Happy Monday. I am bummed the weekend is over becuz I enjoyed it immensely! So relaxing! Friday after work I hit up TGIF's for a little happy hour with best friend of the same name, April. I haven't really seen her since the wedding cuz life has been chaotic for the both of us so it was awesome to catch up and laugh and vent. Saturday morning, Lorelei came over at 10am and with a cooler full of sandwiches, fruit and drinks, we headed off to Hammonassett Beach in Madison. I had such a great time! We never once pulled out our books or magazines, we talked the entire time...five hours...that we were there! Went in the chilly ocean twice to cool off and it definitely was so refreshing. There have been warnings in CT on the news lately of jelly fish and I admit, we did see three but they were teeny-tiny baby jellyfish. And we didn't go any deeper in after seeing them. After I got home, where Big D was after working eight hours, we decided to take it easy (since he was tired and I was mildly sun-burned) and we ordered in Chinese food and watched movies. Sunday we had plans to go visit and have dinner with his dad and grandma at the house on the lake so we put on our suits, grabbed some towels and the homemade chocolate chip cookies I had made for dessert, and went there around noon. The day was absolutely gorgeous yesterday with a beautiful blue sky, and a few wisps of clouds, and a bright golden sun. Daryl isn't as much of a sun-bunny as I am...
...so, while I spent most of the day reading my Jodi Picoult (Harvesting the Heart...it's one of her earlier novels) on a chaise lounge, slathered in SPF 30, Daryl popped in and out of the house. I also sat on the edge of the dock, swirling my toes and feet into the surprisingly warm green water and just breathed in the air and watched the ducks and listened to teh whine of the motor boats and water skis zipping around the lake. Aaaahhhhh....and now it's Monday morning, ugh, and it's raining cats and dogs, go figure.
Here is my mealplan for this week. For other great ideas, go see:
Monday: Grilled chicken breasts (possibly teriyaki-marianted) with green salads and grilled zucchini and squash.
Tuesday: Whole Grain pasta and sauce adn steamed green beans.
Wednesday: Carry-over from last week, taht we didn't get to, Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas
Thursday: Pizza Night
Friday: Hot dogs and mac and cheese