Monday, March 21, 2022

I still have 9 more school days to go until Spring Break! Limping along! I am happy to link up with Holly and Sarah today for Hello Monday!

Let’s go back to Thursday…I put Jen’s corned beef brisket in the crockpot with veggies, but I wanted to do something fun and the weather was gorgeous!

So, green beer and first time of the year 2022 at Captain’s Quarters on the river!

with Erica, my co-worker, meal prep partner, and friend who is always game for a happy hour.

This is new freedom for me to be able to go out after school on a whim- just a couple of years ago and I was still running around with after school activities and mom duties, you know!

We both agreed that just sitting by the water helped to relieve some stress.

Then, I was home by 5:30 to have dinner!

Friday lunch was buffalo turkey meatballs – yum! This was Erica’s turn:

I got a fun photo after school of my seniors who were in the musical…

They were eating at McAlister’s before call time.

It was time for the first live theatre event at my school since 2019!

But first, dinner at Mojito! Elizabeth had a sick dog and couldn’t end up joining Erica and I, sadly.

I ordered salad with grilled chicken:

and we split some potatoes:

and Erica got a mushroom flatbread:

I got to sit next to a former student at the play!

and current students were in front of us:

Our Snoopy!

Snoopy and Snoopy’s beau:

I got home around 9:30 and then watched some tv and fell asleep on the couch. As I was heading to bed, the tornado sirens started going off! I had no idea that the weather had turned.

In addition to the sirens, our phones went off, and our Alexas went off. They kept extending the warnings and I am not kidding when I say the sirens went off for almost an hour from 11:00 p.m.- midnight. Our college kids had been hanging out together and the dorms had them huddle in the laundry room. They were texting me and a bit shaken, I think.

I just can’t sleep in that much anymore, so I was tired all day Saturday.

Saturday morning coffee – much needed:

I did some cleaning, organizing, and a bit of cooking. I ran to Trader Joe’s and did the gym.

Then, Tom and I left to try to get brunch or lunch and we tried 3 places and it wasn’t meant to be! We tried two that had a 40 minute wait and the third was no wait, but we couldn’t get waited on and had to leave in time to see a tiny college play that both kids were in. They had small roles, but since we are close we wanted to see it. There were like 20 people in the audience and it was like a horror videogame theme. I am glad I had a Built bar in my purse.

Group of friends:

So, we left and I finally got my lunch at 5:00!

I had an Angry Orchard:

Tom wanted nachos and I had some, too:

I had a salad and

grilled chicken tenders with buffalo sauce:


I was so tired when we got home but I decided to try Life & Beth – the new Amy Schumer show. Um, not good, unless I was just too tired to focus…

I got in bed early and then got up Sunday around 7:00 and did a bit of reading and coffee drinking…

and then some meal prep:

I really enjoy this morning weekend time and had an iced foamy protein coffee, too.

I am trying to either wear all of my spring stuff or put it in the donate/sell pile. I steamed some stuff for the week. I’m obsessed with steaming!

Then, on the first official day of spring…I got out my lemon decor!

It was beautiful out and I got some needed Vitamin D. But, I also had a quick Target return and ironically enough, I had to buy my Vitamin D gummies – ha!

The college kids were coming home for the day! They came for lunch and dinner and then went back. I made them some snacks and a…

copycat McD’s honey mustard snack wrap:

and homemade mac and cheese with the giant noodles from Trader Joe’s. I used my cousin April’s recipe!

And, they were happy to have their mom’s cooking! We hung out and watched a couple of shows and chatted. They are already starting to wrap up the second semester – believe it or not. I think classes end in about a month and then they have a study break and then finals. It has gone by so quickly.

How was your weekend? As usual, we need another day, right?


10 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. I started watching Life & Beth too and felt the same way – not quite what I was expecting and didn’t get to finish the 1st episode. I might just try to make it through 2 or 3 and see what happens.
    Looks like a great weekend – too bad about the tornado sirens – super scary!


    1. That’s so funny! What is her role? She seems so talented. You can tell how expressive she is by your photos.
      Same – you really live life to the fullest and seem to have a good balance!


  2. We had a good weekend; Ian’s college was on spring break this past week so he was busy at work on the campground with his grandfather running equipment. We dragged the younger two for a nice long hike and then had my mother in law over for dinner. We so rarely get tornado warnings here that when we do I am genuinely stumped on what to do– especially since they tend to be later at night and I’m usually already in bed! So glad that it didn’t materialize into anything. Two plays in one weekend?! Look at you! We’re hearing rumors that Alec’s school is starting to plan field trips and dances again… he’s never been to one so it’ll be interesting to see how he feels about them.


    1. Awesome! He stays busy! You are so lucky to be so close to family. Do they own a campground? Yes – we had seriously not had a tornado warning since pre-pandemic, so it was shocking and I was a bit out of sorts, especially so late at night. Me too!
      Yes, the plays both happened to hit the same weekend, but I can’t tell you how nice it was and no masks!!!!
      We are doing field trips and junior and senior proms! It will be a great experience for him.


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