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
I truly miss taking my laptop to the coffee shop to do some writing but I’m doing my best to set a similar mood at home with my Paris Café candle burning, sipping a cup of Community Coffee and listening to Starbucks-inspired music. Join me?
Keeping things simple!
- sweet & sour chicken
- black bean tacos
- Mexican rice
- Penne Mediterranean
- garlic toast
- take-out following meeting
- sheet pan dinner (sausages, veggies)
- grilled cheese sandwiches
- charcuterie board
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
I was just beginning to get things back on track following Lisa’s hospitalization then David decided to give us all a scare. He woke up with a sore throat Thursday morning, left without telling me and went straight to Urgent Care for a Covid test. It was negative but he tested positive for strep. He picked up his antibiotics and laptop then headed home. Strep is certainly less worrisome than Covid but I am allergic to all antibiotics so I definitely didn’t need to catch it.
I implemented my “quarantine plans” by moving my things downstairs and turning over the upstairs (our bedroom and bathroom) to David. For the next two days he stayed upstairs watching movies, doing a little bit of work and enjoying “room service”. I would fix his meals, put on my mask and bring them to his door. Fortunately he didn’t feel bad at all. No fever and the sore throat was gone by the next morning. He went in for a repeat Covid test Saturday just to be sure and was given the all-clear. We are vaccinated and always wear our masks but cases are rising rapidly here in Oklahoma. Better safe than sorry!
Other than the isolation (he referred to it as “time-out”) I think he kind of enjoyed having his meals served and watching movies for two days. I think he watched all the Hunger Games movies.
I spent part of Sunday washing sheets, remaking beds, and basically getting the house back in order.
As I said in last week’s post, I’m in maintenance mode until after AdaFest.
We have less than 2 weeks until AdaFest so my focus will be on social media and marketing until then. I think we have a meeting this Thursday, too.
I ordered the August LWD book club selection, Down to Earth: A Guide to Simple Living, and received it this weekend. I haven’t finished Writers & Lovers yet but couldn’t resist beginning Down to Earth. Writers & Lovers is on my Kindle so I can read that in bed with the lights off. Down to Earth is paperback so that will be my morning and teatime read. Anyone else read more than one book at a time?
Less time on screens and more time reading!
HEALTH & FITNESS
I’m determined to get back into the treadmill habit. I think I’ll give myself permission to only do 5 minutes. It’s the starting which I resist but I’m sure I’ll end up doing much longer once I’ve put on my shoes and socks.
We decided to postpone Jungle Cruise until this coming Sunday. I’m going to make a charcuterie board for us to snack on while we watch. Instead of Jungle Cruise we watched Best in Show last night. Chris has seen it multiple times but David and I had not. It was hilarious! It felt so good to laugh after recent stresses.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
Chris and I decided to focus on daily meditation again this week because we didn’t follow through very well last week. I think I only managed 2 days. But I did this morning so I’m off to a good start!
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun?
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