I worked a full-time schedule at preschool last week covering for another teacher’s vacation. I love being there but I also miss being here and working on my blog. Still haven’t quite figured out how to manage both things at the same time.
I work again this morning but I don’t have to go in until 9:15 as opposed to last week’s 7:45a.m. start each day. Then, I am (whispering this very softly) free for the week so far.
I think I have just enough time this morning to write this post and then, hopefully, come visit and catch up with some of you later tonight and tomorrow.
On to the Happy Homemaker Monday post…thanks to Sandra from Diary of A Stay at Home Mom for the Happy Homemaker Monday post link up and Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie for the Menu Plan Monday post link up (I really need to get over there and find some fresh dinner ideas for us!).
The Weather This Week
HOT! HOT! HOT! We’re under a heat advisory today starting, I think, at 1p.m. until 7p.m. and the temperature is just supposed to go up all week..99, 100! Heat indexes in the triple digits. The rain we were supposed to maybe get last night apparently went north of us. Good thing I watered the garden.
On My Reading Pile
Since I’m a week behind, and worked last week, not much. I did read the rest of the books in The Giver quartet two weeks ago. I really wasn’t a huge fan of The Giver and hadn’t bothered looking for the rest of the books until I watched the movie on Netflix. I thought the rest of the books were much better and more interesting than the first one. I think The Messenger was my favorite.
For this week, I’ll tackle my Gretchen Rubin book plus the Chuck Grossart e-book I downloaded called The Phoenix Descent. His book The Gemini Effect had been one of my Amazon Prime free Kindle books one month and I really enjoyed it so when this new book (to me) came up as a suggestion, I went ahead and bought it.
On My TV
I’ve been watching the series, Limitless on Netflix. I had watched a few episodes on regular TV and then, lost interest but found it got better once I had no time to watch it. I do like when Netflix adds series like this so I can play catch up and see shows I may have missed.
With the weather, our meals are not going to be anything too exotic or hard or that needs to spend much time in an oven.
MONDAY: Kielbasa sausage and potatoes (hot dogs for the boys), salad
TUESDAY: chicken legs in the crock pot, cucumber slices, rice? (I have Bunco!)
WEDNESDAY: Pancakes and bacon or maybe French Toast
THURSDAY: Spaghetti and salad (I am going out with friends)
I am so far behind I don’t even know where to begin with things….most important five are…
- Pay Bills!
- Go to Grocery Store!
- Go to Sam’s Club and make sure we are stocked on water (G has band camp next week plus my husband is doing some outside work this week)
- Make the boys leave the house and do something fun. Yes, forcing my kids to have fun is actually an item on this week’s to-do list.
- Double check dates for back to school enrollment and make sure I have the right paperwork
Nothing. I’ve decided to put the Room A Week Re-Do Challenge on hold until school starts so we can cram as much fun into the end of our summer as possible. (School starts super early for us, August 11th!)
Looking Around the House
It doesn’t look awful but I am planning to spend some time cleaning it this week. We’re also dealing with a bit of a fruit fly invasion (one “joy” of summer I could do without) and I’m hoping to see less of the little things now that I’ve put two fruit fly traps into action.
From the Camera
On Friday night, J went with us to the marina at a local lake where you can feed the fish. G was staying the night with a friend. J wasn’t enthused at first but he had fun once we were there.
So hopefully, we’ll have a not so busy but very hot week around here. What’s on the agenda for your upcoming week?