With All The Best Intentions

Oh boy, here we are at the end of month again, and so much time has passed without me updating. Why do I let this happen? I really need to make time for my blog, to write things down, to post photos… The days fly by (as evidenced by the fact that yet again a month has passed), and I think it’s important to documents these days! All I can do is try to be better. Maybe set up a blogging time for myself at the end of the day. That might be a nice way to reflect.  Well, let’s just start with the present!

It is, indeed, Monday again. This morning I had to head over to the dealership to get the state inspection done on my car, so now I have my new sticker and I’m good for another year! I also picked up a few groceries while I was out as well as a birthday present for my nephew.

On to Happy Homemaker Monday. Linking up with Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

 

{ Breakfast time….what is on the plate this morning }
Breakfast seems so long ago! But it was coffee and a slice of butter wheat toast with butter/olive oil spread

{ On today’s to do list }

  1. Laundry – Basket to fold, a bunch to put away.
  2. Floors- Vacuum & steam mop
  3. Car inspection
  4. Grocery shopping
  5. Birthday present for my nephew

{ Currently reading }
Right now I’m trying to get through all 8 Battle of the Books books for this year. I need to write questions about four of them (20 for each book), so that is consuming most of my reading time! Aside from that, I’ve been enjoying Instant Pot cookbooks. 

{ On the TV this week }
Another super busy week, so I don’t know how much TV watching I will get done. I still want to start Altered Carbon and Black Mirror, but I don’t think it will be anytime soon.

{ The weather outside is }
The sun is in and out today, but at least it’s not freezing. We had such a tease of warm weather last week (up near 70!) followed by a day of rain and snow (of course — gotta love the Northeast). I’m so ready for spring, though. It can’t come soon enough.

{ On the menu this week }
Monday – Frozen pizza for the kids, leftovers for me
Tuesday – Instant Pot beef stew, salad
Wednesday – Chicken fajitas 
Thursday – Turkey cutlets
Friday –  Tortellini with marinara sauce
Saturday – Instant Pot lemon chicken and orzo
Sunday – ?

{ If I have a few minutes to myself, I will }
Keep working on my River Rock Blanket

{ What I’m sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating }
I started  a new blanket last week using Caron Big Cakes in Peppercream. I love the colors and I love the pattern! I’ve actually restarted it completely since I took this photo, but it gives you the idea. I forgot two rows at the beginning and somehow my stitch count was not correct, so I ripped it back and started fresh. I also went down a hook size and cast on a smaller number of stitches because it was HUGE.  As of today I’m almost done with the first cake.

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{ New recipe I tried, or want to try this week }
I purchased an Instant Pot a few weeks ago, so I have been trying so many new recipes and it has been great. Last week I made a batch of copycat Starbucks “sous vide” egg bites. I will post the recipe later this week because I made them a little less rich than many of the recipes I’ve seen. These were bacon and pepperjack and the kids went crazy over them. Delicious!

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{ Favorite photo from the camera }
Last week I was able to find very inexpensive post-Valentine’s Day roses. $5 for a dozen! They were gorgeous and made me so happy.
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Well, I supposed I should do a quick clean-up in the kitchen and get ready to start cooking with Noah. Tonight is the middle school “Top Chef” competition and he is entering a recipe for “Picnic Chicken.” Last year he got second place with his recipe for Masterpiece Quiche. I’ll be sure to let you know how he makes out this year!
 

3 thoughts to “With All The Best Intentions”

  1. I hear you, Carol! I always have the best intentions of keeping up with things and posting more often, but life happens and, before I know it, another day…week…month…year…has flown by and I hardly did any of the things that I wanted to do. Sometimes it’s all I can do to do the basic necessities. Love the picture of the roses! Beautiful! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  2. Never would’ve thought of buying post valentine flowers cheaper! that is a GREAT idea… flowers in the house at this time of the year are good for the moral.
    I’d like to buy a steammop too.
    The crochet blanket you are doing looks beautiful.
    Have a great week.

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