I woke up to blue skies, sun shine, and the sound of the birds singing. Okay, technically, I woke up to my alarm buzzing. Then, I heard the birds singing and looked out the window to see the blue, sunny skies.
Happy Monday, my friends!
I have the day off from work so I’m looking forward to a few projects. First, I want to complete this Happy Homemaker Monday post and plan my week. Be sure to check out the blog of our host, Sandra, over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
On to the categories….
These were our storm clouds rolling out last Thursday evening. Today, however, we’re on target for lots of sunshine and a high of 85 degrees. Highs in the mid-eighties all week with a few chances for spring thunderstorms (tomorrow, Thursday, and Sunday).
Right Now I Am
Working on this post while listening to the birds sing through our open bedroom window.
So many thoughts about the things I need to get done in the next few days. How we need to start eating better, we’ve fallen way off track with our dinners. How excited I am for our upcoming vacation next month.
On My Reading Pile
Same books as last week. I’m also sorting through my May magazines in search of new, exciting dinner recipes.
On My TV
Last night we watched a bit of American Idol (was not a fan of what a few of those singers did with my favorite Prince songs) and Deception. Tuesday is band concert day so viewing of my favorite Tuesday night show (The Flash) must wait. Not sure what else, so nice outside…
Something Interesting I Watched
Nothing better to jump-start healthy eating habits than to watch a documentary on Netflix. The Magic Pill focused on the Ketogenic diet. The food is medicine concept in documentaries is nothing new but it was still fairly interesting. I admittedly cringed when they threw away basically everything in one poor woman’s cabinets. The health of all the subjects improved with the new way of eating (not surprising although the diet seemed incredibly restrictive). It did inspire me to start carb-cycling up again (well, that and our upcoming vacation).
What I Found While Surfing The Net
Something thoughtful: Article About Attempting To Leave Facebook
Something silly: Have you heard of Flat-Earthers? Here’s an explanation involving Pac-Man for why we don’t fall off our “flat” planet.
On The Menu For This Week
Let’s just say last week did not go as planned and leave it at that. I don’t even want to look back at it. Time for a fresh, healthier start. While having coffee with a friend last week, she mentioned the need to add more vegetables to her menus. So do I. My goal this week is to make sure we have a vegetable with every meal this week.
MONDAY: Bacon-wrapped chicken, broccoli, baked potatoes (for the boys, low-carb day for me)
TUESDAY: Subway (we’re counting the sandwich toppings as veggies) *J has a band concert*
WEDNESDAY: Grilled Balsamic Flank Steak, sautéed zucchini, salad *I have a hair appointment*
THURSDAY: Pork chops, baked sweet potatoes *I work 8:15-3:45*
FRIDAY: Corn dogs, carrots, hummus *I work 8:15-3:45* *Reunion picnic for J at local park*
SATURDAY/SUNDAY: Graduation party/Mother’s Day. Hoping one day my husband makes the shrimp we were gifted.
On My To-Do List
- Return books to library (hangs head in shame)
- Buy graduation cards in bulk (Tis the season!)
- Clean J’s bedroom (he needs help with it at this point)
- Usual laundry, rest of house, grocery store
- Determine weeds from returning flowers in garden
- Clean off this computer desk (it’s bad, again)
In The Craft Basket
I consider the flower garden my outdoor craft basket 🙂 Added a new actual basket of little blue flowers back to it.
Looking Forward To
J’s band concert on Tuesday evening (though not so much sitting on the gym bleachers), working out in the yard, and doing a bit more vacation planning.
Looking Around The House
Glad I’m home to give it a bit of love. The kitchen isn’t too bad at least. No comment on the rest.
From The Camera
Blue skies from Saturday. Can you spot the hawk flying overhead through the leaves?
Quote For The Week
Don’t Worry, Be Happy. (Bobby McFerrin)
Sing along with me!
What’s on your agenda this week?