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'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! 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.....


  1. You were busy and very productive!! I love a mess of peas and fresh corn! Yum!!

  2. Oh my goodness! Peas, corn and tomatoes! Looks so good! Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your last few days of school!

  3. There's nothing better than freshly picked veggies that's for sure. Those little tomato pies look really good. It all does really. Sounds like you had a lovely long weekend.

  4. Love you pick em places...always nice to have fresh produce! The little turtle is so adorable - reminds me of the little box turtle I saw a couple years ago. It sounds like your weekend was really nice and relaxing. I bet you are counting the days before summer starts!

  5. Does sound like a lovely weekend indeed and I am especially envious of your fresh vegetables...they look yummy!

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was B-O-R-I-N-G.....I felt like I got nothing done.

  7. Hi Vicky :)

    Sounds like a full week!

    That turtle is adorable and that view.... wow! :)


  8. healthy eating ... happy mail ... a great weekend ... it sounds like Life Is Good!

  9. Hello there Vicky! Ooh! What fun your 4-day weekend was! So lovely to take a peek into your life and see what you've been up to...:)
    Aren't fresh peas simply the best...? How super that you could pick peas and corn for such a low price...a wonderful experience and perfect for those who don't have a veggie garden but still want to preserve and freeze themselves!
    The views yous captured are so breathtaking...and the wreath you purchased is stunning! It looks perfect on your table:)
    Hope your week has been wonderful!
    Many blessings and lots of love!

  10. Love the camera fabric and look forward to seeing what you make. Those veggies look so yummy!!

  11. It sounds like you had a nice weekend last week. We are so happy here that school is almost over too! I loved this little round up of everything that happened to you. The peas and corn I bet taste so good! Have a happy Friday and weekend.
    Julie xo

  12. Don't you just love weekends like that? I know I do.

    Cute turtle :). We saw a snapping turtle a while back that was HUGE and quite ugly lol. Your little guy is much, much cuter.

    Hope this weekend is a good one too!

  13. Sounds like you had such a fun-filled weekend. I'm sure you're looking forward to the summer break.

  14. A bowl of peas with snaps - my favorite summer dish next to fresh tomatoes with Duke's mayo. It sounds like your summer is going to be a wonderful one. We have a gopher tortoise preserve not far from our house.

  15. I agree! Those weekends are the best! I can start my week renewed when I have a great weekend. Great post!

  16. Dearest Vicky, how I have missed you and your charming blog. Please forgive me for being so absent from the blogging community. It always does my heart good to stop by and read your posts....I feel like I am actually visiting with you :)

    May you have a beautiful summber break, my dear. Thinking of you! Hugs!

  17. What a weekend! Turtles, corn, books and friends. Sounds great to me. I admire that you read professionally each summer. I wow to do that each year, but never get around to it. Maybe this year.....

  18. Oh it sounds like a perfect weekend - picking corn and peas - I've never done that in my life ( although I have rode tail gate style ! )
    Have a great last week of work !

  19. Hi Vicky, you pack a lot of things into your weekend. Your season is so far a head of ours, we don't have corn until August or September. In fact I just planted a second block of it two days ago. I thought that if I planted them a couple weeks apart I would have a longer season:) Love the turtle . . . I have been a turtle fan forever. When I was five years old and we when living in Florida, my Dad bought me a little painted turtle on the pier at St. Petersburg. I named her Lula Belle. Boy, that was years ago :) I'm sure that they didn't know then how endangered turtles would someday be. My sister has even told me stories of coming home from a date in high school and crawling into bed with me and finding turtles in the bed. There is 13 years between us, and we shared a room.
    I love that photo of your feet hanging off the back of the truck . . . be careful riding like that.
    Have a wonderful week . . . six and a half more days . . . good for you!
    Connie :)

  20. Looks like a wonderfully relaxing weekend Vicky. And please... don't even talk to me about dirty feet... I do everything if flip flops and my feet are always dirty on the weekends! lol!



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