Good morning everyone, how are you all doing on this Monday morning?
It's cloudy and rainy here, which makes it look so dreary and dark, but I do enjoy rain so I'm not going to complain too much :)
I've been quite busy, and I need to do a quick catch up post today, just letting you know what I've been up to, so I'm hoping I get a few minutes later. Right, for now, let's get on with our usual Monday morning feature, shall we?
The weather outside is::::
Rainy and dark. It does look like we have a very wet and dreary week ahead albeit with pretty high temperatures.
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Just had a cup of coffee with the hubby before he left for work. I am actually working on my meal plan for this week, not the actual menu for us all, but breakfast and lunch for myself. I haven't done my Zumba classes in a year and though I haven't put the weight back on, the clothes are feeling tighter on me and I've been abusing junk food lately. It's easier if I know what I will eat, so that I don't just grab the first thing I do. Breakfast today will be a smoothie.
As I look outside my window:::
Rain drops are starting to fall again and I just saw a flash of lightning.
Right now I am::::
On my bed working on this post. I'm still in my pjs and was actually thinking that I wish I could stay like this, for the whole day. Unfortunately, I have way too much going on and too much too do to be lazy.
As I look around the house::::
Monday morning......that should tell you all you need to know. Things need to be put back in place, house needs to be cleaned, and so forth.
On today's to do list::::
Laundry....All the clothes are done, though Jasmine has her washing to get to. All I'm washing laundry wise are our bed linens.
Cleaning....In the kitchen, Unload the dishwasher and reload with breakfast dishes, sweep and mop.
In the living room....Vacuum. Tidy up the couches, dust, open curtains.
In the bedrooms....change the bed linens, vacuum, dust. Open blinds and windows.
In the bathrooms....Toilets, sinks and mirrors. Sweep and mop.
Homeschooling....school is over in a little over a week so we have a lot to get done.
Still waiting for my review books to come in, and there are quite a few so I'm excited.
On the TV today::::
I've been trying to catch up on Wolf Hall.
I haven't really watching anything Period related and have been wanting to. There are quite a few shows on that have caught my eye, like Underground and Roots coming up on Memorial Weekend.
On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chicken a la King with Mash
Tuesday - Feijoada (Portuguese Bean Stew)
Wednesday - Pork Egg Rolls, Steamed Rice
Thursday - Fricasse Chicken, Spaghetti
Friday -Pork Roast, Potatoes and Carrots
Saturday - Honey Mustard Chicken Pasta, Salad
Sunday - Teriyaki Steak, Rice
What I am creating at the moment::::
Have the measurements for the bird cage cover and am hoping to get on with it later today.
New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
The only new recipe I have planned to try, is for a Coconut and Condensed Milk Tart. It looks so good. I'll be sure to share the recipe when I've made it.
Favorite photo from the camera::::
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
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