It’s May!

Well, it’s been a while since I participated in HHM, so I thought I would go ahead today. I’ve pretty much caught up with my to-do list, made a batch of black bean and orzo salad this week, made some cretons, and dinner is prepped. 


The weather:::
It’s kind of cloudy out there now, but the sun occasionaly breaks through. It’s not warm, but not cool — kind of an odd in-between. Sadly, it looks like we are in for a cooler week, and I am especially unhappy about that because I wanted to have Laura’s First Communion party outside on Saturday, but I’m not sure that will happen.

On my reading pile:::
I’ve got two books to start. I’ve been on the waiting this forever for these, and of course they arrive during a super busy time!

The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge

The Couple Next Door


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::
 Drew and I finished “Better Call Saul” last night and it was soooo good

On my TV:::
The Seven Five (want to watch)
Ruby Ridge (want to watch)

On the menu for this week:::
So pleased that I actually DID make up a meal plan this week AND last week. 

Grilled burgers, french fries & onion rings, mixed veggies

Roasted chicken drumsticks, rice, salad

BBQ Pork chops, egg noodles, broccoli

Meatball grinders, chips, carrot sticks and cucumber slices
Cinco de Mayo! We are having chicken fajitas.
Party leftovers

On my to do list:::
– Cleaning & prep for the party on Saturday
– Finish Laura’s veil, make sure everything is ironed and ready to wear
– Wrap gift

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I feel like I’ve lost my crafting mojo. I want to crochet, but I’m really not sure what to make. So I’ve just been reorganizing all my patterns, trying to find some inspiration. There are a million projects I want to start (cocoon sweater, Open Air Market Scarf, finish up any one of my UFOs… I just can’t commit for some reason.  All else fails, there are always dishcloths, just to keep my hands busy. I think I may start one tonight and see if I can get inspired.

Looking around the house:::

Things are not too bad around the house because I’ve been trying to keep things under control. I don’t have a lot of extra time this week and I don’t want to freak out over the house not being ready for Saturday.      

From the camera:::

My sand cherry has the prettiest, most delicate flowers. I love when it blooms! 


What I’m wearing today:::
Jeans and a tee-shirt. Pretty standard!

One of my simple pleasure:::
Seeing flowers start to bloom. It is amazing to me that these plants keep coming back, no matter how hard the winter. (Something to think about, I suppose). I was also really happy to see new baby growth on my lavender plant. This is, I think, the third year that I’ve had it! Maybe I’ll get another one — or maybe I shouldn’t press my luck 😉


4 Replies to “It’s May!”

  1. Your sand cherry is gorgeous. Such delicate colors that typify Spring! Your challenge with getting started with craft projects is the same one I’m having. Lots of projects to do – and I know I’d enjoy doing them and seeing them complete. It’s just the motivation to get going and do them. 🙂

  2. Beautiful photo. I love anything with orzo – I had to Google cretons. Have a great week.

  3. Beautiful sand cherry, I bet it smells amazing too 🙂
    I remember last year when I lost my crochet mojo and I just couldn’t back into it, I tried and tried and nothing. I finally just picked up the hooks and yarn and picked a pattern from my list of *wanna make* and went for it. Now I can’t seem to stop lol

    Have a wonderful week Carol 🙂

  4. Beautiful blooms! I just recently finished Better Call Saul season 2, that last Now I’m impatient for season 3. Netflix problems, LOL. Hope you are having a great week and that the weather warms up and is wonderful for your Saturday!

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