After quite a few busy weekends in a row, it was really nice to have a weekend with no plans. Especially because the next season of sports is going to be start in a couple weeks, and that means our weekends will be full of football followed by baseball. So relaxing, a trip to Costco, and just being outside was a nice way to spend a weekend. But that means, we are back to Monday. The only way I can see to make Monday better is to have a sweet treat.
I am absolutely loving these warmer days. This week I even got outside to go for a walk with a friend. My 8 year old is even riding his bike to school again. Spring is in the air, and I am ready for it to stay. My 8 year old was looking at the weather app on his tablet this morning. He was so excited that in the 10 day forecast there was a day in the 70′s. He is ready to wear shorts again, because apparently 8 year old boys are too cool for pants. I am learning that the hard way this year.
1. I cut my finger the other day while chopping basil. I have really sharp knives, which most of the time is a really good thing. This time….not so much. I cut off part of my fingernail, and part of the finger underneath it. It isn’t bad enough to go to the doctor, but bad enough to be painful and get in the way. Typing with an injured index finger is hard!!!
I spent yesterday morning at the car dealer waiting on my car to get fixed. There was a recall on part of my car, so I was lucky enough to sit there for an hour yesterday. Good news is I brought a book, so I was able to catch up on some reading. They also washed my car! It was so dirty, I almost didn’t recognize it when they were done. Love driving around in a freshly washed car, now I just have to cross my fingers that the weather cooperates and it stays clean for more than a day.
Yesterday I went skiing for the first time in probably 13 years. It was so much fun! My 8 year old and I went with my brother, and headed up to Loveland Ski Area in Colorado. We got there just before they opened, so we could get in some good skiing, and try to avoid the crazy traffic coming home. Overnight they got 13 inches of fresh powder. This was my first time skiing in the mountains, and skiing on fresh powder. I now get it. I understand why skiers live for fresh powder. Growing up in the Mid-West I skied regularly, but there it is hard packed snow, and often ice. This was so much different. I can not wait to go again!
I love having lazy weekends with a big breakfast. It does not happen often around here, but I wish it did. Usually I can not justify all the calories in a big breakfast, so it is a once in awhile treat. Today though, I was up and leaving the house by 6:15. My 8 year old and I are heading up to the mountains to go skiing. The weather is supposed to be in the 30′s up there, so hopefully it will be a great day of skiing. After today, I think I will have definitely earned this stack of pancakes!
I hear the Oscars are this weekend. Everywhere I turn there are ads, commercials, and party ideas for the Oscars. I have to say, I am not much of a movie person. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy watching movies. But once I see it once, I don’t really ever need to see it again. It is entertaining for the 2 hours I am watching it, but after that I am done. We have a friend who is obsessed with movies, and he does not understand how I do not have a “favorite” movie. So needles to say, I won’t be watching the Oscars on Sunday. But, I do have a dessert that would be great to snack on if you are watching them. Even if you don’t watch them, you are going to want to make these.
We are only days away from the end of February. I can not believe it is practically March. I swear I was just wrapping Christmas presents. Now we are planning a spring break trip, and summer vacation. And before you know it my little guy will be 9. I wish there was a way to just slow things down! Less than 2 months until my son’s birthday. I guess I need to start thinking about a birthday party.
So this last weekend we had a house full of people. On Sunday after breakfast, while everyone was off getting ready for the day, I was cleaning up. I was taking all the extra chairs back to the garage, doing the dishes, and that kind of thing. Well, when I was taking the chairs out to the garage I managed to twist my ankle, and fall down the stairs. I couldn’t get up, it was bad. It was a good thing my 8 year old was near the door and heard something, so he could get my husband. He helped me up and got me to the couch. My ankle instantly swelled up, and I couldn’t really walk. After lots of icing, wrapping, elevating, and staying off of it, I think I am finally on the mend. I am supposed to go skiing on Sunday, so I am hoping that I am back to normal by then!
Today I am joining a great group of bloggers to bring you a day dedicated solely to macaroni and cheese! Mac and Cheese Mania! There are some seriously talented and creative people in this group, you will not want to miss all the recipes going on today. Plus you can link up your favorite mac n’ cheese recipes for a chance to win some great prizes (no blog required).