Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good afternoon, friends! It looks like I might get the afternoon off for once! I got some work stuff and some tax stuff done, and my afternoon *may* have opened up, so I'm going to quickly type up this post so I can enjoy the warm temps and the sun!

The weather: 
Warm! Beautiful! And then we're slated to get 5 inches of snow later this week *sigh*

Right now, I am: Listening to Semisonic while I type up this post and debate having some strawberries.

Thinking: About my insane work schedule this week, and paying bills, and how I should really call my father-in-law to check in.

On my TV: The last of Degrassi (I'm finally on Season 14, and it's kind of bittersweet)

On the menu for this week: 
Monday: One-Eyed Peppers
Tuesday: Chicken Fried Rice (with bean sprouts, my favorites!)
Wednesday: Turkey Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies
Thursday: Jambalaya
Friday: Frittata
Saturday: Beef Vegetable Soup
Sunday:  Chicken Parmesan Bake

On my to-do list: 
*Clean bathrooms
*Chop up the extra peppers I bought this weekend, put them in the freezer
*Take one of my final 3 exams for my class
*Take a few minutes to rest

In the craft basket: 
*Easter-y stuff for Ella's church friends
*Easter in general :)

Looking forward to this week: 
Maybe getting some time off? Maybe? Hopefully?

Looking around the house: 
Bags of too-big-for-me clothes ready to be taken to the thrift store. Bye, clothes! I won't miss ya. In the last month, I've lost about 13 pounds and I feel amazing. No crash diet, no secrets, just plain old hard work, watching what I eat and exercise. I got on the scale at work over the weekend and just looked and looked. "Are you sure that's right?" Yes, yes, it is!!!

From the camera: 

On my prayer list: My Mom and Dad, kid brother, some friends facing difficulties...and if you all wouldn't mind saying a little prayer for me?

Bible Verses, Devotionals: 
This is one of my favorite verses ever. 
Have a beautiful week, friends!!!!


  1. Life too short...Have the strawberries! : ) I love your action shots. have a great week.

  2. Awesome on the weight loss! Celebrate those tossed clothes with some new stuff! LOL When I was dieting, one of my favorite desserts was fresh sliced strawberries with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped almonds. Sweet, crunchy with some protein!

  3. Hope you get that time off my Friend!! And prayers sent for you as requested. ;)

    Congrats on the weight loss!! That is so awesome and you deserve a big pat on the back!! I love the photos - such joy exuberance. ;) Love the inspiration too. Blessings on your week Sweetie! xoxo

  4. Good for you on the hard work paying off with the weight loss - Congratulations!

    LOVE those pictures of your daughter - so cute.

    Good luck with that time off and hae a great rest of the week,