Happy Homemaker Monday, Busy Days Ahead

Happy Monday! I woke up feeling refreshed and well-rested today. Hope you did as well! Ready to start another great September week.

Our weekend was busy with J’s first football game with the marching band (The band did great! The football team is having another re-building year.). Saturday evening, we attended a beautiful wedding of a friend’s daughter while the boys went to a family birthday. And yesterday, of course, we watched the Chiefs game.  In between, I ran errands, cleaned the house, and tried to stay somewhat caught up on laundry.

I also worked more than originally planned. At least this week, my schedule is full with work going into it. Today is my main day off this week. Let’s look at the week ahead.

The Weather 

Summer’s not leaving without a struggle!  Sunny and lower 90’s today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Chance of thunderstorms on Thursday. Looks like it’s supposed to be nice and only in the upper 80’s on Friday, that should make for good stadium sitting weather.

On My Reading Pile

Plan to start in on Class Mom by Laurie Gelman later today. Just finished reading Love For Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim and really enjoyed it. Also read I See You by Claire Macintosh over the course of the week/weekend. My reviews for both books are on Goodreads if you’re interested.

On My TV

Finished season 9 of The Walking Dead, watched a really interesting short series called Diagnosis, and a Colin Quinn comedy special called Red State/Blue State, all on Netflix. The fall season of regular TV, hopefully, starts soon.

On My Menu

The problem with the idea of September and fall is it makes you want to cook those warm, filling meals.  The kind we don’t really want to eat when the weather is in the 90 degree range.

MONDAY: I planned steak bites and baked potatoes but J stayed home from school with a sore throat so I may change it. *J may or may not have a baritone lesson tonight depending on how he feels*

TUESDAY: Cilantro Lime Chicken/Taco salads *J has early morning band* *I work 7:45 to ?? (helping with picture day)*

WEDNESDAY: BBQ sandwiches (freezer) *J has early morning band* *I work 7:30-3:45*

THURSDAY: Spaghetti? *I work 7:30-3:45* *J has evening band practice*

FRIDAY: OUT *J has a football game* *I work 7:30-3:45*

On My To Do List

  1. Finish Laundry
  2. Clean the house
  3. Remind husband we need to fix lawn mower (it broke last week)
  4. Clean out freezers
  5. Take items to donate

Simple Pleasure

Waking up feeling refreshed!

Looking Around The House

It needs a big fall cleaning and clearing out

From The Camera

I’ve been a bit obsessed with the sky and clouds lately.

The sunrise from today

A little later in the morning

A different view of the sky from the back deck

On My Prayer List

The newlywed couple, family (especially J that he feels better), friends, and of course, the people dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane.

Quote For The Week

The true nature of our mind is like the sky. Our thoughts are like clouds, our emotions like lightning, and the sky accepts them all equally, watching as they shift and move across it. The weather of thoughts and emotions rises and passes away, but the sky remains the same-clear, luminous, open.  (Haemin Sunim)

Words from his book Love For Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection.


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What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?


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18 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Busy Days Ahead

    1. Jean Post author

      The quote really resonated with me when I read it. I ended up renewing the library book just so I could share it today (and glance back through it). Thank you, I’ve not seen as many butterflies as usual this summer so I was happy to capture that photo. Hope you have a great week as well!

  1. Lucie

    I too need to keep on decluttering and getting the house ready for Fall (and the upcoming holidays!). Seems like a busy week ahead – hope you have fun and enjoy it.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks! It’s hard to get the house cleared and cleaned while were finishing the bedroom (stuff we actually need everywhere) but I’m trying.

  2. Schotzy

    I know exactly what you mean,, I bought a fall magazine at the store and it had all these great soups and stews and I want to make something, but it is 90ish here too, Oh, well!~

    1. Jean Post author

      I’m sure soon enough it’ll be cold enough that we’re all missing the heat a bit. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Jean Post author

      We’re nowhere near fall temps here either. We did have great weather on Friday though (I even took a just in case jacket to the game!). I laughed when a preschool student came in that morning and said it’s so cold out, almost time for snow! HA! Of course, by yesterday it was back to almost 90. Nope, no snow in sight (whew! Fall’s one thing but let’s not get carried away with talk of snow) Hope you’ve had a great weekend.

    1. Jean Post author

      It is a great book. Very soothing to read. I have to keep reminding myself it’s still summer’s turn for one more week 😉 Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

  3. Rebecca Knox

    Sounds like you’re staying busy, Jean! Love your pics…especially the one of the swallowtail! So pretty! As soon as I get time I want to come spend some time reading your low spend September posts. Hope to do that soon! Have a great rest of the week and don’t overdo it! Blessings, my friend! <3
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, lots of work over here. Funny since September is typically my slow month for work. Thank you! I was so happy to see that swallowtail. Seems I’ve not seen as many butterflies as normal this year. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve just been busy or there are less of them. Hope you’ve had a great weekend.

  4. Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hello Dearest!
    I feel for you with those warm temps in Sept. I can’t even imagine because it’s been so chilly over here. Sending you nice cool thoughts and hope you get to get your cozy cooking on soon. I love your quote this week. And I always love your beautiful photos.

    Have a very blessed rest of your week Jean ❤️

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Yes, I think I’m ready for some cool thoughts. Friday was nice and cool, turned out a/c off even. Then, yesterday, ugh…hot again. A/C back on. SIGH. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

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