Happy Homemaker Monday, End Of January

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.

The Weather

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

  1. Take my (now overdue) books back to the library
  2. Clean the house
  3. Decorate house for Valentine’s Day (just have a very few things to set out)
  4. Make plans for husband’s birthday next week
  5. 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

Just a refresher course in this:

From The Camera

We bought new sheets for our bed. I love the pattern.

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.

Prayer List

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?

Don’t forget to visit our host, Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom!



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16 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, End Of January

    1. Jean Post author

      The cold is just a time of year/job hazard thing. I opted to stay home today and really do feel quite a bit better tonight. I think my Green tea/vitamin/Emergen-C/Ziacam at the start really did help a bit. Now if the weather would just cooperate and make up its mind a bit…Hope you have a wonderful week also!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Just a few more months and it’ll be sweltering hot and we’ll be missing this up and down weather (maybe). Hope you have a great week as well!

  1. Beverly Meyers

    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Did you buy your sheets from Target? They remind me of a set I have been using that I bought there. The ones I have are very comfortable.
    I liked reading your review of the cleaning/organizing book. I do agree that the hardest part is JUST doing it. It feels like dishes are never done. Along with laundry.
    I have been binge watching Grantchester on Amazon Prime.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. No, we actually bought them from Sam’s Club. If my husband’s involved, the store answer is usually Sam’s Club. I have been better about doing the dishes (well, until I was sick but trying to get back to it today) after reading that book. One thing winter (and being sick) is good for…an excuse to binge watch lots of television shows.

  2. Carol

    Oh those sheets are beautiful! Love them! And I hear you on the I-could-shop-every-day thing — one teen and one almost teen, and one 8 YO who eats like a teen! It’s never-ending, LOL! Have a great week!
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  3. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Happy Monday Jean!
    Yes, good bye to Januray – and to cold and flu season! Ugh! Hope you feel better soon. Love that tortoise and the hare statue. Such true words.
    And I LOVE your new sheets!! So pretty. Anything floral calls my name anyway. 😉
    Have a blessed week ahead my Dear! xoxo
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I like most floral patterns but my husband doesn’t always (hardly ever) share my taste. Hope you have a wonderful week as well.

  4. Rachel

    So sorry you aren’t feeling well. We are also in the up/down/up/down temperatures pattern. Today it is cold and snowy. Tomorrow it is supposed to be 20, then on Wednesday back up to 45. I give up trying to predict the weather. I look at the weather right before going to bed so I have some idea what to wear the next day. Love the new sheets; that is a great pattern! Have a great rest of the week!
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks. I am feeling better just super tired which may be our weather today (Warmer but the clouds sure seem to be planning a party.). Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday so far.


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