In My Home This Week: Slowing Down
In my home this week...
...I have been thinking about what's really important to me. I've put off buying flowers for autumn because it's so hot and dry but it occurred to me last night that I might well employ deeper water saving tricks such as I'd used in the past to see us through this dry autumn...and incidentally water plants. So I think I'll invest in a few flowers this week. I really love flowers and enjoy having pretty things and spaces indoors and out.
This thought started as I watched a blue jay splashing happily in the bird bath outside the window. How I have enjoyed watching those jays at that bird bath! I smile every single time and it took just a few inches of water to bring me that easy smile.
Besides planning for flowers and finishing up two projects that are in progress but very nearly done, I've decided that since November begins with a family visit and ends with the first of the holidays that I'm going to cease making huge goal lists with big projects upon them until January. I can see all about me the results of the hard work we've put into our home and yard this year. At this point, it's time to stop and think about what I want to change or do next year, plan for and enjoy the holidays and rest a little.
...I plan my work week:
I want to get the kitchen cabinets finished by end of this week. It is the last big project on our list and is very nearly completed. John works two days which is a prime time for me to knock out the job and have things ready for him to put back (cabinet doors and hardware).
I want to go back to the DIY store and pick up 10 more landscape block. That should finish that space at the back of the house.
Buy and plant some fall blooming plants in my pots. I'll employ my summer dry weather water savings and get them through the fall months.
Plan out meals for the coming weekend family visit and make out a shopping list for necessities.
Just routine household chores.
...I plan meals for the week:
Roast Beef Hash, Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Rolls, Maple Leaf Cookies
This meal got pushed back this last week. I have leftovers of it so I'll use as vegetable soup base.
Sloppy Joes, Creamy Potato Soup, Baked Apples
on my own
Vegetable Beef Soup, Fresh Pear Salad with Nutty Cranberry Cream Cheese, Corn bread
Chili Pineapple Chicken, Brown Rice, Mandarins or Grapes
Baked Chicken and Dumplings, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Pear Crisp
...I plan my leisure: