Good morning ladies :) Here we are on another Monday, the start of a whole new week and I sure do hope it's a good one for us all.
I'm up bright and early this morning with my husband. Remember I used to get up with him for work to fix him his coffee and chat a little before he headed to work? Well I haven't done that in months now, first because he was on terminal leave for work and the move, and then here he's been working afternoon shifts....but he is now on a morning shift, so it's up at 5am for us.
Little early, but I do so love these mornings to myself. I get to catch up on my shows without being interrupted, I get to read the Bible or a book, devotionals etc. I guess in a way, it's another step back to normalcy which is very welcomed at this stage.
Now, onto today's Happy Homemaker Monday......
As I look outside my window:::
29 degrees at the moment. Last week we warmed up a little from the previous and it looks like we will be staying around the same this coming week.
Right now I am:::
Enjoying my first cup of coffee and sitting on my bed writing this post.
Thinking and pondering:::
On Thanksgiving and the menu, also thinking about this week's dinner menu which I need to write up.
On my bedside table:::
The Guardian by Beverly Lewis
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle (for a review)
On my tv tonight:::
My Portuguese Soaps
The Paradise Season 2
Playing on the radio:::
I absolutely adore this song.
On the menu for this week:::
Working on Menu Plan so not all days have meals
Monday - White Castle Sliders, Homemade Fries
Tuesday - Chicken Stew
Wednesday - Portuguese Meatballs, Scalloped Potatoes
On my to do list:::
Bake Pie for Lucky Leaf Review and Giveaway today
Bake Cookies for Cookie Sheet Review
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Diamond crochet blanket
My simple pleasure:::
Reading a book while sitting on a comfy quilt near the fire.
Lesson learned the past week:::
That no matter how much I try to avoid drama, it tends to come my way, and it's how I react to it that will determine the outcome.
Looking around the house:::
Everyone is fast asleep. Hubby is at work and the pugs are snoring on the bed next to me. I gave the house a good cleaning yesterday so it's looking nice and tidy. With 8 people in one house, it tends to get cluttered very fast but if you stay on top of it, then it's not that bad at all :)
From the camera:::
On my prayer list:::
My family.....dad, stepmom, brothers and grandma etc. Lots going on all around and everyone needing prayers in different ways.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." - John 14:1-3