After our fun Asheville getaway, we spent the weekend hanging out around the house, which was quite nice. David’s mom is in town, so with extra helping hands we accomplished quite a lot.
Some projects were the boring kind like driveway crack repair. It’s one of those projects no one ever tells you about when you buy a house, then you have to spend a day with a caulk gun filling in gaps knowing that you won’t get a huge pay off at admiring your work afterwards because, let’s be honest, who admires the driveway? C’est la vie. I shouldn’t be complaining, David did all the hard work!
I get a little more excited about yard work. Boy, did we need it. I think I literally jumped up and down after David edged the yard. SUCH. A. Difference.
Am I boring you yet? How about a picture of Hailey’s first ponytail to liven things up?
She looked like such a big girl with her new ‘do, riding in her wagon. Koda agreed. She’s gotten too big to pull around.
Don’t call PETA. This didn’t last long, but it sure made us laugh.
In other news, I finally admitted to growing the most expensive produce ever.
Harvested from the garden this summer: 1 zucchini, 6 cherry tomatoes, 1 bell pepper, 1 jalapeno and a half-eaten strawberry. Look closely at the picture. Does my thumb look black to you?
I hung up my gardening gloves (as if I really have gloves… like I know what I’m doing..??) and decided to focus on my strength- Meal planning.
With Mema on Hailey duty, I blissfully sat and flipped through cookbooks in a meditative state.
Su– Chicken with lemon and caper sauce, parmesan green Beans and sliced tomato
M– Three Bean Chili and baked potatoes
W– Grilled chicken with homemade pesto, broccoli and sliced tomato
Th– Grilled bourbon glazed salmon, sweet potato rounds and asparagus
Then I hit up 2 grocery stores and the farmers market sans baby. It’s amazing how quickly I can pop in and out when I’m by myself.
After sneaking in a walk, I returned home to cook dinner, then enjoyed it on the back deck chatting with the family.
These are the weekends I feared when I was a kid. How dull, I thought. Well, things change, because now I’m beginning the week thinking, what a lovely weekend that was!
What’s on your menu this week?