This Week With Dee – where I share our menu, my planned home tasks for the week, what I’m reading, self care plans and more. I hope it will give you some ideas for planning your own week or at least a glimpse of one homemaker’s life.
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THIS WEEK WITH DEE
What I wouldn’t give to have a coffee shop/bookstore exactly like this nearby? Sigh…
I just made myself a cup of hot tea. Go get yourself something cozy to sip and we’ll get started.
- Irish “bangers and mash” (sausages and mashed potatoes)
- cooked apples
- refried beans
- chips and salsa
- baked ziti
- garlic breadsticks
- sweet & sour chicken
- mixed veggies
- baked potatoes
- green beans
- leftovers or soup
- I’m hoping for a nice, late lunch out on a restaurant patio (Mexican food and margaritas!). Then we will skip dinner or just have a snack. Perhaps we will watch a movie and I’ll make popcorn and cups of hot cocoa.
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
We hosted a fundraiser Saturday and it was successful way beyond our expectations. The weather was perfect (sunny with highs in the low 70s), the turnout was great and people were extremely generous. We not only met our goal for the local musician we were raising money for but also have a nice fund ready for the next need.
I must say that this event restored some of my faith in humanity. And that was certainly needed.
My focus around the house this week is simply to catch up on the things I let slide last week. It’s not bad but each room could use a bit of loving attention.
My big job for the week is to write thank you notes on behalf of our foundation to all the sponsors of AdaFest (yes, I’m quite late with those!) and those who donated auction items for our fundraiser as well as provided other services.
I’ve also been asked to do an interview with another blogger so I need to set aside an hour or so to answer the written questions. When the blog post is done I’ll try to remember to share it with y’all.
I finished an audio book last week – 10 Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. I’m also very close to finishing these three books:
La Bella Figura: How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way by Kristi Belle
The Housewife is a Writer by Kate Singh
West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
Still working on that sleep thing…
HEALTH & FITNESS
My son, Chris, suggested last night that we hold one another accountable to drinking at least 6 glasses of water a day this week.
Our local Shakespeare in the Park group is putting on “Antigone” this week, Thursday through Sunday. David is providing the sound system. We don’t know yet if he will have to run it each of those nights or if there will be someone else available (hopefully!). But we will certainly go watch one of the nights.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
My morning routine is all out of whack so I’m trying to rein that in and be consistent with it.
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun? What are you reading?
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