Happy New Week! Happy New Year (tomorrow)! Getting a quick start on my post as I have a hair appointment in about an hour. Wondering if she can take 10 years off the front and 20 pounds off the back. Alas, probably not.
Once I hit publish on this post, my “join in with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday every week” goal completes! Didn’t do all (okay, a lot) of the things on my 18 for 2018 list but I did do this one.
So for one last time in 2018, I’m joining in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday. Be sure and visit her & all the other lovely bloggers linking up.
The Weather This Week
The year’s ending on a cold, rainy note. It’s in the mid 30’s and raining this morning. It’s also showing a chance for some snowflakes but nothing serious as the predicted high is 40. First week of January 2019 seems typical with highs in the upper 20’s and 30’s.
On The Breakfast Plate
So far just coffee though I should grab something before I go get my haircut. *UPDATE* I ate a Chobani Flip Coconut Snowball yogurt and a slice of bacon.
Right Now I Am
Debating if 25 minutes is enough time to eat breakfast, get ready, and finish this post. Might come back to my post. *UPDATE* Said in announcer voice, she did not have enough time.
On My To Do List
We’re still on Christmas break until Thursday (my work starts back on Wednesday but I’m trying to hold off until my boys return).
- Pay bills including property taxes
- Figure out dessert to take to get-together tonight
- Deliver belated Christmas gifts
Go get hair cut
- Finish laundry, put away Christmas sweaters until next December
- Plan some blogging posts
- Pick up on hold book at library
I finished reading Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron Bure last night! Funny the first book of hers I wanted to read ended up being the one I liked the least. I knew it was meant as a weight loss book and some of it appealed but it hit too much of a preachy tone at times. Her later books strike a more balanced and kinder tone, a lot more motivating.
On The TV This Week
I’m not sure. Probably more Netflix and I need to find out if Seal Team is back this Wednesday night or next Wednesday night.
On The Menu This Week
It’s definitely time to get back to eating healthy meals together at the table. We’ve been very lax during our break!
MONDAY: Spaghetti (out at friend’s for New Year’s Eve, we’re taking a dessert). Not sure what the boys will eat (J has a party and G is undecided on his plans).
TUESDAY: Salsa Verde Chicken, Salad, Black-Eyed Peas (I make mine a bit like salsa)
WEDNESDAY: Pork chops, broccoli, baked sweet potatoes
THURSDAY: French Toast, bacon or sausage, orange juice *School resumes*
FRIDAY: Homemade Pizza, salad *G has pep band*
Favorite Blog Post This Week
Can I have two?
First I loved this post from LeeAnna over at Not Afraid of Color titled Looking For Joy.
And a friend shared a link to this fun article on Facebook. It’s so accurate, it’s spooky: Why Teenagers Are Like Cats.
From The Camera
cat teenager agreed to go around the block with me last night. It was on his terms which meant an hour after I had asked, right as it was almost dark and almost too cold. I’m so glad I went along with it instead of saying it was too late. Otherwise, I would have missed this stunning sunset:
Quote For The Week
Embrace the amazing potential magic of today’s small everyday moments. (Zina Harrington)
Happy, Happy New Year to everyone who reads this little blog! Hoping much happiness and good health finds it way to you all in 2019!