Oh my friends, I have been meaning to get a post up in what seems like forever. I do have book reviews here and there, actually there seemed to have been quite a few scheduled around the same time, and I try not to do that but once in a while it happens.
Anyway, I'm still here, as always if you want to follow me on a more daily basis, you can do so over at Instagram, I do a lot of videos and stories etc over there. It's just easier to quickly grab the phone and put something up. But, of course I don't want that to become my only means of staying in touch, not now especially when I'm back to blogging full time. Blogging still is and always will be my first love.
So what exactly have I been up to, well as always, I have quite a few pictures to show for the past weekend.
Had a busy Friday. I was supposed to have gone straight to the commissary for groceries, at about 8am, but had an unexpected doctor's appointment come up for Jasmine in the morning, so took her in first, brought her back home, and then drove back to base to get groceries.
By the time I got back it was lunch time, got the kids fed, put all the groceries away and got right into house cleaning and homeschooling. I finally sat down around 4pm to rest for just a few minutes before having to get dinner going.
It was just a busy day that went by in such a blur.
Saturday we had the annual Hotter'N Hell bicycle races here in town. Everything pretty much shuts down and it's hard to go anywhere for most of the day. We usually just stay home and don't even try to get out there.
This year, Curt was one of the volunteers handing out water and helping the cyclists as they came by, it's something he needs to do (well the volunteering part), in order to get promoted in his work. He does enjoy it, so it wasn't a big issue.
We were up at 4am so that he could be at work by 5am and then worked until around 3pm. One of the cool things is that they cyclist come right by our street, so I'm always able to see them, and I'm talking about cyclists from all over the globe, it's quite neat :)
I took the opportunity to do things around the house, and also get some baking done. I love making treats for the dogs, I find them to be healthier and they love it too, so that's what I did.
When Curt returned, he brought back these Medjool Dates which they were giving away. I was so excited because I love them but they're quite pricey so I don't buy them very often at all.
Later in the day, we headed to Aldi to pick up some stuff for our upcoming family reunion this weekend. Since we were in town, and right across the street from Panda Express, we picked it up for dinner.
Sunday we had the family over for dinner, so I spent pretty much the whole day puttering around the kitchen, making some goodies for our meal.
I made two roast chickens, some garlic parmesan potatoes in the slow cooker, fried okra and fried green tomatoes which were divine. It was a delicious meal, we enjoyed some conversation and laughs as we always do.
I got the laundry all done, did some carpet cleaning, tidied up here and there. It felt like the weekend went by so quick and I didn't get to relax.....and here we are, Monday night, how crazy is that?
So that was my weekend, filled with busy stuff and family, good food and the usual living that happens. Next weekend we will be at the lake so I'm hoping to finally get some rest and relaxation then, and I do plan on taking a lot of pictures and even some video.
But anyway, I am absolutely knackered and ready for bed, so I'm going to leave this one here and I'll be back tomorrow with another post in the Homemaker Series, so I hope you'll join me for that.
Have a blessed peaceful night!