Happy Monday! It’s a warmer sunshine-y one in these parts.
The early morning did start with temperatures right below freezing which made for a few slick parts on the roads. News reported quite a few fender benders in the rush hour areas. Made me glad to be the one taking my older son to school this morning. Most the roads to the high school were fine. The ones on the way to the middle school were a bit patchy in places.
Made it home to the quiet house, flipped off all the left-on lights, shut the left-open cupboard doors, ate breakfast, and am now enjoying another cup of coffee. Time to get to my Happy Homemaker Monday post.
Be sure to check out the link up with Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. It’s a fun way to plan your week.
My weather app from the local news, I need a new one, this one keeps yelling at me “no longer supported” but still giving me the weather, says we are supposed to reach 50 degrees today! It’s 28 degrees right now so I suppose that’s possible. First part of this week is more of the same before a drop down to 12 degrees at night with 60 percent chance of something, rain or maybe snow?
Right Now I Am
Fussing with this little gray cat: She keeps demanding my attention by jumping up here and walking along the desk. I might feel a bit nicer had she not also demanded my attention at 3a.m. by jumping on me and putting her paws on my face just to make sure I’d wake up and pet her.
About taking a nap later although I probably won’t do it. Also, thinking about all the things I’d like to get done this week and wondering if I’ll manage it. Will mostly depend on my work schedule. Right now, I’m off all week but we all know when you are a substitute, it could change with a single text or phone call.
On My Reading Pile
I finished How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White other than working through the appendix part. Think I’ll write a proper review of it for later this week.
I shared all the books I want to read in 2018 in this post.
On My TV
Well, not the Kansas City Chiefs! Thankfully, spring training for the Royals is right around the corner.
Finished up the second season of The Travelers on Friday night. Throughout the weekend, I spent some random time watching a few episodes of season 10 of Doctor Who. Really like Bill, the new companion, she’s like a breath of fresh air for the show. And I’ve warmed to the twelfth doctor as well and will be sorry to see him go after this season.
Also, decided on a whim last night to try to catch up on The Blacklist on Netflix since they had added season 4 quite a while ago. It’s a good laundry folding show.
Favorite Blog Post This Week (Mine or Other)
A friend of mine recently started a blog: She Sips Coffee
She talks about planning, planners, and of course, sipping coffee! Please, go say hello to her.
On The Menu For This Week
Yesterday (instead of Saturday, turns out it takes a bit longer than I thought to thaw a turkey breast), we had our feast for the Epiphany. Probably a stretch to call it a feast since I forgot the sweet potatoes, didn’t have the green beans I thought we had, and so we ended up with turkey, rolls, and cranberry sauce (I’m the only one who would touch that stuff). As much as I wanted to try this recipe Tamy from Chasing My Life shared, ultimately, I simply roasted the turkey since I wanted to make sure all the picky eaters ate and there weren’t a lot of other options for meals.
Hey, at least we had cake!
MONDAY: Spaghetti, meatballs, salad
TUESDAY: Kielbasa, Cabbage Steaks (trying something new)
WEDNESDAY: Chicken Enchiladas, rice (frozen mini tacos for my husband and J)
THURSDAY: Birthday party/OUT (will probably make turkey and noodles to have in freezer though)
FRIDAY: Pork chops in the crock pot (carry over for about the millionth time)
On My To Do List
- Put away the rest of Christmas (finally!)
- Give the house a proper cleaning (especially the bathrooms)
- Pay bills
- Get the boys haircuts
Rest of the week:
- Gather items for charity truck coming on Friday
- Get January birthday cards (maybe February ones as well)
- MNO on Tuesday
- Birthday gathering on Thursday
- Looks like I
may be workingam on Wednesday now for just a few hours
- Put pictures from last year (and year before) on flash drive
What I Am Sewing, Knitting, or Creating
Need to pick up the camera this week. Would like to get some pictures sorted and maybe framed. Big project for the week will be items for the charity truck and adding pictures to flash drives.
Looking Around The House
Needs a good cleaning!
From The Camera
Need to find a place for the poinsettia now that Christmas is over. Thinking of actually putting some blooms in vases (saw it in a magazine).
On My Prayer List
Family members, friends, the world.
Quote For The Week
“Surrender to what is. let go of what was. have faith in what will be.” (Sonia Ricotti)
What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?