Tell me more (tell me more) like does school ever start? Uh, huh. Uh, huh. Okay, that’s the best I can do of ripping off song lyrics this morning. The new school year starts August 24 for J and next week for the preschool kids at my work.
Let’s just get right to planning this second week of August. Linking up as always with the lovely Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
Pretty hot out there right now, mid 80’s, feels like 90. It IS hot, I ran out to do a couple things. Supposed to thunderstorm later this afternoon. Looks like slight chances the rest of the week as well. Highs in the mid to upper 80’s. Well, it IS August after all.
How I’m Feeling This Morning
Weirdly, fairly motivated to get lots done today. And thankful to have a kid in the high school where they are pretty good at communicating. Thank goodness since it’s been a year (already) of lots of changes. Thinking of the year J started 6th grade and how that particular school’s communication was sub-par (to put it politely). Glad to have a flexible job I love. Called into work for just a couple of hours Friday afternoon, long enough to get a cupcake (birthday celebration for one of the kids), and came home. Can’t beat that! And of course, thankful for our health.
On My Mind
I’m a bit in back to school mode. J’s school already changed things and decided to opt for their phase 2 return. (I guess they have 3 phases with the third being the on-line, total shutdown thing). So, the high school alternates between in-person and on-line every other week based on last name. Trying to picture how the on-line days are going to look around here. We definitely need to to do something different from the spring. Perhaps a work space (where?) outside of his room. Let’s just move on to my to-do list.
On My To-Do List
- Sort out and clean up down here
- Pay bills
- Laundry (In progress)
- All the stuff from last week left undone (basically, the whole second half of that list)
- Back to school items: e-mail proof of residency, go with J to schedule pick up (he has to go, everyone must check out a chrome book, new thing), sort out our on-line learning weeks, school clothes and supplies?
- Update my calendar
On My Breakfast Plate
The usual. I do think the Chobani Lemon Meringue flavor is my new favorite.
On My Reading Pile
Read The Last Piece by Imogen Clark last week. I really enjoyed it. This one reminded me of my own big family and how we all used to see each other in passing at our parents’ home. It ended a bit abruptly but the ending fit the story so I didn’t mind. Also, picked up and read The Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James and am now working through Summertime at the Cornish Confetti Agency. Silly, light romance type reading.
On My TV
Might need to hang my head in a bit of shame for this section. Started off okay. Watched Masters of Design on Netflix. A nice little British interior design competition type show. Then, Friday evening, I watched Knives Out on Amazon (not the worst, not the best movie. Just okay.) followed by Jurassic Park (the original, better than the remake) on Netflix.
What? That’s not so bad. No, however, I succumbed on Saturday to bad reality TV and started watching Selling Sunset over on Netflix. It’s about a group of real estate agents in L.A. I keep claiming I’m only watching it to see the fantastic houses, definitely the best part of the show.
And in a bit of redemption, I also watched the movie, Yesterday. A world without the music of the Beatles? Movie was smart, funny, and I thought, very well done.
On The Menu This Week
Hardest part of weekly planning for me. Still I know it helps to have a plan.
MONDAY: Maybe spaghetti (carry over)
TUESDAY: Roast in the crock pot *I work 1-6*
WEDNESDAY: Homemade Chik-Fil-A sandwiches
THURSDAY: Hamburgers? Husband’s choice *I work 1-6*
FRIDAY: Pizza or maybe OUT
From The Camera
Squirrel savoring his breakfast of a green walnut.
New welcome flag for the front porch.
Looking Around The House
Not awful but I am in the mood to clear away and clean in every room.
On My Prayer List
G as he has a job interview this morning (really hope he gets it as it would be such a boost for his confidence) followed by a wait in line at the DMV for driver’s license renewal (Do I need to say more? It’s his second attempt as he didn’t have all the required paperwork on the first try to get the new required ID).
Friends, family, strangers, all the schools trying to navigate the best options for their students, the families trying to make the best choices, our country, the world. Just going to keep on praying that a kindness pandemic takes over and replaces the current one.
Quote For The Week
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18)
And a bonus before I end my post, I don’t feel as if I should begin with a reference to a song and not include it. So here you go, sing along with me:
Are you a fan of Grease? What are your plans for the week ahead?