We still have a few days to settle in and say goodbye to January. January is currently waving goodbye to us with a rather cold morning and a few snow flurries.
I’m happy to be at home and not working as I’m still getting over my cold. Spent all day yesterday on the couch (and in my pajamas) mostly watching Netflix so I need to be slightly productive to start the week. Time to try to focus on how to do that with a Happy Homemaker Monday post.
After pretty spring-like temps last week, things turned overnight and we woke up to 15 degrees with a windchill of 1. I do think it’s warmed up a bit. There was talk of snow and then, they removed the chances. And now, I see flurries swirling around outside. The rest of the week continues with our up and down pattern, 53 on Wednesday, 35 on Thursday, and a more solid chance for snow next Sunday.
As I Look Outside My Window
I see snow flurries, a few sticking to things here and there, and a gray, overcast sky.
Right Now I Am
Working on this post, letting the cleaners and potions do their magic (what it will take to actually get them clean, I think) in our disgusting bathrooms, and trying to decide what to do next.
Thinking And Pondering
Nothing too deep. I’m thinking of how sick I am of blowing my nose and of being sick. It’s just a cold but it’s still annoying. Pondering all the projects I’d like to get done this week and wondering how much I’ll actually accomplish. I do (so far) work the last 2 days of the week.
On My Bedside Table
Pretty much the same as last week with the addition of a box of tissues and my phone charger.
On My TV
I started watching Colony on Netflix over the weekend and will likely finish with those episodes today. Still need to rest while I’m sick, right? It’s pretty intense and one of the co-creators also created Lost (one of the main actors from that series, Josh Holloway, also plays the lead) so there’s quite a few twists and of course, book references. Already updating my “want to read” list. Proud to have already read a few books referenced during the show.
My husband and I will probably watch Better Late Than Never together later tonight.
On The Menu This Week
It seems like I just went to the grocery store on Thursday so I am not going today even though it wouldn’t hurt. With two teenagers, I think I could go to the store every day and still not have enough food in this house. Yikes!
Unfortunately for them, I’m in a clearing out what we have on hand mood today so it will be a week of interesting menus perhaps. All subject to change, of course.
MONDAY: turkey club sliders, chips (or potatoes)
TUESDAY: basic fried pork chops, baked sweet potatoes
WEDNESDAY: chicken enchiladas, rice
THURSDAY: frozen pizza, salad *I work 8:30-5*
FRIDAY: Pancake Supper at the high school (band fundraiser) *I work 8:30-5*
On My To-Do List
- Take my (now overdue) books back to the library
- Clean the house
- Decorate house for Valentine’s Day (just have a very few things to set out)
- Make plans for husband’s birthday next week
- Write and schedule some blog posts (ones from last week)
What I Am Sewing, Knitting, or Creating
Nothing. Maybe a clean house will inspire me.
My Simple Pleasure
Clean, fresh sheets on the bed.
Lesson Learned The Past Week
From The Camera
Pretty sure my husband only agreed to these because I was sick and miserable but I love them. I feel like such a grown up (ha!) with these on the bed.
Anyone and everyone who is sick and miserable (especially those with far worse illnesses than the common cold), family, friends.
Quote For The Week
My lesson from last week already contains my quote for this week:
The race is not always to the swift. (Aesop)
What’s on your agenda this week?
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