Monday, August 3, 2020
Hello all! I am linking up today with Heather, Tanya, etc. right here!
How was your weekend? Mine was good! I made some effort to plan a couple of things and it made it a fun and full weekend for me.
Since the pandemic started, I have been treating myself to some magazines. They make me happy. I think my theme was outside and decor for this set of magazines!
I also had a library pick up on Friday and got these two books!
But, before I could start those two… I have been on quite a good reading streak. I finished this over the weekend and the sequel Wild at Heart is not available at my library so I ordered it from Amazon in paperback. That’s how much I wanted to read it! Loved this book!
And, I finished this book, too, in just a matter of two days. I liked it but it did annoy me. Anyone else?
It seriously rained from Wednesday-Saturday much of every day. I think that is what caused me to read so much. I was either on my family room couch by the window or right here if it was lightly raining.
I did a manicure using Essie Bikini So Teeny.
Friday morning I got a Starbuck’s skinny vanilla latte. I seriously think this was my first Starbuck’s since March!
Friday night we asked our friends to go to a Beer Garden (Biergarten) that also has food. It was raining so we didn’t get to sit in my preferred space with pretty vines overhead.
It is dog friendly! But, we didn’t know and didn’t bring our dogs. I forgot to take photos of the food but we got brussels sprouts, pulled pork, and fish sandwiches.
Saturday morning I did some morning patio reading – my book and some blogs that I didn’t get to on Friday.
Then, I did decide to take both tops back to Target. The black one is too short. It looks longer online. The red didn’t fit right. Oh well. Again, not keeping anything that isn’t perfect. The fabrics are great and quality seemed great, so they might work for you.
I checked to see if this was in and it was! I bought two bottles to save for fall. I bought the cleaning spray last week.
I was super excited about the arrival of these personalized notepads from The Stationery Studio. I have been wanting some for a long time and finally ordered them. This was a set of 4 different sizes for around $24 I think. This would make a great gift! At least, I love getting stuff like this!
I love, love, love veggie sandwiches and look for them on many menus. I re-created the veggie I used to get at our beloved bagel shop that went out of business. This is simply a Trader Joe’s everything bagel, toasted, with garden vegetable cream cheese, sliced tomatoes, and sliced cucumbers. You could add more vegetables if you wanted to.
More rain Saturday afternoon from my view on the patio – I fell asleep to it.
It cleared up for a bit and I made a spiked lemonade – Tito’s, Crystal light lemonade, diet Sierra Mist/Sprite.
Saturday night I made homemade pizza for dinner – yes, the Skinny Biz pizza dough recipe. Google it! We watched a couple of episodes of Scrubs together as a family and then Jack and I went to get Blizzards at DQ. Mason went to the drive in with friends.
I watched this by myself. It was cute. Then, Jack and I watched New Girl and waited up for Mason to get home.
Sunday morning I had my coffee on the patio. Gosh, I will miss this when it gets cold! Sunday was unseasonably cool! Normally in August it is not fun to be outside. It was 60 degrees and never got above 80. It was the perfect day!
We had plans to take our friends on the boat and do lunch. This was the first time taking someone out this season. I have never shown you the drive from my house to the river. It is a straight shot from the street where you turn to go into our neighborhood to the river and takes about 8 minutes.
You go down this winding wooded road and then…
You are driving parallel to the Ohio River the rest of the way to the ramp where we launch the boat.
We met our friends (they dropped their son off to hang at our house with J and M) and cruised a bit and then stopped at Captain’s Quarters.
Tom got pulled pork nachos on homemade potato chips.
I got a cheeseburger.
Then, we headed to the cove for a bit.
and found some people we knew and tied up to them. One of the people was Tom’s sister and it was her birthday so that was nice.
How was your weekend?
I hope it was full of good stuff!