Happy Monday!  I’m grateful for a nice weekend.  There was some much needed rain yesterday for which I am thankful.  And we started the weekend off (on Saturday) with a nice hike at the local battlefield.  It was such a pretty day!  That evening, we went to an outdoor shopping/dining plaza area that we like.  There must be an actual name for such places but I have no idea what it might be.  Nevertheless, it is not a mall (indoors) but rather an “urban shopping center” (yes, I grabbed that from the internet) with upscale shops – small and large – and a huge selection of restaurants.  There is also an organic grocery store which is the main reason we headed there.  I love browsing small grocery stores….and am totally turning into my mother!  She loved all grocery stores!

Most of the restaurants have outdoor seating – which are usually full with long waitlists – but we were able to get a table just next to the patio at BarTaco.  The tacos are ordered a la carte and the menu is really just tacos (very unique tacos) and/or rice bowls.  Interesting concept.  We had never been there but we will go back….simple but tasty.  And plenty of vegetarian options:)

Our week ahead includes scripture assembly at church (this morning) and we will celebrate our anniversary as well (on Wednesday).  I think we are planning to head downtown.  One more reason to eat well – lol!!  September always tends to be a challenging month with the scale:)  We still have two birthdays to remember/celebrate.  I’m okay with that!  What plans do you have for the week?  I hope it is a blessed one…and I hope you will come back later in the week.

 

9 Replies to “Good Monday Morning 9.12.22”

  1. Those pictures of the country are beautiful! That must have been at the battlefield you visited. It sounds like it’s going to be a great week! Happy early anniversary! It’ll be fun to go downtown for that night. We like to do that same kind of thing. I’m glad you had a nice weekend, my friend!

  2. I hope you have a very Happy Anniversary… you are a such wonderful couple and dear people … we love you !
    …you always do such nice fun things
    …this weekend we were doing a little at a time cleaning up and trimming things back for the fall
    … we had a nice prayer meeting this weekend with special speakers … and we have been helping Andrew get more settled in … Ken and Andrew enjoyed football on Sunday after church and i did a lot of chilling
    …over all a nice weekend too

  3. Your weekend sounds lovely! We have a couple of those shopping complexes (they’re referred to as a mixed use shopping center here) fairly close to us. It’s fun to go to them every once in a while. Glad you were able to snag a seat at a restaurant there. Tacos sure sound yummy! Happy anniversary to you guys. I’m sure you’ll eat somewhere amazing. Glad you got some much needed rain- we got plenty here too. Have a great week!

    1. The rain was much needed….and I am amazed at how much the grass has greened up with just one heavy rain! It looks so much better!

  4. Hello, I am wondering what battlefield you live near. I am thinking that it must be a Civil War battlefield. Gettysburg, perhaps? My husband and I use to visit Civil War battlefields when we lived in the midwest. Happy anniversary to you on Wednesday. I hope you have a wonderful week. 🙂

    1. We were actually at the Manassas Battlefield. We have been to Gettysburg but Manassas is, literally, in our backyard!!:)

  5. Happy anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful celebration. We got some much needed rain this weekend (and so far this week!) too.

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