Monday, April 16, 2012

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday #14

Another weekend just seemed to creep up on us and just as quick disappear.  Seriously, slow down there Father Time.

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The weather:::
We had some really high winds this weekend and cloudy, gloomy weather though no rain.  Looks like we're back to higher temps and sunshine today :) 

On my reading pile:::  
Sisters of the Heart Trilogy by Shelley Shepard Gray (almost finished with this one)
A Woman who trusts God by Debbie Alsdorf (this is such an amazing book, oh I love it so much)

On my TV:::
Next episode of the Titanic special.  
Doomsday Preppers (just found this one and looks interesting, going to start watching)
Amish - Out of Order (new series starting tomorrow on the National Geographic Channel)

On the menu for this week:::
 Monday -   Rice with Bacon, Ham and Oregano
Tuesday - Mexican Lasagna
Wednesday - Portuguese Steak with Mushroom sauce and fries
Thursday -  Grilled Tilapia with Salad
Friday -  Roast pork with potatoes and carrots
Saturday - Chicken Spaghetti 
Sunday -   Shepherds Pie

On my to do list:::
Two loads of laundry to iron and put away
AIMS testing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the kids

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Grabbed my ripply cushion this weekend and made some progress on it.  I haven't had much time for crocheting and I have missed immensely :)

In Homeschooling:::
Our Monday's are usually catch up days since we take Friday's off :)  We also have AIMS testing coming up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Aside from that, we have some POST tests to do and we're cranking down on the work to finish off this year early, just like we did last year :) 

Looking around the house:::
Children are still fast asleep.  I have hubby up with me, he has this week off so there's no early getting up or rushing around, we're just enjoying some coffee.  Dishwasher is running as usual and other than that, the only other sound is that of birds chirping out in the back yard.

From the camera:::

My beans are growing SO well, I'm thrilled with them, as well as the rest of the veggie garden.  I'll be sharing some pics with you soon.

Something fun to share:::
In the weeks leading up to the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, I have literally devoured every single show/movie/documentary that I came across, and I have to say that I have learned so much.  I feel like I've come to know more about the the passengers, the crew, the individuals.  Where they came from and where they were going.  How the ship was built, by whom and how it sank.  So much information that has really opened up my eyes to a lot of things.  Hubby and I spent this weekend watching some wonderful shows on the National Geographic Channel, honestly if there is one channel on the dish that I would never get rid of, it would be this one :)

On my prayer list:::
Still praying for family and friends and for you all out there.
For our troops still overseas, for their safety and for their return home.
I've found myself in constant prayer lately, and just at any moment of the day, no matter what I'm doing.  It's like reconnecting with a good friend that you hadn't seen in years and finding that you still CLICK.  I love it, I love God and I love that I'm on the right track and every day forging a new bond with Him. 

Bible verse, Devotional::: 
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it."
Mark 8:34-35


  1. I love history and learning about things that happened in our past. The Titanic saga is great and informative.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting! I love the picture of your crochet work with the chocolate. :-)

  3. Have you ever been to the Titanic displays that come to museums or science centers? If you ever get a chance it is well worth the ticket price.

  4. I've been watching all the Titanic coverage as well! It's so fascinating to learn about something that happened 100 years ago. It really wasn't that long ago.

  5. What? An Amish show??? I have to watch this! I'm glad that it looks like you and the kids are on track to finish schooling early again this year. I'm sure they are excited.
    I hope you and the hubby get to enjoy some nice time together while he's off this week.

  6. I wish I could enjoy a few quiet moments too myself before my children get up!! I hope you have a great week. Love Emily {The Country Mumkin} x
    PS Your beans are doing much better than mine.

  7. I had to drive my husband to work this morning and I really enjoyed the few minutes of alone time with him. Kids are great, but we wouldn't have them without our husbands.

  8. For her birthday Katrina has asked to go see Titanic in 3D. She is currently writing her year end paper on it as well.

    It is thrilling to be in the right fellowship with God.

  9. My dad got me hooked on Doomsday Preppers, but I gotta say... These people are way over the top! It is important to be prepared for emergencies, but the Preppers on this show might be a little out of touch, lol. I'll be curious what you think!

  10. Sandra,how did you get your hands on all the janette oke books? Did you buy them?


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