Ever have those Sunday nights where everyone in the family just pretends it’s a 3 day weekend? That was our Sunday night last night. We just weren’t quite ready for the weekend to end I guess.
Monday came though. It came just the same. Interestingly, even the non-morning people weren’t terribly grouchy this morning. They (I mean me) may need naps later though.
Time to get on with the business of planning this last week of April!
Today is supposed to be warm and windy. Highs in the 70s most the week except on days it might thunderstorm (then, it drops to the 50s): Wed, Fri, and Sat. I’ll take it. I am loving these warm, windy, and sunny spring days.
On My Reading Pile
I renewed my library books but sadly, I didn’t do much reading outside of working my way through a bunch of my April magazines. I need to make reading more of a personal priority.
Movies or Television Shows I Watched This Weekend
After finishing up season 2 of Better Call Saul on Friday night, I didn’t watch anything the rest of the weekend really. Spent most of it outside (and at the grocery store and playing Monkey City on my phone with J). My husband and I are split on Better Call Saul. I love the slow, subtle storytelling pace of the show but he can’t stand it.
On My TV
The Flash is new on Tuesday night and I have a Netflix movie to watch (Jackie). Maybe The Voice but it’s not “have to see” TV for me.
Another rough week to menu plan. I know this is going to be a thing as the weather gets nicer.
Of course, a full week of snacking on Easter candy hasn’t helped any of our appetites either. I actually signed myself up for a 5 day sugar detox challenge. Wish me luck on this one!
Trying to get us turned back around to “real” food this week. Of course, I’m also trying to clear out the pantry (AGAIN) so we’ll see how it all works out.
MONDAY: pork chops, potatoes, iceberg lettuce wedge salad *car to dealership for service*
TUESDAY: steak bites (special request from husband), baked potatoes, asparagus, (grilled cheese sandwiches for kids)
WEDNESDAY: Spicy lemon chicken, veggie rotini (carry over from last week)
THURSDAY: Fish (may try to make this orange shrimp for my husband and myself), probably fish sticks for the boys *coffee with a friend in a.m.*
FRIDAY: chicken enchiladas (special request from G), tacos for the rest of them *I work just the afternoon*
Take car to dealer for routine service
- Fill the pepper shaker so I can quit pouring pepper out of the big container (You would think I’d have done this after the first time I enjoyed? “peppered” eggs for breakfast but no…)
- Confirm Thursday plans
- Clean kitchen
- Take care of poor houseplants in need of re-potting
- Make list of my summer “unavailable” dates for work
- Get G registered to take ACT in June
- Make master to-do list of house (inside and out) projects
- Make list of 3 choices for Mother’s Day weekend activities to give to husband and kids
- Pay bills?
Working on landscaping and adding a small flower garden in the front yard.
Think I may need to add some of those fairy gardens around the area. The boys won’t care but they look so fun that I think I need one. Maybe in this pot of lavender on the front porch? We bought some marigolds for the garden but I decided a few needed to go in this pot by the front door (still working on my spring refresh from a few weeks ago).
Looking Around The House
Same old. Same old. Need to clean the kitchens and bathrooms, clean off kitchen table, etc.
From The Camera
Yesterday’s progress on the flower garden area. I have some summer bulbs planted and was super excited to find a milkweed plant at the local hardware store.
What I’m Wearing Today
Blue Black Hills/South Dakota Tee-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes.
Driving. I don’t mean just to the grocery store or work but I do enjoy a longer car journey and noticing new things along the way.
Quote For The Week
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? (Matthew 7:3-4)
Also, I noticed this bumper sticker on my way back from the car dealership: Got Jesus? It’s hell without him. (Thought it was pretty clever).
Have a great week & don’t forget to check out all the other great blogs linked up to Happy Homemaker Monday hosted by Sandra from Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom!