We’re almost halfway through the year. Hang in there, my friends!
I’m up early today (practicing for my first full day back at work). I’ve already showered and dressed for the day. And watered the garden plus changed over some laundry. Thinking a mid-day productivity crash might be looming. Who am I kidding? Make that a mid-morning productivity crash.
Before that happens, here’s my Happy Homemaker Monday post. Be sure to hop over and visit our host, Sandra, at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
Hot and somewhat steamy. Hooray for summer! Possible thunderstorms later in the week and maybe this afternoon. Highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s all this week. Not everyone is a fan but I love this type of weather.
How I’m Feeling This Morning
Energetic and ready to tackle the day. Happy after a pleasant week and weekend. Work went well last week and seeing the preschool kids lifted my spirits so much. Can’t be around them without feeling hope and happiness for the world. My husband had a rare weekend off work so it was nice having him home (plus he cooked a great dinner on the grill yesterday!).
On My Mind
The things I’d like to get done today. I’m hoping I can avoid news fatigue this week and keep my happy mood. While I don’t plan to go running around with reckless abandon (and do plan to be respectful with the mask wearing), I’ve simply hit the point of when it’s my time, then it will be my time. I’m going to get on with my life and stop focusing on all these things I can’t control. There’s a difference between being fearful and cautious and I think too many are perhaps in the fearful camp. Just rambling thoughts in my brain.
On My To Do List
- Um, all the stuff I ignored last week
- Figure out Father’s Day stuff (it’s this weekend!)
- Cook with the boys
- Spend lots of time outside
On My Breakfast Plate
Same boring breakfast as usual: Chobani Flip yogurt (peach cobbler flavor) and coffee. Plus, I don’t usually list it but I also take two immune support gummy vitamins each day (something I was doing long before Covid-19 came along)
On My Reading Pile
Decided to re-read Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin. Hoping her book re-inspires me with my word of the year (home). And my name finally came up for the latest novel by James Rollins on the library hold list (e-book). So, I’m also reading The Last Odyssey.
Mostly, I’ve just been playing my little video game of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. However, my current laundry folding show is Fear The Walking Dead. Oh, I did watch the season finale of D.C. Legends of Tomorrow. Glad it’s returning for a new season as it’s campy style makes it a perfect “escape” kind of show.
On The Menu This Week
Both boys expressed interest in learning to cook so I had them pick two dinners this week to make (with help from me).
MONDAY: Breakfast for dinner, scrambled eggs, French toast sticks *J has a baritone lesson*
TUESDAY: Chicken strips (G’s choice), cucumber salad
WEDNESDAY: Freezer surprise! (Whatever is already cooked in there) *I work 8:30-5 AND have MNO* (Excited to see everyone for Mom’s Night Out)
THURSDAY: Steak bites (J’s choice), salad
FRIDAY: Pork chops on the grill? or OUT?
From The Camera
Our resident fairy worked a bit on his yard this weekend as well.
A few of my flowers from the flower garden beside the front porch:
Snapdragons in honor of my husband’s late grandpa, who passed away last March. They were his favorite.
And pink and orange flowers in honor of our late aunt, who passed away last October.
Looking Around The House
Definitely need to clean today. I ignored the kitchen last night and chose to go to bed at a decent hour. No fairies cleaned it for me overnight. SIGH.
On My Prayer List
Two friends and their families who recently lost relatives, family, strangers. For everyone reading to have a joy-filled week.
Quote For The Week
I stumbled on this over on Pinterest this morning, fits my mood perfectly.
“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” (Maya Angelou)
How do you plan to spend this mid-June week?