Anyone else feel like we’ve scraped and clawed our way to this month? Yesterday, I was excited saying happy Half Year! Turns out we’re not quite there yet. The official halfway point of the year is July 2. SIGH. Let’s all hang in there. Just a bit more to go in the first half.
Time to get to planning the new week in the new month. Joining in with Sandra who inspires and hosts the Happy Homemaker Monday link ups over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
Sunny and blue skies! Very happy to see them after so much rain on Wednesday and Thursday last week. Thankfully, the rain stopped in time for the weekend. Now, the weather people say the heat and humidity is arriving sometime this week. Tomorrow, I think. Highs in the mid to upper 80’s. Normal chances of thunderstorms all week.
How I’m Feeling This Morning
Like I need a good night’s sleep. I’ve been staying up too late, waking up in the middle of the night, and then, on cat duty starting around 4:30 AM. Cat duty simply means the cat meows at me incessantly until I let her outside.
On My Mind
The state of the country. The surreal feeling of watching the news last night. Prayers for peace. Wondering if we are at the social end of the pandemic and the social beginning of something else. Something my apparently rather naive self thought we already mostly achieved. Clearly, wrong on that count. And tired of it all. Thinking of taking a Facebook break.
On My To Do List
- Clean the house (always)
- Mow the lawn
- Vote on Tuesday
- Clean off the backyard deck/front porch/maybe plant some more flowers
- Get J that haircut!
- Mail a card
On My Breakfast Plate
Boring same breakfast I have most days: Chobani flip yogurt, coffee.
On My Reading Pile
I find I’m not wanting to read anything to serious or full of suspense lately. Reading predictable light romantic novels. Not usually my thing but I seem to need the happy endings thoughts. Finished up The Thing About Clare by Imogen Clark (my least favorite of the author’s books). Read A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson, pleasantly surprised to find it a sequel to Matchmaking For Beginners, the very first book of hers I ever read. Love the quirky characters in her books. Enough that I started in on Kissing Games of the World, also by Maddie Dawson, for this week.
Got all caught up on Legends of Tomorrow, cried my way through the first season 4 episode of Riverdale (a Luke Perry tribute episode), and watched Toy Story 4 with my husband (may or may not have been tears involved on that one as well). We watched part of Indiana Jones last night until the news broke in showing the protests near the plaza. Not much else unless you count the morning news long enough to see the weather.
On The Menu This Week
No idea. I’ve not been to the store and probably won’t go until Tuesday. Let’s go see what we have around here…
MONDAY: Pork chops (already cooked in freezer), baked potato/sweet potato, broccoli *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*
TUESDAY: Chicken strips, broccoli, strawberry pie *Election Day*
WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti? Salad
THURSDAY: Fish, coleslaw, asparagus?
FRIDAY: Grilled chicken salads?
From The Camera
Looking Around The House
I started to clean a few times over the weekend and then, stopped. It looks like I stopped. Though I did do a thorough cleaning of J’s floors (ants, sigh). Need to clean completely today.
Chore I’m Not Looking Forward To Today Or This Week
Whole house though I know I’ll be happy once it’s finished.
To Relax This Week I Will
Be outside. Either mowing, cleaning the porch and deck or planting flowers. Hopefully, all of it.
On My Prayer List
Our country. Those struggling with the virus. The injustice. Sending up lots of prayers and vibes for peace and love. Hope you’ll join me.
Quote For The Week
Let’s go with a song for this week.
What are your plans for this first week of June?