Happy Homemaker Monday, Yet Another Sunday Night Edition

Two more full work days and then, three full days for me (and the boys)! It seems I’ve been working quite a bit this summer. Maybe it’s just my imagination since I worked a full-time week last week.

One thing I know is real: how much these Happy Homemaker Monday posts help with the weekly planning! Don’t forget to hop over and visit our host of this link up, Sandra from Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.

The Weather

Summer returned! It’s hot again. No hot tea tonight, chugging the ice water. High of 97 today and another day in the 90’s scheduled for tomorrow. High 80’s with slight chances of thunderstorms a couple of days forecast for the rest of the week.

Right Now I Am

Getting a start on this post as I attempt to cool off from mowing the lawn. Drinking ice water and in need of a shower (soon) as it looked like the dust bowl while I mowed. Flashbacks to attempting to read The Grapes of Wrath while mowing the lawn, not a good time.  We’re not in as serious a drought as other areas of the Midwest but we do need more rain.


Not exactly deep thoughts. Simply wondering what we’re going to have for dinner or if anyone is even hungry. I’m not. We had a late lunch of take out pizza. Also debating how far I can get into this week without a grocery store visit.

On My Reading Pile

Finished The Little Book Of Hygge by Meik Wiking this morning. And breezed through the short little “book,” Your Own True Colors: Timeless Wisdom From America’s Grandmother by Barbara Bush. Enjoyed both of the books.

Now I’ve started on Carpe Diem: Seizing The Day In A Distracted World by Roman Krznaric. Only 8 pages in so not sure what I think so far. It’s interesting but I’m worried it might be a bit of a dry read.

On My TV

Friday evening, I watched The Princess Bride. Didn’t want anyone to revoke my 80’s card since I’d never seen it. Goofy movie but I did enjoy it and can see why it gets quoted so much. Would like to read the book now.

Also been watching a few episodes of Dual Survival, The Art of Self Reliance on regular TV and Chuck on Amazon Prime.  And of course, Reverie is my summer TV show. I think the season finale might be this week. Curious to see what they do with it.

On The Menu This Week

Another attempt at a menu of Quick and ON HAND. We’ll see how we do. We didn’t do awful last week although my meals were a bit different from the ones planned. G did get his chili on Monday evening but you’ll see a few carry over meals listed.

MONDAY: Pork Chops, baked potatoes, watermelon *I work 8-4:30*

TUESDAY: Breakfast for dinner, Pancakes or French Toast Sticks, sausage, fruit *I work 8-4:30* *Schedule pick up/residency verification for J*

WEDNESDAY: Ribs in the crock pot, corn on the cob *I have a 9:30 hair appointment* *MNO*

THURSDAY:  Tacos/maybe OUT *G has band practice 6-8:30*

FRIDAY:  Tacos/OUT *Whatever I’ve bought at the store as I’m sure I’ll go eventually*

On My To Do List

  1. Gather all papers for schedule pick up at middle school
  2. Figure out a time to have a friend stay over for J
  3. Have fun with kids last 3 days this week, maybe go swimming or the zoo
  4. Write posts for 30 Days of Summer Series
  5. Back to school shopping/haircuts for boys

In The Craft Basket

Lots of crafts I’d like to try but no time right now! Intrigued by the Danish paper woven hearts mentioned in The Little Book of Hygge. Maybe we’ll all try to learn how to make them one day this week.

Looking Forward To

Being at home and spending some time with my boys later this week.

Looking Around The House

I’m also looking forward to school starting and my schedule maybe slowing down enough to give the house a much-needed serious cleaning.

From The Camera

A lily by any other name would smell as sweet…

The yards around here are filled with Naked Ladies AKA Surprise Lilies
Whatever you want to call them, they smell fabulous!  And look beautiful at sunset 

Quote For The Week

This quote caught my eye as I read Your Own True Colors: Timeless Wisdom From America’s Grandmother:

You success as a family…our success as a society…depends not on what happens at the White House, but on what happens inside your house. (Barbara Bush)


What’s on your agenda this week?

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4 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Yet Another Sunday Night Edition

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I didn’t plant those flowers, they’re pretty carefree flowers and just sort of appear 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far.

  1. Rebecca L Knox

    You’re right about HHM posts helping with weekly planning, Jean! I can’t tell you how many times a week a come back here to check to make sure I’m staying on track with what I typed. Plus, it makes a diary of sorts that’s fun to look back on. Sounds like it’s been busy on your end. Will be so glad when thing finally slow down a bit, cooler weather prevails, and we get some rain. Blessings for a great week ahead! <3
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    1. Jean Post author

      I refer back to my posts quite a bit as well. It helps when I can’t remember what we’re supposed to be having for dinner. You’re right it’s also fun to look back on them as a diary of sorts, I especially like to do that at the end of the year. We got a little rain Monday night into Tuesday, hope you did as well. Hope you’re having a great Wednesday!

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