Monday, May 16, 2016

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/16/2016

Morning everyone, I am sorry this is going up later than usual, but I'm just now getting a chance to sit down and type it up real quick.

We had a good weekend, but I feel it went by way too quick, I would have been happy with at least one more day of sleeping in, taking it easy and watching movies etc.

School is done on Wednesday, so we have a bit of a busy week getting it all finished and heading into Summer break, which by the way, I am totally looking forward to.

Anyway, let's see what is happening in our HHM. 


The weather outside is::::
Cloudy and dreary this morning with a 60% chance of rain.  The temperatures have been quite nice though, in the upper 70s and 80s and we even hit 100's last week. 

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Had a cup of coffee early this morning, as always, and now I'm eating a ham sandwich on some Portuguese rolls that I made last week.  I like to toast them, slather on some Irish butter and then either enjoy them plain like that with my coffee, or with a slice of ham or cheese.  It definitely hits the spot.

As I look outside my window:::
We've had really strong winds around here and one of the big branches in my tree, in the back yard, has come down.  I need to get it picked up, just not sure I will do it today with the threat of rain incoming.  The yards are freshly mowed so it looks nice and tidy out there.

Right now I am::::
On my bed working on this post.  Just finished my breakfast and need to get my workout in for today, I'm not doing Zumba every day, I've decided to continue with it twice a week, but incorporate other exercise routines in between.  Been doing the Lucy Windham-Read Hiit workouts and boy do they hurt. 

As I look around the house::::
My kitchen needs cleaning, my living rooms need tidying up etc.  It looks quite dreary in here because of the weather. 

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....Have a load of towels and Bella's bed stuff to do, other than that, all laundry is done.
Cleaning....In the kitchen, Unload the dishwasher and reload with breakfast dishes, sweep and mop.   
In the living room....Vacuum.  Tidy up the couches, dust, open curtains. 
In the bedrooms....change the bed linens, vacuum, dust.  Open blinds and windows. 
In the bathrooms....Toilets, sinks and mirrors.  Sweep and mop.
Homeschooling....Nick only has his skills for success and his Scantron tests to do.  ( I really despise these tests they give them).  Jasmine has about 10 lessons to finish before Wednesday, plus her Scantron tests, but we'll get it done.

Currently reading::::
Started one of the review books and am enjoying it.

On the TV today::::
I've started watching Texas Rising and I'm loving it, it's just my kind of show, so I'm hoping to watch a few more episodes throughout the day.
Speaking of TV, be sure to check out yesterday's post where I give you a few more Period Era series to watch.

On the menu this week::::
I have to make a new menu plan today, so I really only have until Thursday planned.

Monday - Teriyaki Steak, Rice
Tuesday - Pepperoni Calzones
Wednesday - Honey Mustard Chicken Pasta, Homemade Breadsticks
Thursday -
Friday - Out to dinner with family
Saturday -
Sunday -

What I am creating at the moment::::
Working on Lucy's Cupcakes and Stripes blanket. 

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
Still haven't made the Tart so hoping later this week I can.  I did make the Portuguese Rolls and will share the recipe on the food blog either later today (if I have time) or tomorrow morning.

Favorite photo from the camera::::

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

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  1. Love that photo, makes me want to cookout tonight but probably won't happen in the rainy weather. Hope you have a great day and rest of the week as well.

  2. Woohoo! Summer break is almost here. We have about a week or so longer than you do left and I can't wait. It will be such a relief to have some time off.

  3. Sorry I'm late today! Love your pic (makes me hungry!) and your inspiration. Stay dry and cozy and hope you have a great week ahead Sweetie!! Good luck with the kiddos finishing school this week too. ;)

  4. I remember making your honey mustard chicken pasta years ago! I definitely have to make that again, I remember that it was amazing! Have a great week Sandra!


  5. The weather has been crazy this week ALL over Texas, but you seem to be getting some of the worst up your way - hope it tapers off. At least the weekend (at least as of now) looks to be nice and sunny. Happy summer break time!


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