May 9, 2022

Monday Morning Coffee Chat

 

Yep! It's Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend in your part of the world. It's hard to believe we are working our way through May, isn't it? Here in Pennsylvania, we are still waiting for things to turn green and for the weather to get warm. All in good time, I suppose. The highlight of our weekend was Mother's Day, and it was beautiful. I was blessed to spend the day with all of my children and my bestie Marian who drove up just for the afternoon. 


I came home from Mass and dinner to find my Rhett had left this for me before he went out for the evening. Beautiful flowers and a perfect book I already started, along with a card from him and Kyrstin. 


Sunday brought cards and thoughtful gifts that made me tear up.



Madison and Nicolas prepared the dinner of my choice. And it was delicious! It is Danish Ristaffel, a curry chicken dish served over rice and topped with many things that you think would not work together but totally do! My favorite toppings are banana slices, pineapple chunks, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, peanuts, and apricot jam. I know, right? But it is delicious!



Dessert was Peyton's homemade chocolate chip skillet cookie with ice cream. Honestly, one of the best desserts I have ever eaten! 


And I was so happy to spend time with the most wonderful mother in the world Saturday evening. We had the best visit together, talking and laughing and looking at pictures together. I am so thankful for every single moment I have with her. She is the best person I will ever know. 

Today is a cozy, ordinary day. I will do laundry, homeschool with Flynn, drink my afternoon coffee, write out bills, and watch Match Game. The best days are the regular ones, don't you think?

Have a cozy day, my friends. Thank you for reading and for commenting. I appreciate it more than you know!

Billie Jo





24 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect Mother's Day!! Yes, ordinary days are the BEST!!
    Have a great week.

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  2. What a beautiful Mother's Day my friend. Wishing a lovely week.

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  3. I'm glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day! It was rainy (2.5 inches worth by the time it stopped) and cool on Friday, Saturday, and into Saturday night. The sun has been shining brightly for two days now and is predicted to stick around all week (WOW!). My grandparents used to live just south of Erie and we always figured they were about 2 weeks behind us in the spring, so things should be starting to grow, bud, and pop up for you any day now. It's been in the last week that all the trees are beginning to get their leaves. Enjoy your ordinary day!

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  4. Happy Mother's Day (a day late). and btw, next time you are having that Danish chicken dish call me.... I'll come right over. (grin)

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  5. Aww that sweet face!
    Looks like you are a lovely Mother's Day. Delicious meals and I'm sure filled with joy and laughter.
    I do crave for routine after a few busy days.

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  6. Looks like a lovely day! Oooh, can you share your chicken and cookie recipes? Or maybe you already have, I'll check older posts! I agree...for me, ordinary days have a rhythm and comfort to them. My kind of day...yep, I'm a stay-at-home kind of gal. Have a wonderful week! Mary

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    1. Hello! Yes, my daughter Madison posted the recipe for the chicken recipe on her blog. Here is the link! https://breakfastatmadisons.com/danish-ristaffel-the-ultimate-quarantine-meal

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    2. And here is the link to the cookie recipe from Peyton! Just copy and paste into search. https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/chocolate-chip-skillet-cookie/

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    3. Oh thank you so much for the links; I appreciate it...I'm sure it's a busy day. These are definitely on my must try list!

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! I do appreciate the ordinary days especially after a few busy ones. Hope you have a wonderful, routine week around there!

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  8. I am so thrilled that you had such a wonderful day. Indeed ordinary days are very often the best.

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  9. Happy Mother's Day...what a lovely day and you have your mother...you have a sweet spirit...always positive no matter what...true believer...love it and love your blog. Thank you

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  10. Ordinary days really are the best days! So glad you had a nice weekend and were able to spend some time with your mom. That's so special! Peyton's chocolate chip skillet cookie looks amazing. I made a vanilla cake form a mix and homemade strawberry frosting for our Mother's day cake and it was just perfect!

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  11. Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day with everyone you hold dear. Your mom is looking so well and happy. I'm so glad about that.

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  12. Looks like you had a wonderful day.Loving your photos.xx

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  13. So thoughtful of Rhett to surprise you with the flowers, and so many wonderful things you got on Mother's Day, especially a visit with your Mom. The Danish Ristaffel looks interesting with all the toppings, and Peyton's chocolate chip cookie with ice cream looks scrumptious. Oh, that doggy photo is just so cute. And I really love your candle, it's very pretty. Our Mothers will always be a part of us. My Mom is not here any more, but she is with me each and every day. It's so nice that you cherish your Mom, Billie Jo, and appreciate her in so many ways. Yes, I agree, the best days are the regular days. Have a lovely rest of the week. : )

    ~Sheri

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  14. The food, the flowers, and your mom looks wonderful!! I love it all! Happy Mother's Day! Miss you!! xx

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  15. That dish sounds interesting. I would definitely give it a try! Looks like your family loved you well!

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  16. I have to say that the chicken curry dish sounds intriguing. It's so nice that you were showered with so much love for Mother's Day.

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  17. Happy Mother's day to you, you were definitely spoiled and it sounds like the most wonderful day ever. Here the green has greened up significantly and I'm loving it immensely!!

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  18. Dear Billie Jo,

    Such a lovely posting. Wishing you a belated Happy Mother's Day.

    Homespun Hugs, Teri

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  19. Hello Dear Billie Jo
    Sorry catching up so late this week. Posts like this just make my day. To see a fellow Mom being loved up (and loving on) those that matter most. As well as just being grateful for the present ordinarily perfect day. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day my friend. 🌸

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo