What's Up Wednesday: October 2020

Since it's the last Wednesday of the month it's time for what's Up Wednesday where I join up with Sheaffer and Shay to answer a few questions.
What We're Eating This Week: 

Our favorite Pot roast with roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables






Beef stew (replacing half the potatoes with diced butternut squash)





Fish casserole (for adults) and chicken, rice, & corn of the kids





What I'm Reminiscing About: I was looking through old photos and found all of these from 4 years ago when we went Trick or Treating at Great Wolf Lodge with my sister and her kids. 













What I'm Loving: All the yummy apple baking we've been doing! 

Apple bread 


Apple pies:


Caramel/candy apples:






What We've Been Up To: Not a whole lot.  I've been resting quite a bit after my surgery last month  We have started getting out for longer walks though.





What I'm Dreading: Two things actually: we've had a few nights of frost already which means snow probably isn't all that far away.  I'm dreading those cold snowy days I actually have to go somewhere.  

I'm also dreading report cards coming out in the next couple of weeks as I am anxious to see how all these online grading snafus are going to shake down for Alec.  I hate that I feel like his grades are not a real representation of his actual work and knowledge. 

What I'm Working On: I started my Christmas shopping/planning and have begun thinking about Christmas crafts and cards I want to make.  

What I'm Excited About:  Thanksgiving!! I just love Thanksgiving; the food, time with family, and fun traditions.  I even worked on a few Thanksgiving/fall themed craft this month.





What I'm Watching/Reading:

Watching: Having spent my first few days/weeks in bed I watched quite a bit of TV/movies this month.  You can check out this post with a list of everything I watched this month. 




Reading: I also did a fair bit of reading this month.  Even managing to read two full books while I was in the hospital.  My full summary post is available here




What I'm Listening to: The washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher are all running right now.. seems like they always are.  I can also hear Alec's teachers talking in the  background for his virtual schooling. 




What I'm Wearing: I spent the majority of my month in yoga pants, pajamas, and other comfortable clothes.  






What I'm Doing This Weekend: Halloween night we'll watch a family movie and curl up with some candy and sugary treats; our new tradition since the boys gave up trick -or- treating a few years ago. 

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month:  Ian's driver's ed. is wrapping up and Alec's karate class is switching to Saturday mornings so I am really looking forward to quiet nights at home with the whole family once again.  

What Else is New: I have my 6 week post- op visit coming up next week and I should be all cleared to resume life as usual.  I never thought I'd miss cleaning or exercising but I do! 

Linking Up With: What's up Wednesday, Lovin' Life, 





Comments

  1. Glad to see you recovering- hope you get the clear from your doctor- you look great!

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    1. I'm fairly confident I will get the all clear; it will be such a relief.

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  2. I'm glad to hear your recovery is going well. And yes, I'm enjoying the quiet nights this week. It's allowing us to get some other things done. And I am also dreading the frosty mornings when I have to scrape off the car... Ugh.

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    1. Yes, scraping off the car is the worst and I was always so bad at doing that! Scraping off just enough to barely see and then cranking the heat to hopefully melt off what I hadn't scraped.

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  3. All your meals look so yummy! We had a few wet snowflakes here yesterday, so snow will be here soon too. In fact they have already had snow Up North! All I do is live in comfy clothes these days. If I want to feel a little more fancy I put on a maxi skirt, which is still comfy.

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    1. We have snow in our forecast for tomorrow! I sure hope the weathermen were wrong.

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  4. All of your recent meals look so delicious!! Love all the fall foliage too! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  5. Butternut squash in beef stew sounds really good. I need to try that!

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    1. Yeah, I just dice up some butternut squash and use it in place of like 1/2 the potatoes. They add a nice bit of sweetness.

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  6. You always have the best food! The caramel apples look amazing! I really like that long striped cardigan as well.

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  7. I need to come over for some of your yummy meals! I actually need to take a minute to plan next week's menu. Been working on trying to schedule a mammogram and looks like need to do a yearly check up so have to find a doc first...
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    1. I need to find a primary care giver and get my yearly check up, blood draw, and mammogram too. The one I found last fall left the field of medicine 2 months later. It's on my to do list... not sure I'll actually get it done anytime soon but I'm hopeful. I have the worst time finding doctors!

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  8. All of those apple desserts have me drooling. I have never made apple bread. It looks amazing. I love the fashion choices that you get on Amazon. So many cute things.

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    1. The apple bread was scrumptious and so easy to make too.

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  9. I love your thanksgiving banner and sign, and you're son needs to come to my house and cook for me. He is amazing!

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    1. Thank you! The banner was fun and easy to make. I love how eager he is to help out with any recipe I'm thinking of trying.

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  10. The food looks so amazing! You guys did have great fun, right?

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  11. The food looks amazing! Those caramel apples are perfect. Look like so much fun to make.

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    1. Thank you! We had lots of fun making our apples.

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  12. Fun playing time and happy eating time! Wish you have a terrific day!

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  13. I swear, your meals always look so amazing!!! Love all the apple goodies you have been baking!

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  14. We took our grandkids to Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos last summer (2019) and were scheduled to go again this spring. What a fun place for the kids! I hope we get to go again in the not-too-distant future.

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    1. My boys really enjoyed it; though they did outgrow it not long after these pictures were taken.

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