Happy Homemaker Monday for March 23rd

Hello all! Hope you had a great start to the week. It’s always hard for me to get these up early in the morning, but better late than never right? Linking up with Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

The Weather
Today was a snow day! And a sleet and rain day, too, as is the way it goes in March. We’ve barely had any snow all winter, and since we literally had no place to go I thought (cue up the song…)  let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It’ll all melt away tomorrow, I’m sure but for now it looks pretty and I’m enjoying that. As for the rest of the week? Here’s what we’re looking at:

How I am feeling today
Today I woke up early. I had such a weird dream, and though I don’t remember what it was it jarred me awake. So I’ve been a little tired. I also felt really overwhelmed about halfway through the day. Trying to manage working from home with homeschooling and balancing it with cooking while managing calls and conferences was a little hectic. Around 2:30/3:00 I was pretty much done. I did a little more work, but the kids had finished their assignments and thing finally started to quiet down.

On my mind
Wondering how long this all will go on. Seems like we’re under a work from home order until at least April 19th, but who really knows?       

On the breakfast plate
This morning I just had a slice of toast with peanut butter and a cup of coffee.

On my reading pile
I have SO MANY new books right now because I’m taking all of the library deliveries home. I wish I had time to read everything because there are just heaps of great books that have just come out. But the two I’ve got going are:

Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink.

Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined. Seemingly established on a dream of religious freedom, in reality the town is led by fervent puritans who prohibit the residents from living, trading, and worshipping as they choose. By the time an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists, appears on the horizon one summer morning, Anglican outsiders have had enough. With gripping, immersive details and exquisite prose, TaraShea Nesbit reframes the story of the pilgrims in the previously unheard voices of two women of very different status and means. She evokes a vivid, ominous Plymouth, populated by famous and unknown characters alike, each with conflicting desires and questionable behavior.

On my tv
The Tick, Season 2 (Amazon Prime)
Tiger King (Netflix)

On the menu this week
I hit the grocery stores on Saturday and really stocked up on as much as I could. Tomorrow I do have to go to Tops to pick up some of our monthly prescriptions, so I may grab another gallon of milk, some cream cheese, and another package of romaine hearts. I think those are the only things we are low on. Yesterday I made a two-week meal plan up, so I feel really good about that! I may mix and match from my list of dishes, but this is what I have written down:

Monday – Turkey and mixed bean chili, cornbread, salad
Tuesday – Roasted chicken thighs with potatoes, garlic sauteed spinach
Wednesday – American Chop Suey, salad
Thursday –  Spinach-artichoke dip chicken, asparagus
Friday – Penne a la vodka, salad
Saturday -Naan pizzas
Sunday – Kielbasa and pierogi skillet with sauerkraut, steamed broccoli

From the camera
Probably the last snow we’ll see for this winter (even though yes, it is technically spring)!

Snowy Monday

Looking around the house
We are all cleaned up from dinner. Kitchen table is cleared and the island isn’t too bad. The living room is a bit of a different story. I have some laundry baskets piled up that I need to tend to and today’s newspapers are strewn across the coffee table. The boys are upstairs in their rooms and Laura’s curled up on the couch under a blanket watching TV with me. Drew’s in his office finishing up a few work-related tasks. I am very much looking forward to changing into my PJs after I upload this post and relaxing for the evening.

Chore I’m not looking forward to today, or this week
Heading out to pick up our prescriptions. Typically I love running errands, but I do not want to be out among people right now. Call me paranoid, I don’t care. If the medications weren’t absolutely necessary, I’d skip it but I absolutely have to have my thyroid medication. Maybe I should look into mail order!                

To relax this week, I will…
This week I am going to much more conscious of self-care. I’m going to spend more time reading, I want to give myself a manicure and pedicure. I want to drink more water. I want to put less pressure on myself to get everything done.

3 Replies to “Happy Homemaker Monday for March 23rd”

  1. I enjoyed stopping by today! I am with you about not wanting to out around people! I hope you and your family has a wonderful week ahead! Blessings!

  2. Pretty snow picture! Though we’ve had enough snow here so I hope I’m not sharing any pictures like that until next winter. Of course, we’ve had snow here as late as May 1 so I very well could be. Glad you enjoyed your spring snow. The books you shared sound interesting. Hope you have a relaxing week!

  3. Beautiful snow! We didn’t get any snow here this year. I went to college in New York and I miss the snow we would get. We’re under a lock down here too. It’s strange times indeed.
    Stay safe and healthy.

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