School starts this week for both the boys and me. Yes, yet another full-time working week for me.
They asked me to help at my school with the first week and honestly, I’m kind of excited about it. Also, sad to miss the last few days of summer break with my boys but they won’t mind. I did stipulate I’d only work a half-day on Wednesday as school starts for my boys on Thursday. Need a little time with them or to run last-minute errands!
Don’t forget to check out all the fun with the Happy Homemaker Monday link up hosted by Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom!
On to the categories…
It’s August. It’s hot. Low 90’s to mid 80’s all week. It might rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Might even rain while the sky is clear and the sun is shining. It did that earlier this week. I tried (without much luck) to capture a photo:
Right Now I Am
Sitting here with too many tabs open on the computer, working on this post, thinking of a million little things I need to do.
See above. Thinking of all the little things I need to do. Also, I’ve been thinking of my mom a bit. G passed his driver’s test on Friday and it was so hard watching him drive off to a friend’s house that night. He sent me a text once he arrived safely. Today, though, he forgot to send me an “I’ve arrived” message. Back in the age of the dinosaurs, we didn’t have cell phones. Our parents had to just trust we made it to our locations. I have a bit of new respect for that living it from this side of things.
On My Reading Pile
Working my way through Carpe Diem: Seizing The Day In A Distracted World by Roman Alexander Krznaric. Seems too much to say I keep getting distracted while reading it.
On My TV
Missed the season finale of Reverie so I need to figure out how to watch that one. Started watching the final season of The Americans on Amazon Prime. Limiting myself to one episode a day.
Also, watching Parks and Recreation since I never finished it the first time. Not sure why because I laugh so much through each episode.
And we watched the new Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle movie last night. If you’re in the mood for the original movie, watch it. This is not even close to that. Think more like The Breakfast Club plays Jumanji to paraphrase my husband. However, the middle of the movie where they’re in the game is fun and funny.
On The Menu This Week
As much as I love summer and as much as I’m not ready for school to start, I am ready for regular dinners with a bit more structured meal plans. Of course, good luck with that this week!
MONDAY: Ribs in the Crock Pot (MUST thaw these tonight), corn on the cob, potatoes, salad *I work 8:30-5* (Expecting help with this meal)
TUESDAY: French Toast, Sausage or Bacon (Requested meal) *I work 8:30-5*
WEDNESDAY: Maybe ham steaks, potatoes, salad or chicken legs *I work 8:30-1*
THURSDAY: Taco salads or maybe OUT *I work 8:30-5* *First day of school* *G has band practice 6-8:30*
FRIDAY: OUT or taco salads *I work 8:30-5*
On My To Do List
- Make sure the boys have a few school supplies. I said a silent thank you as I walked by the chaos in Target this afternoon. No stress over school supply list in 8th & 12th grades.
- Work on 30 Days of Summer blog series
- Pay electric bill (No more stalling…SIGH)
- A bit of anniversary planning
In The Craft Basket
Looking Forward To
The marching band parent preview weekend where we get to see the beginning of their half-time/band competition performance. And pay all the fees (not so much looking forward to that part, ha!).
Looking Around The House
Maybe I should say I’m looking forward to having the time to give it a good cleaning? No idea when that is going to be.
From The Camera
Quote For The Week
This seems like a good one for back to school time:
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
Is it back to school time in your area? What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?