We’ve made it to August! Not one to wish the year away over here but I’m glad to move forward in this one. How about you?
After a busy two weeks of (mostly) work, this one is shaping up to be a bit more low-key. J started band camp this morning and with all the changes, I’m pretty much home playing chauffeur for him for the next four days. Hoping it means I might get some cleaning and odd little projects completed around here.
Joining in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for the weekly link up. Fun place full of friendly people if you’re looking for a great blog post way to start your week.
Not typical for August at all. Thankfully, a dry week. And the temperatures are more fall than late summer. It’s currently 63 degrees at 8:45 in the morning. Highs in the mid-70’s to mid-80’s by the weekend. I do see some raindrop chances for the weekend. 60 percent on Friday, could go either way.
How I’m Feeling This Morning
A little tired and bit anxious about J being at band camp but I know he’ll likely be fine. And he’s doing what he loves.
On My Mind
How glad I am for election day tomorrow (A break from all the negative ads? Yes, please! Being on the state line means we get a double-dose of them each election cycle.) All the things I’d like to do this week.
On My To Do List
- Spend more time outside with my camera
- Laundry folding (another mountain of clean clothes erupted on the bed this morning!)
- Post on my blog every day this week
- Clean the house
- Sort out fridge, freezer, and pantry and then, a grocery store trip
- Have husband show me how to use the weed eater
- Mow back yard (probably going to delegate to one of my sons)
- Plan a bit for Christmas
- Tackle sorting through J’s clothes while he’s at band camp (get rid of old, see what he needs new)
- Make some freezer meals
List is a bit ambitious this week, if I accomplish half those things, I’ll be happy.
On My Breakfast Plate
Chobani Lemon Meringue flip yogurt , coffee, immune support vitamins.
On My Reading Pile
I’m between books. I’d like to read another one by Donna Ashcroft but the free kindle ones left are all Christmas themed and I might want to wait until Christmas for those. I’ll find something. Flipped through all the new August magazines over the weekend.
On My TV
Watched a fun one over the weekend: The Big Flower Fight on Netflix. I loved it and really hope they do a season 2. It’s just a nice, happy show. A bit like the The Great British Bake-Off but you don’t get hungry watching it. And no idea why but my husband and I watched Shrek last night.
Of course, I’m probably going to return to the zombies (Fear the Walking Dead) as I fold laundry later.
On The Menu This Week
Pretty boring week. Trying to keep it simple and standard. Might change as I rifle through everything to get a better idea of what we do have. Sick of chicken so saving it for the weekend or next week.
MONDAY: Spaghetti *J has band camp 8:30-11:30*
TUESDAY: Pork chops, baked potatoes *J has band camp 12-3:30*
WEDNESDAY: Tacos, maybe…might change this one. *J has band camp 8:30-11:30*
THURSDAY: Fish/shrimp (frozen from box), fries, crunchy coleslaw or maybe cucumber salad *J has band camp 12-3:30*
FRIDAY: OUT or a fridge free for all
From The Camera
I went for an early morning walk at a local park on Saturday. I’ve sprinkled some images from my walk throughout this post.
Looking Around The House
Have I ever mentioned on Mondays that the house needs cleaned? Oddly enough, it needs cleaned again today!
On My Prayer List
J’s baritone tutor and his wife as they travel for the next two weeks, all the kids (and teachers) at band camp to stay safe this week, a peaceful election day, family, friends, strangers, and an end to this pandemic. Still want to see it mutate into a kindness pandemic instead.
Quote For The Week
August is like the Sunday of summer. (unknown)
How are you going to spend your first week of August?