I finally felt well enough to take the husky for a quick hike yesterday. I didn’t feel like driving far so we did one of the trails at Dana Peak. You guys, it’s taken years and years and years but I can finally let her off leash (when no one else is around, of course) and she doesn’t take off.
I get asked a lot if she hates Texas and uhh, I think she loves it.
This week’s menu plan is super summery and delicious. Enjoy!
Cajun Shrimp and Grits is perfect for brunch or a date night in. Spicy shrimp on top of cheesy grits with a little bacon thrown in – and it’s all ready in less than 30 minutes!
Can you believe it’s already Mother’s Day weekend?!
My kids are with their dad this weekend and I love them dearly but a weekend alone is exactly what I want for Mother’s Day.
It’s no secret that this year has been tough. It’s been me and the boys for most of it. Just us. In Texas. Far from our family.
But we’ve made the best of it and spent a lot of time adventuring around. We’ve had beignets in New Orleans and then went back again to catch beads at Mardi Gras. We went home and spent some time at my favorite beach and then spent 4th of July at my parents’ house. We’ve hiked all of Central Texas, we jumped in Lake Charles when it was way to cold to be jumping in Lake Charles, we’ve had tacos in every city we’ve traveled through, and they even had their first Uber ride when the Jeep died on us once last summer.
It’s easily been the most fun year of my life but also the most difficult.
I have had many a nervous breakdowns when, for example, I’m an hour away for work and I get a call saying that somebody needs a change of clothes and if they don’t have it in 30 minutes, they have to notify so-and-so. I was full-on sobbing into the phone and the poor girl took pity on me and found clothes from around the school for my kid to wear. He looked like a mess but whatever.
Then there was that one time the MPs brought one of my kids home for throwing mud.
I’ve cried in the school counselor’s office more times than I can count on all my fingers and toes.
And we won’t even talk about how much I’ve spent on babysitters this year.
How was the weekend? Mine was fantastic. The boys were gone with their dad and I had every intention of working all weekend and taking the husky for a forever long hike buuuuut that didn’t work out. I did, however, have this Peach Blueberry Crisp to pick at while I caught up on everything last night so it wasn’t too bad.