Happy Homemaker Monday Afternoon

Whew! I feel like it’s been a full day already and it’s just barely afternoon.  It’s precisely 1:30p.m. as I start today’s post.

Original plan: Get up, sip some coffee, maybe make some banana bread, and write this post while it bakes.

Actual plan: Get a 7:30a.m. text about working this morning, hurry up and shower, go to work until slightly after noon, come home and fix lunch for a hungry crew. Take a breath, sit a minute, and write my Happy Homemaker Monday post.

How has your Monday been so far?  I did skip the part about waking up with the blazing headache but thankfully, that seems to have passed.

Let’s just jump into it, shall we?

The Weather This Week

It’s not super hot but it is humid! The kind of day that invented the phrase, “It’s not the heat but the humidity that will get you”  We had so much rain on Saturday. The entire day, it poured and thunderstorms blew over us.  Thankfully, the storms weren’t severe.

Right now it’s 76 degrees and cloudy yet again.  The humidity is 71% to give you an idea how humid is out there.  Looks like they’ve changed the weather a bit since this morning.  We have a good chance of storms on Wednesday and again, Saturday but tomorrow is at least, supposed to be sunny and 80. I’ll take it.  High 70s or low 80s for the rest of the week.

Right Now I Am

Pretty much covered this in my introduction to this post. I am drinking a glass of water to make sure my headache stays at bay.

On My Reading Pile

I put The Disappearing Spoon back in the teenager’s room with the idea, he needed it in sight to pick it up and read it. I’ll pick it back up after school starts. All I really did last week was glance at my July/August magazines.

Movies Or Shows I Watched This Weekend

My husband and I watched Pioneer Quest on Amazon Prime. It was a Canadian show about couples who would get $50,000 for living the life of 1850s pioneers for a full year.  I was out as soon as they showed the reusable toilet paper cloth. It was an interesting show though and certainly did make me appreciate my modern city life.

On My TV

Just working my way through Madam Secretary on Netflix. I’m halfway through season 3.

My Menu For The Week

Should be interesting since I still need to grocery shop, my husband is dealing with a toothache, and we have tons of running to do with all the back to school stuff.

MONDAY: Probably Rotisserie chicken, salad *Mom’s Night Out for so I’ll be on the patio of a local restaurant*

TUESDAY: Sloppy Joe’s, I saw Carrie from Northwoods Scrapbook posted a recipe so I think I’ll give it a whirl  *Schedule Pick Up day for Middle School*

WEDNESDAY: Chicken legs in the crock pot (carry over, yes, again) *Haircut for me in a.m.*

THURSDAY:  Probably OUT *Middle School Transition in the afternoon* *G has evening Band Practice*

FRIDAY:  Pizza Night (I’ve decided to bring back the Friday night is pizza night tradition)

On My To-Do List

Maybe I should just make peace with the fact that this list is ongoing. I did at least get doctor’s appointments made last week which was the biggest item.

  1. Go to the grocery store
  2. Vote on Tuesday (Um, I had the week wrong last week. Oops!)
  3. Pay bills
  4. Call about car warranty/oil change
  5. Figure out what day I want to spend at the DMV for car tag renewal
  6. Do the Fly lady missions this week
  7. Laundry!! Should probably be in the top 5.
  8. Take the kids and go get school supplies
  9. Get a storage tub, items for J’s room (progress!)
  10. Write a few blog posts

What I Am Creating

Still working with the camera but I’m also helping J in his room to make it a bit more functional.

Looking Around The House

I’ll pass.  Time to return to Fly lady and get back to a few routines with it all.

From The Camera

Do you call these pretty pink flowers Surprise Lilies or do you refer to them by their other name? Our old neighbor used to call these flowers Naked Ladies.  Whatever, you call them, I’m glad they are pretty because they do seem to be every where this summer!

What I’m Wearing Today

Well, I did have on a white shirt with blue Capri pants and tennis shoes but changed into a yellow tee-shirt/night-shirt to pit some cherries.  I’ll throw the white shirt that matches back on before I actually leave the house again.

Simple Pleasure

Kitty cat kisses on my nose.  🙂 Our little gray cat is not overly generous with these so it’s always a special treat when she comes up and touches her nose to my own and gives a quick kiss.

Quote For The Week

Stay Patient And Trust Your Journey (Found on Pinterest)  Needed to see this one when I stumbled across it.


And the children are circling the computer like vultures.  SIGH. I’ll get to hit publish but I’ll probably have to catch up with everyone later tonight or even tomorrow morning.  Don’t forget to click the link and go say hi to Sandra from Diary of A Stay At Home Mom’s and all the other bloggers!


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4 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday Afternoon

  1. Rebecca L Knox

    Hello, Jean!
    I enjoyed reading your post. Your Monday sounds about like mine.

    We got the heavy rains down here in southwest Missouri on Saturday, too, and it was wild! I’ve never heard such thunder! Wow! Very humid here, too, this afternoon. I just got home from taking a friend grocery shopping and it’s awful! I’m closing the house up and turning the air back on so I can get my work done.

    I call the flowers surprise lilies, but our old preacher’s wife called them the other name. I used to think that was such an odd name for them, but, yes, whatever you call them, they’re pretty.

    Have a wonderful week ahead and be blessed in all things.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I think those flowers are called the other name because of the lack of greenery on the stems. I keep debating if I want to pick some and bring inside. Of course, the ones in our yard seem pretty spent. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead as well!

  2. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hey Hon! Hope your humidity calms down!! We’ve had some chilly nights – even fallish here at times. I saw my first group of geese flying over last night doing a practice run already!

    The sloppy joe recipe was easy and pretty good but i definitely would have done more meat mixture and put in a little bigger pan to make cornbread more spread out and smaller. I would maybe even through shredded cheese into the cornbread too.

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

      Well, we got more rain to cool us off yesterday and more called for today. Not sure how that will help the humidity though 😉 Thanks for the tips on the sloppy joe recipe. I haven’t made it yet so I’ll keep those things in mind. Hope you have been having a wonderful week!


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