After a lovely hour of extra sleep this morning, I spent the day working on my “mommy list”. It’s the list of things I want to do while I have company.

Shopping:

We started with Michaels to look for a new agenda, but boy were they expensive!!! I liked the looks of the create your own ones, but forget it at that price!

I had a look at Pomme while we were over that way and picked up a few new things to try. I had a tough time resisting the coco whip and the umaluma ice cream!

We then hit Walmart where I found a great planner for $17:). It’s not perfect as it is bigger than I wanted, but I liked that it gave me a monthly view and a weekly view and had lots of pages at the back for notes. It ended up being a Blue Sky planner which was recommended to me by Maureen. I even liked the simple black and white cover of this journal so it will look professional in my meetings too.

Well other than getting a journal, a tensor bandage to replace one Brenda has given me and mascara, I didn’t get a lot accomplished today.

We did have a very yummy lunch at a local pub:)

App:

I am on the hunt now for an app that would allow both my mom and I to see the list for when she is home and add to it. If anyone knows of a good one, please let me know!

Cooking:

I got busy and made my granola bars for the week. I used the same recipe, but changed it up a bit.

2 eggs

1/2 cup brown sugar (decreased from one cup in the recipe)

1 1/2 cups oats

1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup raisins

1/4 cup coconut

1/3 cup dried blueberries

1/3 cup mini marshmallows.

Spread in a small cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 30 mins. Let cool and then cut into bars.

They definitely smell good, so hopefully they taste good too!

Reading:

I finished another NetGalley book, Christmas Comes to Snowfall by Erika Marks.

This is the story of Maggie Iverson, a website designer who comes to Snowfall to redo the town’s website in order to improve the town’s tourism. She meets Alden Marshall, the town vet, right away. They end up spending lots of time exploring what the town offers, but only as friends.

I really enjoyed this novel. The story takes place over a week, but somehow the pacing seemed perfect and not rushed. The characters don’t see each other every day, but the time they have together counts. Perhaps it is because they spend the time together as just friends.

The town characters are wonderful. I loved the matchmaker who is unabashed about what she is doing and is obviously successful. It was nice though that the town is realistic in that there are curmudgeons and grouches too.

The ending of this book was lovely! Both characters grow and it is that growth that allows them to come together in such a sweet scene.

It is a wonderful book to put you in the mood for Christmas!

Thank you to Erika Marks, the publisher and NetGalley for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

knitting:

Did a bit more on my 22.5 Degrees scarf. I think this scarf is taking me longer than most sweaters do!

Socializing:

I met up with two friends and their kids to take in another Halloween event tonight. We did a local haunted house. It wasn’t very much, but very hands on. It was perfect for the youngest kid we had with us and me🤣. Hopefully next year we can graduate to the real haunted house that is near us. Unfortunately it was pouring the whole time we were there:(

We ended the night with wine at their house and it was lovely!

Now I’m off to bed as I have to run in the morning.

Have fun!

AJ

20 thoughts on “The List

  1. if you use google/gmail then you can start a google doc that both of you can edit. Richard and I exclusively use google for pretty much everything. we have our google calendars linked so we both see what is planned. We use google docs to share lists and things between the two of us. you can also use google keep and share that as well

  2. I want to go to a haunted house, but need a kid to take with me! LOL I might look silly going by myself. We did do a cemetery tour today that talked about the famous and infamous people buried there. It was interesting. Planning to do a guided ghost tour downtown soon.

    1. Oh that would be so cool!!! I need a kid to go with me so I don’t get so scared! I saw lots of adults without kids at the glow even though.

  3. The two apps I have used for shopping are “Remember the Milk” and “Out of Milk”. Both are very good. I have a favorite planner that I can only find at Wal-Mart. It is academic and has monthly, weekly and daily views. It is about $20! Can’t beat it.

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