Happy Homemaker Monday, Hello February!

It’s a new week and a new month! Getting closer to my favorite seasons of spring and fall.

Glad to have time this morning to type up this weekly planning post before heading off to work.  Linking up as always with our host, Sandra from Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.

On to the categories…

The Weather 

Missouri.  We had the Antarctic visit on Wednesday, followed by a sunny breezy weekend with a high of 60 degrees yesterday. Today? Started at 50 degrees and now, a dreary looking 30 degrees with a feels like 19 degrees windchill. Tomorrow and Wednesday, chances of freezing rain, maybe some snow. Sunny and 38 (not quite as warm) by Saturday.

Right Now I Am

Savoring being at home to work on this post. I’ll have to leave for work in about an hour but it’s not a full day. Honestly, I was getting a bit burned out being in the same classroom all week. While I do my best and of course, love the kids, that particular classroom is not a good fit for me. Even though I’m going back there for 2 days this week, at least I don’t have to get up early.


So many random thoughts. Been thinking about my work and if I should say I won’t do that classroom (it’s a 2 year-old room and not exactly what I signed on to do) anymore. Still pondering.

On a completely different thought train, realizing the reason I’m not minding winter so much is I’m in no hurry for the school year-end to arrive for my high school senior. Excited for him and his friends yet it’s all extremely bittersweet.  And I’ll have my youngest starting high school while my oldest goes off to college. Yes, I’m happy to stay here in the snowy days of winter and just enjoy a while longer.

On My Reading Pile

Finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I really liked this book and the depth of the characters. My review is here on Goodreads if you’re interested.  I requested her other book from the library. While waiting, I’m reading Dark Winter by A.J. Tata, can already tell I’m going to enjoy it.

On My TV

We had a bit of a TV weekend around here. Of course, we finished it off by watching the “Super-bore” aka the Superbowl.  Well-played defensive games in any sport are just not as exciting to watch.  That said, the commercials and half-time show were also disappointments (only reason most KC fans watched ;)).

More exciting things we watched over the weekend, lots of movies! Ant-man and the Wasp, Red Sparrow, and The Last Jedi.  Of the three, Red Sparrow, a Russian spy movie was the best.

On My Menu

Not really sure since I am in need (as always) of a grocery store trip.  Lots of carry-over meals so it may work.

MONDAY: Ham steaks and potatoes unless I stop and grab a grocery store chicken on the way home from work *I work 11-4:15*

TUESDAY: Lasagna *G has pep band* *I work 9:30-1:30*

WEDNESDAY: No idea….will decide after going to grocery store


FRIDAY: Brisket (Husband’s birthday, family coming over)

On My To-Do List

  1. Pay balance on upcoming trip
  2. Grocery store
  3. Write and schedule blog posts
  4. Get husband’s birthday card, maybe another present
  5. Mail other February birthday cards
  6. Pay bills
  7. Call in G’s absence from school from Friday (we went on a college visit & I forgot to call)
  8. Clean house to company ready standards
  9. Continue to clear out paper clutter
  10. Find February candle scent


Not really creating but decorating the house a bit for Valentine’s Day just to give it a bit of pep.

Looking Around The House  

A bit of a mess but my small Valentine’s Day decor makes me smile.

From The Camera 

On My Prayer List

Friends and family dealing with illnesses, all the government workers, neighbors, strangers, everyone reading this blog.

Quote For The Week

It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done. (Vincent Van Gogh)


What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?


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12 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Hello February!

  1. Lucie

    Decor, be it for Valentine, Christmas, St-Pat’s is always nice – I think I’ll go check to see if I have anything for Valentine’s day and put it up. Have a great week

    1. Jean Post author

      I think so as well. My mom hardly decorated for the holidays (outside of Christmas) but my late mother-in-law decorated for all the holidays. It just gives a little something extra to the house putting out a bit of seasonal decor. Hope you have a great week as well!

  2. Carol Bancroft

    Ha ha ha — “Super-Bore” is hilarious! Being from Mass. I had a lot of friends and family who were very happy. Me – I could not have cared less, LOL! Have a great week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Usually, I enjoy watching the game but it was a bit low-key even for me last night. Glad for your friends and family that their team won. Everyone around here is now officially ready for baseball season probably because it means spring is closer, LOL! Hope you have a great week as well!

  3. Beverly

    I am sure your work appreciates you. So yes, I think you should tell them you don’t want to work with the 2 year olds. If you want to be really nice you could say, unless it is an emergency.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks for your input. I actually had a chance to talk to my boss yesterday and I feel better about it all. They’re still trying to get some balance in that classroom. Last week was just a bit trying. This week’s been better (plus I got to spend half my days with the older kids). Hope things are going better for you this week as well!

  4. Tamy

    I hope you had a GREAT week. I didn’t get as much accomplished in blogland as I would have liked and am extremely late visiting everyone – so much so that it’s time to post today’s almost. I love the Super Bore description! And I adore the yard flag! Second time this week I’ve seen that quote – oh so true!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Last week was a bit slow but it was nice. I didn’t get much accomplished in blogland either. Hope your new week is off to a wonderful start!

  5. Deanna

    I’m with you – I’m not wishing away this school year even a little bit. My oldest girly heads to college in the Fall. My youngest started high school this year – bittersweet. It’s the first year in all of their schooling that they are in the same school. If all goes as planned, my youngest will be a freshman in the same college as my oldest when she is a senior. It’s cute – my girls have Thursday lunches, and are in the same French club 🙂

    My husband was the only one that watched the Super Bowl – he does regardless of the teams – he watches for the commercials LOL

    Truth – I don’t think I could be bribed with pay to be around other people’s two-year olds LOL

    Will G be going far for college? Does he have any interests in mind yet?

    1. Jean Post author

      That’s nice to have them in the same school, I had that with Kindergarten & 5th grade, the only year here that we had it. LOL, we all have our own gifts. I love being around the kids, just not the potty part of the 2 year old room. The rest, while tiring, is okay but overall, I’m more suited for the 3-6 year age group. He’s most likely going to a college about 3 hours south of here and talking about studying film (like screen-writing, cinematography, not acting). I was a little sad he didn’t pick MU which is closer (though a lot more $$ expensive) but this choice is better for him. A lot of band friends are going to the same college, the group really looks after each other so I do feel better about it in that respect. How did these BABIES get old enough for high school and college???!!


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