I hope everyone had a nice New Year! Our New Year’s Eve was a little quieter this year as one of the friends that we go out with caught the flu that Mike had over Christmas. After spending some time at his sister’s house, Mike and I ended up going home and ringing in the New Year by sleeping.
Now that the celebrations are over, it’s back to reality. I’ve gotten off to a pretty good start this year as far as accomplishing stuff I would like to get done but there’s so much to do!
This is a pretty quiet week for me, Mike works most nights and Belle’s busy schedule is starting back up so I’m not doing a whole lot of cooking. I thought this might be a fun week to try some new recipes.
Since we were all together on Sunday, I cooked up a big turkey dinner – it was delicious! Fortunately we have lots of left overs so Mike is well set.
Macadamia nut encrusted tilapia (I have some in the freezer I’d like to use up)
Warm pear salad (this is my favorite fall salad at a local restaurant, since it’s not currently available I decided to try making it myself!)
Leftovers/fend for yourself
This past week I got a lot done, although it wasn’t necessarily everything on my list. We worked on my new closet organizer and that ended up taking A LOT longer than we expected.
By the time we were finished the house looked like a cyclone went through it. I couldn’t believe the mess the project made! The house is almost back to normal, I just have to finish
shoveling cleaning out the office where I stored some of the stuff from my closet.
Here was last week’s list
Clean out the freezer Hem Mike’s pantsMike was happy I did this one! Clean out the pantry Take down the Christmas decorations– The upstairs is completely Christmas free which is more than half the battle, but the family room looks like Christmas vomited down there. I still have the front porch to dismantle as well as the family room Christmas tree.
- Clean the laundry room
- Take some clothes to the cleaners
Drop off a load at Goodwill Empty my closet (my parents bought the closet organizer I’ve been wanting for me and I need to get the closet ready for it’s install!)
- Buy a frame and hang Belle’s last senior pictures
- Find a solution to my jewelry organization (I want to do something in the closet – I’m just not sure what yet)
Write and schedule some posts for both here and Chick Chat This and That–
This week’s projects are pretty big so I’m keeping the scope pretty limited, the office and Christmas decorations.
- Clean out the office
- Remove porch decorations
- Take down family room Christmas tree
- Put all holiday decoration in the holiday closet
If I can get these four things done, I’ll be pretty happy because the house will be completely back to normal!
That’s it for me, what’s your plan for the week?