Ah good ole Monday morning. Well , it's a short week for my out of the house people. Jim gets Thurs & Fri & the weekend off. Cory is off from Wed on, & Michael's last class is finished Tues. @ 10:30AM. I have all the food bought for Thanksgiving. Just need to remember to take the turkey out of the freezer today.
Yesterday the kitchen was really a mess. Cory hadn't done a very thorough job of cleaning up. He did do several dishes, but there were others left undone, the surfaces , like counter tops & tables weren't cleaned and there was stuff that hadn't been put away (thankfully not food though). I would have had him take care of it,but he was gone all afternoon and part of the night keeping score for a basketball tournament, and I just wanted it clean. It took me forever too, but that's cuz I was also texting with a friend, which I'm not complaining about cuz really it made it feel like I had company while I was working & it made things a lot less tedious. This week it's Kelley's turn for kitchen clean up, but she wasn't feeling well yesterday, and is still asleep, so we may have to cover for her today, but instead of doing it all myself if that's the case, I'm going to have Haley and James pitch in. James doesn't know how to do kitchen clean up, but hey , my lightning quick mind has had the revelation that I can teach him. He'll be 6 next week. He can learn to at least do some of the tasks. LOL I had my girls washing dishes, standing on a little stool , when they were 4. I guess the baby tends to get a little coddled. Sometimes, I'm bad about that. He's just so cute and cuddly and well, little, compared to my other kids, that I forget he's really NOT a baby.
Well, the kitchen and my Bible study and making dinner was about all I got done yesterday. Some of my cyber chick friends kept wanting me to skype. I resisted for a while so I could at least get the kitchen done before starting on dinner. I prefer to work in a clean kitchen, but then in a moment of weakness, I fell into the skype trap, and Jim had to drag me out with his pleas to feed him and the kids. Sheesh! That family of mine just seems to want food EVERY day. LOL! So I was a good girl wife and mommy and made burgers, corn, and one of Jim's favorite salads, cranberry spinach with toasted almonds. It's SO yummy!
Need to remember to take steaks out of the freezer for dinner tonight. We're having rib eye Italian steak, homemade applesauce, and asparagus. It feels good to know what I'm making for dinner instead of just trying to pull something together on the fly. Today after breakfast, I'm going to have the kids do the kitchen clean up. Then I'll shower & do my grooming, etc., do my Bible study, & clean my bedroom that I never ended up getting to yesterday. I'll take care of that myself cuz it is MY room. I'm not adding in anything else cuz I think that will be enough for today in addition to making meals and dealing with life as it happens.
Now onto coffee then let today's adventure begin!