Right now it's warm...72 degrees with a high of 90 expected, but, tomorrow and Wednesday are supposed to be really nice...highs in the lower-70's with overnight lows in the upper-40's. I love it! 😆
How are you? And how was your week and weekend?
Monarch on Dogwood
I'm still working on the kitchen floor here. I honestly thought I had enough tile to finish it, but ended up about a half-dozen tiles short. Once again, I am awaiting delivery. The tile was scheduled to arrive on Saturday, but was delayed; now they're saying Tuesday. Hopefully, by Wednesday, at the latest, I'll finally be done with it. Then, I can start think about trim-work.
I did lay the new rug and didn't like it all. I returned it to Home Depot and got my money back. The floor looks so nice with the tile that I don't think I need a rug now anyway...other than maybe a cute little seasonal rug to lay in front of the sink and stove or something like that? We'll see.
I got a nice surprise Thursday evening when Amanda (youngest daughter) and her family showed up late. They were on their way home from a mini-vacation and weren't ready for the trip to end, so they drove way out of their way to come here and spend the night. We met up with a couple of the other siblings and enjoyed a lovely lunch at Mary's before Amanda and Aaron ended their trip and returned home Friday afternoon. It was a wonderful surprise!
Grandsons' Silas, Isaiah, and Dante joined me for supper Friday evening and we went for a drive through the park (Prairie State Park). We enjoyed observing the bison herd from the road and ended up taking a short night hike under a nearly-full moon on Sandstone Trail. It was beautiful!
Bison Silhouetted Against Darkening Sky
The two older boys and I returned the next afternoon to hike a little further in the daytime to see what we could see. The very late-summer-season prairie was gorgeous!
Saturday evening I joined the family up town to check out our town's annual fall festival. By the time we arrived there wasn't much going on. We took a quick tour of Main Street then watched the parade. Afterwards, I came home and collapsed. 😆
Now, here we are...it's Monday and time to get on with a brand new week. One filled with it's own set of adventures, blessings, and challenges, I'm sure! Let's get on with it...shall we?
Hummingbird on Yucca
This week's master to-do list...
- work 💲
- clean house 🏡
- do laundry 👚
- walk 👟
- clean and organize the fridge 🍅
- read 📘
- do some card and letter writing ✍
- blog 💻
- enjoy an evening of games with family 🎲
- finish tiling the kitchen floor ⬜
- celebrate and enjoy the first day of fall 🍁
- visit the Louisburg Cider Mill with son, dil, and grands 🍎
New England Aster
This week's menu plan...
Monday - Stuffed banana peppers in sauce over spaghetti squash (freezer) with odds and ends from the fridge (a leftover oven-roasted carrot, mini-cucumber slices, and a biscuit)
Wednesday - White Chicken Enchiladas with avocado slices and sauteed spinach
Thursday - Broiled salmon with baked sweet potato, sauteed spinach, and a slice of homemade French bread
Friday - Breakfast for supper
Saturday - ?
Sunday - Leftovers
Well...that's it for today! As soon as I wrap things up here, I'm headed to work. Have a nice day and a great week ahead and I'll be with you again soon.
Until next time...
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