I took this photo when I went to a game with a friend a couple of weeks ago...this view, this stadium, this scoreboard...it literally makes me happy. AT&T Park is amazing...and when I'm there I feel happy and carefree and...hungry.
I usually get a thing of nachos (with extra jalapenos!) because they're inexpensive and tasty...and that leaves room for the real reason I go to Giants games...the Ghirardelli hot fudge sundaes! I kid...I go to cheer on my Giants...but the promise of a hot fudge sundae doesn't hurt, either. And they're huge, so I usually share. Usually.
Speaking of the Giants...we're heading to mom and dad's later today to watch the game. I'm looking forward to that...I need a change of scenery...and mom and dad's house will be good for the soul. Melodramatic? Maybe. But it's been a rough week. Let's just say, this weekend couldn't get here fast enough.
As usual, I'm moving slow this morning. But I gotta get going soon...I have a 10:30 appointment to get my brows waxed, then a stop at the grocery store, then home to whip up a batch of baked beans to take to mom and dad's.
How about you? Any big plans for today? Are you a baseball fan? Will you be watching the game?
Life is happening. And it's happening fast. And it's happening whether we are paying attention, or not. The days can seem monotonous...get up, get dressed, go to work, come home, cook dinner, go to bed. Lather, rinse, repeat.
But in between all of that so many good things are happening. Like eating ice cream and laughing so hard we cry (and maybe even pee a little!). Watching sunsets and taking long drives to nowhere just to enjoy the view. Smiling at strangers and offering a helping hand when given the opportunity. Spending the early morning hours watching the garden grow and listening to the neighborhood wake up. Stopping in the middle of chores to notice that dusk is happening, and maybe even grabbing the camera to try and capture it. Loading up the canoe on a rainy day and getting out on the dimpled water to watch the herons fly and the ducks bob for their breakfast.
This is a small pile of my good things...and I'm adding to it, one good thing at a time.
I know...it's a little late in the day to share my Menu Plan Monday...but, better late than never? Maybe? I hope?
On the menu this week, and in no particular order....
Chicken fajitas with caramelized onions, peppers, mushrooms and cabbage BLT's (just about a weekly staple) and asian slaw Paninis (a definite go-to for this family) and fresh fruit Chicken sandwiches and frozen fries Oven tacos (I have yet to make these...I think I've had them on the menu three weeks in a row!)
Throw in a leftover night and a pizza night and you've got one week's worth of meals.
What are you making for dinner this week? I need some more inspiration!
11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. -1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
from a friend...
An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest. ~~Judy Hand~~