Happy Homemaker Monday - 08/24/2015

by - Monday, August 24, 2015

Good morning everyone, how was your weekend?

I sure hope you were able to rest and recharge and that you're ready for this week of work and school.  I know that by now most kids have returned to school so a lot of mommies are getting a break and I'm sure enjoying it :)

We are going on our second week of schooling here and so far the kids seem to be doing well, Jasmine is a little behind, just by a day but that is due to the fact that she had horrible toothache, which resulted in a tooth extraction on Friday, so hopefully today she can catch up.

Right, let's get going with our HHM, I'm adding in a few new categories just to change it up a little so it doesn't get too boring.

On the weather front:
We are awaiting a cold front which seems to have stalled just above us but is doing nothing, really.  I wouldn't mind cooler temps to be honest.  It's a little cloudy out this morning, yesterday we had an afternoon rain shower but don't think there is any rain on the forecast for today or the rest of the week.    

On my bedside table:
Two review books
Anti Itch cream (chiggers got me)

On my TV:
Watched the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead (it was ok, a little slow but I'm hoping it will pick up)

Favorite Youtube Video last week:
I love discovering new vlogs to watch, the latest channel I am loving is The Life I'm Living.

News story that caught my attention:
I have to say without a doubt that the one that really caught my attention, was the 3 American Heroes who foiled that terrorist attack in Paris.  Things could have gone horribly wrong and so many people would have died or been injured, so I'm extremely proud of these 3 young men and their quick thinking. 

On the menu for this week:
I am so completely off on menu planning and grocery shopping, I swear that since the move I haven't been able to get back on a regular schedule and it's starting to really irritate me.  I ended up going grocery shopping yesterday for just this week, which is something I never do because as you know I shop every two weeks.  Yeah, completely off and it's making me mess things up and not plan properly, run out of things etc.  Need to get back on track and hopefully now that all our social commitments are done, I can do just that.

Monday - Chicago Style Dogs, Cheesy Fries
Tuesday - Fried Chicken, Homemade Fries
Wednesday - Homemade Pepperoni and Olives Pizza
Thursday -Ham Steaks, Mashed Potatoes
Friday -*Payday, have to get groceries*
Saturday -
Sunday -

New Recipe I tried or want to try:
*sigh* nothing here, again I'm so off and have been so busy that I haven't been able to really work on anything new.

On my To Do List:
Menu Planning
Work on Cosplay:
- Put a thin layer of black paint on chest piece, figure out how to wear, either velcro sides or laces.
- Paint bracers and attach laces to the back
- Finish painting boots and attach detailing
- Finish painting gold design on fabric pieces
- Make staff
- Finish Ezreal Glove for daughter's boyfriend

In the craft basket:
Crochet blanket, Cosplay Armor

Looking forward to:
Breathing, and slowing down, and not having any commitments to go anywhere or host anything.  Really need a break already.

What I plan on doing for myself this week:
I really want to watch the new version of Far from the Madding Crowd, and if I get some time to myself this week, that is exactly what I'm doing.

Favorite photo:

Lesson learned the past few days:
That I really despise Chiggers.  Darnit, they got me good.  I had forgotten about these annoying things, and now I'm realizing they were one of the things I didn't like about Texas.  I'm suffering through major itching on both legs, just below the knees.  Ugh!!!! 

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

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  1. Good Monday Sandra busy weekend here as for upcoming week...have been trying to email you but keeps coming back undelivered....wanted you to share with again the websites you watch free tv on....would so appreciate it....I lost the list you gave me along time ago....

    Thank you hope you get this one...


  2. UGHHHH, Chiggers are my least favorite Texas memory. If you take some clear nail polish and put it on the chigger bites, it will help with the itch somewhat. Have an awesome week!!!

  3. Just think, with only having done the 1 week's worth of shopping, you can get back on schedule for September. With our upcoming move I'm off also trying to use up what's in the pantry and it really messes with that nice smooth routine. Our move is slightly delayed so I'm looking forward to getting into routine with October, but at least we'll miss a couple more weeks of humidity on the upside.

  4. Did you ever find out what the fruit was on the tree? If you haven't, take a picture or a clipping to your county extension office. They should be able to identify it. I hope it's some kind of Apple you can make all manner of deliciousness with!!!
    I hope you have a quiet, productive week!

  5. I hope you have a great week and that Jasmine is much better soon. xx

  6. I know how frustrating being off your schedule can go...and then with all the things you're working on and commitments with back to school etc. Just ugh! Hope you're able to get back in your rhythm and everything be right (& not itchy) in your world once again! ;)
    Blessings on a beautiful week. xoxo

  7. I'm sure it must be so difficult to get back into a routine after a big move like you've had... especially when home schooling!
    Great verse!
    Have a wonderful week!


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