We were away last week on a trip, I suppose you could call it a vacation. I’m not sure I would call it that.
Sometimes trying to make the best of things still leaves you feeling a bit flat. We had an unexpected death in the family the week before we left. Going to a funeral the day before leaving for an extended trip was a bit rough.
It was the kind of vacation that left me needing a vacation but not because we did too much. In fact, it was if anything the opposite.
We cut our trip a bit short to come home earlier for a family member’s birthday. I wanted to be selfish and go on our entire and probably much too long trip but the teenager encouraged us to do the right thing so we skipped the mountains and arrived home on Friday as opposed to Sunday evening.
Now, it’s back to the reality of a busy week. I am glad though to be back to blogging. Once again, I’m joining in the Happy Homemaker Monday link up hosted by Sandra over at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom.
The Weather This Week
Funny, we went to the desert last week only to return to heat advisory weather here this week. Mid to upper 90s all week. Add in the humidity and it’s going to feel lots hotter out there.
Right Now I Am
Barely awake, drinking my coffee with almond milk and trying to get this post together before the boys wake up and I lose my computer to J.
On My Reading Pile
Returned all my overdue books to the library before we left on our trip. J did want to read with me last night (hardly ever happens!) so I grabbed an old favorite off the shelf. I’m now re-reading A Wrinkle In Time.
Movies Or Shows I Watched This Weekend
I did watch one of my favorite movies on the way home from our trip. The Martian will get you from Oklahoma City to El Dorado, Kansas if you are traveling the turnpike. Yesterday, I also watched Interstellar, a $5 Wal-Mart bin find. And yes, I do have a weird obsession with incredibly long space movies (especially ones with Matt Damon ;)).
The only other things I watched over the weekend were a few episodes of Orange Is The New Black with my husband. And The Candy Crush game show, it was okay.
On My TV
I’m not really sure. It’s going to be so hot that I’m sure we’ll be watching a bit of it.
Menu For This Week
I’ve been told summer weather and spaghetti do not go together so I guess that’s off the menu until cooler days arrive. Our record for choosing quality restaurants on this trip was a little sad so I’m going to try to make things I know we all like this week.
TUESDAY: Ham (in freezer), potatoes, and cornbread *I have Bunco*
WEDNESDAY: Chicken legs
THURSDAY: Roast in the Crock Pot *I work 12-6* *Mom’s Night Out* (it’s usually not the same as Bunco week except for this month)
FRIDAY: Hoping my husband will cook fish *I work 12-6*
On My To-Do List
- Pay bills
- Mow the lawn
- Finish up laundry (thankfully, this is mostly done)
- Make Doctor appointments for the boys
- See if there is a way to squeeze a weekend trip in before school starts
- Register boys for school
- Put batteries in the kitchen clock
- Clean out fridge before Tuesday
- Get Summer materials for a couple of G’s classes
- Make some plans for J next week since G has band practice
- Look up driver’s ed course times for G
- Figure out plan for de-cluttering and cleaning the whole house
- Practice more with camera, I didn’t get enough practice before our trip and it shows
- Write a few trip reviews for trip advisor
- Break down and make a summer bucket list for our last 4 weeks of summer (!!)
What I Am Creating
I’d like to create a clean, organized house in time for back to school. We’ll see how that goes…
Looking Around The House
It’s been worse but for some reason I’m in a spring cleaning mood. I think it started when I realized house-keeping doesn’t follow you home from your hotels.
From The Camera
I was a bit obsessed with the skies in New Mexico and Texas. The first two are New Mexico skies. The second photo is the sky at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas.
What I’m Wearing Today
Still in my nightshirt at the moment. Will probably go change into a tee-shirt and jean shorts and tennis shoes to mow and then, a new tee-shirt and shorts and sandals after that.
The sights and sounds of home. I love to travel but (for me) nothing beats sitting on my own front porch with the cat enjoying the flowers, green grass, and tall trees as the lightning bugs start dotting the sky in time to the cicadas’ chorus along with the background noises of distant lawn mowers and light traffic.
Quote For The Week
Do you have a busy week on your horizon?