Good Morning Happy Homemaker Monday

morning

Good morning friends. I don’t know about you but I am excited this morning! First off I’m a weird one….I love mornings and I LOVE Mondays! It’s a fresh start and boy do we need one I this household. It finally happened. After two years ( we may have gotten it two years ago but we had no way of being tested) We got Covid. Yep 4 out of the 6 of us. It wasn’t bad. Hubby and I have been vaccinated but even our kids didn’t have it bad either. Snuffy noses, coughs and a sore throat or two. But all in all we are on the mend. This week started out great too because here in upstate Ny we are getting a very nice taste of spring!

Yesterday was also 70!

♥♥ The Weather ♥♥

Like I said yesterday was almost 70 and today is supposed to be 55. No complaints here for sure. The rest of the week is in the 30’s and 40’s but that is SOOOO much warmer than we have seen over the last few weeks!

♥♥ How I am feeling ♥♥

Still coughing and fatigued but for the most part pretty good

♥♥ On the breakfast plate ♥♥

Coffee (as always) and egg whites

♥♥ On my reading pile ♥

  • I’m finishing up the book of Luke this week and jumping into John for my Bible reading  
  • I am catching up on the Life Giving Home
  • Hello Fears ( finishing from the fall)
  • The Secret Sauce to Freelance writing (PDF Book)

♥♥ On my TV ♥♥

Nothing really. we are cutting back TV time. I am listening though to the MOM to MOM podcast

♥♥ On the menu ♥♥

  • Monday-Chicken Alfredo
  • Tuesday–  Pizza Night (Family night)
  • Wednesday-Stuffed Pepper Soup
  • Thursday– Leftover Spaghetti
  • Friday -Sausage, peppers and potatoes in the crockpot
  • Saturday– Sloppy Joe Casserole (we kinda are making it up as we go)
  • Sunday-Loaded Baked Potatoes

♥♥ From the camera ♥♥

morning
white outs from a snow squall two weeks ago

♥♥ Looking around the house ♥♥

Despite all the sickness over the last two weeks the house looks better than we started. Thanks to hubby for helping and the two non-sick kids for stepping up their helping game!!

♥♥ To do list ♥♥

DISINFECT EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! And mop the floors.

  ♥♥ Today’s Devotional ♥♥

Today I’m reading Luke 22

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What a week- Happy Homemaker Monday

Week

What a week we are in for! It’s exciting and daunting and all the crazy things wrapped into one! Some I can’t share and some I will. All of which though are fun (ok except for maybe two) and we are so blessed to be able to do these things!

Somethings coming up this week:

  • My second dose of IVIG
  • Bloodwork to check my iron
  • Meetings (Exciting ones)
  • Dentist appointment (I broke a tooth again-Just a filling)
  • Hubby’s second class in His OT survey class he has been teaching.
  • Hubby is preaching on Sunday at the church we have been attending! (Simulcasted to 3 campuses and online).

Pretty exciting Stuff!

Well Let’s Jump into this week’s post!

♥♥The Weather♥♥

Definitely fall- we saw snow last week- But it’s November so no complaints here…This week it’s supposed to be 50’s with somedays getting mighty close to the 60’s (This is VERY exciting) There are supposed to be two days of rain at the end of the week and then 40’s over the weekend. All in all not too shabby for the second week of November.

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥

Very good. I have a lot of stuff to do this morning and afternoon- with a kinda labor intensive dinner for tonight and cookies for dessert.

 ♥♥On my mind♥♥ 

Lot’s of happy things buzzing around in my head I can’t wait to share them with you

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥

OHHH I am so excited fr breakfast this morning! the short answer is Bagels and Cream Cheese BUT since I am now completely gluten free I haven’t had a bagel. SOOOO last night hubby and I were doing the grocery shopping for the week- Because CRAZY- and we found Aldi had Gluten free Everything Bagels I LOVE EVERYTHING BAGELS. So we bought bagels and will have them for breakfast tis morning. (he also found these amazing Harvest Bagels for everyone else who isn’t gluten free)

♥♥Right now I am♥♥

writing this post all the while jotting random things I need to remember into my planner

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥

I will be finishing up James and I will be spending more time in Philippians and Colossians over the next month.

Nate Saint Biography

I will *hopefully* wrap up Get Out of Your Head, Hello Fears and Practical Dreamer this month as well.

♥♥On today’s to do list♥♥

  • Dishes 
  • Table needs to be cleaned off and moved back into place
  • Laundry 
  • change our sheets
  • Phone calls
  • pack bag for my infusion tomorrow

 ♥♥On my tv♥♥

nothing really other than Promised land in the evenings as a family

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday –Family- Night- Dorito Chicken casserole and Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies for dessert.  Tuesday – Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Wednesday – Chicken and Dumplings
Thursday – Chef Salad (Hubby and I will take salad to Bible Study)
Friday – Hot Dogs and French Fries
Saturday –  Mac and Cheese
Sunday –   Soup

♥♥From the camera♥♥

Because this is how normal people sleep

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥

There is a lot going on- Homeschooling mostly- so there is school stuff around and we have been preparing Christmas presents for family and friends so there is that.

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

We are actually going to try a new recipe TONIGHT. It’s the Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles I mentioned up in the menu

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥

Read and craft! HEHEHE Christmas is coming.

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥

  • Friends and family with COVID and other sicknesses.
  • Wisdom (LOTS of it and clarity too)
  • Friends going through some hard stuff right now
  • my own personal perseverance and patience (On many levels)

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Hello November -Happy Homemaker Monday

November

Happy first day of November everyone! I am excited to be back to Happy Homemaker Monday! I was hoping to be able to stay with Happy Homemaker Monday through the month of October as well as doing the Write 31 Days writing Challenge (If you missed my series on the Power of Your Influence You can check it out here.) October was a busy month! It was also a very exciting month!!!! (More to come on THAT in the next few months)

Ok Let’s jump into it!

♥♥The Weather♥♥

We have finally reached normal fall weather here in the Northeast. It has been an unusually warm fall (Loving it NOT complaining in the slightest!). This week will be pretty much in the 40’s during the day. We only have one day of rain (Tuesday) which is good because we have had a very rainy year and flooding is a real issue here in NY right now.

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥

I’m feeling really well minus some sneezing (fall allergies- it’s an every morning thing right now!

 ♥♥On my mind♥♥ 

I have a lot to do right now. Homeschooling reports are due next week. I have my second dose of IVIG- it’s going to be a very busy few months for sure

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥

Cup of coffee with caramel syrup and almond milk. A banana. And probably some yogurt with granola or egg whites (Honestly it is too early to decide!

♥♥Right now I am♥♥

Working on this post, Listening to the dogs snore and the youngest doing his devotions in the other room.

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥

I will be finishing up James and I will be spending more time in Philippians and Colossians over the next month.

We will start our Nate Saint Biography during our morning basket routine at breakfast today.

I will *hopefully* wrap up Get Out of Your Head, Hello Fears and Practical Dreamer this month as well.

♥♥On today’s to do list♥♥

  • Dishes
  • Table needs to be cleaned off and moved back into place
  • Laundry
  • change our sheets
  • Weekly planning(I really REALLY need to get back into this on Saturdays)

 ♥♥On my tv♥♥

Nothing really at the moment- though we are working to finish Promised land and different Strokes as a family in the evenings

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday – Pasta Bake and Salad. Tuesday – (Family Night). Make your Own Burger Bar and Fries (this is a pastor’s fault as he mentioned “Supreme Burgers” in his message yesterday)
Wednesday – Chili and Biscuits
Thursday – The kids will have Sandwiches/Subs they can eat on the go and Hubby and I have dinner with our connect group
Friday – Venison BBQ and mashed potatoes
Saturday –  Breakfast for dinner
Sunday –  Loaded Baked potatoes

♥♥From the camera♥♥

Our girl doing what she loves! She loves sports!

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥

Honestly Let’s NOT talk about it (LOL)

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

I didn’t try a new recipe this week .  However I did cook a recipe slightly difeferent than I usually do. I made the kids Chicken Bacon Ranch casserole and instead of making it Sunday morning (Because I would have to get up way to early for that nonsense) I did it Saturday night and let it cook on low til after church on Sunday. It was the best I had ever made.

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥

Read and exercise

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥

  • Friends and family with COVID and other sicknesses.
  • Wisdom
  • Friends going through some hard stuff right now
  • my own personal perseverance and patience (On many levels)

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What a Week: Happy Homemaker Monday

week

Good morning everyone and I hope that your week is off to a great start! We had a great Sunday. And considering all that happened yesterday we had one of the most relaxing Sundays in a while.

But it’s a new week so we are leaving all of that crazy behind!

Breakfast time….what is on the plate this morning::::

Coffee (as Usual) and yogurt with Granola and maybe some egg whites

Looking around the house::::

We have some general clean up and my bedroom needs some work for sure!

On today’s to do list::::

  • I have some planning to catch up on
  • LOT’s of blogging
  • catching up on some Bible Study stuff
  • School stuff

Currently reading::::

  • Get out Of Your Head
  • Bible
  • Hello Fears
  • Practical Dreamer
  • 365 Ways to save time
  • Amy Carmicheal biography with the kids

On the TV this week::::

Promised land

On the menu this week::::

Monday –  Tacos
Tuesday –  Pasta, garlic bread and spaghetti squash
Wednesday – Meatball subs
Thursday –  Food on the go for the kids (Hubby and I need to take something to bible study)
Friday –  Chicken Patties and French fries
Saturday – Chicken bacon Ranch Casserole
Sunday –  Chili and Biscuits

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::

Enjoy the outdoors

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::

Nothing- this week needs to be simple

One of my simple pleasures::::

watching my kids worship. it’s my new favorite

 Something fun to share::::

Have you checked out my #inktober2021 series yet this month? You can find it here

 Favorite photo from the camera::::

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Nugget loves to cuddle! She was hugging my arm and every time I tried pulling it away she would pull it back.

Praying for::::

♥♥  A friend and her baby in the hospital- the friend came home but her baby is still in. ♥♥  friends and family going through struggles
♥♥   the kids playing soccer- safety and good attitudes  ♥♥ school   ♥♥  travel
♥♥   Decisions on churches

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Happy Homemaker Monday-

Home

Welcome to our home- or at least our home on the internet. This is just my little corner. It’s been a BUSY week here in our neck of the woods and we are so glad you came to join us. Grab your favorite hot beverage and sit back and joy. We are so glad you came to join us.

Breakfast time….what is on the plate this morning::::

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Yogurt with Granola

  Looking around the house::::

The downstairs is pretty much downstairs is ignorer. Theres a few dishes from yesterday but other than that I can start in on deep cleaning and organizing the kitchen

On today’s to do list::::

  • Declutter and deep clean one third of the kitchen cabinets
  • Finish two books (I am super close on two of them)
  • Top of the Stairs needs to be cleaned
  • my graft room needs finished

Currently reading::::

  • Hello Fears
  • Get Out of Your Head
  • My Bible
  • Corrie ten Boom(biography with the kids for morning basket)
  • S.H.A.P.E.
  • Practical Dreamer

I should be able to finish S.H.A.P.E. and Practical Dreamer this week and come mighty close if not finish Get Out of Your Head this week

On the TV this week::::

Nothing really- Our schedule is pretty full this week

The weather outside is::::

On the menu this week::::

Monday –  Stir Fry with Shrimp

Tuesday –   Philly cheesesteak Stuffed peppers

Wednesday –   Beggie Soup

Thursday –   Homemade subs and Chips (our eat in the car night)

Friday –  

Saturday –  Chicken and Rice Bake

Sunday –  Pasta, Salad and Bread and some form of dessert -( We have guests)

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::

Start on some of the sketches for Inktober

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::

None

One of my simple pleasures:::

Getting up early in the morning when hubby leaves for work and I can get a head start on my day

Favorite photo from the camera::::

Praying for::::

♥♥  Lots of friends and family who either have COVID or knows someone who does. One person in particular is not doing so well but is making strides in the right direction.
♥♥ Our Search Process ♥♥Friends and family who are struggling♥♥ someone having a baby. ♥♥ Soccer practices and games this week ♥♥ Government leaders

Bible Verse, Devotional that is resonating with me at the moment:::: 

As I finish out James 2 this week this struck a chord.

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