Happy Valentine’s Day on Wednesday! Happy Chinese New Year on Friday!
Not sure how much time I’ll have to be on the computer tomorrow so I’m putting my Happy Homemaker Monday post together on Sunday evening. I do enjoy writing these posts as I feel like they give my weeks a bit more structure. Plus it’s fun to look back on all of them at the end of the year.
Red category headings today in honor of Valentine’s Day and The Chinese New Year.
Weird, as always. It’s 30 degrees right now, after yesterday’s cold 14 degree, sleet then snow but not enough to look pretty day. By Wednesday, our predicted high is 60 degrees (I see a Valentine’s Day hike in my future!) before dropping back to 32 degrees on Friday. No snow or anything else predicted this week.
As I Look Outside My Window
Right Now I Am
Sitting at the desk in our bedroom, working on this post, listening to the Olympics on television.
Thinking And Pondering
How to reach my youngest son. Sometimes, even though he’s super smart, he just doesn’t get things. Thinking we need to be spending more time together as a family. Lately, we’ve become really bad at just going our own ways. I know some of that is natural but I think we’ve let it become a bit too much. Pondering how to accomplish that and how to minimize the fussing it’s likely to create (especially from my oldest son).
On My Bedside Table
Clothes to put away, lotion, stack of books
On My TV
Not too much, the Olympics here and there. Will most likely watch The Flash on Tuesday night.
On The Menu This Week
MONDAY: Mango Chutney Chicken and Rice (sounds fancy but I just found a bottle of Mango Chutney in a cabinet that I plan to pour over some chicken in the crock pot)
TUESDAY: Pancakes, what else? I plan to make these Rosa Parks peanut butter pancakes
And now, the menu gets tricky because I’ve decided to give up refined sugar for the duration of Lent. Lent starts on Valentine’s Day so that’s not the best timing, huh?
WEDNESDAY: (Valentine’s Day!) Steak bites, baked potatoes, salad
THURSDAY: Chicken legs, salad *J has a band concert so it may also be OUT*
FRIDAY: Fish of some sort *G has pep band* (We’ll plan to have Chinese food on Saturday so G can join us as he needs to eat early on pep band nights)
On My To-Do List
- Gather items for charity truck coming on Friday
- Plan an outing for this coming weekend
- Take 3 photos every day
- Prep fruits and veggies for the week
- Check deadline for signing G up for ACT (and other school things)
- All the things that I’m forgetting to add to this list
- Take the kids to get Valentine’s Day cards for their dad
What I Am Sewing, Knitting, or Creating
Really need to find a project so I have something exciting to put here instead of my standard answer of nothing.
My Simple Pleasure
Lesson Learned The Past Week
Parenting is hard (already knew it).
From The Camera
New garden flag. I think I can leave it up all of February, don’t you?
My youngest son as he made some less than desirable choices last week. He’s struggling a bit and so naturally we are as well (Honestly, we could use some prayers for the wisdom to guide both our boys).
All those who are still struggling with the nasty flu (and other viruses) still circulating.
Quote For The Week
Saw this on a bumper sticker:
Mind your own biscuits and your life will be gravy.
Thought it was funny and true.
Also, this caught my eye over on Pinterest:
Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path. (unknown)
Don’t forget to check out Sandra’s blog, Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom, where lots of other fabulous bloggers link up for Happy Homemaker Monday.