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
I had such a lovely birthday getaway this past weekend! David took me to our favorite hotel in Oklahoma City – The Skirvin. Covid is running rampant so we just stayed in our room and ordered room service. They upgraded us to a suite which was especially nice since we didn’t go anywhere.
We did get to spend a wonderful hour in the pool because we had it entirely to ourselves. Oh, how I have missed swimming! Aside from that, we watched a ridiculous number of episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. It was quite relaxing and just what we needed.
And speaking of relaxing, this week’s music selection is meditation music. I don’t know about you but I’ve sensed so much negative energy in the world in recent months (years?). I try not to let it get to me but as an empath I easily absorb the energy of those around me. I have to make a conscious effort to let it go and music is one way I do this.
I almost never say this but I encourage you to read some of the comments on this one. It’s really quite lovely to witness strangers being so kind in the comment section of a YouTube video. And very rare!
- baked potatoes
- parmesan chicken
- Caesar salad
- BBQ chicken
- mac & cheese
- green beans
- broccoli slaw
- chicken tacos
- refried beans
- broccoli slaw
- grilled cheese
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
I spent Monday through Thursday catching up a bit following our big music event. I didn’t take on anything extra but just got things back to “normal”. We left for the city at noon on Friday and returned late Sunday afternoon.
I always feel like September is a new beginning. In part, because of when my birthday falls and also because it marks the end of summer. I like to re-evaluate my routines and make some new plans this time of year.
David is out of town today and tomorrow which also gives me some extra time in the evenings to do some planning. I’m going to work on a new cleaning schedule, start a pantry/freezer inventory, plan blog posts and set some new goals for the rest of the year.
I have a few things left to do to wrap up AdaFest 2021:
- Order note cards with our nonprofit’s logo from a local printing company.
- Send thank you cards to all of our sponsors.
- Write a short note for David to include with checks he will be mailing to winners of the film festival (which we have had to postpone due to Covid).
- Post event photos to social media.
I still need to finish up Writers & Lovers: A Novel. I want to get that done before Wednesday when the September LWD Book Club selection will be posted. I am really excited to start the book I have selected. Be sure to watch the blog for it!
It looks like we will have some clear nights this week for stargazing. I also need to give myself a pedicure.
HEALTH & FITNESS
You’ve heard this before but I truly MUST get back into the treadmill habit. Feel free to ask me if I’m doing this. I apparently need some accountability.
It’s time for me to get creative again about planning fun activities at home. Movie nights, vinyl album listening, board games, etc. It’s probably about time for me to set up the game table in the family room again for puzzles, coloring, and games.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
I want to go to bed earlier and get up earlier. I’m such a night owl and I know that’s not likely to change in a major way but I do want to shift my sleep time at least a little bit.
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun?
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