Happy Homemaker Monday, The Saturday Afternoon Edition

Whoa…starting the weekly planning a little early over here. Somehow the coming week is not on par to be a slow holiday week.

I work Monday, Tuesday, and Friday next week. Then, right in the middle there’s my favorite holiday, Independence Day (aka The Fourth of July). Plus, we may be taking an unexpected trip out-of-town later this week.

Saturday weekly planning it is! I’ll be linking up this post with Sandra, our host, over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom later on Monday (today if I did all the scheduling of the posts things right).

The Weather 

Still hot although there’s a chance of rain tomorrow and things today (Saturday) aren’t too bad (though my phone says it feels like 105 out there). Low to mid 90’s for the rest of the week including the holiday.

Right Now I Am

Wondering if the rain predicted for tomorrow might be arriving a bit early. Keep thinking I hear the rumble of thunder and it looks hazy out but the noise could easily be fireworks.


Way too much on my mind. What’s that thing about a mind being like a browser with all the tabs open. Just a few of my “mind tabs” this afternoon: possibly finding a craft for the preschool kids for Monday and Tuesday, what we’re going to have for dinner, the blister on the back of my foot (wore the wrong shoes to work yesterday), the health of my husband’s grandfather (the prognosis is not good), the Fourth of July, writing posts for this blog, cleaning the house, laundry, and…AND just too much.

On My Reading Pile

Maybe I’ll quiet all those thoughts and just pick up one of my books after I finish this post. Maybe I’ll start The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking.

Last weekend/week, I finished three books.  I finally finished Life Moves Pretty Fast :The Lessons We Learned From Eighties Movies (And Why We Don’t Learn Them From Movies Anymore)  by Hadley Freeman. As well as The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson and Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble. You can find my reviews on Goodreads if interested.

On My TV

Not sure what I’ll get around to watching this week. Hoping if I watch movies on Netflix, I’ll make better choices than the horrible Singularity I picked last night.

On The Menu This Week

Holiday week, trying to save a bit on the summer spending, and full days working, means it’s going to be a super simple menu around here.

MONDAY:  Pork chops and sweet potatoes *I work 9-5:30*

TUESDAY: Tacos *I work 9-5:30* *MNO*

WEDNESDAY: Frozen pizza, Crunch Coleslaw *Fourth of July*

THURSDAY: Still craving the BLT’s or steak (no, we still haven’t cooked it!)

FRIDAY: Leftovers *I work 9-5:30*

On My To-Do List

  1. Go to grocery store (Sunday)
  2. Clean house/Laundry
  3. Renew library books/return finished books
  4. Make sure everything is written on calendar (turns out sometimes they do look at it!)
  5. Get outside welcome mat for back door

In The Craft Basket

Not much. May look for a Fourth of July craft to attempt with the preschool kids this week.

Looking Forward To

Spending time with family on the Fourth of July.

Looking Around The House

I think I need to pick a space and just focus on getting that area clean each week. However, as I look around the house, I have no idea where to start. Maybe I’ll focus on the living room since it’s an easy room to clean/keep clean (sometimes).

From The Camera

We said goodbye to Toys R Us:

And J and I had snow cones, one to cross off the summer bucket list (Pro tip: Don’t try to eat snow cones on a 100+ degree day while the teenager is driving unless you want to clean the car interior in the same weather. Lesson learned.)

Quote For The Week

More calendar wisdom…




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5 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, The Saturday Afternoon Edition

  1. Tamy

    I have to ask, what does MNO stand for?

    Love that snowcone picture – looks sooooooo refreshing.

    Sounds like your busy week is well organized in advance. Have a GREAT week and happy 4th!

    1. Jean Post author

      Stands for “Mom’s Night Out” 🙂 That was my snow cone pictured, flavor called sunrise: orange, cherry, and one other flavor I can’t recall right now. Hope you have a Happy Fourth of July as well!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Sunrise flavor, I think. Cherry, orange, and one other I can’t recall all mixed together. My youngest son is partial to blue raspberry and always gets that. I prefer to be a bit more adventurous!


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