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
Our weather has been quite nice. Well, other than the major storm which ripped through Oklahoma last night. Fortunately we didn’t sustain any damage but I know others in the state did. There is rain in the forecast the next few days but our daytime highs are in the 70s which is lovely. The leaves are starting to turn and it truly looks like fall.
Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee and let’s listen to this Autumn Drive playlist as we take a look at the upcoming week.
I didn’t end up making the pot roast yesterday so here it is…today!
- pot roast
- carrots, potatoes, onions (cooked with roast)
- tacos (using leftover roast, shredded)
- lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream
- chips and salsa
- garlic bread
- homemade wontons
- stir fried veggies
- chicken and vegetable curry
- roasted cauliflower
- yellow rice
- naan bread
We are hosting a fundraiser from 2 p.m. to midnight. There will be food there.
- grilled cheese sandwiches
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
I did manage a few of the things on my list for last week. David and I went to Home Depot yesterday and I got two pots of mums, one of pansies, a couple of pumpkins and a big bag of tulip bulbs. They didn’t have the fern and African violets I had on my list, though. I hope to find time to pick up these at the local nursery.
David and I enjoyed a very pleasant evening Saturday night on our patio. He lit the fire table and we enjoyed about an hour and a half sipping our cocktails and listening to music. It was so peaceful!
Other than the mums and pumpkins, the only fall decorating I managed was to change out the pillow covers in the library for fall ones.
I have been needing better lighting for the piano and after much searching (why the heck are piano lamps so expensive?!) I found a lovely one at a reasonable price. It came last week and the light bulbs I ordered for it came a few days ago. I took everything off the top of the piano, gave it a good dusting, and rearranged to allow space for the lamp. It looks quite lovely and now I can see the music much better.
I have several Zoom meetings this week and we are prepping for the fundraiser on Saturday. In addition, I hope to get the fall decorating done.
I did a fairly large Aldi grocery order last week so this week I’ll just order some things from a local store that does pick up. They are more expensive than Aldi’s but they carry items I can’t get at Aldi’s. Speaking of expensive, are you noticing a big jump in some grocery prices in your area? Beef seems especially high. The sliced deli roast beef I occasionally splurge on had been $10.99 a pound which was certainly bad enough. It’s now $12.99 a pound. That’s quite a jump.
This week I’ll be reading The Midnight Library: A Novel.
Now that the weather is quite nice I want to spend more time outdoors. Specifically, I’d like to take my afternoon tea on the porch or patio. I also need to give myself a manicure and a pedicure.
HEALTH & FITNESS
I read an article about Helen Mirren and she shared the exercise routine she uses: The 12-minute Royal Canadian Air Force workout. I watched a video demonstrating it and I think it looks do-able. I’m going to give it a try this week.
We are hosting a fundraiser on Saturday with live music, auction, food, etc. Should be lots of fun!
Hopefully David and I can spend at least one or two evenings together on the patio listening to music.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
I’d like to institute time blocking to my daily routine.
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun? What are you reading?
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