I didn’t plan at all last week (well, I did know I needed to work for just a bit on Friday afternoon) and it was wonderful. Sometimes it can be very relaxing to take a break from all the non-stop weekly planning.
I didn’t even menu plan! Nor did I bother to go to the grocery store until this afternoon. We managed.
This week, however, I work a full-time schedule for the entire week and I know I am going to need a bit of a plan. I also know I’m going to be paying the price of staying up too late and sleeping in so much.
The Weather This Week
Nobody knows. It’s been HOT and sunny. It rained for five minutes perhaps today. They show storms for later tonight but they could go around us again. Highs in the low 90s tomorrow and then mostly in the mid-upper 80s. Not bad unless we factor in the humidity.
On My Reading Pile
I actually went to the library on Sunday! I have a non-fiction book about the Missouri River (for preschool), a fun picture book called Do Lions Live on Lily Pads (also for preschool), the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th books in The Giver quartet, Science Verse (something to torture my own children), Gretchen Rubin’s newest book, Better Than Before, and The Rose Society by Marie Lu all sitting on my reading pile.
On My TV
I was watching Tiny House Hunters on Netflix but it proved to be a rather short series with just 5 episodes. I also watched The Giver (thus the reason I decided to read the rest of the books in her series).
I plan on keeping it simple this week with a full work schedule. Of course, I also know the boys probably won’t bother to eat anything of true substance while on their own so I need to plan on dinners they will actually eat.
MONDAY: pork chops, potatoes, salad
TUESDAY: OUT for a family birthday (Pizza)
WEDNESDAY: Ribs in the slow cooker, corn on the cob
THURSDAY: Hamburgers, hot dogs, onion rings
FRIDAY: Chicken of some sort
- Get gift and card for family birthday party
- Clean bathrooms
- Fill out July wall calendar
- Clean out the car
- Probably tons more that I can’t remember
Nothing at the moment.
Looking Around the House
considering it is now Monday night, it doesn’t look too bad. The bathrooms still need cleaned but otherwise it just looks lived in today (as long as you don’t look too close).
From the Camera
Thought for the Week
In Your calm is your strength. (German Proverb)
(Found on Pinterest)
Don’t forget to go check out all the Happy Homemaker Monday posts over at Diary of A Stay At Home Mom. Many thanks to Sandra for hosting.