Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/28/2016

Happy Monday fellow homemakers!!!

Are you ready for another week?  Are you ready for Christmas just around the corner?  Oh my, I don't even know what to think about that, it's a little surreal thinking that a whole other year has gone by and we're almost done with 2016.  Goodness.

Anyway, let's get cracking with our Happy Homemaker Monday, shall we? 

As I look outside my window:::

Gorgeous skies this morning, I actually had to snap a pic.  How pretty is that?

Right now I am:::
In the living room, trying to wake up.  I didn't sleep well last night, got up multiple times to use the bathroom, thanks to the bottle of water I downed right before getting in bed hahaha
I also had some insomnia going on.  It has been a few weeks since I've had it so not sure why it reared it's ugly head again. 

Thinking and pondering:::
About Christmas coming up, about the schooling the kids are behind on, about a lot of things I have in my mind.  It honestly feels like a tornado in there right now, swirling my thoughts constantly.
On my bedside table:::
Bible, some devotional books and some kleenex.

On my tv:::
General Hospital
Dr. Phil
Couple new shows I haven't yet watched but really want to

Playing on the radio:::
Vlog playing in the background as I type up this post.   

On the menu for this week:::

Monday -  Spaghetti Bolognese, Garlic Bread
Tuesday - In and Out Burgers, Fries  
Wednesday - Orange Chicken, Steamed Rice
Thursday - Turkey Pot Pie, Salad
Friday - Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad
Saturday -  Roast Pork Tenderloin, Rice 
Sunday -  Slow Cooker Ham and Beans (using the leftover ham bone from Thanksgiving)

On my to do list:::
One last load of laundry which are the bed sheets.  I did all my other laundry yesterday, matter of fact spent all day doing laundry.  Pain in the behind!!!

Homeschooling....still catching the kids up.  My kids have been quite awful with school this year, they are just not into it AT.ALL, which is quite frustrating.

Continue organizing and moving things around.  Want to start getting my Christmas stuff out as well.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::

Starting Part 9 of the Sophie's Universe Blanket.  Hoping to maybe finish it this week or at the very least get it very close to finished. 

My simple pleasure:::
Homemaking.  Truly, I know that sounds old fashioned or dumb to some, but it's something I have such pleasure in doing, and especially now that I'm getting back into it. 

Lesson learned the past week:::
That I need to focus on my own actions and reactions.  It's easy to blame others, to say that I am easily annoyed lately because I feel like I'm getting no help.  But I also need to stop and look at myself and how I'm acting or reacting to these things, and snapping at people is not exactly going to make things any easier.  So I need to work on myself.  Not an easy thing to do, matter of fact it's not even an easy thing to admit to, we would much rather blame others than take ownership of our wrongdoings. 
Looking around the house:::
It's clean, did all my major cleaning yesterday.

From the camera:::

Bible verse, Devotional:::

I picked today's verse because I think it goes with what I was talking about above.

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. - Luke 6:31


  1. Have a great week my friend. I hope your insomnia takes a nap soon so you can rest.

  2. Your sky photo is beautiful! Wow, that feast in the picture certainly looks amazing. Hope you get some rest and have a wonderful week!

  3. Well, I think I could have written that entire post about myself this week!! Things do seem a little out of control and definitely tornado like---and I've not had the best attitude. But, what can we do besides pray and commit to trying to do better, right? Hope you have a lovely week!

  4. look at all that great it...glad you all had a great thanksgiving..

  5. I pray your week is blessed! I am finishing up a last couple orders of angels, snowmen, and santas. Then I have an order for a couple afghans to do.

  6. It sounds like you have a lot on your mind. Christmas coming also makes my mind feel like a tornado. Your menu looks great for this week. I love the passage you chose for today. Hope you have a good week!

  7. Hello Sandra! Hope you have a great week! THank you for hosting HHM, even though I don't participate very often. LOL! I did again this week though.

  8. Happy week to you Sandra! Sorry I missed this yesterday. My Annie was off of school and we went shopping with my Mom since we didn't go last Friday. Full day - then did lots of decorating for the holidays when we got home.

    I hear you about thoughts swirling! I think it's this time of year and we tend to (as mothers, daughters, wives, caregivers etc) put so much on ourselves. I think you're so right in taking responsibility for how we do that to ourselves and change what we do in reaction to all of it.

    Blessings to you! xoxo

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