Still starting this on Sunday night as I have to be out the door early tomorrow. Day one of Driver’s Education for G. Long overdue.
Let’s just get straight to the categories again.
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Hot! Low 90s all week unless the local weatherman mumbling about 100+ tomorrow is right. A slight chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday. A bit different from up in Minnesota.
Of course, I still stepped outside this afternoon and said, “Oh, it’s not too bad out here.” The heat and humidity don’t get to me too much but the mosquitoes count is 100% so I didn’t stay outside too long.
Right Now I Am
Sitting in the A/C and working on this post. Half-listening to a program about the planet Earth and the whir of a fan we keep running back here.
Since we took our vacation early this year, I’d like to spend the rest of the summer focusing on making the house a bit more of a relaxing place that feels a bit more like a resort (hotel room didn’t seem like the right word there…). I’d like to find a way to bring that first day of vacation-clean into our home.
On My Reading Pile
Finished one called The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent. Didn’t care for it. Right now, I have just a few pages left in Live Lagom: Balance Living, The Swedish Way by Anna Brones. And a stack of books about Minnesota, waiting for a library return.
On My TV
Mostly watched Chopped reruns in the hotel room at night. Over the weekend, I did catch up on Sherlock via Netflix. Need a new series to watch but nothing’s grabbing my attention. Probably because it’s summer and I feel like I need to be doing things other than staring at the TV.
Something Interesting I Watched
My husband watched a little bit of a show about undercover agents infiltrating the Hell’s Angels and it caught my eye. Think it may have been an episode of Deep Undercover (maybe that’ll be my next Netflix series).
What I Found While Surfing The Net
A trailer for Wreck It Ralph 2! Despite being skeptical, I think it actually looks pretty good.
And this funny take on the coming sequels to Legally Blonde and Top Gun…”32-year-old spoiler alert,” my favorite line in the article.
On The Menu This Week
Back to the reality of having to cook (and clean up) dinner each night! Did I mention I’ve been on a grocery store strike? It’s been an interesting weekend…
FRIDAY: Ham steaks, potatoes, biscuits, and fried apples (We had the frozen pizza at lunch)
SATURDAY: My husband and I had salads topped with bacon, J fell asleep at 5 (!), and G went out with friends
SUNDAY: Fried crappie (fish), french fries for lunch and then, on our own at dinner (I had Lucky Charms, J had deli ham, My husband heated prepackaged tamales, and G went out with friends again)
Now..time for a real meal plan:
MONDAY: Pork Chops, Sweet Potatoes, Salad (LUNCH: mozzarella sticks,salad) *G has Driver’s Ed from 8-10a.m.*
TUESDAY: Spaghetti (LUNCH: Chicken/Cheese Quesadillas, Fruit) *G has Driver’s Ed from 8-noon*
WEDNESDAY: Pancakes and Bacon (Lunch: Leftover Spaghetti) *G has Driver’s Ed 8-12*
THURSDAY: Hamburgers (Lunch: Something Quick, maybe PBJ’s) *G has Driver’s Ed 8-12* *I work 1-6*
FRIDAY: OUT or maybe we’ll actually make the steak from 2 weeks ago *G has Driver’s Ed 8-12* *I work 1-6*
All subject to change after I finally go to the grocery store.
On My To Do List
- Definitely, Go to the store!
- Follow the Flylady missions
- Go to the library
- Make a list of summer (and beyond) projects for the house
- Still need to do those returns…blah, even went to Target once already and FORGOT my stuff
In The Craft Basket
Lots of project ideas, nothing tangible though
Looking Forward To
Joining Rebecca from Rebecca’s Hearth And Home on a joint blogging adventure. Look for more details about our 30 Days of Summer series, including Thursday linkups, coming soon. We’re hoping a few of you might want to join in our fun and blog about all things summer with us!
Looking Around The House
Cleaning is going to be a BIG priority this week. AND next.
From The Camera
This little Swallow Tail Stopped by to see us off on our journey north last Sunday morning.
J walking along the shore of Lake Superior taking in the waves.
And…saving the best for last, I was able to meet Carrie from Northwoods Scrapbook!
It was so fun meeting a friend from blogland in real life! Left wishing she lived closer so we could get together again.
Quote For The Week
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. (William Butler Yeats)
Time to actually spend some time cleaning the house (bathrooms first, ugh) instead of simply thinking about it. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!