Happy Homemaker Monday!12:00 AM
The weather in my neck of the woods:
Well I wish I could say something different but I'm sure you all know it's HOT, HOT, HOT!
One of my simple pleasures:
Buying a bag of Nestle Caramel Treasures just for me, and then sneaking in a few while I watch a movie on TV. *snicker*
It's the ONE little pleasure that is all mine.
On my bedside table:
Little Heathens - almost done, it's been such a good read.
On my TV:
The Hurt Locker
Little House on the Prairie Season 3
On the menu for tonight:
Pork Chops and Cream Corn Casserole.
On my To Do List:
Last minute shopping for school supplies
New Recipe I tried last week:
Easy Butter Cookies, hadn't made them in a while and they just hit the spot.
In the craft basket:
Just the same old yarn, no project in sight, maybe once the kids are back to school next week I'll finally start something.
Looking forward to:
Getting my car fixed and running again, I've really missed having my own vehicle and with school starting next week, I really need to have it back.
Homemaking Tip for this week:
I have these handy plastic fridge stack beverage containers. They don't take up a lot of room in the refrigerator and I always have one with koolaid, one with water and one with iced tea. On the kitchen table I have a basket with utensils, straws, napkins and paper plastic cups.
I've showed the kids how to get their own drinks so when they're thirsty, they just grab a cup and get their own drinks from the fridge. It saves me having to constantly do it for them and they like knowing they can do it themselves.
Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Absolutely NO blog reading for me last week, this we've been enjoying the last two weeks of our summer and I've been away from the computer.
Favorite photo from last week:
My kitchen window when the sun starts setting, it's one of my favorite places in the house.
Lesson learned the past few days:
It was actually a lesson learned from my book "Blue Like Play Dough", and that is, that you don't need to doll yourself up to go to God. He loves you for who you are and how you are and as a mother there's nothing better than realizing that even when I'm in the middle of the living room surrounded by what seems to be a tornado of toys, my hair is messed up, I have a stain on my t-shirt from lunch preparations and I'm flushed because of the annoying heat......I'm still acceptable and wanted and loved by God. What a beautiful thing it is!
On my Prayer List:
**My brother Bruno, he is just getting over Pneumonia
**My grandmother Odete, she's still slowly getting back to normal after her stay in the hospital
**My grandmother Jacinta, she has osteoporosis and her poor spine is curved. It seems that she pulled something or did something to her ribs and has been in a lot of pain lately.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Courageous in Christ
My blessings are so many, my troubles are so few, how can I feel discouraged when I know that I have You. - Helen Steiner
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9