Do you have the day off in honor of George and Abe? We are all home around here. Hooray! Check back with me this afternoon and see if I’m still saying hooray complete with an exclamation point. I did make a special breakfast just for the occasion (with some help from Pillsbury).
This week already has a less hurried and more relaxed feeling than last week. However, I know it could change at any time and it will be much better if I already have a plan in place. Many thanks to Sandra from Diary of a Stay At Home Mom for hosting the Happy Homemaker Mondays.
The Weather Outside
It snowed overnight and is about 12 degrees outside this morning. Have I mentioned how excited I am that we are all at home today? I still see a few snow flurries swirling about occasionally as I look out the window. We seem to be in for a basic cold winter week around here until about Friday when it is supposed to warm to 38.
I’m working on this post and listening to the news that my husband is watching. Thinking about how I would like to go back to bed as J woke me up twice overnight and the cat did not buy into the whole sleeping in for Presidents’ Day business. Of course, she is now happily sleeping in my spot on the bed.
To-Do List Items
- Write and schedule a few blog posts
- Finish the laundry (quite a bit is already done)
- Clean off my computer desk
- Go to Bunco on Tuesday night
- Add G’s marching band practice schedule to my calendar
- Update my preschool bag with new books and make a plan for Friday (the only day I work so far…)
Menu Plan for the Week
I did my grocery shopping yesterday before the snow arrived so we are fairly well-set for the week. As always, I’m linking up my plan with Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie. Please go check it out for all kinds of meal planning ideas and inspiration.
We didn’t have the vegetable chili last Thursday and I have been craving it for two weeks now so I made some last night just for myself and the rest of them ate hot dogs (except J who is sick and did not eat). They missed out!
Part of my menu this week is based around leftover buttermilk. I bought a carton to make my husband’s birthday cake last week instead since some recipes should not be altered and all I had here was almond milk.
Ham, baked sweet potatoes
Banana Beignets for breakfast but I’m substituting buttermilk for the whole milk.
Bunco night for mom!
Rosa Parks’ Featherlite Peanut Butter Pancakes and Sausage or Spaghetti (depends on how the day goes).
Sloppy Joes from a mix. Husband’s request.
I was brave and bought frozen cooked shrimp at the store yesterday plus popcorn shrimp (from a box) for the kids. I plan to make it if I’m not too tired from work. Otherwise, it will be frozen pizza and I’ll deal with the shrimp on Saturday.
Books and Television and another Movie!
I finally finished reading A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire. I am very excited to read something different this week. I have a new book to start, The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom. He’s one of my favorite authors so hopefully, I won’t be disappointed. Wednesday night is my television night of the week lately when I’ll be watching The Goldbergs and then, The 100. I have casually started watching How To Get Away With Murder on Thursday nights but it’s a case (ha!) of watching it if I happen to catch it and no big deal if I don’t see it. The only reason I mention the movie my husband and I watched last night is to perhaps spare you the agony. I am a fan of stupid comedy. Dodgeball, Talladega Nights, and Tommy Boy are among my favorites. However, I’m sorry to say Neighbors was just stupid.
Blog Posts and Plans
Hopefully, this week will be better in this area. Basically, my plan is to do everything that I said I planned to do last week.
From the Camera
Not much on the camera on super busy weeks! You can see some pictures I snapped of a lovely sunset sky over on my Instagram. However, this is what the camera held last week, a picture of a small project day item that never happened (until yesterday afternoon):
Thoughts for the Week
A Good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. (Irish Proverb)
This quote on Pinterest really caught my eye yesterday and made me stop and think on it:
Don’t wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly…lead the way! (Steve Maraboli)
Create in me a pure heart. O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)
What kind of week do you have planned?