Happy Homemaker Monday - 10/21/20139:55 AM
Good morning my friends. I am sure you are wondering where I've disappeared to the last week, and I wish I could tell you that I've been on some crazy adventure somewhere in an exotic location, but alas, I've been home dealing with a lot of things.
Everyone has been sick, my husband has been working horrible hours with no time off, and it's been a big adjustment for everyone. Let me just say that I've been struggling, a lot, and being sick doesn't exactly help my state of mind.
I so miss my blog though and I feel that sometimes I am a record stuck on repeat when I say that, but you have no idea how much I miss being here daily and visiting with everyone and just jotting down my day and sharing with you all.
I dream about the day I get some sort of normalcy back into my life. Anyway, on to today's post which is mighty late as well, I do apologize for that.
36 degrees at the moment. It's been very chilly around here and I've had to use my fireplace a few times already.
Sitting down to finally compose this post, late as it might be. I've had quite a bit to do already this morning, things that needed my immediate attention.
About everything that is going on right now. This adjustment has been so difficult and I honestly thought that it must be just us, but after talking to so many military friends who are now retired, I've learned that it's common and normal and happens to everyone. I keep praying for the end in sight and I know I'm far from it still but just hoping I have the strength and that my faith is strong enough to get us through the next 2 or so years.
On my reading pile:::
Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble. (enjoying this one tremendously)
Safe in His Arms by Colleen Coble (from the same series as the one above)
I've been on a frontier/pioneer/western kick with book reading so I'm thoroughly enjoying all of these.
Also have some cookbooks I'm reading through....
The Little House Cookbook
More Easy Everyday Cooking
Dinner on a Dime
Down Home with The Neelys
On my tv:::
The Paradise Season 2
19 Kids and Counting
On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Feijoada (Bean Stew)
Tuesday - Million Dollar Spaghetti
Wednesday - Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs, Mashed Potatoes
Thursday - Sausage Rice, Salad
Friday - Homemade Pizza
Saturday - Homemade Tacos, Mexican Rice
Sunday - Potato and Onion Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
On my to do list:::
Wash the kid's Tae Kwon Do Gi's for tonight
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Still busy with the scarf, haven't had a chance to do much lately
Looking around the house:::
Kitchen is clean, my wonderful sister in law just finished washing the dishes for me. Living room needs a little picking up, but other than that it's tidy. Nicholas and Colby are playing XBox...my sister in law and hubby are sitting at the kitchen table chatting and the teenage girls are still sleeping.
From the camera:::
On my prayer list:::
My husband right now as he struggles to get through this difficult transition.
My sister in law, she had a job interview last week and if she could get this job it would be wonderful.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.
– 1 Corinthians 15:49 (NIV)