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GOOD MORNING everyone. How was your weekend? Mine was pretty nice. We even got out for a nice drive and walk on Saturday where we were able to see more of the local side roads and the true impact of the amount of trees that came down during our #TheNightTheLightsWentOutInOregon storm 3 weeks ago – let’s just say road crews will have work for months to come just cleaning up the downed trees.
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE & WHAT I’M WEARING It’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL day! No rain predicted until later in the week. Right now temperatures are going to get to 60-65 mid day for the next couple days (I know it says 74, but it will never happen) and then drop into the low 50’s with the storm due to roll in Wednesdayish. Right now I’m wearing Levis, 3/4 sleeve t-shirt and POPs on my way out the door to an early appointment.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE Green tea, banana and yogurt with wild blueberries and granola
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE/WEEKLY TO DO LIST & HOUSE PROJECTS/CRAFT BASKET/APPOINTMENTS
- LAUNDRY… just a couple loads of sheets and towels
- LIVING AREAS… vacuuming and dusting
- KITCHEN… empty dishwasher, recipe prep
- YARD… Fence repairs continue
- BLOG… a couple recipe updates, edit trip photos
- CRAFTS/PROJECTS… ??
- APPOINTMENTS… some blood work, a couple doctor follow ups
- TO DO… cable research to change providers, project research
ON MY MIND / THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY Spring appears to actually be thinking about making an appearance this week, but I’m watching it closely as the temperatures are forecasted to take a 10-15 degree dip with the storm moving in later this week. LOL 😀 This past week has been gorgeous from about 11am to 4pm 😀 We took a drive on Saturday morning and it was wonderful to see all the daffodils and tulips starting to pop up though it was ironic to see it happening right next to the piles of still melting snow.
I’M READING Healing You Book #2 in the Maple Grove series by Katana Collins
WHAT IS ON THE DVR, I LIKE OR ON THE LIST TO WATCH There are a few new shoes starting like Proven Innocent, the Spring cooking/baking competitions and the adorable kids on Master Chef Jr.
We did watch an interesting Band of Brothers style movie on Netflix called Triple Frontier with Ben Affleck.
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA I’ve always loved this neat old farmhouse that sits on a hill in a neighboring town. It’s hard to see, but it has a 3 sided wrap around porch on the front and then on the back side is a nice sun room with BIG windows that opens onto a really nice deck. I LOVE <3 all of the gingerbread trimmings and simple paint scheme.
I think that after witnessing the damage done when a LARGE tree fell splintering picnic tables at the Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park that we can truly answer the age old question of whether or not a tree makes a noise in the forest when it falls if no one is there to hear it. I have to say that I COULD hear the tree falling in my head as I took the pictures. Here is the link to the overall post I wrote with pictures.
HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY – CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP with BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
TUESDAY – BLACK BEAN, BEEF & POTATO BURRITOS
WEDNESDAY – C.O.R.N.
THURSDAY – BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN JALAPENO BITES & SALAD
FRIDAY – CAJUN HONEY BUTTER SALMON
SATURDAY – PIRI PIRI CHICKEN
SUNDAY –BROWNED BUTTER HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN
SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK
- BRAISED SHORT RIBS
- CREAM OF TOMATO CHICKEN RICE
- APPLE BREAD PUDDING
- COWBOY SMOOCHES
- LOADED GARLIC BREAD
FEATURED PARTY LINKS FOR THIS WEEK
I enjoyed reading your post this week, but, as you can see, I’m running way behind. Glad the rain is finally tapering off a bit for you all. Sounds like there’s been a lot of damage. I feel so sorry for all those folks in Nebraska, Iowa, and northern Missouri right now. Am waiting to see if the Missouri floods at KC as my daughter lives very near to it. Your food pics are beautiful. I’m curious…what C.O.R.N.? Hope you’ve had a lovely week and weekend! Blessings! <3
Yes I too am praying for those in the midwest – I still have family in K.C. area also – so devastating what is going on especially in Nebraska and I read that Wyoming too will be affected with the spring melt because of the excessive snow this year. I’m afraid this isn’t over yet 🙁
C.O.R.N. is clean out refrigerator night 🙂 Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow at HHM
I would be in absolutely heaven living in a farmhouse like that. I think that really is my dream home 🙂
Hope you’re having a blessed week 🙂
I know me too!!!! 😀 I hope your week is going GREAT too!
So happy looks like a lovely week ahead! Can’t believe the damage of that storm – wow! But that farmhouse is so beautiful. Makes me want to dream about life long ago when those types of homes were more normal.
Wishing you a very blessed week ahead Hon xoxo
Thank you my friend. I often think I would have loved to have lived during the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder and in a home just like that baking bread and caring for my family 😀 Life was so much simpler and better too in so many ways despite the hardships of the era.
Love that farm house! I have the Triple Frontier in my “to watch” list. Did you watch it? Have a great week!
We did watch it and it was good, just a bit different than I expected. I hope you enjoy it. Have a GREAT week too.
It is a gorgeous house, I sometimes imagine myself in a house like that, of course, when I do, I am always somewhere cooler, like Canada or the UK lol, not the middle of the desert where the red dirt stains everything! I hope you have a great week 🙂
I have to agree that houses like that lend themselves to much cooler climates 😀 I hope you have a GREAT week too.
It IS a lovely farmhouse! How I would love a front porch. Glad things are being cleard in your corner and that roads will be back to normal soon. Enjoy the few days before the new storm. Have a great week.
Normal is such a relative term 😀 , but I am loving our spring like weather! Have a GREAT week too.