Happy Sunday, everyone! Welcome to Sunday Mornings at Home…a weekly lifestyle post written just for you.
I do hope the Sunday Mornings at Home posts encourage, inspire, and even entertain you in order to start (or end) our week with joy and a smile.
Summer began this past Friday in San Antonio with the arrival of heat and humidity. This week will bring heat indexes over 100.
I am born and raised here, so I have learned to adjust; however, I do have neighbors who flee to cooler climates for the majority of the summer.
Anyway, it is already better than last year was at this time and should be a milder summer than last year…we will see. The recent rains have been welcome!
And you are welcome here, so let’s get started with my thoughts today on Sunday Mornings at Home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: FAMILY TIME
Last week, I attended my granddaughter’s end-of-the-year dance recital.
I love dance recitals with kids…there is always a cute, funny moment.
When my daughter was dancing at this age, they danced to “Splish Splash, I was taking a Bath!” (You remember, long about a Saturday night!)
They actually had little wash tubs on the stage the girls sat in for part of the routines…let me just say, the littles getting out of those tubs was fun to watch…and not that graceful!
Of course, my granddaughter’s routine was practically perfect in every way.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: FROM TWO KITCHENS
Leigh Ann got her hands on some freshly picked strawberries last week and made Strawberry Muffins.
She recommends this recipe from the vegetarian blog, Cookie and Kate. These are the Strawberry Oat Muffins.
I plan to make a batch soon.
A favorite breakfast for me this week is my avocado toast and it seems I do it differently every day.
I always toast a slice of sprouted grain bread, and use a half of a small avocado.
Yesterday, I mixed it with a teaspoon of all natural garlic hummus…so good.
And some days I add an egg on top…fried in olive oil, and seasoned with a pinch of garlic salt and touch of cayenne pepper.
I am purposefully adding more avocado to my diet…it is so healthy.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: AFTER WEDDING UPDATES
Our mojos are returning after days of wedding fatigue.
Mr. B takes naps during the day. I have never been able to take naps…if I sleep I am a mess the rest of the day. When he sleeps, he is revitalized.
I am also jealous that after a bad night of sleep, he can jump out of bed and go run several miles. After a bad night of sleep, I struggle to move at all.
Needless to say, I want to be more like him!
I have so much work to do around my house…there are monsters coming out everywhere.
Seriously, this was placed by my grandson who turned five this weekend…he is a bit of a prankster.
I really need to just stop ignoring going through closets and do it!
Also, we have hired some landscaping assistance in our backyard and sometime in July I will share the results with you.
I am super excited…we have needed help for a very long time back there.
I advocated for zero landscaping with more rock…Mr. B said NO, so we compromised on a little rock and more green.
I did get a second opinion on my left foot and was more impressed with the second doctor and all that he told me.
My toes do not move at all, because they are out of socket. My foot aches on the bottom, because it carries all of the weight there.
The return of a bunion has caused these issues, but surgery requires more than just working on the bunion…the toes must not be ignored.
I am going to do this before the end-of-year, however, I will be in recovery and in a boot for three months (Yikes!).
I need to think through how this will work. Of course, you will see when it happens…I plan to keep blogging!
The boot will be an accessory I must live with confidence wearing…..
Thank you to everyone who gave advice on Friday about What to Wear on an Alaskan Cruise.
I had no raincoat so your suggestions to get one resonated and I responded.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: AT THE END OF THE STORM
One afternoon last week, we had a significant storm.
These recent storms have delivered very high wind and hail. Trees have received pruning…sticks everywhere.
But, after this storm I went outside to find an amazing sky…it was glorious.
This was a great reminder that after any storm in our lives, if we stop and take a moment to look for it, we can often find hope and beauty.
I recently read that there are now classes in Japan to help young people specifically learn how to smile….the affects of masks and the pandemic took those smiles away.
One of these article is here: Gen Z Students in Japan Learn How to Smile Again.
On one hand, this article was very sad to me. On the other hand, it supported the importance of smiling….through the storm.
No matter what you are facing this Sunday morning, take a moment and look for that all-important silver lining.
Thank you for joining me today with Sunday Mornings at Home…please share any thoughts you may have…and I will see you tomorrow!
KEEP SMILING…NO MATTER WHAT!
By Pamela Lutrell
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