I missed my post last week. Starting on Sunday afternoon to make sure I don’t miss two weeks in a row. Missed my bird watching post Saturday as well so I’ll also share some bird pictures.
Today (Monday) is the last day of November. One more month to endure this surreal year. While it hasn’t been all bad, I fully admit I’m ready to flush away 2020 and move on to better things in 2021. Flushing it away seemed an appropriate thought given the toilet paper shortages.
IF we could have New Year’s Eve parties (and I’d invite you all!), I think little toilet key chains would be fun favors. Or maybe gold fish. Don’t mind me I’m just over here planning an imaginary party.
Perhaps I’d be better off sticking to a plan for the week ahead. Hoping to join in again with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Probably not going to get a chance to link up before tomorrow afternoon as I do work a full day.
Cold. Windy. The clouds from this morning are gone, however. Highs in the mid to upper 40’s all weeks and lows in the upper 20’s to mid 30’s. Slight chance of rain (snow?) on Wednesday and Thursday. We had some rain (and snow! Not much.) last week but are still in drought conditions for the year.
On The Breakfast Plate
Since I’m typing my post on Sunday, today’s breakfast wasn’t as boring. Sausage and biscuits. And coffee. My husband made it. Work days are back to the usual flip yogurt and coffee breakfasts.
As I Look Outside My Window
In the basement, frosted glass on this window. Wind keeps making it sound as if someone is walking out there. It’s just rustling leaves. I did see this outside the backdoor window this morning:
As I Look Around The House
It’s not in bad shape. Took down all the Fall/Thanksgiving decoration yesterday. Need to put up Christmas but the crowd here isn’t enthused.
What I’m Wearing Today
I should be wearing my Chiefs shirt but it’s in the laundry so instead a long red-sleeved shirt with my S.T.A.R. labs t-shirt over it and a pair of brown pants. Plus tennis shoes that I’ll take off soon. Threw them on to go for a walk and run errands. Done now.
On My To Do List
- Make it through the rest of this crappy year
- Pay the end of the bills (just a couple due in early December plus welcome to Missouri! property and real estate taxes. We have until the end of the year but I should probably just get them out of the way.
- Decorate for Christmas
- Pull out holiday clothes for work days (sweaters and socks)
- Do some Christmas shopping
On My Reading Pile
Somehow I derailed my plan to start reading only Christmas novels after Thanksgiving. And started in on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s very good but not exactly what you’d call a Christmas read. I’ll finish this week, I think.
On My TV
Along with the book idea, I decided to watch a Christmas movie every day after Thanksgiving leading up to Christmas. We watched The Santa Chronicles 2 on Friday. Loved it. I thought it was better than the first one. And then, perhaps a stretch to call it a Christmas movie but I subjected my husband to a viewing of Holidate. Is it a bit dumb? Yes. Entertaining? I thought so. For the kiddos? Um, not at all.
Not sure what I’ll watch tonight. Something short as it’ll be after the Chiefs game. And on Wednesday, we’ll watch The Masked Singer. Have you been watching that? I think either the seahorse or sun is going to win the whole thing. Maybe. My guessing game is terrible.
On The Menu This Week
After our big meal on Thanksgiving, not sure what we’ll have. We finished off the sweet potatoes and corn bread yesterday as sides to a bit of ham. G suggested the end of the turkey might be good in noodles so maybe we’ll do that one day. I think I’m winging it the rest of the days.
MONDAY: ?? *I work 8:30-5* *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*
TUESDAY: Pork chops *I work 1-4:15*
WEDNESDAY: Turkey and noodles
Something Fun To Share
Want a sneak peek at a new project of mine? I’m moving! Just virtually to a new blog. With a new host, bluehost. Keeping word press. Don’t worry, So Not Organized won’t be going any where for a while as I just renewed the hosting on it with godaddy (No, I wouldn’t really recommend them if you’re just starting out). I’ll be glad to say goodbye to them when it all runs out. Long story but I’m glad to have an updated blog (background junk) in the works.
Keep in mind, I just started working on the new site on Friday but here’s a preview of: Chit Chat With Jean.
My plan is start serious transitions and new postings to the site in January of 2021. Fresh start in a fresh year.
From The Camera
Took a walk in the (cold) wind this morning. Just a couple shots.
On My Prayer List
Family, especially one of my sister-in-laws who just lost her own sister (not to the virus). A former coworker who lost her father to Covid in October. A friend from high school as her father is hospitalized with the virus. All those dealing with the virus, and the stresses of living through a pandemic. J as he continues to struggle with his anxiety about school.
An end to this virus. A new wave of kindness and civility to overtake the country and the world.
Quote For The Week
I found the above on Pinterest but go visit her site. It’s worth your time.
What is on your agenda for the new week and month ahead?