Labor Day signals the final four months of the year. I’m wondering how we got here. I feel like I fell asleep on a long road trip and woke up several miles later. Time to make a conscious effort to enjoy the scenery for the rest of the year! And maybe figure out who’s driving the car, ha!
It’s also time for another Happy Homemaker Monday weekly planning post. A fun way to plan the week ahead and meet other bloggers and glance into their weeks. Be sure and check it out by hopping over to Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom, the blog of our host, Sandra.
On to the categories and planning the week in these parts…
The Weather In My Neck Of The Woods
Hot today, almost 90, then it cools off to the high 70’s to mid 80’s the rest of the week. With a slight chance of storms each day, it’s a “we don’t know” kind of forecast.
Things That Make Me Happy
When I manage to change something on the technical hosting side of my blog without breaking anything over here. Thank you, Google! It also makes me happy how seldom I have to go look at the hosting side.
Book I’m Reading
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order by Richard Haass.
What’s On My TV Today
Not really sure. My husband was watching Troy on Netflix earlier but decided to turn it off for a while (it’s a long movie).
On The Menu For Dinner
It’s national baby back ribs day. Thinking of grabbing some of the already cooked ribs (regular ones) from the grocery store later. Or I might throw a roast in the crock pot (carry over from last week). Guess I could have typed I don’t have a clue.
MONDAY: See above
TUESDAY: Something easy, maybe ham steaks and sweet potatoes *I work 8-4:30* *G has evening band practice, maybe*
WEDNESDAY: Chicken strips, salad, maybe French fries in the oven
THURSDAY: Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad *G has early morning band practice*
On My To Do List
- Go to grocery store
- Clean off the top of this desk
- Work in garden areas, get some spring bulbs
- Get things ready for upcoming trip
New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try Soon
If you’re a peanut butter cookie fan, make these peanut butter oatmeal cookies! So good I forgot to take any pictures of the ones I made before they disappeared.
In The Craft Basket
Nothing at the moment.
Looking Forward To This Week
Hopefully, the start of a slower pace for my work schedule.
Tips and Tricks
This is a good time to go buy extra school supplies, most of them are on clearance. I keep a bag filled with extra paper, notebooks, pens, and pencils so my boys can grab them if needed.
I’m going to give a real literal interpretation here. For fun, I’ve been trying to learn Danish using the Duolingo site. One of yesterday’s translations: Cats do not eat boys. (Whew! So good to know). By the way, it’s “Katte ikke spiser drenge” in Danish just in case you find yourself in need of soothing a Danish boy afraid of cats.
On My Mind
I think my goal for September is to go slow and work on cleaning the house. One project a day (or week if my schedule’s crazy). Looking for that sense of accomplishment that spurs a little motivation to return soon.
Found this quote on the back of my 8th grader’s science syllabus and loved it.
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” (Nelson Mandela)
What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?