28 January 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday {28 Jan 19}

Whoa - I sort of disappeared for a bit there, eh? I'm back home for the day (snow day, that is) and linking up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay-at-Home-Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday. I have so much fly through my head for just random posts, but everything feels so opinionated and divisive. And I don't want to go there. So I'll just keep it nice and shallow and friendly instead. :)

The weather::

Well, I don't know if that looks like a good time to you, but it looks cold and miserable to me. LOL As a school employee for a whopping 10 hours/week, I do appreciate sleeping in, but I've already maxed out my paid snow days. So I won't get paid for today, and I fully expect to have at least one or two more snow or cold days off this week. Yay for sleep, boo for my paycheck in mid-February.

On my reading pile::

I'm getting a crazy amount of reading done this year. I can't exactly say why, other than the fact that I've made it a priority. I've been reading with all my spare time, and I've finished nine books so far in January, and I expect I'll finish the tenth later tonight.
The book I'll be finishing tonight on my Kindle is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I haven't yet watched the movie version, but I hope to - I love book/movie combos. Next I'm starting The Forgotten Hours by Katrin Schumann.

On my TV::

That's cute, how you think I might have some control over my own TV set. I've never been a big TV watcher. Right now I think it's some goofy kids YouTube thing - looks like HobbyKidsTV. I don't have any shows I'm currently watching.

On the menu for this week::
Monday - Hubs and daughter are out skiing, so I don't cook for just two. The little man and I will scrounge up some leftovers. Maybe hubs will let me know where they grab dinner and bring me something. Maybe not. No biggie either way.
Tuesday - Hubs teaches skiing, and the kids have activities til 5pm and 6:30pm. Last week we got pizza on the way home. It was good. Maybe we should do that again.
Wednesday - I got a box mix for red beans and rice with sausage. I'm hoping hubs will like it. Maybe we'll try it Wednesday.
Thursday - See Tuesday. LOL No, not pizza again, but hubs won't be home, so the kids and I will just warm something up.
Friday - Chicken of some sort. I need to pick up another can of chicken broth, but then I'll either put together the chicken and stuffing that my daughter really likes, or maybe some chicken and dumplings in the crock pot.

On my to-do list::
Finish getting daughter's laundry out of the dryer
Dry son's laundry and get it put away too
Do another load of whites so hubs has long johns clean for Thursday
Wash my jeans
Spend some time working on counted cross-stitch if we get another snow day this week

Looking around the house::
So happy I filled up my birdfeeders outside the front door. I love friendly little visitors. I'd like to get a couple more feeders to adorn more of my shepherd's hooks.

From the camera::
If only I were more ambitious about getting good pictures. Sorry there's a little bit of window reflection. I didn't want to actually go out in the cold and snow.

What I'm wearing today::
Double sweaters - a sweater, and then a poncho sweater my mom made over it. I hate to be cold. And a pair of jeggings that would not be warm enough outside, but I knew I wouldn't be going anywhere today.

My simple pleasures::
Curling up with an afghan and reading. Listening to music. Feeling no pressure to do anything. Yay for a good snow day!


Jean said...

I just finished reading The Forgotten Hours, not sure how I felt about it. Not a bad read but a pretty serious subject. As substitute teacher, I relate to the joy of sleeping in/having a day at home vs small paycheck pain. Hope you stay warm & have a wonderful week!

Jodi said...

Sharp Objects sounds interesting, may have to add that to my pile to read. Are you getting as much snow as we are on this side of the state??? Tomorrow is going to be brutally cold! Have a great week!

Annsterw said...

Wow Becki! That snow picture is beautiful!! I loved Sharp Objects! Have a fantastic week!

Liz Parker said...

So I LOVED Sharp Objects the novel (everything by Gillian Flynn is great - I'm sad she only has like 3 or 4 books out) but the TV show is super slow and kinda meh, despite the award nominations it's been getting. I did watch all ten episodes because I like Amy Adams, but IMO the only episode really worth watching is the last one.

Did you get The Forgotten Hours from me? I forget. (no pun intended, lol)

Rachel said...

I'm sorry you are out of snow days already. Hopefully there won't be too many more after this week. I'm with you in having on lots of layers today - yet right now my feet are still cold.

Enjoy your time home. Maybe take up a tv show! LOL I only watch three shows (which is a lot for me).

GeekDad248 said...

With the snow and frigid weather seems like a good week to fill those bird feeders up. We had a blue jay visit our backyard the other day and it really stood out against the snowy background. Spent about fifteen minutes watching it before the bird flew away. Always enjoy bird watching!

threesidesofcrazy said...

I'm running so late this week in visiting! I hope you have had a great one. I love your picture and can't blame you for not wanting to go out in the cold.