Monday, June 24, 2013

The Week Ahead

Last night I was actually able to lay on the couch and enjoy the cool night air. We had a change of wind direction and a drop in temperature and it was wonderful! I was thankful for a reprieve from the sticky heat of our house. But, this week it's supposed to be even hotter, getting up into the mid-90's. So, I need to do things to keep us as cool as possible.


Schoolwork: Morning work at home before the house heats up.
Housework: Laundry and clean the floors
Activities: Lunch at grandmas and then hitting the pool.
Dinner: Mini meatloaves, quinoa, steamed broccoli


Schoolwork: More morning work at home (will we have more froglets this week?)
Housework: Clean the bathrooms
Activities: Another afternoon at the pool.
Dinner: Crabby patties (salmon patties) from Trim Healthy Mama, mac and cheese


Schoolwork: And more morning work at home (hoping our butterfly larva will be here!)
Housework: Dusting!
Activities: A short time at the pool because Brynne has a softball game in the evening.
Dinner: Cheeseburger pie (from Trim Healthy Mama)


Schoolwork: The last school day of the week.
Housework: Let's get that house tidied up.
Activities: Depending on the heat, we might go to the pool for a bit, but Brynne has another softball game.
Dinner: Dinner on the road, sub sandwiches and fruit.


Schoolwork: None! We sleep in and take the day off!
Housework: Finish up any weekly laundry and get the floors cleaned again.
Activities: Brynne has her last softball game of the season.
Dinner: Roast, potatoes, carrots in the crockpot

We will definitely be doing all of our work in the mornings before the house gets warmed up and then going to the pool to cool off in the afternoons. Other than Monday, we won't be turning on the oven. And even though we shouldn't be swimming on softball game days, we will be craving some cool pool water by afternoon so we're going to go for it anyway.

Rick will be here for the weekend bringing the last moving truck of our stuff. Hopefully he will be able to figure out the central air issue. If not, we'll have a brand new window unit installed by Sunday afternoon.


  1. Yes, it takes planning to avoid the oven and stove in this hot weather! I'm going to put the bread maker out in the verandah tomorrow, and we'll probably put the electric grill out there too to make pancakes in the morning.

    By the way, you sound so organized! :)

    1. Ha ha, Annie Kate ... I laughed when I read your last comment! I am really good at the planning phase, but not so good at the implementation! I haven't touched the housework I mentioned, Most of what I plan is wishful thinking. We usually do get our schoolwork done, and our activities are usually pretty accurate, but housework typically falls by the wayside and our meals have got to where they do, too. Tonight my parents invited us over for dinner, so scrap Monday's meal. We'll see if we actually pull out Tuesday's!

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. So glad you had a cool breeze yesterday evening....I'm actually "stressing" about your air conditioning being out. After this length of time, I would have already "lost it" and most likely be in jail.

  3. I hope you're having a great week! I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in a few weeks. It's a combination of not feeling well while keeping busy with 3 kids! I hope you got some AC!


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