Monday, August 03, 2015

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 08/03/2015 }

Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week ahead.  I have quite a busy few days to look forward to in preparation for the reunion next week.  It's going to be chaotic, just hope I have the energy to keep going and get everything done.

Are you ready for another Happy Homemaker Monday?

On the weather front:
Woke up this morning to rain, didn't even know it was raining but it was a nice surprise, looks like we'll have a nice cozy day.  Cloudy tomorrow and then sunshine the rest of the week leading up to my birthday.  Sounds pretty good to me :)

On my bedside table:
A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd
The Ones we Trust by Kimberly Belle

On my TV:
This weekend I binge watched Beyond Scared Straight with the family.  I love my kid's reactions, they are so scared of going to jail and that's a good thing to me, might make them think twice about doing dumb things in the future.  Here's what is on my watch list at the moment:

Vlogs - The Witt family, The Michalaks, Mrs Meldrum
Period Drama - Life in Squares, Poldark
TV - The Whispers, Beyond Scared Straight, Ghost Adventures

On the menu for tonight:
Roast Chicken, Potatoes, Carrots

On the menu for this week:

Monday - Roast Chicken, Potatoes, Carrots
Tuesday - Spaghetti Bolognese, Garlic Bread
Wednesday - Pork Chops, Homemade Fries, Broccoli
Thursday - Fish Sticks, Tomato Rice
Friday - Steak Pie
Saturday - Chicken Korma, Rice
Sunday - Homemade Pizza

On my To Do List:
Laundry - Jasmine and Nick's Bed Linens
Mopping and Vacuuming
Paint table legs

New Recipe I tried last week:
Actually it was last night, I made a traditional British Toad in the Hole and the family loved it.  Recipe coming up later on the blog.

In the craft basket:
At the moment, a blanket I just started last night.  I've missed crocheting and haven't had much time to indulge in this favorite hobby of mine, so last night while watching TV with the family, I pulled out my basket and jumped right in.

Looking forward to:
Everything and nothing in particular, if that even makes sense?  Kind of leaving this whole week up to whatever I get done, which needs to be a bit, but I'm not going to say I absolutely will do it because if I don't I will be quite frustrated with myself.  Actually, looking forward to our last full week of summer break before school starts next week.

Homemaking Tip for this week:
I keep hangers in my laundry room, and as certain items come out of the dryer, I immediately hang them up.  For example, hubby's work shirts and pants, saves me from having to iron a crumpled mess later on.

Favorite photo from last week:

Lesson learned the past few days:
As hard as the teenage years are, they're harder if we fight every single step of the way.  I have learned that there are things I absolutely will not budge on as a parent, but there are others that I clearly remember doing as a teenager myself and it's a bit hypocritical of me to not expect my own children to do. 

On my Prayer List:
This beautiful country that seems to be smack dab in the middle of a spiritual battle.
My Lola who continues to have seizures, I may need to give her the full dose but it makes her very tired and not herself.
My children, that this new school year is their best one yet
My husband, that he continues to enjoy his work
Myself, for health and courage and for a heart filled with love so that I can continue being the wife, mom and friend that I need to be 

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:


Lulu said...

hi sandra, praying you all have a great week ahead..
how is your family doing in Idaho?
take care,

Joanna Unbehaun said...

Praying for you! And keeping your sweet doggies in my prayers as well!!!!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Sounds like an ideal week just doing it as you want or need. So glad you're settling in s well. Enjoy the rain and the week my friend

Sarah said...

I'm not sure if I'll end up with two wasn't displaying my link so I did it again.

I totally agree with you about teenagers. You have to pick your battles and kind of let some stuff ride.

Praying Lola stops having seizures.

Big hugs xxx

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Sounds like a nice week ahead! And a birthday coming up - woo hoo! ;)

Your menu sounds yummy and your toad in the hole looks delish!! I love the photo of your fireplace too. So pretty and what a great idea to do with lights like that - makes nice mood lighting.

Happy week my Dear and thanks for hosting!! xoxo

Monique G. said...

Prayers for a wonderful week.

Unknown said...

Hope you enjoy your week ahead Sandra. And your last week of summer break. My kids started back today and I was NOT ready. Last week flew by way to fast! Enjoy your reunion also! :)

Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

Isn't it so nice to jump back into a favorite craft especially after time away from it?
Your menu sounds great.
Enjoy your cozy, rainy day!

Jean said...

I think looking forward to everything and nothing makes perfect sense. Oh, I see you're watching The Whispers. I was really intrigued by that but I'm such a big chicken that I opted not to watch it so I could sleep at night. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Anabela said...

Your teen post resonated with me. How I can feel for you. Except for the boyfriend, we're not quite there yet, but it could happen at any moment, you could be describing my home a continent away. I feel just as you do, the love never lessens, but sometimes I hardly recognise the person in front of me as my beautiful, sweet, kind and loving child, and I don't much like that person. I heard something the other day that may give you comfort "The days are long, but the years are short". With this in mind, I wonder if maybe this isn't the way it should be, to make it more bearable when the time comes for them to leave. Prayers and well-wishes for you and all the moms and teens. Lots of love, Bela.

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you have a great week! We love toad in the hole here! xx

NITA said...

I know it is frustrating... We just faced a glimpse of what you are going through in 10 months...
Just remember...she will grow up, she will take care of you and make decisions for you when you can' do I know? I was the rebellious teen and my last Mother's Day with my Mom was my best...helping her dress, telling her how much I loved her and hearing her say....
I can so it myself...when she couldn't...