Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday - 07/18/2016

Good morning friends, hope you're all doing well and ready for a full week ahead. I can't believe that summer is almost to an end and in less than a month, on the 15th of August to be precise, the new school year begins.  Oh boy!!!

I'll have a 12th Grader and an 8th Grader.  Wish time would stop, it's going by way too fast.

Anyway, let's get on with our HHM.

Couple of you asked where you can watch American West, so I'm giving you the links to watch online, it has all the episodes that have already aired and as they come out they are added so keep checking back each week.

The American West (click on each episode and then select a link from the list)

The Weather:::
Sunny and a little breeze, which feels amazing.  Full week of sunshine and temps in the upper 90's and 100's. 

On my reading pile:::
Just finishing up The Daredevil Snared for a book review.

On my tv:::
Portuguese Soaps
General Hospital
The American West
The Ghosts of Shepherdstown

On the menu for this week:::

Monday -  Shepherd's Pie, Salad
Tuesday -  Roast Chicken and Potatoes
Wednesday - Spaghetti, Homemade Olive Garden Breadsticks
Thursday - Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas, Mexican Rice
Friday - Sausages in tomato sauce, Mashed potatoes
Saturday - Have to be in Dallas all day so will grab something while out

On my to do list:::
Laundry - Finally got my dryer, thank goodness, it had been 2 months and as much as I like hanging the clothes out to dry, with 7 people it's a lot of laundry.  Feels amazing to have the dryer back. Did all my laundry last night and today just have to put it all away.
Making some Banana Jam this afternoon.
Housework - vacuum, tidy up and dust etc.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Still have to make the owls for my friend and I really need to get on with it today. 

Looking around the house:::
My Nick is already up and playing Overwatch on the Xbox.  Jasmine and my nephew are still fast asleep but I'm sure they'll be up pretty soon. 

From the camera:::
We spent the weekend in Oklahoma city with my husband's aunt.  This pool is part of her apartment complex so we enjoyed some swimming and relaxing.

On my prayer list:::
This country, and the rest of the world.  We seem to be reaching the end of days, there is so much hatred, anger, disregard for human lives that it's quite frightening to even want to step out of the house.  May the Lord watch over us all.


  1. Happy week ahead to you my Friend! I hear you about the summer going so fast already!! I can't believe it's nearing the end of July already.

    I'm also with you in praying a lot for our world and how frightening it's all becoming out there. I pray, but I continue to choose to live life in joy and not fear. I believe in the power of that too.

    Blessings to you dear Sandra!! xoxo

  2. I bet you are happy to have the dryer. I can't imagine doing laundry for 7 people. Just doing dishes for 4 people while our dishwasher was broken seemed a bit overwhelming to me. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. Sandra, gosh it's been forever since I stopped by HHM! It's lovely to be back and I spent my free moments this weekend back reading your wonderful blog.

    I still find it hilarious that you guys are wrapping up your summer hols when we don't even start ours until next week :-)

    I'm curious about banana jam? It doesn't sound like an obvious choice, at least I can't imagine it?!

    Have a wonderful week lovely!

    Naomi xx

  4. I agree with what you said about the end of days approaching. I just can't believe how much evil is in the world.


  5. It's been a while since I joined this. Glad to see you still posting. I've been so busy in my vegetable garden. I hope to join again soon.

  6. Glad you got your dryer. Our Washer just broke, we just replaced our fridge. and I'm pretty sure our dryer is dying. When it rains it pours. I also have two teens going into 8th and 12Th I am not looking forward to them going back especially because it's my daughters last year. but I am looking forward to cooler weather. Have a great week.


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