Good afternoon lovely friends!
Isn't it nice to see all the forsythias booming?! They are always the first pops of color I see in my neighborhood. I don't have a forsythia bush in my yard anymore so I took the liberty of snipping a few branches from a friends house. It certainly cheered up the room. Especially since I put all my Easter decorations away over the weekend. I still have some candy I'm snacking on, but that's hidden in a secret space...just for me ♥
On a quick stop to CVS I also picked up this cute little Aloe plant. It was on a 75% off table... all by itself. I couldn't let it go. As you know I am no not good with plants but I'm trying to be better. I've always wanted to have an Aloe plant so here goes nothing. I asked my Instagram friends how to care for it and basically all you do is NOT water it! I think I can handle that. LOL
Wish me luck! : )
This week is going to be rainy. It's cool and damp today and when I got up this morning I was wishing I had soup in the freezer to defrost. Unfortunately not, BUT I did have all the ingredients for sweet & sour chicken so I pulled out the crock pot and in everything went. It's been simmering away for a few hours now and the kitchen is smelling yummy! I have some leftover cornbread from last night's dinner and I'm going to whip up a quick cole slaw as a side dish. Dinner tonight will be a cinch. I love it when I have all that sorted by 10 am! haha.
Ooohhh and speaking of food, did you know today is National Grilled Cheese Day? As soon as I heard that I knew I couldn't let it go uncelebrated. So here we are. The best lunch ever invented!
I'm not kidding you when I say I could live off of cereal and grilled cheese sandwiches.
It doesn't take much to make me happy! : )
My plan for the week is to be productive but be easy on myself. I have a to-do list a mile long, but everyday I set aside the hour between 4 and 5 to sit on the couch and rest. I make tea and either watch a tv show or read a few chapters from my current book. Sometimes I doze off. That time out is such a stress reliever. I never used to take breaks like that so I have to force myself to slow down and recharge. It makes cooking dinner and the rest of my evening go much more smoothly.
I'm learning the older I get the kinder I have to be to myself ♥
(especially on a Monday!)
Have a wonderful day friends! Be kind to yourself today. You deserve it! xo