Monday, October 28, 2019

Hello!  I am linking up today with Heather, etc. so go right here for more weekend recap posts!  

I finished my cute “Waiting for Tom Hanks” novel on Friday after school and then got into this cute book.  I am loving it so far.  If you like the type of books I like – chick lit, not too heavy, cute stories, but decently written – I have been hitting the jackpot lately.  I took some time to sit outside and enjoy the fall weather before the rain hit us on Saturday.  

Also, I realized I hit 400 posts on Friday!  I have only been blogging for a year and a half but I have almost always posted 5 a week.  Who knew I had that much to say?  Ha!
But, seriously, this is my creative outlet.  I don’t spend as much time as I know other bloggers spend.  You can tell by my real life, non-professional photos.  I like it this way.  I do not want this to feel like a job nor do I have more than the 30 minutes or so a day to devote to my hobby.  

Our boys were super busy and social this weekend and this left hub and I to our own devices.  I picked up Taco Luchador Friday night and enjoyed my chicken taco.  The boys went to the theatre haunted house.  Jack acted in it and Mason went to support him and to enjoy the festivities.  Apparently Mason was a big hit with Jack’s theatre friends and I thought it was sweet that Mason wanted to go.  

Do I look like an Instagrammer or what?  Black Hunter boots (at least 7 years old!) in the wet leaves on Saturday morning.  The boys went to theatre and play rehearsal (Jack) and to help a friend study for the ACT (Mason) and Tom and I went out for breakfast.  Well, we tried but Biscuit Belly had a line out the door in the rain!  

So, Tom showed me his company’s project in a high rise hotel.  Look at that view!  

We walked around in the rain downtown for a bit.  This is a giant whiskey barrel that I hadn’t noticed before.  Don’t you love exploring your city?  

I had been dying to see our new Omni hotel and its market on the first floor.  It is so cool!  

Saturday night Mason turned his pope costume from a school project into a Greek God with a laurel headpiece, an empty bottle of wine and a baggie of grapes and Jack was Pac Man which he has had for years.  

And, we finally got to try the new restaurant with our friends that sadly replaced my old tapas restaurant that I loved called Artesano.  img_9918.jpg

Sunday morning was work, work, work.  I did school work for a couple of hours, did meal prep, laundry, cleaned – it was all much needed!  

But, then we were able to take the boat out and it just worked out that our friends could come, too!  

This was a fundraiser for breast cancer where you tried to catapult a pumpkin into a target.  It was interesting to watch!  

These floaties were the targets.  

I mean, I just wanted to bottle up today’s weather!  

I reluctantly came home and came back to reality.  I ordered dinner from Door Dash because my meal prep had not included dinner!  Oops!  

Here is my referral code for you and I to get $10 if you have Door Dash in your area.  It’s pretty cool.  You can order from tons of different restaurants.  I think you just need to highlight the link and copy and paste into your browser and it will take you there.  Thank you in advance if you use it!

How was your weekend?  Hope you had a great one!  Thanks for reading and hope you will come back tomorrow! 


12 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. Congrats on 400 posts! Well, I’ve read them all! Strange, I must have found your blog directly when you started it. I know I saw your blog name and was intrigued by it – hey, I love coffee and cocktails! I really appreciate the simplicity of your blog – don’t change it! You give me a dose of American spirit every day, and I really like it!
    Well, my weekend was much calmer than yours… We’re almost finished with the kitchen in the cabin so soon we can cook inside…
    I can really recommend “Educated”, it is very well written and very interesting! Without being too heavy for tired teachers…

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    1. You are too kind! Thank you! I read a blog from Spain, too so I understand what you are saying!
      Good job on the cabin! Sounds so nice! I will think about reading Educated!


  2. Yay Amy – 400 posts in less than 2 years is quite a feat! I love that you are very real and very clear with what you want this blog to be. It is very important to know your limits and yet so easy to get sucked into the more, more, more!
    You had a wonderful weekend and in your honor I had your apple cider sangria twice! I swear I crave it. Glad you got to take the boat out – super way to wrap up the weekend!

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    1. Thank you! It was hard to believe when I saw that number! It would be easy to try to do more but maybe in retirement if blogs are still around. I hardly have enough time to do my “real” job as you can understand!
      That might have been last boat of season! Sad!


  3. Congrats on so many blog posts and for posting consistently. I feel the same way about blogging…it’s a fun hobby for me and a family scrapbook. I love having readers and followers, but that’s not my main goal. The boat ride looks so fun, and I love that your boys support each other’s interests. Have a good week.

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    1. Awww thank you! I wish I had started earlier to have a scrapbook. I feel like I know your family and that’s so cool!
      What a great trip to London! It’s my dream to go there – after I take my kids to Spain. I will need your advice!


  4. I think 30 minutes a day is the perfect amount of time to devote to this hobby. 🙂

    I was thinking about Hunter boots since it’s so wet here…I used to think “how ridiculous” but that’s because I was in Colorado lol.

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    1. Thank you! I would be interested to know how long other bloggers devote to their blogs!
      They are such good quality. Costco has them right now for $90!
      You could put birthday money toward them. I even wear them in light snow.


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