Monday, January 27, 2020

Hello last week of January!  I am always relieved to be finished with January, which I know sounds bad.  It is a hard month for me.  Do you agree?  I am linking up with Heather, etc. so go here for other Monday posts.  I guess January hasn’t been too bad this year.  We have had mild temperatures and lots of sunshine.  

This weekend I was under the weather a bit.  I had the sore throat and a cough but nothing else really.  I bought a Starbuck’s medicine ball tea once and made them myself many other times.  I really think it works.  My homemade one needs a bit of peppermint oil but other than that it is really close!  

Fuzzy socks and medicine ball!

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Friday night I met hub on his way home from work and our friends Dan and Kara for Mexican.  We had a nice time catching up with them. 

We didn’t share this time and we should have.  We brought home lots of leftovers. 

Jack had two last shows of Pride and Prejudice and was gone from 11 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday!  They had a cast sleepover (well – 6 cast members) and then he went back to the theatre for another audition.  Mason was gone all day for an academic competition. 

I made myself go get a pedicure and a manicure.  I had a hard time sitting for both at the same time!  I chose dark blue for both. 

I finally started You Season 2 on Netflix.  Beware – once you start you can’t stop.  img_1402

I haven’t had any good library books lately so I think I binged more because of that.  

I took the pink and sea green baskets back because I just didn’t like the look.  Thank you for all of your suggestions.  I could’ve lived with pink and white but decided to just keep the white I have.  I am done talking about my baskets now – I promise!  

Saturday night Mason was tired and wanted to stay home and work on homework so Tom and I went to watch the UK game at a pub with our friends Heather and Scott and Heather and Eric. 

This was before it filled up.  It got very rowdy and the speaker for the t.v. was right by me and we had to shout to talk.  It was not pleasant.  I can’t do the shouting over loud noise that I did in my twenties! 

Sunday I did meal prep (took a week off from it last week) and tried to do some shopping at Aldi.  Are all Aldis not created equally?  I see many bloggers get amazing things.  I don’t even think it’s that much less expensive than my Kroger prices.  I spent $34 on two bags of groceries.  That’s not that great in my opinion.  

Mason had to go to the library to work on a project but Jack was back in the nest.  When Mason got home, Tom and I left to see a matinee of The Gentlemen.  I see everything with Matthew McConaughey.  It was good but it is a Guy Ritchie film so they are a little bit different if that makes sense.  There were lots of famous people in it – Henry Golding and Hugh Grant were also in it.  
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We didn’t go to our regular theater and we were not happy with the chairs not being as comfortable.  We are spoiled!  

We got home and finally had dinner with the four of us again!  It will be a busy week but then it will be February!  Maybe winter will come?  

How was your weekend?  I hope it was relaxing, productive, fun, and much more!  Stay healthy!  

Amy 

13 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. I love your Monday posts! So much fun and I want to comment it all! 😀
    I agree, it’s so nice that January is almost over! But the mild winter made it easier, I hope it will continue like this all through February!
    I look forward to “You”, but I’m trying to save some tv shows for summer (silly I know, but I love to have some good Netflix shows when we’re in Florida).
    Love your nails, and yes, white baskets look better.
    Enjoy your last week of January, I hope your cold is better by now.

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    1. Thank you! It’s funny that you are having mild winter there, too! I wouldn’t be able to “save” a show that long but I understand!
      I’m happy with nail color and white baskets and hope I’m 100% soon. This is a busy week and no time for colds!

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  2. Looks like a busy weekend despite not feeling great, glad you rallied and had some fun! So we like Aldi alot but we don’t have a Kroger to compare to and our grocery stores don’t have rewards points to cash in so maybe that’s why? My boys swear by Aldi up at school – they buy all their snacks there and yogurt, it’s much cheaper than Publix. I can’t do all my shopping there though that’s for sure because they don’t have everything I need.
    The white baskets look great, glad you returned the others!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yes, thank you! From being on vacation in FL and the south I know that Publix is expensive. I hate having to go to multiple stores so I would never be able to go just to Aldi either. And going to Trader Joe’s a couple of times a month is fun! I know lots of people that go to Aldi and some prices were good but other things weren’t that different. That’s great that your boys are frugal. This Aldi isn’t convenient for me anyway so it’s not a big loss. My Kroger infuriates me sometimes but not having what I need but it is in walking distance from home and school so it’s easy.
      I am glad I returned the baskets, too! I have gone to Hobby Lobby the last three weekends – ugh!

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  3. I don’t think all Aldi’s are the same at all; my sister always has such great foods that I can’t find at ours. I have been pretty lucky to stumble upon a few good books this past month; I spent all of December feeling like I was striking out. My newest favorite is Out of the Easy; it’s supposed to a young adult novel but I really enjoyed it. It’s about a girl growing up in a New Orlean’s brothel, who at age 17 is trying to make a plan to get out, get away, and go to college.

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  4. I don’t think all Aldi’s are the same at all; my sister always has such great foods that I can’t find at ours. I have been pretty lucky to stumble upon a few good books this past month; I spent all of December feeling like I was striking out. My newest favorite is Out of the Easy; it’s supposed to a young adult novel but I really enjoyed it. It’s about a girl growing up in a New Orleans’s brothel, who at age 17 is trying to make a plan to get out, get away, and go to college.

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  5. I’m going to try a homemade medicine ball as I have a little sore throat coming on. I completely agree about Aldi. My store just isn’t the best. I could go there to get the “dry goods,” but I would need to go to another store to get produce and meat. I’m envious of all the nice finds that others get in their stores!

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    1. I used Simply Lemonade brand for the tea. Hope you like it – my sis hates it!
      I just don’t want to have to go to so many stores. So I am glad I gave it another shot but it’s just not worth my time! Glad G is back! I thought she was in Europe!

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  6. I need to try the medicine ball. You did post the recipe at some point I think? I do a shopping trip at Aldi about once a month and stock up on some items that they have really good prices on, but the majority of my grocery shopping is at Kroger or Meijer. And a new Aldi is being built right across the street from Kroger so that will be convenient! But I think Aldi is great on some items and not so much on others so it’s not a store where I can do all my shopping. Kind of like Trader Joe’s in that aspect. I go there about every other month and stock up on my favorite items.

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    1. I think I did but it is Teavana Jade mint and Honey citrus – one or two bags of each steeped in half lemonade half water with a splash of peppermint if desired and a bit of honey.
      That would be super convenient to go to both of across from each other. It is like Trader Joe’s – you learn what to get from which store. Have a great day!

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