Happy July! July is a busy month around here. So, I’m glad to have these weekly planning posts to keep me somewhat focused.
Joining in as always with Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, our wonderful host of the link up. Let’s get to the categories and see what’s on the calendar for this first week of the new month.
Finally, some normal weather around here! Highs in the low 90’s all week with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms. Sounds like swimming pool weather to me!
On My Reading Pile
Finished Beyond The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It was okay. Started reading a house-cleaning book called Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuk, the founder of the Clean Mama website. As much as you can enjoy a book on how to clean the house, I am enjoying this one. Probably going to write a quick review once I finish it.
Movies or Shows I Watched This Weekend
My expectations were low when I said, “I think I’ll watch this Netflix movie about the giant metal dog.” However, A.X.L. turned out to be a pretty good movie. A bit reminiscent of the 80’s movies I enjoyed. I also tried the first episode of Into The Badlands to see if I wanted to watch it. Still undecided on that one.
On My TV This Week
Not sure, I may try another episode of Into The Badlands to see if it hooks me. Should be new stuff for July on Netflix so depends on what pops up….
On The Menu For This Week
My desire to cook in the summer especially on warmer days is about a negative 2. Yet, they still insist on eating dinner.
MONDAY: Fajita salads. We made steak and chicken fajitas on Saturday so I think we’ll just throw the leftovers on salads for tonight. *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*
TUESDAY: Spaghetti *I have plans with friends*
WEDNESDAY: Mongolian Beef & Chicken, rice *carry over* *Firework display for our city*
THURSDAY: Chicken strips, macaroni & cheese, salad, dessert? *Happy 4th of July!*
FRIDAY: Pizza maybe…
On My To Do List
- Write all the dates on our July calendar
- Go to Target for household items (I didn’t go last week)
- Go to bank
- Usual house cleaning things: laundry, dishes, etc
- Put out U.S. garden flag
- The things I forgot to do last week (when I remember them)
What I Am Creating
A clean and peaceful home….maybe?
New garden area for the backyard, wildflower garden didn’t work out thanks to a well-meaning neighbor who saw weeds. And so, he brought over his weed-eater to fix things for me. Sigh.
Add buy small fencing for garden area to my list of things to do.
Looking Forward To
Being at home and giving the house (and family) some attention this week.
Looking Around The House
It’s been worse but it needs some attention today.
From The Camera
A cuter little fledgling showed up this week:
What I’m Wearing Today
Right now I’m wearing my STAR labs tee-shirt and navy blue skorts. I threw these clothes on to go put out my bird-feeder so I’ll probably change after I shower.
One Of My Simple Pleasures
A quiet house on summer mornings
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. (A.A. Milne)
P.S. Happy Canada Day to those of you to my north!
What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?