Monday, November 10, 2014
I was supposed to come and do this post last night, but we got back from my brother's house around 9pm and by then it was pouring rain, so I quickly jumped in the bath and got into bed to relax. It didn't take very long to fall asleep.
My weekend was good, quiet but good. We have such a busy schedule during the week that we don't get to really sit down and spend much time together. I can safely say that I see my husband less now than I did when he was in the military, save for the months when he would deploy somewhere.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday he is at school from 9am to 6pm and Tuesday and Thursday he has work from 10am to about 3pm, then he has to do all his schoolwork which if you have kids in college or are going to school yourself, you will understand that the work load is absolutely crazy.....there have been many days where he is up until late doing homework.
Anyway, we spent the weekend catching up, taking it easy and trying to spend some much needed family time together.
I didn't do much cleaning on Saturday, just the usual daily tasks of tidying up and cooking, and then yesterday I did my housework and pottered around. I did take some photos and wanted to come in and share, I wish I could project through my blog just how much I love being a homemaker and taking care of my family and home, it gives me an immense sense of pride when I know that at the end of the day they can climb into warm beds, enjoy a slice of fresh bread just out of the oven, or sit in the living room covered with crochet blankets.
I started the day with a yummy breakfast, some leftover cheddar sausages that I grilled up in the oven, maple bacon, scrambled eggs and toast. We usually don't have a big breakfast during the week so Sunday mornings we like to go all out, sometimes it's stacks of pancakes drizzled with syrup and whipped cream, or big biscuits with gravy.
Next on the list, the dishes. I always unload and reload the washer, but then keep some soapy water in the sink during the day and everyone dumps their dirty dishes in there, makes it easier to wash when they've been soaking for a while.
One of the jobs I know a lot of you can't stand, but I love, is ironing. So I grabbed my laptop, put on some of my favorite vloggers and got the task done.....and all before I even got dressed for the day.
I also put on a big ham to roast, let it bake for a few hours and then sliced it up. Most of it will be for tomorrow's dinner, but the rest will be used for sandwiches throughout the week.
The bedroom cleaning came next. I had to go out and buy a mattress pad because the mattress is old but we can't really afford to buy a new one right now, the thing is the springs on there are just killing me and making it sore to lay on at night. Hubby helped me get it on the bed and then I quickly got things sorted out.
I am loving my yellow and grey bedding so much.
And it wouldn't be me without some sort of crochet right?
I also got some time to sit on the couch and enjoy my new book. I am really enjoying the stories, and will be reviewing it here on the blog next week.
A nice cup of tea, a comfy couch and a few hours lost in a good book is what I call a great afternoon.
Sunday nights we usually go over to my brother's house to watch Walking Dead and we always have some yummy things to eat. It's a nice way to get together at least once a week, catch up, laugh and enjoy a show as a family.
Before we left for their house, I made a Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding which was so yummy, I will have to make it again very soon. I also had to paint my nails and these were the colors I settled on, the pink was the main color and then I did two accent nails on each hand with the silver glitter. Love it :)
The weather had already started turning and there were a few drops starting to come down.
But goodness, by the time we returned home it was coming down so hard and very windy, not to mention the cold. I think it's safe to say we are headed straight into Winter without much of a transition from warmer weather.
I am actually looking forward to the first snow, you know how I love to photograph the first flakes that come down, so I'm quite excited for the end of the week, we'll see if it really comes to fruition or if it's another missed weather prediction.
So there you have it, my Sunday in pictures, hopefully it was able to convey the peaceful and relaxing weekend I had :)
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This old gal is headed to the shower, I am freezing right now and am ready for a hot bath and my fleecy jammies. Have a wonderful night friends and as always, thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hi :)