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
This week’s post is going to be short and sweet. David and I leave Thursday morning for New Orleans. We’ll be celebrating our 40th anniversary in the city where we honeymooned oh, so long ago. We usually visit a couple of times a year but due to the pandemic we haven’t been in a couple of years. I am SO excited!
I’m listening to New Orleans jazz and sipping Community Coffee with chicory as I write today’s post. Yep, getting in the mood!
- Italian sausage and veggie sheet pan dinner
- chicken and veggie curry
- naan bread
- fruit salad
- use up leftovers and any perishable produce
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
I did get several home tasks done last week. I throughly dusted the two bookcases at the top of the stairs. Boy, were they dusty! I took everything off and decluttered a couple of silk flower arrangements that had seen better days.
I’m proud to say I pulled 24 books from those shelves that I’m wiling to part with. I took my reading journal upstairs and removed almost all of the fiction books I’d already read. At this point of my life I’m not likely to re-read very many books when there are so many more I’ve never read.
I’ll be doing some book giveaways here on the blog in the coming months so keep an eye out if you’d like the chance to win 8-10 books from my personal collection.
I cleaned out two kitchen drawers. I had done these a couple of years ago so they were in pretty decent shape overall. But I relocated a number of items from what used to be our junk drawer and threw out some old spices from one of my spice drawers. Both drawers got a good wiping out while I was at it.
I wiped down the porch table, washed the chair cushions and used the blower on the front porch. I also trimmed the ivy that was threatening to take over the front step and some on the side of the porch. I still need to do more trimming but it’s a start.
And because what is life in the country without a critter, I had a snake “incident”. I had already trimmed the ivy and was taking off the chair cushions when I heard something at the far end of the porch. Dharma, our main hunter cat, was staring at something. You guessed it. It was a snake. It was fairly small and wasn’t moving. I hollered at her and she sauntered off. I thought it was dead but wasn’t sure. The other three cats had to come investigate. And of course, David wasn’t home. I called Chris to come over and deal with it. David said I probably scared it out of the ivy that I had just been trimming. Nice. And now I want to move to a city apartment several stories up.
My home tasks for this week are limited to just the things I need to do before we leave!
My goals for the next three days…
- finish all laundry and pack
- clean house
- hair appointment today – my first since the pandemic began!
- drop off decluttered items
- drop off recycling
- mail cards
- take Father’s Day card to my dad
- try to finish up some work for our foundation’s music festival – I’d like to not work during our vacation but I doubt that will be possible.
We don’t return until late Monday, June 28th (or maybe Tuesday) so there won’t be a “This Week” post for the next two Mondays. I’m hoping to get a couple of blog posts scheduled during my time away but I’m not sure if I’ll have time.
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And that’s all for today, friends!
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