Happy Homemaker Monday - 08/15/20166:26 AM
Good morning friends, how was your weekend?
I had a good one, though I always feel like it's not long enough. I could have used another day off, to be honest.
But, here we are, another Monday and today marks the first day of school for this year. I'm looking forward to it, but also not because this is Jasmine's Senior year and next year she'll be off to college and leaving us. It's a bittersweet moment for sure, I can't even believe we've reached this point in our lives, feels like she was starting Kindergarten not too long ago.
Anyway, let's see what we have going on in our Happy Homemaker Monday!!!
We had a bit of rain last week, actually had 2 days where we saw some thunderstorms. They didn't last very long, but it was enough to cool things down a bit. This week we're looking at a cold front (or so they say here in Texas, because 80's is not cold to me lol). We should be seeing a whole week of 80's and looks like a rainy one too.
Right now I am....
Still in bed, it's only 7:13am. It's quite dark today because it's cloudy, so I have my candle on and am just sitting here enjoying the quiet morning.
Of my to do list for today, everything I need to get done, first day of school, getting Jasmine's permit tomorrow, needing to take pictures of some of my birthday haul from hubby which are cooking books and some devotionals too.
On my reading pile....
First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
On my TV.....
Supernatural Season 11
On the menu for this week....
This will be the last menu including my brother and his family. They are moving out on the first, so I'm working on the next menu for just the 4 of us. Much as I love cooking, when you have to cook for 8 people every night, it becomes a bit of a chore hahaha I'm looking forward to making meals for just as 4 again.
Monday - Meatloaf, Macaroni and Cheese, SteamedBroccoli
Tuesday - Chicken Stew, Salad
Wednesday - Steaks with Pepper Sauce, Rice, Veggies
Thursday - Slow Cooked Pizza in a Pot
Friday - Chicken with Green Peppers, Mashed Potatoes
Saturday - Homemade Pizza
Sunday - Spinach Sausage Dip, Corn Chips, Homemade Naan
On my to do list today and this week....
All the laundry is done, except for some bed sheets that need to be washed. Have 2 shirts to iron and one pile of clean folded laundry to put away.
Homeschooling - Not much to do today except for get the kids folders set up, and they each have to go through their lessons and answer a few questions. Tomorrow they will officially start the full lessons.
Tuesday - Hubby has the day off, we are going to get Jasmine's permit and I also need to get my new driver's license.
Thursday - Jasmine's therapy appointment
In the craft basket....
Nothing at the moment.
Looking forward to this week....
School starting and trying to get back to a better schedule. By this time of the summer, we are all, and I mean even the kids, ready for a more structured routine.
Looking around the house....
It's quiet. Living room needs to be tidied up, the kids always stay up late and make quite a mess in there.
From the camera....
My gorgeous girl got her hair colored on Friday. When she first asked for this color I wasn't quite sure I liked it, but I'm one of those moms that believes in letting them experiment with their hair and have fun. By the time the hair dresser was halfway getting this color on, I was falling in love with it and now? I'm absolutely besotted with this color. It is GORGEOUS and I think it suits my girl so well, this is her, this is my Jasmine, spunky and fun and beautiful.
On my prayer list.....
My husband. We found out that come October 1st he is being laid off along with a few others from work. It's a worry but I'm certain that God has a plan and another job in store for him. Please keep him in your prayers, he's already applied for a few open positions on base and if he could get one of them, it would be wonderful. :)
Still praying for my daughter, it's so hard being a teenager in this day and age.
Bible verse, Devotional....