Monday, June 20, 2016

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday - 06/20/2016

Good morning everyone, hope you've had a great relaxing weekend.

It's Monday, again, always feels like my weekends are super short and my weeks drag on.  Anyway, it's the start of a new week, it's the first day of Summer and I have a new template to celebrate it.

See, I've bee missing the beach so very much but I can't go and so I figured that the next best thing would be to bring the beach to me, sort of.  The header and background just make me happy and feel summery and yeah.....I hope you like it too.

I also have a new HHM button if you want to use it, feel free, if not that's ok too.  Alright, enough chit chat let's get going.

The Weather:::
Sunny at the moment and 75 degrees.  We're looking at sunny and warm the rest of the week too, which is fine with me.  I swear with the amount of rain we get here, we are constantly having to mow because the grass grows like crazy. 

On my reading pile:::
Finished my other book and did the review, so I've moved on to my next one on the list which is All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank.  Really enjoying it, it's perfect for a summer read, just check out this cover.  

On my tv:::
Portuguese Soaps
General Hospital
The new season of Orange is the New Black

On the menu for this week:::

Monday -  Bifanas (Portuguese Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches), Homemade Fries
Tuesday -  Ham and Cheese Tortellini, Cheesy Garly Bread
Wednesday - Korean Beef Bowls, Steamed Rice
Thursday - Chicken Cheesesteaks, Onion Rings
Friday -  Lasagna Roll Ups, Salad
Saturday - Onion Burgers, Fries
Sunday  - Pickled Fish, Veggies, Garlic Potatoes

On my to do list:::
Laundry - Still haven't been able to afford a new dryer, so clothesline it is.  I do have a huge basket of laundry to iron today, and I also need to do another 2 loads of clothes, plus all the bedding.  *sigh*
Usual housecleaning
Send off the kid's school materials
Bring in some flowers to the house

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I'm a lost case in this department.  Oh how far we fall LOL  I need to get my butt in gear to make something for the baby's 1st Birthday. 

Looking around the house:::
Usual chaos after the weekend.  I also need to get some Summer decor going, but I'm not quite sure what I want to do yet.  

From the camera:::
Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake I made for my sister in law's birthday.

On my prayer list:::
**My grandmother.  We are unfortunately just waiting, we've been told to prepare ourselves, her body is slowly shutting down and she is spending more time asleep than actually awake and communicating.  It's so hard, for me the worst part is this limbo and in between when we know what is coming but not when.  My only comfort is that I know that the day she closes her eyes forever, she will be reunited with her husband, son and mother and father. 
**My brother.  He will be hearing back today or tomorrow about possibly going in to sign his contract with the new job.  I'm really praying this works out for him. 
**My daughter.  She is a fighter, she is having to learn a lot through therapy, about who she is, about things she needs to change etc.  It's not easy but she's a trooper. 

Something that inspires or brings a smile to your face:::


  1. Wow, that cheesecake looks delicious!!!

  2. LOve the beachy look and beautiful. I can almost hear the waves crashing! ;)

    That cheesecake sounds AMAZING ( & ferrer rocher are one of my faves!)

    Continued prayers offered for your Gram, Bro, and Jasmine. Blessings on your week.

  3. Oh, it's been so long since I've participated, no time, no time! I've been on the phone or in email all day! I love your fresh summer look! It sure is a beautiful day here as well for our first day of summer! I will pray for you and your daughter. My oldest has mental health problems and so I have some idea of your feelings and concerns. The one good thing that has come of it is that I have developed a greater capacity for compassion - something the Lord certainly wanted me to have. Patience too. Hang in there with everything. Much love!

  4. I hope your prayers will be realised. xx


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