We started off last week with a Reynold's Wrap House Party. My Momma and a carload of her friends as well as my Bossier estate sale-ing cohorts all came by to see a few newish Reynold's products, have some food, and visit. It was a lovely afternoon.
On Wednesday we celebrated Diva's friends' birthday with her and her family.
Friday was one of those days that one could either choose to laugh or to cry - I chose to laugh.
Before 7AM, we found that our hot water heater was leaking and had been spilling out hot water all night long. This on the day of Diva's Book Club.
So instead of my normal house cleaning day regimen or any pre-book club prep, I had to deal with a team of plumbers installing a new water heater in the garage and some sort of valve in the upstairs bathroom.
While I was waiting for them to finish up, I made a wormery. I had been wanting to do it for a while and since I couldn't clean without running water, it seemed like the right time to do it.
Not long after the men had packed up, and before I could get to work cleaning, I received a phone call from Diva's school informing me she was ill and needed to go home.
As I went to pick up Diva from school, I called my friend whose daughter is also in Book Club and explained the situation. Thankfully, she offered to move the meeting just around the corner to her house.
Saturday, that same friend (Holly) and Engineer's boss' wife (Julie) and I went to learn about how to care for antiques. It was a class held by the beautiful historical Starr Home in Marshall. Afterwards we had lunch downtown and I drove them around my hometown.
While we were gallivanting in Texas, Diva stayed in bed all day feeling poorly and Engineer started working on our yard. He severely cut back our crepe myrtles, ripped out the stump of an old holly tree, and planted a Camilla in its place. The best part was that he planted our first roses at Beloved Bayou. The front flower bed is starting to take shape but still has quite a ways to go.
I am hopeful that this week will be a quiet and germ free one.
On our menu:
Sunday - Leftovers
Monday - Lentil Stew, Salad, & Cornbread
Tuesday - Meatball Pasta Bake & Salad
Wednesday - Loaded Baked Potato Soup & Salad
Thursday - Chili & Cornbread
Friday - Date Night
Saturday - Leftovers
This is part of MPM.