Can you believe it’s the last Monday of the year? I think 2019 was one of those years that went by in the blink of an eye but at the same time felt like the longest year ever. Just me?
I’m ready for 2020 and hoping it brings numerous blessings and peace for all of us!
Time to plan out this divided week. Just think if you don’t have a good day today by Wednesday, you can say but that happened last year!
Each and every year I love linking up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom where she provides the prompts and place for other bloggers to connect through these posts.
Gray, cold, and windy. A teeny bit of snow on the car windshield (not any on the ground) this morning. Supposed to be in the mid 30’s today but back up to the 50’s for New Year’s Day. Then, back down to the low 40’s on Friday and Saturday. Imagine a roller coaster…there’s our weather.
Right Now I Am
Sitting in the basement in my pajamas and slippers while typing up this post. The cat is back asleep for her morning nap on the day bed behind me. My stomach is trying to decide whether to forgive me for tacos on top of too many Christmas cookies. Last night it was not so forgiving. Hoping it accepts the yogurt peace-offering from this morning.
That gratitude was a good word for 2019 and that perhaps I need to make one more gratitude list post to round out the year. Also, pondering my word for 2020. And about how I want to spend the next year clearing out stuff.
On My Reading Pile
I have some cheesy Richard Paul Evans Christmas-themed novels to return to the library (might be a new December tradition to read those during December). Currently, I’m reading The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe and still have the Max Lucado book about Anxiety sitting on my night-stand, honestly couldn’t get into it very well.
On My TV
Tis the season for binge-watching stuff! I watched the end of the Holiday Baking Championship on Hulu on Christmas afternoon. So excited the gal I was pulling for won it all!
Then, I watched Homecoming on Amazon (not super excited about a season 2 if they even have one) and The Feed, also on Amazon and really hope they make a season 2 of it! It’s creepy good and based on a book which is on my list to seek out at the library.
My husband and I have also watched a couple of movies, Spiderman, Far From Home (really good!) and Bumblebee (not bad for a Transformers movie, set in the 80’s so that’s a bonus)
Favorite Blog Post This Week
Instead of a blog post this week (see how much TV I’ve been watching one heading up), I’m going to share one of my favorite organizing blogs. She’s always sharing realistic, helpful ideas. And funny stuff on Facebook as well. My blog of the week to share: The Seana Method
Something Fun To Share
Go Chiefs! Love this announcer who made sure the fans watching the Chiefs knew the Patriots lost. (Sorry, maybe not sorry, Patriots fans!)
On The Menu For This Week
These middle of the week year-changes really make menu planning a challenge don’t they?
MONDAY: Probably going to just clean out the fridge and throw something together *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*
TUESDAY: New Year’s Eve! We’ll be celebrating with friends who are making spaghetti. Our contribution: bread sticks (I really wanted to do dessert but wasn’t in charge)
WEDNESDAY: Happy New Year! Maybe pulled pork? I know I’m making cornbread and black-eyed peas for sure.
THURSDAY: Honey teriyaki chicken, rice, cabbage salad
FRIDAY: Pizza? Something easy
On My To Do List
- Pay property taxes (UGH)
- Work on cleaning kitchen cabinets out
- Clean basement a bit more
- Target for Cat food
- Clean the house a bit before the New Year.
Spray a little lavender linen spray on pillows and mattresses when changing the sheets.
Looking Around The House
Christmas is mostly gone except for a few things intentionally left out: the Nativity, the greenery around the kitchen doorway, wreath on the door, and my little white Kitchen tree and peace sign. Need to switch back to the normal shower curtain today.
From The Camera
Quote For The Week
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. (Mother Teresa)
How are you planning to ring in the new year (decade! wow)?