I'm sorry I'm late posting today. I've got a lovely cold and have been resting up a bit. Trying to catch up on life around here after being gone for the weekend too. I have the most wonderful friends ever and they pulled a fast one on me! My girfriends told me that we were going to get away together for the weekend on a little road trip. Well really they were all conspiring as one of those friends cooked up the whole thing and had a different agenda.
So I was all ready and packed for the weekend and then my girlfriend Kristi came to pick me up and then informed me I'd need a little smaller suitcase as we were flying to Chicago for the weekend & I'd only need a carry-on as just her and I were going for a getaway and a special surprise. She wouldn't tell me about the surprise until later that night. Well I was shocked, but I got ready and away we went! Long story short...she had found out Ed Sheeran had added some concert dates and she knew how much I loved him and so badly wanted to see him, so she decided to surprise me with concert tickets! It was the most wonderful weekend and the best concert EVER! Like truly ever!! I didn't want it to end. My Hubby was in on it too and funded things behind the scenes. My friend Kristi's hubby and my hubby then took our kiddos to a fun theme park over the weekend too. I'm so blessed to have the best friends in the whole world. ;)
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
It was overcast and gray all day and chilly (upper 50's low 60's) but it didn't rain. Looks like 60's to 70's the rest of the week and some chances of rain. Although may get up to 80's next weekend.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to Ed Sheeran radio of course! And remembering our awesome weekend.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
Watching my daughter play outside with her friend and Ruby run around.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Pretty clean as my Hubby was a sweetie to get some housework done while I was gone.
ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:
A lot of the usuals this week: errands, groceries, projects, appointments, visit MIL etc
I'm just starting a new series by Louise Penny! I'm on the first book - Still Life. So good so far! (still reading this one)
ON THE TV TODAY:
Emmys, Outlander, cooking shows, Big Brother, Bering Sea Gold, America's Got Talent,
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY: pasta, garlic toast, veggies
TUESDAY: probably clean out the fridge (get groceries)
THURSDAY: Annie help cook night: make homemade pizza crust out of her new cookbook and build your own pizzas, fruit, salad. Also out of her new book she wants to make root beer float pie for dessert
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT
Etsy store albums and canvases
Legacy box stuff
My Grandpa's heritage album
My Mom's album & my family album catch up
(this is my continuing list)
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Annie's BBQ chicken pasta bake she made last week was a hit - so I'll probably share that one this week. I'm sorry I didn't another post up last week, but I'll share that pasta and the homemade pizza crust recipes this week.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
FROM THE CAMERA:
At our local airport with my friend and she took this photo as I was calling my Mom and telling her what was going on
Me and my sweet Bestie Kristi getting ready to hop on a plane
We got a recommendation from a friend that lived in Chicago about where to go for lunch and he told us about this amazing restaurant right on the river. It was excellent! We had seats right on the water, the most beautiful view, and had the best food!!
My Friend hadn't been to Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), even though I had I wanted her to have the experience so we went to the top and of course stood in the clear box with the clear floor to see below. There was a big guy in line next to us and he was even too afraid to do it due to his fear of heights. Lol
The kiddos and hubbies had fun at a theme park (not as much fun as I did with Ed though!) ;)
All ready to see our Ed! We had great seats too. Best concert EVER
He was SO amazing! He sounded awesome and it's just him and a guitar for hours with no real break. I could have listened to him forever. I will treasure these memories forever and I would go to another one of his concerts in a heartbeat.