Happy Homemaker Monday, March 30, 2020

Well that week just flew by! It’s now going on week 3 that the library and schools have been closed and week 2 of PAUSE here in New York (essentially a shelter-in-place order). The latest COVID-19 number for our county is up to 392 with 3 deaths. We won’t even talk about the numbers for the state. It is very scary and very unnerving. To think there are still people diminishing this disease… I honestly don’t get it.

Anyway, I’m trying to keep myself busy and not worry too much. I suppose that’s what most of us are doing right? Well, a fun diversion is always Happy Homemaker Monday, so again I am linking up with Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

The Weather
Cold. Gray. Drizzly.
I am SO OVER IT.      

Monday – 49/cloudy & showers
Tuesday – 46/cloudy
Wednesday – 50/partly sunny
Thursday – 49/cloudy
Friday – 52/cloudy
Saturday –  55/clouds & sun
Sunday – 48/cloudy, chance of showers

How I am feeling today
I had to run a few errands this AM, which caused me a huge amount of anxiety and I had a few annoyances with work-related things. Nothing major. Once we all sit down to dinner and start to wind down for the night I know I’ll be in a better mood!

On my mind
All of my friends in the medical field. The hospital is a huge employer in our small town, so as you can imagine I know many people who are doctors and nurses. Plus, I have friends I grew up with who are doctors or working in hospitals, and all I can do is keep them in my thoughts. I can’t even imagine what their jobs are like right now.             

On the breakfast plate
It was another peanut butter toast and coffee morning! Yesterday I made banana pancakes and they were delicious. Saturday Drew made homefries, salami scrambled eggs, and fresh fruit. Weekdays tend to be quicker, easier breakfasts around here.  

On my reading pile
Same as last week. Honestly, I don’t think I picked either of them up!

On my tv
Ozark Season 3 (Netflix)
Monk (Amazon Prime – I forgot how great this show is!)     

On the menu this week
Monday – Spinach & artichoke dip chicken, rice, salad
Tuesday – Zuppa toscana, naan pizzas
Wednesday – Kielbasa & pierogi skillet, roasted Brussels sprouts
Thursday –  Herb baked chicken breasts, mashed potatoes & gravy, asparagus
Friday – Alison Roman’s chick pea stew
Saturday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad
Sunday – Burgers, broccoli, tater tots

From the camera
I’m so cold I had to get a fire going in the wood stove this afternoon. Brrr!   

Looking around the house
Everything is pretty clean. I do have to put away my reusable grocery bags, which I had opened and spread out in the kitchen so I could disinfect everything.

Chore I’m not looking forward to today, or this week
I’m not really sure, honestly. The kids have all reached the point where they’ve totally cleaned their rooms. I’m on top of laundry. Hm, I really can’t say.                   

To relax this week, I will
Finish Laura’s poncho, watch fun things on TV. 


  1. Cathy says:

    I live in the south and we have had some cloudy, drizzly and cooler days lately too. But spring has arrived. I enjoyed reading about your Monday.

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