Monday

For the next few weeks, I have Mondays off while I’m working on Saturdays. While that might seem like a blessing, it often feels more like a curse. Almost all of my friends work  Monday-Friday jobs so the weekends are a challenge to plan until October. I’m either late to gatherings or can’t make it unless we do something on Sunday. The boyfriend usually just has to deal with me being a little cranky when we get together for the night. I’m trying to make my Mondays into something productive though. Yesterday, I kept myself busy by doing a whole bunch of things that I said I was going to do with my days off this summer. Check it out.

Cooking

I rarely eat breakfast but this morning I made myself fall in a pancake. I’m talking apple cinnamon pancakes with apple butter. I followed a recipe from a shop that my family loves in North Conway, New Hampshire and then modified it a bit by adding chopped apples and a splash of cider to the mix. It turned out so good!

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

After running some errands, I packed up the dog and went over to one of our favorite walking spots around the local reservoir. Fall was already making its first appearances as we got to the back part of the trail system.

Sweet Tooth

Okay, giving my sweet tooth what it wants isn’t what I should be doing but I really wanted a chocolate milkshake so I made one from scratch. So good! Along with this sweet beverage, I made a tiramisu no-bake cheesecake for my family. To be fair though, I’ve never had a lot of luck with no-bake cheesecakes.

Tidy Up

One of my monthly activities lately has been doing a deep clean of my room and purge clothing and other items that I don’t want/use any more that are in good enough condition to donate. At the moment, I have three bags worth of clothes to donate that include items that’ll be in demand in a few months as we move into fall and winter. I have sweaters, a winter jacket, fleeces, dresses, some nice purses, and some other items that I hope find a good home with someone who needs them.

What do you go with your days off? Let me know in the comments!

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