Managing Mondays -Remembering Mom

I actually enjoy sipping coffee at all times of the day. I probably should have decaf after noon but I never do. My mother and grandmother had a pot consistently ready to drink all day long. I am not quite that dedicated. It is not unusual to drink coffee past noon nor is it unusual to be sipping it in the evening. I have been thinking about my weekly spread a lot this past week. Today is my late mother’s birthday. We like to celebrate birthdays all week long in this family. So this week is in memory of her. … Continue reading Managing Mondays -Remembering Mom

Managing Mondays-Mom Priorities

It is coffee time! Quiet time is so very precious to me. And this time at the beginning of every week as I sip coffee feels paramount to how the week can go. I take time to think on all that I need to do plus what I would like to do. It is my way of getting out of the bed on the right side. The past few weeks have been a struggle in changing priorities and I have had to shift even more to remembering what matters most. This focus adds a perspective like no other. I want … Continue reading Managing Mondays-Mom Priorities

Weekly Meal Planning

As I sip coffee I am thinking about my meal plan for the week and I am disappointed in myself. I just don’t know what sounds good this week. And when I ask the family they aren’t offering up many suggestions. Usually today is a batch cook day where I spend my afternoon making a prepare and cook meals for the whole week. Not today. I am having friends and family over to barbecue. Sometimes I throw planning days to the wind and this is one of those days. I am sitting and looking at the blank half page for … Continue reading Weekly Meal Planning

Managing Mondays-Post Easter Edition

It is Monday and I am sipping my coffee meditating on this past weekend and the busy week ahead. Although my children are older, we still hold tight to traditions. Good Friday I took Friday off in order to bake cinnamon rolls. My grandmother Claire and I spent every Good Friday I can remember elbow deep in flour, cinnamon, and sugar making dozens of cinnamon rolls that we shared with family and friends Easter weekend. I am horrible at remembering the entire reason other than it having to do with yeast on Good Friday. I know that many people make … Continue reading Managing Mondays-Post Easter Edition

Tuesday Thoughts – FAKE NEWS, Family Circle, and Elvis

Yesterday, while sipping coffee and picking up around the house I finally scanned the cover of my recently delivered Family Circle magazine. Note: This post is the result. I want to stress that I am writing this as a part of self-reflection and how this article impacted me personally. I am expressing my personal views. Please do not share this as a fact based article. The links I’m sharing are part of the research and certainly not the be all and end all sources for the topics that I’m discussing.. (Sad that I feel I even have to include this … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts – FAKE NEWS, Family Circle, and Elvis