Time for a little “me time”

View this post on Instagram

Time for a little "me time"

A post shared by Lois Houston (@lhouston) on

Egg rolls

And after vacation…

We get sick … Apparently.  

So I haven’t been up to doing much the past week. On my second round of meds and still feeling rotten. 

But I have done a wee bit of knitting 

  
And I’ve got a fantabulous bread recipe I’m testing (and the family is devouring) I hope to share that with you soon. 

Other than that, I’m just sniffling and coughing and hoping to get well. ❤️

Checking in

Hi, y’all –

Sorry I haven’t posted yet this week. Have spent most of the last two days in doctor appointments for my big girl. Specialist appointments we’ve been waiting months for – follow ups to the illness she’s been battling since last fall. It’s been a hectic few days and we’re now processing and digesting all of the news and diagnoses we’ve been given.  Lots of follow up appointments to make and new things to adjust to.

Good news is it’s nothing dire or tragic. Not so good news is she’s got some medical issues she’ll most likely deal with for some time. However, she’s a tough girl and I know without a doubt that she will be able to, (in her Daddy’s words) “improvise, overcome and adapt”

So, I’ll be back to posting in a few days – thinking about sharing some of my favorite planner YouTube videos and I have a few more recipes in the works to share as well. Stay tuned. 🙂

Lois

TBT: The Best of Thoughts Along Life’s Highway

I’ve been writing this blog for a loooooong time.

I’ve got over 1500 posts out here. That’s a lot of memories! A lot of recipes! A lot of stories!

So, I thought for “throwback Thursday” I’d share with you some of the “best of” posts from the past issues of Thoughts Along Life’s Highway – things I found interesting or humorous or recipes worth revisiting.

Here’s this week’s suggested reading: If you have to ask… (Notes from the Landlord Chronicles)

Feel free to make suggestions if there’s a post you particularly like and think I should share.

Menu Plan Monday: 17 August

Happy Monday, y’all.

IMG_2146[1]It’s been raining off and on here today and I have a snotty head at home with me today. She came home sick on Friday and has been pretty much on the sofa ever since. Fortunately, the worst seems to have passed and I think she’ll be back at school tomorrow and moving on with life. Now, if I can just keep the other folks healthy in my house…

This week we have several things going on in the evenings so I am opting for some easy dinners and some old standbys that I can toss in the oven or crock pot and forget about them until dinnertime.

I’m also starting to try something new in my planner this week – I created a page in my planner with our most used/loved recipes. I had this before, but it was just a list of all the different items.  The difference here is that I wrote them on post-it flags that I trimmed to fit in the days of the weekly planning pages I use.

IMG_2163[1]

So now I can pull off the menu items I want to cook for the week and put them on the page. And rearrange them if I need to if plans change for the week. 

I also did all beef in one color, chicken in another, and “other” (i.e. soups, stews, veggie dishes) in another color. So I can see quickly at a glance if I have a good variety in my week.

IMG_2164[1]

Once we’ve cooked/eaten, I’ll move the post it back to the back again and write down what we had so I have a record of it. I do like looking back to see how long it’s been since we had a particular item… or to see if we really have eaten so much chicken we should be sprouting feathers or not!

I’ll let you know how it works out. Today the little flags have been bugging me as I’ve written in the planner, but I’m thinking that I’ll get used to it soon. LOVE the concept but the execution may need some fine-tuning.

As to the menu for the week – you can see what I’ve got planned above –

  • Salisbury Steaks with mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Mexican Potato Casserole (that one never got made last week)
  • Asian Chicken Pasta
  • Jambalaya (that’s SuperMan’s recipe and his job to cook. I’ve been craving it for a while now and I can’t wait to eat some!)
  • Friday is up in the air – will most likely eat out as we drop off Little Bit for a church retreat Friday night.

I also made some banana bread and The World’s Best Oatmeal Cookies on Saturday for sweet treats this week.

So there you have our week – Looking pretty yummy  if I do say so myself.

What’s on your menu?