Monday, August 8, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good morning, folks! It's been quite the weekend here, and I'm actually ready for the week because it actually promises to be less crazy, but we shall see!

The weather: Gloomy, lots of rain. I'm hoping for a glimpse of sunshine today, at least when I take Ella to the library later on. I realize we need the rain, but we're under a flash flood watch...not sure we need that much!

Right now, I am: Celebrating the fact that I have the day off! What?! A Monday off? YES!

Thinking: That I have lots to get done today, but that I'm pretty sure it will all get done. I think I have some banana peppers to pick out of the garden, and Gram is bringing by fresh corn today. Yum!

On my reading pile: Somehow, in the midst of all of the insanity last week, I zoomed through Home to Big Stone Gap and Doll Bones, a super spooky book by Holly Black. I'm reading in A Cold Dark Place right now, and Ella and I are headed to the library this evening.

On my T.V: Nothing, I'm pretty sure. Too much to do, and I think I just want it to be me and my recliner and a book in the evenings.

On the menu this week:
Monday: Ham, Green Beans, and Small Potatoes in the crockpot
Tuesday: Chicken Tikka Masala, Rice, and Garlic Naan
Wednesday: Pot Roast
Thursday: Lasagna Soup
Friday: Breakfast for Dinner/Fend for Yourself night, as I have to work super duper late
Saturday: Potato Soup
Sunday: Chicken Alfredo

On my to-do list today: Check the gardens, library, visit with neighbors and with Gram, clean the bathrooms

In the craft basket: Still that skirt. I'm notoriously slow at this stuff.

Looking forward to this week: Thursday, when Gram and I are going to a concert in the next town over, and Saturday, when I should have an easy day...also, the coming of my ipsy bag. It's silly, but I love to play around with all of the new products!

Looking around the house: It's quiet and if I look out my window at a certain angle, I noticed I can see the McDonald's arches peeking through the trees. It's odd that I've never noticed it before, and we've been in this house over a year.

From the camera: 
My butterfly weed in the healing garden is in bloom!

On my prayer list: My Dad, who's due for a "check in" appointment with his cancer doc on the 16th. I remember the August of 2013, and how scared we all were of everything. I'm hoping for all good news, and that the cancer is still in remission.

Bible Verse, Devotional: "The heavens declare the glory of God." Psalm 19:1


  1. Congratulations on a Monday off. I hope you get everything done and have fun with Ella at the library too. Personally, I love getting things accomplished on a Monday - just sets a super productive tone for the whole week.

    I LOVE that butterfly weed - SOOO pretty.

    Have a blessed week my friend.

  2. Hooray for a day off! Reading your post reminds me that I have a stack of books that I need to return to the library. Your butterfly weed is very pretty. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. I hope you got to enjoy your day off. sending prayers and goof thoughts your daddy's way. have a great week.

  4. Sending you sunshiny thoughts sweet Friend!! It's a hot one here today and we've got plenty to share! Lol ;)

    Hope you have such fun with your day off! Love that photo of the butterfly weed. So pretty - and a perfect reminder of how good God is - even amongst our deepest pain.

    Prayers and best thoughts for your Dad Hon!! Keep us posted. Blessings on the rest of your week. xoxo

  5. Looks like you have a busy week too. I love your photo!
    Prayers for your dad. Thanks for coming over and visiting.
    Enjoy your week.