Happy Monday and happy summer! I have the first 3 days of this week off work and I’m excited for a little down time.
Planning my week as always with Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and the other lovely bloggers who join in this weekly link-up of hers. Let’s go straight to the categories.
Not currently cooperating. Too much rain for many of us. Some sun and normal summer temperatures due later this week. And another (!) chance of rain tomorrow and Thursday. Hopefully, the rain will be a no-show. And the sun will fill in for it.
On My Reading Pile
Thursday afternoon, I wanted to find a book about summer to read to the preschool class on Friday morning. I ran to the library and realized I also didn’t have anything to read during J’s baritone lesson. I quickly grabbed a couple of books off the shelf.
You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart sucked me right in and I finished it by Saturday morning. Currently, I’m reading my other quick choice, Beyond The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. It’s interesting but I am able to easily set it aside.
Movies Or Shows I Watched This Weekend
I mostly read or was outside (when it wasn’t raining) or did other things. I did catch a bit of Holey Moley, the mini golf show last night. It was okay not something I’d seek out but enjoyable for a random summer night.
On My TV This Week
I’m not sure. If the weather is nice, I plan to be outside more than inside watching anything.
On The Menu For This Week
It’s one of those time to stretch the grocery budget weeks around here. So, menu is coming from what’s in the pantry/freezer/fridge. I am, however, over-due a grocery store trip.
MONDAY: Chicken, probably fixed in a simple way. *I have a hair appointment at 9:45*
TUESDAY: Spaghetti or if I may search out a calzone recipe as I have some pizza crust mixes in the cabinet and am a bit tired of spaghetti
WEDNESDAY: Mongolian Beef in slow cooker
THURSDAY: Fish/Shrimp in air fryer, baked potatoes *I work 8-4:30* *J’s baritone lesson at 7:30* *MNO*
FRIDAY: Frozen pizza/Salad for boys *I work 8-4:30* *Dinner plans with friends*
On My To Do List
- Get Haircut
- Mow the lawn this afternoon (hoping it’ll be dry enough by then)
- Pay bills
- Grocery store
- Go somewhere to get storage tubs (Target?)
- Spend some time with the boys
- Write July activities/my work schedule on calendar
- Clean off this desk (and the rest of the house!)
- Plan a date night with husband?
What I Am Creating
Lots of fun garden spaces around the yard in my mind. In reality? Not so much…
Looking Forward To
Looking Around The House
I spent time cleaning over the weekend (though not enough) and tried to stay on top of it. Overall, I can see where it might eventually feel calm and welcoming again.
From The Camera
What I’m Wearing Today
My S.T.A.R. labs tee-shirt and navy blue Capri pants plus fancy Crocs.
One Of My Simple Pleasures
Dreaming about how I’m going to decorate the house and planning my garden areas around the yard.
Quote For The Week
There shall be Eternal summer in the grateful heart. (Celia Laighton Thaxter)
What are your plans for this first full week of summer?