In my home this week:
I needed this weekend to remind me how very blessed I am. I had a lovely day for the second time this month: I had grandbabies in the house as well as my great nieces. My niece is just a couple of years younger than Katie and Sam, Ashley and Katie all have children near in age. There were just four here but at one point the house felt a bit like it was rollicking as aunts and cousins loved on children not theirs and children ran about screaming and laughing and playing. Funny how four very little children can fill a house right up with noise.
It might not have been the most peaceful Shabat, nor the most restful one on record, but this sweet season keeps getting sweeter and sweeter!
Steak, Baked Potatoes, Salad, Pies
It was a birthday meal for my children. Sam's birthday on Shabat and Katie's will be next Friday. My children have never really been ones for birthday cake. They prefer pie. Since I was gone yesterday and low on eggs anyway, I bought pies for them both.
Pizza, Salad, leftover pie
A father's day meal John will enjoy.
Crock Pot Ritz Chicken, Green Beans and Potatoes, Pear Salad
Leftover Italian Beef, Mashed potatoes, Pan Roasted Zucchini, Rolls
Red Beans and Rice, Coleslaw, Corn Muffins, Peach Crisp
Meat Loaf, Potatoes Au Gratin, Steamed Green Beans, Salad
....I plan work in my home:
I have the bill box worked up already. I took advantage of a quiet space in the week and went ahead with that work. I'll just finish up by writing out the checks and getting them mailed off.
Mop the kitchen. Gracious goodness but it needs it!
Start making out a restock list for my pantry. I may not be Mother Hubbard but goodness that pantry is starting to look mighty bare! I'll also plan a restock of meats for the freezer. I'm getting mighty low there, too. I don't plan to actually do this until the family has moved into their new home but having a list ready might cue my memory if a good sale presents itself in the next week or two.
Begin preliminary work on third quarter (!) budget. Golly but the year is gliding past!
Paddle hard and forgo the worry that I'm behind which is a constant given these days.
...I plan my leisure
I'm finding I'm tired these days. And I mean an honest to goodness tiredness, not an unhealthy not feeling well sort of tired. This week I mean to go to bed early and to set aside some alone time, which I find I am sorely missing and needing badly. I mean to do this so that I can continue to savor and enjoy the time with my grandson and family.