On a Chilly Monday

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was the perfect balance of “stuff to do” and “being lazy.” And it’s a three-day weekend, so I’m still not into the groove of things yet. Here’s what it’s looking like today!

The Weather::: I’m so chilly today! I’m wearing jeans, a tee-shirt, and a cozy sweater and I’m still a bit shivery! It’s only about 45 out there right now, but I refuse to turn on the heat just yet. Heck, I’m even holding off on the wood stove for as long as I can. We’ve got plenty of sweaters, sweatshirts, and blankets, LOL… Make due!

Right now I am::: Waiting for some laundry to dry so I can fold it and put it away (oh yay!). I am also already hungry for lunch, even though it’s too early! I’ve been craving butternut squash soup and I just can’t wait.

Thinking::: About why I am still achy in the two molars I had filled nearly two weeks ago. It’s a little better, but they are still so sensitive. I’ll give it a couple more days, but I might have to call the dentist to see if this is normal.

On my reading pile::: I picked up two books at the library this week: Food Rules, An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan and Food Heroes: 16 Culinary Artisans Preserving Tradition by Georgia Pellegrini.

On my tv:::
Weeds ~ Season 7
The Walking Dead ~ Season 2
Plus, I’m thinking of finally starting Once Upon a Time and Revenge. We’ll finish up Walking Dead tonight, and goodness — what a disappointing season. The inconsistencies, the continuity errors, the way the writers just  d r a g   t h i n g s   o u t… Ugh. It drives me crazy. I hate lazy writing and special effects that are just for shock value. They could tell this story in a much more compelling way. (But then I guess it wouldn’t get the ratings. Sorry, end of my rant!)

On the menu for this week:::
M: Whole wheat pasta with broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, and onions, tossed with olive oil and Parmesan cheese
T: Chicken Cordon Bleu, roasted red potatoes, salad
W: Cube Steaks, rice pilaf, CSA veggies, salad
Th: Roasted vegetable tart with ricotta, salad
F: Oven baked cod, potatoes, green beans, cole slaw

On my to do list:::
~ Banking
~ P.O. Trip
~ Finish up the laundry
~ Fall cleanup outside (pruning roses, cleaning up my plants, etc.)
~ Hem jeans for the boys (I swear I have to hem them 3-4 inches and my guys are average weight and a little on the tall side — what is up with clothing sizing???)

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating::: Just working on Noah’s checkerboard pillow this week.

Homemaking Tips::: Chopping garlic and you don’t want that smell on your hands? Immediately after you’re done, wash your hands in cold water while rubbing something that’s stainless steel (I usually use a spoon, or even the faucet head if I’m super lazy.) It helps take the smell away!

Looking around the house::: It’s loud and noisy and messy here today. Kids are off from school for Columbus Day and I was pretty lazy over the weekend, so now I have to deal with that.

From the camera:::
I love this rusty old lantern I bought over the summer! I had an apple cider candle burning yesterday and I thought it looked so pretty and seasonal.


Have a great week, everyone!


Linking up: Happy Homemaker Monday at Diary of a SAHM


  1. Sandra says:

    Wow 45 degrees, that is kinda nipply lol

    Love your menu, everything sounds so good. And I love that lantern, it looks very Autumny (that’s not a word I’m sure lol) 🙂

  2. Kim says:

    Found you from the linkup and love your blog! It sounds like we have some things in common, particularly in the food and television departments. My daughter and I just finished up the last of some homemade butternut squash soup today (I use Ina Garten’s recipe and LOVE it!), and I’ve recently flew through the first season of Revenge and now name it my new favorite show. 🙂 My hubby watches Walking Dead and is anxious for the new season to start!

    Enjoy this chilly Fall day and your three-day weekend! 😉

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