April 28, 2014
2 Fri grilled chicken, orzo salad, corn
3 Sat performance night again - dinner out?
4 Sun Hearty Cream of Chicken Soup, biscuits
5 Mon Pasta with crock pot meat sauce
6 Tue Chicken Provence, rice, green beans
7 Wed French Bread Pizza
8 Thu Red Pork Chops, baked potatoes, peas, coleslaw
9 Fri Shrimp Linguini, salad (just G and I)
10 Sat Girl's night out!
13 Tue Mandarin Chicken, rice, green beans
14 Wed hamburgers, Zucchini Carrot Casserole
15 Thu Grilled pork tenderloin, egg noodles, carrots
16 Fri Salmon, orzo salad, corn, strawberry shortcake
17 Sat Mother's Day dinner?
18 Sun Vegetable beef soup, rolls (make ahead, Dance Recital)
20 Tue Mexican Fiesta Biscuit Bake (have missionaries over), rice, green beans
21 Wed Cilantro, Chicken, and Black Bean Salad
22 Thu New England Ribs, macaroni salad, corn
23 Fri Easy Baked Fish, salad, rice, zucchini (senior prom!)
25 Sun Taco soup, nachos
26 Mon Grilled Surf & Turf, baked potatoes, broccoli, strawberry shortcake
27 Tue Cranberry Chicken, rice, green beans
28 Wed Hot dogs, potato salad
29 Thu Spaghetti with marinara sauce, salad
30 Fri Cheddar Tuna Pie, cauliflower, gingersnaps
Good morning! I took a look back to see the last time I participated and it was December! Oh, it's been busy. Now that tax season is over I need to start spring cleaning, so it is time to get back into homemaking mode. Thank you, Sandra, for hosting this every week. See her at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, she is a huge inspiration to me.
As I Look Outside My Window
The sun is shining! It is still cold around here (38 degrees this morning) - I hope this means we will have a mild summer because it was a looooong winter! It is supposed to get up to 64 degrees today. There are still no buds on the trees, but the flowers are growing and we actually have one that has bloomed. Even though I suffer from pollen allergies, I look forward to the color that will be bursting forth soon.
Right Now I Am
Thinking of my to do list and wishing I could just take a quick nap first...!
Thinking and Pondering
Mostly about our busy week, and how I have to go to the auto parts store to buy a new gas cap for our car. Put gas in it this morning and drove away with it on top of the car. I blame it on not being fully awake - it was 5:15 in the morning after all! We went back to look for it but I didn't see it.
On My Bedside Table
My kindle, always! And I actually read an entire book, start to finish! It is called Opposites Attack and was just a delightful, quick read.
On My TV
We haven't watched it in forever. I want to catch up on Glee, Parenthood, and last season's Mad Men. I cannot even remember the last movie I watched, probably Catching Fire and The Book Thief.
Just the clock ticking.
On the Menu for this Week
I have been posting that separately, one month at a time, so just scroll down for that. (I don't plan for a whole month at a time, but just add to it as a plan for the week.)
On My To Do List
Bank, auto parts store, grocery stores, gas for the van, wash towels, and put away one load of clothes that has been in the basket for several days.
Happening This Week
Oh, it's a busy one! All three of my high school students are performing in its production of the musical Grease this weekend! My daughter is Sandy, one son is Kenickie, and another son is Johnny Casino. They will have rehearsals every day this week. Fortunately my daughter drives, so all it means for me is to make sure I have a good dinner on the table for them! Then on Friday and Saturday nights we will be at the school watching the performance! Normally they have other activities as well, but those will be put on hold until the show is over.
My Simple Pleasure
My co-worker just sold his house and is moving out of state. We bought his living room furniture. I am telling you this because my new simple pleasure is reading a good book on his stuffed chair in my living room. It is my new favorite place to be.
Keep a list! I have one near our refrigerator for my grocery list. My kids are older (20-15) and if we run out of something I tell them to write it on the list or do without.
Looking Around the House
My husband just came back from the physical therapist and is at the kitchen sink getting his lunch ready. There is stuff to put away and vacuuming to do.
From the Camera
The first color in our yard
On My Prayer List
My kids, always, and the tornado victims.
Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
I cannot tell you how much I rely on this scripture. It has been my mantra, if you will, for several years, and is a great comfort to me in these troubled times.
Have a great week!
April 21, 2014
What happened to mid-March to mid-April?
Work, that's what happened.
And it's been ugly in the homemaking department, let me tell you.
My family hasn't had a home cooked meal in forever.
So now it is time to get back to it!
21 Mon raviolis, broccoli salad (broccoli & black olives tossed in Italian dressing, garlic bread, milk shakes for dessert (we have to move some furniture, so this has to be a quick dinner)
22 Tue baked pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans
23 Wed chicken soup (perhaps for the last time this season!), biscuits
24 Thu tacos, corn
25 Fri dinner out, the kids have a talent show at our church
26 Sat boys fend for themselves, Mom has a woman's event at church and gets fed!
28 Mon pasta with meat sauce, salad, Italian bread
29 Tue pulled chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad
30 Wed tacos, rice