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
- BBQ beef over baked potatoes
- Chicken Enchilada Soup
- fresh orange slices
- Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
- buttered baby potatoes
- mixed vegetables
- Split Pea Soup
- baked potatoes
- green beans
- sausages/peppers/onions/zucchini sheet pan dinner
- French toast
- bacon or sausage
- orange juice
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
Last week was better – no Covid scares! I kept up with the usual tasks and got some of the tulip bulbs planted. AND we finally got our sushi dinner!
We have nice weather today and tomorrow. It’s 70 degrees right now! But then things take a nosedive. We will have snow and ice and frigid temperatures for a few days. Fortunately I saw the weather report and decided to do my grocery pickup Tuesday rather than my usual Wednesday or Thursday. It’s supposed to be in the mid-60s tomorrow so that will be fine. I pick up my delivery in town at my daughter’s house, bring it home, sort out my mom’s groceries and bring those to her. It’s an all-afternoon affair but then we will be well-stocked when the weather turns nasty.
I really need to set aside a few hours Wednesday to work on things for our nonprofit.
Aside from this blog post I will likely have two more for you this week. Tomorrow is the first of the month so the LWD Book Club post will go up tomorrow morning. The third post may be a recipe but I haven’t decided for sure. If you have any topics you’d like me to post about let me know!
I haven’t read much more of The Secret, by Beverly Lewis. It’s on my Kindle so I read that late at night after David goes to sleep because I don’t need the light on. However, I’ve been conking out within a few minutes and haven’t made much progress. I’ve been listening to the audio book, Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith and should finish it this week. I’m just starting the January book club selection – Joyful. I did get a head start on the February selection which I’ll share on the blog tomorrow.
I’ve maintained an unbroken streak of Duolingo lessons for 35 days now, which I’m proud of. I’ve done Masterclass and meditation most days, as well.
One thing I need to do this week is a manicure and pedicure. My feet and hands definitely need some regular moisturizing with the dry indoor winter air.
HEALTH & FITNESS
I regret to admit that I’m still not using the treadmill. No decent excuse. I am, however, doing my morning exercise routine most days. I’m drinking a bit more water but still need more.
Chris and I watched two movies together last week – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and The Last Tycoon. They were both by the same director and he’s been doing a self-study of film the past couple of years. We will watch another movie together on Thursday. I need to plan a movie night with David this week. We have been watching an episode or two of The Odd Couple in bed each night and that’s been fun. We didn’t do a Zoom cocktail party with our friends this past weekend but hopefully we will this coming weekend.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
One of my goals for 2022 is to connect with friends in an intentional way. I’d like to write more cards and letters. I need to choose a specific day/time of the week to do this. I think Friday would be a good day for this.
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun? What are you reading?
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