Happy Monday, my friends! And Happy March! Today I am sipping Duncan Original with my new favorite Italian Sweet Cream creamer. I use ground coffee because I am lazy, although freshly ground whole beans make life better! I do have an automatic grinder that I really should start using again. My mug is a favorite because I am a Disney fan forever and because it was a gift from Rhett one Christmas.
The weekend passed quickly, with cleaning completed! Honestly, I have lowered the bar for what I consider clean as I have aged, and I am quite alright with that. Years ago, before homeschooling, I literally cleaned our entire house every Friday. I started in Madison's bathroom and worked my way around and down until both floors were sparkling clean. Oh, to be young again! Now, I am much more relaxed and clean sporadically when things get dirty. Every now and then, I get the urge to clean top to bottom, which I did this weekend. It felt good. Well, during. After, not so much! Sometimes I forget that this body of mine isn't 30 anymore!
Sunday, Steve and I had our weekly grocery pick-up and coffee date. This week Flynn joined us, with two very vocal pups who did not want to stay home alone. Steve and I had a wonderful time together with our youngest blessing that we thank God for every single day. Sunday evening, we enjoyed our Japanese meal in honor of Saint Paul Miki, and it was delicious. Afterward, some of us played a very competitive round of Phase Ten, while others, myself included, relaxed and visited. My mom once told me that I did a wonderful job creating a place that my children would want to return to, even when they were older. I looked around last night and realized that while I have a difficult time receiving compliments, I understood what she meant. And I was humbled and thankful. And happy.
Now we jump, or perhaps in my case, saunter into a new week and month. Today Flynn and I will homeschool while chicken breast with salsa simmers in the crockpot for our dinner of Chicken Bowls tonight. Then we will watch The Bachelor before calling it a night. I hope your day is whatever you wish it to be, my friends. Stay safe and happy and cozy!