Happy Homemaker Monday, Another Nutty Week

This is my last week of a full-time schedule.  It will be so nice to be back to just slightly busy instead of super busy!

It’s hard to keep up with blogging (and pretty much everything else) while working full-time hours.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up a bit more next week.

Since I’m still determined to keep up with the Happy Homemaker Monday posts hosted by Sandra from Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom, I’m writing this on Sunday afternoon. These posts help me keep somewhat on track no matter what type of week is on the horizon.

Let’s look at the upcoming week…

The Weather

There’s a Facebook meme floating around that says something along the idea of Fall in Missouri means…Absolutely Nothing. It’s 90 degrees outside still.  Currently, it’s 85 and sunny. The pools closed too early this year!  Of course, we can just wait 5 minutes and see what happens.

We are supposed to get some rain on Tuesday and then, the temps are going to be in the low 70s after that.  A bit more like fall.

Right Now I Am

Feeling a bit like this little guy: Just not sure what direction to turn and what to tackle first. 

On My Reading Pile

I did start re-reading Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin since it was on sale for $1.99 on the Amazon Kindle App.  (Oops, there went my on-line shopping freeze!)

Movies Or Shows I Watched This Weekend

Just a few more episodes of Parks and Recreation.  And the first season 3 episode of Fuller House. 

My Menu For This Week

It’s a bit tricky to figure out a fall menu when the weather feels like summer and our schedules are super busy.  This week is thankfully not quite as busy as last week.

MONDAY:  Going to see if my husband will fry fish  *Boys are off school* *I work 7:45-4:15*

TUESDAY:  Chili   *G has evening band practice 6-8:30* *J has robotics club after school until 6* *I work 7:45-4:15*

WEDNESDAY:  Chicken Manicotti *J has robotics club after school until 6* *I work 7:45-4:15*

THURSDAY:  Leftovers or breakfast for dinner *G has early morning band practice* *I work 7:45-4:15*

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

To-Do List

  1. Go to Grocery Store
  2. Get G’s class ring ordered
  3. Camera Practice
  4. Work on e-mail switch (switching my yahoo e-mail over to g mail)
  5. Watch training videos for work (needs to be done by the 30th)

What I Am Creating

Lots of things in the idea stage but no time to get much further.

Looking Around The House

Not too awful but not quite company ready.

From The Camera

The previous week, my husband stopped a program we were watching and said listen.  We could hear an owl in one of our backyard trees. A dusk curfew immediately went into effect for the little gray cat.  Each night close to dark, we heard it.  Wednesday evening I waited on our owl.  I slathered myself with bug repellent and sat waiting on our deck. Watching the sun go down and keeping a close eye on the trees.  While I did not get a photo of the owl, the night did reward my patience.  It grew darker.  Too dark for a decent camera photo of any bird.  And the first owl arrived.  I saw it land on a branch.  Just a large dark outline.  I heard its call and was a bit surprised when I heard another bird arrive and answer.  Then, two large owls silently swooped over my head in the sky above, both startling and scaring me.  Perhaps,I quickly ran inside.  And then ventured back out to listen a bit longer. Here’s a Missouri Department of Conservation photo of the owls we think are out there.

Simple Pleasure

Stepping out on the porch in the morning and hearing the high school band practicing.

Quote For The Week

This item found on Pinterest seems fitting.


What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?



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8 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Another Nutty Week

  1. Tamy

    We’re still in the 90’s too and the fall menu is truly suffering because of it! I can’t see the owls, but what a neat feeling you must have had seeing and hearing that. Owls are such graceful and pretty birds. Have a GREAT week and glad you’ll only be regular busy next week 😀
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    1. Jean Post author

      There weren’t any owls in the pictures, way too dark for pictures by the time they came. I was just sharing the tree/sky outlines 🙂 It was so fun to see them though. My countdown to next week is on. Not sure I’m going to make it which is a bit sad since it’s only Tuesday! Hope your week has started off great!

    1. Jean Post author

      It cooled off for us today so maybe it did for you as well. Not sure about tomorrow’s weather though. Hope you are having a good Tuesday!

  2. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hello Jean! Happy to hear your schedule should start slowing down soon. And I hope it does cool down so you can feel more Fall like there. It’s been starting to feel a lot more like it around here. 😉

    Love that you tried to capture the owls! Love them! Lol Hope you have a blessed rest of the week Hon.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I have the countdown going. Three more days of a “full-time” schedule. And, it rained early this morning and is cloudy and almost chilly tonight. Must admit, it’s kind of nice. I waited for the owls again last night but they never showed so must have moved on. My husband said I was lucky to even see them at all. Hope your week is going great!


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