Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/29/2014

Good morning everyone, here we are, the last week of 2014, or rather, the last few days.  I can't believe that we are finishing up one more year of Happy Homemaker Monday.

It's been going strong for a long time, much longer than I thought it would and I'm so thrilled about it.

I do want to try and maybe change up the categories a bit for the new year, so if you have a suggestion and would like to see a certain category up, just let me know :)

The weather outside is::::
Snowy.  It started coming down again this morning but seems to have stopped now, and honestly, I hope it stays that way.   

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Cup of coffee, and here in a few minutes I will have some leftover chocolate chip pancakes that Jasmine made yesterday for breakfast.   

As I look outside my window:::
Frost everywhere, but blue skies.  It looks really pretty actually, but then Winter time for me is one of the most beautiful times of the year. 

Right now I am::::
Sitting at the kitchen table, watching the snow falling outside and the cars driving by.  Still in my pj's as I'm too cold to go change out of them, but I will have to get that done very soon.

As I look around the house::::
It looks so much better with all the Christmas stuff removed.  I need to give the living room a quick tidy from the weekend, it's mostly Nick's gaming stuff. 

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....Not too much, did most of this weekend so only have to throw in Jasmine's laundry, but I have to wait for her to get up so I can get into her bedroom. 
Cleaning....In the kitchen, Unload the dishwasher and reload with breakfast dishes, clean the chalkboard wall, water the plants. 
In the living room....Vacuum, sweep and mop.  Tidy up the couches and brush off the dog hair.  Open blinds and windows to let in some cool air.
In the bedrooms....change the bed linens, vacuum, dust.  Open blinds and windows. 
In the bathrooms....Toilets, sinks and mirrors.  Sweep and mop.
Homeschooling....we're on a break, but Jasmine and I need to catch up on some overdue lessons for her and tomorrow I'm having my niece over too so we can get some work done. 
Cooking.....lunch today will be Ham and Cheese Sandwiches.  Dinner tonight, Pepperoni Pasta Bake.

Currently reading::::
Nothing, absolutely nothing.  I don't know what is going on or if it's just due to the busyness of the season, but I haven't felt like reading at all. 

On the TV today::::
Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife Christmas specials.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Pepperoni Pasta Bake
Tuesday - Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes
Wednesday - Pizza
Thursday -
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -

We are so sick of food at the moment that the next few days we'll be having very simple meals.  I need to work on the next menu today and will hopefully go grocery shopping on Friday.

What I am creating at the moment::::
A tidier house, post Christmas.    

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
Nothing new.  I am hoping that as the new year kicks in, I will be able to pay more attention to my food blog.  It's been poorly neglected.   

Favorite photo from the camera::::


Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
Psalm 56:3-4

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!


Debbie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Sandra!

Chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Yummy!

Have a fun week with your family.

Carrie B. said...

I hear you about getting over food! I've been indulging too fully and we have one more gathering all about the yummies for New Year's Eve - but after that we get BACK ON TRACK!!! Lol

Maybe a section in HHM could be about keeping up a new year's resolution or about "how I'm keeping myself healthy" heading or something like that?

Hope you have a wonderful week dear Gal and stay warm!

Kristina said...

I too am cleaning house. I did try a new recipe that I posted today.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love that squirrel! Praying your new year is blessed.

Tamy Bollar said...

I ended up sick on Christmas and am just really starting to feel human again so will join in again next week. Hope you have a great week.

Susanne said...

Isn't nice when one's kids cook for you? My oldest made us a wonderful breakfast of chai pancakes, eggs and bacon the other day. Yummy.

I have a mountain of laundry to do but have been entirely too lazy to get to it. Oh well, I suppose when I run out of underwear I will get to it. LOL.

May I just say I find it sad that you have to continually repeat the request not to link up if you're not actually participating in the Happy Homemaker posts.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you had a great Christmas and that your New Year will be wonderful too! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! xx