This week we have:
Grilled Coconut Lime Chicken
Blackberry Mint Lemonade
Lemon Drop Cookies
Raspberry Rhubarb Crunch
Outside my window... Sunny as can be! With the occasional giant gust of wind, lest we forget that Colorado is a state where the weather can change in an instant.
A peek into my day... The boys are napping (well, technically, The Bookworm -aka Stephen- is reading and Joe is napping). We swam for hours this morning, and they should be worn out. I'm blogging while listening to the soundtrack for The Secret of Roan Inish and imagining I am on the other side of the North Atlantic...
In the kitchen... I'm finally starting to get to know a few neighbors, which means more treats to give away! I'm hoping to make pretzels with the boys this week, and we're instigating a family dessert night on the weekends. I'm excited! Also, I'm going to try to master angel food cake this week. There's a story there, I'll tell you when I finally get it right. Stay tuned!
I am going... not much of anywhere this week! Choir is on vacation till August, our concert was Saturday night. It was lots of fun, our 30th anniversary! We invited back 6 of the 7 conductors since the beginning of the choir (two years before I was born!) and they each directed a few pieces. We even made one of our conductors cry, singing an arrangement he wrote! I'll miss choir for the next few months. Other than that, we're just enjoying the sun and lack of homework!
I am wondering... Why is the Queen's birthday celebrated on different days?? I bought myself a calendar of Scottish landscapes for Christmas. It was published in Scotland, and the weeks start with Monday instead of Sunday! (British friends: are your calendars like this too?) I love it, The Geologist HATES it. I don't see what the big deal is... anyway, it also has lots of holidays on it that aren't on American calendars (obviously) and I noticed today that Australia and New Zealand celebrate the Queen's birthday on separate days! Odd...
I am thankful... for my skin!! For the past five years, for some strange reason, I have broken out in a horrible itchy rash every time I went out in the sun for more than ten minutes. I had to wear heavy duty sunscreen every single day, it was awful! But miracle of miracles, this year it hasn't happened once! My skin is loving the sun! Maybe it's picky, and it only likes Colorado sun... Whatever the reason, I'm happy it's happy!
I am thinking... The official First Day of Summer may not be for a few weeks, but it is definitely summer around here! I finally have my Geologist back (and I'm keeping him here for a while, believe me!), Stephen is out of school, and the pools are open! We're lucky enough to have a pool in our apartment complex, and I foresee the majority of our summer being spent there. I haven't taken any pictures yet, but I'll make sure to next time. My boys have become such little fishes! And man oh man, I forgot how fast you tan up here in the mountains!
One of my (new!) favorite things...See Above. I went looking for the timey-wimey picture quote and spent half an hour looking at Doctor Who stuff on pinterest... and creating a new board... So I'll leave you with this one!
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