I think it is safe to say…SUMMER IS HERE!!
As always Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
CURRENTLY READING/HAVE READ:
Recently I posted a couple of titles that I had just started reading. I think I will go back to posting once they are actually read. So this is a re-cap.
The Teller by Jonathan Stone. This one sounded really good, and I did start reading it. I thought it would be your usual suspense type novel. But it did take an unexpected turn. This one was a bit dark, and took a turn I was not expecting, with some pretty graphic criminal activity. This is why I will go back to suggesting books that I have read all the way through. 🙂
The Memory Thief by Emily Colin. This one was good. It had some good twists and turns, romance and was overall the type of book I was trying to figure out as I turned each page.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
It’s nice to see the “Welcome to our Garden” sign hanging on the detached garage. My mom and I have been fighting with it for a couple of days, trying to hang it. The garage is old (and in desperate need of painting, but the weather just won’t cooperate), so the wood was not very strong, and we needed to put some new hooks up to hang it. These two Polish ladies never give up, therefore we used our trusty tape measure and ingenuity and got it done…and it was actually straight on the first try!!
ON THE TO DO LIST:
Made a nice long to-do list for the summer. Is it just me, or does anyone else add items to their to-do list that they have already done, just so you can cross it off?
I have a lot of organizing I want to do, and I just signed up for an online class to learn how to code Java Script. (I really am a geek, so this sounds fun to me).
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
I haven’t made out my menu plan yet, and need to grocery shop.
NEW RECIPE I TRIED OR WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Here is a recipe I tried a couple of weeks and ago, and it was really good. A delicious sweet summer salad/dessert.
Banana Split Fluff Salad
1 – 3.4 ounce box instant banana pudding
1 – 20 ounce can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1 – 8 ounce container Cool Whip
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts + 2 Tablespoons for garnish (I used peanuts)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 ripe bananas, sliced
1 – 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries, halved
Stir together the pudding mix and pineapple until dissolved and thickened. Fold in the Cool Whip. Gently stir in the marshmallows, nuts, chocolate chips, bananas, and cherries. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill. Makes about 8 cups salad.
MY FAVORITE BLOG POST/VIDEO THIS WEEK:
I love to watch this guy’s videos. He has to be the best photo editor out there. So much fun to watch!!
LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK:
There is a handwriting analysis program at the library!! I have known about this for awhile, sooo looking forward to it, it’s going to be very interesting.
The Art Gallery in town will have its reception for the art show that my daughter has submitted a photo for. Never been to one of these before, so not sure what to expect. There will be photos, and paintings displayed. This will give us an opportunity to meet some of the other artists as well.
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA:
These are pictures I actually took about a week ago. My one son was the one who discovered these clouds as he looked out the window. So we went outside to look at them closer. I have never seen anything like this before. They looked like cotton balls, it was really something to see.