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GOOD MORNING dear friends. It’s been a busy, but productive week here with pretty nice weather too. We spent Saturday and Sunday helping our friends who are moving. We’re not thrilled to be losing them as neighbors, but are excited for them and their new adventure in their bigger house that allows ALL the munchkins their own rooms and a pretty view too! Personally I’m just excited they’ll have a place for the ellipitcal machine LOL 😀 Right now they have to put it where the skyilght is so hubby doesn’t hit his head on the ceiling.
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE & WHAT I’M WEARING I’m wearing levis and a comfy short sleeve t-shirt for today. It does look like a GREAT week, but there is evidently a cool front moving in with the mid week storm as the temperatures are supposed to drop quite a bit on Thursday especially.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE This category has become a bit of a challenge again. I’m 18 months post surgery and there is now a new specialist, an endocrinologist who is changing up my meds yet again to attempt to fix the new issues. Unbeknownst to me, hypoglycemia is a common issue after bariatric surgery. The issue here is that I only became a bariatric patient by default when the stomach was unsalvageable during a repair. The doctor said that I’m having issues that normally happen to people after a decade or so after they have lost hundreds of pounds. But, since I DIDN’T HAVE hundreds of pounds to lose and fight to keep weight on now, my body is reacting differently and causing me problems now. It really is uncharted territory for him and me too 😀 So, anyway I’m back to hot water and squeezable baby food in the mornings as we begin the experimentation process all over again.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE, WEEKLY TO DO LIST, HOUSE & CRAFT PROJECTS, APPOINTMENTS
- LAUNDRY… ALL caught up as of yesterday 😀
- LIVING AREAS... pretty clean, but need to vacuum
- KITCHEN… did a good clean yesterday after making lunch
- YARD… hubby is going to finish the gate repair
- BLOG… pretty caught up on recipes, but want to get back into a better blog routine
- CRAFTS/PROJECTS… still haven’t started that Christmas garland, but want to get started on it as we’re into the last half of the year now and it will go by quickly.
- APPOINTMENTS… nails one day and dr. one day
- TO DO… help our friends move this week into their new house, look for some paperwork in storage, research
SOMETHING INTERESTING I WATCHED We watched Law Abiding Citizen with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx one night and I Am Mother with Hilary Swank, got caught up on Nascar racing and tried another episode of a new binge series Dead to Me with Christina Applegate, but aren’t sure if we’ll stick with it.
I’M READING Seaside Hearts Love in Bloom by Melissa Foster
WHAT IS ON THE DVR, I LIKE OR ON THE LIST TO WATCH It’s summer so the DVR is relatively empty most the time as we wait on the new fall scheduling.
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA There is a bunch of wildlife over near our friend’s new house and this guy stopped and posed for me. The homeowner’s association has a serious rule about feeding ANY wildlife on or near your property.
And here is a picture of a new restaurant in a converted Victorian home that we tried last week to make up for last week’s favorite photo. The open sign looks so out of place in the cupola that it’s actually kinda cute. 😀
INSPIRATION & FUNNY
It’s funny because it’s true 😀
HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY – Y.O.Y.O.
TUESDAY – OVEN BBQ CHICKEN with HERB SALAD & CREAMY BROILED TOMATO and CUCUMBER VINAIGRETTE
WEDNESDAY – SLOW COOKED COUNTRY CHICKEN & GRAVY & VEGGIES
THURSDAY – BAKED SOUR CREAM CHICKEN with RICE & SALAD
FRIDAY – BACON RANCH CHICKEN CASSEROLE & VEGGIES
SATURDAY – C.O.R.N.
SUNDAY – LOOSE MEAT BACON CHEESE BURGERS & SALAD
SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK
- SPICY PIMIENTO BURGERS
- HONEY LIME COLESLAW
- HERBED TOMATO VINAIGRETTE
- ROAST PORK with GARLIC ONION GRAVY
- HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN ala SLOW COOKER
- ROOT BEER FLOAT BROWNIES
FEATURED PARTY LINKS FOR THIS WEEK
Hi beautiful Lady! I’m so sorry that you’re still having the belly issues to figure out. That really stinks. Prayers it gets all figured out soon and get good answers!! ❤️
That victorian home restaurant looks awesome! What a pretty place. It must be amazing inside and cool ambiance to go share a meal. Okay now your root beer float brownies have me drooling! You really need to put together a cookbook Lady.
Love your inspiration as always too. Blessings on the rest of your week xo
Unfortunately, it appears this may be a lifelong problem b4cause of the overlapping health issues, but I am sure trying to be positive that I’ll find that balance! 😀
The venue they built onto the house for the actual dining area is incredible and I need to go back to just take pictures! 😀
I’d love to write a cookbook, but it’s such an incredibly competitive field I wouldn’t even know where to start!
I hope you’re having a GREAT week too.
I just love that victorian house/restaurant – so pretty. We have some of those wild turkeys near my parents’ house too. Pleas post pics of your christmas garland 🙂 – anything Christmassy is a win with me. Have a great week.
We have to go back to that restaurant so I can take some more pictures. It’s really interesting how they have combined the old with the new and have built a beautiful “barnlike back to the house with reclaimed wood and HUGE cathedral ceiling open area for the main dining room. As soon as I’m doing helping Heather move I’m going to get started on that garland 😀 I promise! And I WILL post pictures.
Love that Victorian home! Yummy food pics!! Have a great week!
Thanks! We have to go back to that restaurant so I can take some more pictures. It’s really interesting how they have combined the old with the new and have built a beautiful “barnlike back to the house with reclaimed wood and HUGE cathedral ceiling open area for the main dining room.
I would love to live in that Victorian house, not just eat there lol But yes the sign is a little weird, they would do better with a cute wrought iron sign of some kind. hahahah
I’m sorry you’re having issues with your health and I do hope that you and the new specialist can quickly figure out the best for you.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend 🙂
I know, right. You would just love what they have done with the overall place. We have to go back to that restaurant so I can take some more pictures. It’s really interesting how they have combined the old with the new and have built a beautiful “barnlike back to the house with reclaimed wood and HUGE cathedral ceiling open area for the main dining room. Have a great week too.
What do you mean it’s 6 months until Christmas Eve? Yikes! The converted house restaurant looks like it would be a fun place to eat. Hope you have a wonderful week!
🙁 Sorry to be the bearer of the “Leon Day” news! I hope you have a wonderful week anyway 😀
That converted Victorian looks like such a charming place for a restaurant. I agree – the open sign looks a bit out of place! LOL I may have to check out that Honey Garlic Chicken. I’m so tired of the same old recipes!
We have to go back to that restaurant so I can take some more pictures. It’s really interesting how they have combined the old with the new and have built a beautiful “barnlike back to the house with reclaimed wood and HUGE cathedral ceiling open area for the main dining room. I hope you enjoy the Honey Garlic Chicken – it’s a nice change from the everyday chicken.