Taking a quick look back on my week running in between!
My week started with a trip to my hometown. After spending the night with my mom and settling Carly Jo in for her week with Nana, I picked up my Mamaw Dorothy for a trip to visit her neurologist.. It is not possible to travel anywhere with this girl without a little pit stop for some shopping! We popped in Palais Royal and JC Penneys before lunch at the Olive Garden and she was a happy camper!
If you have a chance to drop a prayer in for my grandmother I would sure appreciate it. She is almost 88 and all of her children have already joined Jesus so my brother and I are all she has. She definitely has lots of sadness and my prayer for her is that she is able to trust God again and find some joy every day.
On Tuesday I saw one of my favorite girls in the world as I contemplated Fall hair color!
Karly has put up with me for about 13 years…blonde, brunnette, long, short…I can never make up my mind! Having hair that works for me can make or break my day so having someone I can communicate with and who is willing to try new things even when she knows it may mean I will cry is important….plus isn’t she the cutest darn thing?!!
Wednesday seemed to be the day for volunteering. First, I volunteered to work the annual Feast of Caring event held by the Brazos Valley Foodbank. Volunteering at your local foodbank is a great way to help your community and you will be paid back tenfold in the way it makes you feel! After work I attended the kickoff meeting for the PTO Board supporting my daughters elementary school. Getting involved in your community can be exciting, rewarding but also stressful if you do not pick wisely. I will have a blog post soon addressing my view of volunteering and how I’m handling my commitments this school year.
Thursday I sauteed some of the yummy fish my boys caught and created a super yummy dinner of fish tacos! This has quickly become one of our favorite meals the past month…so easy and delish. I use chili powder and cumin and a little salt and saute the fish in a little olive oil. Simple!
Friday could not have arrived fast enough….and I needed a little something to take the edge off. A friend told me about Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka a few weeks ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Love that this is a Texas based company too!
And my new purse from Sole Society arrived which always gets the weekend started right!
Purse found here
On Saturday Dutch Buddy (aka spoiled pooch) and I headed down to Wharton to grab my sweet girl. I was so happy to see her smiling face and spend a little time with my mom and my brother’s little family.
Sunday morning I was up early before church to run with these girls! I have just recently added running back to my workout routine in preparation for a 1/2 marathon in December. I’m so grateful for the support and encouragement I’ve received from these ladies….would not have done it alone.
After church we attempted breakfast at Hullabaloo Diner which has been featured on Diners & Dives. Really fun place to eat, great atmosphere with live music even at brunch on Sunday but we ended up ordering to go so we could get back home to the pooch (will I ever have a life again??!!) I enjoyed the Kitchen Sink Omelet….holy moly it was amazing and was enough to serve as my brunch and dinner!
Carly Jo and I then headed out for school supply shopping. Thankfully we have a new hidden Walmart in town that is not so centrally located and the drive was worth it! Score school supplies with no crowd and only one item that could not be secured! We then ventured over to Target….where we found all the people who were not at Walmart. The joys of living in a college town…the students come back and we all retreat to our houses looking forward to the next time we can dine out at Christmas break!
Yummy Green Tea Peach Lemonade makes me happy!
For real…my 7th graders list had 16 glue sticks listed!
Looking at the calendar it appears this week will find me in between back to school activities but I do have 3 vacation days later this week and visions of a home project or two are dancing through my mind!
Be Busy….Be Blessed,