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GOOD MORNING dear friends. Can you believe that Christmas is only 9 days away? Or that 2020 is only 2 weeks away? Personally, I find it mind boggling! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season and having the time to truly enjoy it as you go. I’ve been feeling a bit puny so spent most of yesterday down and out 🙁
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE & WHAT I’M WEARING It is supposed to be a really wet week here and cold too. It’s been a bone chilling type of wet/cold. Don’t let those highs fool you, so far this past week we’ve been 4-5 degrees lower each day from what they predicted. 🙁 and with no sun it feels like even more of a difference! Thursday in particular I will be staying in. It’s 30 degrees right now and I’m planning on Levis with a gray fleece hoodie and UGG’s.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE Peach yogurt and a banana
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE, WEEKLY TO DO LIST, HOUSE & CRAFT PROJECTS, APPOINTMENTS
- LAUNDRY, LIVING AREAS & KITCHEN… Laundry is caught up, vacuuming is done, bathrooms are clean, fridge is cleaned…
- YARD… we finished the decorating yesterday in the frigid cold. I literally had to keep stopping and go in to get warm so it took ALL day!
- APPOINTMENTS & TO DO… We have a couple doctor appointments Tuesday and Wednesday, but are ALL done with shopping, even the grocery shopping will be done in a couple hours so I get to avoid the stores until 2020. We’ll be going to the Festival of Lights tonight.
- BLOG… I have a couple BLOGMAS posts to get done and there are a few recipes to write up for next week.
- CRAFTS/PROJECTS… I’m hoping to get some mixed media projects done later this week.
WHAT IS ON THE DVR, I LIKE OR ON THE LIST TO WATCH/SOMETHING INTERESTING I WATCHED
We are still only about halfway through Dolly Parton’s Heart Strings on Netflix – a series of heart warming stories. We’re also about halfway through the new season of Mrs. Maisel. We’re caught up on the fall finales. But, I have quite a few Hallmark Christmas movies to watch this week.
Some of the shows we’re watching for this year are:
- CRIME, SYFY, POLICE & MEDICAL – Chicago Series (Medical, FIRE and Police), Law & Order SVU, Blue Bloods, Hawaii 5-0, Magnum PI, FBI, NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS NOLA, All Rise, Bluff City Law, The Resident, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor, StumpTown, The Rookie, Bull, 911, Emergence, Seal Team, Supernatural
- COMEDIES & FAMILY – Young Sheldon, The Good Place, The Unicorn, American Housewife, GOD Friended me, Almost Family
I’M READING I’m almost done with Kissing Jenna Book #2 of Kristen Proby’s BIG SKY series
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
INSPIRATION & A FUNNY
HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY – FETTUCINE with CHICKEN RAGU & SALAD
TUESDAY – BRAISED BALSAMIC CHICKEN & SALAD
WEDNESDAY – HOLIDAY EVE CHICKEN & SALAD
THURSDAY – C.O.R.N.
FRIDAY – TROPICAL DUMP CHICKEN & SALAD
SATURDAY – GRANNY’S CHICKEN
SUNDAY – C.O.R.N.
SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK
- SHORT RIBS ala INSTA POT with CREAMY POLENTA
- COCKTAIL CRAB DIP
- BBQ HOISIN BRISKET ala SLOW COOKER
- CHOCOLATE PRETZEL PB SQUARES
- MUSHROOM CREAM CHICKEN
- ROASTED APPLE PIE
FEATURED PARTY LINKS FOR THIS WEEK
RECIPES TO LOOK FOR THIS NEXT WEEK OR SO
- FETTUCINE with CHICKEN RAGU
- BANANA UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
- FRENCH ONION POTATO SOUP
- CREAMY GARLIC PARMESAN BRUSSELS SPROUTS
- BRAISED BALSAMIC CHICKEN
- HOLIDAY EVE CHICKEN
- TROPICAL DUMP CHICKEN
- GRANNY’S CHICKEN