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GOOD MORNING dear friends. I hope you had a wonderful week full of springtime, sunshine and were as productive as you hoped to be! My week was busy and productive despite everything 😀
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE & WHAT I’M WEARING Guess what? It’s raining! I know that’s a HUGE surprise to you LOL 😀 This has been such a wet and sloggy winter and appears to be turning into an even wetter and sloggier spring! It was supposed to pour all weekend, but Saturday was just cold and windy with the wet stuff starting later in the evening. Yesterday was just SUPER wet with almost 2 inches of rain. I did venture out to the grocery store and that was enough for me! I’m not going anywhere today, not even outside probably so I have on yoga pants, a favorite coffee t-shirt and fuzzy socks.
This week comes with an upgraded warning… “As a result, heavy rain will continue to surge into the area prompting rivers to rise. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Landslides and debris flows are possible during this event. Areas below steep slopes and in canyons are at risk from landslides. Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too deep or there may be unseen damage to the roadway. A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. Prepare to take immediate action if flooding is observed or a warning is issued. “… ” * Through this evening * Storm total rainfall amounts are expected to be 4 to 8 inches. Amounts could exceed 10 inches in localized areas of the Curry coastal ranges. Lesser amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected over inland Douglas County and 1 to 3 inches around Grants Pass. * Extensive runoff is likely due to saturated soils from preceding rainfall. Rapid rises are expected on all major rivers, with flooding possible along smaller creeks and streams. Areal flooding is possible in urban areas and pastures. There is also a threat of landslides, rock falls, and debris flows which could cause roads to be impassable. ”
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE Green tea, cheerios and a banana
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE/WEEKLY TO DO LIST & HOUSE PROJECTS/CRAFT BASKET/APPOINTMENTS
- LAUNDRY… just a couple loads
- LIVING AREAS… deep clean done
- KITCHEN… deep clean done
- YARD… fence repairs continue as weather permits
- BLOG… party link up updating continues
- CRAFTS/PROJECTS… nothing at the moment
- APPOINTMENTS… a couple
- TO DO… paperwork…
ON MY MIND / THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY We have an upcoming family reunion for hubby’s LARGE Italian family. We haven’t been in several years while we were working on the House from Hell in Texas coupled with my surgeries and health issues so we are really looking forward to going this year. It has been moved to a more central location for everyone (YAY the beach location we scouted out last year won out).
Hubby’s recently widowed sister didn’t want to drive herself so asked us to go with her which of course we are thrilled to do and be able to spend even more time with her. She’s rented a 5th wheel at the RV campground and the 3 of us will be staying together. I LOVE being able to help my favorite SIL (shhhh don’t tell the other SIL’s she’s my favorite) 😀
The 3 of us are also going to spend some time visiting their elderly father who is sharp as a tack, but his body is just giving up on him so he doesn’t get along very well. We’ll go to him since he won’t be able to go to the reunion.
SOMETHING INTERESTING I READ This BLOG POST AND this follow up BLOG POST over at Debbie Dabble Blog about the disenchantment of blogging is a MUST read if you’re into blogging for yourself and the friends you make along the way and NOT the ads and popularity ratings. Especially if you just need a reinforcement of why you blog for personal enjoyment. I really agreed with most ALL of her points. Reading this also had me readjusting the parties and link ups I participate in (again). 😀
I’M READING Letters across An Open Sea which is the prelude to Ava Miles’ third series, The Merriams – Wild Irish Rose #1.
WHAT IS ON THE DVR, I LIKE OR ON THE LIST TO WATCH There really isn’t much on the DVR – we’re getting ready to switch companies around here so we’ve stayed on top of any back-up so as NOT to be disappointed with losing too much on the DVR.
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA I’m actually getting the Christmas Cacti to bloom yet again this year! I re-potted my mom’s for her and mine had gotten so big I had to split it in two and re-pot it also.
HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY – BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN JALAPENO BITES
TUESDAY – PORK CARNITAS TACOS
WEDNESDAY – ITALIAN CHICKEN & NOODLES
THURSDAY – PINEAPPLE CASHEW CHICKEN & NOODLES
FRIDAY – HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN
SATURDAY – C.O.R.N.
SUNDAY – C.O.R.N.
SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK
- LEMON BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE CAKE
- CREAM OF CARROT FENNEL SOUP
- EVERY SUNDAY PANCAKES
- CINNAMON ROLL FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
- CAJUN HONEY BUTTER OR HONEY LEMON PEPPER SALMON
- CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER OAT BARSFEATURED PARTY LINKS FOR THIS WEEK
I have been blogging on and off since 2010 and it is SO different now. I stopped blogging for a few years for this very reason, but have just started up again because I miss the genuine and sweet friendships that can be created and the hearts of women who share on their blog. We need to make a revolution!
Sounds like you guys are getting inundated with rain out there. Stay safe! The big Italian family reunion sounds like fun and glad you will be able to spend so much time with your sil! My Christmas cactus didn’t bloom this year, but who knows? Maybe next??? Love your food pics! Have a great week ahead, my friend! Blessings! <3
So sorry to hear your cactus didn’t bloom! They are so beautiful. Have a GREAT week too!
That IS an awful lot of rain for sure!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment on my post about blogging!! I appreciate it!!
You’re welcome. I really enjoyed your posts and was revitalized to know there are still plain old bloggers to be found 😀 Have a WONDERFUL week.
That is a lot of rain! Hope it doesn’t get to bad for you! The Christmas Cactus is so pretty! Have a great Monday!
Thanks – I hope you’re having a GREAT week too!
You have an Italian family? My dream… when I found out I was adopted I found out my birth father was Italian. No knowledge of them but I dream of them. ALL your food looks so good to me. LeeAnna
YEP, hubby is Italian and 1 of 5 kids from 2 single children. Each of those 5 kids then had several kids and so on until EVERY family reunion grew and grew! We’re a HUGE, close knit happy family. Even the exes show up 😀 And we ALWAYS have a WONDERFUL time. We’re really looking forward to it and I’ll take lots of pictures! Have a WONDERFUL week.
Wow, lots of rain in your corner of the world! Hope you all stay safe. That family reunion sure sounds like fun, I love a 5th wheel… and the beach!!! (no beach around here).
Will check out the links to the blogs you posted.
Have a great week
We are REALLY looking forward to the family reunion!! We had ALWAYS (20 + years) gone every year until a few years ago when we moved east. We are a VERY close knit family so we have really missed being there. I’ll take lots of pictures. Have a GREAT week.
I see you’re back to drinking green tea with your breakfast, hoping that means you are feeling better again? Hope you get a few rays of sunshine soon. How do Christmas Cactus rate as trying to take care of one for a non-plant person? Asking for a friend who keeps seeing these beautiful blooming plants everywhere… Great quote! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
Thank you, I am feeling a bit better. Knowing this is going to be a never ending cycle for the rest of my life does make it a bit easier to accept, but also FRUSTRATING! It is so hard to feel absolutely wonderful one day and then back to square 1 the next.
Honestly Christmas cactus are easy to care for. They like a lot of root space though so I do have to split them a couple times a year, but that means more for sharing with friends. They love cooler weather too. I literally just put a hand full of ice cubes on their soil once a week and they’re happy 😀
I hope you have a GREAT week too!