Can you believe this is the last week of April? It felt at times as if we wouldn’t get this far. Let’s see what’s going on in the week ahead as I wait impatiently for the stay at home orders to lift. (Our state orders end on May 3. However, here in the K.C. metro area most areas ours included have a delayed date of May 15.)
Joining in as always with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
Yesterday, was a beautiful and warm spring day. Even managed to mow the front yard. However, it rains every other day it seems. And the backyard resembles a swamp. Rained again overnight. Rain is supposed to move out today but then, more chances tomorrow. After that, we get a few decent days at last. Most our highs show as the upper 60’s to mid 70’s. Sounds right.
How I Am Feeling This Morning
I’m bouncing back and forth between feeling full of motivation and wanting to just go back to bed and pull the covers over my head. I’m feeling a bit restless.
On My Mind
All the things I want to do, places I’d like to go after the stay at home stuff ends. Today, the only place I’m going is to the curbside pickup at a local farm supply store. We’re out of birdseed for the downy woodpecker and he’s quite unhappy about it. I’m out of my other birdseed as well. And the store is out. New kind ordered, hope the birds like it just as well.
On My To Do List
Order and go pick up birdseed (in process, order placed)DONE
- Finish this post
- Clean the house
- Spend some time outside between rain showers
- Maybe go for a drive just for a change of scenery
On My Breakfast Plate
The usual, Chobani flip yogurt and coffee. Today was the last “normal” flavor, now I’m down to Cookies and Cream or S’mores (flavors I buy for J, not my favorites for breakfast)
On My Reading Pile
Working my way through Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. Last week I read both The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire. And this week, I’ll continue reading (and most likely finish The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. The second book was better, I thought, than the first. They certainly aren’t for everyone but I’m enjoying them.
After being quite excited to find a movie corresponding to my book, I pulled it up on Amazon and….wait a minute. They’re speaking Swedish and that’s certainly not Daniel Craig! However, I stuck it out (with some help from “tech support” showing me how to add the subtitles) and enjoyed the film after all. As an added bonus, there are 3 Swedish films corresponding to each book So I watched the second film once I finished the second book.
I also watched Dirty Dancing on you-tube. Glad no one ever had the garish thought to remake that 80’s classic. If they did and I missed it, don’t tell me. I wouldn’t want to watch it anyway.
On The Menu This Week
Ugh. A hard one. I opted not to go to the store yesterday as I’d decided we’d done awful at stretching out our trips. (Of course, I can not help my husband’s trips to get whatever he wants. And can’t be too upset as he got me quite the haul of M&M’s yesterday). Anyway, our meals this week are definitely coming from the freezer.
On a side note, we’ve both noticed less meat available each trip. Especially beef. I’m wondering if pork shall follow?
MONDAY: Chicken Parmesan (already seasoned/breaded from grocery store), probably made into sandwiches (Lunch: Easy fried rice with ham and pineapple)
TUESDAY: Fish sticks, baked potatoes, cornbread waffles (trying something new), and salad (Lunch: corn dogs, chips)
WEDNESDAY: Regular waffles, bacon (Lunch: burritos, dinner leftovers from last night)
THURSDAY: Hamburgers, French Fries (Lunch: pretzels with cheese)
FRIDAY: Frozen pizza, salad (Lunch: popcorn chicken in air fryer)
And even though I’m planning lunches, most days the teenagers are hardly up to eat breakfast let alone lunch. I still like to have a plan just in case.
From The Camera
I’ll likely share this picture again on Saturday in my bird watching post. However, I was excited to spot and finally capture on camera this little bird pair! I’m fairly certain they’re yellow-rumped warblers.
Looking Around The House
It could definitely be cleaner.
Chore I’m Not Looking Forward To Today Or This Week
To Relax This Week, I Will
Read my books, get outside and walk around the yard, pick up the camera
On My Prayer List
All those impacted, whether in big or small ways, by this virus. Prayers for peace, healing, and compassion for us all.
Quote For The Week
This actually just popped up on my Pinterest feed. Funny.
Probably because of my book choices combined with my quick glance at a Swedish newspapers. (It’s this weird quarantine obsession of mine, reading newspapers from other countries. Mainly because the television world news reports seem to be anything but that. Rest of the country? Yes. Rest of the world? Good luck. Been a pet peeve of mine for a while). If you have a suggestion of a newspaper from another country, let me know.
End of rant/digression. Here’s the quote/thought:
Those who wish to sing, always find a song. (Swedish Proverb)