Happy Homemaker Monday, First Official Day of Spring Break

We woke up to another rainy Monday for our first official day of spring break.  Rain is great sleeping music so not too many complaints about it today.

Still need a weekly plan even for a slower paced week (maybe even more). Linking up with Sandra, our host, over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Be sure and check out her site, lots of good stuff over there.

On to the categories…

Breakfast Time…What Is On The Plate This Morning

Coffee. Wait, did I say coffee? I meant COFFEE! And a bowl of low-sugar apples and cinnamon instant oatmeal made with almond milk.

On Today’s To Do List

Not very much! I’m on spring break as well and plan to do just that: take a break!

  1. Pay the straggler bills (just 2 that of course, arrive after the others)
  2. Prepare a few Easter brunch dishes: caramelized bacon twists and ham and cheese Quiche
  3. Plan the actual Easter brunch menu
  4. Clean bathrooms
  5. Read and finish my library book (If I get ambitious, return the books and get new ones)

Currently Reading

Still struggling my way through The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence by Amir Husain. And the March magazines. Also, went ahead and borrowed an e-book copy of The Magicians by Lev Grossman from the library.

On The TV This Week

Not sure. The Voice tonight. The Flash if it is new but I think it’s on a mid-season hiatus.

Maybe some movies with the boys (there are few both in the theater and on video, we need to see).

The Weather Outside Is

Rainy and a chilly 46 degrees. At least not as cold as yesterday. A good sleepy start to spring break but I do hope the sun breaks out for the rest of the week. Looks like I might get my wish on Wednesday.

On The Menu This Week

This is always a tricky one to plan, the week before a holiday and spring break.  I’ll probably throw lunches in there as well. Who knows what we’ll actually eat though.

First, let’s see how the menu worked (or didn’t) last week…

MONDAY: Spaghetti and meatballs I picked up a Rotisserie chicken at the store

TUESDAY: Roast in Crock Pot We had spaghetti and meatballs

WEDNESDAY: Bacon wrapped chicken, rice, salad

THURSDAY:  Ham Steaks On Their Own (J had chicken noodle soup, sore throat), (G and my husband had frozen pizza), I can’t remember what I found….everyone had watermelon *I worked 7:15-1:00*

FRIDAY: G went out with friends, The rest of us had take-out tacos from a local restaurant (G ate at I-Hop and then, later, Chili’s. Teenage Boys!)

SATURDAY: The boys spent the night with their cousin. We had Backyard Burger. (We’re exciting like that)

SUNDAY: We had ham steaks, watermelon slices, and cornbread

AND (drum roll) now for this week’s plan:

MONDAY: Mongolian BBQ beef (I’m just going to use a sauce packet from the grocery store) and rice (LUNCH: I told J we’d have chili)

TUESDAY: Soft tacos (LUNCH: maybe mozzarella sticks and salad)

WEDNESDAY: Hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill (LUNCH: PBJ’s, Leftovers, Freezer Clean Out)

THURSDAY: Pork chops, maybe sweet potatoes (LUNCH: Chicken nuggets (the frozen kind), mac & cheese)

FRIDAY: Maybe Fish (Crappie from freezer) or frozen shrimp and baked potatoes (LUNCH: Order Pizza, might be dinner with lunch out as well…)

*All subject to change depending on our activities this week

If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself, I Will

Read, watch a movie, sleep, go shopping, blog, take photos, relax….

What I’m Knitting, Sewing, Or Creating

My Easter Brunch Menu for Sunday.

New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try This Week

Nothing new last week but I want to try this one out for Easter Brunch:

The Fluffiest Strawberry Mousse

I’m thinking it would work great as a compliment to the lemon curd pastry shells I’ll be serving.

Favorite Photo From The Camera

I didn’t do a great job of taking photos this weekend. Most my favorites from last week are in my previous post . There’s one taken through the fence in that post, here’s my first photo where the fence is more visible but I still like it.

Prayer Request

My husband’s grandfather has been in the hospitalized since Friday with severe stomach pain. They still haven’t figured out the issue. If you have an extra prayer, we’d appreciate it.

Quote For The Week

Children are human beings to whom respect is due; superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities for their future.  (Maria Montessori)





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11 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, First Official Day of Spring Break

  1. Lucie

    Sending positive vibes for your husband’s grandfather.
    Enjoy your week… you seem to have a wonderful relaxing day planned out for today.

  2. Hooks and Needles

    All the best with Your husband’s GrandFather, I pray that God will give the Doctors knowledge on the best way to treat him. Good luck with your weeks plans. I’m wondering if you have a set list of questions that you use for your Monday posts, or just use your own. I did look over on the link for a set list of questions but…
    My plans for last week didn’t go at all well. Over ambitious and feeling washed out due to dietary issues, I slept when I’d planned on doing things.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog, in case you don’t see my comments on left handed crochet –

    Thanks Jean, if you should change your mind and fancy a go, Bella Coco’s Left Handed youtube channel is fantastic. There are lots of tutorials on her channel. Cx

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. There’s not a set of questions so much as a set of weekly headings (they don’t tend to change very often) to fill in the answers. Nothing to cut & paste that I know about though. I just scribbled the headings on a sticky note the first time I joined in the link up. Sorry your plans for last week didn’t work out so well. I always think when you sleep instead of doing other things that means your body needed the rest. Thanks for the links. I’ll definitely check them out once things slow down around here. Who knows, I may learn to crochet yet 🙂

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. This weather is making it feel more like winter break, blah! Sun is supposed to come out tomorrow, thank goodness! They really aren’t sure, one doctor says one thing, then another. He’s also 98 years old so it could be almost anything. It’s hard, too, as we are not close so getting all our information from our aunt, who is quite frazzled and worried. Waiting to see what happens. Thank you for the prayers.

  3. Tamy

    I’m LMBO at how you made your menu – menus and family schedules are always tricky 😀 especially the week before a holiday.

    Keeping your grandfather-in-law in my prayers for healing.

    I hope you’re having a WONDERFUL spring break. Have a wonderful Easter with your family.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yeah, suffice it to say we didn’t follow that menu plan too closely 🙂 Thank you for your prayers, they let him go home yesterday afternoon! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!


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