Weekend Wrap-Up

I wasted spent an awful lot of time redesigning both of my blogs this weekend. Sometimes I just get a hair, and have to switch things up. So, if something seems wonky while you're reading, please let me know so I can go back and readjust. Now if I could just figure out how to change how the "comments" look to make it more visible, I'll be set! I'd like to add a signature, but the instructions I found didn't work. I've put an emergency email in to someone who designs blogs, so hopefully she can help me out!
This is what my speech blog looks like:
I even managed to find the digital paper for the background and put it on my blog with just a little help from a tutorial that I found online!
My plan for the weekend was to be quiet and catch up on tv. Weeeell, football was on.  More specifically, UT (THE UT...Tennessee) was on. I did pretty well not yelling. (I was working on the blogs, remember?) 
I went to Mass with Daddy on Saturday night. There is a man in the parish whose wife died last week. My heart just goes out to him so much. He was also married for 61 years, just like my parents. I asked him if there was anything he needed, and he said, "I just miss her so much." I'm not sure how long they have lived here, and I'm not sure if he has family here. 
Sunday morning I printed out some school material, then went with Daddy out to the cemetery. After I got back, CH & I went to look for a tent for our upcoming trip to The Keys. It looks like at least 1 of the boys and his girlfriend will be coming along, and the tent we had needs to be replaced. We didn't have any luck with that, but we did manage to enjoy a nice ride through the mountains on our way home:
 We went by a few alpine coasters that were either in operation, or are in the process of being built. When I was in Austria in 2013, we went on one of these, and it was SO.MUCH.FUN! This one is called Goats on the Roof, and there are, just not today. After looking at the website, the coaster may not be part of it.
 One thing I love about riding around the area in the fall is all of the decorations:

 Since the traffic getting back to the interstate was horrendous (I was glad we saw it on the way in), we took the backroads home:
 We stopped to take a few pictures:

We usually eat Mexican on Sunday evenings, but we opted to just eat something at home. That gave me time to do a little baking:
Easy-peasie 2 ingredient pumpkin spice muffins (made with pumpkin & spice cake mix...that's IT! Thanks, Patty!) for breakfast this week, and brownies for CH & the custodian. Now to make sure I remember to take some to school tomorrow!
We got a text from the principal at my new/old school yesterday morning:
It's the little things that make us happy!


  1. WHAT? Just pumpkin & spice cake mix... & then what? Bake for what & how long? I love easy things like that!

  2. Finding contentment in the little things is a gift. Good for you!

  3. I like the new blog look! I never heard of an alpine coaster, interesting! Sounded like a nice weekend!


  4. I'm liking the new look around here. Sorry just chiming in. Delayed in my reading, but you know how that goes some times :)

    You know, when I'm busy and crazy here, I live vicariously through you! LOL

    I need to make those muffins! Still a bit warm here though.

  5. Your blog looks great! Maybe your dad could become friends with this man you meet. Love the pictures you took. I've made those cookies and we all loved them. Have a great week ahead.


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