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 cool and rainy evening as I’m finishing up this post. This Cozy Coffee Shop Ambience feels just perfect as I write.
This menu is already not accurate. We had something unexpected earlier and since we were already in town we decided to pick up dinner rather than eat at nearly 8 p.m. I may move things up a day and skip the tuna pasta salad. We’ll see…
- BBQ chicken
- baked potatoes
- BBQ chicken enchiladas
- roasted veggies
- tuna pasta salad with lots of veggies
- turkey tenderloin
- mashed potatoes
- cranberry sauce
- in OKC for David’s 60th birthday!
- in OKC
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
A quick review…
My focus this past week was the family room and I must say I’m pleased with what I accomplished. The ottoman is still here but as soon as we have a dry day David will haul it off.
I did do the bookshelves and in addition to removing everything to dust, I decluttered a couple of boxes of books and a few decorative items. It still looks full so I’m not entirely certain how I had all those other books in there.
I also decided to put away the small, folding wood table that has been set up in there the past couple of years. It’s a great place to play games or work on a small project but no one has used it recently. It’s still easy to get to but I’m enjoying the more open space right now.
I dusted and did a thorough vacuuming. I didn’t get to the sliding patio door but until it stops raining I figured that would be worthless. The rest of the room looks really nice, though!
It wasn’t on my plan but I gathered a box full of random items around the house to take to Goodwill when David takes the ottoman. I already had two other boxes (in addition to the books) ready to go so I feel pretty good about seeing more items leaving my house.
Home tasks this week…
Instead of doing the usual Zone work this week, I’m going to do something a bit different. I’m making a “Two Minute List” and will work through it instead. What is a two minute list, you ask? It’s simply a list of household tasks that only take a couple of minutes yet for whatever reason, I’ve been putting them off. You can read more about this method here:
I’ll make a list of about 20 items for the week ahead and see how many I can cross off.
I am almost finished with the LWD Book Club post for tomorrow and want to get another post done for later in the week. I also have a short list of tasks to do for our nonprofit.
I’m really close to finishing a couple of books and will then start the June book club selection which you’ll see here tomorrow.
I’m pleased to say that I did take part of Friday off as I had planned. I ended up watching the Audrey Hepburn documentary on Netflix which I really enjoyed.
I didn’t spend a couple hours reading as I had hoped so that’s going on this week’s list.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
I’d like to add a bit of weight training to my routine. I have a nice weight machine in my office but have I used it the past few years? Nope. That needs to change.
We enjoyed the live DJ show this past Friday but didn’t do the Starbucks date due to SO MUCH RAIN.
David’s birthday is this coming Saturday and we have reservations at our favorite OKC hotel for Saturday and Sunday nights.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
I’ve made iced tea twice this past week but honestly, it’s been so unseasonably cool that coffee and hot tea have been more to our liking.
This week I’m going to tweak my morning routine a bit. Once I get it all worked out I’ll write an updated morning routine post to share with y’all.
I’d love to hear what you have planned for the week. Leave me a comment below and have a beautiful week!
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