Monday, November 18, 2013

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/18/2013

Good morning my friends.

I have to start by apologizing for the delay in this post going up.  Our router decided to conk out last night, so this morning I had to run out and buy a new one.  Thankful that I had the funds at the moment or I wouldn't have known what to do.

It's up and running now, and though this may be late, at least it's going up right???? 


As I look outside my window:::
At the moment the sun is trying to shine through the clouds and we are at 34 degrees.  We woke up to a beautiful white winter wonderland on Saturday but as the day went by it completely melted, bummer.  Here's what the rest of the week looks like....

Right now I am:::
Sitting on my bed and trying to quickly get this post up.  I've taken off my boots and am wearing nice thick wooly socks because my toes are just frozen. 

Thinking and pondering:::
On Thanksgiving, on Christmas, on the grocery shopping I still need to finish...just a few things running around my mind. 

On my bedside table:::
Both books are still sitting there waiting, haven't read much at all this past week, but hoping to change that soon.
The Guardian by Beverly Lewis
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle (for a review)

On my tv tonight:::
Haven - episode from Friday
American Horror Story - catching up
When Ghosts Attack

Playing on the radio:::
Nothing at the moment, it's very quiet and I'm actually enjoying that

On the menu for this week:::

Monday - Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Egg Noodles
Tuesday - *Tiffany's Birthday, out to dinner* 
Wednesday - Beef Stew with Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Thursday -Shepherd's Pie with Salad and Pickled Beets
Friday - Chicken Pepper Pasta
Saturday - Bifes c/ molho de cerveja (Portuguese steaks with beer gravy), fries
Sunday -  Pumpkin Soup, Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches

On my to do list:::
Homeschooling - Boys need to make a model of a mountain and the girls have some portfolios due
Laundry - wash, dry, iron, put away
Bake Cookies for Cookie Sheet Review

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Still working on the Diamond crochet blanket.  It's been another crazy week.

My simple pleasure:::
Having a cup of coffee and a few cookies in the afternoon

Lesson learned the past week:::
God is always in control.  He is the Potter and we are the dirty clay that he molds and pounds and presses into what we're supposed to be.  Something has come up with regards to my husband's job and we are wondering if this is the right job for him or if it's time to look for something else.   The good thing is that we know that God is in control and knows exactly what the answer to that question is.  So we'll wait until it is revealed :) 

Looking around the house:::
Jasmine is in the shower, Tiffany is fixing her hair, the boys are watching a movie, my sister in law is at work and both my husband and brother are running errands.  The house is a flurry of activity and noise, and even though sometimes it drives me a little nuts, more often than not I enjoy all the busyness around me. 

From the camera:::


On my prayer list:::
My husband.  He is struggling with being retired after so many years in the military.  It's hard to see these guys trying to adjust to civilian life.  I pray that he feels peace soon and that he finds the job that makes him happy.

Bible verse, Devotional:::
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Proverbs 21:3


  1. I've heard a lot of former military members say getting back to the civilian life is a rough adjustment. I hope your husband finds his way through it. I couldn't thank him enough for his service to our country.

  2. My husband was medically discharged from the Army back in 2010 and he too struggled with civilian life. It's awful for us to watch them suffer but it does get easier for them, it just takes some time x

  3. no idea what this means but it is the message I got when I tried to link up my post today:
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  4. Sounds like you have a busy and exciting house.

    I'm sorry your husband is having a hard time. Sounds like you guys are hanging in there. I know it's hard to see your husband go through rough times with jobs and stuff. I can't even imagine watching them jump completely out of their comfort zone, like entering civilian life. I'm praying for you and your husband, as you continue to adjust to this new lifestyle and see where life takes you.

    Hang in there. Happy Monday!

  5. Blessings to you and your hubby....I feel when my son retires from the air force he will be the same way.... He joined when he was 19 he is now soon to be 31 and will retire at 38..unless he can stay in longer than that is his plan...but hE will know no other.....a lot of prayers and patience's......
    Love reading your blog so warm and inviting

  6. your temperatures don't look too bad this week :-D Have a great week!


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