Thought I’d get a jump on my weekly planning post. I work all day tomorrow so won’t be around until Tuesday most likely.
It’s been the kind of weekend where I look up and the hours have passed. Just now I realized somehow instead of 6:00PM, it’s almost 8:00! And not because I’ve been especially busy. Been rather lazy all day really as it was dark and rainy outside (still raining).
Later I’ll go back and link up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Let’s see what the week ahead holds.
We’ve cooled off and it’s currently 54 degrees outside and still raining. Yesterday it was 85 degrees and sunny so this is a bit of a change. I don’t see a predicted temperature of above 75 for the coming week. However, that could always change. No more rain the rest of the week either.
How I’m Feeling This
A bit tired, a bit grumpy (Leftover from a small dispute with my youngest son about the a/c. Clearly, we’re not turning on the a/c when it’s 54 degrees out. I’m so unreasonable as to suggest he could just open his window. Ha!).
On My Mind
Mainly thinking about how I really don’t want to get up early tomorrow. Trying to decide when and if I’ll go to the store this week. Debating if I’ll do a 31 days post in October (need to decide soon!). If I do, think it’ll simply be a casual thing where I just post a little something every day and not try to conform to any type of theme. My theme might be the lack of a theme, just day to day tidbits from my rather unexciting life. Selling it well aren’t I?
On My To Do List
Some of these may look familiar
- Grocery store at some point
- Sort out Internet hosting
- Camera homework
- Still have bulbs to plant (I bought more, that’s why)
- Letters to write
- Clean the house (always)
- Get out October/Halloween decorations (maybe)
On My Breakfast Plate
Coffee, toast. Then later, instant cinnamon roll oatmeal. Back to boring yogurt tomorrow.
On My Reading Pile
Still plugging away at He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son To Believe In Himself by Adam Price. Took a break last week and quickly read The Price of Time by Tim Tigner. Quick, enjoyable mystery as long as I didn’t think too hard about the silliness of some parts of the plot.
On My TV
We’ll watch the Monday night football game, of course. Husband’s been watching Black Sails on Hulu. I can’t get into it much. It’s as if someone said, you know let’s see if we can stretch out those Pirates of the Caribbean movies into a long series. He tells me there’s some plot about them looking for gold. I don’t know, it’s one of those historical type shows he likes.
Personally, I’ve been watching Keep Cooking and Carry On with Jamie Oliver. A dangerous one as I think I might be able to make the stuff he cooks. Somehow even the things he makes with ingredients I dislike look appealing to me.
On The Menu This Week
Might be an interesting one depending on when I get around to the store…
MONDAY: Not sure. Probably leftovers (we had enchilada chicken and rice today) or something scrounged up from the freezer *I work 8-5* *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*
TUESDAY: French toast
WEDNESDAY: Lasagna soup
THURSDAY: Husband’s choice, unless I get inspired and throw something in the crock pot *I work 12-6*
FRIDAY: Something easy, maybe a fend for yourself kind of night
From The Camera
Looking Around The House
I think it’s time to start a round of decluttering.
New Recipe I Tried Last Week Or One That We Really Enjoyed
On a whim, last Monday I made the spicy potato soup Schotzy mentioned in her blog. Three out of four of us liked it enough to give it a make it again vote.
To Relax This Week I Will
Go for a walk with my camera, clear some clutter from the house, read, spend Sunday morning with a magazine.
Something I Want To Share
The documentary I watched last week inspired me to take a tiny bit of action. I disabled the Facebook app from my phone. Now, if I want to check it, I have to come down here to the desk top computer. I find I’m not missing it all that much.
One other thing I did is borrow a new tradition. This post over on How To Hygge The British Way made me think about how I could have my own Sunday morning magazine time to replace the days of casually reading the newspaper I’ve been missing.
So this morning, I woke up and read through all the September magazines. Moving forward, I’ll probably focus on just one or two magazines. Today was different as I needed to clear out the old ones and the weather was rainy day perfect. I even tore out pages interesting to me and made an old school paper and pen list of books and websites to check out later.
On My Prayer List
Friends, family, strangers. A healthy and peaceful fall season for us all.
Quote For The Week
And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. (Oscar Wilde)
Are you ready for October?