A bit of a later start to planning my week today. I work later today but had to spend the morning dealing with putting our pantry back together. We had an ant invasion over the weekend.
I guess it’s going to be kitchen clear out week around here. Gave the pantry a really good cleaning this morning before returning and re-organizing all the contents. Left me inspired to move on to the rest of the cabinets. Been on my project list for a long time.
Taking a break to plan the week ahead before I return to it and get ready to work later.
Summer is reminding us that it’s still here for another week. Highs in the low 90’s to upper 80’s all week. Chances of rain on Saturday and Sunday. I really hope the rain holds off as J has his first band competition on Saturday.
On My Reading Pile
I picked up I Let You Go by Claire McIntosh at the library. Started it, put it down, and finally last night picked it up again. It’s intriguing but a bit troubling to read at first as it deals with the hit and run of a 5-year-old boy. Going to be a tough read for me considering I work with 2-5 year-old children.
On My TV
Cheesy Netflix movie for the win. I broke down and watched I Am Mother on there. Not as bad as I anticipated. Not good but not that bad. Alternate title suggestion for them: Terminator: From the Machine’s Point of View. Also watched a movie I’d requested on disc, Mortal Engines. Clearly a movie produced for effects vs plot though I enjoyed it.
On My Menu
I’m doing another round of the Take Ten challenge so my menu is somewhat set though I’m shuffling some menus due to time constraints and my ongoing freezer/pantry clean out project.
MONDAY: pancakes and sausage (shifting and subbing this for the day that looks like omelets as my husband doesn’t do eggs) *I work 1-3:45* *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*
TUESDAY: Chicken legs *J has early morning band practice* *I have Bunco*
WEDNESDAY: Looks like some sort of tacos *J has early morning band practice* *I work 7:30-noon*
THURSDAY: Roast in the crock pot *J has evening band practice* *I’m helping prepare food for the band competition day*
FRIDAY: Chicken and pasta of some sort (I may just make chicken cacciatore) *I work 9:30-6*
On My To Do List
- Pay bills
- Freezer/Fridge/Pantry (done!)/Cabinet clean & clear out
- Grocery store for lunch stuff mainly
- Still need to take items to donate
- Wash bedding
What I Am Creating
Hopefully, a clean and cozy home that’s ready for fall and winter.
Looking Around The House
We have stuff everywhere! It’s making us all grouchy, I think. Necessary component of remodeling the bedroom but I’m ready to have my living space back.
From The Camera
On My Prayer List
Family, friends, speedy recovery for a fellow teacher who was extremely sick (hospitalized) last week…
Quote For The Week
Don’t let seeds of discontent take root in your spirit. (Joel Osteen)
I needed that message yesterday as well as the run my own race reminder when I happened to flip on the TV to his sermon. Definitely something I needed to work on last week and going forward.
Don’t forget to go check out Sandra’s blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for the Happy Homemaker Monday link up. Such a fun, encouraging place to visit in blog-land.