Good Morning, friends! I'm determined to start this week off on a positive note. We're all feeling a bit under the weather, but since Gabe hardly gets sick, I know he feels worst of all. Literally, he is Superman. One cold every two years, but when it hits, it hits hard.
I've been up for a while and I've been thinking about the kind of Wife and Mom I want to be this new year. And the thing is, I just want to be the kind of Wife and Mom who always puts her family first.
On the Breakfast Plate: I had a piece of toast and there's a fresh-baked chocolate muffin calling my name from the kitchen. I got up extra early this morning to tidy up and bake muffins.
As I look out my window: It's raining, but it's not super dark and scary, which gives me hope that it may brighten up later.
Right now, I am: Typing up this post, and desperately doing some last-minute meal planning. We were all so miserable this weekend that Progresso was our best friend, and meal-planning and cooking took a backseat. I've decided that unless I'm super duper sick (and not just miserable) it's really in the best interest of my family for me to cook good, homemade things.
As I look around the house: There's a sunbeam on my wall! It IS brightening up. Simple things make me happy :)
On today's to-do list: Finish my dang meal plan, clean the bathrooms. Going to try and have a somewhat laid back day today.
Happening This Week: Ringing in the New Year in a house without crazy neighbors and WITH a stove :)
Currently Reading: 2 Kings in the Bible, and Burial Rites. I finally finished "If Angels Fall" by Rick Mofina and it was very good! (But then again, I love me some crime, so...)
Monday: Ham and Potato Bake (chicken soup for Gabe if he's feeling particularly down)
Tuesday: chicken enchiladas
Wednesday: pork roast, garlic potatoes
Friday: beef stew
Saturday: pizza soup
Sunday: turkey spaghetti
What I am creating at the moment: A scrapbook of pictures of Magpie.
New Recipe I want to try soon: To be determined. When your family is sick, it's all about easy, healthy comfort food. I haven't thought too much out of the box yet.
From the Camera:
Bible Verses, Devotions:
Have a beautiful week, my friends, and a Happy New Year!!!!!