Friday, June 12, 2020
How was your week? Mine went by quickly! I will be linking up today with Andrea, etc. right here.
Monday was house cleaning day. For dinner that night I made homemade pizza using Skinny Biz pizza dough thanks to my reader Kim. It is really good! Simply google “Skinny Bi pizza dough” and you will find it. I also made a giant salad with homemade honey mustard dressing. My boys are loving my big salads at dinner. That makes me happy!
Tuesday morning I planned to arrive at Trader Joe’s around 8:50. The senior hour is from 8-9 and then they only allow 25 shoppers in at a time after that. You can, however, go in the liquor store attached, so that is what I did first and then I only had to wait about 2 minutes. This was only my second time to go to TJ’s so it was a nice treat!
I did my own pedicure on Tuesday in Alpine White. I am getting a bit better. One benefit of not going to the nail salon – I like to change my colors frequently and I do own a lot of polish.
I try to walk before 8 am so it isn’t too hot. This was a nice view of the sun coming up. I love the mature trees in my neighborhood.
Did you see my post yesterday about my Rice Krispies Cap’n Crunch Treats? Make them this weekend!
I picked up a plant for the master bedroom at TJ’s. I hope I don’t kill it.
Tom finished the stair railings last weekend and here is the end result! Hi Ernie!
I was going to do a separate post on this, but figured I would just include it here. We got our professional grad photos back. If you are in Louisville or nearby, Green Apple Photography is owned by a teacher at my school and his teacher wife from another school. They donated their time and talent to our senior class and offered a nice session for $10 a student. They emailed us the photos that evening! They took our family photos two years ago that we used on our Christmas cards, too. I highly recommend them!
Now, we did not get hair cuts before the photos. I asked the boys and they weren’t ready. I actually think it will add to the crazy memories from this time in our lives.
Jack is my actor and singer. He is funny and sensitive. He likes to draw and is really good at it, too. He is teaching himself to play guitar. He is creative and might want to write t.v. shows or movies in the future, but first he wants to perform and is majoring in vocal music with a possible minor in theatre. Jack can do lots of different accents and has always made us laugh!
Mason is a voracious reader. He wants to major in English and possibly minor in Spanish. I think he will enjoy the mandatory Theology and Philosophy classes he has to take, too. He fell in love with art in his Art History class in high school, too. Basically, Mason loves learning! He has a quick wit and is a compassionate person. Mason’s dry sense of humor has kept us laughing. He did debate for three years and then ended high school on the quick recall team that he had done years before. He loves music and has a nice record collection. He has quite a knowledge of music, too.
Jack is on the left and was born first (by a minute). He has always taken on the role of big brother. Mason defers to him on some decisions. I have always put Jack on the left in photos since they were babies. I didn’t tell the photographer this time so this was a lucky accident!
There is something about this photo that captures their relationship. Jack is confident on the left and probably making Mason laugh about something.
And, if you don’t know, they were both under 3 pounds when they were born and spent the first 5 weeks of their lives in the NICU. There were so many things that could’ve gone wrong or things they could’ve struggled with. We are blessed beyond measure and I know you can see my momma pride coming out.
This weekend is Tom’s birthday! He hasn’t told us what he wants to do yet, but hopefully we will celebrate him in a fun way.
I pray that you are still safe and healthy as things open up more.
I have spent a lot of time this week reading and listening to the current situation of unrest.
Thanks for reading and I hope you had a good week!
What was your favorite of the week?