Wow, it has been so long since I have been able to participate in Happy Homemaker Monday! I am glad to be back! So what is happening? I am through working (almost) full time, and now it is time to get my house on track. I am thrilled that May is almost here (which brings leaves to the trees), even though it is a busy, busy month. My daughter has two weeks left of her freshman year of college, and my two youngest are almost done with their junior year of high school. Time is going by so fast. Stop by Sandra's blog to see more Happy Homemaker posts.
The weather is
sunny, although a little on the cool side, but I heard it should be hitting 70 by Wednesday! Right now it is 46.
I am drinking fruit water. Here, I'll show you:
I had been toying with smoothies, but couldn't come up with a good base that would not add a lot of calories. Then I was thinking about getting a glass of water, and thought, why not just blend some frozen fruit into your water? And so I did. I have tons of fruit in my freezer from past attempts of a couple of us in making smoothies, so I threw some fruit in, blended it, and it pretty much tastes like water with a slight fruit taste. Pretty much what you would expect. What has made it successful for me, is that I am no longer looking for a different taste (like say, a milkshake). I like water, I drink it all of the time, and now I have flavored water! So right now I am drinking water blended with frozen blueberries and strawberries.
Outside my window
the trees in my backyard are still bare, but the sun is shining and there is no snow anywhere, which has been such a large part of the landscape for so many months that it is thrilling to see grass!
I have some laundry going, hoping to finally catch up in that department. Today are towels and rags, which require soaking first. Hopefully the rest of the week I will get everyone's sheets done. The kids are in charge of their own clothes.
Around the house
It is relatively picked up. Needs dusting and my windows need washing desperately! Overall I am pleased with it though because I managed to organize my small desk this weekend.
grocery shopping today, bank, pick up son from play rehearsal, meet with another mom about selling tickets (they are performing Godspell this weekend!), cook dinner, plan seminary lesson
Tuesday: clean bedroom, laundry, sell tickets at school during lunch, dinner, lesson plan, rides (not in that order)
Wednesday: same, but dust main floor
Thursday: same, but vacuum main floor, wash floors
Friday: same, but clean downstairs bathrooms, bookkeeping, play
Sunday: church, lesson plan
nothing at the moment
last season's Madmen
you can find my menu here
my daughter and her roommate at the Boston Marathon (as spectators)
"as we fill our hearts and homes with the Savior's light and truth, we will have the inner strength to withstand in every circumstance" Cheryl A. Esplin
Have a wonderful week!