Monday, July 9, 2012

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday #26

I want to start by thanking  each and every one of you, for the prayers and support you threw my way after the last post I made.  

We are doing ok right now, I'm showering my girl with lots of lot and attention and reminding her that we love her more than anything in this world, that she's not alone, and that she does not need to listen to what society tells her.  That above all, she is a child of God. 

We have spent the past two days having very long conversations about everything and anything in this world.  She's growing up, she has questions, I have answers.   Our family is pulling together as ONE, even with daddy away, and we are going to do whatever it takes to make things better.  Nothing worse than seeing your child in emotional pain or thinking they are worthless.  

But moving on, here is today's Happy Homemaker Monday.....and I do hope it is a happy Monday for you all :)

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The Weather:::
90 degrees, blue skies.   The rain we had the other day seems to have cool down the weather a bit and for that alone I'm very happy.   

On my reading pile:::
With what has been going on around here, I haven't been able to get much reading done, but I do have a book review going up later today. 
I also started the Beverly Lewis "The Fiddler", but so far it hasn't really grabbed my attention, which is very weird since I'm such a huge Lewis fan.

On my tv:::
I have three episodes of Starlings to catch up on
The first episode of The Hollow Crown...Richard II, you can watch online here.   And I'm sure the second one is already up too.
My Portuguese soap opera
Eureka tonight

On the menu for this week:::

Monday -  Chicken Salad Tuesday -  Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli
Wednesday - Homemade Calzones
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner
Friday -  Hubby will be home for dinner, we are ordering pizza
Saturday - Out for the day
Sunday  -  Ribs, Baked Potatoes, Corn

On my to do list:::
Vacuum, mop
Clean bathrooms
change bed linens

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Nothing right now

Homemaking Tips:::
Here's a simple recipe for some homemade eyeglass cleaner.

Empty travel sized spray bottle
Rubbing alcohol
Liquid dish soap

Fill the spray bottle 3/4 full with rubbing alcohol. Add two small drops of dish soap.
Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with tap water. If you have really hard water you might want to consider using distilled water instead. A gallon of distilled water costs less than $1.
Place the lid on the container and shake gently. If you shake it too hard the dish soap will become too sudsy.
Use the finished product the same way you would use any eyeglasses cleaner. After spraying the solution on the lenses of the glasses, wipe gently with a soft cloth. (credit:

Looking around the house:::
Kids just got up, they're laying on the couch in their pj's just half asleep.  I have my back door open and can hear the sounds of the landscaping people mowing a yard somewhere and using the leaf blower.  My dishwasher is running in the background and my pugs are sitting at my feet.

From the camera:::
Bread rising on the counter

Day 39

On my prayer list:::
My husband, he will be traveling back home on Thursday
My beautiful daughter, that the Lord fills her heart with love and she holds on to that with all her might.
Military wife friends who also have their husbands gone at the moment. 

Bible verse, Devotional:::
Dear God, help my daughter today, at home, at school, at work, at play,
to be your faithful follower.
Help her to keep her body well and strong.
Help her to show loving-kindness and to be helpful and courteous
at home or wherever she may be.
Give her patience and purity and truth, and make her heart a place of peace.
If things seem to go wrong with her, help her to be good-tempered and cheerful
at all times, sunny hearted, joyous, unselfish.
Dear God, who watches over her, help her
to grow in goodness, and step by step to gentle womanhood. Amen.


  1. I am so sorry that your daughter is going through a rough time! Being a teen is hard. I remember that it was for me, at least. But she has an awesome mom and a strong family that will help her get through. {{hugs}}

  2. Jasmine is blessed with a wonderful family. It's good to know that whatever happens in the world - your family loves you!

  3. With a godly mother like you, I'm sure your daughter has everything she needs to stand tall and strong. Your are a good mother. xo

  4. Hang in there - I know the week is going to improve - Curt is coming home!!

  5. Friday is so close! Hang in there until then. Stay busy, I know how hard waiting can be!

  6. I hope everything works out for your daughter and family. So glad your husband is coming home soon.

  7. Maybe things will feel better for your daughter once her father is home. I think fathers have such an effect on how their daughters feel about themselves. I am so grateful that my husband is a good father and a wonderful man, and I am sure you feel the same. I hope the rest of your week goes quickly and you have a wonderful reunion on Thursday!

    I attempted to participate in Happy Homemaker Monday this week, but I absentmindedly posted it on my private family blog, and when I attempted to copy and paste it on the correct blog the formatting was messed up. So I gave up. I have to take my son to the doctors AGAIN so I do not have time to rewrite it, but I look forward to seeing everyone else's posts.

  8. I always love reading your Happy Homemaker Mondays. Reading what you've shared about your daughter reminds me of my teenage years. I went through a tough time during my first few years, but fortunately, I was surrounded by a strong mother, a loving, attentive father, and I know your daughter is going to come through these years an incredible woman. I'm only 22, and I just started my own life a year ago, but everything my mother taught and instilled in me is so valuable. Blessings to you and your family!

    Also, when you finish Richard II, Henry IV Episode 1 is already posted on Youtube!

  9. Can you share your Homemade Calzones recipe?
    I hope all goes well with your daughter. <3

  10. I think that Jasmine will learn so much from you about how to be an amazing woman and mom. She is very lucky to have you, and I am confident that with God and the rest of your family, she will be able to get through whatever she is going through. The teen years are the worst, but in what will feel like no time for you and forever to her, she'll be through them, and much stronger because of them.


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