Since I work a full day tomorrow, I’m starting this post on Sunday evening. This week marks the first full week of classes as a high school freshman for J (and the first week with those 6:30 AM band practices).
It’s also the start of G’s time as a college student. He’s opted to live at home and attend the local community college. It’s a different plan than we expected but he gave it lots of thought and worked hard to switch. He’s excited to start his classes on Tuesday.
We’ve also started the small progress of maybe just maybe finishing our bedroom. We won’t talk about how long it’s been in the in-between stage. Lots of exciting changes around here!
Also means I’m temporarily (maybe?) banished to the basement for my desktop/office type computer needs. Anyway, on to the weekly planning with Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
Rain/Hot/Repeat. Pretty much sums it up. Storms brew up over night cooling things off. It warms up during the day causing more storms overnight. All weekend and predicted again for tonight (Sunday). Slight chance every day until Thursday. Highs in the upper 80’s and low 90’s.
On My Breakfast Plate
It’ll probably be a Chobani Flip yogurt and coffee.
Right Now I Am
Typing this post in the basement and trying to watch the time. It’s almost 10 PM and I don’t want to stay up too late since tomorrow is a get up early school day and work day for me.
On My Bedside Table
My phone (forgot to bring it down here with me), the same box of space saver bags, an oil mist diffuser, and a phone charger.
On My Reading Pile
Working my way through Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff by Myquillyn Smith. Also read I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan (not that good). However, I went to the library today! Excited for my next pile of books!
Movies Or Shows I Watched This Weekend
I watched the 7 or 8 episodes of Tiny House Nation that were on Netflix. I find it fascinating and enjoy the problem solving aspect of the show but I don’t think tiny house living is for us.
On My TV This Week
Just waiting for the fall premieres at this point and I know I have a while to wait.
On The Menu This Week
Doing something a bit different this week and I signed up for Take Ten Challenge run by Laura over at Heavenly Homemakers. Basically, it’s taking 10 minutes each day to meal prep but it also comes with a meal plan of sorts.
MONDAY: marinated chicken, veggies, salad, and fruit *I work 8:30-5:30*
TUESDAY: I’m not sure as the challenge doesn’t give exacts but the ingredients are raw veggies, olive oil, and garlic. Oh and I’m also hosting BUNCO on this night (My plan for that: lasagna, salad, bread sticks, meatballs for my gluten-free friends, cheesecake for dessert) *J has early morning band practice* *I have Bunco*
WEDNESDAY: Nachos (ingredients: hamburger, nacho toppings, and chips…) ? *J has early morning band practice*
THURSDAY: Pizza (might need to do something else for J, only my kid…no longer likes pizza?) *J has evening band practice* *I work 1-3:45*
FRIDAY: Sounds like maybe taco salads?
The nice thing is it looks like I may be able to shop my house for quite a few of the ingredients. Especially since the grocery store trip that didn’t happen tonight will likely not happen until Tuesday morning.
On My To Do List
- Grocery store!
- Get car tags (ugh)
- Post at least one additional blog post this week!
- Call hairdresser (I’m not liking my haircut as much as I thought I might)
- Clean out the car!
Looking Forward To
A finished bedroom!
From The Camera
What I’m Wearing Today
Pink fringe-y mid-sleeve cotton shirt and pink Capri pants plus my slide sandals.
One Of My Simple Pleasures
Sleeping in during a rainy/stormy morning.
Quote(s) For The Week
Found two I like this week, both by Dodinsky:
Do not become a stranger to yourself by blending in with everyone else.
The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.
What’s on your agenda for this second to last Monday of August?