National Indian Pudding Day (13th), America Recycles Day (15th), Boston Archdioscese Pastoral Plan Announcement (15th), Waldorf School Holiday Fair (17th), Homemade Bread Day (17th), Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Patron Saint of Bakers (17th), Giving Tree up at Church (18th), Oprah's Favorite Things (18th)
Fairly seasonal: milder to start, a showery Tuesday, then sunshine and cooler temps for the balance of the week.
Rake leaves, continue yard cleanup.
Winterize container garden.
Get nuts and suet for feeders.
Construct brush pile "shelter" for winter birds & critters.
Launder bedding ~ change over to flannels.
Sort through winter gear (coats/hats/gloves/boots) and see what needs replacing/donating.
Order Christmas cards and stamps.
Get ingredients for Thanksgiving baking (Whole Foods).
Add Christmas Planning Sheets to Homekeeping Binder.
M - grilled ham/cheese panini & butternut squash soup
T - meatloaf, acorn squash, roasted potatoes, rolls
W - baked ziti & meat(loaf) balls, salad, bread
T - chicken stir fry, rice/wraps
F - takeout
S - leftovers -->calzones/pizzas, veggies/dip
S - crockpot chicken cacciatore, crusty bread
Desserts: oatmeal cookies, fruit turnovers, mulled applesauce
Dear Baby ...
12 Weeks today!
Nausea may be letting up a little, while tiredness is kicking up a notch.
Excited About ~ Working On:
Emma Bridgewater Pottery, especially this adorable mug. :)
Re-reading The Hobbit with Crackerjack.
New project plan: Potting Shed Makeover (Spring 2013)
Thinking about getting a freezer (again/still) because, A. we have space for it downstairs, and, B. with a new baby due next spring, cooking ahead sounds very practical.
Close friends have come down with whooping cough ~ praying for their recovery and cautiously watching my own kids for symptoms. (So far, all clear.)
Must arrange a flu shot with the OB. (Have never had one before, but feel it might be important this year.)
Signing up Crackerjack for the Children's Christmas Choir.
Well, Good Monday morning, my friends!
I thought I'd try posting a weekly version of my daily housekeeping blog. I just have no hope of keeping up with the daily entries at this time, but I thought a weekly post might be do-able. So here's the first one!
I hope your week gets off to a great start ... golden sun and mild air here today - you should hear those birds chirping so sweetly!
Thanks so much for stopping by ... see you here again very soon!