Friday, September 25, 2015

And Then It Was Friday ...

I can't quite remember the last time I was this happy to see a weekend beginning.  I mean, I always look forward to the weekend because it means I have the Man of the House at home for two whole days.  And this time of year, it means lazy Sunday afternoons in front of the television watching football.  But this past week was a real doozy  and I am especially glad to be leaving it in the rear view mirror.  Here are a few of the highlights and lowlights:

Lack of Sleep: 
Which I feel I covered rather thoroughly here. Leaving the only thing left to say to be how despite two good night's sleep I still find myself fighting the urge to nod off.  An afternoon nap this weekend will do me a world of good.

Downton Abbey:
Yes, I am several years behind trend on this one.  But when I pulled my all night work-fest I finally got around to watching most all of the first season.  And I find myself quite smitten with that family of snobby Brits and their servant type peoples.

A Mother's Worries:
Nothing quite sets a mother's heart racing like receiving a message from the local Sheriff's department that her child's school, as well as the middle school next door, is on lock down with one suspect in custody.  Can you say "freaking out"?  Fortunately I was able to text with the male offspring and get his assurance that all was well.  They weren't even sure what was going on except that they were on "hard lockdown" and it was not a drill.  Apparently an emergency call was made to the authorities because of a woman on campus with a gun.  The lockdown was initiated and school resource officers apprehended her in the parking lot.  The lockdown could not be lifted until they did a full safety sweep of the schools and both parking lots. By noon the male offspring sent me a text to let me know it had been lifted.

All's Well That Ends Well:
I have to give credit to the school staff, the resource officers, and the local Sheriff's office who responded quickly and kept our children safe.

Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup:
Since I discovered this recipe on the Pinterest last year and made it for my family it has been one of our favorites.  In fact, several family members have declared it to be the best soup they have ever eaten. ( one of those members might be me) It is creamy, flavorful and de-li-cious!  Best of all, it's made in the Crockpot with minimal fuss.  A perfect meal for a cool, rainy autumn evening!

And that about covers it.  Another week in the record books (or something like that).

Right now, I believe I will take advantage of this rainy afternoon by making a cup of tea and seeing what the Dowager Countess has to say about her family's latest shenanigans.

Have a great weekend y'all!

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  1. It was a rainy day here yesterday, too....very much needed rain! HOPE you have a much-deserved restful weekend. Now, I'm off to look up that soup recipe! Thanks! ;-)

    1. We've had rain off and on through the weekend with more expected today. It is really helping the drought conditions, so I am thankful!

  2. So glad that school situation was resolved, kudos to the school officials. Oh that soup with a grilled cheese sandwich sounds delicious!

    1. Yes, a grilled cheese would be delicious with the soup! I usually serve a nice crusty bread along side for dipping.

  3. I actually watched Downton Abbey for the first time this weekend put me to sleep. Eeek! Will try again with coffee in hand. Scary about the school - I work in public schools and constantly am on alert these days. Thank God never a problem! xoxoxox

    1. I have to admit Downton probably isn't for everyone. However I have a fascination with all things British, and with the Edwardian era, so it's right up my alley. Toss in all the Titanic references in episode 1 - and you've cooked up a pretty addictive blend for this gal!


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