Tuesday. It rolls around very quickly. And tomorrow. The end of August? Unbelievable. And Labor Day next Monday? We'll be singing "Silent Night" before you know it!
I admit, though, that September through November are my favorite months. I love the cool temps, the fall flowers, the pumpkins, the hot cider, the apple pies, the outdoor fire nights, the wearing sweaters, the pretty leaves. I even love all the school supplies that are out. : ) I was thinking yesterday how I would like to treat myself to a box of 64 Crayola crayons this year. I like to color - always have. And now with the pretty coloring books for us older folks, I think it would be rather fun to sit and color for a while.
The past couple of days have been days pretty much like Mondays and Tuesdays around here. Again, like last week, I feel I'm preparing my nest for the Fall season. I washed teacups, and moved things around in the cabinet that holds them, trying to purge and get rid of stuff again and keep only the things that I use and truly love. I cleaned the oven today which doesn't seem like a big deal but I have been known to not clean my oven until it's really bad (a little disclosure about myself). We bought this oven last year right before Thanksgiving and I was determined then to clean it on a regular basis. So far it's looking pretty good. : ) I cleaned our tub and washed the shower curtain. I'm continuing to hang laundry up downstairs so I had some clothes to iron today. I went through our budget to see if we're on track, made the menu out for the week and wrote out the grocery list. The house is vacuumed and dusted and a small shelving unit has been cleaned out and re-organized.
Since I'm getting back into crafting (another Fall motivation) I REALLY need to organize my stuff. After getting off the phone with my friend, Violet (who is always a motivator), I wrote on my "To Buy" list for tomorrow, a lot of clear shoeboxes from the dollar store. I can't wait to tear into that next. I love being organized so I want to strike while I'm in the mood.
Tonight's meal will be:
*Cheesy Taco Bake (which I had in the freezer) - just thaw and heat
*Served with sour cream and taco sauce
*Tortilla chips and salsa on the side
This week I will need to make/bake:
*homemade ketchup (I made this a couple weeks ago but the recipe had too much cloves in it - other than that it was good!)
*chicken soup (I want to start making soups for the freezer to have on hand for lunches)
*brownies for Labor Day "picnic"
*cookies for the freezer (again, we are finding that a couple of cookies with a special coffee makes a very nice, simple dessert for after a meal)
Well, I guess that's about it. Tomorrow will be a shopping day and then a Dr. appt. and then more shopping! : o So, I may not meet with you until Thursday or Friday. Until then, I hope you enjoy your days. God bless you in your homemaking efforts!