A Look At Our Week
Just a normal week around here, not anything special happening. We are preparing for a visit from my guy’s sister and brother-in-law for one night next week when they stop by on their way home from Florida. We are excited, we love company!
On our “stay home” days we entertain ourselves by watching the animals in the yard. I hope neither of us ever loses the feeling of excitement we get when we see them. We have bunnies and groundhogs that live under a building that will come out into the backyard. Deer and turkey will graze in the pasture. Many beautiful birds have been enjoying my bird feeder. I think I may have finally figured out how to keep the other animals off of the feeder! We love to stand at the sliding glass door and announce what we see.
We received a special package this week. A thank you gift from my guy’s niece! It is a framed map from the Grayson Highlands hike we did while she was visiting. She decorated the map with an awesome quote. We love it and found a place on the wall to showcase our new treasure!
Sunday was a beautiful day! We decided it was much too pretty to stay inside all day. We set out to hike Elk Knob Trail. I completed this 4 mile hike when we first moved here and have been unable to complete it since then. I would make it halfway and then wait as my guy finisigsd it. Well, I made it all the way to the top this time! My guy went ahead as I stopped and rested way too much for him, but I still made it!
Thursday we went on a solo hike/walk. I did 3 miles on Goose Creek Trail that goes through the city and my guy did a 10 mile hike on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Friday we hiked the Laurel Creek Trail. It was amazing to see the damage from the recent flooding. It was another beautiful day!
House Hunting News
Wednesday was house touring day with our new realtor. We had three houses in Mountain City that we were interested in viewing. We also wanted to ask our realtor about seeing a house we had toured on our last touring day again, but this time perhaps bring a contractor with us to discuss possible renovations and get an estimate. This was the property that my guy really liked and the house that I felt was “meh”, but I’m open to making changes!
Two of the houses we saw had perfect layouts but both had major water/leaking issues. One with a flooded finished basement and the other with water stains down the hallway wall, and neither with any deduction in price for these issues! Next! The third house was the least favorite of the day and the lot was not impressive. Next!
We are now waiting for our realtor to set up for us to return to the house I mentioned earlier with a contractor.
What’s for Dinner?
Beef tenderloin, baked potato and tossed salad was on the menu for Monday evening! Yummy!
I also experimented with a “healthy cookie” recipe I had found. It falls under the “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” category!
I have been curious to try a spaghetti squash meal and when my guy’s niece was here she mentioned how good they were. So spaghetti squash chicken parmesan was on the menu for Friday night! Delicious! I can’t wait to try some other spaghetti squash recipes!
I also cooked a turkey breast to use for sandwiches. We have a hike planned today and will pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after our hike.
Busy Hands & Busy Minds
Finished up another dish cloth and started and finished another baby blanket this week! I am so in love with this blanket and yarn! Beautiful and so very soft!
I keep check on my living room garden, making sure that my seeds and seedlings are well watered. You have no idea my level of excitement when I saw the first sprout reaching up through the soil.
How could one possibly make selfies even sappier? With matching hiking outfits of course!
Have a great week! XOXO