Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/21/2015

Morning, morning, morning my friends.  It's a little chilly here today and guess what?  It's almost 9:30am and I'm still in my pajamas.  Oops!!!

I've been a little lazy this morning, mainly because this week hubby doesn't have to be at work so early, it's only an hour later than usual but that extra hour of sleep in the morning, is everything.  Right???

I've been taking it easy, relaxing, just finished watching The Voice Portugal and now I need to get this post up so that I can go and get dressed and start my day.  Grab your cups of coffee and let's go..... 

The weather outside is::::
42 degrees at the moment though it feels colder to me.  We have beautiful clear blue skies and I think the high for today is supposed to be 61, so not too bad.

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Just had a cup of coffee and two slices of the Pumpkin Spice Bread, toasted with some butter. 

As I look outside my window:::
One thing I love, is the morning light, especially when you see the trees with the sun in the background, it makes the trees look black and the outline is just surreal.  Love it.   

Right now I am::::
On the couch, typing up this post.  I've had so much stress the past few weeks, and this whole year in general, that it's decided to come out in the form of a horrible pain in the neck, shoulder blades and back.  Yesterday was worse, today is not as bad but I'm still finding it difficult to move around as usual, so I'm on the couch and not in bed as I typically am in the early morning.   

As I look around the house::::
Did most of the cleaning yesterday so my house looks nice and tidy.  The tree in the living room is starting to die, I'm not sure why, but sometimes we get the odd tree that dies faster than the others.  It's still looking pretty but yeah, soon as Christmas is done, it is GONE.  The tree in the den is my favorite, from the size to the shape to the actual tree, just something about it is absolutely beautiful.

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....Did all the laundry yesterday, or rather, most of the laundry.  Today Jasmine and Nick have to do their laundry (I've been making them do their own once in a while just so they get used to it).  Have to strip all the beds and wash all the blankets, linens etc. 
Cleaning....In the kitchen.... Unload the dishwasher and reload with breakfast dishes. Sweep and mop.
In the living rooms....Dust.
In the bedrooms....strip the beds, let them air out, and remake them with fresh linens.
In the bathrooms....clean the toilets, sinks and mirrors.
Homeschooling....we're on Winter Break but Jasmine has school work to finish and catch up on.

Happening this week::::
Monday.....Housework, making knitted dishcloths for last minute gifts
Tuesday....Making Rissois for Christmas, Finish wrapping last gifts coming in tomorrow
Wednesday....Get the house ready for company, have my mother and father in law coming, as well as my brother in law
Thursday.....Christmas Eve, relaxing day, waiting for family to arrive
Friday....Christmas Day with family

Currently reading::::
A Pioneer Christmas, and also have A Prairie Christmas.  Perfect reading material for this week :)

On the TV today::::
Christmas movie
Whatever is on the DVR

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Homemade Mac and Cheese, Salisbury Steak
Tuesday - Kielbasa with Potatoes and Green beans
Wednesday - Chipotle Style Burrito Bowls (cilantro rice, grilled chicken, black beans, salsa and guacamole)
Thursday - Christmas Eve (Roast Beef Rissois, Oven Fries, Salad, Portuguese Dessert)
Friday - Christmas (Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Beans with Bacon and Onion, Stuffing, Candy Cane Brownie Trifle)
Saturday - Breakfast Casserole...lunch is ham sandwiches and chips....dinner I'm not sure yet
Sunday - Freddy's Burgers, Fries

What I am creating at the moment::::
Knitted dishcloths as last minute gifts

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
The Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry from last week turned out really good, the family loved it.  The Candy Cane Brownie Trifle is new and I'll share the recipe once it's made.   

Favorite photo from past few days::::

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::


webofbutterflies said... time is here again!!!merry christmas to u....:)and i like ur update about ur day.....ur blog is unique with its own style ....and happy new year!!!!

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hi Sandra - I totally relate to your neck and shoulder pain. I had bad neck and shoulder pain after some stressful family events last summer - finally went to the doctor and then a was referred to a physical therapist. That really helped but whenever the stress comes back so does the shoulder pain. Hope you can get feeling better soon! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Sounds like you're in pretty good shape for getting ready for the big day! Sending prayers your neck and back feel better Sweetie!! Your menus ahead sound delish!! Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas and joyful New Year!! xoxo

Joanna Unbehaun said...

Feel better, friend!!!
Have a beautiful Christmas and a Happy, Blessed New Year!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Have a beautiful and blessed week and Christmas! Fell better soon.

The Smelly Lady said...

I made mac and cheese tonight too. Mine wasn't homemade, but still tasty. The books sound interesting. Who knows I may have them. AND.....The knitted dishcloths! I love them too and am using that pattern to make a shawl for myself. Have a great week and a Merry Christmas if I don't make it back before then to wish it to you and your family.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Hello my dear friend and Merry Christmas.