordinate.  

Then, we met our friends at the boat at 4:30 for a boat ride and dinner.  Our boat has been out of commission for a few weeks.  We have not had the best boating season – lots of repairs needed or the weather didn’t cooperate.  


I made my Apple Cider Sangria and the recipe is coming your way tomorrow!  

We were able to dock and walk to the cutest little restaurant in this white house called “The Portage House”.  The chef/owner was a Chopped winner!  

The adorable interior of the restaurant.  

We opted to sit outside because the night was so nice.  We shared the brussels sprouts and hush puppies with our friends and then Tom and I split the Catfish.  I thought it was excellent!  

This was my half – still plenty!  We often split an entree – especially if we get an appetizer.  

The sky was simply gorgeous.  Every time we go out at night I wonder why we don’t do it more often.  We enjoyed the company of our friends and we were still all home by 8:00.  That’s my kind of night!  Lol!  

And, then yesterday, we visited my mom in my hometown.  The boys posed by the veteran’s flag of my Dad overlooking the river there.  I currently live on the same river I grew up on but just an hour away.  I think that’s kind of cool!  

My aunt and uncle were visiting my mom and we all had lunch and chatted for a few hours.  It was a nice visit. 

Today I am on a field trip for most of the day – my only field trip of the year.  I will report back about it later on in the week.  

I hope you have a decent Monday – I’m not going to say wonderful because it is Monday, after all.  

Tell me how your weekend was!

Thanks for reading,


8 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. You did have a full weekend! Wow!! Love the picture of the boys with your dad’s flag, what an honor. Enjoy your field trip – it’s a nice way to start the week!

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  2. “Decent” is a good Monday goal 🙂

    I think SB is okay when it comes to drinks uniformity but I’ve noticed not all CFA lemonades are created equal.


    1. Lol! I honestly think the Starbucks near me is the slowest ever and I think they didn’t make me a medicine ball the right way. I’ve got my eye on them! I’ve never ordered CFA lemonade!


  3. You cannot believe how much envy I feel when you say that you sat OUTSIDE in the night to have dinner! I am living in the wrong climate, that’s for sure! Thanks for a lovely post! Are your boys 17 this year?

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