Thinking about rhythms and routines that I can carry into 2019 that will help me establish places where I will find rest. A big one is meal planning. Yesterday one of our daughters came over and we spread out our current favorite cookbooks and made lists for meals and snacks. Today I need to get my shopping list ready for a trip to the grocery store.

Grateful for this Christmas break. While it wasn’t as active as past years, I have slowed down enough to feel rested and almost ready to return to work.

Interested in so many new books! Our library has a “For Later” shelf option and mine now holds close to 100 titles. I used to put things on hold directly and then not have time when all the books arrived at the same time. This lets me hold on to those book titles without that frustration.

Fun for this weekend will include some time with my knitting while watching a movie and some of the second season of The Crown. And there may be time to play with paper and stickers and list making in my notebooks.

Happy Friday!

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

12 thoughts on “TGIF

  1. I used to be a lot better about meal planning when all 4 kids lived at home. Now that it’s just Dale and I I’m not so careful about it and we often have cheese & crackers for dinner!

  2. I try and “loosely” plan meals around a protein – that way I can cook up a quantity of it with plans to have it more than one way – makes it seem less like “left overs”!

    And, you sweater start is looking beautiful!

  3. Planning is key, but that doesn’t mean I’m any good at it! I love The Crown and you are in for a treat!

  4. I’m going to look at my library online and see if they have that feature!! I have a lttle notebook by my computer that I jot titles down, but online would be easier.

  5. I love the idea of “rhythms” … sounds so much more inviting than “routines”. And yay for meal planning. and The Crown. and playing with stickers 🙂 Have a wonderful and restful weekend!!

  6. Admiring your clarity with the meal planning. I really need to get a handle on this … I do like the soft colours of your knitting (and a great match for your book title!).

  7. Oh! the grey and turquoise are so beautiful together. I really like your library feature. Like others, I have a list of books I want to read, but sometimes I get excited when I see my library has one and I grab it…then I have too many to read in a 3 week period of time. Like Mary, I love the way you use rhythm rather than routine. So soothing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. What a great idea for managing library holds! Although it doesn’t happen very often, getting access to all my holds at one time is very overwhelming! Here’s to a rest-full weekend for you. XO

  9. The sweater start is beautiful. What a good idea to brainstorm meals with a daughter. I can always use meal planning inspiration. I hope the weekend is restful.

  10. Do you get books on your Kindle? Sometimes my “holds” arrive simultaneously also, and you’re right it makes me crazy. How’s the knee doing? Lots better I hope. We spent much of the afternoon in the music library at church trying to organize the Christmas music. Thankfully we had help. Enjoy a restful weekend!

  11. I live in fear of all my holds arriving at the same time! That’s probably why I don’t have too many holds at once, and sometimes I want to put a hold on a book but see that the estimated time I’ll get it is too close to something else and change my mind. If only there were more hours in the day!

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