The title of this posts sounds a bit more perky and exciting than I currently feel. I woke up early the past two days (courtesy of the cat on Saturday) but there’s something different when you *have to* be up early isn’t there?
Today’s the Epiphany so per our tradition, we’re having one last special holiday meal to celebrate before I pack away the rest of the Christmas decor. Maybe one final (small) gift for everyone. Then, it’s all back to routine around here this week. Well, except for the college kid, he gets one more week to be lazy.
Happy to be home to plan the first full week of 2020 with a Happy Homemaker Monday post and link it up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
“It’s really nice out for January” Direct quote from J as he opened the front door yesterday. Hard to have the winter blahs with our current weather. Highs in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s and sunny mostly all week (chance of rain on Thursday into Friday). Winter returns from its vacation next week, I think.
Right Now I Am
Listening to the washing machine while I’m down in the basement working on this post. Battling a slight cold (and so grateful it’s just a cold and not the flu as I keep seeing scary news stories about how bad the flu is supposed to be this season).
Mostly about all the things I need to do today.
On My Reading Pile
Overdue library books! Didn’t get to the library yesterday. Have two half-read books on my pile but I want to start fresh with something new to start off the year. Read a couple of magazines over the weekend.
On My TV
This could explain the lack of reading. Binge-watched season 4 of The Magicians on Netflix. Then, started watching The Librarians on Hulu. I’m already on season 2 of that one. Need to return to listening to music and reading more.
Something Fun To Share
On The Menu For This Week:
MONDAY: Epiphany! Turkey breast roast, sweet potatoes, cranberries, salad, rolls, 3 Kings cake *J has not lesson but does have pep band at 6*
TUESDAY: Fish, shrimp, asparagus *J has pep band at 6*
WEDNESDAY: Turkey sandwiches, homemade potato chips
THURSDAY: BBQ chicken, maybe rice? Need to think out the sides
FRIDAY: Maybe soup??? Not sure *I work 8:30-5:30*
On My To Do List
- Return overdue library books
- Put away rest of Christmas decor (Nativity set, greenery around kitchen doorway)
- Update technical stuff to see if it solves photo loading problem (resizing every photo to load onto this blog is getting old fast)
- Clean out 2 more kitchen cabinets (It’s kitchen clearing week here!)
- Laundry! Dishes!
- Whatever I’m forgetting…sure there’s something.
Taking time to focus and enjoy the process of something like washing the dishes makes it feel like less of a chore.
Looking Around The House
I’m ready for the openness feeling of a January decor. Also, my question for you is about snowmen. Christmas or Winter? Keep them out or put them away? I just put them out but I’m not sure if they’ll stay:
From The Camera
I know my post is already a bit picture heavy but I made a goal to pick up my camera every day in 2020. Forgot how much I enjoyed taking pictures there near the end of last year.
We had beautiful New Year’s Day weather around here and I took advantage by going for a walk at a local park to soak up the sunshine. Thinking I might be solar-powered and my battery definitely needed the recharge!
Quote For The Week
A house is made with walls and beams, a home is built with love and dreams (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
What are your plans for this first full week of the new decade?