Something had to give last week. And it was blogging. Worked even longer days than planned. And I just needed some quiet (even from myself) at the end of most days last week into the weekend. It wasn’t a bad week at all, just tiring.
And now it’s Monday again! This week, (so far) I’m not scheduled to work nearly as much. However, it’s still a bit of a crazy one around here. Today J started his first day of 10th grade.
Our school is doing a hybrid plan so he’s in person this week, at home next week. It’s exciting and scary all at once. Hopeful that this plan works and he has a great year. (Our local district is one of only a handful starting this early, most pushed back until September. However, they had a successful summer school session doing this so I’m cautiously optimistic. That said, I may or may not have shed a few tears on the way home after dropping him off this morning. It’s an emotional thing for all parents and the teachers!).
Let’s go ahead and see what the week ahead might look like for the first week of school. Joining in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
Hot. Our weeks seem to alternate between cooler fall-like temps and hot regular summer weather. We’re on a hot week. Highs in the low 90’s all week with a slight chance of thunderstorms on Thursday night. Back to actually needing rain in these parts.
How I’m Feeling This Morning
A bit on edge, just a hint of anxiety about J being back in school. Little tired, we were both up at 5 a.m. (how I know my non-morning person son was excited to go back this morning)
On My Mind
I’m a bit all over the place this morning, thinking of how a lot of the Corona stuff doesn’t make sense (in this area anyway). Example: J can carry a reusable water bottle all day (water fountains off at school) but must bring his lunch in a sack. Thinking of all the things I’d like to get done today (cleaning), J’s lesson tonight and whether I’ll have the energy after to go to Mom’s Night Out (outside) late. A bit of frustration with my new camera (just need to learn more but I’m not patient).
However, I guess I should re-frame things. I’m grateful J is getting to go to school in person to start. I love going to J’s lessons and reading my books. The weather is nice for outside gatherings. And I know I’m lucky to have a new camera.
On My To Do List
- Clean the house!
- Pick up the camera every day (still need to do the warranty cards as well)
- Post on the blog every day this week that I’m not at work (so far only Thursday)
- Sort out fridge/freezer (how do they get in such a mess so fast?)
- Fix on-line calendar, need to take out lots of band practices, events. Kind of depressing for things we’re missing to keep popping up on there.
On My Breakfast Plate
Made J and my husband cinnamon rolls this morning (from a can, don’t get excited I’m not that ambitious) but I still ate my usual flip yogurt along with drinking probably way too much coffee.
On My Reading Pile
Reading one called The Last Monument by Michael C. Grumley. Fairly interesting mystery that feels like a combination of several books I’ve read previously. It starts with a mysterious delayed letter, goes back in time to World War 2 and the Monuments Men, then we trek off to South America on a search for more clues. Has a James Rollins/Douglas Preston feel to it.
On My TV
Netflix added Lucifer season 5 (the first half of it anyway) so I may or may not have watched all 8 episodes over the weekend. I was a little concerned they’d mess it up (season 4 was to be the end) but they did a good job and I really enjoyed it!
On The Menu This Week
MONDAY: Pork chops and baked potatoes *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30* *I might go to Mom’s Night Out after*
TUESDAY: Sheet pan chicken and veggies with rice (trying a new recipe)
WEDNESDAY: Hawaiian pulled pork sandwiches (pork already cooked in freezer)
THURSDAY: Enchilada chicken in the crock pot *I work 12-6* *J has band practice 6-8:30**G works*
FRIDAY: Chili (J requested this, I think it’s still way too hot outside!) *G works*
From The Camera
Since I missed even my bird-watching post last week, here’s the bird from the photo under my weather heading. Think this is a Mississippi Kite.
Saw it at a local park where my husband and I were the only ones out for a walk. Tip: maybe don’t go to a park without lots of shade at 1 p.m. when it’s 93 degrees outside. Been seeing a lot more butterflies.
Looking Around The House
Needs a good cleaning as always. Planning to start a fall cleaning countdown tomorrow if you’d like to join me.
On My Prayer List
All the students, teachers, and staff in our local district starting school today whether virtual or on-line. And of course, all the parents! Family, friends, strangers. Our country.
Quote For The Week
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
What are your plans for the week ahead?