I toyed around with alternate titles for this post. End of Days? Nah. Horror Story Continues? No, way too depressing. Decided to to stick with the facts. It’s the end of March this week. A new and hopefully better month starts on Wednesday.
As our stay at home days continue, I’m personally trying to stick to somewhat of a modified routine. Still didn’t do much over the weekend. It was the weekend! Still going to plan my week. Even if my week looks a bit different than normal.
And definitely still going to join in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for her Happy Homemaker Monday link ups. Feeling especially blessed for those small connections.
Before we get on to the categories, yes, I hopped back over to Word Press. There are functions here I love and dearly missed over on Blogger. I’ll re-evaluate all this closer to time for me to renew everything. Right now, I needed the familiar.
Woke up to
a little gray cat meowing incessantly to go out at much too early a time beautiful sunny blue skies. Feels like Spring today. And it’s supposed to stay that way for a bit. No chances of rain until Friday! Hopefully, things can dry out a bit.
How I Am Feeling This Morning
Energetic and ready to take on the day.
On My Mind
The virus, of course. How school for J is going to look. Especially how I’m going to keep him accountable. I’m probably just nervous because he was in one of those teenager moods last night. None of our coursework is mandatory but he still needs to make an effort.
Thinking I didn’t get enough for the next two weeks when I broke down and did some grocery shopping last week.
My work. Still not sure if they are open or closed. Need to find out for sure (I was technically scheduled to work a couple shifts this week, I’m guessing I won’t be but certainly don’t want to just not show).
On My To Do List
- Pay the rest of the bills (I should have done this all at once, not sure why I didn’t)
- Find out about my work
- More laundry.
- Clean off the kitchen table
- Work on some blog posts
- Sign up for a virtual series on Native Gardening
On My Breakfast Plate
Apple cinnamon oatmeal (instant) and coffee
On My Reading Pile
Finally finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King! Now, I’m working my way through The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston. It’s all about the redwoods. The redwood forest is on travel bucket list. And I also have The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu from the library (e-book loan) to start.
We watched the season finale of Deputy last week which felt a lot like a series finale. Made me sad since it’s quite rare for my husband and I to both enjoy a series. Hoping it comes back! Now we’re watching something called Hunters on Amazon Prime about Nazis living in America in the 1970’s and a Jewish team of super hero types hunting them. It’s different. As far as movies, I only watched one movie over the weekend: I Can Only Imagine. Made me cry, quite a bit. Other than that, news and bits and pieces of shows and movies. Nothing stands out.
On The Menu This Week
Time to start doing a fridge/freezer deep dive. And especially get us all on track with eating meals at somewhat the same times. Is it just us or is anyone else way off schedule with all this?
MONDAY: Hawaiian pulled pork BBQ sandwiches with pulled pork from freezer, maybe sweet potato fries? (Lunch: Twice Baked Potatoes, salad, grapes)
TUESDAY: Taco salads, yellow rice (Lunch: Tomato soup and grilled cheese, apple slices)
WEDNESDAY: BBQ chicken (freezer), asparagus (Lunch: Single serve deep dish pizza, courtesy Red Baron, salad)
THURSDAY: Fish sticks, leftover asparagus (if we have some), crunchy coleslaw, baked potatoes (Lunch: On your own choices of leftovers from dinners)
FRIDAY: Runza burgers, chips (Lunch: Peanut Butter and honey on toast, celery sticks, grapes)
Looking Around The House
It’s not awful, you can tell we’ve all been home but it’s missing those signs of everyone running everywhere. The couch is eerily kind of empty of backpacks and papers. The kitchen table, however…
needs a bit of work.
Chore I’m Not Looking Forward To Today Or This Week
Not exactly a chore but I’m not super excited to talk to my high school freshman about school work.
To Relax This Week I Will
Read my book, go outside to soak up the sunshine, listen to music
On My Prayer List
The country. The World. The medical professionals. A good friend traveling to another area in the country (for work, she’s a nurse). A wall of protection around all our friends and family and all of you.
Quote For The Week
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. (John Wooden)
What are you going to do with your week ahead?