Happy Homemaker Monday (except it’s Tuesday)

I’m a day late with my post.  Yesterday was President’s Day so the boys were off school and I lost my computer early.  They are off school again today but still sleeping.

It’s nice they have an extra day to sleep in this week.  I’m sure it won’t be quite as nice tomorrow morning when none of us will want that 6a.m. wake up alarm.

Time to join in with Sandra from Diary of a Stay At Home Mom and plan my week.  Technically, today is like Monday since yesterday was a federal holiday.

The Weather

Weird and weirder.  We did get a water-glass full of rain thrown on us yesterday.  It wasn’t nearly enough.  How strange that I ran to the grocery store last night in jeans and short-sleeved shirt, no coat, not even one in the car, in February?  It was 61 degrees out there!

The rest of the week is supposed to be more of the same until the weekend when winter will be making a very brief appearance. And while I’m not happy to see it on the day I’m working, I do hope we get the rain they predict to fall on Thursday.  A thunderstorm? In February?  Weird.

On My Bedside Table

Right now just a pile of clothes I need to sort and put away.  I did partially clean it off last week.  The cat’s been hanging out there at night as well.

On My Reading Pile

Library books are due today or tomorrow!  I need to return a few and renew others.  Right now, I’m reading The Martian.  I keep thinking they need an audio book which is narrated by Matt Damon.  I also have an autobiography of C.S. Lewis sitting untouched.   So of course, I opened an e-book on my phone instead.  I’m about half-way through The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker, the one I stayed up much too late reading last night.

On My TV

I watched the entire season of Quantico on Netflix over the weekend.  Last week while I was sick, I watched, The Royals as well as Secrets of Great British Castles.  Both were really interesting.


Still feel like we’re in a bit of a rut and the weird weather makes it harder to break.  Who wants to eat comfort meals cooked in the oven when it’s 70 degrees in February?  Not me!  I do think I need to return to linking up with Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura from I’m An Organized Junkie and start pulling in some new dinner ideas.

MONDAY:  We had tacos (soft tacos, actually)

TUESDAY:  Ham steak, sweet potatoes *G has pep band* *I have Bunco*  (we’re having mozzarella sticks and salad for lunch, special request)

WEDNESDAY:  Roast in the crock pot *G has pep band*

THURSDAY:  Pork chops, regular potatoes *I work 12-5*

FRIDAY:  Leftovers or frozen pizza *I work 12-5*

To-Do List

  1. Figure out how to style my hair.  She cut it a bit short for my taste but I haven’t really messed with it since being home.  I’m going back in a few short weeks to have her add some curl into it all.  Hopefully, that will help.
  2. Still need to clean
  3. Still need to go to Target
  4. Look into planning a short trip (maybe even just a couple of day trips) for spring break
  5. Make a few appointments


Nothing.  Hopefully, I’ll be a bit more inspired this week.

Looking Forward To

Going to Bunco tonight.  Spring break for the boys coming soon.

As I Look Around The House

The usual.  It needs a bit of cleaning.  It’s been better but it’s also been much worse.

From The Camera

Outside of Valentine’s Day, I didn’t do a great job of picking up my camera last week.  My Valentine’s Day flowers are still going strong a week later though!  I just snapped this photo: 

  What I’m Wearing Today

I’m currently still in my pajamas.  I’ll probably throw on jeans and t-shirt when I start getting ready for the day.

Simple Pleasure

Watching TV, especially a show on Netflix where I can just watch the whole series and be done with it.  Of course, I do go through spurts with it and enjoy it a lot more if the weather is lousy.

Quote for the Week

I was researching a different quote by Princess Diana (“Always Do Your Research” Abe Lincoln, ha!) and came across this one which I think is so fitting for the current world:

“The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance.  Everyone is so intolerant of each other.”  (Princess Diana)   (found on brainyquote.com)

And this gem showed up in my Facebook memories as something I shared 5 years ago:

“Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.” (Anais Nin)


What do you have planned for your week?  And can you believe next Tuesday is the last day of February, already?



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10 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday (except it’s Tuesday)

  1. Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

    Hello! It was a pleasure to read your post. It’s a fun way to write, isn’t it?
    Hope your week goes as well or better than planned!
    I’ve got to look at my list and make sure I’m on track!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! My week is going okay although my days are a little off, always seems to happen with a holiday. Hope you are having a lot of success with your list!

    1. Jean Post author

      We are getting very spoiled by our warm weather. I really am enjoying seeing my flowers each day.

  2. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me

    I’m finishing The Martian today if it kills me – mine is WAY overdue at the library. It’s a great book, but I got sidelined with the flu and didn’t read for like ten days. I’ll have to return it along with another book that my daughter has (also overdue – shame on us) and take care of what I’m sure are now exorbitant library fines.
    I am also still in my PJs this morning. I actually intended to go back to bed for a bit after the family left for school and work because I did not sleep at all last night. But I got distracted reading and catching up online, so…here I sit with my second cup of coffee.
    I love the Anais Nin quote – I’ve never actually read any of her work and I really should.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Renew your library books? I just did with two and am so happy to report I actually returned the rest! I know way too much about exorbitant library fines. I could probably write a book on those fines, ha! Second cup of coffee is always a bonus. Honestly, I’ve never read any of her work either. The quote was from a church youth group but I really liked it. Hope you are having a great week! Almost the weekend..

  3. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hello Dearest Jean!
    Still playing catch up. My kiddos are on break all of this week – so not helping me much with “me” time. Glad you’re getting a bit of a break with your kiddos too. 😉

    We’ve been enjoying milder temps for my area too! Just crazy for February – although it looks like we’re back to normal soon. ::sigh:: I sure enjoyed it while it lasted. Can’t get hopes up though…good chance of us getting back all of the snow that has melted.

    Glad you’re feeling better – but I guess one good part of being sick is the tv catch up time! Lol
    Blessings on the rest of your week! xoxo
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    1. Jean Post author

      Hope you’ve had a fun break with your kids! The cold came back to us today as well (yesterday actually). Don’t laugh when I say 50 feels cold after 70 and now it’s supposed to be down to 32 by this afternoon (not exactly looking forward to afternoon recess duty at preschool today). I do hope we get some rain/snow around here though because things are so dry!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. My weekly plans vs what happens in my reality rarely if ever match. I doubt I’d accomplish anything (even the things not on my plan) without one though. Hope you have a wonderful and productive weekend!

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