Happy Holiday Weekend! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely, long, Presidents’ Day weekend!
What fabulous weather we’ve had here in upstate New York this weekend! With highs in the 40s and 50s, and more snow gone every time I look out the window, it’s feeling very much like spring is coming.
On Saturday, my husband and I took our daughter to her gymnastics class at the Y, then we checked out an estate sale for some bargains. I’m late to embrace estate sale and garage sale shopping, but I now think they’re a lot of fun. (Maybe this has something to do with me being over 40??) My husband got a large Christmas wreath and two small paintings for $2, and I scored a box containing two glue guns and a bunch of new glue sticks for $1, plus a box of lovely, vintage Christmas ornaments for $10.
Yesterday, we went to a state park to attempt snowshoeing for the first time. (One of my goals for 2017 is to try three new activities.) The sun was bright, the temps were warm, and the snow was more like slush. I don’t know
much anything about snowshoeing, but I have a feeling these were not ideal conditions. We lasted for ten minutes, all of us feeling like the snow shoes were too heavy and made it difficult to walk. I knew we were done when my daughter fell, stepped out of her boot while getting up, and put her foot down in the snow. I guessed she would be complaining about her cold foot within two minutes, and that ended up being too generous of an estimate.
After a quick Target run, we brought some food home for a late lunch. Immediately afterwards, I headed out for a long walk, to atone for my Five Guys consumption. I haven’t been out for a walk in months, and it was gorgeous and felt great!
The Weekend Ahead
School vacation week starts today, so my daughter and I will be home all week. As someone who will stay glued to the couch and in her robe all day without a planned activity, I try to schedule one thing per day during school vacations. This week’s activities include a “day of beauty” – hair cuts and manicures – for the two of us, ice skating with friends, and a tour of a local grocery store with my daughter’s Brownie troop. Friday afternoon, we’re heading to my sister’s house in Massachusetts for my nephew, Charlie’s, first birthday party on Saturday. We’ll stay with them until Sunday morning, and the following Monday, it’s back to school and work.
Weekly Meal Plan
Since I’ll be home all week, I don’t have any excuses not to cook. (Rats!) Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
- Monday: Spaghetti with shrimp scampi (from Barefoot Contessa Family Style)
- Tuesday: Leftover scampi w/ sautéed spinach
- Wednesday: Panko-Crusted Salmon (from Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?) w/ roasted sweet potatoes
- Thursday: Black beans and rice (A request from my Chipotle-loving kid)
- Friday: Away for the weekend!!
- Saturday: Away for the weekend!!
- Sunday: Probably picking up a pizza on the way home
What’s for dinner at your house this week??
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