Monday, December 19, 2016

# happy homemaker monday

Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/19/2016

Well friends this post almost didn't make it up today.

I'm sick.  Blimey!!! 

So Saturday I took my niece's engagement photos, or tried to at least, because we had no clue it was going to be so cold.  By the time we got to the place we wanted to take them at, we were experiencing record breaking cold, it was -4 with a windchill of -7.  In Texas TEXAS!!!

My hands were so cold that I was in pain and couldn't even feel the buttons on the camera, my camera was having a really hard time focusing, and I knew right then and there that I was done for.

This morning I woke up with a really sore throat, running a bit of a fever, have chills, headache and am just not happy at all.  I can't get sick, there is just no time for me to be sick, I have so much going on this week.  But I've realized it is what it is, and so I'm having to cancel some plans I had with family.  It sucks but there's nothing I can do.  I am just hoping that I'm fine by Friday, otherwise I'm in big big trouble.

Anyway, sorry this is late going up, I am just not feeling well at all....but here it is, nonetheless.

As I look outside my window:::

Beautiful blue skies but still horrible low temps.  We've had temps in the negatives this whole weekend, and seems to continue throughout this week.  Right now it's 29 degrees F and it feels amazing.    

Right now I am:::
I just sat on the couch, I'm not well but I can't just sit back, I need to get things done so just finished vacuuming both living rooms, am busy switching laundry back and forth from washer to dryer, and I even reorganized some of my kitchen cabinets.  Don't ask me why, I'm weird like that. 

Thinking and pondering:::
On being sick and what I'm going to do.  I have a full list of food I have to make and bake for Saturday.  I have to get Christmas presents on Friday afternoon.  We have bought 3 presents and that is IT.  So Friday when hubby gets home from work, the 4 of us are heading to the mall and finishing the shopping.  It's not something I'm looking forward to because I'm pretty certain it's going to be completely insane, but unfortunately hubby doesn't get paid until Friday and we are still struggling to get back on our feet after he was laid off.  In between the Christmas shopping and the Christmas Even baking and cooking on Saturday morning, I need to fit in a grocery trip.  Don't ask me how I'm going to do this, I just don't know.

On my bedside table:::
Junk....books, water glass, a water bottle, necklace, earrings.....I really need to clean that table out. 

On my tv:::
General Hospital
Dr. Phil
Lots of Christmas movies on the DVR. 

Listening to:::
Silence.  My kids are on Winter break and they've been sleeping in and when I mean, sleeping in, Im mean two teenagers sleeping......and that usually entails being in bed until 1 or 2pm.  Crazy. 

On the menu for this week:::

Monday -  Fettucine Alfredo, Collard Greens with Garlic 
Tuesday - Slow Cooker Thick and Chunky Beef Stew, Green Beans  
Wednesday - Special Roast Chicken and Potatoes
Thursday - Pork Schnitzel and Rice
Friday - Out to eat....Christmas shopping, Grocery Shopping 
Saturday -   Christmas Eve
Sunday -  Christmas Day - Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach

On my to do list:::

Kitchen.....Dishes, Reorganizing Cabinets
Housework.....Vacuum living rooms

Laundry..... Wash all bed linens

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

Working on Part 15 of Sophie's Universe.  So frustrated because I want so badly to finish the blanket, but haven't had time and doubt I'll have any at all until after Christmas. 

My simple pleasure:::

Tea with milk

Lesson learned the past week:::
That I'm sometimes a bad mom, and that is perfectly fine.  We're not perfect moms, we all fail sometimes, we all forget to do this or that, and we don't always have it together.  It's fine, it really is :)

Looking around the house:::
House is clean, smells clean.  It is fully decorated for Christmas which makes it look so homey and cozy.

From the camera:::

One of the pictures I took for my niece's Engagement.


  1. Poor Sweetie! That just stinks!! It's just the worst to be sick at Christmas. Sending prayers that you will feel so much better by the end of the week and have lots more energy! ONe day at a time sweet Gal.

    The photos turned out beautiful I'm sure - so maybe that makes sickness a little more worth it? Lol I love the one you shared!

    I loved catching up on your blogmas too! I missed a few but hope to be back later to post one for today.
    Blessings Sandra and feel better. xoxo

  2. Take care of yourself and feel BETTER soon so you can enjoy CHRISTMAS! The pictures turned out beautiful! At first glance I thought it was you. Your niece is so beautiful CONGRATULATIONS to them. Try and have a great week.

  3. Oh Sandra not a good time at all to be sick....praying it passes fast for reading about all your holiday blogmas.....missed on the thrift store haul and latest grocery haul......hopevshopping isn't too insane for you on Friday......I thankfully was able to do mine early...but hubby and I do not buy for each other, we spend it on things much more needed...this year, tax time will be a new computer....I buy for grandkids, homemade gifts for friends and our adult children....

    Hope you're feeling better today.....just love the photo of your niece.....when's the wedding?


  4. Hope you are feeling better! Must be lots of germs in the air. Two of us just canceled at the same time on an annual get together because we're both sick. UGH. Please take care of yourself so you can be healthy for Christmas! And thanks for hosting Happy Homemaker Mondays, I so look forward to these posts each week :)

  5. your niece is so lovely..Congrats to her

  6. I am so sorry you feel badly. The engagement picture is beautiful!


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