Happy Homemaker Monday, Happy November

Did you enjoy your extra hour of sleep over the weekend? We had a cool, cloudy day Sunday so perfect for a little extra sleeping.

It’s even cooler this morning.  I can’t even explain how happy it makes me to know it will be light out when I get up in the mornings now.  Judging from Internet land, I must be in the rare 1 percent of the population who prefers standard time.

Now that I have coffee in hand, it’s time to plan my week.  Remember when I said last week was not so busy?  And then, life laughed at me.  Time to try again.

Glad to be linking up to the Happy Homemaker Monday post hosted by Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.  Go check it out!

Breakfast Time: What Is On The Plate This Morning

So far just coffee and my stomach is starting to complain about it a bit.  Later, I plan on cooking cinnamon rolls (from a tube) and frying up some bacon.  I may go ahead and eat my last yogurt first, Tropical Escape.  Oh, how I could use one about right now!

Right Now I Am

Waiting for J’s friends to wake up so I can make breakfast (and stop tip-toeing around).  Also, trying to consume enough coffee to properly be awake. We celebrated J’s birthday with his friends a bit early this month by letting him have some friends stay over.  By the way, Daylight Savings has no effect on the time tween and teenage boys go to bed during an overnight.

The Weather Outside

Cold! 31 degrees and now cloudy, I know I saw a bit of blue earlier this morning.  Supposed to have a high of a balmy 46 degrees today. It was in the 60s on Friday, typical Midwest weather.

Looking Around The House

G had friends stay over Friday and Saturday, three of J’s friends spent the night last night (no school today for teacher work day) so…let’s skip this part.

On Today’s To-Do List

  1. Finish This Post
  2. Finish my book due back to the library tomorrow (it’s new so no renewal option)
  4. Plan out some blog posts
  5. Clean out fridge before trash day tomorrow (been neglecting it for a couple of weeks)

Currently Reading

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin.  Interesting theories.  The quiz I took (in the book) said I was pretty evenly split between being the Obliger (5 points) and the Questioner (4 points) with a tiny bit of Rebel (2) thrown in for good measure. Except, of course, my main tendencies don’t overlap according to her chart.  Not really surprised to find myself in some void category.

And the on-line version just pegged me as a full Rebel.  Now, I’m really confused. Better finish the book I guess.

Finished up The 6th Extinction by James Rollins and loved it. Really interesting theories in this one.  Hoping there might still be some books by this author I haven’t read on the library shelves.

On The TV Today

No idea.  Probably nothing requiring any concentration.  Maybe I’ll finish re-watching season 4 (random) of Doctor Who while folding laundry.  Or maybe The Bourne Supremacy since I watched The Bourne Identity (Yes, again. Favorite movies are favorite movies.) on Saturday afternoon.

On The Menu This Week

My goal this week is to somehow get us back to eating a little healthier.  Halloween followed by birthday party (even small gatherings require cake) followed by Thanksgiving coming soon…I need to get a handle on things.

Of course, the complete derailment from the menu plan last week also means lots of carry over items this week.

MONDAY: Rotisserie Chicken, Salad

TUESDAY: Ribs in crock pot (not an ideal cold weather meal but I’d like my freezer space back) *I have a 4p.m. hair appointment*

WEDNESDAY: Chicken legs, potatoes *I work 8 to 4*

THURSDAY: Fazolis for school fundraiser *I work 8 to 5*

FRIDAY: No idea, probably leftovers (J wanted tacos last night so I may freeze those leftovers as option) *Possibly out for family birthday but I haven’t heard any plans yet*

New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try

I’ve saved this Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake (Yes, I know not healthy) to my Something Different for Dinner Board on Pinterest.  Looks like a perfect dinner for the boys and I one night while my husband is off hunting.

One Of My Simple Pleasures

Playing around with my camera although I’ve noticed I much prefer to be in the moment when stuff is happening so rarely take photos of people.

Favorite Photo From The Internet Or Camera

Trouble narrowing it down this week so I have four to share!  Two in honor of the time change and two from the birthday fun.

Beautiful sky on Monday morning, now I’ll be up in time every day to enjoy more of them!

Sleepy kitty…

J wanted to do laser tag for his birthday

Breakfast is almost ready.

Praying For

The world to be a kinder, gentler place.

Quote For The Week

Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti! (Author Unknown)


What’s going on in your corner of the world on this first full week in November?


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11 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Happy November

  1. shellie

    i always enjoy reading your post! Your pictures are amazing! Those cinnamon rolls make me want some! Hope you have a blessed week!

  2. Tamy

    I’m running late this week with getting back from up north and getting sick right away. The time change is also messing with me BIG time too. Though I do prefer standard time, if they’d just leave it here!

    That sleepy kitty picture is too cute. Oh, and could you pass me a cinnamon roll please? 😀 Have a GREAT week.
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    1. Jean Post author

      I say that every year, the days get naturally shorter and longer, just leave the time alone. Wishing I could sleep like a cat this week but way too busy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hey Hon! I know what you mean about trying to eat healthier! The holidays are coming up so fast …and tis the season of indulgence, so trying to be better there too. Lol 😉

    Love your pics as always ! And your inspiration too. HOpe you’re having a wonderful week Jean! xoxo
    PS: Now I”m craving cinnamon rolls 😛
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    1. Jean Post author

      This year just continues to fly by on us doesn’t it? We were in a store tonight and the clerk said something about it already being December and it took me a minute until he said according to the TV. Thanks, weeks been okay. Super busy with work and not nearly enough time with the camera. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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