Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/18/2015

Morning everyone.  I have to apologize for the lack of posts this past week but it's down to the crunch time and I haven't had much time for anything at all.  I've had to really prioritize things and unfortunately blogging, replying to messages and general chit chat in general is being set aside for the moment.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to post a Happy Homemaker Monday next week, I should be able to as we'll already be in our new house, so you may have a new post all the way from Texas :)

If I don't have internet up yet or something has come up, then I'll try to update you as soon as possible.


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Rainy rainy day, for a few days now and today it's cloudy again and we're expecting more.  I don't mind it, I do like the weather, it just becomes a little frustrating when trying to pack up the moving trailer.

Things that make me happy:
Knowing that I'm going to see my husband on Friday and that this long wait is finally over.

Menu for this week:
I don't have a menu, we're eating the last of the food that is in the fridge/freezer and pantry, so it will be a lot of simple meals.

What's on my TV today:
Hopefully some down time tonight to watch my Portuguese soaps on the computer and some vlogs.  I am not sure if I'll have time though, so we'll play it by ear.

Looking around the house:
It's empty, there are only a few boxes left to be packed into the truck and also a few items that I'm not taking with me and going to try and sell this week.

On my To Do List:

Finish packing the truck

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
I would love to try some good food cooked by me, honestly.  I miss being in my kitchen and cooking real meals, I've about had enough of sandwiches and hotdogs and kid friendly stuff.

In the craft basket:
Yarn, and the basket is in the truck so yeah, nothing.

Looking forward to this week:
Finishing up getting the truck packed, selling remaining items, cleaning the house, relaxing at least one day and picking up my husband from the airport on Friday.

Tips and Tricks:
When packing a truck for a move, use every single nook and cranny.  Stuff it with blankets, small items, stuffed toys, whatever.  And pack that truck like a game of Tetris, as tight as you can. 

My favorite blog post this week:
I don't have any, haven't had a chance to read anything.

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
Again, I would suggest you take a look at my sidebar and find something on there, there are great blogs listed :)

No words needed (favorite photo or picture):
Moving trailer was only supposed to be delivered this morning, but the nice driver dropped it off Friday so it's almost done packing.  This is me the day it was delivered :)

Lesson learned the past few days:

That I can push through anything, that when things look overwhelming and unattainable, that all I have to do is hold on to the Lord's hand tighter and it will all seem like a little hill to walk over.

On my mind:
Oh goodness, everything about this move.  I have to make sure I fit the grill and the turtle tank in that truck.  I unfortunately have to leave quite a few things behind and thankfully been able to sell some and my brother and sister in law are buying a few things off me too.  Makes me sad, but you know, as long as I have the essentials in there that is what matters.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. - Isaiah 40:28


  1. We're both moving at the same time! Well, we were...our move finally finished last Thursday. I'm looking forward to all of your Texas posts! :)

  2. Wow - down to the wire now Sandra! Keep staying strong!! You're doing amazing Lady and I'm so happy that you'll all get to be together again soon. Yay!

    Prayers and best wishes all being sent your way that everything will go smoothly and safely for the move.

    God bless Sweetie! xo

  3. I'm so happy to read your husband's flying in and you and the kids won't have to make that long drive alone. Take good care of yourselves and when you can get on line, all well and good. We'll miss you but your priorities come first. God bless you all!

  4. I'm so excited that this day is finally here for you!! Country home here you come. Have a safe and quick journey.

  5. Woohoo! You are almost there!!!! I'm so excited and can't wait to hear about all the new adventures you will face. Like I've said before, do what you need to do, and when you are ready and able to jump back into the blogging, messaging, and chit chatting, we'll all be here waiting. Hang in there. Hope the move goes well. Have a safe trip to Texas!

  6. i feel bad you are leaving your family again, but maybe soon they can move up there to be near you..
    safe journey sandra, glad your hubby is joining you..

  7. Getting soo close! Hang in there! :)

  8. So happy for you and your husband to be reunited soon! Cannot even imagine how hard that must be.

  9. Blessings on your move!! Looking forward to seeing your new home :)

    ps What type of vlogs do you watch?


  10. Good luck on your move! Hopefully, the weather will cooperate for you. Can't wait to start hearing about your new home in Texas.

  11. Moving must be overwhelming. I never move. I pray that your move will go smoothly. That your house will become your "home" in every way. I enjoy reading your blog even though I rarely write. Take care....Texas here you come!

  12. I'm excited for you, getting to see your hubby after too long and getting to move to a new place. Looking forward to your posts for this new chapter you are getting ready to start. (and you'll be closer, so getting to meet is now more possible then before :-) ) Drive safe, and have a good holiday weekend.

  13. Sandra, I wish you the best with this move and look forward to seeing your new home and how you decorate it! Don't worry, we will all be here when you get back. Take it easy as much as you can and have a happy reunion with your husband!

  14. I like your tips for moving! I've moved several times, so I understand the stress that comes with it. Whew! It can be exhausting for sure.

  15. Dear Sandra ~ This morning I got the urge to check up on you here, and somehow missed this post when you posted.

    So, you should be in TX now and I hope all is well for you there and that the flooding hasn't been in your new home's area.

    Looking forward to reading a post from you soon.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  16. I have enjoyed reading your blog, and have nominated you for a Liebster award!! Find more info here if you choose to accept:


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