Happy Homemaker Monday, One Last Day Of Spring Break

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

  1. Take books back to library, they’re due tomorrow!
  2. Write and publish this post
  3. Write and schedule Easter brunch breakdown post
  4. Make sure everyone has clean clothes, what they need for school/work tomorrow
  5. Catch up on all the neglected items
  6. Delete e-mails! So many e-mails…
  7. Vote on Tuesday!

Currently Reading

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.

MONDAY: Mongolian BBQ Beef  I made chili for dinner

TUESDAY: Soft Tacos Mongolian BBQ Beef (not a make again success)

WEDNESDAY: Hotdogs and Hamburgers on the grill J had friends over and we ordered pizza

THURSDAY: Pork chops, sweet potatoes Tacos

FRIDAY: 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

Read!

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)

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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!

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18 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, One Last Day Of Spring Break

  1. Rebecca L Knox

    Glad your Easter brunch came together nicely, Jean. Am looking forward to your breakdown post. Isn’t this weather ridiculous??? Winter just doesn’t want to hang it up this year! Love the photos taken toward the Plaza and of the flowers at the Nelson. So wish I could have made it up there for the special exhibits, but there’s just been no time. But soon! Soon I will make trip to KC and soak in the culture! LOL! Have a blessed week ahead, my friend! <3
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I think we are all tired of winter (isn’t over?) and ready for a real spring! We have sun today at least. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  2. Rachel

    So glad you had a great Easter brunch! This weather is crazy isn’t it? We had at least 2 inches of snow on the ground this morning, after having had a sunny Easter day. Craziness. Today is also our last day of Spring Break; I am not really looking forward to getting back to the grind but we do what we have to do. Hope you have a great week!
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I don’t know how it was at your house but today was the harder day for getting out of bed around here. Already dreaming of sleeping in a bit on Saturday, LOL. Hope you are having a great week!

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    1. Jean Post author

      I don’t mind it and I like the smell but of course, the rest of the crew around here hates it! You’d probably like the potato dish as well.

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  3. Shellie

    Bless … I think everyone’s weather has a mind of it own right now! It was 80 here yesterday and suppose to be 40 this weekend! Glad you had a good Easter! Your pictures were beautiful! Hope you have a blessed week!

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Our weird weather is still around, nice and sunny today (still cold), supposed to be in the 60s tomorrow, and then, a chance of snow on Friday? Ugh. Hope you are in the middle of a wonderful week!

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  4. Kristina

    Jean, that weather sounds cold. You crack me up with the menu. I try to plan too, and end up changing it as I go, ha ha! The flower photos are beautiful.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, we had a 7 degree windchill with an actual temp in the 20s this morning! Not typical for April around here. Thank you. Hope you are having a great week!

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    1. Jean Post author

      I think it may be a few more weeks for the ones by our house as well. The weather is so funny here. Those tulips were just in the perfect spot (or maybe freshly planted?). Of course, the flowers in my front yard always bloom well before those in the backyard so who knows, maybe the museum is just enough south of us. I’ve really been enjoying my books, just went to the library and picked up a new stack 🙂 Hope you are having a great week so far!

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! The beautiful flowers were probably snow covered the next day AND we have more snow forecast for tomorrow night (had a few flurries last night). Hoping it doesn’t hurt all the early spring buds too much. Hope you are in the middle of a great weekend.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m ready to see more spring flowers blooming in my own yard but right now it’s covered in snow (again).

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