A bit of slow start around here after staying up much too late to see 2017 properly out the door. While the Black-eyed peas simmer and the wassail warms up in the crock pot, I’m writing my first post of 2018.
Can’t think of a better way to start my blog writing in the new year than with a Happy Homemaker Monday post. I’m so glad Sandra (our host over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom) decided to put one up on her blog today.
COLD. Our actual temperature read -3 degrees upon waking this morning. We’ve now warmed up to a balmy 6 degrees. The sun’s shining brightly though. Cold and clear, we’re going to hit the low 20 degree mark later in the week and my app shows 39 degrees with a 50% chance of something (snow/rain/mix?) for next Sunday. We’ll see…
Right Now I Am
Wondering if I should just stay in my pajama bottoms all day. I did throw on a sweatshirt earlier so I could go outside and freeze a bubble (and myself!). Not quite as exciting as the news might have implied.
About how I’m not ready for the boys’ Christmas break to end (they go back to school on Wednesday) and hoping this year doesn’t go at the same insanely fast speed as last year. Okay, I’ll just admit it, I’m also hoping for a surprise giant snowstorm. Yes, me, lover of all things summer, wants some fluffy white snow to go along with our freezing weather (though I’d have no complaints if it warmed up a teeny bit).
On My Reading Pile
Planning to make a list of at least 18 books I’d like to read in 2018. Need to inspire myself to do better in the reading category. For today and tomorrow, I’ll probably just finish looking at the December/January magazine issues and check out the Amazon Prime Kindle First Editions.
On My TV
I’ve been watching season 2 of my science fiction show, The Travelers on Netflix. Also, I finished season 3 of Fuller House over the weekend. Really hope they get a season 4, there aren’t enough shows with that silly, campy style anymore. I miss it.
Favorite Blog Post This Week (Mine or Other)
Glad to see this category back. I did read a few blog posts over the weekend worth sharing but this one from my blogging friend Lisa, over at The Meaning Of Me was my favorite: Life Goes On-Open Thought Vortex
On The Menu For This Week
Let me join in the collective echo on the Internet saying, our meals will be healthy, budget meals based on our pantry offerings. Think I’ve been saying that for a while. Hmm…
MONDAY: Ham, Black-Eyed Peas (this recipe, we eat it as dip), and Salad. Plus left-over desserts from last night (chocolate pie and a pink champagne cake from the grocery store).
TUESDAY: Copy cat Chik-Fil-A sandwiches, chips, left-over veggie tray from NYE (probably left-over chili for J who’s not a Chik-Fil-A fan, where oh where did we go wrong with that child?)
WEDNESDAY: Tacos (the boys’ first day back at school)
THURSDAY: Finally going to put those pork chops in the crock pot!
FRIDAY: baked spaghetti
On My To Do List
- Take inventory in the kitchen cabinets, freezer, and pantry (I’m working my way through a meal planning challenge)
- Grocery store (hoping for a tiny trip!)
- Put away the rest of the Christmas decorations
- Get e-mail under control (figure out how to turn off a few notifications)
- Complete another free Sugar Detox Challenge
What I Am Sewing, Knitting, Or Creating
Trying to figure out something to make the kitchen table look a little more cheerful but not like Christmas.
Looking Around The House
It looks like we’ve been on a break but there are places to sit in the living room so I’m going to call it okay. Massive decluttering starts tomorrow.
From The Camera
On My Prayer List
Family, Friends, Strangers.
Quote For The Week
Thanks for reading my blog, hope all my readers had a wonderful New Year and 2018 brings you lots of happy moments, both big and small.