Today, I’m happy it’s Monday and happy to be at home for it! Holiday weekends and celebrations are wonderful but it’s always nice for me to get back to a bit of a routine.
Or enjoy the peace and quiet of an empty house while everyone else goes back to work and school. After a busy out-of-town weekend, an argument over homework (Dear Teachers of Seventh Grade Students, assigning homework over holiday breaks is not cool and sort of like punishment for parents!), and a rough morning, I feel like I’ve earned my time in the quiet today.
Time to join in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom and plan the week ahead with Happy Homemaker Monday.
Breakfast Time…What Is On The Plate This Morning
Scrambled egg with a few pieces of leftover bacon mixed in it, toast, and coffee. Trying to limit the sweet stuff.
Right Now I Am
Working on this post, thinking about the things I do need to do today as well as that I need to jump in the shower.
The Weather Outside
Really nice! It was already in the 50s when I returned from dropping J off at school this morning. It’s supposed to be almost 70 degrees later this afternoon.
The highs are all supposed to be in the 50s for the rest of the week, seems typical for late November lately.
Looking Around The House
It’s in a bit of a transition, the Christmas tree is up and partially decorated, the Thanksgiving stuff needs to go down to the basement, and then there’s the usual piles from the weekend.
On Today’s To Do List
- Finish putting away Thanksgiving decorations/put up a bit more Christmas
- Grocery Store
- Maybe some Cyber Monday shopping
- Clean House
- Gather up a few items for charity truck coming Friday
Haven’t started any new books yet but I have a pile of library books waiting! I’ll probably just glance through the November magazines today before tossing them in the recycle bin.
On The TV Today
Not sure what I’ll watch while folding laundry. Depends on my mood. Maybe the Game of Thrones disc so we can send it back (My husband watched the episodes without me!).
On The Menu This Week
Definitely craving lighter fare after a weekend full of heavier meals and eating on the road (we traveled to Oklahoma to spend Thanksgiving with my husband’s aunt and grandparents). We probably won’t stick to this order, the fish depends on when my husband’s schedule best allows him to fix it for us.
MONDAY: Taco Salads (taco meat in freezer)
TUESDAY: Chicken legs (in freezer, leftover from J’s birthday)
WEDNESDAY: Chili (not light but J’s requested it a few times now and I can freeze leftovers for a busy day next month), cornbread
THURSDAY: Crock pot Cashew Chicken, rice or noodles
FRIDAY: Crappie, corn, garlic bread *I work 8-4*
If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself, I Will
Get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather!
New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try This Week
The Crock Pot Cashew Chicken will be new.
Looking Forward To This Week
Weirdly, I’m looking forward to working on Friday.
Favorite Photo From The Camera
Quote For The Week
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
What’s on your agenda for today and the rest of the week?