Monday Musings No. 60, a weekend update + 5 Things: what I read, watched, and discovered this weekend and more.
Good morning friends, how was your weekend? Happy President’s day, are you enjoying the day off?
We had a great weekend. Friday we stayed in, I made charro beans, yellow rice and tacos. I read a book and Bill watched a movie. A relaxing start to the weekend.
Saturday I baked chocolate loaf cakes. It’s Ina’s recipe and it is so good, the best part is that it makes 2 loaves. Then we went to our neighbors for a dinner party, ribs, salads, desserts and lots of laughs and fun.
Sunday I was under the weather, not sick, just feeling off. I was so tired I could not keep my eyes open and yet I couldn’t fall asleep so I spent most of the day resting and reading. It was just what I needed because this morning I am bright eyed and busy tailed and ready for a great day and a busy week.
Ok, grab your coffee, tea or chocolate and on to 5 Things.
In Victorian England, headstrong adventuress Elizabeth takes up her late father’s quest for a rare, miraculous plant. She faces a perilous sea voyage, unforeseen dangers and treachery that threatens her entire family.
In present-day Australia, Anna finds a mysterious metal box containing a sketchbook of dazzling watercolours, a photograph inscribed ‘Spring 1886’ and a small bag of seeds. It sets her on a path far from her safe, carefully ordered life and on a journey that will force her to face her own demons.
In this spellbinding botanical odyssey of discovery, desire and deception, Kayte Nunn has so exquisitely researched 19th-century Cornwall and Chile you can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers, the touch of the flora on your fingertips….
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We are still a few weeks from Spring but I thought on the cold, rainy dreary days you might enjoy this movie. I loved it.
3. Weekend Links
What Does Wellness Mean When You’re Living With an Incurable Disease?
Lucky girl syndrome and the endless rebranding of “The Secret”
How to Overcome Your (Checks Email) Distraction Habit
There’s a Growing Crisis in Our Social Lives. Is the Cure This Simple?
Whatever happened to middle age? The mysterious case of the disappearing life stage
A Cotswold garden brimful of unusual and uplifting spring flowers
Outfit of the Day
white pants// sweater //shoes //bag // bracelet//perfume //glasses
Love these ballet flats with a square toe!
This tote is perfect for Summer.
What is your favorite moisturizer? I just ordered this one after several people recommended it. I will let you know how it works.
Do you use dryer balls? I have of years and mine finally wore out, with a little help from my pup who thinks they are toys when they fall out of the laundry. I just ordered a new set, and I love them!
This pitcher is perfect for all of your summer beverages.
I don’t do a lot of decorating for Easter, but this little rabbit is too cute to pass up.
5. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT~WEEKEND MEANDERINGS
Saturday I joined Juliet and Kim for weekend meanderings I shared a random acts of kindness challenge, pancake recipes, French artist Claire Basler and lots more on weekend meanderings.
You can find all of the weekend meanderings posts here if you missed any or are looking for something that was previously featured.
That’s All for Now
I hope that you enjoyed Monday Musings and that you have a wonderful day! If you have the day off, enjoy. Don’t forget tomorrow is pancake day, you can find all sorts of tasty recipes to make right here.
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Katie Clooney says
That movie looks right up my alley, Elizabeth. Have a great week!
I loved the article on Negativity! Thanks.
Brenda Pruitt says
I probably won’t be buying anything due to how high my tax bill was. But I’ll probably look at things anyway.
William Kendall says
Chocolate cake sounds good.