I feel tired just looking at the week ahead. Of course, I also feel tired because I didn’t sleep well last night. However, lots of work days for me this week.
I know I shouldn’t complain as I’m lucky to be working and at a job I love no less. And I’m not exactly complaining just wish I had a bit more play time this week. A few long days on the horizon mean not a lot of play time. Time to stop rambling and get to planning the week ahead.
Joining in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for the Happy Homemaker Monday link up.
Really pleasant outside for the second to last week of August. Highs in the mid 80’s with no chances of rain all week. Of course, it might change. Right now, it’s beautiful outside.
How I’m Feeling
This Morning Tonight
Actually, working on this post on Sunday evening. And I’m feeling tired. Tired of lots of things. However, I’m hoping a good night’s sleep cures some of my grumpiness.
*Update: did sleep well and feel better this morning*
On My Mind
Mostly the week ahead. It’s the first week of the new school year at preschool, an exciting time.
I’m also still grappling with how J’s school year is going to look. I’m just over the pandemic. Dear pandemic, you can leave now. Buh-bye! If only. SIGH. On a positive note, we picked up his schedule and chrome-book last week. The school seemed to be on it with things. We both wonder how our neighbors are going to feel about him practicing his baritone for marching band at home at 7:15 each morning during his on-line weeks. Ha!
On My To Do List
Keeping it short this week.
- Finish up laundry
- Need to buy more birdseed (pesky squirrel!)
- Spend time practicing with new(!) camera AND fill out and mail warranty cards
- Get with J’s private baritone instructor to schedule make up lesson
- Write/schedule a few blog posts
On My Breakfast Plate
All week will be the usual. However, since it was a weekend, I broke from my routine and had a bowl of cereal (Quaker oat squares). And coffee, of course.
On My Reading Pile
Finished up Summertime at the Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James. Silly but enjoyable. Need to find something new to read.
On My TV
Watched Jurassic Park 3 over the weekend. And few episodes of Sugar Rush. Quit watching Selling Sunset, just couldn’t do it. Too silly even for me. Might go back but doubtful. Oh and I found some sort of photography course on Amazon prime so watched the first few episodes of it.
On The Menu This Week
MONDAY: roast in the crock pot *I work 11-6*
TUESDAY: Husband’s choice or already cooked from freezer *I have an 9:30 hair appointment* *I work 1-6* *Might go to an outdoor Bunco (just to visit, we aren’t playing) gathering*
WEDNESDAY: Husband’s choice or I’ll pull cooked pork chops from freezer with baked sweet potatoes *I work 11-6*
THURSDAY: BLT’s and french fries *I work 8:30-4:30*
FRIDAY: Steak bites and rice? OUT? *I work 8:30-4:30*
From The Camera
I took the plunge on Saturday and bought a new camera! No more bridge camera. Time to learn how to change all those settings…and I have lots to learn.
I’m sure the camera pro’s out there will get a laugh out of me immediately turning my dial to “A” for auto, right? Oops. I guess that means aperture priority mode. Turns out there’s a setting that actually says AUTO on the camera dial. Still those “A” pictures (above) didn’t turn out half bad. The hot dog picture was actually the first one I took with the camera. So I guess I should’ve captioned it: Hot dog! I got a new camera.
First picture I took in the “real” auto mode:
Stuck with Nikon and upgraded from my Nikon Cool Pix B500 to a Nikon D3500.
Looking Around The House
I cleaned a bit over the weekend but I’m guessing you can’t tell at this point.
On My Prayer List
All the kids starting school this week and in the next few weeks and of course, those who already started as well. Family, Friends, Strangers.
Quote For The Week
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. (Henry Ward Beecher)
What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?