I’m sitting here listening to it rain outside and thinking how glad I am not to live in Colorado. Did you see their snow storm? No, thank you. I love the sound of spring rain especially when I don’t have anywhere I need to go.
That means I can sit here and plan my week without too many worries. I’m so glad Sandra over at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom hosts her weekly link up as it really does inspire me to have a plan for my weeks.
And of course, I would be very lost without a menu plan especially as the end of the school year comes with all its extra activities. I am always excited to go see what others are eating by checking out Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie.
So, on with this week…
Breakfast time…on the breakfast plate
So far only coffee. I decided I needed to do an a.m. yoga video and eating before yoga is not usually a great idea. I’ve decided to be healthy this week so maybe eggs. On a funny note, our little gray cat was not amused with the downward facing dog pose and decided that would be an ideal time to demand I pet her. I’m rather thankful I didn’t fall on my face and injure either one of us.
Today’s To-Do List
- Pay bills
- Clean the house
- Clean out my purse (Oops, I was supposed to do that last Monday and never did it)
- Febreeze the teenagers basement hangout (Not that kids stink or anything…)
- Inventory top shelf of pantry
I was just thinking yesterday how much I need a new book to read! Still just focusing on my magazines.
On the TV today
I’ll probably watch an episode of two of The Americans while I fold laundry later.
The weather outside is…
Rainy! It’s a warmer spring rain though and much-needed. It’s supposed to be in the 70s all week and maybe the 80s this weekend.
On the Menu This Week
My chicken and rice while cooking.
Last week’s chicken and rice was fairly well-received but I found it tasted a bit like an old chicken and rice recipe I have that takes cream of chicken soup and is much easier to prepare! I work two days this week (and I have to be there really early so I think I’m giving up my Bunco night…sigh) plus we have a party to attend so while the week is not super busy, I’m not planning to whip up any gourmet meals either.
MONDAY: rosemary chicken and potatoes, banana pudding for dessert
TUESDAY: Slow cooker beef tostadas
WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic toast (work day for me so keeping it simple)
THURSDAY: We’re attending friend’s retirement party to attend so we’ll probably throw some fast food at the boys…or do leftovers
FRIDAY: Garlic Parmesan Chicken
If I have a few minutes to myself, I will…
work on a few blog post ideas.
New Recipe I want to try this week…
The slow cooker beef tostadas and garlic Parmesan chicken are both new recipes!
In the garden…
We have plants! I used my gift certificate to my favorite garden store over the weekend to get our garden started plus we found two of our strawberry plants from last year returned. I had forgotten strawberries were perennials. Our garden is officially started with corn, okra, red peppers, zucchini, and cucumbers.
I also decided to try my hand at planting some herbs this year (it helped that the garden store was having a sale on them) and so also planted oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, and cilantro. The lettuce is still sprouting in containers.
Favorite photo from the camera…
I didn’t take many photos last week. I did take a bunch of our cat after we gave her a bath (she stunk!) but she kept moving so none of those really are worth sharing. I did take a picture of the dress I bought though…
My new dress!
Did I need a dress? Not really. Was I dress shopping? No, I was shopping for the boys and wandering around thinking about maybe picking up some spring/summer work clothes for myself and I came across this dress.
I work with preschool children so this isn’t really work attire practical at all. I loved it though and decided I needed a dress for any spring or summer occasions that may arise. I could see lots of ways to wear it and decided I’d regret it if I didn’t buy it even after walking around the store again. I decided to treat myself plus it gives me a bit of get in shape motivation!
Note: I don’t typically take pictures of my clothes but I had planned to write a blog post about something else regarding my dress and then changed my mind.
Thought for the week…
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we’re frantic, life will be frantic. If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful. (Marianne Williamson).
How are you planning to treat yourself this week?