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
It’s a new week and a new month! Let’s all do our best to live intentionally today and throughout the month of May.
Take a look at this scene on this week’s music. Is that not the most glorious place to have a cup of tea or coffee? Sigh…I could really settle in and enjoy an hour or two in that setting.
We are continuing our attempts toward a 90% plant-based diet. Fortunately spring and summer are great seasons for fresh produce.
- stir fry veggies
- chili pot pies (vegetarian)
- David and I will be in OKC
- variety of roasted veggies
- loaded baked potatoes
- We will be at an outdoor gathering with friends for dinner.
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
David was away Monday through Thursday (noon-ish) for a short business trip to West Texas. While he was away, I did a few small decluttering tasks.
I love to organize with bankers boxes and try to keep some on hand at all times. One of the things I organized in our storage closet was smaller games and cards. I was able to fit them all in one bankers box. We had downsized our board game collection a few years ago. A friend started a small bar/music venue and they had a game night once a week. I gave them a LOT of our old games we hadn’t played in a long time. We still likely have more than we need. I told David we need to choose one to play each week and then decide if we enjoyed it enough to keep.
Chris and I had sushi on Wednesday night. David is not a fan (although the sushi restaurant does have chicken teriyaki which he likes) so we usually indulge whenever he is out of town. Chris picked it up after work so he wouldn’t need to make a second trip to town. I had an online class to watch (floral design) at 5:30 p.m. so I ended up eating sushi while watching the class.
On Friday David and I got our second Covid boosters. We didn’t plan anything for the weekend in case we didn’t feel well but we were fine. I always take a Benadryl 15 minutes before my injection since I have so many allergies. I probably don’t need to do that anymore since I’ve had no adverse reactions. I did doze off in my chair that afternoon but I’m pretty sure it was due to the Benadryl rather than the vaccine.
We did very little Saturday. David had put in very long hours when he was in Texas and I had stayed up WAY too late while he was away so we both just decided to take it easy. I worked on several blog posts Sunday, as well as our menu and some other prep work for the week.
David has eye appointment in Oklahoma City early Thursday morning. We will be spending night before in a nearby hotel. The weather looks to be nice so we’ll go up early enough to have dinner on a patio somewhere. In fact, we have friends up there we’ve been wanting to meet up with. If they aren’t busy maybe they will meet us for dinner. We have eaten with them a couple of times at a restaurant on the lake with outdoor seating. It’s such a gorgeous view of sailboats on the lake.
After David’s appointment we will try to see if we can visit an elderly friend who is in an assisted living facility up there. She’s so lonely since her husband died and we really do miss her.
We will be celebrating our granddaughter Charlotte’s 2nd birthday with a little family party Saturday. My main goal this week is to get the patio clean and ready for the party. I need to buy some potted plants for the season anyway so I’ll get them in time for the party. I bought her a really cute pink Minnie Mouse dress for the party. I’ll share some photos next week. 🙂
Saturday will likely be a busy day for us. We’ll have Charlotte’s party early afternoon and then we are supposed go to friends’ house for a get together. That is, if their backyard patio renovations are complete by then.
I’ve been joining a co-working Zoom call occasionally in recent weeks. It has been on Monday/Wednesday/Friday but starting this month the official days are Tuesday and Thursday. However, if anyone in the group is available to host it might be Monday through Friday. Someone started it today so that’s what I’m doing while writing this. It’s nice to feel as though I have company while I work. We work for 45 minutes then chat for 15, alternating this pattern from 9 a.m. to noon or whenever people are still around.
I finished the Alexandra Stoddard book, Daring to Be Yourself this weekend.
I’m also almost done with Sensitive, April’s LWD Book Club selection.
In case you missed it, the May selection for the LWD Book Club was posted yesterday:
I never did get around to doing a manicure and pedicure last week as intended so those are on the list again.
HEALTH & FITNESS
I truly must get back into a regular exercise routine! My goal this week is to at least get on the treadmill for 10 minutes a day. I’ll then try to add a few more minutes each week until I’m up to 45 minutes to an hour a day.
Dinner in the city on Wednesday night, Charlotte’s birthday party and hopefully the get together with friends Saturday night.
HABIT OF THE MONTH (May)
So much of what I want to do means I need to get my day started earlier. And yet, I so often sleep poorly. We just stay up way too late. We will both be sleepy late afternoon or evening then at 10 p.m. when we should be going to bed, we get a second wind. Maybe we should try to be in bed by 9:30 before that happens. In any case, I’d like to be up by 7:30 a.m. each morning. That allows me time to get dressed, do my hair and makeup, start a load of laundry, put away clean dishes and do my morning routine of meditation and reading in time for the co-working Zoom call at 9 a.m.
So that’s my proposed habit of the month for May – up by 7:30 a.m.!
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun? What are you reading?
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