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 is the LWD 5th Annual French Week! There will be a new Francophile post here on the blog each day, Monday through Friday. The first one has already been posted and in case you haven’t seen it yet…
5th Annual French Week
So of course, our music today has to be French…
- ham and cheese sliders on Hawaiian rolls
- potato salad
- chicken tacos
- homemade guacamole and chips
- grilled burgers
- takeout after AdaFest committee meeting
- Bruschetta chicken and veggies sheet pan dinner
- macaroni salad
- fresh fruit
- Hosting “Music in the Park” from 5-7 p.m. Will pick up takeout afterwards.
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
I am hosting a decluttering challenge in my Facebook group, Make Over Your Life With Dee. The goal is to declutter 100 items during the month of July. It’s not too late to join us!
I’m going to try something different regarding home tasks. We are now in the thick of things getting ready for AdaFest, the annual music festival our nonprofit hosts each August. I do all the marketing and social media, as well as running the website and fielding tons of questions.
My plan is to set aside a couple of hours on the weekend to do the basic weekly cleaning – vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathrooms and mopping. Then I’ll just do the essential daily home-keeping (make bed, dishes, load or two of laundry, tidying up) and call it good until after the festival (August 20/21). I won’t take on any projects or deep cleaning until September.
We all have the occasional busy season but as long as we keep up with the basics, housework will still be there when things get back to “normal”.
As I mentioned above, this is “French Week”. I had intended to have all this week’s blog posts pre-written but that didn’t happen. I’ll be writing one each day this week.
I also have many AdaFest-related tasks to tackle, as well as a committee meeting this Thursday.
David and I began an audiobook on our trip to New Orleans but didn’t finish it. Yesterday he needed to deliver some parts for work in Oklahoma City so I went with him. We listened to the audiobook on the way up and back. We still have about 50 minutes left so hopefully we can listen a bit each evening this week and finish it up. In case you are curious, this is the book:
I am not generally interested in crime dramas but I’ve read a number of this author’s books and I really enjoy them. I love the protagonist and the South Louisiana settings.
What are you reading?
I’m still on a mission to improve my sleep patterns. I also am trying to meditate every day without fail.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
More fruits and vegetables! It’s my favorite season for produce so I want to take advantage of all the yummy summer fruits and veggies. My favorites are peaches and corn on the cob. What are yours?
David needed to run up to Oklahoma City yesterday afternoon for something work-related. I went with him and then we went out to dinner. It was a gorgeous evening and we enjoyed a lovely meal on the patio of Red Rock Canyon Grill overlooking Lake Hefner. Here is a photo I took:
Isn’t that beautiful? The temperature was about 80 degrees with a nice, cool breeze blowing off the water. We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meal, taking our sweet time. Afterwards we spent another 20 minutes or so just gazing at the lake. It was a perfect evening.
This week I hope to work in a movie night and at least a couple of stargazing nights. We also are hosting Music in the Park Sunday evening featuring a really fun band from the Bahamas.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
I’ve been drinking too much tea and coffee and not enough water. I need to work on that!
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun?
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