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
You’ve no doubt noticed this didn’t get posted on Monday. David’s 60th birthday was Saturday and we went to OKC for a couple of nights. We came home late Monday afternoon and I just didn’t have time to finish this. Better late than never, though, right?
As I am writing this, I’ve got my Paris Café candle going and I’m sipping a glass of San Pellegrino sparkling mineral water in a pretty goblet. I’m using one of my glass straws (the ones I have are no longer available). I am still trying to increase my water intake and this makes it a little more fun. Not as good as hot tea or coffee but it’s a step up from plain tap water.
Today’s ambience is classical guitar renditions of The Beatles. What is your favorite Beatles song? My husband’s is “Imagine” and mine is “Let it Be”.
- spaghetti and meatballs over angel hair pasta
- cheese stuffed garlic breadsticks
- fish & chips
- Crunchy Broccoli Slaw
We have a late afternoon meeting in town so we will likely get takeout.
- turkey tenderloin
- roasted red potatoes
- cranberry sauce
- Caesar salad topped with chicken
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
We had a couple of serious family medical issues last week (not in our household) that affected my usual routine. I kept up with the day-to-day home tasks but that’s about it. I’m just glad that both relatives are doing better.
This week is Zone 2 – the Kitchen and Pantry.
Three summers ago I did a major decluttering/organizing of a large part of my kitchen. I did 13 or 14 of my kitchen cabinets and 8 of the 9 drawers. I’ve done a pretty good job keeping them in good order since but I’d like to spend some time this week going through at least some of them again. I’m sure there are more things I can get rid of. If I have time I’ll also do that 9th drawer and maybe one of the remaining cabinets.
I need to set aside time to work on a summer routine for home tasks. Maybe this weekend…
I have a neglected writing project I’d like to get back to this week.
I finished a couple of books but still haven’t finished the May book club selection. Nor have I started the June book. I need to pick up the pace in order to meet my Goodreads goal for 2021! I’ve read 16 books but I’m 4 books behind schedule.
I’m keeping reading on my self care goal for this week. I’d also like to play the piano a little each day.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
My goals remain the same: More water, more exercise, intermittent fasting.
I will likely watch a movie with Chris on Thursday as we usually try to do. Last week we watched Cabaret. Apparently neither of us had ever seen it!
Sunday afternoon we are hosting Music in the Park, the first one we’ve done since the pandemic began! It will be nice to have live music again.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
I’d like to make a daily glass of sparkling mineral water part of my routine.
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