Happy Homemaker Monday, First Day of Daylight Saving Time

Sometimes it’s a struggle to find the happy on a homemaker Monday.  It’s the first day of Daylight Saving Time. I’m tired.

I still plan to join in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday.  Lately, it seems to be the only post I can manage with any consistency.

It’s cold, cloudy, and overcast making it still feel dark although the daylight has finally arrived.  I started cleaning the house but had to stop and go pick up a sick kid.  Last week, I ended up sick and then, working.  This may be another long week.

The Weather

There’s late to the party and then there’s this winter.  Seriously, there comes a time when you are going to be so late to the party that  you should just stay home.  Our winter didn’t learn that lesson.  It snowed over the weekend although it has all melted away now.

It’s 26 degrees this morning.  Our highs are supposed to be in the low 40s all week until the weekend when spring type weather returns with highs in the 60s.  Last week we had a thunderstorm, weather almost warm enough to go swimming, followed by a Saturday snow.  Who knows what we’ll get this week.

On My Reading Pile

Nothing.  I really need to get to the library!

Movies or Television Shows I Watched This Weekend

I watched Batman vs Superman.  It was okay.  A little slow-moving, I thought.  Also, a bit too dark for my taste.  I like happier super heroes, I guess.  Also, I’m still working my way through The X-Files.  Oh, and I caught a little bit of Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots show which I really enjoyed plus Chicago Justice, nothing new there but still a fair enjoyable drama.

On My TV

Probably just the usual again, The Voice and The Flash.


Since I ended up sick last week, our menu didn’t really go as planned.  They seldom do but this one ended up a bit more off course than usual.

MONDAY:  Ham steak, baked sweet potato, dinner rolls, jello


WEDNESDAY:  Chicken and noodles (from freezer), Chicken noodle soup for J

THURSDAY:  *I work until 4:30 and G has a band concert*  Probably OUT

FRIDAY: *I work until 4:30*  Something green for St. Patrick’s Day?  Taco salads?  With Guacamole? 

To-Do List

Too much!

  1. Wash all bedding (in progress)
  2. Call/register G for Driver’s Education and ask about summer school for J
  3. Spring break planning (still)
  4. Clean house
  5. Grocery store
  6. Clean out fridge (didn’t happen last week, MUST happen today)
  7. Go to library, return books, get new, still need to check on book they think I didn’t turn in
  8. Go to Dollar Tree and Target
  9. Go back to bed (wishful thinking)
  10. Clean off my dresser


Right now I’m focused on trying to do a bit of spring cleaning or even just regular cleaning…

Happening This Week

  • I work Thursday and Friday, I’m trying to stick to ONLY working those 2 days, reminding myself I’m the sub and I get to say “no” when things are going on or my own kids are sick
  • G has a band concert
  • Summer school enrollment, they changed middle school elective options and J wants to go so he can have 2 electives next year (he’d take PE over the summer).  I need to call and see how it all works: if he’d just go for PE or it would be a whole day.
  • St. Patrick’s Day.  I doubt we’ll do anything for it outside of wearing and/or eating some green.

Looking Around The House

Lots of laundry.  That’s my focus for today.  Also, lots of cleaning.  I’m craving that fresh, spring-cleaned start to the inside of our house.

From The Camera

Another blah week in regards to me picking up the camera.  Not feeling good didn’t help my motivation much.  The little blue flowers covering most of the front yard have arrived early this year (like everything else):

What I’m Wearing Today

Purple hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and tennis shoes

Simple Pleasure

Would it be too trite to say waking up in daylight?  Daylight!  I like the night also.  I just like the night to be at night and the day to be during the day.  By the way, Daylight Saving Time ends on November 5, 2017 if you are curious.

Quote For The Week

May Your Home Be Always Too Small To Hold Your Friends.  (Irish Toast)


Catching up with a few of my favorite blogs should also be on my to-do list up there.  What’s on your to-do list this week?




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17 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, First Day of Daylight Saving Time

  1. Jodi

    That’s a long to do list! Bedding is being washed here as well.. but thankfully only one bed with it just being the hubs and I. Hope you have a great week!!

    1. Jean Post author

      I sadly have already fizzled on my to-do list although I did get all the bedding washed and the fridge cleaned so not a complete loss. Hope your week is going well so far!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks, it wasn’t too terrible of a Monday although it did seem a bit long. Hope you are feeling better!

    1. Jean Post author

      Glad to know I’m not alone. I think starting Daylight Saving Time with cloudy overcast days has made it even worse. Hoping to at least see a clear sky tomorrow. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Winter is very confused this year, we actually had a bit more snow today. Thankfully, it didn’t stick around for long.

  2. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Mother Nature has been quite a hot mess this year, hasn’t she? I don’t know why she’s having such trouble making up her mind! 😛

    Sorry you weren’t feeling well Hon. I pray you all have a healthy week this week!

    I love seeing the pics with some Spring flowers popping up. HOld out hope that it is just around the corner! I’m sure trying to – Lol. Make sure you don’t work too hard and “just say no” when you need to, as you mentioned.

    Blessings on the rest of your week! xoxo
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes! We ended up with a bit more snow today. It was cold, too. I think we were really spoiled around here for winter. Time to move on to spring. I caved and work the rest of the week but it will be okay. Hope you are having a great Tuesday!

  3. Stacy Duncan

    I too do NOT like daylight saving time! At all! I love the time in the fall and thrive on it. This time change just makes me groggly and leaves me on survival mode for several days after (still sleeping in today.. oy..) I’m stopping by from Happy Homemaker Monday and just wanted to say hi! I also love those blue flowers they are beautiful! Nice to meet you!!!

    1. Jean Post author

      Funny how quickly we get used to it all though. The blue flowers are still going strong. It is certainly seems spring has officially arrived.


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