Happy Monday and welcome to my little corner of the world.
Can you believe that a whole week has come and gone, the weekend whizzed right by and here we are again? Goodness.
I want to apologize for my disappearance last week, I've been very busy packing and looking for houses and just getting things done around here. I haven't been online very much, and it's honestly been wonderful to disconnect and recharge, so to speak.
But, I'm back and so happy to be here. Let's jump right in to our Happy Homemaker Monday, shall we?
As I look outside my window:::
I thought that I would start actually showing you what I see when I look out my windows. Instead of just describing it, you can get a real sense of what I'm seeing, and this morning it looks beautiful out there. The fields are getting watered, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, it's a gorgeous spring day.
Right now I am:::
Enjoying the breeze coming in through the window, writing this post up and drinking my coffee.
Thinking and pondering:::
On my new healthy lifestyle. I have decided to get back on the wagon, eat healthier, cut out the junk food, control my portions, watch my calories, drink my 64 oz of water each day and also do my Zumba. I've neglected myself since we moved back to Idaho and I'm not feeling very well, so it's time to get back to being healthy.
On my bedside table:::
My Bible, TV control, glass of water
On my tv this week:::
The Little Couple
19 Kids and counting
Catch up day (clear the DVR)
Long Island Medium
K-Love. I wish they were here in Idaho on the radio, but unfortunately I can only listen online. That's ok though, at least I can still listen to it right? Right now it's playing Hello my name is by Matthew West.
On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Hubby has a business dinner with his boss, the kids and I will eat something easy
Tuesday - Pepperoni Pizza Pasta
Wednesday - Creamy Mustard Pork Chops with Rice
Thursday - Curt's Birthday - out to dinner
Friday - Creamy Oven Chicken with Mashed Potatoes
Saturday - Smothered Burgers and Fries
Sunday - Lazy Sunday Crockpot Chili
On my to do list:::
Laundry - put it all away. Got everything washed, ironed and folded yesterday, just needs to be put away.
Homeschooling with the girls
Run errands with hubby this morning (UPS to return all the school materials, Pharmacy to find Iodine for the girl's Biology project)
Happening this week:::
Monday - UPS Store to ship boxes, Pharmacy, Homeschooling, Tae Kwon Do
Tuesday - Mow front and back yards, outside work, Homeschooling
Wednesday - Packing, moving stuff to storage, Homeschooling, Tae Kwon Do
Thursday - Housework, more packing
Friday - Trip to base (library, thrift store etc)
What I am creating:::
Have started the decreasing on he corner to corner blanket. It's going to be a small blanket, I didn't want to make something huge right now, just something that I could work on when I get a chance here and there but not big enough to bored me.
Finished the water bottle cover but am not happy with it, need to change it a bit.
My simple pleasure:::
Watching BBC documentaries.
Give yourself time to work on all the things you enjoy. I used to think that my routine and schedule should only include the usual housework and things that I considered to be of utmost importance, and my hobbies were just extra. WRONG!!!
I've now changed my routine to include time for everything.....and I don't know about you guys, but I enjoy crocheting, reading, watching TV shows etc, and usually I just do whatever on any day. I've decided that if I organize myself better and assign a day to certain things, I actually get more accomplished.
Monday - Crochet
Tuesday - Reading
Wednesday - Sewing
Thursday - Catching up on my shows
Friday - Free day to do whatever comes up
Saturday - Blog Reviews
Sunday - Time with God, devotionals, reading the Bible etc
Looking around the house:::
Needs a little tidying up, as usual after a weekend of relaxing with the family. The living room windows are open, and the sun is shining through.
From the camera:::
Spring is the time of birth and growth and I've just been loving watching all the little birds in my yard.
I'm praying for myself, to stay motivated with my new lifestyle and to not give up. To get closer to God, to really take in His word.
My friends who are needing prayer at the moment.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
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