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
- chips & salsa
- out of town
- out of town
- veggie burgers
- french fries
- cole slaw
- orange juice
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
Home tasks included making the bed, laundry, dishes and watering the house plants.
I did daily admin tasks and the “This Week” post.
I had placed a grocery order Sunday and picked it up this day. I also needed to pick up a couple of things at Braum’s and dropped a birthday card in the mail.
For dinner I made a really tasty turkey chili. We topped our bowls with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. I had three brioche rolls left so I toasted them to serve with the chili.
I washed the sheets, remade the bed, did dishes, and did another load of laundry.
I did daily admin tasks and wrote the monthly LWD newsletter. I cooked a few things for Mom (Golden Touch Beans, candied yams, blueberry muffins). After David finished work we took Mom’s food and groceries to her. We took her trash out and brought her recycling with us to take in with ours.
Dinner was the usual “Taco Tuesday”, always a favorite.
This was my brother’s birthday and I had a text conversation with him. He’s a pediatrician but was home with a migraine. Poor guy.
I made the bed, did dishes, did a couple of loads of laundry, and watered outdoor plans.
I did the daily admin work for my blog, filled out my monthly blog stats for January, shared an affiliate opportunity with readers and placed an order for my mom.
For dinner we had chicken (browned in butter then simmered in cream sauce), roasted red potatoes, Brussels sprouts and salad.
I did my usual household and blog-related tasks. I also cleaned the downstairs bathroom.
I had a Zoom call at 3 p.m. After that was over, David and I went to the mobile home to get a sense of what was there and how much we have to deal with. We packed up the dishes and I brought home three comforters to wash.
For dinner I made spaghetti, broccoli, salad and garlic cheese toast.
I had “one of those nights”. I woke up and stayed awake over three hours during the night. I just gave myself grace and did just the basics. And when Chris suggested pizza for dinner, I was happy to put off my planned pot roast dinner for Saturday.
The original plan was for David, Chris, Matt and Joy to load all the furniture from Grandma’s mobile home into the enclosed trailer for David to haul to the Re-Use Center and I was going to babysit Charlotte. But there were occasional rain showers in the forecast so the plan was postponed.
I was pretty tired and honestly, I did almost nothing all day. I made the bed, did a Duolingo lesson and a little blog work but that’s it. I did cook a nice dinner. We had a pot roast cooked with onions and carrots. I did “cheat” with instant mashed potatoes, though.
Since I didn’t do much of anything on Saturday, I had a number of things on my to-do list. I made three things for my mom which I’ll take to her today – Golden Touch Beans (she LOVES these!), candied carrots, Spanish rice casserole.
I’ve moved my sheet washing day to Sundays because I’ll be doing my mom’s groceries (and mine) on Mondays. So I washed the sheets and remade the bed (with ironed pillowcases, of course). I did dishes, folded two loads of laundry and watered the house plants.
I scheduled a whole week’s worth of social media for Life With Dee. I also made our menu, read, journaled and did a couple of Duolingo lessons. And I polished my nails (fingers and toes).
David and Chris watched The Super Bowl together over at Chris’ house which gave me several hours to get a lot done.
I will be getting Mom’s groceries today and taking them to her this afternoon. Then we are going to pack up more at Grandma’s mobile home.
On Tuesday I’ll try to get as much done as I can around the house and then pack for David’s business trip. We will be gone Wednesday through Friday.
On Sunday, David and the “kids” will load up the furniture and I’ll babysit Charlotte.
I only have today and tomorrow at home during this work week. I hope to get one more blog post written besides this one but we’ll see.
I am about 1/3 of the way through the audiobook, Mulberry Lane Babies. I’ll be driving to town and back today so will get another 40 minutes or so.
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady ~ Edith Holden
An Incomplete Education ~ Judy Jones and William Wilson
I started this month’s LWD Book Club selection, Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen. I’ve read four chapters so far.
David and I have about 2 1/2 hours left of Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. I’m going on another short business trip with him this week so we will finish it.
If you don’t already have Audible, you can get a free trial here. We’ve definitely been enjoying it on long drives.
I did get my fingernails and toenails polished Sunday which was my intended self care for the week.
This week I’m going to start a new type of journal practice.
HEALTH & FITNESS
I’m still not back into a daily exercise routine so that’s on my to-do list.
David and I will be taking a short business trip which means we will be on the road on Valentine’s Day. It’s a 7+ hour drive. We’ll finish our audiobook but still have several hours in the car. I’m trying to think of something fun/romantic to do. I may try to find a list of questions for romantic partners.
I’ll be babysitting Charlotte for a couple of hours Sunday when they get the furniture from the mobile home. She has already asked if we can make cookies again. Of course we can! I’m going to think of a couple of other fun things we can do together.
HABIT OF THE MONTH (FEBRUARY)
The LWD challenge for February is to “Romanticize Your Life”. Each day, look for at least one way to make the ordinary special. I’ll be sharing ideas for this in the Facebook group throughout the month. I’d love to hear your ideas, too!
If you aren’t already in the group, here is the link:
I’d love to see pictures of your challenge so feel free to share them in the group or on Instagram and tag me:
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun? What are you reading?
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