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 apologize for the tardiness of this post but better late than never, right?
Last week seemed to be the week for meetings. Fortunately everything is on Zoom so at least I don’t have to add in travel time. I had four meetings last week but only three this week, so that’s a little better.
Our weather is getting a bit cooler with highs in the upper 80s/low 90s which is still pretty warm. But our nights are in the 60s which is nice.
Let’s listen to some jazz and see what’s going on around here this week.
- Cheesy Cabbage Casserole (This was SO good! I remembered to take a picture so I can share the recipe later this week.)
- enchiladas (I made the sauce from this recipe. Very good!)
- Busy Day Swiss Steak
- green beans
- East End Eats (live music event, food trucks)
- tilapia (haven’t decided how I’ll cook them)
- baked potatoes
- roasted veggies
- corned beef and veggie soup (from leftovers I put in the freezer)
- takeout after Music in the Park
IN MY HOME:
REVIEW OF LAST WEEK
As I said above, I spent quite a bit of time in meetings. Otherwise I kept up with the usual housework. I also cleaned out and reorganized a section of my pantry.
I have two large, pull-out drawers in the bottom. One of them is where I store various pastas, noodles, rice, stuffing mix, and similar items. I pulled it all out, cleaned the drawer, tossed some things and reorganized.
I already had two large plastic bins but needed a third. One of these days I’ll get one but in the meantime I cut the flaps off a shallow cardboard box and used that to hold the various boxes of spaghetti, lasagna and other pastas. Not pretty but it works. I’d love to have one of those gorgeous pantries you see on Pinterest. Maybe someday…
I’m finishing this post late on Tuesday evening so I can tell you what I’ve done already. I picked up an order from Azure Standard Monday. It included 5 pound bags of frozen organic corn and green beans which necessitated a bit of reorganizing in the freezer. I need to give it a major overhaul and defrosting but that’s not on the list this week.
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I also washed the sheets and replaced them on the bed. And of course I ironed the pillowcases. 😉
Today I had two Zoom calls which took a big chunk of the day. I did a load of laundry, cleaned the guest bathroom and made yummy enchiladas with homemade sauce for dinner.
I have a rather lengthy Zoom meeting tomorrow. On Thursday I have a Zoom call and then we have a live music event that we host outdoors at the local university. I don’t think I have anything Friday. I hope to tackle a project or two on Saturday. And we have another live music event Sunday evening.
We are still working on the fundraiser for our nonprofit and I have a few tasks to do for that. I also want to do at least one more blog post this week.
I started reading West With Giraffes this past week and hope to finish this weekend. I’m enjoying it so far.
I think I have finally accepted the fact that the past year and a half have been stressful and I should cut myself some slack. Maybe it’s truly okay to not be as productive as I’d like to be when we are in the midst of a pandemic.
HEALTH & FITNESS
More sleep; more exercise. Wash, rinse, repeat.
HABIT OF THE WEEK
Chris and I were talking today about how we have both slacked on our daily meditation time. I’m going to get back to that. I promise!
What’s on your plan for the week ahead? Home tasks? Menu? Fun?
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