Monday, April 26, 2021
Hello Monday? Not sure I’m ready for you. Linking up today with Heather, Tanya, and many more here.
Friday after school I relaxed while catching up on some t.v. I missed during the week. Then, I went outside with Ernie but it was overcast and a bit chilly. In fact, I had wanted to go to the first Food Truck Friday with music at a nearby neighborhood but I was tired of being cold after my cold classroom all day.
So, we went to a little taco place that also serves homemade ice cream.
We got homemade chips and guacamole – excellent!
I got a grilled fish taco. Do you know how hard it is to find grilled fish tacos around here? They seem to be fried at many places and I want grilled. It was delicious.
Tom got carne asada and pork, I think.
And, we got ice cream for Mason, too, because he came home Friday night! Mason is ready to be done and home for the summer. Four more days of online finals or papers for them. Jack is staying in his dorm to focus, which is a good choice for him.
Saturday morning has become my time to go to Trader Joe’s. I’ve been sleeping in until 7 on weekends and then I go around 8:30 and there is no line.
Jen inspired me to get tulips. This bouquet is huge for $6!
I got rice, veggie burgers, and zucchini spirals from the frozen section.
I got all the fresh vegetables. I am trying the Tik Tok sensation smashed brussel sprouts this week and I am excited!
Saturday was gross and rainy. It seems like lots of our Saturdays are like this lately. I set myself up on the patio to read and Mason joined me. He was watching Star Trek, though. One of the best things we did last year was to get a WIFI extender that goes to the patio.
My white Birkenstocks arrived!
I don’t mind the rain too much.
We picked up all of Jack’s musical stuff to make move out easier. He had two guitars, an amp, a keyboard and stand in his room.
This is the fountain in front of the boys’ dorm.
Then, the four of us went to a pizza place for dinner. I can’t remember the last time the four of us went out to eat.
I tried this and it was really good!
They didn’t know I took this. They were lost in conversation. Their bond is something I am so thankful for and I hope it doesn’t change.
I got a slice with banana peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
Tom got an individual pizza that is big for one person.
The boys got a medium and did two different things. There was a lot left over to take home!
We said bye to Jack and Mason watched this with me at home. It is really heart warming. Has anyone watched Worn Stories on Netflix? It is about clothes that mean something to people but it goes deeper into relationships. One episode involves the lack of clothing and centers around some people who live in a nudist colony in Florida.
I woke up Sunday morning and read a bit. I am already half way through this and I really like it! Finally!
Then, I did Kroger because I can’t get everything at Trader Joe’s. I know it seems kinda weird to start both of my weekend days off with grocery shopping but it’s kinda nice to be there so early and then be done with it.
Then, it was meal prep time – homemade light egg mcmuffins for me, turkey chili, turkey taco meat, and egg roll in a bowl with ground turkey. I have fallen in love with ground turkey. Also, I am bringing meals to a colleague who was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and I wanted to give him these low carb meals.
The Real Housewives have rubbed off on me and I decided to make my iced coffee (instant coffee granules with half of a Premier Protein caramel – I love vanilla, too) in a wine glass. I’m so fancy. I swear it tasted even better! Starbucks who?
Then, it was time to work on school stuff. I like to feel ready for the week early in the day so it isn’t hanging over me. Are you like that?
This will be a busy week because we don’t have Wednesday Asynchronous Day. We go four consecutive days! Gasp! We have off Friday for the Kentucky Derby Oaks race. This is why colleges in Louisville have to be out by Thursday; it is a big deal around these parts. So, I have to work four days in a row and help move out two college kids after work. I haven’t been this busy since March of 2020 maybe!
How was your weekend? I hope it was wonderful!
As always, thanks for reading and for your comments!