Happy Homemaker Monday, Holiday Week

Goodbye, June! Guess what? We’ll be officially half-way through the year on July 2! I think we can all perhaps get excited about that.

Even though it seems to be setting up to be a bit subdued, I’m excited for the Fourth of July on Saturday. Not sure what we’re going to do yet but I think we could all use some thoughts of celebration right now.

Let’s get on with planning the week ahead. Be sure to go visit Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for the link up.

The Weather 

sky one day last week

Not sure how we now need rain when earlier in the month, we had a basement full of water. It’s not bad out there right now but hot and humid are the words for the week. 

How I’m Feeling This Morning

Really, a little grumpy. A couple work texts a bit too early for me. Rare occurrence but I found myself annoyed by one. Not a big deal and I probably just read too much into the text. I’ll let it go and be fine after a bit of time outside I’m sure.

On My Mind

The text mentioned above, the stuff I want to do outdoors, a project I need to help J with it (closet organization), what we’re going to do for the Fourth. A whole hodgepodge of thoughts I suppose.

On My To Do List

  1. Pay rest of the bills
  2. Help J sort through his closet stuff (my husband put new flooring in his room so the closet contents are currently all over the living room. Seems a good time to sort and get rid of outgrown things.)
  3. Still need to send that letter!
  4. Figure out Fourth of July plans (probably just going to be us)
  5. Laundry!
  6. Plant my new flowers (I went to Home Depot with my husband this morning and I can’t get out of there without buying flowers)
  7. Sort something out with my work (not sure I’ll mess with it this week)
  8. Paperwork/phone calls regarding an insurance billing question (yuck!)

On My Breakfast Plate

Usual Chobani Flip yogurt, coffee, and two immune support gummy vitamins. And clearly, not enough coffee!

On My Reading Pile

Finished The Last Odyssey by James Rollins (good thing, e-loan expires tomorrow!). Still working through Happier At Home and Choose To Lose (haven’t actually started it for my re-read yet). Need a new “fun & easy” read for passing my time during J’s baritone lesson tonight.

TV Viewing

No big movie binges last week, I ended up working 4 days! Over the weekend, I did watch bits of Killer Clowns From Outer Space and Godzilla vs. Megalon.  Don’t ask why.  Also, yesterday, I discovered a new guilty pleasure show: Married At First Sight. I’m 4 episodes in and totally hooked. New laundry folding show. Still working through Fear the Walking Dead. 

On The Menu This Week

I don’t have a clue. Let’s think about what’s in the fridge and freezer…

MONDAY:  Grilled chicken breasts (already cooked in freezer) and salad? *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*

TUESDAY: Roast in the crock pot *I have a hair appointment at 10*

WEDNESDAY: Maybe spaghetti?

THURSDAY: Fish and baked potatoes

FRIDAY: Anything goes…maybe out?

From The Camera

I’m waiting impatiently on my summer flowers. Getting close now.

My bee balm this morning, getting closer to full bloom:

And finally, I’m trying to decide on a home for this new fairy door. One of my favorite doors so far:

Looking Around The House

Considering the contents of J’s closet cover most the living room, perhaps it’s best we not do that right now.

On My Prayer List 

Friends, family, the man who felt compelled to be nasty about the mask requirements at Home Depot this morning (and the poor worker who handled his frustration gracefully), a very sick student at my work (tested negative for Corona but still very sick). A MUCH better second half of 2020 filled with peace and happiness for the world.

Quote For The Week

There’s a mural above one of the bookshelves in a classroom at work. It says:

Kindness Matters.

It does. Please, remember to be kind.


What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?

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10 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Holiday Week

  1. Jodi

    OOoo the flowers are so close… they will be pretty once bloomed!!! And I am so hoping the 2nd half of the year will be much better than the first!! Happy Monday!

    1. Jean Post author

      They bloomed on Tuesday (most of them). I can’t believe I almost pulled the plant up last year thinking it was a weed. So glad I didn’t do that. Happy Half-New Year’s Eve! Here’s to a much better second half of 2020.

  2. Eileen


    I am praying the 2nd half of 2020 is better than the first half. We have been doing ok, keeping calm and wearing my mask. People are starting to loose their cool, which is not good. I love the bee balm, it is one of my favorites right now. Pretty sky image! we could use some rain now too, our plants need to be watered.
    Take care! Have a great new week!

    1. Jean Post author

      I think (hope, pray) we all share that prayer. Glad you are doing okay, yes, patience is wearing a bit thin in these parts. And we just got the masks now required in all public spaces order from our county and now the city. We had a surprise rain storm over night. Probably a true blessing as today was originally tagged as a heat advisory day. Hope you are enjoying your week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Yes, it helps to be able to just let things go. Hope your Half-New Year’s Eve on the halfway point of the year is off to a terrific start!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Nothing to resolve really, just a comment that I decided to not read anything into and ignore. Yes, wild bergamot just popped up in my flower garden last year. I planted a lot of perennial flowers the year before but didn’t know what all of them looked like when not flowering. I debated almost all spring/summer whether it was a tree/weed/or flower. J talked me into waiting it out because of how fast it was growing (so he thought it couldn’t be a tree) and then one day, it bloomed. So glad I didn’t pull it up as a weed. I think the bees are also happy I kept it. Hope you’ve had a great Wednesday!

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