Monday, May 11, 2020

I am linking up today with Heather, Tanya, and more so go right here to see some more posts! How was your weekend? Mine went by quickly! I feel like I am in a weird time warp now where time is speeding up! Anyone else feel that way?

O.k., I am actually going to take you back to Thursday because I did my Friday post a bit early.

Thursday was a big day and here is why…

I finally took my horrible end of February pedicure polish off and did my own pedicure with OPI Strawberry Margarita that I had and I put on my white distressed jeans that zip and button. That’s it. Did you think it was going to be more exciting? Ha! Photo evidence below!

The weather became sunny and beautiful again and I took one of my last Corona Seltzers outside. I am going to buy more, you guys. If you like hard seltzers, give it a try! I think my favorite is the mango as pictured below.

A sweet boy emailed me and asked for my address. I didn’t realize he had delivered this or his mom had delivered it or I would have said hello. It was chocolate chip pumpkin bread and a Chick Fil A gift card. How thoughtful! I told him not to use my home address for evil and he promised he wouldn’t.

Friday was rainy and cold but it felt good to get a walk in with Ernie. This is the elementary school behind our house and he was concerned about safety.

I worked all day Friday and then had a Kroger pick up and my sweet student was the girl who brought my groceries out. It was nice talking to her. Then, we ordered pizza for dinner.

Saturday hub and I went to a locally owned nursery for my plants I have been wanting for Mother’s Day. We had to wait in line because we were early. We were the first two in line. When they opened they told us that we couldn’t go in at the same time because we were a couple. There were only 5 people allowed in this outside space that was at least 2 acres in size. So, had we stood six feet apart and pretended we didn’t know each other we could have looked at plants together. It was kind of ludicrous. It worked out, though. We picked out one plant we could both see from the fence, I picked my geraniums, and he picked our ferns. I do understand they are just following state rules. Have you experienced anything while out shopping? This is really the only retail place I have been to.

My red geranium for front porch.

Floral arrangement for new deck.

Ferns for patio.

They look great and I hope we can keep them alive.

I baked some bread. I did an egg wash on top and it looks prettier. This is the same no knead recipe.

I added italian spices to one loaf this time and it smelled like a pizza place in my kitchen and turned out really well.

I put the new arrangement on the deck in my ceramic planter I already had.

I read my next book. It was a bit slow to get into but now I am liking it. Anyone else read this?

I made enchiladas and homemade queso for dinner and then we had a fire. Jack sat outside with us but Mason had a game he had arranged to play online with some friends.

Ernie has never gotten on the new sectional but Tom invited him up and Ernie acted like it wasn’t big enough. He stayed in this position for at least 20 minutes and we were all laughing at him.

We remembered we had these lights to turn on!

I went to bed around 10 which is pretty much my new normal on weekdays and weekends. I have stayed up until 11 some nights. I was really tired for some reason!

Oh, I forgot to tell you that on Saturday I made breakfast casserole for Sunday morning. I made Mix and Match Mama’s version with cornbread. I really like the cornbread touch and it just so happened that I saved cornbread and froze it from the last time we had it so it worked out great. Here is the recipe if you want to try it. I think it could work as lunch or dinner with a salad, too! So, we enjoyed this on Sunday morning.

We took Ernie swimming. The river has gone down a lot. I am hoping to go out soon! After the river, my side of the family had a Mother’s Day Zoom call.

I didn’t end up going to the Saturday morning farmer’s market because of our plant excursion but we went Sunday afternoon to the other one. We bought a watermelon and this is how Tom put it in the car. Mason loves watermelon.

And some Lebanese/Middle Eastern dips from a guy who makes these. He told us all about them and how to serve them.

We came home and ate Costco salad for lunch (Tom had braved Costco alone on Saturday) and then Tom mowed and I piddled around. For dinner, Tom went to pick up a family bundle at Aspen Creek. It was probably the least healthy food we have had the whole quarantine, but I decided on the chicken tender family bundle with macaroni and cheese and fries. The fries are in the air fryer in this photo. The boys enjoyed this meal. Do your restaurants have these meal deals? We have a bunch here that are doing this for $20 or $29. It think it is great for larger families. We will have so much leftover from this meal!

And, that is about it.

I sent gifts to my mom and my mother – in – law, but they are running a bit late so I can’t tell you what I sent. We still aren’t supposed to travel or gather. One of my sisters lives in Indiana where they can travel and gather now so her family went to my mom’s house Saturday and spent the night and one of my nieces stayed on with my mom so that will be fun for them.

How was your weekend? Any highlights? Do you feel like time is flying, too?

I hope you had a wonderful one and I wish you a productive Monday!


16 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. Ernie! I love that dog! …”he was concerned about safety” LOL! And the watermelon, you are hilarious!
    I was inspired by your lovely flower pictures and will absolutely buy more flowers! I want these: “Campanula Portenschlagiana”, sorry, couldn’t find the English name… They would look cute in our forest-garden. We already have some daffodils that my mum must have planted and some cowslips (today’s vocabulary lesson, check!).
    Weekend was nice and sunny (I actually have a light tan!) and we enjoyed ourselves. Daughters are coming to terms with a summer in Sweden, and they are actually being good sports about it!

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    1. I want photos of your cabin and flowers! I will look those up, though. I am not a gardener but I wish I was. I am getting a tan, too! I have been getting a bit of sun most days. I bet your daughters will be happy to see their friends this summer? Have a great day!


      1. Maybe I’ll e-mail you a photo! Yes, you are correct about the girls being able to see their friends. To be truthful; they are very isolated when we’re in Florida and totally dependent on us. Unfortunately we don’t have any American friends with kids their age, and in our neighborhood there’s only toddlers…

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  2. I love the excursions with Ernie. He probably loves having you all home. We went to a local nursery to pick out my Mother’s Day ferns. It’s the first time the four of us were in the car together in forever! We were there and back in 30 minutes. It wasn’t too crowded, thankfully! I hope you had a great Mother’s Day.

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    1. It was a nice treat! Yes, I think ours are, too. Today is the day they are enforcing masks but most have been wearing them. It’s a crazy time, isn’t it?


  3. I buckle my watermelon up for safety too! Glad to see I am not the only one who does that! I live in California and we are still Shelter in Place but everyone is OVER IT! My daughter gave a shirt for Mothers Day …it says “I’m Over It” and I am!

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    1. Haha! This watermelon is so good so I’m glad we protected it! Yes you have been under shelter in place longer than us and I think yours was stricter? That’s a great shirt! This summer is not going to be normal I’m afraid. I miss normal!


      1. Not quite martial law but somedays it feels like it. My husbands business is essential so he is at work every day but man, I miss going out to lunch with friends, I miss my boxing gym and I miss just wandering TJ Maxx, HomeGoods or Hobby Lobby. I know- first world problems but I still can miss it!

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