(Here I go again finishing a post started on Monday morning on a Tuesday morning…)
It feels like I blinked and our weekend is gone. We actually crammed more into it than usual since we left late Friday afternoon and took a road trip to attend a family birthday party (grandpa’s 97!) and returned Sunday afternoon.
Despite trying to prepare before we left, I still feel like I’ve returned to a much too long to-do list. I am fighting the strong desire to just climb back in bed and go back to sleep. How can I make some motivation magic appear?
Maybe joining in with Sandra from Diary of A Stay At Home Mom and writing a Happy Homemaker Monday post will help. I noticed she changed up a few of the categories. Time to plan the week…
It’s a bit unusual to say it in August but it was almost chilly this morning. It feels like fall out there. Forecast seems more like fall, highs in the low to mid 80s, chilly mornings, chances of rain, than dog days of summer.
On My Bedside Table
lotion, some of the kids’ artwork I moved from another location, a pair of socks that doesn’t fit J any longer, and stacks of books I’ve read but want to keep. I usually charge my phone there as well.
On My TV
I’m giving Fringe a final watch before Netflix removes the series on September 11. Boo, Netflix! Hopefully, Amazon Prime will add it so I can still have access to my all-time favorite show.
Thinking and Pondering…
just wondering if we’ll ever get into the flow of back to school. It seems it will probably be Christmas break before we’ve all adjusted. Bedtime needs to change but I like to stay up later (by that, I sadly mean, 9:30 or 10) just like the boys.
the dishwasher and random noises from outside (it’s nice enough out there to have the windows open!!)
Favorite You Tube Video..
I’m not much of an on the computer video watcher. I prefer to read the content which is somewhat out of vogue, I suppose. I will usually click on and watch clips of Jimmy Fallon if they come up in my Facebook feed though…
I’m still stumbling around with my menu planning. I’m going to blame some of it on the contents of our pantry still covering the kitchen table, doesn’t inspire me to cook. Still going for simple this week. Also, looking for exciting new ways to prepare the ever popular meals at our house called “I don’t know” and “I don’t care.”
MONDAY: hot dogs (turkey links), French fries, corn on the cob, no-bake cookies for dessert
TUESDAY: Tacos, taco soup if I get inspired.
WEDNESDAY: Chicken on the grill (hoping to do this in bulk so we have some ready to go food around here)
THURSDAY: Probably pizza since G needs has early evening band practice
FRIDAY: Something easy, I still need to go to the store so maybe something will catch my eye tonight
- Everything I didn’t do last week
- Grocery store and Sam’s Club
- Remember all the things I’m forgetting to list here
Looking Forward To…
Getting my haircut on Wednesday
What I Plan on Doing For Myself This Week…
See Above. I also took a (rare thing for me to do) nap Monday afternoon.
Lesson Learned from the Past Few Days…
Sometimes there is no easy answer and not every problem has a solution especially when it comes to personal relationships if you are not one of the directly involved parties.
From the Camera
Thoughts for the Week
Hoping all of you reading this have a wonderful week ahead!