Even with Halloween thrown in there (we have no plans), our week is noticeably less busy than the previous ones. Still need to plan out the week.
Joining in, as always, with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for the Happy Homemaker Monday link-up. Don’t forget to go visit her and the other bloggers.
Breakfast Time, What Is On The Plate This Morning
Pumpkin spice oatmeal and coffee.
Right Now I Am
Eating breakfast while working on this post. Also, listening to J in the next room (he stayed home sick today) and the cat complain about being inside (she came in not five minutes ago at her own request).
The Weather Outside
It’s cloudy, windy, 48 degrees, and looks like rain although none is forecast. Good weather for the Chiefs and chili later. They’re calling for a cold Halloween as well. Rest of the week shows fairly mild with it warming back up for the weekend with a high of 75 predicted for Sunday.
Looking Around The House
I see lots of things needing attention and a good cleaning. I’m thinking I need to find a good month-long cleaning project or checklist for the month of November and focus on getting the house completely (okay, presentable at least) by December 1.
On Today’s To-Do List
Didn’t really expect J to stay home so my plan is a little off today.
- Work 1:30-3:45 (just covering so a teacher can go to an appointment)
- Clean the bathrooms, they’re gross bordering on disgusting
- Pay bills
- Grocery store & Target run will have to wait until tomorrow
- Gather clothing and items for charity truck coming on Friday
- Finish (YAY!) up blog posts in 31 Days Series
I picked up two library books last week but I’ve yet to start them. This week I actually feel well enough (no pounding congestion headache) and should have time to read! On my book pile:
- The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
- The 6th Extinction, A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins
- Not books but I also have an overflowing pile of October magazines to read and recycle
On The TV Today
With J home, I doubt I’ll have it on much unless he’s watching something. G has me watching a Netflix series called The Magicians which is kind of intriguing (definitely a show for older teens!). I may catch up on it later tonight or tomorrow. Has a bit of a Harry Potter, “the college years”, vibe to it but it’s intriguing enough on its own.
It’s based on a set of books by Lev Grossman, so adding those books to the want to read list. Or maybe I’ll give them to G for Christmas and then, just borrow them to read myself.
Oh, I almost forgot, The Kansas City Chiefs will, of course, be on the TV tonight.
On The Menu This Week
Maybe now that things are slowing down a bit, I’ll be able to follow my menu plans a bit better. Maybe.
MONDAY: Chili *I work 1:30-3:45*
TUESDAY: Happy Halloween! I feel like I should have some Halloween inspired meal but I’m coming up blank at the moment. Maybe a snack type dinner (this means hot dogs for the boys and left-over chili for my husband in addition to whatever I’d put out there…) or Taco Soup (leaning toward that)
WEDNESDAY: Chicken legs, potatoes, salad
THURSDAY: Ribs in crock pot (carry over from last week)
FRIDAY: BLT salad, baked potatoes or possibly OUT *I work 1:30-3:45*
New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try
Last Wednesday, I helped G make this Guatemalan Banana Bread for his Spanish class fiesta.
The boys really liked it (and it was a hit in his class as well, he only brought one small slice home). It’s quite a bit lighter than the traditional recipe I use. Also, quite a bit easier to make.
One Of My Simple Pleasures
Reading, something I haven’t been doing nearly enough lately.
Favorite Photo From The Internet Or Camera
At the moment, patience!
Quote For The Week
In a world of people who could care less, be someone who couldn’t care more. (unknown)
Can you believe this is the end of October? What do you have planned for the week?