Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/28/2015

Good morning sweet friends, sure hope you've had a good relaxing weekend and are ready for this week ahead.

Can you believe that in just a few days we will be saying goodbye to 2015 and heading to 2016?  Where has the time gone?  My daughter may be graduating early and I'm not ready for this at all.

Alright, let's see what we all have planned for this upcoming week, shall we?

The weather outside is::::
Absolutely frightful.  If you've been following the news then you'll know that we've been hit with some very blizzard like conditions, cold, ice, sleet, rain and snow and tornadoes down south of us.  It's been nuts.  Woke up this morning to a white covered yard.  30 degrees right now but the wind chill is registering a feeling of 18 and I certainly vouch for that. 

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
So far, only a cup of coffee, might have a piece of toast later but not sure.

As I look outside my window:::
White, everything is white, and cloudy skies and dreary looking.  The trees are waving back and forth with the strong winds too.

Right now I am::::
In bed, typing this up and enjoying my coffee.  Hubby is in the office in the next room so we are talking back and forth about the weather and the roads etc.  Everything here has been delayed because of the icy conditions, so base is on a 2 hour delay and he doesn't have to be in until 10am.  My neck and shoulder pain is still there, it's been a week now and it's just not going away, I think the weather is not exactly helping either though.

As I look around the house::::
Remnants of Christmas.  I plan on getting all the decorations down today and tomorrow and getting rid of the trees too.  Much as I love Christmas, I always look forward to getting rid of everything and putting my house back to normal.

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....Finishing off Jasmine's laundry this morning, then I have sheets and blankets to wash.  
Cleaning....In the kitchen.... Unload the dishwasher and reload with breakfast dishes. 
In the living rooms....Remove Christmas decorations, tree, and vacuum.
In the bedrooms....Make beds, open curtains.
In the bathrooms....clean the toilets, sinks and mirrors.
Homeschooling....Jasmine has to catch up on some school work.

Happening this week::::
Monday.....Housework, removing Christmas decorations and trees.
Tuesday....Finish removing all Christmas decorations and trees.
Wednesday....Get ready for some family coming in for New Year's Eve. 
Thursday.....Grocery shopping in the morning, then spending New year's eve with family
Friday....Spending day with family

Currently reading::::
A Pioneer Christmas, and A Prairie Christmas

On the TV today::::
Dead Files Revisited
When the Heart Calls Season 2

On the menu this week::::
Need to work on the new meal plan for the upcoming two weeks.  I've been on pinterest searching for pressure cooker recipes for my new pressure cooker and am hoping to try some out.

Monday - Freddy's Burgers and Fries
Tuesday - Pork Chops with lemon basil cream, basmati rice
Wednesday - Steaks, Mash, Gravy
Thursday - New Year's Eve.....Pizza, Chips
Friday - Pancakes for breakfast....Ham and Cheese Sliders for lunch.....Best Chili Ever for dinner with Cornbread
Saturday - Biscuits and gravy, sausage, omelettes for breakfast.  Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti for dinner. 
Sunday -

What I am creating at the moment::::
Working on a beanie for myself.  Also pulled out my sewing machine and want to make some patchwork potholders for my kitchen.

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
Chipotle Style Burrito Bowls, and I'll be sharing the recipe with you later today, I PROMISE.  I need to really get back on track with the recipes and the food blog and I plan on doing that this new coming year.

Favorite photo from past few days::::

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Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::


threesidesofcrazy said...

Hope you are able to stay in and warm - have been following your weather and it is truly frightful!

I'm not sure what's in those jars, but YUM they look delicious! I'm still unpacking, but when I find them I will email you some of my favorite pressure cooker recipes. I ABSOLUTELY adore pressure cookers and the time they save along with the flavors they create.

Have a great week despite the weather.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Hang in there with that weather! It's been cold and frosty white here too! ;)

Blessings for a wonderful New Year and hope your neck feels better. xoxo

Debbie said...

I'm glad to hear you are all safe from those dreadful storms. I hope you have a happy week celebrating New Year and that your neck feels better soon. Stay warm!

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you have a good week and a good year ahead too! xx