Monday, October 28, 2019

Homemaker's Journal: Monday, October 28, 2019

Keeping a journal has always been a challenge for me, and not something I grew up doing. Posting something positive on a Monday may help me look forward to the rest of the week.

THE WEATHER THIS WEEK...

Mother nature is still trying to decide if it is summer or fall. Currently it is sunny and 62 degrees. Highs this week are in the 70s, with the exception of Halloween, which is expected to be in the low 80s. Temperatures are expected to drop to a high of 60s by the weekend.

AROUND THE HOME...

The kitchen floor is a mess and desperately needs to be swept and mopped. The children had popcorn yesterday and kernels seem to jump right out of the bowls, so the living room needs to be vacuumed as well. The children have just barely finished their breakfast and are upstairs finishing their morning chores.


AGENDA FOR TODAY...

We're starting back to school this week after taking a few weeks off to get to know the new baby. We'll start off slow, as baby sister hasn't gotten into a good routine of eating and sleeping yet. We also have laundry to do today, and the children have piano lessons. We're still trying to find a good balance for our household. It's been so long since we've had a little one to care for. 

A PEEK INTO MY DAY...

Enjoying her morning swing time.

A FAVORITE QUOTE FOR TODAY...

“As you create a home, don't get distracted with a lot of things that have no meaning for you or your family. Don't dwell on your failures, but think of your successes. Have joy in your home. Have joy in your children. Have joy in your husband. Be grateful for the journey.” 
― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

ON THE MENU...

Monday: Spinach-Mushroom Lasagna, Garlic Bread
Tuesday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches w/ Tomato Soup
Thursday:  Austrian Goulash
Friday: Taco Pizza
Saturday: Minestrone, Bread Sticks
Sunday: Sloppy Joe's, Tater Tots, Corn on the Cob


I AM READING...


PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...

We finally have a slow week now that baseball is over for the fall season! We also don't have any doctor appointments. We do have dance lessons two days this week, and Halloween is on Thursday. Our neighborhood is very busy on Halloween and I'd prefer to not pass out candy and watch movies instead, but I don't think the rest of the family will go for that. Other than that, we've got a pretty laid back week, perfect for getting back into a homeschool routine.


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10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful baby! She looks very cozy in her swing with all those blankets. Hope things go well getting back into your routine and you have a wonderful week.

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  2. Your little one is so precious! It does take a while to get back into a routine but I'm sure it will work out for you soon.

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    1. Thank you! It really does take awhile, and every baby is so different.

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  3. I am making my rounds a day late... What a beautiful peek into your day!! Your menu looks yummy! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you! Everyone in the family enjoyed this weeks menu.

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  4. Awww what a beautiful baby. Your menu sounds so good. Thank you for joining my Happy Homemaker Monday, it's always nice seeing a new face :) Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thank you! I used to participate regularly years ago under a different blog name, but am happy to be back.

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  5. Love your quote and picture and enjoyed my visit to your blog and will come again. I got here from Homemaker Monday!

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