...I am mostly repeating last week's plans since I was out of commission all week long and then Friday John and I took advantage of my feeling so much better to finally make a trip to the grocery and then go out to the missed but much planned for meal. It wasn't exactly the day we'd planned originally but some things don't get repeated right away. Ho hum.
I do feel much better and have already been hard at work this afternoon. I'm merely sitting down to cool off at the moment.
The house shows the neglect it received last week though I did make occasional desperate strikes at the housework and even asked John to help with a thing or two. I'm so proud of my husband for never ever looking at me and saying "Hon...I have a job..." or worse still, to ignore me entirely. He happily grabs the vacuum and goes over the rugs or does a load of laundry and will even cook a meal (or four as the need arises) and cleans up behind himself to the best of his ability. Not to my standard but he does truly try and so I thank him as well I ought and let it slide until I feel up to making any corrections that are required.
I am feeling the tug of the 'year end review' that I seem to feel annually. That's where I sit down with pen and paper and go over last year's goals, make observations of growth or lack of it personally and spiritually, remind myself of things I'd realized would help improve my life or home as I discovered them throughout the year and finally, I look ahead to the New Year and set my course. Why this time of year? I think subconsciously it's because I've always felt this season was a new year of sorts as the Jewish calendar deems it. And partly because I never seem to have time to do this sort of review with the holidays upon me...and who wants to try and do it all on New Year's Eve or Day?
I'm going to be reining in my spending again this week. I let things get a little out of hand towards the end of the week. Spending too much on groceries, picking up a bunch of stuff at the hardware store that was needed but expensive and then a trip into Publix today where I gathered a number of things on sale with long reaching expiration dates. Let's just say we'd have done better to just go to the fair
...I plan my work week:
I'm ashamed that some of these items are now THREE weeks in the planning stage and ZERO weeks in the working stage!
Finish cleaning the kitchen walls... just the area about the stove is it.
Hem my pants. I did all the other sewing but didn't even put those on to see how much I needed to hem. Turns out they don't need hemming!
Mail the package to Amie.
Spruce up the door wreaths to look more autumnal. Especially now that so many leaves have started to turn color and fall.
Mail the package to Amie.
Go by Kroger and see if the Ball jars are still buy one case get one case free.
Start a restock list of supplements and vitamins, so I'll know what must be ordered. And place the order!
Complete working on the Jamberry party I'm hosting October 23-27. Pay attention girls who want to join in. You can find me on Facebook or send a request here this week... I'm planning party games and my theme is all things Fall.
...I plan meals:
For a change, I made every meal on my menu plan despite turning the kitchen over to John so often this week. We had the Roasted Chicken yesterday and it was so awesome! Makes me wonder why I hadn't made it sooner...Oh yes! I didn't have the whole chicken required.
Tuna Casserole, Green Peas, Wedge Salads, Biscuits
(doubling up biscuit dough. John's asked for cinnamon rolls this week and I thought a few biscuits for the freezer would be nice).
on my own...
...I plan my leisure:
I want very much to finish reading the archived posts from the Emilie Loring Biography page that I linked to last week in the Iced Tea Chat. I made a good try. Not complaining that I have a few more posts to read!
I keep putting this on my list:
genealogy. Add in the paperwork I'd printed out, look for gaps, maybe pull in a new line to start working on. I'm longing to 'get lost' down some rabbit trail or other.