Slowly but surely the school year is winding down, the main garden is dying and being turned under, and the brunt of our 4-H activities are coming to a close. It’s time for those “dog days of summer.” I wish!
My summer often looks a lot like a northern homestead winter. I usually hold up in my house working on those projects that I didn’t have time to work on the rest of the year. The biggest difference is that I’m hibernating in front of an air conditioner instead of a radiator.
When the last of our school-year activities ends in May, I’ll be pulling out the sewing machine and laptop, finishing up some big quilting and writing projects I started a few months ago. I’ll buy a “Haul Pass” for Jared and a few day passes for me from the Transit Authority to make hitting the pool at one of our many rec centers a lot easier. As summer fruits hit the produce stands, I’ll replenish our stash of jams, jellies, and fruit salsas.
Can you tell that I’m really looking forward to the summer?
I think I also need to revisit my calendar and other organizational tools over the summer and see how to improve for next year. I absolutely do not want another chaotic school year, that’s for sure!
Got any interesting summer plans? I’d love to hear about them.
I pray you have a blessed week with less stress because you created a menu plan!
Don’t forget to stop by Organizing Junkie for more menu ideas! If you’re looking for some new recipe resources, check out this Recipe Index Round Up.
Menu Plan for Week of 04/30/2012
Lunch of the week – Salads, wraps or leftovers
Fruit of the week – Apples, bananas, oranges, and strawberries
Monday – Roast chicken, carrots, Brussels sprouts, salad
Tuesday – Big salads, artisan bread
Wednesday – Chicken salad wraps, salad
Thursday – Jared’s Cooking Lesson: Homemade Pizza (Somebody didn’t manage his time very well last Thursday, so he has to take his “final” on homemade pizza this week.
Friday – Chili, cornbread, salad
Saturday – Wraps and salads on the go (out of town 4H event)
Sunday – Grilled pork chops and pineapple, salad
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Grace and peace be yours in abundance,