The plan was work on this post plus get a few others scheduled today since I’m knew I was working on Tuesday and Wednesday plus I am now on “standby” for Thursday (I love how official that sounds…). However, the phone rang bright and early, too early this morning and I ended up working all day today as well.
With that one phone call, it meant my week started with no plan in place. I need to fix that right now. Thank goodness Sandra from Diary of a Stay At Home Mom and Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie inspire me with their Monday link-up posts!
I’ll try to put this gently for any friends in the Northeast. It’s beautiful here! It is supposed to be sunny and in the high 60’s tomorrow. In January. In Missouri. Sometime after Wednesday, the temperatures are supposed to drop off again but I’m going to savor every sunny, 60 degree second that we get.
Our family just finished dinner, I pretty much walked in the door and went straight to the kitchen to make dinner (Tacos to the rescue!) and am now sitting here doing this instead of cleaning up the mess. My feet hurt and I’m wondering what I’m going to do for tomorrow’s afternoon line time. I’m also thinking what a great day it was there today. The kids were just wonderful!
To-Do List Items
- Work on the blog
- Hem J’s pants (oops, didn’t get around to it last week)
- Pay bills
- Clear another small area like I did for last Wednesday’s small project
- Buy reeds for G’s clarinet
Menu Plan for the Week:
I’ll just go ahead and state it that this menu is pretty basic since I’m going to be busy this week and probably not going to want to cook much. We have a visitation (just found this out) to attend on Tuesday evening so I’m keeping that night super simple. Simple is not always a bad thing and I did think last week as I was cooking our simple cabbage and sausage dinner that cabbage is rather pretty:
MONDAY: Taco salads except I’m the only one who had a taco salad, J had nachos, G had burritos, and my husband had some kind of re-fried bean/taco dip that he created himself.
TUESDAY: Egg Rolls and Noodles from Hy-Vee or frozen pizza
WEDNESDAY: Hamburgers and French Fries
THURSDAY: Chicken Strips (carry over from last week)
FRIDAY: Olive Garden to celebrate a family birthday
Books and Television:
I finished reading Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire last night. I didn’t think it was as good as Wicked and found it rather hard to follow at times. I’ll go ahead and read the last book in the trilogy, A Lion Among Men, since I already have it. Probably not going to be watching much television this week although I did manage to catch the season finale of Resurrection last night. It was just scary-good enough to give me bad dreams. The one show I’ll try to catch is The 100. If I have any Netflix time later in the week, I may go ahead and watch season two of Doomsday Preppers.
From the Camera:
I’m going to share an old picture because honestly, we just didn’t do much last week. Yesterday we finally went to the new Ikea that opened up over in Kansas (more about that later) and my husband drove us through the plaza on the way. They don’t turn off the plaza lights until mid-January so he was trying to do something nice. Unfortunately, the lights were already off. It’s still a gorgeous area if you have the slightest appreciation of architecture but I didn’t take any photos. Here’s one from a time we did go see the lights: Plaza Lights on Thanksgiving 2012
Thoughts for the Week:
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! (Psalm 107:1)
Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. (Maya Angelou)
Blog posts and comment replies may be a bit slow this week as I’ll be spending the majority of it running around at preschool. Now, I’m off to figure out a line time activity because I’ve learned very quickly that preschool line time is one place where you want to have a plan. What are your plans for this week?