Monday, May 9, 2022
I was off Friday and I headed to the college campus around 9:00.
I was praying for the rain to hold off because we had to move out in a torrential downpour last year!
I just think these areas are so beautiful and I always take photos.
I went home with a full car and then the kids followed in their car. We were all exhausted. The rain continued to hold off and I enjoyed some patio time!
I was really excited to get this book in the mail!
I made teriyaki chicken and fried rice for dinner (cauli rice for me!).
Tom and I enjoyed a fire Friday night. It was so nice out.
Ernie didn’t look sure about this…
Saturday morning I went ahead and did my meal prep so I could stay out of the kitchen on Sunday. I did 5 breakfast burritos, buffalo turkey meatballs, and turkey sausage and veg.
I went to the gym because I had skipped Friday.
I tried the “viral” Tik Tok avocado toast that has grated hard boiled egg. Nope – sticking with my fried egg on top!
Tom and I went to my hometown to visit my mom and we went out to eat and had a really good meal.
It was also the Derby (we didn’t do anything this year!) and they had a couple of drink specials so I tried an Oaks Lily drink. It was so good!
We had some fried mushrooms…
my mom had a jambalaya pasta…
Tom had pork medallions with brussels sprouts and potatoes…
and I had a salmon grain bowl.
We took home half of our meals and Jack and Mason ate the rest!
Tom watched a Cincinatti Reds baseball game and I watched New Girl with the kids before I went to bed.
Sunday morning Tom took a 25 mile bike ride and I went to my happy place – Trader Joe’s!
You must try this if you have a TJ’s!
I made cinnamon rolls and made myself a veggie scramble. It was so nice out on Sunday!
Tom and I took Ernie to swim in the river and then sat on the patio together.
Jack and Mason got me sushi for Mother’s Day and we watched The Great together.
I had some much needed downtime this weekend; it’s going to be a long week and my big test is this week. I have 38 students taking a 3 hour exam to try to earn college credit. Eek! Nervous!
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Go To Gifts:
-I really like to give kids their own umbrella and cool rainboots. I have sometimes done a raincoat, too. I feel like this is something different and have you seen how much kids like having their own umbrella? Ha! And, how much they like wearing rainboots?
-I like to give bath toys and bath crayons.
-I used to always give my March birthday nieces and nephews new swimsuits and goggles.
-I like foodie gifts. I gave smoked bourbon pepper, bourbon caramel sauce, and bourbon barbecue sauce once.
-You can’t go wrong with a nice candle.
-I look at my Amazon purchases and see what I have really loved – along the lines of “Oprah’s Favorite Things”, but “Amy’s Favorite Things”.
-I love to shop at local boutiques and find unique things. I try to include a gift receipt so they can exchange if needed. I won’t be offended!
What are your go-to gifts?