Happy Monday :)
The cold that everyone had, has been circling me for a while and I had been able to avoid it, but unfortunately last night it caught up with me. I have neither the patience nor the time for being sick, but I am thankful that I have family near me now that I can turn to for help.
Alrighty, on to today's Happy Homemaker Monday.....oh and I've decided to change the categories around a little. If you've already written yours up for today then don't worry about it, but if you wish, you can try the new ones as well. I figured it was time to change it up slightly just for fun :)
As I look outside my window:::
Cloudy, cold and foggy. A few minutes ago I could see the mountains but I can no longer see them. Seems we got some rain last night and have more headed our way. 44 degrees is the temperature at the moment.
Right now I am:::
Sitting on my bed and typing up this post, while hubby is sitting at his computer and typing up an essay for one of his college classes. I have my Kleenex box next to me and a hot cup of coffee.
Thinking and pondering:::
On life and marriage and how truly difficult it is at times. You have to work very hard and smile through a lot of things that you often don't like or agree with. I've learned through my many years of marriage to sometimes say I understand when I really don't, and to pick my battles. Some things are not worth fighting over, and other things are worth fighting for.
On my bedside table:::
Westward Hearts by Melody Carlson (Homeward on the Oregon Trail #1)
A Home at Trail's End by Melody Carlson (Homeward on the Oregon Trail #3)
I couldn't find the second book at the library and though I usually hate reading books out of order, I'm just going to go with it and pretend it's not missing.
On my tv tonight:::
Last night's Downton Abbey
The Paradise Season 2
Playing on the radio:::
Spoken for by MercyMe
On the menu for this week:::
Monday - BBQ Ribs, Baked Beans, Scalloped Potatoes
Tuesday - Country Fried Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Wednesday - Roast Chicken and Rice
Thursday - Carne de Porco a Portuguesa (Portuguese Pork chops)
Friday - Cheesy Garlic Pizza
Saturday - Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs, Sesame Noodles
Sunday - Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup), Sandwiches, Cake
On my to do list:::
Carving Pumpkins with the kids today
Taking kids to Tae Kwon Do and Dancing
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I think the scarf is going to just sit there until forever hahahah
My simple pleasure:::
A hot cup of coffee with delicious creamer and some Almond Cinnamon Cookies
Lesson learned the past week:::
Oh boy, it's been a very emotional, difficult week for the hubby and I. We are struggling right now
with all the new adjustments and finding it hard to stay focused. We both know that we need to listen to God and figure out what He is trying to teach us right now as it will be the only way we can get through it.
Looking around the house:::
More like looking around the bedroom. Lola is fast asleep on the bed next to me, wrapped in her blanket. Hubby is working on some schooling and Bella is at his feet sleeping. I have two baskets of laundry to put away, and one load to iron, and at the moment they are at the foot of the bed.
From the camera:::
My tree has now lost all it's leaves, but the birds love perching on it's branches while the sun is rising.
On my prayer list:::
My husband and I as we get through this difficult phase.
Friends going through a divorce.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.