Monday, January 30, 2012

Last Weekend of January Recap

Seriously?
January is already coming to an end?
~sigh~
We had a really nice weekend, and I have a few pictures to show for it.
♦ ♦ ♦

Mother Nature blessed us with some beautiful weather this past weekend and we took advantage of it by spending some time outside.

We finally gave up on the poor tree in our front yard and Doug spent some time on Saturday cutting it down. Our house sat vacant for a year before we purchased it, and none of the trees were watered during that time. We've been able to nurse the citrus trees back to life, but this poor guy just wasn't cutting it. I sat in a camping chair and watched Doug enjoy his time with the chain saw. {The whole thrill-of-a-chain-saw makes no sense to me, but Doug loves it!}
Doug cut the wood into smaller pieces, stacked it at the edge of our yard, and the next morning one of our neighbors knocked on our door to ask if we were giving it away. He needed firewood, we needed to get rid of it...everyone won {except for the tree}.

I know you're wondering about my garden... :o)  We're learning the lay of the land here. Turns out my little garden spot doesn't get a whole lot of direct sun this time of year, but the tomato plants are hanging in there.

My sweet father-in-law loves to go out for breakfast. Doug and I met him at San Marcos Resort Sunday morning for brunch.

This resort is 100 years old this year, and is the oldest hotel in Chandler, Arizona. In fact, the city of Chandler is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
I strolled around the grounds and took a few pictures {with my phone} while Doug and his dad took care of the tab. Beautiful setting!

Our bellies were full from such a large breakfast, but these bananas were calling my name. I made a batch of banana bread {with mini-chocolate chips} and took a loaf over to Carrie's house.

Carrie called to see if I wanted to come over and walk with her and Marcus-the-dog and I jumped at the chance. I hope she posts the photo she took as she got a really cool shadow shot. {My best shot pulls into Blogger upside down, so I'm sharing this one instead.}

And there you have it - a little recap of our lovely weekend.

On the agenda this week:
* Two physical therapy appointments {yes, I'm being a good girl and keeping up with them though it is not fun at all!!!};
* Taking an online skills assessment test for the employment agency I've registered with; and
* Packing and getting ready to fly to California on Friday to spend the weekend with my mom. Thanks so much to all of you who ask about my mom from time to time. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated so much! Team Teal is absolutely awesome!!!

Wishing each of you an amazing week ahead!
Peace out.

12 comments:

Marti said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I love going to the San Marcos. It is on the way to one of my favorite stamp stores. So whenever we do a road trip there, we always allow time for lunch.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a nice, relaxing weekend. Love the bougainvillea photograph. I also love going out to breakfast - rarely disappointed. I was just thinking of your mom the other day! Have a safe trip.
Rinda

Beverly said...

Lovely weekend recapped, I'll wear my Team Teal bracelet all weekend, I usually keep it on my desk with my prayer jouranl.

Sian said...

Best of luck with that employment agency :) I'll keep my fingers crossed they find you something great.

We could do with a little bit of that lovely sunshine here today

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

sounds like a great weekend deb! i love these recaps, catching up with a friend on monday mornings. you know we're keeping you and your mom in our prayers.

Mom said...

I absolutely want to go to San Marcos whether we eat or not! Lovely looking grounds! And your mom can not wait to see you this weekend! Thanks for the peek at your weekend--love Monday mornings for just that reason!

Thanks to all you Team Teal ladies out there for your prayers and support! So awesome you would take the time for a total stranger--my love to all of you!

See you Saturday, my darling! Love you! xo

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely sounding weekend,Deb....fingers crossed that the agency finds you the perfect job.

Amy said...

We are breakfast people here too - it came about origianally because that was the best time of day to go out with little people ... they manage a dinner these days!

I am pleased to hear you are keeping up with your appointments, good luck with the agency, I hope they manage to pair you with just the right placement!

traci said...

busy weekend. good luck with the job hunting and have a wonderful time with you mom.

Margaret said...

I saw that banana bread at Carrie's blog. Made me hungry.

Gail said...

Love the picture of bougainvillea and what a neat looking place the San Marcos looks like.

Carrie Rosalind said...

I'm just now seeing this post. I wish I had gotten to go to breakfast with you guys, but I'm glad that I got to go on a walk with you and that you brought over the banana bread that is long gone now. Please make more.

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