Happy Monday, friends! This weekend was another glorious blend of basking in our new house getting sh*t done, and relaxing with each other, friends, and family. Read on to hear more!
Ben had broom ball as usual, so I ate leftovers for dinner. While he was gone, I reveled in some at-home beauty treatments. My new mud mask and charcoal tooth whitening powder came in Friday’s mail, so I played with those, then read for a while before bed.
The novelty of waking up for a relaxing weekend in our house still hasn’t worn off. We had a leisurely breakfast together, and then headed out for our weekly grocery shop. Due to several unplanned meals at other people’s houses last week, we didn’t need to pick up too much, so it was a quick (and inexpensive!) trip.
My stomach wasn’t feeling super great when we got home, so I popped a couple of Tums and reclined in bed reading for a few hours while Ben did some outdoor maintenance stuff.
Around 4, we headed over to my in-laws’ house, because Ben’s Aunt Karen, Uncle Stan, cousin Sarah, her husband George, and their son William were visiting. Grammy was also there, so it was a full house. Little William is three years old and on the go ALL THE TIME, and it was really funny to watch him interact with the dogs, the cats, and all the adults. We had a delicious Italian dinner, with spaghetti, meatballs, sausages, and fried eggplant stuffed with ricotta cheese, fresh baked bread, and brownies for dessert. There were a ton of leftovers, so we took some home for Sunday’s lunch, too.
It was great to see everyone and hang out, but by 9 I was ready to head home and relax. Ben and I turned on some Monty Python’s Flying Circus for a bit before retiring, and it was the perfect end to the day.
We were both up for the day around 8, and after breakfast I buckled down to unpack a particularly mouse-infested box that had been on my to-do list for a few weeks. It was the box with all of my sewing/craft supplies, and it was in rough shape. I had to throw a lot of fabric away, and the rest of it had to be washed, dried, ironed, and folded. I also had to wipe down my sewing machine, and throw out a lot of glues and paints that had been heated and cooled to the point of being useless while in storage. It felt really good to finally get that done!
While I was ironing and folding away, Ben got to work making some fresh bread, since we’d never gotten around to delivering it to our neighbors the previous weekend. Once I was done with my craft supplies, I changed the sheets on our bed, did some more laundry, started dinner in the crockpot, and then did some light meal prep stuff for the week ahead. I made more cold brewed decaf coffee, hard boiled eggs for snacks, and made a few jars of overnight oats.
When the bread was done around 3:30, we wrapped up a loaf and headed over to our neighbors, Eugene and Sandy’s house. Eugene is the son of the older woman who previously lived in our house, and he and Sandy couldn’t possibly be nicer. We stayed at their house for about an hour, chatting about all kinds of things over beer (for Ben) and orange juice (for me).
At about 5, we took our leave and headed out to take a little walk around our property, as I haven’t had a chance to explore it much. Unfortunately, my round ligament started complaining pretty quickly, but it was still so nice to survey our land. We’ve got lots of apple trees, lilac bushes, roses, and blackberries. I can’t wait for spring to see what else comes up!
After that, we had a delicious dinner of cheesy queso chili, and settled in to watch some more Monty Python with Girl Scout cookies for dessert. Baby Girl was kicking up a storm all evening. I think she likes cookies and British humor, just like her parents 🙂
Do you have good neighbors?