I’m actually getting a jump on this post by starting it on Saturday!
I anticipate it taking all weekend to finish.
This is back to school week for the boys and I guess, for me. Somehow, I find myself working the first two days of preschool and part of the last few days of freedom for my boys. The boys don’t actually return to school until Thursday.
Our week does, however, return to school year busy with a bang starting today (Saturday) with the parent preview of the marching band performance.
In addition to working Monday afternoon, I’m spending the morning taking the car for much overdue service. Tuesday will find me working again. Wednesday may be a free day (she whispers). Thursday will find my boys starting 7th and 11th grades plus an evening band practice for G. Friday will be the first official football game and band performance of the new school year. Saturday, we will all take a breath (hopefully!).
Time to work on the Sunday night part of my Happy Homemaker Monday post. Don’t forget to check out the wonderful blogs linked up over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
The Weather This Week
It’s very dark this Monday morning but no rain is in the forecast until after midnight. Highs in the mid-80s all week, quite nice for August. Big chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday but looks like they’ve changed the rest of the week to have minimal chances.
Right Now I Am
Drinking coffee, finishing up this post, and wondering why the fan in our bedroom seems so noisy. I noticed it last night. I’m also wondering how the weekend went by so fast.
On My Reading Pile
Hey, I read a book! It’s been much too long. P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy was a romantic tale with a few twists along the way. Not something I’d typically pick for my Kindle First selection (one of my favorite perks of having an Amazon Prime account) but I really enjoyed it.
Now, I really must add paying what are probably exorbitant library fees to my to-do list so I can get back to some serious reading.
Movies or Shows I Watched This Weekend
I’m trying to stretch out Madam Secretary since I’m already on season 3 and so I started in on The Great British Baking Show. May or may not have watched the entire first season of that in 2 days and may or may not have pondered getting the ingredients to make one of those Victoria’s sandwich cakes while grocery shopping last night.
On My TV
Probably just the two shows listed above.
My Menu For The Week
Not exactly exciting stuff…once the fall weather hits, I anticipate being a bit more inspired to plan meals. Our meals usually end up looking more like this in the summer, no matter what I plan:
Also, going to link up my menu to Menu Plan Monday, a great place hosted by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie to get a bit of meal planning inspiration.
MONDAY: Chicken Legs *I work until 4:30*
TUESDAY: Hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, watermelon *I work until 4:30*
WEDNESDAY: Tacos *Is it really going to be a free day?*
THURSDAY: Frozen pizza? *First day of school* *G has evening band practice*
FRIDAY: We usually have Subway on Football game Friday nights (Leftovers for anyone not wanting Subway)
On My To-Do List
Go to grocery store
- Take car to get oil change and tires rotated (this morning)
- Try, try, try again with the Fly lady missions
- Clean out freezer
- Finish up project in J’s room
- Get us, YAWN!, back on a proper schedule
- Renew teenager’s driving permit, he’s not quite ready for a license test
- Renew car tags
- Write a few blog posts
- Go somewhere and practice with camera
- Get myself some new tennis shoes (this needs to be a higher priority on the list)
What I Am Creating
A corner in J’s room where he can practice his baritone. Forgot to take a before picture. I’ll try to remember to share an after at least.
Looking Around The House
Not sparkling, not disgusting. Looks like an office store supply fairy visited as we’re getting ready for back to school.
From The Camera
I saw quite a few butterflies yesterday including a few Monarchs, my favorite kind. One of the Monarch butterflies even stopped briefly at my front porch garden area. I was very excited. Hoping to see more and maybe get a picture of one.
This little yellow guy was on the begonias but I scared him off to the front porch when I came around with the camera.
What I’m Wearing Today
I’m in my pajamas right now but will change into a short-sleeved blue top with gold sparkly dots and navy Capri pants after I shower.
Simple Pleasure (s)
Three for this week just because…
When our house unexpectedly becomes the teenage hang out for G’s high school friends and they decide to hang out in the upstairs living room as opposed to the basement. It’s so fun to hear tidbits of their conversations as I’m passing through. They are all great friends and great kids.
Random and unexpected hugs from the boys.
When a neighbor/friend texts me unexpectedly after taking J on an outing to say how polite and how they think he is such a great kid.
Quote For The Week
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. (Aristotle)
What’s on your agenda for the week?