Sunday, August 30, 2020

Cooler Weekend


Raisin Bran Muffins

The past couple of days have been cooler than normal and last night, I decided that it was cool enough to do a little baking!  I have been wanting some muffins so, I baked a batch.  I used my basic muffin recipe, but, added a handful of raisin bran cereal to the batter to make what I am calling raisin bran muffins.  I had two of them, warm from the oven, last night and had one for my breakfast, today.  

Today, I spent the morning chatting on the phone with a friend, neighbor T, and one of my cousins.  Cousin asked if I had some chicken broth to give to her daughter who has been unwell since Friday and I took some over to her.  Later in the evening, I chatted with friend R.

In the afternoon, I vacuumed, did a load of laundry (kitchen rug, bath mats, Dancer's towels, etc.), and mopped the kitchen and my bathroom.  It's been a long time since I felt energetic enough to both vacuum and mop in one day!  I was happy!  I will be starting the new month with a clean house!  

I practiced the piano in the evening.  

Today, I am grateful for:

  • The cooler weather
  • Freshly baked muffins
  • Getting the housework done
  • Being able to take the broth to my cousin
  • Phone calls with friends
My joyful activity today was playing the piano.

Monday's To Do List:
- Change bed sheets
- Load of laundry (bed sheets/towels)
- Dust living room & dining area
- Clean the fridge
- Take trash cans to the curb for Tuesday trash pick up
- Practice the piano
- Piano lesson
- Pay the gas bill
- Cook the chicken that is thawing

How was your weekend?  What are your plans for Monday?


  1. I'm so happy for you that you've gotten a break in the weather. Did you ever turn on your air conditioner?

    1. Thank you, although I've been bundling up in the mornings because, well, at 72F inside the house, I am cold! LOL! No, I haven't used the air conditioner, at all (only turned it on on the day it was put in to make sure it still worked!). It is supposed to warm up, again, towards the end of this week, though, so, maybe I'll use it, then.

  2. Your muffins look yummy and it sounds like a nice productive day! I already have a quiche in the oven for us for breakfast/brunch and a load of clothes washing. After brunch I have to remember to run the dishwasher and then sweep (we have tile floors in all the main areas), clean the guest bathroom and making patty melts and sweet potato fries for dinner. That about covers it for today. Have a great week! :)

    1. Thank you, Martha. Sounds like you have a busy day, ahead of you! Enjoy your day. :)

  3. I need to make those muffins. ❤️

    1. I hope you will; they turned out really well, although, if I make them again, I'll add more raisins. :)

  4. Oh my goodness, as soon as I saw the photo of those blog-worthy muffins I wanted to grab one!

    No mouse today. Off to tackle my list of chores now.

    1. Oh, I wish I could share some with you, Bushlady, and enjoy them over a cup of tea. :)

      Yay, no mouse! Maybe you've caught the last of them! Hope you have a lovely day.

  5. Those muffins look very tasty and I'm not sure I could stop at one! You had a very productive day and tomorrow sounds like it will be as well.

    I've started my staycation so no housework for me today. It didn't quite go according to plan but I've been out and enjoyed myself and that's all that matters!

    1. Thank you! I do admit that I had a couple of muffins later in the day!

      I am very pleased with what I was able to accomplish, yesterday. Today's piano lesson was postponed for tomorrow, but, that's OK.

      I'm sorry things didn't go quite according to plan on the first day of your staycation, but, you've been out and enjoyed yourself. As you've said, that's what matters. :)

  6. Those muffins look delicious and you definitely deserve them after all your cleaning efforts. X


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