Happy Homemaker Monday, Another Sunday Night Edition

I work tomorrow so I’m getting my post ready to go right now. Feels as though I blinked and it’s Sunday night. We did absolutely nothing today & the day still flew by.

Trying a new chicken recipe, it’s baking in the oven as I sit here to type up my Monday planning post. Tomorrow, I’ll link up with our host, Sandra from Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Time to look at the week ahead.

The Weather  

Rain, maybe a little snow predicted for tonight. Normal (for January) temperatures until Wednesday when our wind chills get a bit low (-4 but at least they backed off the -25 stuff they’d been touting last week). Nice again (for January) by Thursday with 32 degrees and then, up again to a balmy 45 degrees on Friday!

Right Now I Am

Hoping this post motivates me to want to go grocery shopping. Listening to some type of blues/gospel music on a PBS program my husband left on the TV back here.

On My Reading Pile

Finished An Anonymous Girl, definitely a thriller!  You can read my review here if you’re interested.  Almost finished with The Forgotten Hours by Katrin Schumann, my Amazon Kindle First pick.

On My TV

No God Friended Me tonight so probably just SEAL team on Wednesday.

On The Menu

Feeling fairly uninspired this week.  Hoping a grocery store visit sparks a bit of creativity. Whole menu subject to change.

MONDAY:  pork chops, baked potatoes (carry over meal) *G has pep band* *I work 7:45-4:15*

TUESDAY: Country style ribs in the slow cooker (hope I remember to thaw them!) *I work 2-3:45*

WEDNESDAY: taco soup (just tacos for the picky ones)

THURSDAY: lasagna (I’m buying a box), salad *J has baritone lesson*

FRIDAY: OUT *G & I have another college visit*

On My To-Do List

  1. Work a bit more on clearing out paper (struggling with this one)
  2. Write and schedule blog posts
  3. Still need to give dates to my work
  4. Get end of January/February birthday cards, mail them
  5. Grocery store/Target


Just realized I have something for this category! Went to a painting party hosted by a friend. My masterpiece:  

Looking Around The House

It needs cleaned and then, I think it’s ready for a little Valentine’s Day decorating love.

From The Camera

It’s been so cold and miserable but yesterday was nice (in January terms) so I went for a walk at one of the local nature centers.  Had to see the snowmen before they were gone!  Spent some time snapping pictures of their bird feeder birds as well.  

On My Prayer List

My husband’s grandfather, the family surrounding him, the many kids at school battling stomach bugs, my family, friends.


What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?



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17 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Another Sunday Night Edition

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I do like my painting. Just need to figure out where to put it. Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

  1. Rebecca Knox

    Sounds like you’re staying busy on your end, too, Jean! And, yes, time just keeps slippin’ slippin’ slippin’ into the future (sorry…I was going to say ‘slipping away’, but then Steve Miller popped into my head, so I went with it). LOL! Your menus look good and love your masterpiece! Excellent job! Love the bird photos, too! Have a great week ahead, my friend, and stay warm when the polar vortex arrives! Have a nice day! <3

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, staying a lot busier than I expected. Went from working just today & a couple hours tomorrow to working full days the next 3 days! It’s good though. Now, if I can remember I just said that when the alarm buzzes too early tomorrow. Oh, I like that song. Still can’t believe how cold it’s supposed to get. Hope you’ve had a great Monday!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! God Friended Me is really good! One of the only 2 shows I make time to watch lately. It’s a nice “feel good” kind of show. Worth your time. Hope your week is going well!

  2. Sandra

    Your comment about hoping you remembered to thaw the ribs for the crockpot, made me chuckle….I have lost count of how many times I have done that myself LOL

    You know your post reminded me that I have not decorated for Valentine’s day in YEARS, and I mean YEARSSS since my kids were little. I miss those days.

    Have a wonderful week!

    1. Jean Post author

      And I still haven’t cooked the ribs (or thawed them, LOL). Maybe this weekend. I decorate for Valentine’s Day for myself (living in a house of boys…now 2 teenage boys) because it makes me happy. Just started doing it recently. Another weekend item most likely. Hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far!

  3. Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hey Sweetie! We had pork chops and baked potatoes this past weekend. Lol 😉 Hope the chicken turned out well 😉
    Love your painting creation. 😉 Turned out just lovely! Now to decide where you’re going to put it, right?
    So cool that your park did snowmen like that. Truly sweet. It’s SO cold here this week. No walks for me! Brrr. Stay warm and cozy and have a great week ahead. xoxo

    1. Jean Post author

      Chicken turned out okay. Edible but probably not a repeat recipe. Yes, I do need to find a spot. Right now it’s still sitting on the kitchen table. Have you thawed out yet? We hit half of your wind-chill temps with -20 on Wednesday plus some snow. Then, today it was 34 (most the snow is melted) and sunny by the afternoon! Hope you’ve had a warm and wonderful week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m always running late with replying to comments 🙂 Hope the new week is off to a great start for you!

  4. Cathy

    Great painting Jean. It’s good to see close ups of the birds. We have a bird feeder but don’t see anything exciting. We have plenty of regular garden birds feeding which QT loves to watch too, Cathy x

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I’m always surprised by the good variety of birds we get. Of course, we get plenty of squirrels as well. Our little gray cat loves to watch them as well, she’ll go out but does a pretty good job of leaving them alone (or she just can’t catch them, not sure which).

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