Monday, March 2, 2009

{ Happy Homemaker Monday }

Welcome to my Monday feature, a place where I'll be writing about my day, what I've learned the past week, any new recipes I've tried, scriptures that made an impact and everything else in between.

Every Monday, I will post a Mr Linky, you are more than welcome to join me, all you need to do is grab the button, copy the categories and fill in your answers, then come back here and add your post so that others can come and visit you.

On my bedside table:
The Mighty Queens of Freeville. I'm doing a review on this book and then will give it away on the blog just like my last one.

On my TV:
Paranormal State
Lark Rise to Candleford Season 1

On the menu for tonight:
Brown Sugar Chicken

On my To Do List:
Mop and Sweep the floors
Iron and put away laundry

New Recipe I tried last week:
Didn't try any new ones last week but have a few for this week lined up!

In the craft basket:
Nothing, I'm in a funk, I have so much yarn and such a yearning to crochet or knit but haven't quite found the right pattern.

Looking forward to:
The seeds we planted starting to grow

Homemaking Tip for this week:
Never drain grease down the sink! It will clog up your sinks over time. If you forget and do it anyway, be sure to run some hot water with dish soap. Dawn is good for degreasing. If your sink does become clogged up pour 1/4 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Wait few minutes and then pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Thurday's Long Walk by Bovey Belle at Codlin's and Cream. I absolutely LOVE her blog and the trips she takes us on, I've learned so much about England through her eyes.

Favorite photo from last week:

Lesson learned the past few days:
That no matter how much I try, I can't always protect my children from the hardships and horrible things that surround us on a daily basis. On saturday afternoon we headed out to lunch and unfortunately were stopped at a light right next to the water canal just up the street. There were a lot of policemen and fire trucks, ambulances and divers around us and right there on the road, a body of a man who had been pulled from the canal. My children saw their first dead body and they were shocked to say the least. I only hope in time they forget the image that is STILL so vivid in my own mind.

On my Prayer List:
My husband

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

Align CenterAs he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, "If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. (Luke 19:41-42 NRSV Bible)


MyJourneyBack said...

What a fun photo. And I noticed your doin' the chicken! It was sooo good. Since there are only two of us I don't do much planning so I have no clue about the week. But I want to get started cooking on the weekend again. That worked so great for me.
I don't even know how to comment on your lesson. How horrible and how sad.
I will pray ya'll have a great week. Many Blessings my friend.

Kari said...

That's such a cute photo! And I will have to try this "Brown Sugar Chicken".
Have a great week!

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for hosting! The brown sugar chicken sounds really good.

Raggedy Girl said...

I have to try the Brown Sugar Chicken. I think I have everything if lemon lime soda can become Mnt. Dew. I went back and read what I missed when I was sick. I admire you for reading for reviews. I am so inconsistent about reading so I could never do that.

Have a Wonderful Day
from Roberta Anne

Raggedy Girl said...

I have to try the Brown Sugar Chicken. I think I have everything if lemon lime soda can become Mnt. Dew. I went back and read what I missed when I was sick. I admire you for reading for reviews. I am so inconsistent about reading so I could never do that.

Have a Wonderful Day
from Roberta Anne

Tina Leigh said...

Love the picture! Sure would like to know what was going through their minds at that exact moment! LOL! My first time doing Happy Homemakers Monday...hope I did it all right.

Michelle said...

The brown sugar chicken sounds delicious ! I love the picture of the children.

Anonymous said...

OT for today: Thank you for your blog. I reference it most days. I checked out Yada Yada Prayer Group late last week and I am already finished with it. I love it! I have suggested to my FB friends to read it. Thank you for making such a great suggestion. I know that I need to allow God's love for me to really reach me. Can't wait to read the second book. Maria

heidi @ ggip said...

To all your commenters: I tried the brown sugar chicken last week and it was really good. My husband has asked for us to have it on the menu again too.

I think your children will be okay with the bad situation. I know I told you I experienced something similar as a child and while I still remember it, the reaction of the other adults in my life made it not traumatic for me.

Kirstin said...

I'm sorry your kids had to experience that...those things can be good when we remember to talk through them and take time to pray for the family of those involved, and thank God for the rescuers. You are right, we can't shield our children from everything, but we can talk and walk through life with them.

I'm hoping to join in here in a bit. I do the simple womans daybook, but I like yours too because it provokes a bit more thought, though right now I'm stuffed up and can't think real clearly!

Cheri said...

I love Nicholas' face in that picture- so cute!

Susanne said...

Cute picture. I'm going to try that chicken out sometime this week.

All My Blessings said...

This recipe is on my menu this week too. I hope they like it. Kae

Bonnie said...

I'm really enjoying this Monday feature Sandra ! Thanks for hosting it !!

Sarah said...

I really enjoy your Homemaker Monday. I really want to watch Larkrise to Candleford, but I need hubs to get a job!! Lol, it's nothing but man-telly on at the moment - Mega Trucks, Salvage Code Red, Mega Storms, Mega Builders, Destroyed in Seconds...anything with 'Mega' in the title or lots of explosions and danger and hubs watches it!!!

Codlins and Cream is a lovely blog, although I must add that she's writing about Wales, not England, Lol! :)

I hope to join in next week, if I leave a comment can you add my name to Mr Linky because for some reason it won't show up on my computer. I'll let you know next Monday if I get chance to do one! :)

Big Hugs.