Sunday Snapshots, Jan. 22, 2017


Here we are again. The weekend is winding down. I, for one, am glad to see it go after all the sickness in this house! So far I am still feeling good. Fingers crossed I’m lucky enough to avoid it. 

It’s been a week since I got my hyacinth and I have to say — it really is growing! I can’t believe I haven’t killed it yet!

Hyacinth, Week 2

I went out after I made lunch for everyone. I had to pick up a few groceries and I skipped into Michaels. You know, just to “look.” LOL! Somehow this new washi organizer and box of beautiful washi tape just jumped into my cart! I’ve actually been looking for this washi box. Only $10 for 45 rolls! Sure, the rolls don’t have a huge amount of tape on them, but I so rarely use up an entire roll that I think I prefer it this way. I also needed a better method for storing all of my washi tape and I think this container is going to be perfect.

New washi

Michaels Planner Washi

I grabbed a coffee at McDonald’s on the way home. I wanted to use my free reward at Starbucks, but I swear everyone was out today. The parking lot was packed and the drive-thru line was too long so… a regular $1 coffee it was! I got home, put away the groceries, and brought in some wood. Although it was 56 degrees this afternoon, it’s going to get cold again this week so I wanted to make sure we are stocked up for the wood stove..

Then I did a little meal prep for the week.

Cut-up veggies for easy snacking…Veggies for the week

Chicken noodle soup for Laura’s lunches…Chicken noodle soup

And hot cocoa cookies for the cookie jar…Chocolate marshmallow cookies

Thankfully, everyone here is definitely on the road to recovery and can head to school tomorrow. Drew is still a little wishy-washy, but hopefully he’ll get a good night’s rest and feel better tomorrow. As for me, I think I’m going to tackle that washi reorganization and have a cup of tea with one or two of those cookies!

Sunday Snapshots, January 15, 2017


I thought I’d start a weekly feature called Sunday Snapshots! For me, Sunday is definitely my fun day. I work half a day on Saturdays, so it’s the only full weekend day I get. As I try to do a better job at documenting our life, I want to take more photos of the everyday stuff. If nothing else, I should be able to manage taking a few shots every Sunday and posting them here. 

Not too much excitement, today. I slept in quite late for me — almost until 8 a.m.! Drew made us all sausage and egg biscuits, then I got ready and went out to do some shopping.

I find graffiti interesting. Some of it is very artistic! Other examples (like this one)… eh, not so much. This is on the side of the Joann’s nearest me. It’s been there since well before Christmas and I’m surprised it hasn’t been painted over yet.

Sunday afternoon

After doing most of the shopping, I decided to treat myself to a Starbucks latte for the ride home.

Sunday afternoon

When I was shopping at Aldi, they had quite a few hyacinths left so I decided that one just had to come home with me. Little signs of spring! Can’t wait to watch this grow and bloom.

Sunday afternoon

Sunday afternoon

My dishcloth, just waiting to be picked up and finished.

Sunday afternoon

A couple glasses of Merlot while waiting for dinner to cook. I just picked up some fried chicken for a treat from the Tops deli. It is probably the best fried chicken I’ve had. Even Drew and Jake enjoy it, and this isn’t one of their favorite dishes.

Sunday afternoon

And a new book I picked up at Dollar Tree. Do you ever check out their book section? If not, you definitely should! I have found many great reads there, and obviously they only cost $1. The cover of this one caught my eye. I’m going to start it tonight, and I can’t wait to crawl into bed and just start reading…
Sunday afternoon

And that’s about it for today. I am feeling super tired. Ended up staying up too late, and then I couldn’t wind down so I took a couple of my melatonin gummies. They work great, (and that’s probably why I slept in so late!), but sometimes they leave me feeling wiped out  the next day. So before you know it, I’ll be changing into my PJs, calling it a night and getting ready for another week.