The end of July... & we had our AC off & the windows open & we stayed outside as much as possible. How is this happening? I have no idea but I am so thrilled it fell on Saturday & Sunday.
If we had these nice days, like on a Monday (UGH) or any other day that requires you to be
I did my grocery shopping on the way home from work so I didnt have to bother with it during the weekend... & after getting everything put up, I kicked off my weekend in the spot I knew I was going to be in for most of my days.
Saturday, I hated it, but the hubs had to work. It's always bad enough he works so hard Monday - Friday, but to have to do it on a Saturday, much less a BEAUTIFUL Saturday... ugh, I just felt so bad for him.
He asked what I did with my time because usually when he's gone, I am productive with cleaning or organizing or doing something that I can always do better when I can crank up the tunes & handle myself.
This time, my productivity involved a purchase I got from Pampered Chef over 10 years ago - I think its more like 13 or 14 years ago - The Ulitimate Mandolin. I have had it in the bottom of a cabinet & just never figured out how to use it....
but when I got this zucchini from work, I knew I had to do something with it....
So I pulled it out & headed to YouTube & figured it out - after about an hour of finding videos & playing around - I got it figured out!!!! YAHOOOOO
I had seen earlier in the day that Nicole Norderman had put out her new album, so I pulled up Spotify (LOVE SPOTIFY) & made some homemade zucchini bread for the first time in my life...
& made my house smell delicious...
... I feel like a zucchini bread pro now.
I even took the recipe that called for vegetable oil & I switched out apple sauce for it.
I know for some people, that's nothing... for me? I felt like I should be on Iron Chef.
When the hubs got home, he was skeptical. & then tasted the first bite... & needless to say, one of the loaves was gone by the end of Saturday night.
& guilty, I am just as responsible of it disappearing!!
After all that carb fest, I knew i had to work out.
I am still so torn if I want to train for the half marathon in October ( I HAVE to make up my mind today.... UGH.... decisions)... but I knew I wanted to work out in the beautiful air.
So I ended up bringing my laptop, my 21 Day Fix DVD & my equipment out in the enclosed room so I could feel the fresh air blowing on me... it was wonderful.
Harvey Dent even approved. My coach.
The rest of my day did end like I expected... sitting outside & doing a lot of reading.
I actually finished my book, gave Bruno a bath & took a shower myself & went straight back out to my outside chair again & trying to figure out which book to start next.
I just didnt want the day to end ... it was just too beautiful
But days do end, even when we dont want them too....
& then it was time to get up & get ready for church.
An exciting day too... MSM is back in the game.
|Human Foosball up in the house
& it was so fun because they had a guy that goes around & makes pancakes right there for companies & parties & it was a pancake feast...
It was great having small group with the girls & having our first small group as 8TH GRADERS!!! YAHOOOOO... big time stuff!
After church, Ricky drove down to meet me for lunch... & then another trip to Pet Smart for more Bruno food... & then I ran over to Michael's for some crafty things I needed after Hobby Lobby's paint pens totally let me down. (Whole other story... which basically is summed up by saying, DONT BUY PAINT PENS FROM HOBBY LOBBY!!!!... I bought 5 different pens - 3 of them were dried up & 2 of them, the tips exploded out on me, in the middle of a project ruining it.)
I came home & started on a project for my nephew for his first day of preschool ....
& then we took advantage of the pretty Sunday to work on Zoe's hair cut - which it takes 2 of us to hold down the littlest of the dogs. Harvey always sits & stares & wonders if we're hurting her. You'd think we were cutting her eye balls out the way she acts. We were asked to no longer bring her back to the groomer because the way she acts... so thats why we have to do her ourselves. Our dogs are little divas. Totally.
I did another little bit of food prep for the week...
& then it was time to get depressed that the weekend was over as quickly as it began.
But I'm grateful for it... & the beautiful blessing it was.
How was your weekend?
Did you get a July heat break?
Do you love zucchini bread?