Hi everyone! It’s been ages since I linked up with Sandra from Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday, so I thought it would be a good way to jumpstart the week (and maybe even get the blogging habit going again).
Brr! I think this morning was the coldest yet — down to 20 degrees overnight! Yes, it definitely feels like November in the Northeast, LOL!
Monday – 43, chance of rain
Tuesday – 47, sunny
Wednesday – 49, cloudy
Thursday – 55, sunny
Friday – 59, cloudy
Saturday – 56, chance of rain
Sunday – 47, sunny
Right now I am
Taking a quick work break to type up this post and maybe even hit publish before the day is basically over!
Thinking and pondering
Hoping all goes smoothly for my husband who is travelling to California today. Last week he was in Texas, so it’s been a lot of air travel for him. Luckily once he is home Friday, he’s home for two weeks and then just a few days in NYC in December.
How I am feeling
I was down with a cold this weekend, but I feel so much better today! My sinuses are still a bit blocked, but overall I feel back to “normal” (whatever that may be, LOL!)
On the breakfast plate
Scrambled eggs with salsa, one piece of bacon, vanilla-raspberry protein shake.
On the lunch plate
Southwestern salad with grilled chicken
On the dinner plate
Macaroni & cheese, broccoli (Laura’s request)
On the menu
I think it’s going to be a “wing it” kind of week. Drew is away and Laura has tech week (she is doing stage crew for the fall high school play), and we are having some major plumbing work done towards the end of the week (we are replacing our oil boiler with a liquid propane boilerfre and the propane company needs to come and trench for the piping and deliver the propane tanks). So we will just see how it all goes!
Monday – Macaroni & cheese, broccoli
Tuesday – Chicken parm, salad
Wednesday – loaded baked potatoes, salad
Thursday – Pizza (freezer leftovers)?
Friday – Cheeseburgers?
Saturday – Zuppa toscana or split pea soup?
Sunday – Diner?
What I am wearing
Boat neck navy and white striped shirt, dark blue jeans, tan booties
On my reading pile
This weekend I started The True Story of the Bilderburg Group, but it is way too “out there” and had to stop listening. If I had realized the author was a conspiracy theorist, I probably would not have downloaded it. So I think I have to find something else to read this week!
On my TV this week
Looking around the house
A few things to tidy, but all is mostly in order. I do have a basket of laundry to fold and put away
To do list
Laundry (obviously because it is never-ending!)
Reschedule doctor’s appointment (done!)
Money for Laura’s field trip
Something to share
Hmm… drawing a blank on this one
Thanksgiving Tips, DIY, Ideas or recipes
Let people help! It is just the 5 of us this year, but Jake offered to make brioche rolls and apple cider donuts. I’m going to just let him go for it. Cider donut sundaes with pumpkin ice cream sound like a fun dessert — something different instead of pie!
Devotional, Bible Verses
Still thinking about this week’s homily at Mass. In a world where it can seem dark, St. Paul, in the second reading said, “We do not want you to grieve like those who have no hope.” It is so important to remember to hold onto that hope, even the tiniest shred, no matter how hard things get.