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: