Did you know? Next Monday is Christmas! Are you ready?
I’m most definitely not ready. Not at all. The boys have 3 days of school left so my goal is to use that time wisely. We shall see if I succeed.
Glad to be linking up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for the Happy Homemaker Monday. The week before Christmas definitely requires a plan!
Did I mention we’re having my husband’s family over for breakfast on Christmas morning? I flip back and forth between excitement and wondering what we were thinking…
Let’s get on with the planning of this week.
Breakfast Time…What Is On The Plate This Morning
It’s an oatmeal day! Cinnamon spice with blueberries mixed into it. AND coffee. Always, coffee.
Right Now I Am
Working on this post, eating the oatmeal mentioned above, and trying hard not to think about all the things I need to do between now and next Monday.
The Weather Outside
More on the delightful than frightful side. The high is supposed to be in the upper 50s today and most of the week. Cold front supposedly moving in for the weekend with a very slight chance of snow on Christmas Eve.
A little overnight snow on Christmas Eve would be perfect. I’ll gladly take the current weather for my last-minute shopping and errands this week. J said he’d rather have big snows in January, the kid is thinking snow days!
Looking Around The House
Surprisingly, not awful (as long as the doors to the boys’ rooms stay closed) but as always, needs a good cleaning. And that is on the list for this week.
On My To-Do List
- Clean out fridge
- Go to grocery store
- Get haircut (today)
- Go to Bunco Christmas potluck (tomorrow)
- Christmas shopping (probably a little every day this week)
- Wrap Christmas presents
- Clean house
- Pay Bills
- Finish Christmas cards (ran out of stamps)
- Buy Stamps
- Send out birthday thank you cards (late with this item)
- Buy more thank you notes (always a good thing to run out of these)
- Finish decorating for Christmas (need husband’s help)
- Buy more garland for living room/kitchen doorway
- Work on a few blog posts
- Make sure we have everything we need for Christmas breakfast
- Clean boys’ rooms (don’t worry I’ll make them help)
- Clean our room (should be easier once Christmas is wrapped, hiding places are hard to come by in a small house!)
- Bake Christmas cookies! (not too many though)
- Any fun last-minute ideas I have time to do…
December magazines and still working my way through How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing With Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets by Dana K White.
On The TV Today
Depends on my mood and whether I’m home enough to watch anything. The local news is on right now because I forgot to turn it off when I did the school run.
On The Menu This Week
My goal is to do a bit better this week and have at least 3 (5 would be great!) regular meals at the table. Seems to be a tall order for this time of year.
MONDAY: Taco Salads (taco meat already cooked in freezer)
TUESDAY: Rotisserie chicken and salad
WEDNESDAY: Pork chops (going to try making them in the crock pot)
THURSDAY: Runza burgers (hamburger with cabbage cooked on top), sweet potato fries
SATURDAY: Probably out (We have a family birthday party at lunchtime)
SUNDAY: Thinking about making chili or maybe lasagna…or just doing snacks..
If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself, I Will
Read or play this silly little game J put on my phone. (Animal Crossing Pocket Camp…I’m hooked!)
New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try
Still need to make Wassail but over the weekend I tried this Red Velvet Cinnamon Roll recipe from Taste of Home. I used a yellow cake mix since I’m not a fan of red velvet cake and thought it sounded yucky as a cinnamon roll base.
They turned out okay but took a really long time to make and I was the only one who actually liked them. J said they were too “lemony” Weird because there was not lemon added to them. I think he just didn’t like the icing. My husband said they were good but then only ate one. G wouldn’t touch them.
Looking Forward To This Week
Sleeping in a bit on Thursday since the boys will be on Christmas break! (unless I end up working…never know)
Favorite Photo From The Camera
Slow-picture taking week around here last week:
I took a few to show off my work painting party stuff. My “masterpiece”: My coworker spoiled me during the Secret Santa gift exchange! Loved everything she gave me. No idea how she knew I wanted a super cozy throw (didn’t write it on my sheet at all) or to get the perfect color to match our sofa! And this candle smells so good! Plus you can absolutely never go wrong giving me a fun coffee mug, I’ll use it. And somehow she also knew to give me one that was dishwasher and microwave safe 😉
Quote For The Week
How about a song instead. My all-time favorite:
Are you ready for Christmas? What’s your favorite seasonal tune?