Happy Fall! Surprisingly, it arrived right on time for us. Crisp sunny days, cooler nights, and open windows to start the season.
And of course, a busy weekend! Not so much for us as for kids. Isn’t that the way it goes? Friday night, G went to the rivalry high school football game, J hung out quite a while at a neighborhood friend’s house, my husband worked late, and I read my book (Whew, I’m exciting!).
We had the first marching band festival of the season (the last first..pass, the tissues). The band placed fourth overall, not bad considering the competition. And apparently, they put them in the wrong division during the preliminary contest (with bigger schools) where they placed 2nd! So, G’s senior year of marching band is off to a great start!
We had a bit of a slower day. G drove me to Target so we could stop by the gas station and I could help him with putting gas in his car. (That should be a part of driver’s education, I think) The $$ going into the tank seemed to shock him a bit. I watched the Chief’s game (my husband had to help a friend) while the boys did whatever my non-sports kids do (I know J serenaded me with the Jurassic Park theme on his euphonium during part of the game). In the late afternoon/evening, I drove out to my sister in law’s house to practice for our other sister in law’s upcoming wedding. Overall, not a bad weekend!
Now, that I’ve finished with my weekend report, it’s time to move on to this week. Happy as always to be joining in with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. If you blog, join in, it’s a fun way to plan the week!
The Weather In My Neck Of The Woods
If it were a candle scent, we’d call it perfect fall. High of 81 predicted today, might be a bit too high for some but the rest of the week is all lower to mid 70’s. Slight chance of rain this afternoon or tomorrow.
Things That Make Me Happy
Hot coffee on cool, fall mornings.
Book I’m Reading
Not my typical style of book but I couldn’t pass up this “delicious” title at the library: Goodbye Cruller World by Ginger Bolton. (It’s a murder mystery and surprisingly not bad though I kept my expectations low)
What’s On My TV Today
The Walking Dead on Netflix! Finally, a new season added (Guilty pleasure)
On The Menu For Dinner
I’m going to make a lasagna and not from a box. Hopefully, they won’t all hate it.
On The Menu This Week
Need to make a grocery run today but also want to work with what we already have in the house.
MONDAY: Lasagna, salad, bread sticks (made from hotdog buns)
TUESDAY: BLT’s , French Fries *G has early morning band practice*
WEDNESDAY: Danish meatballs, salad *G has early morning band practice* *I have a hair appt*
THURSDAY: Something with chicken (detailed, huh? I may also switch this up with Wednesday) *G has evening band practice**I may go help with the band parents cooking in the evening*
FRIDAY: Probably, pizza. Maybe fish. *Both boys are off school for a teacher work day*
On My To-Do List
Too much. I keep thinking of that line from Top Gun, “Your ego’s writing checks your body can’t cash” Still making my list:
- Usual stuff: clean out fridge/freezer/grocery store/laundry
- Clean the house, focusing on flat surfaces and floors
- Pare down more clothes (worked on my dresser last week)
- Take and inventory of what is actually in the fridge/freezer and prep stuff
- Go get grass seed and get it in yard before rain comes
- Get out fall decor
- Work on clearing out some papers/clutter
- Take book (I checked out a 14 day hold) to library
- Make master list of all the home projects I want to finish
- Blogging, make list of possible posts for 31 Days Series
New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try Soon
Adapted the pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe from an old PTA magazine to make pumpkin spice cookies last week. The Danish meatballs are a new recipe I’m trying this week.
In The Craft Basket
Looking Forward To
Traveling out-of-town to the marching band competition this Saturday.
Photo Lesson Learned The Past Few Days
Had to remind myself of this one last night. What is right for my marriage and family does not have to be identical to everyone else. When two highly independent (and completely opposite) people get together and stay together for 26+ years (married 20), it’s not because they do almost everything together. Sometimes I forget this and worry when I hear/see other couples doing almost everything together. Then, I have to remember…that would drive me crazy as I’m a space-needing person who likes to be around people (don’t try to figure that out…).
Quote For The Week
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?