Menu Plan Monday: Easter Week

Welcome to Menu Plan Monday! Here, spring break has just wrapped up. The weather wasn’t very springlike, unfortunately, until yesterday when things improved. Youngest daughter visited Washington DC with her band and enjoyed that. We also visited a few sites close to home on Saturday, one being the Sunken Gardens shown above, in an old […]

Menu Plan Monday 3/27/17

We have a new pet at our house this week! She is an early birthday present for daughter #3, in response to pleas that have come for a long time. The new bunny, Hazel, is on the left. We adopted her from the local shelter and she is really sweet so far. Next to her […]

Menu Plan Monday 3-20-17

Happy Monday to all you Menu Plan Monday friends 🙂 I have had a busy week, so I hope you’re up for several photos. Up at the top, that’s the pie I made for Pi Day last week. I was going to go with basic apple, but daughter #3 requested Black Forest Cherry Chocolate pie. […]

Menu Plan Monday 3/13/17

Happy Monday to all you readers. It was a good week here, with a weekend visit to a ballet where my sister lives. The inside of the theatre is interesting: It was built in 1929 and looks like a Spanish village. This coming weekend, another ballet with daughter #2. This one is local, Swan Lake. […]

Menu Plan Monday 3/6/17

Happy Menu Plan Monday, everyone! I usually write these posts on Sunday afternoon, but things got away from me and it’s Sunday evening, almost time for the Victoria finale on PBS. Are you watching? The girls and I are enjoying it. It’s been a busy weekend with some dog-sitting for a friend, accompanying a student […]

Menu Plan Monday 2/28/17

Happy menu plan Monday to all you friends in internet land. The picture shows my Saturday — traveling to the state capital for state solo contest, where I played piano for three students. There’s always so much chaos, excitement, and energy around these contests. People happy. People sad. People hurrying. Hot rooms. Cold rooms. More […]

Menu Plan Monday 2/20/17

What a great weekend of weather we have had — it was in the mid 60s! I walked our entire neighborhood each day of the weekend. I couldn’t believe it. It felt like May or June instead of February. My only worry is that a week of this (as is expected) may trick flowers and […]

Menu Plan Monday 2/6/17

Happy Monday to all you readers out there! How was your weekend? My accompanying for band solo contest is over, and the day was a lot of fun. Really, I think if I could choose my perfect job at this point in my life, it would be playing for kids at contest every day. Of […]

Menu Plan Monday 1/30/17

Happy Menu Plan Monday! We’ve arrived at what I call “ISSMA week” here. I’m accompanying nine students for ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) solo contest at a local high school. For the past few weeks, I’ve practiced with those kids. They range from grades 6 to 12 and play saxophone, French horn, trumpet, and […]