Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/06/20149:05 AM
Brrrrr it's cold this morning. Hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for the week ahead.
We had a good relaxing weekend though it always seems to go by so fast, I am not sure I'm ready for another whole week of business.
As per Miss Ruthie Aileen's request, I have added in the "Plans for this week" category :) You will find it right under the To Do List. Enjoy, and if any of you have other suggestions, just let me know.
As I look outside my window:::
15 degrees at the moment and very cold but we're supposed to get up to 36 today, so that will warm us up a little. There's still lots of ice on the ground, cars and roof tops.
Right now I am:::
Enjoying my first cup of coffee with Irish Creme Creamer, but I'm actually not a big fan of the creamer so I can't wait until it's finished so I can get a different one LOL
Thinking and pondering:::
On schooling, have to make sure everyone is caught up and finished for this semester. Also thinking about our moving claims which we have yet to hear back on.
On my bedside table:::
Sat up on Saturday night with my brother and sister in law and uploaded a ton of books to our Kindles and tablets. Hayley told me about a book author which I had never heard of before but he writes along the lines of Dean Koontz and Stephen King. John Saul.
I downloaded some of his books to my kindle and am currently reading The Blackstone Chronicles and REALLY enjoying it.
On my tv tonight:::
Hubby and I started watching Alphas and we're enjoying it. I still have to watch the last episode of Death Comes to Pemberley. Also have a ton of series to catch up on. We got a Roku for Christmas and I'm enjoying exploring it, do any of you have one and can give me some tips and ideas on free channels etc?
My hubby and the pugs snoring away and the crackling of the fire.
On the menu for this week:::
Preparing the new Menu, so not sure yet. For tonight I have some Elk that was gifted to us, so I guess I'll prepare that somehow.
Monday - Costoletas de Porco a Moda do Minho ( Portuguese Pork Chops)
Tuesday - Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken
Wednesday - Rissois de atum c/ batata frita (Tuna Rissoles)
Thursday - Peixe com natas (Creamy Fish bake)
Friday - Sausage Rice
Saturday - Tomatillo and Cilantro Chicken Enchiladas
Sunday - Chicken and Rice Soup, Sandwiches
On my to do list:::
Laundry to put away, few items to iron
Plans for this week:::
Tae Kwon Do with the kids tonight, Wednesday and Thursday
Tiffany has dancing every day except for Friday
Tuesday I have to make a run to base with Jasmine for a haircut and then a quick pop into the commissary to pick up some chicken thigs
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Working on my Crochet Mood Blanket. You can watch it's progress on this post, I'll be adding the squares as I make them.
My simple pleasure:::
Ironing.....I know half of the population just scoffed as they read that, but truly, I love it.
Lesson learned the past week:::
That nothing is impossible, and with a little patience and effort, everything works out. Menu planning lately has been quite a juggle of easy recipes, big enough meals for 8 and keeping it cheap, but God has taught me that it CAN be done if I just apply myself to it and make a lot of things at home instead of buying premade.
Looking around the house:::
Need to give my bedroom a vacuum and dusting, same as the living room. The kitchen needs to be swept and mopped and dishes from dinner need to be packed away so I can wash the ones from breakfast. We have 2 Christmas decorations outside that need to be brought in and packed away.
From the camera:::
Hubby and I at Bruneau Dunes
Family and friends.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 1 Peter 1:13 NIV