I am a little shocked that we are already at the end of the year, it seems it was just January. Goodness!
I had a good weekend, a bit busy, but in a good way. Hope you all had one too, and I mean good weekend not busy because after all, weekends are for relaxing right?
Well let's get going with our first Happy Homemaker Monday of December. You up for it?
The weather outside is::::Cold and dreary. 32 degrees, cloudy and with a little rain in the forecast. I say it's perfect weather for staying indoors by the Christmas tree.
On the breakfast plate this morning::::Just had a Krispy Kreme donut which I haven't had in years. They taste just as good as I remember them and I'm thinking I shouldn't go so long without having another. HA! Also drinking some coffee with Vanilla Caramel creamer.
As I look outside my window:::The sky is a dark grey and it looks a little foggy too, I can't even see the mountain in the distance. There are a few birds flying from one tree to the other across the street, happily chirping away.
Right now I am::::In the living room, relaxing on the couch, my Christmas tree is on and I'm enjoying the lights and the wonderful scent of pine.
As I look around the house::::It needs some TLC today, there are a few boxes in the living room from the tree decorations, I need to move those to the garage. My Nicholas always throws his socks on the living room floor too, it drives me insane. The kitchen needs some tidying too, but for the most part, it is not that bad. I am loving the living room with the tree lit, looks so cosy :)
On today's to do list::::Laundry....Have two loads to wash and one to take out of the dryer.
Cleaning....In the kitchen, Unload the dishwasher and reload with breakfast dishes, sweep and mop. Clear off the counters. Clean off the chalkboard with the Thanksgiving doodles.
In the living room....Rug needs to be vacuumed again, will these pugs ever stop shedding? Need to vacuum off the couches too where Miss Lola has been laying. Ugh! Dust....and tidy up.
In the bedrooms....make the beds, pick up and tidy up, open curtains and blinds and windows to let in some fresh air. Vacuum.
In the bathrooms....usual, clean the toilets, sinks and mirrors.
Homeschooling....prepare the lessons, the girls are a little behind but it is expected with the high school work load.
Crocheting....Working on a Christmas tree.
Cooking.....Not sure what we're having for lunch, I need to go grocery shopping tomorrow so I think sandwiches will be it. Oh wait, I have Fish sticks, the kids like that, I will make some of those. Dinner will be a Chicken Casserole using drumsticks, bacon and some veggies.
Currently reading::::Nothing at the moment, took a break from the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series.
On the TV today::::No clue, whatever I feel like watching. Maybe a Christmas movie, maybe some crime series?
On the menu this week::::Monday - Chicken Casserole
Have to work on a menu plan today, so don't know what is on the menu for the next two weeks yet.
What I am creating at the moment::::Christmas tree and not sure yet if I'll be doing something else for Christmas presents.
New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::Nothing new, just been cooking up family favorites. I am hoping to try some new things the next few weeks.
Favorite photo from the camera::::
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
Dear Lord, remind me daily that it's You I should rush to during the holiday hustle. Not things. Not activities. I want to seek and find only You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
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