Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A Blissful Weekend
Hello friends! It's hard to believe it's already Wednesday! Two days until the weekend and only 6 1/2 days of work left for me! To say I'm ready for summer break is an understatement! I told you in my last post I would be back to share some happenings from my 4-day weekend so here goes.
Friday, my friend and co-worker, Kaycee came over so we could do some planning for next year while everything was fresh on our minds. We got together to plan a few times last summer and plan to do the same this year. We are very like-minded in our teaching style and have a few things we are changing for next year. I fixed us a yummy lunch and we got a lot done! That evening, I went to watch my nephew Nathan play his spring football game. It was an absolutely gorgeous evening. The temperatures dropped to the low 70's which was unusual!
When I got home I had a package waiting for me!!!
I love getting happy mail, even when it is something I ordered. I have always loved getting fun stuff in the mail. Back when I was a substitute mail carrier for my mom, Christmas was such fun. Lots of folks would leave cards, packages, or homemade goodies in their box for us. It was such fun opening the box to find a surprise waiting inside. Anywho, back to my weekend. I use these Papermate Flair pens in my classroom and love them so I ordered a set to use here at home. They are such fun colors! Speaking of fun, check out the fabric I ordered...it's covered in tiny little cameras. Isn't it cute? I have plans for it and will share when my project is complete. The other picture is of a book I got in the mail. I thought the pages were so cool edged in navy blue,
It's the book in the middle. It's a devotion book with recipes too. I also recently received the latest Charles Martin book as well. He's my favorite author. And, I always like to read at least one teaching book over the summer. It helps me refocus and plan for the next year.
Saturday morning, I got up early to go pick peas and corn with Mama, my sister, and my aunt. Here's our haul!
My sister and I rode home on the tailgate like when we were kids. Don't look at my dirty feet...lol! I should have worn sneakers to pick peas in!
We saw this cute little fella on the way home. He's a gopher tortoise for those of you who don't know. They are protected where we live so we did not bother it.
Isn't it adorable? This one is a baby....they get pretty large, probably 12-15 inches long full grown. I put a water bottle beside it so you could see how tiny it is. They are the cutest little things!
Later that afternoon after I got home from grocery shopping, I blanched my corn, cut it off the cob and creamed it to go in the freezer. It is so delicious! I ended up with about 7 pints. I plan to pick some more soon.
I picked enough peas for a "mess" which is what we call a pot full here in the south. We went to the you-pick field up the road. You pay on the honor system. I got 35 ears of corn and the peas for $6. Can't beat that!
I had a couple low calorie tomato pies and a little of that creamed corn for supper. It was so delicious!
The next night, I cooked the peas and they were just as tasty!
I picked up some flowers at the grocery store and made a few arrangements to place around the house. I love fresh flowers in my house! They make me super happy...:)
Sunday, the hubby and I had a date day and went to see a movie. We saw The Age of Adaline. It was really good. Afterwards, we went to JoAnn's so I could look for a particular piece of fabric. Sadly, they didn't have what I was looking for, but I did pick up a couple things. One was this pretty wreath which I am currently using on my dining room table. I like the simplicity of this table.
After we left JoAnns, we met some friends for a late lunch and then headed home. It was a lovely day. Monday was spent piddling around the house and then heading to an evening cookout with Joey's mom which I mentioned in my last post. It was a wonderful evening and the view couldn't have been any better!
The Gulf of Mexico.
It was a wonderful weekend with a nice balance of relaxation, fun, and productivity. I love a weekend like that. And, now I am back at work and looking forward to a summer that I hope is as wonderful as the 4-day weekend was! Hope you are doing well and as always thanks for stopping by!
Until next time.....