HAPPY HOMEMAKER and MENU PLAN MONDAY

My plan last week was to get tons of things done and post about them too.  Well, as I always say, Man plans and God Laughs. That is the type of week I had last week.

I did have 2 days of routine follow-up testing for my cancer scheduled and they went well – NED (no evidence of disease) YAY!, but left me quite dehydrated and fatigued.  I thought I got a handle on re-hydrating, but evidently not when I had to be medic escorted away from the Skeeter’s game Friday night.  The humidity, heat, dehydration and fatigue just caught up with me and then I was forced into 2 additional days of down time to recover. So, I have HIGH hopes for this week to play catch up.

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE
It’s already quite warm and we have a threat of rain ALL week so the humidity levels are also already quite high!

AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
The clouds are gray and  a bit threatening and there is NO breeze so I’m planning to get out and do my errands early and get back before the heaven’s open up.  Lately it seems to rain EVERY day and rain HARD, but not for long – just long enough to make it miserable outside and then it repeats itself 2 or 3 more times throughout the day.

ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE
A banana and green tea.

AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
It’s STILL a mess from ALL the sorting I’ve been doing, but I did make a HUGE dent in the pile that had been in the spare bedroom so I’m feeling pretty good despite the mess. 

TO DO FOR THE WEEK/HOUSE PROJECTS
I am still amazed that SEARS did this install less than 2 years ago.  They actually installed a brand new hot water heater onto a collapsing 40 years old base and came NO WHERE close to bringing it to code.  Fortunately our plumbers are coming on Friday to do it correctly, but it really burns my butt that we are having to spend the money! I can’t wait to show you finished pictures next week. Hubby and I came up with a GREAT design for this area and I’m really anxious to see it completed not to mention that I can get several totes of things off my dining room floor once the cabinets are hung.

  • Monday – drop off donations, run errands and grocery shopping
  • Tuesday  – caulk molding in both bathrooms, kitchen and living room
  • Wednesday – paint living room baseboard, more sorting to complete the donation project
  • Thursday – paint bathrooms, rake backyard
  • Friday – Plumbers will be here to bring water heater to code and install new plumbing so we can finish the laundry are next week.
  • Saturday – Cleaning and laundry
  • Sunday – Not a darn thing! except what we want and watch the race.

CURRENTLY READING

TELEVISION / DVR
We’ve been trying that new series, BRAIN DEAD, but just aren’t sure about it yet. We’re also trying the new AMERICAN GOTHIC.

MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
I’m trying another entire week of experiments.  I also have a couple success recipes from the last time I did that to still post.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
YOGURT & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
FRUIT SMOOTHIE
YOGURT & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
OUT
FRENCH TOAST
LUNCH
FRUIT & CHEESE
SOUP & CRACKERS
SANDWICH
OUT
MEAT & CHEESE
LEFTOVERS
SANDWICHES
DINNER
FRENCH ONION SALISBURY STEAK & SALAD
SLOW COOKER PORK & TOMATILLO STEW
OUT CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
MEATBALLS &MARINARA & ASPARAGUS with PEARL ONIONS
PAN SEARED CHICKEN with WINE & HERBS
CHILI SAUCE CHICKEN & SALAD
APRICOT GLAZED PORK KEBABS and SAVORY BREAD PUDDING
DESSERT


THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY

  • Getting more and more decisions made on what to keep and what to donate. At the very least this experience has allowed us to regroup, get EVERYTHING under one roof and sort it out. I have to tell you we are LOVING the minimization that’s going on here!
  • We’re planning a few trips for the fall that we’re looking forward to. We picked up some maps and tour books to read up on where we are going.

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA

INSPIRATION

 

Be sure to link up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy homemaker Monday and with Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

Forgetfulone

I am so happy to hear that your cancer-free! So sorry to hear about the water heater situation, but sounds like you'll have it done right soon. You have a lot on your plate! Take it easy.

Bohemian

I too hate when shoddy workmanship is evident on something newly installed or built! We are selling a Historic Home that is over 100 years old and it is often in better shape than many new builds my Friends have Issues with due to shoddy workmanship… so sad for the needless added expense not expected. You continue to inspire me as I read about your Donation and Sorting Process, you are so very ORGANIZED… alas, not one of my strengths. *Smiles* Dawn… The Bohemian

Tamy Bollar

Thank you. I am resting and staying mainly indoors. It was scary enough to help hubby and I make some BIG decisions about our future.

Brain dead just left me feeling exactly that – brain dead! I am looking forward to the Olympics.

Have a great week.

Carrie B.

Wow – you've still been one busy GAl! So happy to hear your happy (cancer free) news!! But scary what happened at the game. Make sure you're doing as much resting as your body really needs Lady!

I can't wait to see more completed project pics too. 😉 I watched a little of that Brain Dead too and just couldn't get into it.

Love your inspiration. Blessings on your week my sweet blogging Buddy! xoxo

Tamy Bollar

LOL So far this week is going as planned and today's list is accomplished. All the groceries are put away and all the meats have been portioned for meals and frozen as needed so I feel pretty good. I plan to attack a pile a paperwork and make a few phone calls during the thunderstorm that is about to start.

Thanks for popping by and have a great week. I'm off to check out your post.

Row.

YAY on your cancer screening! woot woot! bet you felt like doing a jump for joy! You have had a hard week, so blessed as well as scary! I hope you get your rest and your energy levels come up. Try to take it easy. and great job on the minimizing.

My Journey Back

Oh I hope you get the rest you need! Looks like you've got busy plans. I am sorting too. Cleaning my sewing/craft room and down sizing it. Your braver than I am to take photo's. LOL. I always enjoy reading your plans for the week. Hope all goes as planned. I linked today too I hope you can come see me.

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