Happy Homemaker Monday, Waiting For A Slower Week

Last week went by in one of those busy blurs. Not sure what I did exactly outside of working and not blogging but it felt busy!

This week is probably going to be another busy one but then, it’s spring break for us!

Glad to have a plan for these busy weeks thanks to the Happy Homemaker Monday link-up hosted by Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Be sure and check it out!

On to the categories…

Breakfast Time…What Is On The Plate This Morning

After a sugar-filled weekend (oops), back to my eating better sugar-free until April 1 attempt.  Scrambled egg with bacon bit and toast with butter. And of course, coffee.

*J and I did walk to McDonald’s for our traditional Shamrock Shakes so that had to cancel out a little bit of the sugar, I hope!

On My To-Do List

  1. Haircut this morning
  2. Finish and publish this post, after haircut
  3. Parent teacher conferences at both boys’ schools
  4. Bunco
  5. Make Easter Brunch Menu
  6. Make Housecleaning Plans
  7. See what the boys want to do on their spring break (besides stay home and sleep late)
  8. Pay bills
  9. Usual clean out fridge, grocery store, stuff
  10. Still need to return library books instead of simply renewing them

Currently Reading

The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age Of Artificial Intelligence by Amir Husain. It’s nonfiction. Interesting so far although I’m only on page 32. Also, still working my way through the March magazines.

On The TV Today

I confess to spending part of my busy week/weekend watching the entirety of Jessica Jones, season 2. Definitely thought season 2 was as good as the first one.

Now, I’ll probably only watch The Voice tonight and spend most of this week doing other non-TV things.

The Weather Outside Is

Not this: We had a great weather day last Thursday, a sit on the porch and enjoy it kind of day! I did, too, although I had very limited time.

Today’s weather is more like this:

We do need the rain though so not too much complaining about it over here. Cold (low 40s) as well. We don’t need the cold. Supposed to be partly sunny and warmer for our spring weather by the end of the week.

On The Menu This Week

No idea. Let’s recap how last week went first:

Monday: Tacos, rice We had hamburgers *I worked 1-5*

Tuesday: Chicken legs, twice baked potatoes We had the tacos and rice from Monday’s plan

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef We had the chicken legs with baked sweet potatoes *I worked 9-noon*

Thursday: We had Subway *I worked 8-4:15* *G had a band concert*

Friday: leftovers or shrimp with baked sweet potatoes We had grocery store Chinese take-out and J had taco bell (he went to an event at a local game store with a friend) *I worked 8-4:15*

Saturday: I had training until 3, J and I walked to get our Shamrock shakes, and then, we ended up just ordering a pizza.

Sunday: We had left-overs.

The plan for this week:

MONDAY: Spaghetti and meatballs, salad *I have parent teacher conferences at the middle school*

TUESDAY: Roast in the crock pot *I have parent teacher conferences at the high school* *Bunco night as well*

WEDNESDAY: Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Baked potatoes

THURSDAY: ham steaks, mac and cheese, salad, cornbread

FRIDAY: OUT to celebrate start of spring break for boys

If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself I Will

Either pick up the camera or work on this blog a bit.

What I’m Knitting, Sewing, Or Creating

It’s plan for Easter brunch time! I’ll be spending my time reading my past posts about it and getting new ideas from my Pinterest board: Easter Brunch Ideas.

New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try This Week

I tried 2 new recipes last week! My success rate with them is 0-2. Ha!

The spinach muffins were such a disaster I threw them away.  I wonder if the sugar recipe would have worked better but too late now. Spinach is going to stick to being a savory food item for me.

The second recipe I tried went the other direction on the health spectrum. I made Bottom Of The Cereal Box cookies. 

They were okay to me. Kind of sweet/salty thing. The sugar cookie mix had a funky/bad aftertaste according to both J and my husband though. J thought it I made a chocolate chip cookie dough base and then added the cereal it might work better. The cereals I used for these: cookie crisp and St. Patrick’s Day edition Lucky Charms.

Favorite Photo From The Camera

Quote For The Week

Just saw this on a church bulletin board as I was driving home from my hair appointment:

Don’t let your past steal your future.


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12 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Waiting For A Slower Week

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Oh, my plans for the week never go quite as I plan them out. I think of them more as an outline than anything especially since my weeks can change at a moment’s notice (I substitute teach at a preschool and so one phone call can really alter my weekly plans). Hope you have a wonderful week! Happy 1st Day of Spring!

  1. carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hey Hon! I hope that this week slows down a bit for you. And that you get some lovely weather back. I’m ready for the warmth to stay here in the north too! We had such a teaser day this past weekend and it felt just like Spring. It was hard to be back to the cold now. Boo!

    Have a wonderfully blessed week ahead. HOpe you have fun planned for Spring break coming up 😉
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    1. Jean Post author

      Happy 1st Day of Spring! It’s still cold over here (low 40s, woke up to 30s!) but the sun is shining and they are talking warm weekend so I’m good. Need to get on those Spring break plans. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. Tamy

    I hope this week moves a bit slower for you. LOVE your kitty photo! Reminds me of my Sady. I’m hoping to get caught up on Jessica Jones this week too. I just LOVE being able to binge watch – seems like they make so much more sense back to back. WOW hadn’t heard that song in a REALLY long time. Have a GREAT week.
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    1. Jean Post author

      If you liked the first season, I think you’ll like the second season as well. It’s a good one to binge watch since lots of episodes left me with my mouth hanging open and going “What??!!” It’s nice how they left again so that at the end you’re hoping for a season 3 but satisfied enough that it can end. I don’t like when shows like that end with a huge cliff hanger and then take so long to make the next season, you have to go back and watch them again to even remember. Or worse, they cancel the show. Hope you have a great week also!

    1. Jean Post author

      We’re actually having it tonight instead but the weather is still right for it. Hope you have a great week as well!

  3. Rebecca L Knox

    I used to get a Shamrock shake at McD’s every year, but, here lately, and I don’t know if it’s me or them, but they just haven’t tasted the same. I made my own one year and they turned out pretty good. I need to find that recipe again. Enjoyed the old Carpenter’s video. Such a talented girl. Such a sad story. Hope you’ve had a great spring break week! Blessings! <3
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    1. Jean Post author

      They always make their own at the preschool where I work and they are good. It wasn’t so much the taste but the cost that got me this time. (Almost $6 for 2 medium shakes? At McDonald’s? Wow. Only a once a year thing though so…). Our spring break actually starts next week (all the schools around here had different times) or today, I guess if I’m counting the weekends. Hoping the weather changes up a bit for it. Cold, rainy, and windy here today.


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