Ready for another week? This one seems a bit busier than usual around here.
Just going to get right to the post. Joining in as always with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Sandra switched up the categories for the new year/decade!
Bleak picture belies the festive mood of our city. This week is back to our normal all over the place weather with highs mostly in the upper 40’s and another chance of snow/rain (depends on the temperature) on Friday.
How I am feeling this morning
Woke up tired. Slept okay but was not ready for that 6:00 AM alarm. Feeling a bit overwhelmed when I look at the calendar. I work every single day except tomorrow and J has an activity (lesson/Pep band) every single night except Wednesday.
He also needs new shoes and a hair cut which we now have planned for Wednesday evening. And we’re out of many household supplies meaning tomorrow my “free” day is also slated to be spent mostly running around. Guess I’m feeling a bit grumpy this morning.
On my mind
All of the above things on the calendar.
My job, the school changed quite a bit in the past few years, it has grown which is a good thing but I’m really missing the small feel of the beginning. I’m not a fan of some of the newer changes (even though I understand the need).
Plus, one of my very favorite teachers is leaving at the end of the school year. She taught me so much as she was there from the beginning and so I’m so sad to see her go. Another newer teacher is also moving on so I’m starting to wonder about things. I have to remind myself I work in a field with a high turnover/burnout rate and yet….hopefully, today will be a good day as I do work at 1 PM.
The breakfast plate
Apple cinnamon instant oatmeal and too much coffee
On my reading pile
Went on a bit of a reading rampage over the weekend since Good reads told me I was behind on my goal for the year!
Finished reading Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home by Danielle Postel-Vinay. Then picked up The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and finished it in a day. Read one of my Amazon Prime, first read choices, Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman. And finally, yesterday, I read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Reviewed the first three over on Good Reads.
I only have one library book left to read this week: Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker.
Didn’t watch the Chiefs game except in glances (I can’t officially watch or they tend to lose…ahem, yes I did watch for the first few minutes). Mostly, I’ve been watching The Librarians on Hulu. Not sure what I’ll watch this week.
On the menu this week
Did I mention this week seemed busier than normal?
MONDAY: Chicken legs, rice *I work 1-3:45* *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*
TUESDAY: Pulled pork sandwiches, homemade sweet potato chips *J has pep band at 6*
WEDNESDAY: Taco salads? *I work 12:15-3:45* *Haircut/shoe shopping with J*
THURSDAY: Chicken sausage/coleslaw/potatoes *I work 7:00-3:45* *J has pep band at 6*
FRIDAY: French Toast (freezer) and sausage *I work 7:00-3:45* *J has pep band at 6*
From the camera
I’ve been doing pretty good with my goal of picking up the camera every day in 2020!
Looking around the house
I cleaned a teeny tiny bit yesterday morning but you can’t really tell. It’s in need of a deep clean especially the bathrooms.
Chore I’m not looking forward to today or this week
Clearing off the kitchen table. I’m working through the kitchen in a big clean out/clear out project. I have one upper kitchen cabinet to go. However, it means this is very close to the current state of our kitchen table:
I’ve put away some of the items but the table remains covered with new discoveries. I also need to pay bills, never a fun task.
To relax this week, I will
Listen to some peaceful music at home. Turn up my 80’s tunes in my car! Take my time in Target (maybe…that might get expensive).
On my prayer list
My children, all the college kids returning to classes this week, some sick friends and their family members, neighbors, strangers.
Devotional/Bible Verse/Quote For The Week
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
I finally hung this picture up in our bathroom. It hung in my husband’s grandparents’ bathroom for years. So, seemed a fitting place to hang it up in the bathroom off our bedroom. A nice reminder for us all:
What does your week ahead look like?