Happy Homemaker Monday!12:00 AM
The weather in my neck of the woods:
It's a little cloudy this morning and I'm actually happy about that because here in a few minutes we are packing up the car and getting on the road to Texas. I don't like driving in really hot weather.
One of my simple pleasures:
Crocheting, there is something very calming and relaxing about feeling the yarn in my hand and seeing the little hook move back and forth creating something beautiful for my home.
On my bedside table:
Absolutely nothing, I had to return the book to the library and haven't received my copy from paperbackswap yet. Since we're away for two weeks I'm just going to leave it like this for now.
On my TV:
I guess I should say "on my laptop", since we're going to be on the road, I'm bringing along the new Robin Hood, True Blood and Tudors episodes to watch.
On the menu for tonight:
Who knows? Maybe we'll stop in at a cute diner for something or it may just be fast food.
On my To Do List:
Enjoy the drive
Relax some more
New Recipe I tried last week:
No new recipes, I'm waiting until we return from vacation to experiment and try out a few new things.
In the craft basket:
I'm taking a tote bag on the trip, I like to crochet in the car especially if I'm going to be sitting for endless hours.
I started a crochet bag last night and am halfway through it, it looks absolutely adorable and I can't wait to show you. I'll probably grab a pic at the hotel tonight and post it for you.
Looking forward to:
Our vacation and the road trip. I love keeping the camera at hand and snapping pictures as we drive, watching how each state changes, how the scenery goes from desert to rock to green to mountains and plains.
Homemaking Tip for this week:
When spending a night at a motel, I always give each family member a ziploc bag to put in their outfit for the next day, including clean underwear and socks etc.
When we get to the motel, instead of going through all the packed clothes, we pull out the ziplocs and remove the clean clothes and pack in there the dirty ones. That way they're also separated from the clean ones in the luggage. Works for us.
Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Honestly didn't read many blogs last week, but I bet any of the ones in my google reader have great posts up.
Favorite photo from last week:
This one just screams Simple Home to me, it makes me smile.
Lesson learned the past few days:
That I can not leave my house to go on vacation, without doing a huge cleaning. Is anyone else like that? I mean Good Golly Miss Molly, it is ridiculous, I literally stopped myself from scrubbing the showers and bathtubs, it's not like some random person is going to come wash themselves in my house. Honestly.....but I did do all the laundry and mopped the floors and did the dishes and made the beds and all that stuff. HOUSE.IS.SPOTLESS!
On my Prayer List:
Our soldiers and their families
Us as we head out on the road trip
All of my family and friends
All of YOU, my bloggy friends, for whatever you may need it right now
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Jesus said . . . , “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” —John 14:6