Happy Presidents' Day everyone! Presidents' Day always makes me think of the program put on by Sophia's preschool class when we were in Florida. I will never be able to get this line out of my head, "Abramham Lincoln came down from the wildamess"! Yes, that's AbraMham and wildAMESS, so cute! If it had been in the days of smartphones, I would have had a video to share.
It's time for another Happy Homemaker Monday with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Click here if you'd like to join in .
It's definitely spring in Virginia - high 50s and above this week with 78 degrees forecast for Friday! Shoot me now, y'all know I hate that kind of weather.
On my reading pile:::
Added these two lovelies to my collection this weekend - picked up the book in Barnes and Noble and the Great British Bake Off arrived from Amazon - it's an awesome compilation of the series so far - so much fun reading.
On my TV:::
Catching up with Mercy Street and Victoria, since Vic missed last week's episodes and I see that When Calls the Heart Season 3 is up on Netflix. We're still working our way through Season 2 of Outlander.
On the menu for this week:::
Meal planning went out the window when Vic got home with a lot of eating out and snacking kind of meals so you'll see some repeats here because we didn't eat these meals when they were on the menu.
Monday - Steak, Baked Potatoes, Brussels Spouts
Tuesday - Salmon, Steamed Broccoli, Roasted Carrots
Wednesday - Nigella's Chicken and Sausage Bake, Oven Roasted Cabbage
Thursday - Shrimp and something
Friday - Korean-Style Short Ribs, Roasted Red Potatoes, some kind of vegetable
Saturday - Vic's at an all-day training session so we'll probably grab a takeaway - Chinese or Pizza
Sunday - Eat in or eat out - it's our anniversary so we haven't decided what we're doing
On my to-do list:::
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
No Wilton class this weekend so we were creating memories at a new tea room - this one is ranking 2 of 3 - it was nice but it still not quite what I am looking to find in a tea room.
It got an A+ for ambiance - just beautiful - china tea cups and tiered servers, lovely table settings, food very nicely presented. The bread was a little thick - more like a baguette - and the fillings were definitely too thick for afternoon tea. That's chicken salad on the left and pimento cheese (yeah, it's a Southern thing - you wouldn't find that on a tiered server at Fortnum & Mason!) on the right. The white cake on the left was superb - so light it practically melted in your mouth. That's a blueberry scone on the right; again, no clotted cream or jam.
Looking around the house:::
Bathrooms - I'm starting a room a day plan - we'll see how it goes.
The tiny fondant decorations on top of the white cake squares at the tea room were hearts for Valentine's Day. The proprietor told us that starting next week, the fondant decorations would be shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day. Such a cute idea to have a holiday tie-in.
Something fun to share:::The biggest romance movies of each year beginning with 1930. I was thinking that it might be a fun idea to give a DVD copy to a couple along with popcorn and movie candy for a unique anniversary gift. I've got anniversaries on my mind.
Today is also Love Your Pet Day. Do you have a pet? I have a long-distance pet - our family dog, MudLynn, is now our college daughter's second roommate. Vic and I miss them both terribly and have our fingers crossed and double-crossed that we will be going back to Washington when our time in Virginia is over.
|How cute is that face?|
What I'm wearing today:::Jeans, pink long-sleeved shirt, flip flops.
Bible Verse, Devotional:::
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. (Philippians 4:6) This is from the section in my women's devotional book on the theme of financial peace.