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:::
~ 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