Bit of a late start this morning as it is a holiday. J had a friend sleep-over and they’re both still snoozing which is good considering they were both going strong at 2a.m. YAWN!
It’s also a super chilly start to our week. I think it snowed a tiny bit more (just enough to cover footprints…still waiting for a decent snow where we can’t see the grass poking through) and the current temperature out there is 12 degrees with a predicted high of just 14. Wind chill advisories issued as well.
A good day to stay inside and plan the week ahead while drinking a few cups of coffee. Inspired as always by Sandra’s Happy Homemaker Monday post and link up. Don’t forget to check it out and visit the other bloggers. Maybe join in the fun if you haven’t already!
As I Look Outside My Window (Out The Backdoor Window)
The bright blue and sunny sky belies the bitter cold. Snow birds having a feast on the seed spilled over on to the deck from when I re-filled the bird feeder about a half-hour ago. My cold feet confirm the weather reports.
Right Now I Am
Drinking coffee, wondering what I’ll fix the boys for breakfast (maybe lunch?) , and trying to warm up a bit. Probably should have worn a coat and maybe boots instead of tennis shoes when I went outside to fill the bird feeder.
Thinking And Pondering
I’m determined not to say how this year is already flying by on us. In trying to live my 2018 word, I’ve making an effort to savor bits of each day and week. Doesn’t always work but I’m trying. Also, limiting my time on Facebook. If I click on it and it seems filled with negativity, I’m clicking right back off of it (and usually right over to Pinterest because we have to waste time somehow).
On My Bedside Table
The usual, a mess! Clothes I need to put away, books, my phone, usually a little gray cat staring out the window, and lately, a large bottle of cocoa butter lotion.
On My TV Tonight
No idea. Maybe season 2 of Humans on Amazon. I know the winter season premier of The Flash is on tomorrow night so that’ll be on Tuesday.
My husband is watching Silverado back here so it’s providing my background noise. Can also occasionally the snowbirds chirping outside.
On The Menu This Week
No idea! Certainly don’t want to go grocery shopping in sub-zero wind chills. Hmm, looks like other than spaghetti we didn’t follow the plan at all last week. Lots of repeats for this menu.
MONDAY: Maybe French Toast (from freezer) and sausage
TUESDAY: Tacos, chicken enchiladas for G and myself
WEDNESDAY: So, I still haven’t made the pork chops in the crock pot…
THURSDAY: Kielbasa or turkey sausages, cabbage steaks
FRIDAY: *I work 8:30-5:30* Probably pizza in some form
On My To-Do List
- Get another bag ready for the charity truck (They delayed last Friday’s pick up a week)
- Go to grocery store (when it warms up later this week)
- Work so far just on Friday this week
- Mail some packages
- Clean off dresser and bedside table (Wonder where I got that idea?)
- Clean out one desk drawer (the top needs it as well)
- Find a calendar for back here
- Write a few blog posts
- Clean out fridge
- Still need to organize pantry
What I Am Sewing,Crocheting, Knitting, or Creating
My Simple Pleasure
Finding a new science fiction TV series to watch (and watching old ones as well). Stumbled on this gem on Amazon Prime: Humans. Ready to start season 2! Bonus: My husband liked it and watched it with me. Do have to admit though I watched it right after finishing season 10 of Doctor Who (another great one!) and spent some time thinking The Doctor would show up and declare it alien technology and fix everything for everyone.
Lesson Learned The Past Week
Things have a way of working themselves out if I simply take a step back. Hard one for a former/reformed control freak.
And a bonus repeat lesson: It’s okay to say no to someone’s plans if they don’t work for me. No explanation necessary.
From The Camera
Everyone should have a laundry folding cat!
(Don’t get too jealous, she’s folding laundry to make up for puking in my black pumps. Yuck-o!)
A couple of old friends, anyone who has to be out in this frigid weather, family
Quote For The Week
Has to be a Martin Luther King, Jr one for today, of course:
Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.
And now that lunchtime’s arrived, I suppose I should finish this post and actually go change out of my pajamas and fix something. What’s on your agenda for today?