I've been a little lazy this morning, mainly because this week hubby doesn't have to be at work so early, it's only an hour later than usual but that extra hour of sleep in the morning, is everything. Right???
I've been taking it easy, relaxing, just finished watching The Voice Portugal and now I need to get this post up so that I can go and get dressed and start my day. Grab your cups of coffee and let's go.....
The weather outside is::::42 degrees at the moment though it feels colder to me. We have beautiful clear blue skies and I think the high for today is supposed to be 61, so not too bad.
On the breakfast plate this morning::::Just had a cup of coffee and two slices of the Pumpkin Spice Bread, toasted with some butter.
As I look outside my window:::One thing I love, is the morning light, especially when you see the trees with the sun in the background, it makes the trees look black and the outline is just surreal. Love it.
Right now I am::::On the couch, typing up this post. I've had so much stress the past few weeks, and this whole year in general, that it's decided to come out in the form of a horrible pain in the neck, shoulder blades and back. Yesterday was worse, today is not as bad but I'm still finding it difficult to move around as usual, so I'm on the couch and not in bed as I typically am in the early morning.
As I look around the house::::Did most of the cleaning yesterday so my house looks nice and tidy. The tree in the living room is starting to die, I'm not sure why, but sometimes we get the odd tree that dies faster than the others. It's still looking pretty but yeah, soon as Christmas is done, it is GONE. The tree in the den is my favorite, from the size to the shape to the actual tree, just something about it is absolutely beautiful.
On today's to do list::::Laundry....Did all the laundry yesterday, or rather, most of the laundry. Today Jasmine and Nick have to do their laundry (I've been making them do their own once in a while just so they get used to it). Have to strip all the beds and wash all the blankets, linens etc.
Cleaning....In the kitchen.... Unload the dishwasher and reload with breakfast dishes. Sweep and mop.
In the living rooms....Dust.
In the bedrooms....strip the beds, let them air out, and remake them with fresh linens.
In the bathrooms....clean the toilets, sinks and mirrors.
Homeschooling....we're on Winter Break but Jasmine has school work to finish and catch up on.
Happening this week::::Monday.....Housework, making knitted dishcloths for last minute gifts
Tuesday....Making Rissois for Christmas, Finish wrapping last gifts coming in tomorrow
Wednesday....Get the house ready for company, have my mother and father in law coming, as well as my brother in law
Thursday.....Christmas Eve, relaxing day, waiting for family to arrive
Friday....Christmas Day with family
Currently reading::::A Pioneer Christmas, and also have A Prairie Christmas. Perfect reading material for this week :)
On the TV today::::Christmas movie
Whatever is on the DVR
On the menu this week::::Monday - Homemade Mac and Cheese, Salisbury Steak
Tuesday - Kielbasa with Potatoes and Green beans
Wednesday - Chipotle Style Burrito Bowls (cilantro rice, grilled chicken, black beans, salsa and guacamole)
Thursday - Christmas Eve (Roast Beef Rissois, Oven Fries, Salad, Portuguese Dessert)
Friday - Christmas (Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Beans with Bacon and Onion, Stuffing, Candy Cane Brownie Trifle)
Saturday - Breakfast Casserole...lunch is ham sandwiches and chips....dinner I'm not sure yet
Sunday - Freddy's Burgers, Fries
What I am creating at the moment::::Knitted dishcloths as last minute gifts
New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::The Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry from last week turned out really good, the family loved it. The Candy Cane Brownie Trifle is new and I'll share the recipe once it's made.
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::