Holiday here for most of us. Boys are off school and I’m off work. My husband decided to go ahead and work today. Left while we were all still sleeping.
Lazy, late start kind of morning. Nice but I think I need to get back to a serious morning routine. And soon.
Time to plan the week ahead with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Go check it out and join in the fun if you’d like.
You’d have to live here to even begin to understand it. Here’s a photo shared by a local news station last week:
And then on Saturday, just when we thought the weather couldn’t get any stranger, graupel fell from the skies. What? Now, you’re just making up words. I thought that while watching the weather on Sunday morning. Nope, graupel is really a thing.
And moving on to this week’s new (and not improved) weather forecast:
Sixteen degrees and cold this morning with a high of 27 later, snow storm again tomorrow though warmer 31 degrees, regular winter days for Wed-Friday and then, rain for Saturday.
Right Now I Am
Working on this post, trying to decide what to eat for breakfast, listening to J and his friend who stayed over play the X-box (made them chocolate chip muffins and heated up a bit of leftover bacon for their breakfast). And getting lots of help on my post from the little gray cat sitting at my side on top of the computer desk.
It’s time to get back into shape. The scale read the very wrong number this morning. I’ve been eating too much of the sugary junk foods and now I’m paying the price. Maybe I’ll check out Sandra’s 7 minute exercises. Definitely time for another sugar-free challenge.
On My Reading Pile
It’s not here yet but I won a book from Goodreads! Can’t wait for my copy of Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin to arrive.
Meanwhile, last week I finished Hippie by Paulo Coelho and made a bit of progress in UnChristian: What A New Generation Thinks About Christianity…and Why It Matters by David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons. The second one’s a little heavy on data but it’s still interesting.
On My TV
I was super excited to finally watch God Friended Me again last night. I don’t even mind it’s mildly predictive nature, it’s just nice to watch a happy, feel good show. My husband and I also watched a couple of Gabriel Iglesias comedy specials on Netflix. He’s funny and fairly clean in his comedy, very refreshing.
Other things watched on Netflix/Amazon Prime: Left Behind (the Nicholas Cage one), Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and I started re-watching The Walking Dead.
Not sure what I’ll watch this week. Seal Team‘s been replaced for the winter it seems by yet another talent competition show. I’ll spare you my rant about that one.
Favorite Blog Or Blog Post This Week
I found this food blog called Dinner, then Dessert via Pinterest while searching for a recipe. I like how her recipes are so detailed and most of the dishes seem “normal” which is a big find living in a house of picky eaters.
Something Fun To Share
Just stumbled across this one. In honor of President’s Day, all the current and past President’s favorite foods.
On The Menu
Still trying to sift through some fridge/freezer/pantry items as I menu plan.
MONDAY: Tacos/Chicken Enchiladas (I have sour cream about to expire)
TUESDAY: Chicken strips *I have Bunco* *G has Pep band*
WEDNESDAY: French Toast and Sausage *I work 1:30-3:45*
THURSDAY: Flank steak, not sure what I’m going to do with it yet*G has Pep band* *J has a baritone lesson*
FRIDAY: Pizza, maybe homemade
On My To Do List
- Pay bills
- Find some snow boots (for me)
- Take books back to library (Tuesday)
- Take down Valentine’s Day stuff
- Start spring cleaning the house
Looking Around The House
It’s not terrible but I’m ready to give it a good spring cleaning and freshen things up a bit.
On My Prayer List
Family, Friends, All the people involved in a huge crash on I-70 Wednesday afternoon, Strangers.
Quote For The Week
How about a song instead. I’ve had this song stuck in my head ever since I started reading the Paulo Coelho book, Hippie. (note: song is not referenced in book, just what popped into my mind when I picked up the book)
What are your plans for the week ahead?