Monday, May 28, 2012

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday #20

What a beautiful morning.  Yet again, I am up early instead of sleeping in  Hahahah

Anyway, come on in, I have cinnamon coffee, it's hot, it's yummy and it will start your day off right.

I wasn't sure if I was going to put up the Happy Homemaker Monday post today being that it's Memorial Day, but I figured I would anyway :)

Happy Homemaker Monday
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The weather:::

Hasn't been as hot the past few days but by Wednesday we are back up to the triple digits.  Oh boy!
It's nice right now, only 60 degrees outside so it feels wonderful.  .

On my reading pile:::  

Lots of books, if you want a detailed list check out my Spring Reading Thing 2012.  I am actually adding one more book to the list, which I bought yesterday while at the Base BX.  It's the new Sophie Kinsella "Mini Shopaholic".  I LOVE her books and have all of them, so this was a cute surprise to find on the shelf. 

On my TV:::

- Watching the third episode of  "Starlings".

- Tonight on the History Channel, I'll be watching "Hatfields & McCoys".  It is a 3 part special about the true American story of a legendary family feud that nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia.   Click here to watch a preview.

-  Tomorrow my DVR is working overtime, there are so many shows on that I want to watch.
Heads up on a new one on the National Geographic Channel, it's called "American Colony:  Meet the Hutterites".  Looks very interesting.
This weekend, the hubster and I also watched "Jericho".  It's a series that used to be on TV, and we're really enjoying it, so much so that I finished my ripply pillow during our little marathon of the first season :) 

On the menu for this week:::
My husband is going to be on a TDY, which means that I won't be cooking big meals like I usually do.  One way of making the kids feel better and helping them through this time where they miss daddy, is to let them pick the meals they're going to have.  We end up just eating really simple things, and though I'll still cook, the meals are all kid friendly, picked BY them :) 

 Monday -   Zucchini Casserole (recipe will be up on the blog later)
Tuesday -   Portuguese Chicken and Rice
Wednesday -  Zippy Hotdogs
Thursday -   Grilled Cheese and Ham, Veggies
Friday -  Homemade Mac and Cheese
Saturday -   Tuna Salad
Sunday -   Beef pot pies, yogurt, fruit

On my to do list:::

Laundry as usual
Last minute stuff that needs to be done before hubby leaves

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::

Working on a project that I set aside a long time ago, just want to get it finished now.  It's my African Flowers Lap Blanket.

African Flowers Lap Blanket

Summer Fun::: (this one will take over for the homeschooling until school starts up again.  You can share an activity, or a recipe, or a photo, or anything you wish to show us what your family is doing for summer)

Hubby is going to be gone for most of the summer and the kids are not happy about it at all.  So to keep them entertained in order for the time to pass faster, we picked up the Dangerous Book for Boys for Nicholas, and for Jasmine, I already had the Double Daring Book for Girls which I received for a review back in 2009.  
They've been going through the books and have found so many interesting things to do while daddy is gone, it's fun seeing them so excited :)

Looking around the house:::

I'm at the kitchen table typing this entry.  Everyone, and I mean everyone, including the pugs, is still in bed asleep.
I have two loaves of Artisan Bread rising on the counter right now, so we'll have some fresh hot bread for breakfast.
The house is actually clean, I did that yesterday so there's nothing to pick up or straighten up right now :)

From the camera:::

Getting the artisan bread dough ready last night.  It has to sit on the counter for 12 hours :)  

Night time

Something fun to share:::

I guess the fact that I'm back to blogging and back to my old self is something fun to share, right???  
I've also returned to my old food blog, or rather, my real food blog, the Wordpress one never really felt like home to me.  
I'm trying to turn my blog into a book and though there are several websites out there who will do it, it's actually quite expensive.  The mere size of my blog means that I have to split it not only into years, but months.  I was only able to fit 3 months of 2006 into one book and it would cost me $89 for the color, or $49 for black and white.  Yikes.  
So I'm trying to go a different route with a real homemade book.  I'm setting up the pages as I want, copying the posts one by one etc.  Then I'll print them out and bind them by hand and also make a leather cover for it.  It's going to take me a very long time, but I think it's a project well worth undertaking :)

On my prayer list:::

My husband as he prepares for the TDY, I pray for a safe trip.  Please keep him and the rest of the guys going with, in your prayers. 
Praying for you all out there, whatever it may be that you need prayers for, that the Lord comfort you and Bless you.

Bible verse, Devotional::: 

But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:21-24


  1. This is my first time stopping by -- love this link up! Looking forward to trying the zippy hotdogs with my children!

  2. I wasn't sure how to link my post but you can view it at I enjoy your blog and look forward to the next Homemaker Monday:)


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