Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/19/2015

Well good morning.  It is just 7am here and I'm up, on a public holiday, does that make any sense whatsoever?

I have this internal clock that wakes me up pretty much every day, between 6:30 and 7am.  No matter what day, what year, what is going on, rain or shine.  Little irritating to say the least.

Anyway, let's get going with the Happy Homemaker Monday post for today.

The weather outside is::::
The fog around here has been quite creepy.  I do like fog on a rare occasion but when it is a common every day thing, it starts becoming quite weird, to say the least.  Let me show you what is the mess outside, because it truly feels like we're in a horror movie.

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
As always, at the moment just the cup of coffee but I will be making some cinnamon rolls in about an hour or two, before the family wakes up here. 

As I look outside my window:::
Creepiness ensues.  Foggy, cold. But you know, it's almost like a beautiful creepiness, it always reminds me that whatever God creates is beautiful in it's own right.

Right now I am::::
Typing up this post, sitting with the fire going and enjoying the quietness of the house as everyone is fast asleep.  Listening to music on Spotify too.

As I look around the house::::
It is clean, I don't have to do anything today.  Yay!!!
The fire is going, the lamp in the living room is turned on, but other than that the house is quite dark.  It looks cozy though :) 

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....Have a few loads, I think 3, to put away.  They are all folded and in the baskets, I did that yesterday, but now it's the job of getting everything where it belongs.  Seriously, laundry is a full time job.  Ugh!!! 
Cleaning....In the kitchen....Usual dishes, counter pick up.  I do have to mop again, I mopped yesterday and then before it was completely dry I was walking around in there and not it just looks horrible. 
In the living room....Nothing much, just some random things here and there, like laptops on the couches and game boxes on the table. 
In the bedrooms....make the beds, open blinds, vacuum.  
In the bathrooms....Did the cleaning yesterday, so no need to do it today.
Homeschooling....End of semester is Thursday, so even though it is a holiday and there is technically no school, the girls are both working hard. 
Cooking.....For lunch, we have leftover Spaghetti and Dinner will be Ribs, Fries and Corn on the Cob.  Husband requested!   

Currently reading::::
Still nothing, still waiting on my book to come in.  Truth be told, I haven't had time anyway.   

On the TV today::::
I started watching a movie last night and then it kept buffering and stopping and it was irritating me, so I turned it off and will continue watching this morning.  It is "The Best of Me" from Nicholas Sparks.  I was really enjoying it too.....but that's ok, I'm loading it now and will finish when I'm done with the post.
Also have American Sniper and Dracula Untold to watch today with the family.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Pork Ribs, Fries, Corn on the Cob
Tuesday - Carne con Papas
Wednesday - Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Thursday - Pork Egg Rolls, Sesame Noodles
Friday - Easy Beef Stroganoff, Egg Noodles
Saturday -Bitoque (Portuguese Steak)
Sunday - Ranch Chicken, Salad

What I am creating at the moment::::
Oh my gosh, nothing.......where has my crochet mojo gone?  I'm really a total mess at the moment, and I can't wait to feel content and normal again so that I can get back to the things I enjoy.     

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
Finally updated the food blog.  Did you hear that loud sound a few days ago?  That was the collective gasp of the Universe.  Anyway, you can get the recipes for the Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie and the Ice Cream Cupcakes, right there on the blog.  I will also have the recipe for this yummy Peach Cake up as well.  It's like a cross between a Tres Leches and a Peach Cake.  So yummy.

Ice Cream Cupcake

Brown Butter Chocolate chip skillet cookie

Favorite photo from the camera::::

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
John 3:18

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Jean said...

That fog is beautiful but I think I'll stick with our sunshine! I've missed linking up for a few weeks but I'm glad to have a planning post today (and a plan for the week!). Thanks for hosting.

Susanne said...

That fog makes for beautiful pictures, though! They say 90 days after a fog there will be moisture. One winter we were getting tons of fog around here so we marked it on the calendar and lo and behold 90 days later there was rain or sleet or snow! Weird.

Pamela said...

It's very foggy here too and yes, laundry is a full-time job!

threesidesofcrazy said...

I have that same internal clock and the same fog which makes it where I'd prefer to snuggle back in and go back to sleep - if only my body would let me!

Have a great week.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you have a great week and that the fog lifts and stays away! xx

Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

I am the same way... I can't sleep in! Ever! It doesn't matter what time I go to bed. Glad to hear I'm not the only one!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Sorry I had to miss HHM yesterday, but I'll be back next week!
I think that fog is pretty in an eerie way too.

I hope you've been feeling better and I hope you're getting your mojo back you've been looking for dear Lady!

Looks like you sure have in the food department. That cookie skillet and that cake look AMAZING! Will have to copy those recipes.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. xoxo

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Beautiful pictures! That ice cream cup cake looks delicious. :)