Happy Homemaker Monday, Farewell To February

We’re on our second day of sunshine this morning. I’m seeing more robins in the yard. Feeling a bit restless.  Could it be spring is on its way?

First, we must get through the last Monday in February. Glad to link up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for these posts. Makes planning Mondays fun.

On to the categories…

Breakfast time…what is on the plate this morning…

Big breakfast to see if I’d do a bit better with the no refined sugar thing today: 2 egg omelette with red peppers and Parmesan cheese plus 2 slices of pumpernickel toast and of course, coffee. Glad I’m the only one home because I browned my eggs a bit more than I intended (sounds nicer than almost burned them, yes?)

On Today’s To-Do List

Mostly the usual…

  1. Write and publish this post
  2. Clean out the fridge
  3. Go to the grocery store
  4. Call about getting car serviced
  5. Clean rest of house/maybe make a spring cleaning plan
  6. Get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather!

Currently Reading

Despite renewing all my library books, I picked up a book off my own shelf and am now in the middle of reading Raising A Responsible Child: How To Prepare Your Child For Today’s Complex World by Dr. Don C. Dinkmeyer Sr. and Dr. Gary McKay.  It’s insightful.

I also have the Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle book sitting there but I’m stalled on reading it AGAIN. Just doesn’t do it for me. Might be time to call it on that one.

On The TV Today

Probably not too much. I was bad on Friday and watched the entire season 2 of The Magicians on Netflix. Time for a TV break although my husband may have said something about The Voice starting again…if that’s tonight, I might watch it with him. And of course, I’ll watch The Flash on Tuesday night.

The Weather Outside Is…

SUNNY! And yes, I’m shouting it. Sunny and getting warmer! Perfect after a week of rainy cloudy skies.  Of course, the rainy, cloudy skies return mid-week but then leave for the weekend and no icy nonsense in the forecast.

On The Menu This Week

No grilling during the ice storm!

Struggling for ideas this week so let’s look at how last week went first:

MONDAY: Tacos.  We did follow this plan! We also had yellow rice with the tacos.  Extra taco meat is in the freezer.

TUESDAY: We were all here, no work or Bunco for me because of the weather.  Instead of left-overs we had spaghetti.

WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti We had fried pork chops and baked sweet potatoes

THURSDAY: Pork Chops We ordered pizza

FRIDAY: Fish We all had left-overs. I did get my fish fix on Saturday night though when we had fish and oven-fried potato chips! 

The plan for this week:

MONDAY:  Chicken Enchilada Casserole (left-over tacos or rotisserie chicken for my husband and J)

TUESDAY: French Toast and bacon per request (I’ll probably have a salad with left-over rotisserie chicken)

WEDNESDAY:   Slow cooker broccoli beef, rice

THURSDAY: Kielbasa, green beans, and new potatoes in the crock pot. Ham steaks for the boys. (Maybe fried okra as well),

FRIDAY:  Probably frozen pizza or OUT or left-overs

Still not entirely happy with the above plan, probably going to change it after I go grocery shopping…moving on…

If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself I Will…

Go somewhere to look for a bit of bright spring decor for the house.

What I’m Knitting, Sewing, Or Creating…

Just dreaming of new garden spaces right now.

New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try This Week

I tried these honey pumpkin muffins yesterday and they were good but a little sweet.  Think they’d be perfect with a cream cheese filling or maybe some dark chocolate chips (I did leave out the toasted pecans simply because I didn’t have any).  They take a lot of honey though (my poor little bear went from full to barely anything after making them). You’d need to either rob a bank or a beehive to make them on a regular basis.  Still it was nice to have a muffin choice that didn’t call for anything too weird while being refined sugar-free.

Favorite Photos From The Camera

Icy most of last week, then sunny skies yesterday…

Quote For The Week

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.  (Interesting info on this being incorrectly attributed to C.S. Lewis can be found here)


What’s on your agenda this week as we move into March?


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20 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Farewell To February

  1. Billie Jo

    Your day looks similar to mine!
    I am going to the grocery store too…
    And I am glad it is sunny!
    That makes such a difference, doesn’t it?
    Have a cozy day!

  2. shellie

    I am so happy you are getting some sunshine! your muffins look amazing! I will have to try the recipe! I hope you have a blessed week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks, I stole the idea from Happy Homemaker in Texas (another blogger who sometimes joins the link up). I’m excited to say that we’re on day 3 of following the menu this week, rarely happens. Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!

    1. Jean Post author

      I’m seeing more robins every day! Spring (late Winter) rain coming our way today but with the warmer temps I don’t mind. Wouldn’t even mind a nice thunderstorm. Hope your week is going well!

  3. Rebecca L Knox

    Enjoyed reading your post, Jean. Breakfast sounds wonderful…burnt…I mean, overly browned eggs and all. Yes, robins, robins everywhere! My boss counted a flock of over 70 outside the nature center last Friday. Wow! There were probably as many Saturday, as well. Have a great week ahead with blessings all the way! <3
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I don’t mind browned eggs once in a while. That’s a lot of robins! I’m starting to see more robins here and this morning, I spotted a Grackle. Now, I know spring is really coming. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    1. Jean Post author

      They were good, had one for breakfast this morning and thought it tasted better than when fresh. Hope you are having a great week!

    1. Jean Post author

      True. No ice left for us here. It was almost 70 degrees (F) yesterday, crazy I mean typical Missouri weather! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Hope you are still having a sunny week! We’re getting a dreary day today but it’s not too bad since it’s staying warmer.

  4. Deanna

    The muffins look fabulous! And I just happen to have some pumpkin in the fridge that needs something done with it. Will make them with my daughter!

    Did you get out to the store to look for some Spring decor? I love Spring decor!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks! I put them in the freezer and had one this morning. They do heat up nicely. I managed a bit of time in the Dollar Tree yesterday so I picked up a little bit but not too much. Hope you’re having a great week!

  5. Sherry D Honeycutt

    Your pictures are beautiful! We’ve had a couple of sunny days and I am loving them! I do appreciate every season, but one can only take gray skies for so long! lol Your menus (both weeks) sound amazing! I’ve been playing it by ear a little too much lately!

    Have a great week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Yes, I’ve focused on enjoying winter a bit more this time but it is time for spring (one of my favorites) to get here! Hope you are having a great week as well.

  6. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hello beautiful Jean!
    Sorry I’m late. 😉 I’m so ready for Spring too! I’m finally getting over this chest cold stuff and thinking about hauling out my Spring decor. Sounds like you did a pretty good job on your menu. 😉 And this week sounds yummy! I’ve been craving fish too – Lent always does that to me so I get my fix regularly. I LOVE Culver’s cod fillets.

    Love your photos too. Have a blessed weekend ahead. xoxo
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    1. Jean Post author

      Glad you are feeling better. I’m a fan of the Culver’s cod fillets as well. May have to take care of that this weekend 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend of getting ready for Spring!

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