Off to a bit of a slower start today. There’s no school today and my oldest had friends over last night. Thus, we have a house full of sleeping teenagers. No rush to get up and go anywhere (my husband did have to work).
Let’s just get straight to the planning the rest of the week. As usual, I’ll be linking up over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom where Sandra hosts this wonderful link-up.
The Weather Outside
Nice! Finally, not so cold and rainy though still windy. Supposed to be almost 70 today! I’ll take it. I know it doesn’t make my fall-loving friends very happy but I needed that sunshine. Rest of the week in the upper 50’s with a few slight chances of rain.
On The Breakfast Plate
A Chobani flip pumpkin pie yogurt and coffee. Debating getting donuts for the sleeping teenagers. It’s Monday though so all the good shops take this day off. Not sure I’ll make the drive to a different suburb for them.
As I Look Outside My Window
The sun’s shining in a blue sky and leaves are starting to hide the backyard. We have lots of sticks to pick up out there as well.
Right Now I Am
Listening to the local news as I type up this post and taking lots of breaks for more sips of coffee.
As I Look Around The House
Since it’s full of sleeping teenagers, I’ve confined myself back here in our bedroom. It’s a bit of a mess. Even this desk has lost its feng shui way and sits covered (again) in clutter. SIGH. I see a project for today.
On Today’s To-Do List
- Clean off the top of the desk/entire bedroom
- Make a list of projects requiring husband’s help
- Write some blog posts (clearly, I’m having trouble with my 31 days series)
- Work in yard, plant more tulips/maybe irises..
- Get with oldest son on a day to tour a college he’s interested in attending
Read Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton over the weekend. A fun and easy read, I’m ready for her next book. Working my way through 10 Minute Feng Shui Room-By-Room by Skye Alexander. Excited to start reading Wildcard by Marie Lu sometime this week (lucky library find!).
On The TV Today
Not sure. I may watch a few more episodes of The 90’s, the latest in the CNN decades series on Netflix. Plans tonight so I’ll miss Manifest.
On The Menu This Week
No idea…we didn’t do very good with following a plan last week. Hope this week is better. So far not as busy so maybe…
MONDAY: Spaghetti? *MNO*
TUESDAY: Pork chops, spicy sweet potatoes
WEDNESDAY: Chicken legs
THURSDAY: Fish/shrimp (frozen), baked potatoes
FRIDAY: Hamburgers/Hot Dogs *I work 8:30-3:45* *J has a Halloween party to attend*
What I Am Creating At The Moment
Still (not) working on 31 Days series.
Also working on all the garden areas of the yard with visions of next spring/summer. Yesterday, I planted a sage bush and purple tulips in the back corner of the backyard. Now I think I’ll plant tulips all around the area I’ve set for the wildflowers. Also, planted some of my lavender back there, moved our irises to the south side of the house, and moved more flowers to my butterfly garden area including the butterfly weed.
New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try
The spicy sweet potatoes aren’t really new but I don’t think I’ve ever tried them on the kids and it’s been a long time since I’ve made them…
Most my favorite photos from the weekend are of my boys together doing marching band things (it was 8th grade night at the high school followed by both marching in the homecoming parade on Saturday morning). I won’t share their photos of the blog for privacy reasons.
It was a beautiful (but chilly) morning for a parade!
Quote For The Week
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. (Audrey Hepburn)
What’s on your calendar this week?