The last two weeks has seen the neighborhood picnic, braces,
going to a friend’s cabin (photo from last year), a sleep-over birthday party for my son
(that’s the gluten and dairy free Yoda cake I made for him),
the last day of soccer for my little one, back-to-school check ups, and the big kids marching in a parade… Whew!
I thought this was supposed to be the slowed down part of our summer! I can’t believe we only have 15 days left before school starts. Where did the summer go?
This week I have an exciting project (for me, that is!)… I received a FREE bag of pears (not sprayed) from a generous person on the Freecycle (a yahoo list group) in our area. It is a shopping bag overflowing with beautiful little pears. I am so excited! As I have a few projects going this week, I will be cooking them into sauce today, then freezing. This weekend I will can part of the sauce and cook the rest in my slow cooker to make pear butter. Woo-hoo!
***As a special request this week, please pray for my friend Cari , her family and her doctors. She will be having a tumor removed from her brain on Friday morning.
Monday: big boy to youth Bible study/ Change hand towels in bathrooms/ Inventory fridge and pantry – menu plan/vacuum main rooms on 1st floor/ clean toilets/ prep for Wednesday’s class – print packets for class
Rice and some kind of stir fry with boneless, skinless chicken thighs and garden veggies (green onions, multi-colored peppers, bok choy and zucchini)
Tuesday: big boy to baseball game with friends/ grocery shop / prep for Wednesday class/clean bathroom mirrors/ dust hallways and entryway
Roasted Fish with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Olives, and a salad
Wednesday: big boy to amusement park with youth group/ prep for class – Teach lunch box class/change hand towels in bathrooms
Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken, salad
Thursday: Mom’s spa play date/ mop kitchen/dust living room/clean refrigerator door shelves/dust fan light in living room/ trim houseplants and water/clip kiddo nails/ dust kid rooms/post pear butter recipe for Slow Cooker Thursday
French Dip Sandwiches, Cherry Tomato and Pear Tomato Salad
Friday: little girl preschool playdate/ shop for and get together to make food for Cari’s family/ big girl doctor apt/change hand towels in bathrooms, sweep porch/ wash porch and entryway rugs/sweep mop bathrooms/ do a quick tidy and put away in each room of the house
Left over day…
Saturday: water indoor plants /plan weekly menu/make shopping errand list/wash bedroom windows/
Fair food day: Mini gluten free corn dogs, mini gluten free doughnuts, salad and melon.
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To do this week: A couple of carry-overs…
-Finish my menu e-book. (I hope. I think…)
-Prep for upcoming class.
-Get WCCO web chat part 2 and 3 up on blog (after Wednesday’s class).
-Make double batch raspberry coconut muffins (1/3 for week, freeze the rest)
-Finnish getting the outgrown clothes out of kids’ rooms. Make list of what is needed in larger sizes. (My kids grow like weeds in the summer!!)
-Make the back to school supply shopping list.
-Make pear sauce and pear butter
Everyday (this is always the hope…a girl can dream…):
make beds **
feed pets **
dishes (all done before bed!!) *
sweep kitchen, dining area, entry ways **
clean kitchen and bathroom sinks/wipe counters *
Change dishtowel/sponge and hand towels every other day*
Kids do a 15 pickup in their bedrooms and living room **
Water porch plants *
Weed 2 foot square part of garden/replant any greens etc. that are needed
load of laundry (wash/dry/PUT AWAY) **
harvest from the garden *