Monday, January 14, 2019

First off, here is the list of what to wear this week if you are playing along:

Today – scarf

Tuesday – long necklace

Wednesday – vest

Thursday – black pants or jeans

Friday – plaid flannel shirt

See post here for more info. and outfit examples.  I’ve had a few people say they will participate and I already have a list started for next week so we can do it again! 

I’m linking up for Hello Monday so please go here to see Heather, Lindsay, Johanna, and Tanya.  

How was your weekend?  Mine was just what I needed and that was a whole lot of time at home.  We had a five day week back to school with activities and meetings after school and sadly on Thursday, a funeral visitation in my hometown.  The Dad of our very dear friends (like friends for 40 years) succumbed to ALS. The mom is my mom’s closest friend and the visitation was 3 weeks to the day after my Dad’s in the same funeral home.  My husband, the boys and I left around 3:30 and got home around 8.  

So, Friday after school I did grocery pick up while my boys had video game club at school.  I picked them up and then we were in for the night.  I made baked potato soup and we watched some tv.

Saturday morning I started this book.  It is about Ernest Hemingway’s third wife and is historical fiction.  I have read The Paris Wife by her, as well.  This book will take me a little bit longer to get through, but I’m finding it very interesting as some of it takes place in Spain.  (I’m a Spanish teacher and did study abroad in Spain.)

Yes, it is dark outside.  I can’t sleep in very late so I embrace it and enjoy coffee and time to read!  

This is what happened over night!

I channeled Marie Kondo after watching a few episodes on Netflix and immediately took it to the consignment store for $32 cash back.  I took what they didn’t want immediately to Goodwill.  I also did the bank and the library.  This month I am decluttering and watching my spending habits (more than normal).

I did buy a bottle of a red blend wine and enjoyed it with my pizza.  We stayed in again Saturday night and enjoyed more time with our boys and dog.

Sunday was a day for meal prep, Trader Joe’s, Dollar Tree, and helping a son go to a railroad track to film a video project, a nap, some laundry and some tv. 

Dinner was potato skins (saved from the soup Friday night – go me on not wasting food!), cobb salad, and soup from the freezer from my friend K.  

Saturday we tried the new Little Ceasars $6 thin crust pizza. It’s almost as good as Domino’s thin crust.  


I purchased new meal prep containers at Dollar Tree.  The red are breakfasts of zucchini, turkey sausage, and egg casserole and the blue are lunch of grilled chicken, rice (just a tiny bit), and green beans.  I am trying to eat low carb but not totally no carb.  Also, I have cut up celery and cucumbers and hard boiled eggs.  

We have another five day week but then a three day weekend with no school on Monday to observe MLK Jr. Day.  

How was your weekend?  Did you get any snow?  I hear we may have a chance for more in about a week.  

Have a great Monday! 


21 thoughts on “Hello Monday!

  1. It was a great weekend to just stay and snuggle by the fire, wasn’t it? I have been doing a lot of “Marie Kondoesque” maneuvers since retiring. It feels so good to get into long neglected closets, cabinets, attic, and basement spaces and get them decluttered and organized.


    1. It really was but T never built a fire for me! It really does feel good to declutter. The people on the Netflix show are held back by their clutter. It’s very motivating to watch.


  2. Oh man, I am sorry you had another funeral to attend. One of my best friends just called the other day to tell me her MIL passed away and another of my long time friends has a mom who is on hospice care now. This stage of life is difficult for sure.
    Great job on your meal planning! Have a super week!


    1. Thank you. Yes, we are getting to this stage, sadly. It’s important to show up for your friends but it is hard. Happy Monday!


  3. I am sorry you had another funeral. It does look like you had a great weekend though to stay in and stay cozy. I hope you have a great week.


  4. We had our first snowfall in September but lucky for me, I was in Tanzania.
    We had our first permanent snowfall Nov 1, and things have been icy and white ever since. Booo to that!
    I like looking at your food photos. Comfort all the way 🙂


      1. Oh! I will have to look up images of Northern Alberta! I have only been to Windsor, Canada but I have had some Canadian friends who are awesome!

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      2. Windsor is SOOOO pretty! I think they get nicer weather than we do too.
        I live in Edmonton, which is the northern most city in the province. Lots of jokes are made at our expense, ha ha. But we have a very nice river valley and the sky is simply gorgeous.


  5. 23 degrees and a light snowfall in Stockholm this morning, brr… But I kept warm during the day thanks to the scarf 😀 (black shirt, grey scarf, looked great!). Calm weekend, watched a great movie (Green book) and read a great book (Becoming).


  6. What a great idea to save those potato skins! I’m the same way about waking up early. That’s when I get most of my blog writing done. No snow here in Texas! Hope you have a good week!


    1. Thanks! It’s a vicious cycle because if I get up at 5 I want to go to bed at 9 and that is hard with teens! I hear you have had a pretty cold winter for Texas though! Hope you had a great day!


  7. Your school has a video game club?! That sounds fantastic! Good for you on preparing meals for the week in advance and they sound so delicious and healthy too!


    1. Yes! It’s so nice of this teacher to provide it each Friday! My boys think it’s so fun to start their weekend this way!
      Thank you!


  8. I’m so sorry you had to attend another funeral 😦

    I did your outfit challenge today- will have to send my photo later! I am officially obsessed with Marie Kondo- we tackled all of our hanging clothes yesterday and there is a nice big pile to be donated near the garage. It feels so good!


    1. Thank you! It was rough. Yay for outfit challenge – I was hot in my scarf all day! Why must school heating be so intense. MK is so inspiring!


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