Hope everyone had a nice Easter! My Easter brunch came together even though I was running a bit late. Easter brunch breakdown post coming soon.
It’s our last day of Spring(?) break around here. The boys’ cousin spent the night last night and I’m not sure they went to bed until the super early morning hours. Certainly a quiet morning today.
Since tomorrow is back to work and school for all of us, I definitely need a plan. Joining in for the weekly link up of Happy Homemaker Monday hosted by Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
Breakfast Time…What Is On The Plate This Morning
Brunch leftovers, cinnamon roll and coffee.
On My To-Do List
- Take books back to library, they’re due tomorrow!
- Write and publish this post
- Write and schedule Easter brunch breakdown post
- Make sure everyone has clean clothes, what they need for school/work tomorrow
- Catch up on all the neglected items
- Delete e-mails! So many e-mails…
- Vote on Tuesday!
Just a few pages left in The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence by Amir Husain. Took a break last week and read The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story Of The Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston. Plan to read another one of his very soon (already on my kindle!) Plus I have two books from my “18 I want to read in 2018 list” waiting on hold for me at the library.
On The TV This Week
Thinking I might need to reign in my TV viewing a bit: The Voice, Good Girls (I found this show to be surprisingly good), The Flash (if new), The Goldbergs, Speechless, Seal Team, and I’ve been re-watching Heroes (on Crackle TV, some free streaming service we get through our Blue-Ray DVD player).
The Weather Outside Is
Frightful! 25 degrees! Feels like 16 degrees! And snow on the ground! Mother Nature’s April Fools Prank did not amuse me. Good chance of (hopefully) rain tomorrow but still cold in the morning. I do see two days of sun and maybe a 60 degree day for later in the week at least.
On The Menu This Week
Another planning struggle for this week as we try to get back to our routines. Let’s see how well we followed the plan last week when our routine didn’t happen…so much that I’m not even sure what we did eat a few days.
Mongolian BBQ Beef I made chili for dinner
Soft Tacos Mongolian BBQ Beef (not a make again success)
Hotdogs and Hamburgers on the grill J had friends over and we ordered pizza
Pork chops, sweet potatoes Tacos
Maybe fish The boys and I ate dinner at Winsteads
(Lunches: we had leftovers, mozzarella sticks, and hamburgers/hotdogs on the grill)
And now for this week…trying to use what we have on hand again (read: I’m sick of going to grocery stores!)
MONDAY: brunch leftovers, salad
TUESDAY: Spaghetti and meatballs *I work 8-4*
WEDNESDAY: Pork Chops
THURSDAY: Left-Overs, Clear Out The Fridge/Pantry *I work 8:15-4:45*
FRIDAY: Chicken of some sort, maybe chicken strips..or possibly BLT’s
If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself, I Will
What I’m Knitting, Sewing, Or Creating
Nothing right now
New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try This Week
New ones at Easter Brunch
Success: The Fluffiest Strawberry Mousse (served it in pastry shells)
Fun Table Decoration (not sure it counts as a recipe although my nephew did eat one later in the day): Swimming Peeps in Jello Cups
Mixed Reviews: Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes (Admittedly, I burned them a bit and discovered rosemary is a bit like cilantro, people either love it or hate it, no middle)
Favorite Photo From The Camera
A quick snap of the view from Winsteads parking lot looking toward the Plaza. Tulips and daffodils outside the Nelson-Atkins Museum I’m sure these scenes would look quite different today, covered in a dusting of snow!
Quote For The Week
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. (Ferris Bueller)
Many thanks to all of you who said a prayer and sent good thoughts for my husband’s grandfather. They released him from the hospital last Thursday. The doctors did reduce/change some of his medications though.
Hope everyone has a warm, wonderful, and sunny week ahead!