Joining Sandra at Diary of a stay at home mom
The weather outside is ::::
well, it's November, in the Netherlands. so it's cloudy and dark and rainy.
On the breakfast plate this morning ::::
Two cooked eggs. Always. Enough for me to keep going till noon. (and coffee, of course)
As I look outside my window :::
We had a storm yesterday that blew off a lot of the leaves of the tree I see from my window. Sad to see them go... I can see the "for sale" sign at the neigbors now, though. Hope it changes to "sold" soon, that house has been empty too long.
Right now I am ::::
Thinking about cooking and cleaning, but I'm supposed to be writing. I finally found out what's bothering my main characters so I hope I can rewrite the first part of the book and then finally get going on the rest.
As I look around the house ::::
I'm glad to report that last weekend's renovation mess is cleared again. We tore down a wall (don't know how to say that in English, a wall that's built in front of an outside wall for isolation) and built it back up again. Next week will be all about the wall paper.
On today's to do list ::::
- cleaning (finished - sort of)
- laundry and change beds (half way through)
- write blogposts (in the middle of it)
- make soup
- a skype meeting with the committee of the Dutch Romance Writer's Association (I volunteered to be their new secretary after February, but I'm joining meetings already to prepare to take over from the current secretary) (had the meeting this morning)
- work on book (started)
Happening this week ::::
I want to do a deep clean of the kitchen before I start baking and cooking for Sinterklaas. Oh, and I need to sort through the gifts I already bought and buy the rest of it.
I also hope to get a lot of writing done. I sort of gave up on Nanowrimo already, but I hope to get back on track with that book. And then there's that story I want to finish for a contest.
Currently reading ::::
Nora Roberts. I somehow always end up reading her books as inspiration when I'm deep into writing myself
On the TV today ::::
We don't have/watch TV and I try to keep myself from watching Youtube. I have to admit though that this morning I watched John and Sherry's new house tour.
On the menu this week ::::
I don't menu plan, but I need to make stew (bought beef for it that needs to be used by tomorrow). I guess I'll combine that with some mash (kale, carrot/onion or sauerkraut). And I bought chicory that needs to be used this week.
What I am creating at the moment ::::
Still working on the potholders, but I am getting there. Only four squares to go.
New recipe I tried or want to try this week ::::
If I can find the time I'd like to try these gluten free cinnamon rolls
Favorite photo from the camera ::::
Inspirational Quote ::::
The secret of getting ahead is getting started - Agatha Christie