Sunday, May 3, 2015

Life: It Goes On - May 3

Rain, rain, rain - there's been a chance of it every day for the past two weeks but my goodness is it green and beautiful here and finally getting warm enough that dinners on the patio are happening more often than not.

It's been a quiet week here - nothing at all on the calendar this weekend which allowed for time to movie night with Miss H, dinner with friends and lunch today with Mini-me. Just the thing this girl needs to recharge her batteries.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Vintage Postmodern Jukebox - covers of everything from Madonna to Guns 'N' Roses to the Game of Thrones theme song in totally different musical styles. Loving them!

Watching: The NFL draft, because, you know, we love our football.

Reading: I'm a little over half way through Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. So glad I'm doing this as a listen/read combination because the book has so many visuals that really contribute to the story. This week I'll also finish and review Trail of Broken Wings for a TLC book tour and Jojo Moyes' Silver Bay.

Making: Chicken fajitas, grilled steaks, grilled burgers, nachos and s'mores. It's been all about easy and eating outside.

Planning: A family trip to the Ozarks to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday. The biggest trick will be trying to figure out how we'll fit five people and their luggage plus food for four days into my vehicle!

Grateful for: Farmer's markets which opened here this weekend. The Big Guy came home yesterday with a tomato plant that is already three feet tall. We'll be having fresh picked tomatoes earlier than ever. Cannot. Wait.

Enjoying: A clean house. That stays clean. Being an empty nester might not be so bad after all.

Feeling: Like May is going to fly by too quickly - we have something on the calendar every weekend.

Looking forward to: Two graduations and a wedding on Saturday and Mother's Day on Sunday. Also known as the official day to start gardening. My herb pots (I managed to keep parsley, oregano, and rosemary alive all winter) are already back on the patio.

What are you looking forward to this week? Are you a gardner looking forward to getting back in the dirt?


  1. I love this post. So warm and happy. You are cooking up good stuff too. I just threw some chicken in the crock pot for later. I wanted to grill but I have to go back to church later to interview for the volunteer position so dinner needs to be easy and ready by the time I get back.

    It is so nice right now. Seventy-five degrees but they said we might get a little rain mid week. Hope so.

  2. Dinners on the patio sound so nice! Our May is going to fly by too, but I'm glad for that! May is always a crazy crazy month.

  3. We are loving our summery afternoons/evenings as well. It does get a little colder later in the day but not so much that a jacket is needed. So lovely to be heading to the Ozarks - I haven't been there at all but it's on my list.

  4. I am a little disappointed in my garden, I planted tomatos early now that I am in NC but they are not doing anything at all except look even punier. Probably shouldn't buy 'em from HomeDepot? I don't think I have a green thumb. My beets didn't make it - something ate off the tender leaves and only the spinach is doing anything.
    Happy May!

  5. So much happy stuff here! Why does May always have so many events and pass so quickly? We had our first dinner on the patio yesterday - grilled kebobs. So nice to be outdoors.

  6. It sounds like you had a fantastic week and weekend! I agree with Ti. This post makes me happy that you are obviously enjoying life so much these days!

  7. Eating out on the patio sounds good to me especially as it's turned cold here! Enjoy your week and your days away celebrating your Dad's birthday.

  8. I am envious of your rain! We're supposed to maybe get some by the end of the week, which would be nice. We get so little when it does come though.

    I hope your dad's 80th birthday celebration turns out to be wonderful. We are in the middle of planning our summer vacation (finally!). I will just be happy to get away for a little while, even though we aren't going far.

    Enjoy your week and have a great weekend! Sounds busy!

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