I was about to start my Happy Homemaker Monday post and was thinking about my blog and how far I've come. I've reached a decision, and that is that I will NOT stop posting. I can't, this blog is a part of my life and has been since February of 2006. You can check out my very first post right here.
So what am I going to do, well simply take all of your advices and post when I can, not pressuring myself to write something if I'm not up to it. Who knows, maybe making this decision will actually prompt me to post more.
All it really took was reading your comments, knowing how much you enjoy my blog, and going back and reading my own blog which always seems to remind me just how much I love this little space of mine. Thank you all so much for the comments and for always knowing just what to say.
Right, moving on to our Happy Homemaker Monday for today, I've decided to do something different, I went back to my very first HHM post and copied the categories, adding them to the ones I already have. I guess you're getting a mixed bag this morning and hope you enjoy it.
You can also go and read it yourself if you like, if you're curious about what started this Monday feature back in 2009. Goodness it's been going on for so many years :)
On the weather front:
We're hitting the triple digits now, by 3pm we're supposed to get up to 107. For some that may seem crazy, but for me having lived in Arizona for so many years, it is nothing. Bring it on......oh but don't bring on the humidity, keep that far far away.
On my bedside table:
A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd
An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd
The Ones we Trust by Kimberly Belle
On my TV:
On the menu for tonight:
Brown Sugar Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
On the menu for this week:
Monday - Brown Sugar Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Tuesday - Sausage and Potatoes
Wednesday - Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken, Baby carrots, Salad
Thursday - Cheesesteaks, Fries
Friday - Chicken Curry
Saturday - In Dallas for the day
Sunday - Bacon and Cheddar Burgers, Fries
On my To Do List:
Mopping and Vacuuming
Wash bed linens
New Recipe I tried last week:
Last night I made Fried Ravioli which I hadn't tried yet. It was a huge hit with Curt and the kids so I'll share the recipe today.
In the craft basket:
Foam Armor for Jasmine's cosplay (speaking of which, would you be interested in a post about it?)
Looking forward to:
Dallas this coming weekend. We are surprising Jasmine with a concert to her favorite band Fall Out Boy, also trying to get her boyfriend to go and meet her there.
Homemaking Tip for this week:
Whip up tasty maple butter in no time...yummy on pancakes or French Toast. Just combine 1/2 cup butter with 3/4 cup maple syrup.
Favorite photo from last week:
Lesson learned the past few days:
Not to give up on people, no matter how much we may want to. There are people in my life who don't put in as much effort as I do, either because they're busy, or stressed or just don't believe in staying in touch the way I do. My first instinct is to get frustrated and think "well I'm done with you", but then I realize that is not who I am and not who I like being. So the I guess the lesson I've learned is to stay true to myself and who I am. I check in on them every few days, with a simple hello, how are you, thinking of you, you're awesome etc. It always seems to make their day and I feel better for it :)
On my Prayer List:
Families of the Marines and Navy member killed a few days ago.
Our country, it is starting to seriously worry me and I pray that God place His hands over it and watch over us all, it's quite scary the way things are going.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: