Happy Homemaker Monday 9-14-2020

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HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE! I generally enjoy Mondays but I woke up this morning feeling like ..”Yep. it’s a Monday”.

Wow I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since we began our homeschooling journey. I know we have homeschooled one kiddo before but all four is a new undertaking. On a whole it has been an enjoyable process with some small hitches.

New York is on it’s decline into full fledged fall weather and some of the trees are beginning to change.

♥♥The Weather♥♥

Our temperatures have finally dropped and I couldn’t be happier.  I am more than ok with 80’s.  

Monday – 63
Tuesday – 67
Wednesday – 76
Thursday – 64
Friday – 56
Saturday – 55
Sunday – 62

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥

I generally wake up Monday mornings feeling like “Yay, It’s a new week, a clean slate to tackle life, This morning I however woke up saying “ugh Allergies.” and just generally UGH. I think I am just tired. Headed to church for my reboot. Hubby is giving me a day to fulfill my Introverted needs 

♥♥On my mind♥♥

All that needs to be done. The new fridge shows up on Wednesday (the old one does after two years (totally bought the service plan this time!!)

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥

Hubby made frech toast and bacon

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥

  • A Rose in a Dirch
  • Rose in Bloom
  • Creating a Peaceful Home
  • A horse and His Boy
  • In His Image
  • in All Things
  • The book of Philippians

♥♥On my tv♥♥

Silver Spoons and Hazel

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday – Sloppy Joes and French fries
Tuesday –
Wednesday – 
Thursday –  
Friday –
Saturday – 
Sunday – 

The menu isn’t completed yet because I have to re-work what I already had to incorporate the food I had to cook from the dead freezer

♥♥From The Camera♥♥

Stop Motion Pictures have over Taken my camera

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥

Well the downstairs is pretty spotless but the upstairs Kinda exploded with all of the stop motions fun

♥♥New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really enjoyed♥♥

Potato and Leek soup. and bread bowls. that was fun. Everyone really enjoyed it  

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥

It it my goal to crack open the sketch book and doodle a bit. and finish up my doodling class I’m watching on Skillshare

♥♥Something I want to share♥♥

Nothing really

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥  

Family and friends who are going through stuff (sorry can’t really share). our church. our country and the world we live in.

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Happy Homemaker Monday (almost Tuesday)

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope it’s been great. Over the next 4 weeks I think I’m going to try moving my blogging time to the morning.

♥♥The Weather♥♥

Sunny and quite breezy and cool but it’s only supposed to get better and then it’s gonna tank on Saturday. BUT it’s NY so it could change a lot by the time Saturday rolls around

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥

Ahem- this evening NOT as stuffed up no sinus headache. My face doesn’t hurt and the cough isn’t that bad. NO I don’t have the current virus causing a stir but the common cold is prevalent in our area right now

♥♥On my mind♥♥

HMMMM Pretty sure you can guess!!! I’m not worried but we are constantly adapting to changes. No biggie and kinda fun.

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥

didn’t eat breakfast this morning

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥

All of my books.

♥♥On my tv♥♥

Today was Star Wars Episode 6 Return of the Jedi . Now we will start the next set of three since the last once was just released to VuDU today (secret about me- I hate cliff hangers I would rather wait for the whole series to be out so I can know what happens next)

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday

The black blob for today was a local restaurant. Want to read more about the lesson I learned about menu planning in the midst of a crisis…You can read all about it HERE

♥♥From the camera♥♥

Monday
Have you read this book yet? You should!

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥

I’ve been sick so there is some general cleanup. And I have the spring cleaning list printed off and ready to go as soon as I take care of a few problem areas.

♥♥Chore I’m not looking forward to today, or this week♥♥

EVERYTHING- no literally. I am looking forward to this change of pace

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥

do something fun with the kids every day of the week BECAUSE we can

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥

Oh Man so many things

♥♥Devotional/Bible Verse♥♥

1 JOHN. READ IT

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Happy Homemaker …..TUESDAY? UGH!

Hello everyone! And Happy New Y…MONTH

I’m behind WAY BEHIND.   I’m Tired BUT it’s a good kind of tired.  The kind of tired when you feel like you have accomplished so much.  That was my today.  This warm spell here in upstate NY was exactly what this girl needed!   But tonight I must confess my heart is heavy for a sweet friend.  She has been walking a rough road for many years and she is struggling and I don’t blame her one bit.  Because I was once there.   and it hurts to see such a dear friend going through it too. BUT different.  Her name is important and the situation is important but praying for her doesn’t require specific knowledge. Pray for peace, pray for courage to fight with God’s strength not her own. Pray she stay strong in her faith. Pray that she will shine through all that is false.  Pray for this sweet woman!

The weather outside is::::

WELLLL this morning and most of that day was GORGEOUS!  Springlike and just downright glorious! Tomorrow however Really don’t want to think about that right now!!

On the breakfast plate this morning::::

a Soft pretzel.  I know breakfast of champions right?  Nah not really I was in a hurry and needed something quick!

As I look outside my window:::

Blackness.  we live in the country so there aren’t many lights at all

Right now I am::::

sipping my favorite tea (Plantation Mint aka spearmint tea) basking in the silence as I type

As I look around the house::::

Well the kitchen in in really good shape.  the living room needs some tidying and there are a few loads of laundry to be doe but our back stairwell, my sewing cabinet, bedroom and craft room needs some help!   Thats Thursday nights project!

On today’s to do list::::

Well today was tackling the kitchen and it’s 90% there and the kitchen bathroom is cleaned and dinner was made

Currently reading::::

oh man I have a big list as of right now!

  • Enough by Sharon Jaynes
  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  •  The Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas  by Ace Collins (I told you I was way Behind)
  • the Bible Specifically a verse/topical study on Joy My word for the year
  • and a book with my two youngest sons – 10 Boys who Changed the World by Irene How

On the TV today:::: Different Strokes I’m such an 80’s-90’s kid!

On the menu this week::::

Monday –  Leftover chili ( I had a salad since I can’t eat chili at night time)

Tuesday –  Mac and Cheese with hotdogs

Wednesday – Sloppy Joes with Tater tots

Thursday – Grilled Cheese and soup (I will decide what type I will be making Thursday morning)

Friday – Pizza and wings

Saturday –  Steak um sandwiches (LOL this is leftovers (frozen) from a few weeks ago when hubby and I had a family night and gave the kids a blast from our past)

Sunday – Meatball subs

What I am creating at the moment::::

a wrap for around hubby’s face when he is splitting wood outside in the cold some paintings and some Cricut projects

Favorite photo from the camera::::

happy basketball

Our girls first yea playing basketball, she loves it so much

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

Friends and family going through stuff.  Physical, emotional faith struggles.

our family has 2 big things coming up in the future.   can’t say anything as of yet. Stay tuned.

My verse for the Year

Romans 12:12

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

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Happy Homemaker Monday- October 29th 2018

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Happy Homemaker Monday Everyone!  Can you believe it is the last few days of October.  I know my mind is completely jumped past Halloween and Im in full swing thinking about Thanksgiving!

The weather outside is:::: I must say that the dreariness that we have been experiencing has made me somewhat exhausted.   It been raining pretty much for three days straight.  It cool and very fall like.  I have very much missed seeing the vibrant leaves this fall It’s what makes the gray days of fall bearable !  I love how the  gray skies make the bright foliage pop.  However this fall theist description I can give to you is that it looks like a very muddy fall watercolor painting outside!

On the breakfast plate this morning:::: Hahaha I am not a breakfast eater at all.  I had coffee and two pieces of bacon at 6:30 and then normally -today was no different I eat brunch around 10:30 or 11

As I look outside my window::: WET SOGGY GRAY that is all

Right now I am:::: I just let the kids in after they got off the bus.

As I look around the house:::: Weekend mess.  I will whip it into shape this evening but this morning I spent preppy our church play.

On today’s to do list:::: I had to get the play thing figured out.  Every time I have pursued a play option the door closed.   Now I have landed on a spectacular option and the details are all falling into place

Currently reading:::: Less Than Perfect by Ann Spangler (My review book)Courageous Creative by Jenny Randle (half way through the study!!) Jesus Calling and the Bible

On the TV today:::: Wild Prairie Rose

On the menu this week::::

Monday –  Tacos

Tuesday –  Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Wednesday – Pizza and a movie night with some friends

Thursday -meatball subs

Friday – Loaded baked potato soup

Saturday – chili and Biscuits

Sunday -meatloaf and loaded mashed potatoes

What I am creating at the moment:::: Well I have been kind of obsessed with water color painting.  I have tinkered with it for a while BUT now I am full blown addicted to learning

Favorite photo from the camera:::

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One of the challenges from last week  from Courageous Creative was to watch a youtube tutorial of how to draw something you have always wanted to learn how to draw. Mine was a pansy.  o used my water color pencils (still learning with those)

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

Perfectionists fixate on making  flawless art, but our greatest pursuit is to find God’s perfect Heart.

Jenny Randle Courageous Creative

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Happy Homemaker Monday- 10-1-2018

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Happy Rainy Monday!!!

As I look outside my window::: dark and dreary.  No moon.  no Stars. Rain running down my window.

Right now I am::: finishing this up and then heading to bed

Thinking and pondering::: I’m thinking a lot about Esther as I revisit my ladies talk I gave back in May on The Power of Your Influence.

On my bedside table:::books upon books upon books. cough drops and water

On my tv::: Faith, Love and Chocolate

On the menu for this week:::I haven’t really had a chance to finish planning that Thats on the list for first thing tomorrow.

Monday – Pasta

Tuesday – Chicken and Salt Potatoes

Wednesday –

Thursday -Lasgana

Friday – Family night

Saturday – Pizza

Sunday –

On my to do list::: clean the kitchen and bathroom down stairs

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating::: Curtains for the craft room

My simple pleasure::: SaltedCaramel ANYTHING!

Lesson learned the past week::: ummmmm 13  year old boys do not handle the restrictions that come with a concussion well….at all!!!!!!!

Looking around the house::: ugh that is all

From the camera::

:summer memories

Prayer List::: friends and family going through stuff!

Bible verse, Devotional:::

Pretty much the entire book of Esther.  That’s where I am camping for the next week as I write for the #write31days2018 writing challenge!

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