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Hello Monday

Hello {Monday}!

How was your weekend? We had another pretty slow paced one which was just what I needed. Just when I thought I was tired after the first week of school, by the end of the second week, I felt like I’d been hit by a ton of bricks.

It was nice to have a couple of slower paced days over the weekend.

I’m linking up with Holly and Sarah to share about the weekend for Hello Monday.

Here’s a peek at our weekend:

Well, Friday started off with no school for the kids and a work day for me. Since I didn’t have to be at school until 8:30, I decided to get up at my regular time, have my coffee/me time, and then got in a quick workout.

We had meetings from 8:30-11:30, and then I worked in my room.

Friday afternoon, I got a pedicure. I tried a new color…Can’t find my Czechbook, and I like it! I wanted something a little darker, but still a summery color.

Then, it was time to head to the cross country run-a-thon. This was the fundraiser for the cross country team. They asked for donations per lap or flat donations to go towards team shirts and meet entry fees. Travis picked up Popsicles and Gatorade for after the run. Hadley and her friend kept track of laps.

This was a great, quick way to raise money for their team, and the weather wasn’t too hot!

After the run-a-thon, we went to dinner at Josie’s. Once we got home, Hadley and friends went to the pool for movie night. I, on the other hand, was in my pjs by 7:00. I just watched some tv and read before heading to bed. The week felt so long!

Saturday, we all slept in a bit (Hadley ended up at an overnight with her friend), and just eased into the morning. When Travis and Hayden headed to cross country practice, I left to work out and then ran some errands.

Travis was able to pick up my Kroger order after practice. This is two weeks in a row of grocery pick up on Saturday, and it’s been so nice!

Well, the email about $2.95 soaps at Bath and Body Works lured me there. Before I made any purchases, I did check my at home stock of fall scents. I stuck to my list of getting a few soaps and only two candles (2/$22). I can’t wait for fall.

I also ran to Target and Walgreens for a few things and then came home for lunch.

The sun was shining, and I had planned on going to the pool for a bit. I started reading and dozed off…and woke up to lots of rain!

So we all just stayed home. I finished reading The Chain and started reading This Time Tomorrow.

Everyone was kind of doing their own thing, and we decided to go to dinner. That being said, everyone except Travis was kind of grumpy. I’m not going to lie…I was the grumpiest. #justkeepingitreal

A Facebook memory popped up at us at a local restaurant the Friday after the first week of school when the kids were in Kindergarten. Hadley had her head down on the table and both kids were a mess. That was me on Saturday night. I saved everyone from having to deal with me. 🤣

Trav and Hadley went out for a bite to eat while I stayed home and Hayden played outside.

Once Travis and Hadley got home, it started to downpour. After a few minutes, I looked outside, and saw the neighborhood kids, including my own, out playing in the rain. Oh to be young again.

It was kind of a chill evening with everyone in bed pretty early. Clearly, we needed it.

Sunday morning, Travis and I woke up to both of our phones not working for a couple of hours. Travis read that maybe there was a software update with that glitch. It took him some time, but the resolution was to click the volume up button at the same time as some other button to get it to restart. So random that both of our phones had that issue.

While Travis was playing “tech support,” I drank my coffee and read for a bit. The kids slept in.

Trav and Hayden went to meet family for brunch while Hadley and I hung out at home.

She made her own breakfast:

…while I prepped dinner and then ran a couple of errands. Then, it was time to pick up two of Hadley’s friends and take them all to volleyball.

I picked up some lunch for myself, and then I worked on setting up this week’s activities on the Cozi app. I thought I would give that a try this year keeping us all up to date on what’s going on.

I worked on some school work and watched a bit of TV before doing laundry and some other things around the house.

We all had dinner together and just wrapped up the weekend getting ready for the week ahead.

My apologies…this kind of felt like a the most boring weekend recap. That being said, for the foreseeable future, I don’t think we have a free Saturday which will then make Sundays hectic with church, weekend chores, and errands. I was happy to have a bit more free time this weekend.

I had a couple of readers ask me to share meals when I can, so here’s what we are eating this week:

Here’s what we are eating this week:

  • Sunday: Shay’s Slow Cooker Chili Mac (I knew Sunday was supposed to be cooler and kind of rainy, so I thought I’d take advantage of the weather and make something that seemed to fit the cooler temps)
  • Monday: Travis bought steaks to grill, and we’ll have fruit, and Hadley requested asparagus fries. A family fave…
  • Tuesday: leftovers from Sunday/Monday
  • Wednesday: Creamy Crockpot Crack Chicken Sandwiches and green beans.
  • Thursday: I saw this Meatball Sub Bake on Instagram stories and thought I’d give it a try. I will serve it with bagged Caesar salad.

Meatball sub bake:

That being said, if we have enough chicken leftover from Wednesday, then we’ll have leftovers and save the meatballs for Sunday. I love when I end up making more food than I think we need and then I already have one meal planned for the next week.

This week is our first full five day school week…and Hayden has a cross country meet and Hadley has dance three nights this year. Here we go!

I hope you have a great week.

9 thoughts on “Hello Monday

  1. Ha! This made me laugh because I can totally relate. I think you were “peopled out” and this is what you needed. I wasn’t bored by your recap at all! I love that nail color. I have not been that tired, even after our five day week last week. I really do think the fact that I have gone out on Friday has helped, as weird as that seems! I also don’t have as much going on during the week as you do. Most days I come home by 3 and stay home! Lol! It’s very different than the days of tons of kid activities and I think I maybe need to do one weeknight thing? I have some things coming up.
    Good luck this week!


    1. I really must have been “peopled” out haha I feel like the evenings are so exhausting because we are running around on top of going to school and I haven’t found that groove yet. I usually do something on Fridays but it usually involves a kids’ activity haha


  2. I didn’t think this was boring at all! I remember feeling that way after school started back for my boys and I went to work with them…it always took a few weeks for me to feel “normal”. I read Amy’s comment about being peopled out…I agree with that statement! I think that was my issue as well, because I am such an introvert. I didn’t know that then, but looking back, I do think that was my problem and I used all my words everyday and didn’t have much “nice” left in me by the end of the day. It’s hard, getting back in the swing of things! I hope your week gets started well.


  3. Love your chill weekend- I always feel like I hit a wall after the first two weeks of school too but after that it becomes more routine so you are already there right? 🙂 So I didn’t get the Bath and Body email but I decided to hop on this weekend and order our fall hand soaps and then saw the sale so I was so excited! Have a great week Jen 🙂

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  4. I’ll tell you, I am not looking forward to teacher tired weekends. I’m glad you had some time to chill and rest up. I love that nail color and a pedicure sounds like a perfect part of your rest/reset. We’ve had that meatball bake before and it was good! I think I made it with Don Pepinos pizza sauce instead of spaghetti sauce though. Have a great week!

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