It's Hump Day!
1. What we're eating this week.....
This week is an easy week in the kitchen! We had French Toast Monday night, homemade potato soup last night and tonight, then eating out the rest of the week because of dance and travel! Caylee made apple dumplings last night that were delish. Elmer helped her clean up.
2. What I'm reminiscing about....
Since everyone is reminiscing about past Halloweens, I thought I would post Caylee's first Halloween pics. I too did a theme and went with a farmer and a cow. I thought it was super cute!
I am also reminiscing about all the fun we had last weekend. It really deserves a post all its own, and it may come. Basically, we had a ballgame, a house full of kids for an impromptu sleepover, Junior Spirit Shaker camp, a baseball party, visiting a new church, a fall festival at new church, AND a five mile run. Lawsy mercy!
3. What I'm loving....
I have been loving this song. I probably should put it under what I am listening to....
I am loving Thomas Rhett. He wrote this song for his wife. I heard him sing it for the first time when Mom and I went to the Opry. This song sends cold chills up my spine. Go to iTunes and listen!
I am also loving this stuff. It is ADDICTIVE!
4. What I've been up to....
This week, I am in prep mode for a luncheon I am doing on Friday for the teachers at the kids' school. I am not doing the food, I am blessed in that department- parents have volunteered to bring in different things. I am coordinating everything and decorating and will be there to make sure everything stays hot and cold! ;)
5. What I'm dreading....
The time change. I hate "falling back".
6. What I'm working on....
This blog! I am really trying to do a better job keeping it up! Back when the kids were little, I blogged a lot and I love going back and reading it!
7. What I am excited about......
This weekend! Friday night, Caylee is dancing with the Spirit Shakers and Carson is doing his field crew gig then we are driving to Chattanooga after the game. It will be LATE LATE LATE when we get there. On Saturday morning, we are heading out early to Peachtree City for the Atlanta Airshow to see the Blue Angels. I am excited! They are having a special trick or treat party for the kids so the kids will get to wear their costumes. There also may be a trip to IKEA in my future!
|My tired little dancer after camp with her favorite Spirit Shaker.|
8. What I am watching/reading....
9. What I'm listening to....
Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan- is there anything else? I still love the new Luke album so much!
10. What I'm wearing...
Confession: My closet needs help. On the one hand, I can't justify spending money on clothes because I don't do anything special and I basically wear running clothes. I feel like I wear the same outfits over and over again. I am currently digging the whole plaid shirt and vest look, but I didn't document it when I wore it last week to PTO.
I never answered the question- I am currently wearing a Tennessee shirt (GO VOLS!!!!!) and black yoga pants.
11. What I'm doing this weekend....
DB football, Air Show in Atlanta, seeing family, and IKEA!
12. What I'm looking forward to next month....
I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, but honestly, I am looking forward to decorating my house for Christmas and to start my shopping! The last two years I feel like I have thrown Christmas together because we were in the Nutcracker and so much time was spent preparing and performing in it that by the time that Christmas came, I was over it. Chad and I aren't in the show this year but Caylee is. We will still be busy but not as bad.
13. What else is new....
Recalls and more recalls on our Jeeps. I have a serious love/hate relationship with our cars. Yesterday, I hated them. Both cars had recalls so when I called to make appointments, they told me to bring one in at closing and leave it overnight then bring the other the next day to be fixed and I could drive the first one left home while car 2 is getting fixed. Well, someone didn't get that memo. When I got up there yesterday, the Wrangler (car 1) hadn't been touched and it was going to take two hours to be fixed. Turns out that both cars were fixed at the same time (two hours later) so I drove one home then we went back last night after Chad got home to pick up the other. Three trips to Bristol in two days (and it wasn't even for baseball!).
I've decided that I would like to have my Tahoe back. Chad and I have talked about it but I am not so certain I am ready for a car payment.
Insert mad emoji here.
14. What is a favorite Thanksgiving recipe....
I typically take cream corn to Thanksgiving. It is easy!
Cream Corn (aka: Skoby's corn- named after a local restaurant)
Melt together on low heat:
3 tablespoons margarine/butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon accent
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups half n half milk
Simmer thoroughly until mixed. Add two small bags of frozen corn. Simmer on low 20-30 minutes or until mixture reaches desired thickness. I put everything in the crock pot once the sauce is mixed and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
That's all Folks! Have a great day!