Monday Musings

United States
October 16, 2017 9:43am CST
Happy Monday Everyone! We have a mix of sun and clouds today and the temperatures have gotten cooler. Maybe we'll get some Fall weather afterall. I have my sliding door open and it feels nice to get some fresh air into the house. I don't have any big plans for today but I do have some housework that needs to get done along with laundry that seems to be a daily chore. Even though there's only two of us living here the laundry never seems to end. I'm still between books and it's weird that I haven't picked a book to read. I haven't even had breakfast yet and I'm already thinking that I'll make baked pork chops for dinner with baked sweet potatoes and a vegetable (yet to be determined). Do you plan dinner early in the day or do you just worry about it when the time comes? I really try to make a menu for the week so I know what I'm cooking with a plan B in mind in case things change. Lately I've been very lackadaisical when it comes to meal planning. So that's what's happening in my boring little part of the myLot world.
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@HazySue (17190)
• United States
16 Oct
I can't wait until it is cool enough to leave open windows and doors to get fresh air. I am surprised you haven't chosen a book yet. I tend to have several waiting in line. Dinner sounds wonderful. Sometimes I plan ahead and sometimes I don't. Today I haven't thought about it yet.
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• United States
16 Oct
I'm actually surprised at myself for not having a book picked out. Usually I have the next one ready while I'm still reading the current one. I think I have too many to choose from
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@HazySue (17190)
• United States
17 Oct
@Marilynda1225 that can happen.
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@ilocosboy (33306)
• Philippines
16 Oct
Okay, lets start the week with a bang, happy weekdays for us.
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• United States
16 Oct
lets have a great week
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@LadyDuck (122597)
• Switzerland
16 Oct
I usually plan a "weekly menu". Every Monday morning, I check what I have in the refrigerator and what there is in the freezer and I plan my lunch and dinners up to Sunday.
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• United States
16 Oct
That's what I try to do too but haven't been on the ball lately. I hate when I don't have a plan
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@LadyDuck (122597)
• Switzerland
16 Oct
@Marilynda1225 It's a bit boring to make the plan, but I am relaxed all the week not thinking what I have to do for lunch and supper.
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@marlina (62601)
• Canada
16 Oct
Good habit!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 Oct
I havent done too much today but had a doc appt for eyes..Now out a bunch of money for prescrip glasses..and was not able to see for a good while today after those drops they put in. Glad you are having a nice day Marilyn. No dinner today..just snacks is all.
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• United States
16 Oct
Glasses are so expensive. I only wear reading glasses but I know my daughters and son pay quite a bit for their glasses/contacts.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 Oct
@Marilynda1225 Oh yes they are crazy expensive if you dont go to the cheap places..since it is my eyes I opted for the good place.
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• United States
16 Oct
@TiarasOceanView you're smart...we only get one set of eyes
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@prashu228 (22659)
• India
16 Oct
Its sleeping time here. Hope you have a nice day
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• United States
16 Oct
Have a good nights sleep
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@prashu228 (22659)
• India
17 Oct
@Marilynda1225 hope you had a nice sleep
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@DianneN (59994)
• United States
16 Oct
I just closed our windows and turned on the gas fireplace. It feels so good. I used to plan weekly meals, but now I decide the day of. We go out a lot, so this way, we don't waste food. My freezer is well stocked. Hubs will pick up fresh fruit and veggies today on his way home from his meanderings. I just decided to have ribeye on the grill.
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• United States
16 Oct
Yum ribeye on the grill sounds mouth-watering right about now
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@DianneN (59994)
• United States
17 Oct
@Marilynda1225 It was soooo good! lol
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@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Oct
What I'm having for dinner is the worst part of my day. I am a very picky eater and that makes things difficult. I at this time have no idea what we are having. I often ask my hubby and son what we should have and their favorite answer is " food". They are so no help.
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• United States
16 Oct
Dinner is my favorite meal of the day so I usually plan that ahead of time so I have something good to look forward to. Your hubby and son sound like my kids always did when asked what they wanted to eat. A bunch of wise-guys
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@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Oct
@Marilynda1225 Yes a bunch of wise guys. We had meatloaf, fried potatoes with onions, corn and applesauce.It was yummy
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@Shortail (674)
• Philippines
16 Oct
well, Monday here is holiday, so, it's good, no need to go for work. It was actually a long weekend here, I hope tomorrow also, but the news here don't want us to be happy, and they said go back to work.
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• United States
16 Oct
Having an extra day off from work is good so enjoy!
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@Shortail (674)
• Philippines
16 Oct
@Marilynda1225 Yeah, and your coffee is good suggestion while resting.
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@amadeo (48297)
• United States
16 Oct
play my game of tennis.Getting caught up here and then back to my reading.
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• United States
16 Oct
Are you still reading Hillary or are you on to something else?
@amadeo (48297)
• United States
16 Oct
@Marilynda1225 No I am almost finish.Will be this wee.
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@Juliaacv (23339)
• Canada
16 Oct
Your supper sounds delicious. We had meatball Monday, comfort food, along with some pork and beans. Its an easy meal since I just do the meatballs up in muffin tins and let them bake, and opening a can of beans, well you know how difficult that can be. But somehow we love that meal.
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• United States
17 Oct
I love comfort food the best and always have beans in the pantry too.
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@Susan2015 (18755)
• United States
16 Oct
It has been chilly all day here to me. Been wearing a sweater most of the day.
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• United States
16 Oct
I think it's time to put my sandals away and start thinking about socks and shoes
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@marlina (62601)
• Canada
16 Oct
Not feeling my best these days I find it difficult to decide what to make for meals.
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• United States
16 Oct
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well lately.
@Corbin5 (82260)
• United States
16 Oct
Things are pretty boring here too, but boring is OK. It is chilly here, but all sunshine. I do not plan dinner; I just come up with something on the spur of the moment.
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• United States
16 Oct
Boring is ok with me too. I've been through too many times when things weren't going so well so it's nice to have no drama
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@andriaperry (33397)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Oct
Meals depends on where and how much I work, like my dinner post last night. I needed something quick! Its cold here and I have to work. Have a wonderful day.
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• United States
16 Oct
Hope you have a great day too
@JohnRoberts (41361)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Oct
Your day is busier than mine!
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• United States
16 Oct
I had great expectations when I got up but so far I've gotten nothing accomplished
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• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Oct
I usually have things in mind about what I want to make for dinner. It's hot here still, can't wait for cooler weather.
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• United States
16 Oct
We got cooler weather today and it's a welcome relief from the heat.
@MarymargII (8370)
• Toronto, Ontario
17 Oct
Yes, I kind of think about a few days in advance so I can get what I need, but often end up picking up a few missing groceries to complete the task. But it's best to plan ahead a little or we'd just have to order in or go out -ha!---Not a bad idea either---ha!
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@LoriAMoore (10213)
• United States
17 Oct
Once hubby gets up, we're going to go out for lunch and a little shopping.
@sol_cee (13698)
• Japan
17 Oct
Baked pork chops sound delicious.