Since we are back to busy this week, I definitely need to take the time for another Monday planning post. Last week I followed Felicia from Felicia’s Red Door Life over to the Happy Homemaker Monday link-up hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and so I’m returning again this week.
Bible Verse and/or Thought of the Week:
The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8)
There are always flowers for those that wish to see them (Henri Matisse)
Focus of the Week:
We are back to busy schedules this week. So my focus is going to be on not rushing. Taking the extra time to be prepared and focused so we aren’t in a frenzy trying to do things and get places all week-long.
The Weather This Week:
I saw a weather forecast last Friday that said rain for the first 2-3 days this week. However, it seems to have changed and now the weather is supposed to be sunny and hot (high 80s and low 90s) with a simple chance of storms in the afternoons. Dear Summer Weather, you’re late!
Trying to get this post finished so I can start in on laundry and a serious cleaning of this house! J is home sick, sniffling, and watching television in the next room.
MONDAY: Laundry and Clean House. I had a trip to Sam’s Club planned but I’ve had to postpone that with a sick kid here. I’m hoping he feels well enough tonight to still attend the orientation for an academic program tonight since there is a new teacher and we all want to meet her.
TUESDAY: Work most the day. Make or pick up something to contribute to the PTA potluck meeting. Go to Bunco!
WEDNESDAY: Run all the errands that I should be doing today. Take sometime to see what is actually in the freezer as it’s getting full.
THURSDAY: Find out what time Meet the Teacher Night at the middle school begins. Finalize Weekend plans (I really want us to go pick apples somewhere although it may be a tad to early in the season).
FRIDAY: Work on my Follow Through Friday tasks.
I am surprised to have anything to contribute to this category but I did make a discovery this weekend as I was steam mopping the bathroom not once but twice thanks to an overflowing toilet (New toilet paper is on the list this week!). One thing I didn’t like about my steam mop was that I missed the “clean smell” that comes with using things like Pine-sol. A few drops of lemon extract worked great to add a simple clean smell (I’m sure oils would work as well but I haven’t jumped on that bandwagon yet) to my cleaning efforts!
Books & Television This Week:
Haven’t decided what I’m going to read this week. Not much time for television viewing this week. I’m just hoping to catch the encore presentation of Masterchef on Friday night.
From the Camera this week starts with a little Sunflower Sadness:
Remember last week how I excitedly posted my picture of the sunflower about to bloom? Well, I walked out to check on things last Wednesday only to discover this:
This had also happened to another bloom previously although at the time I blamed squirrels or thought maybe one of our cats caught it with their claws as they jumped off the porch based on its location. I’m guessing now that it also fell victim to a Sunflower Head-Clipping Weevil. I had two tall sunflowers left yesterday. Then, I still can’t quite believe I did it but I accidentally mowed too close to one of them and it is gone as well. One tall one is left. My fingers are crossed for at least one fully blooming sunflower this year.
On the blog:
Keep in the rhythm of actually posting plus work on my idea for the 31 days series I want to do in October.