Happy Homemaker Monday, Busy Week Ahead

Last week already feels like a blur. The week ahead is a busy one. Partly from timing and partly from my need to pay the price of procrastination.

It’s an on-line week for J’s school so that helps some. I do admit getting up and taking him to school each morning during in person weeks helps me stay a bit more on track. Of course, I get to sleep in a bit later (unless working) during on-line weeks.

Let’s just get to the categories, joining in with our host, Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.

The Weather 

We’re almost at peak fall foliage around here. Yes, the weather on the news forecasts it each morning. Kind of fun to see where the changes are at their best. Still a tad warmer than normal though today started much cooler than yesterday. Supposed to be a high of 75 degrees today. Hitting the 80’s on Wednesday before cooling down again. Very slim chances for some much needed rain.

How I’m Feeling This Morning 

A bit tired and grumpy. Didn’t sleep great.

On My Mind

All the stuff I need to get done this week, J’s schooling, an upcoming trip, what in the world we’re going to have for dinner, and when I’m going to squeeze in a grocery store trip.

On My Breakfast Plate

Chobani flip yogurt, cookies and cream flavor. Not my first choice, one I buy for the kids. Did I mention needing to get to the grocery store? Coffee. Vitamins. Handful of blueberries.

Right Now I Am

Sitting in the basement, working on this post. Hoping it lowers my stress level a little bit writing out my weekly plan.

On My Reading Pile

Working my way through Tim Tigner‘s  Kyle Achilles series. So far, they’ve all been available on Kindle Unlimited. Currently reading the fourth book in the series, Twist and Turn.

On Today’s To Do List

  1. Finish up this post
  2. Work 12-5
  3. Online training from 6:30-8, need to find out how to access it
  4. Gather bills to pay
  5. Put dinner in crock pot?

Rest of the week:

  • Online training 6:30-8 Mon-Thurs
  • Grocery store
  • Pay bills (including website renewal stuff)
  • laundry
  • Set up parent teacher conferences via zoom for J’s school
  • Get house in order
  • Do the stuff I didn’t do last week
  • Make ahead some food for our trip (and the boys to eat here)

On My TV

Went on a bit of a “retro” movie kick over the weekend. Watched Weekend at Bernie’s, Snakes on a Plane (Not for the kiddos!), and we attempted The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (great for insomnia, not even sure we finished it).

The shows I’ll try and catch up on around my training are: Next and The Masked Singer.

On The Menu This Week

Absolutely no ideas. Planning from freezer and pantry, all subject to change if squeeze in a grocery store visit.

MONDAY:  Taco stuff, plan to make some regular taco meat as well as some chicken taco meat. *I work 12-5* *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30* *I have on-line training 6:30-8:30*

TUESDAY: Spaghetti and garlic toast *I work 3:30-4:30 (doing a teacher a favor)* *I have on-line training 6:30-8:30*

WEDNESDAY: Already cooked ribs in freezer or the French toast (still haven’t sold it for dinner the last 2 weeks) *I have on-line training 6:30-8:30* Grocery store day if I don’t go on Tuesday

THURSDAY: Roast in crock pot for BBQ sandwiches *I have on-line training 6:30-8:30*

FRIDAY: On their own. OUT OF TOWN

From The Camera

More blooms starting to open on my white mums. 

Looking Around The House

Not the worst ever but hope to get it in better shape before the out of town trip.

New Recipe I Tried Last Week Or One That We Really Enjoyed

The chicken and spinach skillet dinner was a hit! G and I liked it more than my husband and J but everyone ate. Hooray! Pretty much followed the recipe exactly with one minor change. Husband had left bacon grease in pan from breakfast so I cooked my chicken and browned my onions in that before draining it off. Cooking rice in chicken stock gave it a great flavor as well.

To Relax This Week, I Will

Spend time outdoors practicing with my camera, tend to the garden, my flowers, and indoor plants, read my book, and watch the panda cam.

Something I Want To Share

I started a Fairy Garden board on Pinterest. While I don’t have the time, patience, nor talent (and in some case funds) for half the ideas I see, it relaxes me to look over the ideas and dream.

On My Prayer List

Friends, family members, strangers, the healing of the world. Kindness, understanding, and compassion. More love, less judgment.

Quote For The Week 

A long one for this week, so I copied and pasted from Bible Hub rather than typing it all out:

1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

6“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

(Matthew 7: 1-6)


What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?

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8 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Busy Week Ahead

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I do enjoy the mums but I bought too many this year and now I’m wondering what to do with them. I know I won’t be able to bring myself to just toss them. Maybe I’ll plant them in the backyard. Yes, this month is zipping by. Hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! My week has been an odd one. No training after all but worked every day this week so far (and tomorrow as well). Hope you’re at home and settled in now.

    1. Jean Post author

      Oh, I bet pink ones are super pretty. Not sure I’ve seen pink around here. Going to have to remember to check. The panda cam makes me smile. It’s my current motto given political advertising everywhere around here, less politics and more pandas 🙂 Hope your week is going great so far!

  1. Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

    I hope you’ve been able to get out and enjoy the Fall beauty! I love all the mums pics. And I’m so excited you started a fairy board!! Do I follow you on pinterest?? I need to check. The new recipe sounds yummy too. Have a blessed rest of the week Sweetie. xoxo
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    1. Jean Post author

      Yes, I’ve been trying to get out at least once a week to enjoy the weather and fall trees (too much work this week it seems but I’ve still got a couple of days). The recipe was a surprising hit. Always nice to make something somewhat healthy that everyone eats. Hope you’re having a great week so far!

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