Happy Homemaker Monday, Hippity Hop Hop

Easter’s on its way!  Can you believe it is next Sunday?  This week will be all about getting ready for my traditional Easter brunch.

I’m happy for the motivation Happy Homemaker Mondays give me to plan my weeks! Many thanks to Sandra from Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for hosting this wonderful link up each week.

I have lots to do today and this week so straight to the categories:

The Weather

Beautiful spring weather has finally arrived! It’s supposed to be in the upper 60s/lower 70s today and most the week.  Chances of thunderstorms through the weekend though.  I’m hoping not on Sunday!

On My Reading Pile

I’m still slowly working my way through 40 Ways To Look At JFK by Gretchen Rubin but I did pick up another James Rollins book.  Sadly, I’m struggling to get into this one.

The big news really though is that on J’s reading pile is a book he chose to read instead of doing other things for most the weekend (I picked it up on Thursday and he’ll probably be done with it today).  J said Michael Vey, The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans was on par with Harry Potter.  That’s high praise coming from my reluctant reader.

Movies Or Television Shows I Watched This Weekend

The Americans new seasons were on Amazon so I started working my way through season 4 of that.

We also watched Independence Day, Resurgence.  Very glad not to have paid money to watch that one in the theater.  My husband summed it up best when he said, “I can’t decided whether they tried to hard with that one or didn’t try hard enough.”  Either way, we both thought it was awful. 

On My TV

If I have free time during the day, I’ll probably watch an episode or two of The Americans.  Really though with Easter brunch on the horizon and the boys off school Friday, I don’t expect to watch too much TV this week.


I’m focused on Easter Brunch but I guess we still need to eat dinner this week.  My plan is to try to keep it simple.  The weeks before and after Easter are two of the hardest for me to menu plan.

MONDAY:  Pork Chops

TUESDAY: Spaghetti, Salad

WEDNESDAY:  Ham steak (carry over), mac and cheese

THURSDAY:  Chicken

FRIDAY:  I’ll be prepping for Easter brunch so it will probably be something OUT

To-Do List

  1. Not get overwhelmed by all the stuff on the list
  2. Take permission form up to middle school so J can go to assembly at elementary school (Due Today)
  3. Make a plan for getting the house cleaned by Sunday
  4. Plan Easter Brunch (look for blog post on this one)
  5. Check ACT registration dates for G (he’s taking a class that requires it next year)
  6. Go back to Dollar Tree for things I forgot on Friday (plastic silverware)
  7. Go to Target
  8. Figure out what the Easter bunny plans to do for the boys for the holiday
  9. Figure out what I’m forgetting to put on the list


Working on creating an Easter Brunch menu

Looking Around The House

It’s surprisingly not in terrible condition but it’s not exactly company ready either.

From The Camera

I guess I absorbed a tiny bit of the knowledge in all the digital photo books. The way these pictures turned out made me happy.  While I’m still not sure what metering actually is, I now know that if I use the close-up setting on the camera to use a smaller metering number as well.

Ladybug, Ladybug

Ants at work

What I’m Wearing Today

Green tee-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes

Simple Pleasure

Just being outside and enjoying nature

Quote For The Week

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts  (Eleanor Roosevelt)



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12 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Hippity Hop Hop

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I love planting flowers as well as just seeing what springs up in our yard. Hope you have a wonderful Easter as well!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks! It has been a busy week so far and of course, those little unplanned things have crept into the week as well. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  1. Rachel D

    Love your simple pleasure! That is why I didn’t get a post up yesterday, because I was outside with the kids! Hope you have a great week; it is Spring Break here so who knows what I will get into! 🙂
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    1. Jean Post author

      Hope you have been enjoying your spring break and have been getting lots of great weather to go with it!

  2. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hi Hon!

    I hope those storms stay away and you get to keep that amazing sounding weather!!

    Just take each day one at a time and don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Easter did sneak up quickly this year though, didn’t it?

    You’re rocking with that camera now Lady! Love it! Have a beautiful and blessed Easter weekend ahead.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I hope you have been having a great week and have a wonderful Easter weekend as well.


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