It’s been a while since I’ve been up before 8:00a.m. with a quiet house all to myself and not needing to rush off to work. Band camp started this week for my oldest son and I’m still debating whether or not I would like to just go back to bed.
I do need to get caught up on some computer things so I will use my time today to do that including writing my Happy Homemaker Monday post. It may take a few more cups of coffee for coherent sentences…
The Weather This Week
Thankfully, not quite as hot and chances of rain. It rained and thunder-stormed overnight which brought the temperatures down a bit. We’ll have to wait and see how much it brings the humidity up though. It’s supposed to be in the mid-high 80s all week with intermittent rain chances.
On My Reading Pile
I’m still working my way through Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better Than Before, Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. All my library books came up overdue and I really wanted to read this so I went ahead and renewed it (and took the others back!). I am finding it interesting and somewhat insightful.
When I took my library books back I also picked up a book that caught my eye in the young adult section. Same But Different, Teen Life on the Autism Express. It was a quick and interesting read. The book is written by Holly Robinson Peete and her twins, one diagnosed with autism. Each chapter alternates with a different twin’s viewpoint.
On My TV
I finished the series, Limitless on Netflix. I was disappointed to read it had been cancelled by CBS as I really enjoyed it. I also though read something about Netflix maybe giving it another season. I hope so.
I tried returning to House Hunters but it seemed like all the couples were constantly arguing so I looked for something new. I had heard good things about Fixer Upper so gave that one a try to now I am completely hooked! Of course, it’s also a dangerous show to watch because now I want to fix our entire house right now.
All last week, while the heat index was HOT, J kept asking me to make homemade potato chips and I kept saying, I’m not making anything that requires me having the oven on that long and especially not at that high a temperature!
I did promise to make them one night this week. Honestly, I didn’t cook much at all last week. It was just a week when cooking took too much effort. I have to do better this week.
MONDAY: Pork chops and oven baked potato chips
TUESDAY: Sliders, French Fries, watermelon
WEDNESDAY: The chicken I’ve had on the menu the last 2 weeks and still haven’t actually cooked. Probably some sort of chicken in the crock pot.
THURSDAY: Ham steaks and sweet potatoes
FRIDAY: Tacos or OUT
It’s one of those mornings where I want to do all the things and yet have the energy to do none of the things. More coffee?
- Pay the rest of the bills (I was interrupted last week)
- Finish high school enrollment for G
- Go to the Dollar Tree for my body wash (completely out and sick of using the boys’ soap)
- Work with J to get his room in a bit of order
- Clean out the pantry especially the bottom shelf. I mean actually CLEAN it as opposed to simply taking out the expired food but I probably need to do that as well.
- Catch up a bit on blog related things.
- Laundry (always)
- Do some kitchen prep work with fruits and veggies
Lots of ideas but nothing in progress.
Looking Around the House
Needs some organizing and of course, cleaning. I have lots of projects I want to do.
From the Camera
Not much from a week with super high temperatures. Phone pictures only.
Thursday I was able to get out with friends and go to an event called Third Thursdays held at the Nelson Art Gallery. It was a lot of fun. I snapped this picture of the fountain in the restaurant (note: it was not open during the event but you could go in and look at it still).
Saturday night, my husband and I were out doing a bit of running around searching for some items for an upcoming short adventure/vacation and we saw this pretty rainbow. Interestingly, it never rained by us until last night.
Thought for the Week
Not sure how I missed this section last week as I love quotes! My favorite quote of the day e-mail shut down about 6 months ago and I’m still struggling to find a new one I like as well.
I’m open to suggestions but one thing I loved about the one that stopped was how they shared information about the source/author with each quote. I’m not looking for whole inspiring stories, just an inspiring quote e-mailed to me each day.
Here’s my thought/quote for this week (I usually pull these from my words board on Pinterest):
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. (Nelson Mandela)
Don’t forget to go check out all the links at Happy Homemaker Monday hosted by Sandra from Diary of a Stay At Home Mom. The Menu Plan Monday is on summer hiatus until August 1st but I’d still encourage you to hop over to Laura’s site, I’m An Organized Junkie for lots of great ideas!
What’s on your agenda for the upcoming week? More coffee? I think that may be next on my agenda!