Monday, May 6, 2013

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/06/2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good Morning everyone :)

What a fast weekend that was, in the blink of an eye it was gone.  On to the next right?

Quick note, I changed one of the categories below from Blog Hopping to What I found while surfing the net.  This opens up the possibilities to anything you may want to share, whether it's a new site you found, something you saw pinned on pinterest, a site you love shopping at, etc.

The weather.....
Hot, but this week we are dropping the temps a bit and are supposed to see some rain, or so they say.  I highly doubt that part.  Here's a look at the rest of the week....

Right now I am....
Trying to fully wake up.  Sitting on my couch with my laptop in my lap, still in my pj's and sipping on some Vanilla Bean Coffee.
About Lola.  Should be getting a call back from the Vet this morning, with the results of her blood work.  Just hoping for some answers.

On my reading pile....
Finished the previous book and just started "Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart" by Beth Pattilo, the second book in the series.

On my TV.....
Aside from Fringe, I have a few shows from the UK to catch up on, some new ones starting, and then the ones I watch with hubby.

What I found while surfing the net....
Some of my favorite blogs are in Europe, and in a different language.  But I have found that they have some of the most gorgeous photography and homes I've ever come across, and so I find myself scrolling through their pages, just dumbfounded.  Liebesbotschaft is one such blog....drool!

On the menu for this week....

Monday 6th
Cinnamon Rolls, milk, coffee
Chicken Soup, Fruit
Portuguese Pork Chops with Potatoes
Tuesday 7th

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Milk
Lunch: Chicken sandwiches
Dinner: Slow Cooked Sirloin with Rice

Wednesday 8th
Breakfast: Toast with Jam, Coffee, Juice
Lunch: Mini Pizzas, Yogurt
Dinner: Sicilian Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes

Thursday 9th

Breakfast: Cereal, milk
Lunch: Homemade Crunchwrap
Dinner: Fish Sticks, Potato Salad

Friday 10th

Breakfast: Banana Nut Muffins, Milk
Lunch: Crab and Tuna Salad
Dinner: Frango a moda do Alentejo (Portuguese Chicken)

Saturday 11th
Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos
Lunch: Cheese and Ham Panninnis
Dinner: Italian Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes

Sunday 28th
Breakfast: Bacon, Omelettes, Biscuits and Gravy, Coffee, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza
Dinner: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

On my to do list....

In the craft basket....
Granny Square Blanket
Red, white and blue quilt
Crochet Ripply Blanket

Looking forward to this week....
A week without incidents for Miss Lola. A good phone call from the vet. A productive week of homeschooling as we are about to end this school year and the kids want to push through and get it done with.

Looking around the house....
As always, at this time of the morning  my children are still fast asleep.  It's just me and the pugs up right now.  I've just kissed the hubby goodbye as he headed off to work.
I have dishes in the sink and the kitchen needs to be tidied up and swept.  The living room rug needs to be vacuumed and the couches picked up, random pillows, Jasmine's glasses, Nic's laptop etc.
Really need to get the hem done on my living room curtains, put up some new ones but they are ridiculously long and I don't like the pooling effect on the bottom. 

From the camera....


On my prayer list.....
Our Lola, that whatever is going on is nothing serious.  I would love nothing more than for her to never have another seizure, but I don't think that's quite realistic on my part, so I just pray that it's not often or that it's controllable etc.
My husband, as he continues to wait for his test results, as he continues to go to college to get his Master's and as he compiles his resume and gets ready for the possibility of retiring and finding a job.  It's so stressful on us both, but I think extra on him because as the head of the family he wants to do all he can to ensure our children have a good life.
For me, I just ask for the Lord's guiding hand, and for me to remember and really let it sink in that whatever He may think is best for us doesn't necessarily mean it's something I had in mind.  

Bible verse, Devotional....


  1. I hope the call from the Vets is a good one!

    Your blog is so inspirational :) xx

  2. Sandra - I hope you have a good outcome with Miss Lola. Wishing you a peaceful week. x

  3. I love your devotional with the picture. It's very unique.
    You and your family will be in my prayers, as well as Lola.

    Your menu looks yummy!

    I'm also ready for summer to get here and this school year to be done. I think I'm more excited about it than my son is! LOL

    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Thanks so much for hosting HHM. :)

  4. Your photography is so beautiful! You are very gifted.

  5. Praying for Miss Lola.

    One of the hardest things I've had to learn as a wife it to take my husband's lead. So much in my past it's been me doing the leading. Praying for you on this as well.

    Your menu always looks so good. I want to come for supper!

  6. Been praying for Lola, hope the vet call is good! We've had our share of health issues w/ Puppy, and it's so scary.

  7. Sandra, I find you so uplifting. I look forward to your posts and your beautiful photos. Wishing the best for Lola and your family. She is adorable.

  8. Hi Sandra, oh sure hope Lola is ok....wishing you a great week, Francine.

  9. I hope everything is alright with Miss Lola.

    I love your sunflower-so beautiful.

  10. Hoping the news was good about Lola. This is an exciting time for you and your hubs as you look forward to a different season of life, out of the military. Best of luck, Sandra!

  11. I can't wait until I have time to participate in HHM again ... until then, I do try to stop by and read when I can!


  12. I am still thinking and praying for your family. Please let us know about Lola's tests.

    Love the quote on the shoe. xo

  13. So beautiful! I linked up! Thanks for sharing!


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