Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday - 10/-7/2013

Good Monday morning friends, hope you've had a good weekend and are ready for this week ahead :)

I decided to change the look for Fall and I must say, I'm quite happy with the result.  While I was doing that though, I realized that my Happy Homemaker Monday buttons needed a little updating too, so this is the new one for Fall.  Feel free to use it, if you wish :)


The Weather:::
48 degrees right now.  Looks like another nice fall week ahead with some more rain. 

Right now I am:::
Drinking my cup of coffee, writing this post up and chatting with my sister in law.

About everything I have to get done today.     

On my reading pile:::
Finished my Liz Curtis Higgs book and started one by Lori Copeland :)

On my tv:::
Last night's Downton Abbey
The Witches of East End
Ghost Adventures
Sleepy Hollow
On the menu for this week:::

Monday - Creamy White Chicken Chili
Tuesday - Beef Curry 
Wednesday - Chicken Stew
Thursday - Zuppa Toscana
Friday -  Steaks, Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Saturday - Mom's Cassoulet
Sunday -  Lasagna, Salad

On my to do list:::
For once, I have NO laundry.  I'm quite shocked and don't know what to do with myself LOL Homeschooling
Tae Kwon Do
Run errands

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Finishing off the second boot cuff.  Then I'm starting some leg warmers for myself and Jasmine.

Looking around the house:::
Have a load of breakfast dishes soaking in hot soapy water, have to wash those here shortly.
The living room needs a little picking up from this weekend and I need to give the floors a quick sweep and a vacuum.
There are Fall and Halloween decorations up here and there, it's starting to look so cute around here.

From the camera:::


On my prayer list:::
My brother as he starts his new job.
My sister in law as she continues her search for a job.  

Bible verse, Devotional:::

You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1 NIV


Dawn said...

Seems like things are much cooler where you are. Here in PA it's been so hot. I like the warm weather but it's ridiculous to be sweating in October. It was in the mid 80's this weekend. Hope you enjoy your week and I wish your brother lots of luck at his new job.

Rachel said...

Thanks for hosting this! I love see what is going on in others lives. Good job on the no laundry! Please let me know your secret...LOL I am drowning in laundry here today. Hope you have a great week!

Schotzy said...

YOur verse is so perfect for these days.... and I am loving your knitting. It looks beautiful. I am watching youtube videos tot ry to teach myself how to do a ruffle scarf to do during our long ride coming up soon!
Have a blessed week!

Elizabeth said...

Though I haven't commented in awhile, I have been earnestly following your move to 'home' in Idaho and setting up your new life-on-the-outside, and I am so glad to see the sparkle come back into your posts as your hubby and brother find jobs, and Fall is all around!! I love your new blog-topper photos...warm and cozy :-) I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing...sadly, I lost my dear mother in May and my summer tilted wildly. I am beginning to recover and much of the help is from my daughter who is now a freshman at Mississippi State University and LOVING it!! Family is SO important.

elizabeth in mississipppi

Lisa Jones said...

DOWNTON ABBEY! EEEK! I'm so glad it's back!

Jen said...

I SO want cold weather. It has been so unseasonably warm here!! But right now it is cold, windy and raining. AHHH yes!

Someday I would like to pick up knitting again. I did it as a kid.

Liz said...

Our weather is finally starting to look like yours! I'm so excited for fall.

I'm jealous of having no laundry. Some days I think it would be easier to throw out the clothes and start from scratch. Hahaha!

Your picture is gorgeous. I love a comfy fire and some knitting or crochet.

Have a wonderful Monday and also a great week.

Mahek said...

I love your blog and read it everyday.. Its on my sidebar so I know when you update..
I have been wanting to change my blog look i.e the top but dont seem to be able to stretch the pictures to take it on the whole site how did you do it.??
It would be good if you could help...

Sandrocas said...

I loved hearing about your walks through town, how neat it must be to reminisce, also very happy your brother has found work, it is very much a blessing, in a new country and during hard times, I am glad he is able to support his family, must be a relief for him, and finally to be working and settled, the joy of every immigrant. God bless you guys!

Susanne said...

Lovely picture of your knitting, Sandra! Glad your brother has found a job!

Christy said...

Your pictures are always beautiful and inspiring. Happy to hear about your brother's job! I wish him and his wife the best.