Happy Homemaker Monday, Another Busy October Week

Sometimes these busy fall weeks just sneak up on me.  Like the upcoming one.  Monday night is free as is our entire Friday.  That’s it though!

And that’s why I’m putting together my Happy Homemaker Monday post on a Sunday afternoon when I should be doing so many other things. I’ll be glad I took the time to do it I know. Amended to say: get started as I’m finishing on Monday night.

As always, I’m linking up with our host, Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. So thankful she does this each week to inspire us to be thoughtful about our weeks.

Breakfast Time, What Is On The Plate This Morning

J made chocolate chip muffins! Then a bit later, I had some pumpkin yogurt as I felt the need for a bit more protein.  It will be probably be yogurt again on Monday morning as I work unless I wake up in time to make scrambled eggs.

Right Now I Am

Working on this blog post and trying to decide if I want to go the store before, after, or possibly during the Chiefs game.  I would like to go when it’s less crowded which probably means during the game (I’m sure they’ll have it on the overhead speakers so we can listen). UPDATE: I went to during the game and can I just say “stupid Steelers!” Ugh. Good thing they are my 2nd favorite team.

Looking Around The House

It really hasn’t changed much since last Monday! Another layer of dirt, perhaps?

On Today’s To-Do List

  1. Go to grocery store
  2. Make sure we have clean laundry for tomorrow (don’t forget PE clothes for J!)
  3. Go over weekly calendar just to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything
  4. Figure out some new lunchbox ideas for the boys

Currently Reading

Really need to get on this one! I did download The Box Under The Bed so I could read the story included from Carrie Ann Alexis (one of our Happy Homemaker Monday fellow bloggers).  I read it and loved it! Now to decide if this chicken is brave enough for the rest of the stories in the collection.

On The TV Today

We watched some of The Voice and we’ll probably watch whatever is on after that.

The Weather Outside Is

too dark to tell now. It was a beautiful and sunny fall day though.  A bit chilly to start but just warm enough by the afternoon.  I think the whole week is supposed to be a repeat of that.

On The Menu This Week

MONDAY: We had pork chops, potatoes, and salad *I worked 8:15-3:45*

TUESDAY: Maybe French Toast, Bacon *G has early morning band practice* *I have Bunco*

WEDNESDAY: Chicken legs *G has early morning band practice* *We have a meeting at the middle school about J possibly taking the ACT this school year (7th grade) for some program thing*

THURSDAY: Ham steak and sweet potatoes or out depending on the timing of the day *Both boys have doctor’s appointments* *G has evening band practice*

FRIDAY: Ribs in the crock pot

If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself, I Will

REST! I have the same dry cough, it might be allergies or I might be coming down with something stuff that I get every year at this time.

New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try This Week

Unfortunately, the chicken manicotti from last week was not a big hit.  It needed a lot more sauce, I thought.  Candy apples are on the agenda for this week or weekend (I think I finally have all the supplies).

One Of My Simple Pleasures

Fuzzy socks.

Favorite Photo From The Camera Or Internet

They cut G’s band competition short on Saturday because this storm was rolling into town.  They skipped the finals portion but it was okay because our high school won best overall visual, 1st in their division, and placed 2nd over all based on the preliminary scores.  Not too shabby!

Storm rolling in on Saturday afternoon

Praying For

Good health for family and friends as well as peace for all.

Quote For The Week

Be Kind; Everyone You Meet Is Fighting A Hard Battle. 

(I always thought the source to be Plato but my Internet research has led to find credit going to Ian MacLaren, read more here)


So how was your Monday and what’s on your agenda for the rest of the week?

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6 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Another Busy October Week

  1. Deanna

    My Monday was great! Got more unpacked, found stuff I was happy to see and found stuff we could have care less to see. Of course the stuff we really care about always gets a bit abused, and the stuff we meant to discard before moving unpacks beautifully.

    1. Jean Post author

      Hope you are getting settled in to your new house! Be sure and PM me your new address. We really do need to catch up sometime so I can hear all about how this came to be 🙂 Hope your week goes great!

  2. Sandra

    I’ve had a dry cough for a while, but it’s allergy related. I have an appointment on Thursday to see if they can finally figure out what is the best medication for me, I’m tired of feeling miserable.

    I also downloaded the book and plan to start reading today 🙂

    Hope you have a great week 🙂

    1. Jean Post author

      I hope they figure something out that will work for you. Hoping my stuff is allergy and not bronchitis coming for me. It’s that time of year! Hope you are having a happy Tuesday!

    1. Jean Post author

      It’s been that kind of a week, I think. The storm wasn’t too bad around our area but it hit the area up north pretty good toppling a pretty large dinosaur statue at Worlds of Fun (amusement park). Hope your week is going well!


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