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Five on Friday {Mothers Day Weekend}

Happy Friday! I’m so looking forward to the weekend! It’s been a long busy week. I’m wishing all the moms an early Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you enjoy a day of rest and relaxation! Here are five from the past week: 

1. Hike – Last Friday I took a vacation day and my husband and I hiked Anthony’s Nose.  On the weekend, this place is so crowded! But since it was a Friday morning, we only saw two other people! It was so nice and we enjoyed these amazing views! But, my legs might have been sore for the next two days!

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2. Reading – I am finishing Admission by Julie Buxbaum.  This is a fictional YA book about the recent college admissions scandal.  It’s an okay read but I’m not loving it.

3. Eating – Low-carb eating hasn’t been super difficult at home but I find it hard dining out.  I did get this tuna salad at a café in Cold Spring after our hike last week and it was really good.

4. App – I’ve been using the free version of the MyFitnessPal to log my meals, water and weight.  It’s been very helpful in keeping track of and seeing the calories in what I’m eating. In two weeks I’ve lost over 3 pounds! 

5. Puzzle – This week I finished this puzzle that I’ve been working on for awhile. I’m deciding whether to begin working on anew puzzle or starting my paint by number. Decisions, decisions.

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Five on Friday {Goodbye April}

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! Last Saturday we were notified that our daughter was in close contact with a classmate who tested positive for COVID so she’s been quarantining all week.  My son started modified track and field this week. This is his first year, so it’s a new experience. Here are five from the past week: 

1. Kusama at NYBG – last Saturday my husband and I went to the New York Botanical Garden to see the Kusama exhibit.  I had been waiting since last year, since it had to be postponed due to COVID. It is a great exhibit and we had such a beautiful day to visit!

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2. Reading – I am finishing up Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It’s a multigenerational historical fiction set in Africa book about two half-sisters.
It’s a good, but not light read!

3. Low Carb diet – Monday I started a low carb diet.  I LOVE carbs so I’ve never tried going low carb.  However, four days in and I already feel a difference in my energy.  Hopefully, I’ll also shed some pounds before summer as well.  I’m not going to lie, it’s difficult when everyone else in the family is eating all the carbss.  But I’m trying!

4. Cooking – Last night I made Cheesy Vegetarian Zucchini Enchiladas from skinnytaste. They were tasty but I didn’t realize the recipe only made 4! I ended up making the rest of the family quesadillas with the leftover cheese and tortillas!

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5. Spring Weather – I am loving the spring weather. Wednesday got up to low 80’s! The flowers are blooming and everything is looking lush and pretty! It’s perfect weather for lunchtime walks and weekend hikes!

ICYMI this week on the blog:

Wednesday I shared 6 Scenic Hudson Parks to Visit.

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Five on Friday {April 23, 2021}

Happy‌ ‌Friday!‌ ‌I‌ ‌hope‌ ‌you‌ ‌had‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌week!‌ The big drama this week was my son getting a large splinter in his foot, which turned into a trip to Urgent Care, and crutches. We have had him taking it easy since his first modified track and field practice starts Monday! The other drama was my daughter losing one of her air pods, when it fell out of her ear when she was getting off the bus. Fortunately, one of the teachers at school found it. Here‌ ‌are‌ ‌five‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌past‌ ‌week:‌ ‌ ‌

‌1‌.‌‌ ‌‌Day‌ ‌Date‌ ‌-‌ ‌‌I‌ ‌took‌ ‌a‌ ‌vacation‌ ‌day‌ last ‌Friday.‌ ‌My‌ ‌husband‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌went‌ to Untermyer Gardens and the Hudson River Museum, both in Yonkers and both places we know our kids would rather not visit! The gardens were so beautiful and since it was a weekday morning, they were empty.

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 ‌ ‌2.‌ ‌‌Reading‌ ‌‌-‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌finishing‌ ‌up‌ ‌Shipped‌ ‌by‌ ‌Angie‌ ‌Hockman.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌a‌ ‌light,‌ ‌romantic‌ ‌fiction‌ ‌book‌ ‌that‌ ‌makes‌ ‌me‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌visit‌ ‌the‌ ‌Galagapos!!‌ ‌

 ‌3.‌ ‌‌Family‌ ‌Party‌‌ ‌-‌ ‌Last‌ ‌Saturday‌ ‌we‌ ‌had‌ ‌family‌ ‌over‌ ‌to‌ ‌celebrate‌ ‌my‌ ‌daughter’s‌ ‌birthday.‌ ‌We hadn’t seen my husband’s family since July! All the grandparents are vaccinated and it was just nice to be able to hug and catch up in person. We ended up cooking a ton of food (eggplant parm, white veggie lasagna, ravioli in vodka sauce) which I took no pictures of! I also made peanut butter brownie bars and key lime bars to have along with the ice cream cake my daughter requested.

‌ ‌4.‌‌ ‌Watching‌ ‌‌-‌ ‌I‌ ‌haven’t‌ ‌watched‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌of‌ ‌anything‌ ‌this‌ ‌week.‌ ‌My‌ ‌husband‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌watched‌ ‌a‌ ‌couple‌ ‌of‌ ‌episodes‌ ‌of‌ ‌Billions‌ ‌and‌ ‌we have‌ ‌just‌ ‌started‌ ‌season‌ ‌3.‌ ‌We‌ ‌also‌ ‌started watching New‌ ‌Girl.‌ ‌I‌ ‌can’t‌ ‌believe‌ ‌we‌ ‌haven’t‌ ‌watched‌ ‌this‌ ‌show‌ ‌before! ‌It’s‌ ‌such‌ ‌a‌ ‌fun little show! ‌

‌ ‌5.‌‌ ‌Food‌ ‌Tour‌ ‌‌-‌ ‌Instead‌ ‌of‌ ‌going‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌dinner‌ ‌for‌ ‌her‌ ‌birthday,‌ ‌my‌ ‌daughter‌ ‌requested‌ ‌a‌ ‌food‌ ‌tour.‌ ‌She‌ ‌didn’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌any‌ ‌particular‌ ‌place‌ ‌in‌ ‌mind‌ ‌so‌ ‌I‌ ‌decided‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌would‌ ‌visit‌ ‌Mamaroneck.‌ ‌They‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌Main‌ ‌Street‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌of‌ ‌different‌ ‌food‌ ‌restaurants‌ ‌and‌ ‌eateries.‌ ‌ ‌We had everything including pizza, cookies, falafel, quiche and paletas. I think her favorite might have been this Dragon Bowl (pitaya, mango, banana, coconut water, granola, almond butter, chia seeds and seasonal fruit).

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Five on Friday {Hello April!}

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Hello Friday and Hello April! We will be doing a lot of celebrating this month with Easter, our wedding anniversary and our daughter’s birthday. This week I used some vacation days and had four days off from work.  The weather wasn’t great, so we didn’t do too much. However, it was relaxing and restful. On Sunday (Easter) we are hosting just my parents for dinner.  They have been fully vaccinated and it will be nice to finally be able to eat a meal with them.  Happy Easter! Here are five from the past week: 

1. Vaccinated – Monday afternoon I got my second COVID vaccine (Moderna). I am fully vaccinated! I was super nervous that I’d have a reaction, after hearing stories.  However, besides a sore arm and feeling a little achy all over I was fine.  Now that vaccine eligibility has opened up to those age 30 and over, we got my husband an appointment in mid-April. 

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2. Reading – I am finishing up What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz. I’m trying to finish it since it’s due back at the library on Saturday and can’t be renewed. At this point, I’m not loving it and am reading it to finish it.  Up next is Layla by Colleen Hoover. I’m very excited since she’s one of my favorite authors!

3. Decluttering – This week I spent a LOT of time organizing and decluttering. Yesterday my husband helped me drop off donations to Yorktown Love in Action and the Goodwill.  There is plenty more cleaning and decluttering to be done, but it feels so good to get the stuff out of the house.

4. Baking – This week my daughter made banana chocolate chip muffins since we had some overly ripe bananas.  

5. Anniversary Dinner – My husband and I celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary on Sunday (Easter).  We opted to celebrate earlier in the week.  Although we’ve been vegetarian for over almost a year and a half now, we wanted to celebrate at Brothers Fish and Chips in Ossining.  They have a seafood tasting menu that is amazing.  You never know what you will get, but everything is always delicious…and beautifully plated.  It was so good and I was soooooo full! 

6. Watching – We started watching Mank (Netflix) because it’s gotten so many Oscar nominations, but I fell asleep. I finished watching The One (Netflix) and have started Tell Me Your Secrets (Amazon). 

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Five on Friday {3-26-21}

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Happy Friday! The weather this past week has been beautiful and I am loving it! The kids start their spring recess this weekend. I’m taking some vacation days next week and am looking forward to some rest and relaxation. Happy Passover to those who celebrate!  Here are five from the past week:  

1. Hiking- Last Sunday the weather was perfect.  We went on a family hike to Turkey Mountain.  The last time we did this hike was March 15th of last year, the day before everything shut down. It was a fairly easy hike and it was great to get the kids outside.

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2. Reading – I am finishing up reading Every Last Secret by A.R. Torre.  It is another great suspense book!

3. Eating – Whenever we are near Danbury, CT we go to the Hummus and Pita Co.  They have so many vegan and vegetarian options.  We also finally tried the chickpea Chiller in coffee flavor.  

After our hike on Sunday we stopped at Libby’s Coffee Lounge.  I had an iced chai latte and the kids split an iced mocha, an açaí bowl.

4. Baking – this week I baked these Salted Pretzel Magic Bars from Half Baked Harvest. Sooo good – except the pretzels on top get soggy/stale, so next time I’d leave them off.

5. Buying – the kids have been back in school 4 days.  After the spring break they will be in 5 days.  I want them drinking more water and less sugary drinks, so I bought them these water bottles.  They come in a variety of different colors. The 9 oz. size is perfect because it fits in their lunch bags.  Hopefully, they won’t be dropped and dented too soon!

ICYMI this week on the blog:

Tuesday I shared where to give, donate and sell your unwanted items in Westchester County.

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Five on Friday {3-19-21}

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Happy Friday! I don’t love losing an hour of sleep with “Spring Ahead” but I do love that it’s light out later! I visited the chiropractor last Friday and discovered I have some major neck and spine issues going on.  I have to go 3x a week for adjustments for 12 weeks! I’m hoping this helps alleviate my pain issues.  Here are five from the past week: 

1. Eating – We visited a new to us bakery in Peekskill, Ty’s Bread Basket. One of the treats we enjoyed was this Oreo chocolate chip cookie. Yes it was as good as it looks! We also had a blueberry scone and a piece of carrot cake.

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2. Reading – This week I finished reading The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. It was an enjoyable suspense book with lots of twists! I’m currently reading an ARC of Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens.

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3. Watching – Last weekend we watched East Side Sushi on Netflix.  It’s about a Hispanic woman who tries to become a sushi chef. I enjoyed this movie a lot!  I also started watching The One on Netflix.  It’s very loosely based on the book by John Marrs that I read in the fall. I’ve only seen the first episode but am interested in watching the rest.

4. Baking – Wednesday night my daughter and I made Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day.  I used the recipe that my mom makes.  I’ve just never had to make it myself until now! We did a pretty good job and the recipe makes 3 loaves, so we froze some for another time.  

5. Buying – My daily bedtime routine includes lighting a candle and reading in bed before I go to sleep. I was in need of a new candle so I went to Marshall’s this weekend and bought this Scentsational Tangerine Guava one. It has a nice citrusy scent! 

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Five on Friday {Hello Weekend!}

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Hello Friday! So happy for the weekend! It’s been super crazy at work so I’m looking forward to some rest and relaxation! Here are five from the past week:  

1. Eating – Last weekend I took my daughter to the Jefferson Valley Mall to get sneakers and a new mouth guard because she’s playing on a field hockey league that starts this weekend. There are not many food options in the mall, but there are always some food trucks outside.  She saw this Mac and Cheese grilled cheese and had to try it.  I had a bite and it was really good!

Last weekend my husband and I also went on a lunch date to Little Drunken Chef in Mount Kisco. They have a large vegetarian menu and we enjoyed sharing some dishes including these mushroom ravioli. I know you can’t see them, but there were two giant mushroom ravioli under all those leeks, mushrooms and peas.

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2. Reading – I am finishing When I Was You by Amber Garza.  It’s a suspense/mystery with lots of twists. I’m enjoying it and should finish today. I have picked up so many books from the library over the past two weeks and I just got approved for a NetGalley book that I want to read….so not sure what I’ll be reading next.

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3. Watching – My husband and I have found a new show that we are watching together. We started the first season of Billions on Amazon last weekend and are one episode away from finishing it.  I know a week may not be a binge for some, but there are some weeks where I watch hardly any television! I have also started watching Ginny and Georgia (Netflix). My daughter binge watched the season in a couple of days (she’s a professional binge watcher, LOL!). I like being able to connect with her and try to read/watch some of the same stuff that she has.

4. Cooking – This week one of our favorite meals was this Pasta with Roasted Chickpeas, Cauliflower and Spinach

5. COVID Vaccine – Sunday I got my first dose of the COVID vaccine.  It took awhile for me to get on board with getting it, but I finally decided to do it. I want to be able to travel and allegedly, two weeks after you’ve gotten your second vaccine you don’t need to quarantine if exposed. 

ICYMI this week on the blog:

Wednesday I shared 5 Questions With Hudson Green.

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Five on Friday {Goodbye February}

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Five on Friday {Goodbye February}

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Happy Friday! The temps are rising to the 40’s and the sun has been out this week.  I can see signs that spring is finally on its way! Now that the temps are getting warmer I’d really like to do something outside this weekend. But it looks like it will be rainy both days. My daughter is volunteering at a Girl Scout event Saturday so we have to stay in the area. Otherwise, not sure yet what our weekend plans are. Here are five from the past week: 

1. 5 Wits- With all of the bad weather hopefully behind us, we had to get the kids out of the house.  Last weekend we took the kids to 5 Wits at the Palisades Center Mall. We chose the “Tomb” adventure and were tasked with trying to find a long forgotten Pharoah’s burial chamber and set his spirit free. My daughter is the only one in our family who had been to 5 Wits before.  There are three different adventures and Tomb was the only one that she hadn’t done, which is why we chose it.  We ended up with a score of 95/99 in 27 minutes!  It was a lot of fun and my 12 and almost 15 year old were the perfect ages to do this. We enjoyed this more than the escape the mystery room that we’ve done in the past.   

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2. Reading – This week I finished The Home Edit by Clea and Joanna.  I watched and loved the Netflix show.  The book had beautiful pictures but overall, I didn’t find it super helpful.  However, it did inspire some major cleaning and purging, which was much needed.  I’ve also started reading Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman.  My daughter watched the movie and read the book and recommended that I read it.  So far, it’s not my thing, but I’m trying to finish it since she recommended it.

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3. Watching – This weekend we had a family pizza/movie night and watched Over the Moon on Netflix.  It’s a Golden Globe nominee for animated film but none of us were impressed.

4. Cooking – This week one of our favorite meals were these Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas with White Beans and Broccoli which I served with a side of roasted broccoli. 

5. Sledding – Earlier this week my son met up with a friend to go sledding. We went snow tubing earlier this year, but he has not been sledding in years. A couple of years ago, we got him a foam sled similar to this one that has been gathering dust in our basement. He finally got to test it out this week, before all the snow melts this weekend! It was very fast! All the other kids sledding had similar sleds or snow tubes. I guess the flying saucers and plastic sleds are out?? He had a great time and I’m glad he finally got to use the sled!

ICYMI this week on the blog:

Tuesday I shared an updated post about Dinner Deals in Westchester County

Wednesday I shared Westchester County Family Dinner Deals.

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Five on Friday {Waiting for Spring}

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Five on Friday {Waiting For Spring}

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Hello Friday! It’s been another week of crazy weather here. I had Monday off but we stayed home because the weather wasn’t great.  Even though schools are closed this week, District office staff still have to work. But because of another snow storm, I got a snow day yesterday.

New York is used to snowy winters, so fortunately we are not experiencing what Texas is currently going through. My thoughts are with everyone without power and heat. I see posts of people with burst pipes and the state not being equipped to deal with the weather. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before (ha!), but I can’t wait for spring to arrive!

I am hoping to be able to get the kids out of the house this weekend.  Since they are off they have been staying up super late.  They both  got up around  2 pm on Tuesday!!  Here are five from the past week:  

1. Valentine’s Day – We don’t go crazy on Valentine’s Day.  But we did order a breakable chocolate heart from Jane Street Sweets for the kids. It was fun to break open and had lots of tasty treats inside. You can watch the Instagram reel of us breaking it here.

My daughter went to a friend’s Valentine’s Day gathering.  She brought some snacks but I also bought a pink rose grape juice and cherry 7 Up (pink bubbly drinks).  I sent her with enough champagne flutes for her and all her friends to enjoy their drinks in.

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2. Reading – I am about halfway through The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Kline.  It’s a fantasy book which I’m enjoying more than I thought I would!

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3. Watching – This week I started watching Tiny Pretty Things on Netflix.  It’s a YA drama about a ballet academy.  It’s alright and keeping me interested enough and again, based on a book! Yesterday, I also watched the Mars Rover Perseverance land on Mars. It was exciting to see it happen live.

4. Cooking – Last night I made the famous TikTok Feta Pasta.  It was pretty good and so easy to make.  Although the family decided that they like the Gigi Hadid TikTok pasta more.

I also made Pinch of Yum’s No-Knead bread to go with it because #carblover! 

5. Puzzle Time – My parents stopped by last weekend and my mom dropped off 4 more puzzles for me.  So with the day off Monday and a snow day yesterday, I’ve started this one.

6. Eureka Crate – My son got his last Eureka Crate last week.  He spent some time Wednesday working on the project – a pinball machine! He did it entirely on his own and it works! 

ICYMI this week on the blog:

Wednesday I shared my Hudson Valley Day Tripper Guide to Beacon.

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Five on Friday {No More Snow}

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Five on Friday {No More Snow!}

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Happy‌ ‌Friday!‌ ‌What‌ ‌a‌ ‌snowy‌ ‌week‌ ‌it‌ ‌has‌ ‌been!‌ ‌I’ve‌ ‌had‌ ‌two,‌ ‌2-hour‌ ‌delays‌ ‌and‌ ‌one‌ ‌snow‌ ‌day‌ ‌from‌ ‌work‌ ‌this‌ ‌week!‌ ‌ And there‌ ‌is‌ ‌more‌ ‌snow‌ ‌expected‌ ‌next‌ ‌week‌!‌ Tomorrow‌ ‌Dana‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌are‌ ‌picking‌ ‌up‌ ‌a‌ ‌treat‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌ordered‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌kids‌ ‌for‌ ‌Valentine’s‌ ‌Day.‌ ‌They‌ ‌have‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌next‌ ‌week‌ ‌off‌ ‌for‌ ‌their‌ ‌February‌ ‌break‌ ‌but‌ ‌I‌ ‌only‌ ‌have off‌ ‌Monday‌.‌ ‌Here‌ ‌are‌ ‌five‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌past‌ ‌week:‌

‌ ‌ ‌1‌.‌‌ ‌‌Eating‌ ‌-‌‌ ‌last‌ ‌weekend‌ ‌we‌ ‌drove‌ ‌down‌ ‌to‌ ‌Port‌ ‌Chester‌ ‌to‌ ‌support‌ ‌local‌ ‌restaurants.‌ ‌They‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌closed‌ ‌for‌ ‌indoor‌ ‌dining‌ ‌for‌ ‌quite‌ ‌some‌ ‌time‌ ‌and‌ ‌restaurants‌ ‌have‌ ‌lost‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌of‌ ‌business‌ ‌and‌ ‌some‌ ‌have‌ ‌even‌ ‌closed.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌We‌ ‌went‌ ‌to‌ ‌Mary‌ ‌Ann’s,‌ ‌a‌ ‌Mexican‌ ‌restaurant‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌enjoyed‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sabras‌ ‌combo‌ ‌plate‌ ‌which‌ ‌included‌ ‌a‌ ‌cheese‌ ‌relleno,‌ ‌a‌ ‌black‌ ‌bean‌ ‌enchilada‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌guacamole‌ ‌taco‌ ‌served‌ ‌with‌ ‌rice‌ ‌and‌ ‌beans.‌ ‌

 ‌Even‌ ‌though‌ ‌we‌ ‌were‌ ‌all‌ ‌stuffed,‌ ‌we‌ ‌went‌ ‌to‌ ‌Bona‌ ‌Bona‌ ‌ice‌ ‌cream‌ ‌and‌ ‌shared‌ ‌a‌ ‌cup‌ ‌of‌ ‌Holy‌ ‌Cannoli.‌ ‌So‌ ‌good!‌ ‌ 

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2.‌ ‌‌Reading‌ ‌‌-‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌finishing‌ ‌up‌ ‌Get‌ ‌Lucky‌ ‌by‌ ‌Katherine‌ ‌Center.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌her‌ ‌older‌ ‌books‌ ‌that‌ ‌I‌ ‌found‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌little‌ ‌free‌ ‌library‌ ‌bookshelf‌ ‌at‌ ‌work.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌been‌ ‌an‌ ‌enjoyable‌ ‌read‌ ‌but‌ ‌I‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌love‌ ‌it‌ ‌as‌ ‌much‌ ‌as‌ ‌I‌ ‌love‌ ‌her‌ ‌newer‌ ‌stuff.‌

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3.‌ ‌‌Watching‌‌ ‌-‌ ‌This‌ ‌week‌ ‌I‌ ‌started‌ ‌watching‌ ‌Virgin‌ ‌River‌ ‌on‌ ‌Netflix.‌ ‌I‌ ‌didn’t‌ ‌realize‌ ‌it‌ ‌was‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌book‌ ‌series‌ ‌by‌ ‌Robyn‌ ‌Carr.‌ ‌I‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌why‌ ‌I‌ ‌didn’t‌ ‌start‌ ‌this‌ ‌show‌ ‌sooner,‌ ‌since‌ ‌I’m‌ ‌really‌ ‌enjoying‌ ‌it!‌ ‌

 ‌4.‌ ‌‌Cooking‌ ‌‌-‌ ‌This‌ ‌week‌ ‌we’ve‌ ‌made‌ ‌so‌ ‌many‌ ‌tasty‌ ‌things!‌ ‌Super‌ ‌Bowl‌ ‌Sunday‌ ‌we‌ ‌made‌ ‌soft‌ ‌pretzels‌ ‌again. This time I also made ‌a‌ ‌beer‌ ‌cheese‌ ‌sauce‌ ‌to‌ ‌go‌ ‌with‌.‌ ‌ ‌

‌I‌ ‌also‌ ‌made‌ ‌homemade‌ ‌naan‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌snow‌ ‌day‌ ‌to‌ ‌go‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌20‌ ‌minute‌ ‌basil‌ ‌chickpea‌ ‌curry‌ we had for dinner.‌ ‌

‌Wednesday,‌ ‌my‌ ‌daughter‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌made‌ ‌everything‌ ‌bagel‌ ‌cheese‌ ‌balls‌ ‌after‌ ‌she‌ ‌saw‌ ‌them‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌TikTok‌ ‌cooking video.‌ ‌

‌ ‌5.‌ ‌‌Loving‌ ‌-‌‌ ‌I‌ ‌found‌ ‌this‌ ‌murder‌ ‌mystery‌ ‌puzzle‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌Salvation‌ ‌Army‌ ‌store‌ ‌in‌ ‌Port‌ ‌Chester.‌ ‌It‌ ‌was‌ ‌brand‌ ‌new‌ ‌and‌ ‌only‌ ‌cost‌ ‌me‌ ‌$2.70!‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌challenging‌ ‌since‌ ‌there’s‌ ‌no‌ ‌picture‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌you.‌ ‌But‌ ‌the‌ ‌finished‌ ‌puzzle‌ ‌should‌ ‌have‌ ‌clues‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌solve‌ ‌the‌ ‌mystery‌ ‌that‌ ‌was‌ ‌laid‌ ‌out‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌booklet‌ ‌that‌ ‌came‌ ‌with.‌ ‌I‌ ‌haven’t‌ ‌done‌ ‌a‌ ‌puzzle‌ ‌since‌ ‌the‌ ‌beginning‌ ‌of‌ ‌quarantine‌ ‌when‌ ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌doing‌ ‌so‌ ‌many!‌ ‌And‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌snow‌ ‌day‌ ‌and‌ ‌delays,‌ ‌this‌ ‌was‌ ‌a‌ ‌good‌ ‌week‌ ‌to‌ ‌start‌ ‌it!‌ ‌ ‌

ICYMI‌ ‌this‌ ‌week‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌blog:‌ ‌ ‌

Tuesday‌ ‌‌I‌ ‌shared‌ ‌my‌ ‌January‌ ‌2021‌ ‌Reads.‌ ‌ 

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