Happy Homemaker Monday

Hope everyone had a great Easter.  We had a nice time hosting our traditional Easter brunch and visiting with family.  It was a bit rough getting back into the Monday routine this morning though.

Jumping straight into the categories this morning.

The Weather

Well, it rained pretty much all night Saturday making our yard a muddy mess for brunch yesterday.  The year before was snow.  I think I’m due dry, sunny, and warm weather for next Easter (which, by the way, is on April 1st, no fooling!).  Onto the weather we’re expecting this week:  great Spring day today, sunny & 70s, tomorrow, warmer and a slight chance of rain, warm and dry until the weekend when it cools off and is supposed to rain again.

On My Reading Pile

Pretty much the same books as the last few weeks.  I need to renew or return my pile of books about digital photography as I think they are all due back tomorrow.  Maybe I’ll take a little reading break today while I’m cleaning up from Easter brunch yesterday.

Movies or Television Shows I Watched This Weekend

My husband and I watched the movie, Sully, about the airline pilot who landed the plane on the Hudson river.  We both thought the movie was very well done and not too long (rather refreshing).  We also finished up season 4 of The Americans.  Now, it’s sit around and wait for season 5 to come to Amazon.

On My TV

I’m not sure.  I think I’ll try to do more reading this week although I watched a couple of episodes of Fringe yesterday after brunch and might re-watch the episodes I own (impatience made me buy some when it was on Netflix and they hadn’t added season 4 or 5 yet) of it.   If my husband watches The Voice, I’ll probably watch some of that with him.


Another hard to plan menu week around here.  It’s school testing week so I feel compelled to at least try to put decent dinners on the table.  It’s also the week after Easter brunch so I have very little motivation to be in the kitchen.   Oh, and absolutely no desire to set foot in a grocery store! A complicated combination.

MONDAY:  Chicken Legs, Potatoes, Salad, Fruit left-over from brunch (this also goes in the boys’ lunches all week)

TUESDAY:  I’m going to play Bunco and leaving my husband in charge so probably brisket leftover from brunch, probably fried potatoes, and maybe fruit (doubtful)


THURSDAY:  Spicy lemon chicken (this is an old crock pot recipe that I have to find), vegetable rotini (probably all J will eat)

FRIDAY:  Leftovers, grilled cheese sandwiches, OUT, I have no idea

To-Do List

  1. Finish cleaning up from Easter brunch yesterday (I think I just have one round of dishes left to go in dishwasher and some to wash by hand)
  2. Laundry!!
  3. Take inventory of kids’ summer clothes, both boys seem to need shorts
  4. Work Tuesday
  5. Spend a bit more time blogging and visiting other blogs (I missed getting around to visit a lot of you last week)
  6. Clean the house (always)
  7. Maybe work Friday
  8. Check on library books/renew or return them
  9. Buy more cold medicine (G had an awful cold all last week)


Hoping to do a little landscaping in the front yard.  My sister gave me a butterfly bush yesterday and I need to figure out where I want to plant it.

Looking Around The House

We should have cleaned better before Easter brunch but it doesn’t look awful.

From The Camera 

The Easter bunny came to visit!

Part of the Easter brunch spread

What I’m Wearing Today

White tee-shirt with elementary school logo, black Capri pants, and tennis shoes.

Simple Pleasure

Being able to relax a bit in an empty and quiet house on a Monday morning after a busy weekend.

Quote For The Week

For we walk by faith, not by sight.  (Corinthians 5:7)

Comparison is the thief of joy (Theodore Roosevelt)


Don’t forget to go visit Sandra and all the other bloggers in her Happy Homemaker Monday link up.

What do you have planned for your week?





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16 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday

  1. Rachel D

    Happy Monday. Glad that your brunch went well. I am also having a hard time getting into the swing of things. Today is our kids’ last day of Spring Break and I have to tutor this afternoon even though I really don’t want to. I have no motivation to do anything today…. but I will get off my tush and get some things done. I totally hear you on the not wanting to cook or go to the grocery store. Decided to put off going to the store today so we will be having eggs, sausage and toast for dinner, along with leftover fruit from yesterday.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Well, it’s Wednesday and I’m still looking for my motivation (although I did have a rather long day yesterday so maybe I had some motivation and have simply run out of it again). Still haven’t made it to the store either, need to clean out the fridge first. Hope your week is going well and you are getting lots done!

    1. Jean Post author

      We really liked the way the movie was presented. I really can’t think of a Tom Hanks movies I didn’t like except maybe that one where he was stuck on an island or something. We did have a nice Easter brunch. Hope your week is going great as well!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks. It’s funny how the little bunny just started showing up around Easter and I actually haven’t seen him since. Maybe he was the Easter bunny after all? I do like to try to have a lot of choices when I host brunch. Hope you are having a nice week so far.

  2. Christine

    Oh my gosh!! That Easter bunny is so cute!!

    I had no idea Easter was April Fools Day next year. I’m definitely going to have to brainstorm for that!

    Good luck this week! I hope you have a relaxing recovery from Easter brunch 🙂
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I’m thinking confetti Easter eggs will definitely need to be a part of next Easter (as long the weather is decent…).

  3. Carrie@ northwoods scrapbook

    Sounds like you had a lovely Easter Jean! And your food looked so yummy. 😉 Love that it’s the time of year to think about planting new shrubs (& hopefully my pots of flowers sometime soon! )

    Hope you have a blessed week ahead dear Friend! Xoxo

    1. Jean Post author

      We did have a nice Easter, thank you! This is my favorite time of year. I’m thinking of attempting to re-do the landscaping in our front yard and make it look a bit nicer. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  4. Sandra

    Your brunch looks so yummy 🙂

    I also love The Americans, such a good show, but I have to catch up on the last season.

    Have a wonderful week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! It really is a good show. Of course, I think some of the appeal for me is the setting in the 80s since I was about the same age as their daughter during that time frame (yes, I’m THAT old, LOL). I was sad to see the current season (or are they doing one more?) will be the last one but I suppose you can only stretch a decade out for so long. Hope your week is going great so far!

    1. Jean Post author

      I’m still working my way through my Monday to-do list. Good for you for having everything done. Hope you get your relaxing weekend!


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