Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday #15

Morning everyone.  Sorry this is going up a little late, I'm moving a little slow this morning, actually overslept.  Oops :)

Again, thank you to all who participate, I'll be coming around to say hi shortly as there is no rushing around for testing this week.

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The weather:::
108 degrees this weekend.  Yes, we are well on our way to an Arizona summer and I'm already trying to get myself used to it but it's not easy.  You go outside for 5 minutes and you're literally soaking wet from the sweating and can't handle being out there any longer.  I think this week it's supposed to cool off a little and there's even a chance of some rain on Thursday.  I won't hold much to that because 99% of the rain and thunderstorm predictions never come true here in the Valley LOL  

On my reading pile:::  
Joyce Meyer Devotional
Joseph Prince Devotional
Recently got my hands on all the Janette Oke books for my Kindle.  I'm SO excited.  Actually plan on starting The Centurion's Wife this week :) 

On my TV:::
Yesterday I watched The Conspirator on Instant Netflix.  It was a fantastic movie about the assassination of President Lincoln, I think you would all enjoy it very much :) 
Will be catching up on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener on YouTube. 

On the menu for this week:::
 Monday -   Broiled Parmesan Tilapia, Salad
Tuesday - Sausages in Tomato Sauce w/ mashed potatoes
Wednesday - Jasmine's Birthday.  She has requested my Creamy Chicken Florentine
Thursday -  Feijoada (Portuguese Bean Stew)
Friday -  Homemade Pizza with Garlic Crust
Saturday - Chicken Curry 
Sunday -   Burgers with Jalapeno Cheddar Burger Buns

On my to do list:::
Finish the laundry, iron and put away two baskets
Some more shopping for Jasmine's Birthday  

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Still working on the ripply cushion.  The front is finished and only have another 2 rows to finish on the back, then just have to put it together.  Can't wait to see the finished product :)  
I'm also going to be making some Vicks Vapor Shower Discs this week.
I have some crochet jar toppers in mind as well.
Would like to make some more progress on my Spring Quilt.

In Homeschooling:::
Last week due to testing, we didn't do much schooling, so this week we are catching up and actually pushing ahead so we can finish this year within the next 2 weeks or so.  The kids are about done with school and truth be told, so am I.  
Around this time of the year I think everyone is just ready to have it over with and to start the summer break :)   

Looking around the house:::
Jasmine is still asleep.  I had forgotten how much teens like sleeping, good grief LOL
Nicholas is up and playing a game on his computer.  My dishwasher is swishing behind me.  I have a cup of not so hot coffee sitting next to me, which I'm sure I'll have to top off here shortly, nothing worse than taking a sip out of the mug and swallowing cold coffee.  BLECH!
House is clean, just have to mop the floors.  

From the camera:::

Iced Mint Tea....a favorite around here for the hot days.

Iced Mint Tea

Something fun to share:::
This weekend, I was searching online for Amish related blogs and came across a really neat one called About Amish.   

As I started going back through the posts and reading, I was fascinated to find out that the owner of this blog is none other than Saloma Furlong, the ex Amish lady that was in the The Amish show on PBS a few weeks ago.  Do you remember me mentioning the show???  

It was really good.  You may still be able to watch it online at the PBS site :)

On my prayer list:::
Friends and family.  Praying for whatever it may be that they're going through at the moment.
For me, I'm praying for the continued focus to keep reading the Bible daily and to not give up....I'm doing so well, I'm proud of myself :)

Bible verse, Devotional::: 
But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

1 Samuel 15:22


  1. Hi Sandra
    Thank you for a great post (as always!) it has given me so many things to follow-up! You have reminded me about the Vicks shower disc, they were on my to-do list a few weeks ago and I never got around to making any ~ we need them now as my eldest is suffering from a blocked nose poor thing!! Thank you also for pointing us towards the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener and About Amish, I will take a look at those later tonight (I loved the Meet the Amish prog on UK TV)
    Have a great week.
    Love Emily {The Country Mumkin}

  2. Hello! Me again already ~ my eldest daughter would like me to ask you about home schooling ~ what you study and how long you study each day/year?
    Thank you Ex

  3. Hi Sandra! I'm so glad you're back from your blogging break. I always enjoy your posts. Do you have the recipe for the parmesan grilled tilapia. I've been trying to add more fish to our menu around here.

  4. Feijoada is one of the only Portugese words I remember from my trip to Brazil. Thanks for sparking fond memories.

  5. Thank you for telling us about the About Amish blog! I can't wait to get some reading done.

    Aww, wouldn't it be nice to be able to sleep like a teenager? My son is up around 7 everyday, so I never get to sleep in anymore. I tell him often, "Some day you'll want to sleep in and won't be able to, so try to enjoy sleep now." It never works though. Haha!

  6. Well, I finally bit the bullet and started along with Happy Homemaker Monday. I've been wanting to for awhile, thanks for sponsoring it.
    I made the vaporub discs last week, not sure when we'll need them but I did want to be prepared.
    We're having temps in the 50's here in KY today, I like it a wee bit warmer! Judy

  7. We really enjoyed watching the Conspirator too.

    Oh my goodness, 108*. If was roasting at 84* on Sunday. I can't imagine living in that heat.

  8. I have checked out The Centurion's Wife twice from the library and never gotten to read it....I really want to read so much on my plate :-( Enjoy!

  9. I'm fascinated with the Amish. Thanks for the videos. Also, it's good to know that we aren't the only homeschoolers anxiously awaiting summer. Thanks for sharing.


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