Happy Homemaker Monday, Spring Fever

I didn’t wake up with a fever (thank goodness!). However, I did wake up with an awful case of spring fever! These milder days between the winter weather make me so ready to be out in the yard. I’m ready for some green grass on the ground and green leaves on the trees!

Taking a break from a morning of running J to school, chopping vegetables, and a *tiny* bit of cleaning to put together my weekly planning post. Joining in as always with Sandra from Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.

The Weather 

Beautiful Monday last week followed by a very cold, snowy Wednesday!

Honestly, even as I gripe about having spring fever, not bad for February. Mostly in the low 40’s all week. A chance of something on Wednesday, rain, snow, or both depending on the TV channel. I see a 47 degrees for Saturday. Sold!

How I Am Feeling This Morning

Pretty good and motivated to get lots done today. I think I must have slept pretty well as I woke up just before the alarm today.

On My Mind

The many things I’m hoping to accomplish today. What our Valentine’s Day is going to be (my husband has to work late all week including Friday). A bit of panic about this week starting the 2 week countdown to my long-term substitute teaching time at work.

On My To Do List

  1. Wash J’s bedding (started!)
  2. Clean and chop up vegetables in fridge DONE
  3. Clean out fridge/freezer
  4. Go to grocery store (weekly thing though I’ll have to shift this back to Sunday nights soon)
  5. Clean off the top of this desk, sort through some bills and papers (pay bills)
  6. Schedule some blog posts
  7. Vacuum basement
  8. Valentine gifts for my husband and the boys (nothing big…probably just some candy)

On The Breakfast Plate

Apple cinnamon oatmeal, two sausage patties (left-over from Saturday’s breakfast), and coffee

On My Reading Pile

I finished Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate last week. And I loved it! Been a while since I read a book where I lost track of everything around me. Also, read one called Bad Memory (Jessica Shaw, #2) by Lisa Gray. Also enjoyable, especially the bits of late 80’s nostalgia sprinkled throughout the story. Now, I’ve started on The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, The Japanese Way by Hector Garcia Puigcerver and Francesc Miralles.

TV Viewing

Hoarders. Yes, still.

On The Menu This Week

I want to try and maybe plan some double meals this week so I can freeze things for busier days.

MONDAY:  Chicken sausages, rice (or left-over spaghetti/meatballs) *J has a baritone lesson at 6*

TUESDAY: Tacos or maybe taco salad *making a double batch of taco meat* MNO for me

WEDNESDAY:  Steak bites, baked potatoes *I work 7:15 to ?10 maybe*

THURSDAY:  Copy Cat Chik-Fil-A sandwiches *J has pep band*

FRIDAY:  Roast in the crock pot *J has pep band*

From The Camera

I ended up working quite a bit more and longer hours than expected last week (a teacher had the flu) and falling quite short of my “pick up my camera every day” goal for 2020.

My new candle scent for February.

A second blooming for the amaryllis!

Looking Around The House

Did I mention I’ve been watching lots of episodes of Hoarders? It looks pretty good. Also, my husband’s birthday was Saturday so I cleaned for that.

Chore I’m Not Looking Forward To Today or This Week

Got the big hassle out of the way over the weekend (rescheduling jury duty…SIGH). I’m not too excited to start sorting through all the papers on this desk today but I will be excited for a clean space again.

To Relax This Week I Will

Read in my book, have a cup of tea, and probably binge-watch some more episodes of Hoarders. 

On My Prayer List

Family, friends, my co-workers and the students at my school.

Devotional/Bible Verse/Quote For The Week

I read something very hurtful on Facebook earlier this week. And it made me quite angry (and sad). The temptation to type this particular bible verse in all caps was very great. I didn’t, choosing instead to take a deep breath (or 10) and ignore it.

However, the verse is a great reminder for everyone (including myself).

And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?  (Matthew 7:3)


What’s on your agenda for this week? Do you have spring fever as well?




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12 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Spring Fever

  1. Stacy

    I love those candles from bath and body! They had their single wick ones on sale last week and I picked up a few, but they don’t last as long as the three wick ones, unfortunately. I have spring fever sooo bad! I think the day after Christmas I’m immediately ready for spring lol! I hope you have a great week!
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    1. Jean Post author

      I love the candles as well and have noticed that about the smaller ones though with a smaller house it’s not a super huge issue. Takes a lot of restraint not to buy too many of their candles. Well, we are getting a surprisingly spring like day again today. Hope you have a great week as well!

  2. Sandra

    Gorgeous flower!!!

    Your candle scent sounds quite interesting, does it actually smell like a peach bellini?

    I hope you have a fantastic week 🙂

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m not sure as I’ve never actually had a peach bellini though it sounds delightful. The scent of the candle is very fresh and light with fruit undertones but not overly fruity. Not sure the best way to describe it? My younger teenager approved of the scent and no one else complained so I’m going to keep burning it. Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

  3. Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hey Sweetie!

    I have Spring fever too…but no nice weather to back it up. Lol! It will be several months for me yet. Such a good girl prepping all of your meal stuff. Great idea to work on doing double and freezing for more convenience. I hope you get your Valentines stuff worked out with Hubby, Prayers about the teaching position too.
    I bet that candle smells amazing! And that amaryllis is gorgeous!! Blessings on your week
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    1. Jean Post author

      We got snow all day yesterday and have -5 wind chills today. SIGH. I think even our cat has spring fever LOL! Hope you’re having a wonderful week and that spring arrives sooner than we think for both of us! Happy early Valentine’s Day!

    1. Jean Post author

      Well, the groundhog said early spring & holding that rodent to his word! 😉 The show certainly motivates me to question why I’m keeping things. I confess that I stalled out a bit on reading the last book mentioned. Need to pick that back up today. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. Tamy

    Hi, it’s me…. so sorry I am always running so late these days! You know how you get behind and it seems impossible to catch up? I swear I will though! That candle sounds perfect to bring on spring. I LOVE peach bellinis to drink so I bet the candle smells amazing! I hope you had a GREAT week.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I know that feeling quite well 🙂 I’ve about burned through my entire candle. Going to have to find a new scent for next month as this one won’t last. Thanks, my week was (what else?) surprisingly busy but good 🙂

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