This week in my home...
Winter has finally arrived here in Georgia. That means it's cooler, what we'd call cold, but some of you might snicker at our idea of cold. It's winter because it rains far more often and seldom a week goes by without at least one full day of showers and sometimes more often. The propane truck came Thursday with a delivery of gas and left black scars on the lawn. No complaints. This too is normal for soggy ground this time of year. The weather men tell us there will be snow, a chance of snow, no snow, well maybe snow... It is not weather conducive to getting outdoors and doing much. It is perfect weather to rummage through drawers and closets and cupboards and reading good books. It is weather for hot cocoa and grilled cheese sandwich suppers and pots of popped corn for snack. It is the right weather to snug into a cozy sweat shirt and pants and a stack of vintage magazines. It is the right weather to read a big deep book from which you wake with a sense of having been in reality and finding yourself now falling out of it. I find I'm liking winter rather well at the moment and I mean that sincerely. We'll see how I feel about it come end of February...
...I plan meals
Oven Baked Beef Stew, Rolls,
Skipped the fruit salad in favor of a plain green one having had 2 fruit servings following church while we ran an errand...
Roasted Chicken, Wild Rice Pilaf, Steamed Broccoli, Baked Apples stuffed with cranberries
Lima Bean Soup, Green Salad, Corn Bread
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Peach Crisp
Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, Green Peas, Glazed Carrots, Waldorf Salad
out with Mama
on my own
...I plan work in my home:
I would have said I had little to cull in my household...I guess over the years I've just been working my way down through stuff. My closet has been the repository for paperwork overflow and now I'm getting into that. There's a lot of shredding to be done. The shredder is iffy about working at present, time for a new one and surely by the time I get to the heart of this stuff it will push the old thing over the cliff.
Get a comprehensive pantry shopping list written out so I can watch for sales and specials on those items.
Start planning a trip to the meat market, roughly scheduled for February.
I have some serious thinking to do about budget and such. I thought I'd planned things out well in December but I see now that I just did the preliminary work. Now to dig a little deeper.
I've been dusting the walls and this week I shall tackle the guest and music rooms and the guest bath walls. Later in the week I'll dust the kitchen, kitchen sitting and back entry. I do the furnishings after I've done the walls and then I vacuum deeply.
All the routine housework. This should include mopping this week.
Get lab work done.
....I plan a bit of fun:
A trip to the library for certain. I didn't go this past week when I meant to, due to rain and finding my day's work was more intensive than I'd planned. But I've finished my book, Sister's Choice by Emilie Richards and am ready for another.
Lunch out with Mama.
Dig in the genealogy stuff once more. I'm 'missing' my folks.
Write a family letter to all the grand children and mail it out to each family unit.
Send a longer note to my oldest son via email.