Happy Monday - yes another week is upon us! I have a busy one ahead, how about you? Might as well jump right in so here goes...
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Another nice chilly one today! Ugh!! We had a wind chill advisory last night as it was supposed to hit -20 to -30F with the wind chill and regular temperature of -12F - BBRRRR. I think it is supposed to get above zero today but with wind chill will still feel below zero. Guess I won't be packing away my parka any time soon. Lol
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Some nice HOT coffee and a bowl of granola cereal with fresh berries.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
All I see is COLD and I just stare at it with a scowl and keep dreaming on my early Spring that I know WILL HAPPEN!!! At least the sun is shining right now.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to the quiet of my house. My guys are already on to their day but my daughter is still sleeping and all is nice, quiet and peaceful. Great way to start my day, do my devotional and some planning for the week.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
I feel very unmotivated. Did you ever see the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray where he lives the same day over and over? I swear that's what I feel like I do sometimes. There are those dishes again (too tired to load last night), and the pile of laundry that never seems to shrink. There's my kiddos' items scattered here and there. I wake up each day and hope they magically won't be there -but yes I am living my day of chores over and over again. Anyone relate? Lol
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
The above mentioned chores of course. Probably bundle up and get groceries and run some errands if my mom-in-law is up for it.
Still magazines winning out, but my lovely pile of books are waiting for me. However, I did get a few fun books at the library when we checked out some books for my daughter recently. They're more browsing books (cottage decorating, gardening, jewelry making) but they are books I am enjoying currently.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I guess it's more of that Groundhog Day stuff in that I have the usual shows to catch up on - Grantchester, & Downton Abbey. I did watch the Oscars last night. I thought it was really good and I love seeing all of the fashions. The music performances by John Legend and Lady Gaga were both so beautiful and moving. And when Julie Andrews came out after Gaga sang the Sound of Music songs - it was the best! I finally saw Paddington (so cute!!) but I haven't seen many of the Oscar nominated movies. I see that the Good Wife comes back this week - yay! (winking at you Carrie at Anniehow!)
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Still trying to finalize my meal plan. I made some easy pork fajitas this past weekend that were really yummy! I'll try to share that recipe this week (although I didn't take very many photos as I kind of forgot that I might want to share the recipe). I'm thinking I'm going to make a lasagna pasta dish we like with salad and garlic bread. Browsing some other ideas I have yet to decide upon.
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
I worked on my give-away journal this past weekend and plan to finish it up soon. I will share a peek of it and the details of the give-away this week.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
I'm not sure if I'll be making anything new this week. I have a busy one ahead so will probably stick to tried and true (& easy!).
FROM THE CAMERA:
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: