Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Good Day

Sundays....love them.. Today was a warm clear day in central North Carolina. I got up early and met Myra (Gr8dame's Place Blog) for an early breakfast. It was great to catch up on everything going on in our lives...family, crafting, cooking, reading, all that fun girl stuff.
Myra gifted me with this lovely table mat she made. If you hop over to her blog you can see a post about this sewing that she has been doing.



I love green and I am thrilled with this. It is now on the table next to my stitching chair. The jar of chocolate was a little treat for Valentine's Day. Yum!
Myra went on to run some errands and Rich and I went for a short hike. I am glad that we are both feeling well enough to get out some. Our pace was not up to our normal speed and we did not hike as far as we normally do but it was great to be outside.



Downed trees over the winter...


On top of the ridge... These rocks remind me of the spikes along the back of a stegosaurus . Soon the trees will start to leaf out and spring will be here.
The afternoon was spent with some housework and a lot of food prep for the upcoming week.


The top pic is salad for dinner tonight with red onion, celery, cucumber, tomato, grilled chicken and feta. The middle pic is banana bread for Rich, he takes a slice for his lunch daily. The bottom is chili, Rich will use some to make nachos tomorrow night and we will have some for dinner later in the week. I also made a batch of Skinnytaste spaghetti squash, spinach and cheese casserole. I will take this for lunch during the week, I love something warm for lunch. I feel like I will be eating healthy this week.
So now it is time to watch the red carpet and the start of the Oscars and maybe put some stitches in.
If you are in the path of the upcoming storm be safe my friends. Thanks for stopping by, your visits and comments mean so much.

Chris

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22 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

How nice you got to catch up with Myra. I like the mat. So glad you are better Chris.

bonnie said...

it was indeed a beautiful day in nc,just a little windy,and the mat is very nice!!!

Margaret said...

So nice to see you doing normal things again! Hooray for catching up with Myra too!

Dee said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hiking in the woods always makes me feel more energized.

Faye said...

I know it was good to see Myra.... AND, to finally get our for some fresh air!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Flag you're both feeling better! Myra is a sweet gal! Darling mat!

Barb said...

I'm glad you both felt well enough for a nice walk. It looks like you will be eating very well this week!

Mouse said...

ooo lovely you got to catch up and have a good natter ... love the wee mat Myra made for you :)
nice walk but what really got me was the banana bread ...lol any left for a wee mouse ??? heheheh love mouse xxxxx

butterfly said...

How lovely to spend some girl time with Myra, and what a beautiful gift she made for you.
Happy to see you are up and running now, and oh what lovely food, wishing you a good week. hugs.

Annette-California said...

What a lovely day you had and meeting up with Myra. I watched the Oscars and stitched too. Lovely foods you prepared. Glad you both are feeling better and got to go out for the day.
love Annette

Julie said...

A lovely mat made by Myra.
Fresh air and a walk, great way to kill off any remaining germs.

Bonnie said...

Myra has done it again. She is so talented. Glad u are feeling better. I enjoyed your pics. Now I am hungry lol.

Sherry said...

How neat you and Myra live close enough to visit! I do miss that area. I love the table quilt! Beautiful colors! We had a nice day too yesterday. Today they say we may get sleet! Going to pull out the sweatshirt again!

Vickie said...

So nice to be caught up with you. Glad you two are feeling well enough to hike a bit.

Anna van Schurman said...

Oh! I love that Skinny Taste Spaghetti Squash. When can I come for lunch? :)

Shirlee said...

A lovely gift from Myra my friend! I don't think there's anything she can't do : )

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Very cool table mat! Glad that you two are feeling better.

Carol said...

Looks like you had a full, but fun day, Chris. How nice to visit with Myra again and what a nice gift she made for you. I'm so impressed that you did so much cooking ahead of time for the week--you will definitely be eating healthy! Good for you :)

Myra said...

You weren't kidding when you said you were gonna cook. Everything looks yummy. I am glad you felt well enough for a hike. Enjoy your little quilt my friend!

Andrea said...

Good to hear you feel well enough to get out and about.

Beth said...

Very productive weekend. You are so organized with your meal plans.

Brigitte said...

So great that you are feeling a lot better by now. Being outside seems to have a positive impact on the body and it's good that you are able to hike again.
Great little mat that Myra made for you.