Happy Homemaker Monday, The After Brunch Edition

Hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend! It was a bit chaotic around here. Easter brunch was nice although I really do feel as if I could sleep for 2 days straight now.

Late getting my post up as Doug’s aunt from out-of-town stayed with us and didn’t leave until about noon yesterday. Then, I spent the day slowly cleaning my brunch serving dishes and doing a bit of laundry. Just a slow, easy kind of day.

Now, I’m taking some time to link up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom to plan the week ahead.

The Weather  

100% chance of Oak tree pollen! Seriously, our car windshields are green! Other than the pollen, it’s been super nice. Was almost hot yesterday hitting into the 80’s with the sunshine. Back closer to normal now in the lower 70’s. Chances of rain tonight and tomorrow (hope it does to wash a bit of the pollen down…I don’t have allergies but I know some who are suffering right now) and then, nice for the rest of the week.

On My Reading Pile

A bunch of way over due library books! Still reading The Devil Colony on my phone.

Movies Or Shows I Watched This Weekend

Some silly movie called The Silence on Netflix. My husband started it, declared it stupid and turned it off but of course, I was interested so went back and watched the rest of it. Note: It was stupid. Part of one called The Highway Men, also on Netflix. Fell asleep, need to watch the rest. Nothing else of note really. Earlier last week I binge-watched the entire season of Black Summer when I should have been doing other things. Really intriguing prequel to Z-Nation,hope they’ll have more seasons.

On The TV This Week

Not sure. Probably just going to try to catch up on the episodes of SEAL Team and God Friended Me.


The week after brunch is a bit of a clean out the fridge/freezer/pantry meal plan around here aka known as I don’t want to go to the store! The fridge and freezer are a mess right now so this all may change depending on what I discover as I clean.

MONDAY: We had spaghetti (except my husband who worked late and had brisket, leftover in freezer)

TUESDAY: Chicken legs, baked potatoes

WEDNESDAY: Ham, mac and cheese maybe

THURSDAY: On Their Own *I work 3-6* & have Mom’s Night Out

FRIDAY: Maybe tacos *I have tentative dinner plans with other friends

To Do List

  1. A whole lot of housecleaning
  2. Laundry
  3. Pay Bills
  4. Have lots of blog posts I’d like to write if I could find time
  5. Graduation stuff
  6. Not stress eat all the brunch leftovers & candy


Hopefully, a more relaxed and clean home. Main focus of the week. Everything is in a bit of after a holiday gathering chaos right now.

Looking Forward To

A bit of calm between events, planting some more flowers in the yard

Looking Around The House

I see lots of work to be done

From The Camera

Didn’t take a single picture on Easter! Slipping but here’s a shot of our Cardinal in her nest. 

What I’m Wearing Today

Black show shirt from the high school marching band and khaki shorts. I’m freezing though so may have to change into jeans.

Simple Pleasure

Listening to music

Quote For The Week

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. (Dalai Lama)


What do you have planned for the week ahead?





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12 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, The After Brunch Edition

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I hope there are more episodes soon! Tried looking it up and all I could determine is if they do renew it, we’ll have to wait until next year for more. Hope you had a nice Easter over there. I don’t think it’ll be back to cozy every day here until mid-June, LOL! End of year May craziness is almost upon us, 2 band concerts (different schools, a *gulp* high school graduation, 2 parties for that, wedding shower to attend, and throw in a May birthday. All good stuff but A LOT of it all in a short time). Hope your week’s been going great so far!

  1. Sandra

    I.would.die with that pollen LOL No jokes, I couldn’t survive. That is crazy.

    Your comment about the movie Silence made me laugh out loud. LOL

    Have a wonderful week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Quite a few friends and family members not doing so great with it. We had some cloudy, rainy (though not enough) days so it tampered it down a bit. No more green windshield for now. Hope you are having a great week so far!

  2. Felicia

    I am so glad that the worst of the pollen dusting is over here, today was bad but not horrible.
    I watched The Silence last week. It was okay, I guess for me having seen The Quiet Place first and how utterly ridiculous it was The Silence was so much better. Which shows you how bad the former movie was lol.

    Plans for the week? Lots of unexpected doctor visits so far, things like forgotten allergy and dermatologist visits and then a long weekend in New Orleans.

    Hope the rest of your week is great.

    1. Jean Post author

      I usually don’t do scary movies so it was a perfect level for me, I think maybe The Quiet Place is what my husband thought he was watching though I don’t know. Hope you have a great long weekend in New Orleans!

  3. Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Yay for Spring popping out (minus the pollen!). Glad you had a nice EAster brunch too. It’s hard getting life back on track after a nice holiday break, isn’t it? 😉 And no worries about pics- means you were enjoying the moment.

    Love the nest and the promise of all things new. The truly lovely part of Spring. HOpe you have a blessed rest of your week dearest Jean xoxo

    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I’m so excited spring is finally here! I noticed on the way to work yesterday (got called in last minute), how green everything is almost overnight. So refreshing and beautiful! Hope you’ve had a fabulous week so far!

  4. Lucie

    Hope you don’t have allergies with all that Pollen! Seems you had a great Easter brunch, hope you get to rest some this week. How nice to have a cardinal at home! Have a great week

    1. Jean Post author

      I don’t have allergies (though I’ve been sneezing a bit more) but I know family and friends who suffer. They aren’t huge fans of the mighty Oak tree right now. I had a couple days off work but I was glad to get called in yesterday. Something very restorative about being surrounded by all that preschool energy 🙂 Hope your week’s been great so far!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Unfortunately, I don’t think I did many of the items on the list. Going to have to double down this week and get things done!

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