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
Let’s start with this lovely playlist. Go get a cup of tea or coffee and we’ll chat a bit about this week’s plans.
First up, our menu. I picked up a grocery order last Tuesday and am hoping to wait until next week to shop again. I might have to pick up bread and lettuce but otherwise I think we’ve got plenty on hand.
- stir fried chicken and vegetables
- pineapple rings
- black bean enchiladas
- yellow rice
- Mexican corn
- cabbage/potato/smoked sausage bake
- steamed broccoli
- pasta bake
- garlic bread sticks
- pork chops
- roasted red potatoes
- green beans
- cooked apples
- leftovers or takeout
- “breakfast for dinner”
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
Things have been rather *interesting* around here. David had emergency surgery Friday, October 29th. He was released from the hospital Sunday the 31st and was home from work Monday through Wednesday. We were supposed to have gone on a short trip but obviously that was canceled. Last week was just a “maintenance” sort as I took care of David. We are grateful he had a good outcome and is healing well. I don’t mind saying it was a bit scary there for awhile, though.
I don’t have high expectations for anything beyond daily essentials this week. Today I am taking my mom to meet with the director of a nursing home. Sadly, my dad has become too much for her to take care of at home. He has Alzheimers, diabetes, and Myasthenia Gravis. He is falling repeatedly and she can’t lift him. I have no idea what will be expected of me regarding my dad so I’m not putting anything else on my plate for the next several days.
Our nonprofit events are pretty much over for the winter except for providing music the afternoon of December 4th before the Christmas parade. We have a number of behind-the-scenes projects to do such as updating the websites, finding a new accountant, starting an email newsletter, etc. This week I’d like to make a list of these tasks and prioritize them.
I’m also giving NaNoWriMo a whirl again this year. I’ve yet to complete it but hope springs eternal. I’m not writing a novel but rather, am working on a non-fiction project I’ve had in the works. I’d love to at least have a completed rough draft by the end of the month.
Self care is going to be especially important for me this week. I think I’ll need the escape of extra reading, for one thing. I also want to take a short walk outdoors each day as it looks like we’ll have warm weather.
HEALTH & FITNESS
I’d like to start meal prepping on Sundays so I can send lunches with David and Chris Monday through Thursday. They can get takeout on Fridays. I spent a little time this weekend watching meal prep videos on YouTube. If you do this and have any great recipes or tips to share I’d love to hear them!
We don’t have anything on the calendar but I’m hoping we can have a home movie night or two.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
I have gotten out of the meditation habit the past week or two. I’d like to get back on track with that.
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun? What are you reading?
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