Happy Homemaker Monday

Here comes another week! Of course, I’m still wondering what happened to last week?

What? It’s Monday again?!

Now, I remember. I worked every single day. Today I’m not scheduled but also not going to go in if asked as I need a catch up day. Especially since starting next week, I’ll work every day the rest of July. Lots to do today.

Better get to planning this week. Joining in with Sandra from Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Go check out the Happy Homemaker Link Up for a wonderfully encouraging way to start off the week.

The Weather

Here’s the sky from about 30 minutes ago while I was out watering my flowers:

Going to be a hot and humid week. Highs in the low 90’s for it. Maybe heat advisories. They were talking about them last week but I didn’t really watch enough weather this morning to know if it’s changed.

How I’m Feeling This Morning

Tired (didn’t sleep great) but still ready to knock (hopefully) quite a few items off a much too long to-do list.

On My Mind

Just the thought that I wish we could have a kindness pandemic. Just think what the world would look like if kindness spread like the Corona virus. And (forgive the soap box moment) could someone please tell me where in the history of humankind, a mind or behavior changed by being belittled, judged, or called names? Ugh. Not speaking from personal experience but rather tired of all the judgement and negativity I keep running across on different sites. *Stepping off soap box now*

On My To Do List

My to do list is as long as these tomato plants are tall

  1. Clean and organize top of desk
  2. Find tax stuff for husband
  3. Get driver license stuff together for G
  4. Finish laundry
  5. Pick up more shorts as Bass Pro (?)
  6. Clean out and re-arrange fridge (husband moved things to make room to brine chickens yesterday)
  7. Go to bank
  8. Probably a Target run for cleaning supplies (if I can find any)
  9. Whole house clean up
  10. Wash car (inside and out)
  11. Clean out purse
  12. Mow front yard (pushing that one to the weekend)
  13. Still need to make a phone call
  14. Write out graduation cards (find cards I bought pre-pandemic) and mail letters

On My Breakfast Plate

Back to trying the carb cycle thing this week so I had a protein shake instead of my usual yogurt.

On My Reading Pile

My reading took a hit last week. I really need to finish The Little Village of New Starts by Donna Ashcroft. I’m close. In other exciting reading news, I discovered the library opened back up for inter-library loans. Hooray! Our local branch doesn’t always have the best collection and now I can get some books I’ve wanted to read that are at the main KC branch.

TV Viewing

Not too much here either. We did watch the movie, Monuments Men on Friday night. Really interesting and based on a true story. A few episodes of Fear The Walking Dead yesterday (laundry folding show).

On The Menu This Week

MONDAY: Maybe taco salads (taco meat in freezer or chicken from yesterday) *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*

TUESDAY: Fish, baked sweet potatoes, chopped Asian salad *I work 8:30-4:30*

WEDNESDAY: BBQ chicken (from freezer), rice, salad *I work 8:30-1:30* *We have a family birthday celebration*

THURSDAY: Spaghetti, salad, bread sticks

FRIDAY: French toast, sausage or bacon, fruit (might move this one to a different day)

From The Camera

The neighbor’s mighty oak tree near sunset last night

A new bloom

And the summer garden flag

Looking Around The House 

I see several projects waiting. Also, need to clean but it’s not disaster level at least.

On My Prayer List

Family, friends, strangers. For a more compassionate and kind world. And of course, an end to this virus.

Quote For The Week

Not sure if this is a quote or just a saying but I saw it on a tee-shirt. And thought it was great. My new motto for the rest of the year!

Gratitude, Grace, and Grit.

Isn’t that something we all need right about now?


What are your plans for the week ahead?


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12 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday

  1. BillieJo Stoltz

    The flower photo is amazing.
    I love the part about rearranging the fridge!
    I do the same thing.
    If something needs to go in that doesn’t usually belong there, it throws my whole system off!
    And I can’t wait to fix it!
    Hope you have a great day off.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m definitely glad to have my fridge back to normal 🙂 Hope you are having a great week so far!

  2. Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    Hi Sweetie!
    I’m so with you about a kindness pandemic. We could use so much more unity in this nation and far less division. I’ll sign up for your movement! Lol
    Love the motto too. Blue skies look lovely and I hope you stay nice and cool from the humidity. Have a blessed week ahead. xo
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I’m so sick of red and blue. I just want happy purple! LOL. Hope you are having a great week so far!

    1. Jean Post author

      It gets very tiring. Thankfully, it’s not the typical choice of conversation with preschool kiddos. 😉 Hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

  3. Beverly

    I loved your pictures.

    I plan on avoiding pain today from surgery yesterday

    Hopefully will put up pool Sunday. We have leved most of the area. Working on retaining walls now.

    First time growing Zinnewas for first time . Pretty

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Hope your pain wasn’t as bad today. They always plant zinnias at work for the a cutting garden. They are very pretty!

  4. Eileen

    Cute capture of the Titmouse! I love the pretty flower and cute garden flag. Yes, we could all be spreading kindness right now. Take care and have a great day!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m happy to have had some time to sit and bird watch with my camera this week. Hope you are getting ready for a wonderful weekend!

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