Well, sort of healthy. G did stay home from school today. However, I’m excited to be feeling human again after battling an infection all weekend. Perhaps I’ll actually accomplish something this week.
Excited to be joining in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom and her weekly link up for this last week of summer. Time to get to the categories and start planning.
The Weather In My Neck Of The Woods
Red hot! Well, for all the Chiefs fans anyway. It is going to be hot, true summer weather for the last week of the season. Supposed to feel like 90 today. Then, Friday, just before fall, down to 79 degrees we go with chances of rain. Even though we need it, I do hope the rain is minimal on Saturday as it’s the marching band’s first competition of the season.
Things That Make Me Happy
Stepping out on the front porch during the early morning hours and hearing the high school marching band as they practice.
Book I’m Reading
So I went from reading about foreign policy to reading: Staying Stylish: Cultivating A Confident Look, Style, and Attitude by Candace Cameron Bure. It’s light, fun, and I’m almost finished with it. I pulled it from the library since they didn’t have her title from my 18 for 2018 book list.
What’s On My TV Today
Depends on my energy level. I’d prefer to get things done instead of giving in to the call of Netflix (let’s just say I watched a lot on Friday and Saturday…) I do plan to perhaps watch The Emmy’s tonight. Love seeing all the pretty dresses.
On The Menu For Dinner
Great question! Really wish I had a good answer. Originally, I planned to try a new pizza place with the boys. However, my husband wanted pizza last night. Might also depend on when I get to the grocery store. Might try a ham and cheese crescent bake recipe since it’s just going to be the boys and myself tonight.
On The Menu This Week
MONDAY: Ham And Cheese Crescent Bake
TUESDAY: Chicken legs, salad (carry over) *G has early morning band* *I have Bunco*
WEDNESDAY: Pork chops, sweet potatoes *G has early morning band*
THURSDAY: BLT’s, French Fries *G has evening band practice*
FRIDAY: Roast in the crock pot (carry over)
On My To-Do List
- Usual Monday things: clean out fridge, grocery store, laundry
- Pay bills
- Clean out freezer
- Go through summer clothes, set aside things I haven’t worn
- Send a few e-mails
New Recipe I Tried Or Want Try Soon
I made the bread pudding last week. Wasn’t as much of a hit as I’d hoped it would be. However, I also stumbled across a recipe for French Vanilla Wafers in my mom’s recipe box. Those were a hit!
In The Craft Basket
I have a few ideas to add to my butterfly garden area. Hope to have something to show next week.
Looking Forward To
Getting a few things done around the house this week.
Tips And Tricks
I like knowing what’s going on the world but I don’t always get a chance to watch the world (or even the local news), somehow I stumbled across this daily e-mail of news stories called theSkimm.
It comes to my e-mail Monday through Friday and reading it feels sort of like skimming the headlines of the newspapers. Twice last week, it proved useful in helping me discuss current events. It’s nice to being able to say “Yes, I heard about that” to my teenager as well.
They have some sort of Skimm’bassador program if you refer 10 people, not sure what it’s all about though. If you want to help me find out, sign up by clicking here.
(If you don’t want to sign up under me or at all, no big deal. I’ll still be your friend!)
Lesson Learned The Past Few Days
Take the medicine to make yourself feel better. I had a bladder infection start on Thursday. Not sure I’ve ever had one prior, certainly blocked the memory if I did. I would not wish this ailment on my worst enemy! As someone with a pretty high pain tolerance, I thought I would just take the over the counter remedy, drink some cranberry juice, and tough it out.
That nonsense lasted one day. By Friday evening, I still felt bad enough to say “okay” when my husband said I should probably not go to the high school football game in the 90 degree heat. When I start agreeing with my husband, it’s time to take action! Saturday morning, I took myself to the urgent care and got a proper dose of antibiotics. The nurse practitioner told me the cranberry juice thing is a myth. So nice to feel human again. So thankful for modern medicine!
On My Mind
What a blessing it can be to live in a bigger city with options. I was able to go to an urgent care on a Saturday morning, just driving down the street and not wait until the start of the week or drive miles to another city. We have lots of choices of places to shop, eat, and entertain ourselves. Of course, we also have a fair amount of crime and because we live close to the Kansas state line, twice the political ads airing on TV (ugh!). Overall though I love where we live.
Quote For The Week
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh, and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36: 26)