Happy Homemaker Monday, It’s Almost Officially Fall

Fall arrives officially on Friday! I’d be a bit more excited if I weren’t so tired.

It’s yet another week of working a full-time schedule around here. Next week is more of the same. Then, I may sleep for an entire day just because I can!

The computer monitor broke over the weekend so my planning was mostly on bits of paper until tonight.  Glad to join in with Sandra’s Happy Homemaker Monday even if I am posting a bit later than usual.

The Weather

It feels a bit like fall right now and it was a rainy day.  However, all the rain is going to add to the humidity and it’s going to be muggy and in the high 80s later in the week. Right now it’s 71 outside and we have the windows open.

Right Now I Am

Working on this post to try to get a handle on what I need to do this week.  Trying to figure out what I still need to do for Bunco since I am hosting tomorrow night.

On My Reading Pile

Currently abandoned.  Weekend project perhaps?

Movies Or Shows I Watched This Weekend

G introduced me to Parks and Recreation on Netflix.  I’m loving it.  Just the kind of humor I need after some rather long days.  I think my husband and I watched episode 7? of Game of Thrones. It’s slow-going 2 episodes at a time.

My Menu For This Week

This is the part of my post that needs the most work.  First our menu for the week:

MONDAY: We ate at Sam’s Club while buying a new computer monitor. *I worked 7:45-4:15*

TUESDAY: hamburgers and hot dogs *G has early morning band practice* *J has an after school robotics club meeting* *I host Bunco* *I also work 7:45-4:15*

WEDNESDAY: Chicken legs, salad *G has early morning band practice* *I work 7:45-4:15*

THURSDAY: No idea, scrounge through the fridge and freezer/leftovers…*I work 7:45-4:15* *G has evening band practice*

FRIDAY: Subway *Football game night tradition* *I work 7:45-4:15*



I thought about making a separate post but I’m just going to throw it on this one instead.

Appetizers: Summer sausage, crackers, hummus, pita crackers

Main Dish: hamburgers and hot dogs (my husband has agreed to cook these for me and we’ll just have the same dinner) with buns and fixings.

Side Dishes: Chips, Pasta Salad, Broccoli Salad (maybe I’m kind of out of steam tonight)

Desserts: Cheesecake Dip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles or brownies

Drinks: Lemonade, Coke

Table Snacks: Cheese/Caramel Popcorn mix, M&M’s, and one more I haven’t decided on yet.

That’s me trying to keep it simple.

To-Do List

Ha. Ha. HA!

  1. Host Bunco
  2. Reschedule next week’s hair appointment
  3. Attempt to hang on to sanity
  4. Pay bills
  5. Try practice with camera at some point

What I Am Creating

A September Bunco Menu? See above. Not much else although I want to try to make one of these picture walls if things ever settle down.

Looking Around The House

Surprisingly, decent.

From The Camera

This is from a few weeks ago. Sadly, didn’t get a chance to do much with the camera last week.  First one is from J. On the same day he took the photo of the geese in flight, he also took this photo.  The second one is mine of interesting park bench graffiti.

Simple Pleasure

When the recycle bin has more in it than the trash bin.

Quote For The Week

All I can think of at the moment is “just keep swimming” from Finding Nemo.


It’s just been a Monday is all and not a terrible one at that.  The week will improve.  What do you have planned for the week ahead?



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6 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, It’s Almost Officially Fall

  1. Pamela

    Wow, you have a lot going on! There are times when I just gnash my teeth at the job situation I am in here – no bites other than one interview and I’ve still yet to hear the results. Then there are days when I think, I don’t have time to work! I’ll just be happy with what I have now and que sera sera, if it changes, so be it.

    Have a great week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I’m just waiting for a day to collapse! Hopefully, things will work out for you exactly as they are supposed and soon! Hope you are having a great week as well.

    1. Jean Post author

      Being busy means the weeks go by in a blur! My Bunco menu went over pretty well, I thought. Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!

  2. Row.

    Sorry to hear about your monitor but sometimes its nice to get an unexpected break. but I admit my initial reaction is to freak out a bit, but always end up really enjoying the time I get to unplug. Did you get to host Bunco? It always sounds so fun can you believe I’ve never played? come teach me lol Have a good day p.s. that’s one of my favorite…and most used quotes. Just keep swimming. especially when I worked as a parent liaison.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Well, I admit I did freak out a little since we thought the computer was the problem. Yes, I did get to host Bunco, fun time and I made too much food (I don’t know how to scale back on food. I’m always afraid there won’t be enough.). I’d love to come to teach you to play Bunco! LOL. So far though it’s only Monday, this week is going a bit better. Hope you have a great week!


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