Typically, I hear people say they hate Mondays, but I don’t. Mondays are one of my favorite days, especially if it follows a great weekend. Lots to reflect on and lots to look forward to. Actually, each day of the week has something to look forward to, but the possibilities of a new week make me smile. That being said….I’m finding that most of my Monday posts are more of a simple/picture-filled/wrap up type. Basically because my brain is working at half speed. So, that will reamin and be called “Monday Light”. Deeper, meatier posts to follow. Things that will make you think (or not). But for Mondays……Fluff.
The weather report being what it is…..THIS happened yesterday afternoon and I think it will stay out for the remainder of the week:
Is it just because I’m a mom that kiddie pools and lounge chairs make me happy? Because I would sit in that chair, soaking up the sun and splashing all day (with a slushy Diet Coke). It’s just good livin’.
So–Spanish tapas night was a blast. The marinated olives were yummy (if I do say so myself) and my cooked “mushrooms and peppers” was also great. I have recipes for both if anyone needs them. But really-I love eating this way. Small bites, good conversation and a theme.
And being with this gal is always a holiday.
And after we asked the obligatory questions, “how is work?, “how is life?”, “anything new going on?”…..we moved to the next ALL IMPORTANT (or not) question…”What are your all time favorite 10 movies?”. That kept us going for about 3 hours. Seriously. Ask at your next party. Its fun.
What is your all time favorite movie? Come on. Tell me. Mine is Mary Poppins, obviously….but I am a large fan of Dead Poets Society , Hoosiers, Rear Window and also THE GODFATHER trilogy (I count this as one….my game, my rules).
Anyways. It’s a fun conversation starter, especially if you need a topic or have a bunch of quiet friends.
Im already so excited for my veggies to grow. I ended up planting and making the garden in the rain with my foodie friend, but it was fun to garden with a “mist”, as we liked to call it. We chose lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and green beans. I have no good pics at all, so excuse how un-inspired this one is…… Sometimes I just don’t care what the pic looks like:
And I put together like 10 succulent pots to place around the garden. All of these are filled with cutings from one succulent plant. This plant was my grandmas and is over 50 years old, pictured here:
Did you know you can cut virtually any succulent (cactus plant), re-plant and it will take root and grow? Yes! It’s awesome. So I cut and designed:
That’s it folks. I hope all the dad’s out there had a wonderful Fathers Day. Sean enjoyed his day and presents. Sometimes I feel like there should be a Fathers Day each month to thank him for all he does.
Be back with more thought-provoking posts soon. I need a few Diet Cokes first….