Monday, February 25, 2013
Happy Homemaker Monday - 02/25/2013
Good Morning all :) Hope you've had a good weekend, got lots of rest and spent time with your loves. Here we are, another Monday, but instead of looking at it with dread, let's choose to look at it as a whole week to do fantastic things.
Cold. I'm just cold. I usually don't like the Arizona heat but at this moment I'm actually hoping it's around the corner. Last week we had some seriously weird weather, low temps, some rain, some snow/hail/rain mix, just crazy. Hoping this week we start warming up. It's currently 43 degrees.
Right now I am:
Drinking coffee, talking to my husband as he gets ready for work. I'm in my pj's, sitting on the couch and I have my granny lap blanket on my legs.
About everything I have to get done today, making mental lists, and planning my time accordingly.
On my reading pile:::
Cookbooks as I plan the new menu
On my tv:::
Mr Selfridge Episode 8
Portuguese Soaps - Tempo de Viver, Doida por Ti, Destinos Cruzados, Louco Amor
Call the Midwife Episode 6
Favorite Blog post this week (mine or other):::
Yesterday by Our Wee Farm. (makes me long for summer)
Something fun to share:::
Labels, clipart and all sorts of cool stuff. You can find them on Just Something I Made.
On the menu for this week:::
Making up the new menu as I have to get groceries this coming weekend. Still enjoying simple family favorites around here.
Monday - Chicken Fried Steak, Mash, Breaded Okra
Tuesday - Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Wednesday - Roast Chicken Drumsticks, Homemade Noodles, Veggies
Thursday - Crockpot Beans and Ham
On my to do list:::
Laundry - *SURPRISE*
Vacuum living room
Change bed linens
Paint my tray and small bookshelf
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Will be picking up my tablecloth today, already got the blanket stitch done around with the crochet thread, now it's just a matter of starting the edging.
Deciding on the next project.
Laundry can be a daunting task, but with a little help from the family, it's not that bad. I usually wash all the clothes, fold into piles according to who they belong to, then have everyone put their own laundry away.
Sometimes I have the kids do their own laundry, they are learning how to do laundry AND helping mom out.
When they put away their clothes, my initial reaction is to want to go in there and fix it all, but I've stopped doing that, or they'll never learn. I let them put it away how they want it, unless something is really wrong, I don't touch it.
It's never too early to start teaching your children how to do laundry :)
Looking around the house:::
It's super quiet. I have the scent of musk permeating the air as my candle burns in the kitchen. There is the faint glow from my oil lamp coming through.
Kids are still fast asleep, hubby is off to work and it's just me and my Portuguese TV in the background.
There are dishes in the sink that didn't fit in the washer last night, so I have to get that done. There are a few Wii remotes and game boxes on my Ottoman that need putting away.
Other than that, the house is not too bad today.
From the camera:::
Love them :)
On my prayer list:::
My father who is struggling to find a job back in South Africa. Please pray for him to find a good job, it's so hard at his age.
My stepmom, for help with everything she needs. She helps out her mother (my grandmother), my own mother and my uncle, as well as my dad's mother (grandmother). She sometimes stretches herself too thin.
My brothers, two of which haven't spoken in a few years. I pray that they will eventually set aside their differences and go back to being brothers.
My husband as he prepares for his promotion test for Master Sergeant.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.