Why did I decide to use 'Having Fun' in the title? Because, I truly do find it fun to be creative in my home, whether it's planning meals, figuring out ways to trim our budget, or to re-do an item so that it feels like new...It's FUN and I mean that sincerely. Have you ever noticed that sometimes fun is hard work? Well it is, unless you're the sort that just shows up and enjoys all the end results. We've had that discussion before as well, about those of us who are more Martha and less Mary when it comes to seeing what needs to be done, but that's not to say we never enjoy ourselves. I believe if you don't enjoy the work you're doing then you're in the wrong place.
Maybe you'd be happier working outside the home and just enjoying the comforts of the place at day's end. There's nothing wrong with that at all you know. It takes all kinds, as my Granny used to say too often, and while I prefer to be 'at home', my own mother was happiest with her job. She did plenty of work at home but it wasn't the life blood to her that homemaking is to me. Granny preferred outdoor work, field work, gardening. Housework was a necessary part of her day but she tried to keep things in control so it took the least of her time. Grandmama on the other hand often worked outside her home but she hummed along in her house and could 'find' work in it. I think I tend to be most like her in this matter. I can 'find' more work to do and will happily do it, too!
All that to say, that this week, I'm meaning to enjoy my home and have fun in it. Let's get started with a plan for meals. Oh and I realized after I'd sent out last week's post I'd totally forgotten suppers. Ha..no one even mentioned missing them.
Breakfast: Toast and Eggs x2 (John's work mornings)
Waffles and Sausages with sauteed apples and maple syrup
Breakfast sandwiches (we never had those this past week after all)
Oatmeal with Blueberries, Toast with Peanut Butter (I plan to make the custard sort of oatmeal as it has an egg and will reduce the brown sugar)
Bagels/Cream Cheese, Fruit
Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Dinners: Grilled Steaks, Corn on Cob, Salad, Rolls (this is planned for Friday really when the kids should come in from Florida.)
Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce, Three Bean Salad in Lettuce Cup
Lemon Chicken, Broccoli Casserole, Pear Salad
Zucchini Pizza Planks, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread
twice on my own: Leftovers on menu for me
dinner with my girls (guys are going to a football game)
Suppers: Homemade Sub Sandwich, Pickles
Soup x 2 for me
Hot Dogs, Oven Fries, Coleslaw
Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich, Chocolate Milk
Pizza ordered out with kids
Chicken Salad Plates, Crackers
Jobs This Week
I did more than I thought I'd get to last week.
If weather permits, paint the front porch floor.
Wash and hang to dry the guest room spread, if weather is clear...do you get the impression I'm unsure of this week's weather?
Dr. Appointment? Ditto above not necessary
I promised myself in September I'd sort out the non-food kitchen items. I've become aware there are many tools and pots and pans and such I've not touched in a long, long while. I'm thinking it's time to clear those items out of the way. Depending on weather and porch work I'll start this process this week.