I’m joining in again this week with Starting Successful on Monday over at Felicia’s Red Door Life although last week didn’t really go as planned and I didn’t accomplish all that much on my to-do list. I had 4 things on my to-do list last week and managed to accomplish one of them (handing off my PTA stuff to the new president). Should make the to-do list for this week easy to write, huh? Second verse, same as the first.
Scripture of the Week:
Do all things without grumbling and complaining
Funny how I was looking for a different verse trying to find something that spoke to me about getting the kids back on track with routines and this jumped out at me. I could say it would be good for them to do and focus on each night but the truth is I needed to see it. I was feeling a little gripe-y tonight about cooking dinner, setting the table, washing the dishes, and well, you get the idea. It reminded me that I need to not complain (even if it is silently to myself) as I do things around here. I need to take a positive approach with our return to more structure for the school year.
Focus of the Week:
Reestablishing some sort of school year routines and figuring out optimum bedtime for all of us. It does me no good to send the boys to bed by 8:00p.m. (probably not that early) and then stay up until midnight watching television.
The Weather This Week:
Schools are back in full-swing around here and summer weather is returning. It is supposed to be HOT upper 80s all week. I think the a/c will be running by tomorrow afternoon.
Both boys are asleep and have been since about 9:00p.m. I’ve spent too much time perusing Pinterest while my husband is watching his newest Netflix show that holds my interest about as much as my beloved Fringe holds his interest. His show is called Hell on Wheels or something like that and is about the old west and railroads I think. There are also two gnats or fruit flies furiously attacking the computer screen.
To Do List:
Clean the house. I really simply MUST do this one as well as finishing the laundry (there I combined 2 items on my list-now I feel better).
Get the car inspected and tags renewed. I really do not want to put this off another week.
Figure out something to do for our 15 year wedding anniversary coming up on the 29th. I started researching ideas last week but it’s a tough thing being a practical romantic married to another practical person.
What I am Reading This Week:
I was a bit ambitious with all the books last week. This week I’m taking a more conservative approach and simply hoping to finish Attack Your Day Before It Attacks You by Mark Woods and Trapper Woods. So far, I am quite enamored with the ideas in it.
In the Craft Corner: On the shopping list:
I’m just going to play around with this one until I find something that fits. I always like to see what other people are buying so here’s a glimpse of a few things on my grocery shopping list this week: nectarines, milk, yogurt, and frozen pizza.
From The Camera:
We took the boys and their cousin to a tractor pull on Saturday night. What? You didn’t know that attending a tractor pull was on my bucket list of things to do. That’s okay, neither did I. It was actually fairly entertaining (and sometimes rather loud). We didn’t stay for the entire thing (turns out attending a tractor pull was not on our boys’ bucket lists) but I did get a few pictures.
In completely unrelated news, I’m learning more about sunflower growing all the time. They are quickly becoming my favorite flowers to grow.
On the blog:
I didn’t do much last week in regards to my plans for the blog. I’m hoping to accomplish a bit more this week.
I have a few more ideas for the 31 series that need draft posts.
I seem to do worse without any interruptions from the boys so clearly I need to set a schedule for working on the blog as opposed to my Candy Crush Saga score.
I still am trying to figure out how to tweak the appearance a bit so it is not as crowded on the sidebar.
What is on your agenda for this week?