Haven't been getting very good sleep lately, for one, I think my mattress needs to be replaced as I wake up every morning very sore on my rib area, to the point where it hurts to lay on it. Also, our Miss Bella is getting very old, and she hasn't been allowing us much sleep, she seems to have developed the 3am crazies and goes nuts at that time of the night. Ugh!!!
Anyway, I have my coffee, I have a warm crochet blanket and I'm ready to get going, so let's get on with our Happy Homemaker Monday!!!
Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
At the moment, just plain coffee, it is too early for me to even think of eating anything. Here in about an hour I will probably have toast, or some oatmeal.
On today's to do list::::
- Laundry - Wash the bed linens, iron one load, put away
Buy a gift for a friend's birthday BX - Ink for the printer
- Base Post Office - Mail off gift, package to South Africa and a book that was requested from Paperbackswap
- Sweep and mop floors
- Bathroom cleaning
Check schooling lessons, make some plans in preparation for the first day which is the 25th
Take Jasmine to Tae Kwon Do tonight
The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee. I think it's going to be a good book, I'm already enjoying it and I'm just a few pages in.
On the TV today::::
Portuguese Soaps - Beijo do Escorpiao, Mulheres
Coal House at War - After Coal house, came Coal House at War.
The weather outside is::::
Cloudy. We've had some rain and it looks like more is on the way, which I am happy with because it cools us down a lot. I'm ready to stop being hot so my husband can quit turning on the AC.
On the menu this week::::
Monday - Potato and Cheese Pierogies, Salad
Tuesday - Rissois de Carne (Meat Rissoles), Fries
Wednesday - Chicken Stew, Biscuits, Veggies
Thursday - Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes
Friday - Oklahoma Fried Burgers, Fries
Saturday - Beef and Corn Noodle Casserole, Broccoli
Sunday - My Birthday (Out to dinner)
If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Not sure today, but I will probably do some more blog reading
New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::
Made some Homemade Quesaritos, a lighter version using wholewheat tortillas, ground turkey and cilantro lime rice. They were a hit.
In the garden::::
Everything is doing well, my newly planted Basil is thriving. The only other new thing are the roses that I'm trying to propagate. Fingers crossed on those.
Favorite photo from the camera::::
Roses and Crochet....what better combination?
To remove mildew on white fabrics - soak several hours in a wash tub with 1/2 vinegar and 1/4 cup bleach. You can also put lemon juice on a stain and set in sun to remove light stains on white clothing.
Visiting with Blog friends (blog you want to share, blog post that caught your eye)::::
I have been reading my blog from the archives, and with it I have found so many wonderful old posts, but also enjoy reading the comments and reconnecting with old blog friends. I have a found a few that are still around and still blogging to this day, like Kat, Michelle and Julie, and some old favorite blogs that I had lost along the way, like Aiken House & Gardens (if you love Anne of Green Gables you will love this blog as the author lives in Prince Edward Island).
I'll be looking for more today and hoping to find them still around, if anything so I can see how they are doing, I've often wondered how everyone is and what they're up to.
My dad and stepmother, for peace in their hearts
My sister in law, she still struggles with missing home and that is normal, it will take a while to get used to being here and not in South Africa
My brother who works so hard and so many hours
My husband as he takes his final exams this week for his Bachelor's Degree
Bible Verse, Devotional that is resonating with me at the moment::::
PLEASE, don't add links to this list that are not part of the Happy Homemaker Monday. I've asked numerous times, and I'm frankly quite tired of having to remove links to other posts that shouldn't be in this list. Please be respectful of my request!