I know Mondays always feel a little rough after a good weekend, but I hope you all feel as prepared for this week as I do. I was semi-here semi-not last week as I dealt with some personal things that came up midweek. I'm happy to report that things are going well and this weekend as a blessing disguised as a giant tropical storm. But before I get there....
I worked Saturday morning and then drove up to Orlando to downtown Disney (you know, the most magical place on earth) to finally meet face-to-face with my blog friend turned text friend turned faithful prayer warrior and now finally real life friend: Kate!
Kate is precious and was so sweet to work me into her work trip/family time and let me join them for dinner on Saturday night. It was so fun to finally meet her and I loved her even more than I thought I would, as well as the rest of the clan! Hopefully it was the first of many meetings we'll have - maybe the next one in Pittsburgh when I head there for work later this year!
As my local readers know Tampa has fallen victim to Tropical Storm Debby. I feel very blessed to report that my area of Tampa while in a constant state of water works seems to have survived well. There were tornadoes in many surrounding areas but none that hit the south part of Tampa and I was actually able to enjoy a peaceful Sunday at home as a result.
I caught up on 5 loads of laundry, cleaned up my house from a busy week, and managed to bake a few loaves of bread for friends and neighbors as well as pan of brownies by request. I spent much of the day in my pajamas and ventured across the street to lunch with some of my neighbors (I literally have the best neighbors in the world). I took them homemade bread AND I tried a Pinterest recipe for Texas Roadhouse's cinnamon butter. It was a hit!
The one and only time I left my house by car all day (due to flooding) was to run to Target for new laundry baskets and a fresh stash of movies. I wrapped up the night with a laundry folding party and the movie Bride Wars.
I really enjoyed it! I like both the actresses in it (though Anne and I had a falling out after all the nudey scenes in Love and Other Drugs - eck).
(my Sunday night)
I also got to spend some time reading, which you all know I love. I'll share later this week what's been going on in reading world.
Hope you all had a safe weekend and I'm grateful the Lord kept my Tampa blogger friends safe throughout a crazy storm!