Mondays are so different for me now than when I had a full-time job. Before, I dreaded them. It meant the end of weekends. No more hopping around different bars, no more brunch, no more fun. Just work. But when you’re a stay-at-home mom with kids too young for school, Mondays are really no different than any other day.
Except that they still represent the start of a new week. Every Monday, I start out with “this week, I’ll eat better,” “this week I’ll practice yoga or exercise” or my favorite, “this week I won’t yell.”
And while I will probably still tell myself the same thing this week, I thought it would be fun to share what I have been doing instead of what I plan to do.
A couple weeks ago, we checked out the grand opening of the Ana Apple store and Greenhouse. Ana Apple is a kids clothing company based out of Sacramento – the clothes are adorable and the founder is awesome. She used the money she earned from the Calling All Dreamers competition to open her storefront, which also houses a workshop called The Greenhouse.
Also, I started a new challenge for the 100 Day Project where I would make something new every day for, you guessed it, 100 days. Of course I only did it for a few days then couldn’t keep up but I’m going to start again this week. Hopefully it will last longer this time.
Finally, we got to check out The Monk’s Cellar in Roseville for the first time last week. I wanted to go there for a beer (they brew their own) but we were intrigued with the handmade pretzels and mustard dip and we ended up getting burgers there too! I got a veggie burger and it was seriously delightful, not bland at all.
I’ve been trying to embrace Roseville and our area more, and this was definitely a good start. Vernon Street needs some more love, though.
Now, I’m planning a Mothers Day brunch, which means I need to work on my front and backyards from now until then. They need some tending to, for sure. I grabbed this Entertaining cookbook from my mom – one of the many cookbooks I have “borrowed” from her lately – and I’m getting some inspiration for the brunch.