This hasn't been a good week for me. After saying goodbye to my sweet Beefy boy on Monday I've just been so sad. I still expect to see him following me around like my little shadow, or in one of his favorite spots around the house, sleeping upside down with his little tail wagging like crazy while he dreams like he always did. It was one of the cutest things I've ever seen.
My kitty Nugget is so sad too, he misses his brother. He roams around from room to room looking for Beefy and meowing so pathetically that he sounds like he's crying, of course that makes me want to cry too. He's not eating well either, and he normally has a big appetite. One more thing on the list to worry about.
Working in my storage room for my 30 day challenge for this month came to a halt on Monday too. I've tried to get out there a couple of times since then but I've just been too distracted and do more standing and staring at things than any actual work. Hopefully I can get back to that next week, but I'm not going to push myself right now. If I need more time, I'll take it.
We did finally get some much needed rain this week. Several nights in a row we had booming thunderstorms in the middle of the night that were so loud they actually woke me up - and I'm a super heavy sleeper, nothing ever wakes me up!
I've still been cooking from what I had in the freezer as part of my empty the freezer for hurricane season plan. There are still a few things left which I'm incorporating in the menu plan for the upcoming week...
Sunday - Father's Day brunch buffet - Bacon cheddar quiche, veggie quiche, fresh fruit salad, blueberry muffins, mini bagels, smoked salmon, assorted cream cheeses, and champagne or mimosa.
Monday - London Broil (half), Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes, roasted asparagus
Tuesday - Leftovers
Wednesday - Pioneer Woman's Spicy Shrimp with fresh French bread and side salads. If you like shrimp, try this recipe if you haven't already. I used to make this often for casual dining when we had company. Everyone I've ever made it for has loved it and asked for the recipe. It's really good and so quick and easy.
Thursday - Grilled thick cut bone in porkchops with veggie skewers
Friday - Cuban take out (youngest son's birthday request) and I'll bake his favorite homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
Saturday - Leftovers
The highlight of the upcoming week will be having the whole family together for both Father's Day tomorrow and my son's birthday on Friday.
How about you, how has your week been? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend or the upcoming week? Are things getting a bit more back to normal in your little corner of the world?
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Now I'm off to do a little cleaning, bake the muffins, make the fruit salad, and prep everything else for our brunch tomorrow.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, and wishing each and every one of you a fantastic weekend and a great week ahead. :)