|Diary of a Stay at Home Mom|
Outside my window/WEATHER… a VERY little sun is peeking through beautiful fluffy clouds. I pray it wins and the clouds lose today.
I am thinking… it’s a going to be a busy day as we paint the family room, a huge room! Fortunately we have moved all the books and dust collectors as well as the wall pieces to another room already.
I am thankful… for my family and their love.
In the kitchen… we have a few more new recipes still brewing for the January menu.
I’ll post the successful ones on my food blog ALWAYS EAT ON THE GOOD CHINA.
- Salad w/ Poppy Seed Tarragon Creme Fraiche’ dressing
- Baked Potatoes w/ Shallot Corn Butter
- Kentucky Hot Browns
- Cream of Tomato Soup w/ Rice
- Cream of Vegetable Soup
- Pork Chops w/ Roasted Apple & Onions
I’M WEARING… my daily PAINT uniform LOL – purple yoga paints (covered in paint already), a black t-shirt and paint covered Life is good anklets.
I’M CREATING… some quilt pieces that have been needing finished for a while (I just have problems sitting for any length of time due to the scar tissue from my cancer surgery), Christmas gifts for next year – quit laughing, these things take time and I’m also creating some new recipes.
MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY – BEEF BARLEY STEW & PARMESAN CORN MUFFINS
TUESDAY – CREAM OF VEGETABLE SOUP
WEDNESDAY – PAPRIKA POT ROAST
THURSDAY – C.O.R.N.
FRIDAY – CREAM OF CELERY SOUP w/ GORGONZOLA CREAM & PARMESAN CROUTONS
SATURDAY – BAKED POTATOES w/ SHALLOT CORN BUTTER
SUNDAY – KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS
I am going… nowhere until I’m done scanning in ALL the VA documents and composing more letters to our congressman in hopes of clearing things up – yay, like that’s going to happen, but I have to follow procedure. For every step forward we seem to take 3 backwards!
I am wondering… just who to contact next regarding the VA mess. The appointment we made last was for today – now I’m informed they are taking the holiday off instead – seems like we’re always starting over.
MY READING LIST…
- Cook’s Illustrated The Science of Good Cooking
- The 4 Hour Chef
- 1105 Yakima by Debbie Macomber
MY TV LINEUP THIS WEEK… ALL ON DVR SO I CAN SKIP THE COMMERCIALS LATER
- SWITCHED AT BIRTH
- HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
- NCIS LOS ANGELES
- RISSOLI & ISLES
- CRIMINAL MINDS
- L & O SVU
- CHICAGO FIRE
- BIG BANG THEORY
- PERSON OF INTEREST
- BEAUTY & THE BEAST
- CSI NY
- ONCE UPON A TIME
- THE GOOD WIFE
- THE MENTALIST
I am hoping… things turn around soon
I am looking forward to… getting away for a few days next month.
I am learning… how to be patient, but also how to squeak the wheel for oil!
Around the house… rooms are being painted, baseboards are getting painted and fine dusting is being done.
I am praying… to live in the day and not worry about the future as much.
A favorite quote for today…
SOME my favorite things
- my morning coffee
- my new kindle
- the laundry being done
- the grocery shopping being done
MY TO DO LIST
- Creating a few new recipes
- getting into a new exercise routine to keep getting my energy back
- grocery store
- blog catch up.
Favorite picture from my camera this week… this guy has been hanging around for several weeks. I’ve been trying to get a picture of him in the backyard, but he’s always too quick for me. I did catch him on the power pole out back though. He loves to annoy the dogs!
Such a sweet little bird. Love the pic. Good luck on the VA paperwork. Such a mess dealing with that. Thank you for sharing your SWD today. Simply God’s Girl
My husband and I just started watching the series Castle. We are enjoying it so far.
Your menu sounds great. I’m getting so hungry reading through all of these menus and recipes.
Wow that’s a long list on the DVR lol
Mine is mainly british shows, as you already know hahahaha
Love your menu, everything sounds yummy.
Hope you have a fantastic week.
Love that picture! As for TV, I watch Castle, Metalist, Once Upon a Time, and L&O SVU when I can. Usually have to DVR them. Your pot roast sounds delicious. I wish my pot roast would taste good. No matter what seasonings I use, it just seems so bland. Hope you get your painting done, but take it easy!
I am really looking forward to the new Bones and Bunheads tonight! I know what you mean about taking one step forward and getting pushed 3 steps behind. That’s how everything has been going around here lately, but it sure does feel good once you finally get there. Hopefully it all gets worked out soon. 🙂
Hope you have a great week.
I agree with Ma’s thoughts and sure hope you get the VA stuff under control soon.
It seems like your daybook is a great way to organize your thoughts for the week ahead. I like how you included your weekly menu. Hope your Monday is a great one!
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