Monday, November 21, 2016

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/21/2016

Good morning fellow homemakers, how was your weekend?

I spent mine working around the house and shopping for Thanksgiving.  I haven't forgotten about my Thanksgiving post, I'll have that up this afternoon or tomorrow morning the latest, so keep an eye out for that :)

Now let's see what we have going on around here on this Monday. 

As I look outside my window:::
Beautiful blue skies and not a single cloud in the sky.  It's not as cold as it's been the past few days but we're definitely done with summer :)
Right now I am:::
In the living room with Marley.  I just finished doing some housework and he's about ready for a nap and I need to get this post up, so I am taking a break to do just that.

Thinking and pondering:::
On Thanksgiving, I have a lot of people coming over.  You know it makes me think about how blessed we are to be near family.  For a very long time, holidays was just my husband and I and our two kids, and if he was deployed, it would just be the kids and I.  Since moving to Texas, we are able to celebrate the holidays with the family and have big reunions, it's just a joy.
On my bedside table:::
Bible, some devotional books and some kleenex.

On my tv:::
General Hospital
Dr. Phil
A Place Called Home ( only watched the first season and it's already on the 4th, I believe, so I want to try and catch up)

Playing on the radio:::
Smoky Mountain Christmas playing on my laptop.  Have you ever heard of this album?  Check it out if you haven't, I think you'll enjoy it.  :) 

On the menu for this week:::

Monday - We actually have to head to OKC this evening so will grab something out
Tuesday - Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Mashed Potatoes 
Wednesday - Spaghetti Bolognase, Salad and Garlic Bread
Thursday -Thanksgiving (Fried Turkey, Roast Turkey, Ham, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Homemade dinner rolls, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Greek Salad, Cherry Salad, Pumpkin Pie Sheet Cake, Pecan Pie
Friday -
Breakfast for everyone - Slow Cooker Country Breakfast, Pastries, Coffee, Juice
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Turkey Pot Pie, Salad
Saturday -  Will probably grab some Chicken Express, it will be just us and the in laws. 
Sunday -  *Grocery Shopping, new menu kicks in.....In and Out Burgers and Fries)

On my to do list:::
Finish my daughter's laundry, and put everything away.  Iron son's fabric shower curtain that I washed.
Change bed linens

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Still working on my beautiful Sophie's Universe blanket.

My simple pleasure:::
Listening to Christmas music or watching a Christmas movie on tv.

Lesson learned the past week:::
To continue to not listen to what I see or hear on the news or social media.  The past year has been truly devastating to watch, families turning on families, friends turning on friends, and Americans turning on Americans.  WE need God now more than ever and I believe it begins in each individual home.  It's sad to see so many people blindly following the destructive masses.  So I guess it's not so much a lesson learned, but more of a continuing lesson to me and to everyone else.

Looking around the house:::
I just finished some housework so it looks neat and tidy.  Smells amazing too as I have my wax burners going.

From the camera:::

Prayer List:::
For so many friends going through hard times, whether financial or physical or mental.  I want you to know that I love each and every single one of you and that my prayer is that the Lord, wrap you in His arms and deliver you from whatever is ailing your heart, mind or body. 

Bible verse, Devotional:::


  1. Thank you for hosting this, I just joined for the first time (I really need some inspiration sometimes to get myself blogging).
    That picture is wonderful; such a beautiful sky!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving week dear Sandra! So thankful for you. ;)

    I couldn't agree more about the anger and pain of this past year. We need to get back to God and get back to our country and each other.

    Gorgeous photo!! And love your prayer. Your menu sounds fabulous as always. Hope you all have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving holiday together. xoxo


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