Good morning dear friends, welcome to January of 2017 and our first Happy Homemaker Monday.
Oh my goodness, I can't believe 2016 is gone and we are in a whole new year. So many feelings, so many emotions, so many what if's to come.
I've decided that I am making a come back on my blog. I'm going back to my roots, I'm setting aside all those things that have interfered with my blogging and my happiness, and I'm concentrating on doing what brings me joy.
I'm quite excited, really, to think that I can go back to my daily blogging and sharing with you all my life, recipes, homemaking tips, period dramas and all those things that made Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, what it once was.
But more on that later, for now, let's get right on with our Happy Homemaker Monday.
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It's going to be a bit of a cool week for us, highest temps being only in the very low 40's. I'm ok with that, honestly I do really like the Texas weather, though this year we seem have had a very cold November.
On my reading pile:::
Two books for review.....Depraved Heart from Patricia Cornwell and A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams.
On my TV:::
Starting Bomb Girls today, there are 3 Seasons and you can find them all on Netflix. If you enjoyed Land Girls you will certainly enjoy this one.
On the menu for this week:::
Monday - One Pot Mexican Pasta
Tuesday - Sicilian Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies
Wednesday - Sticky Asian Chicken, Basmati Rice
Thursday - Turkey Pepper Jack Meatballs, Homemade Fettucine Noodles
Friday - Homemade Crunchwrap Supremes
Saturday - Grocery Shopping
On my to do list:::
Laundry, Vacuum, Sweep and Mop Kitchen
Homeschooling, we're back at it today and the semester ends on Thursday night, so need to make sure everything is done.
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
My Sophie is finished. I'm so excited to have it finally done, it is heavy, it is huge but it brought me so much happiness while making it, and it really only took a few weeks between my crazy life and constant interruptions. I'll show you a picture later today in a different post.
I just started a new blanket and will share that with you too :)
Looking around the house:::
Definitely needs some cleaning. I want to try and get the kids rooms done today. If you have teenagers you KNOW how that goes. Also want to get the last Christmas decorations picked up from outside.
From the camera:::
Something fun to share:::
I love Youtube, I love watching my usual vlogs but I also absolutely love documentaries and I follow quite a few channels that provide those for me. This weekend I spent quite a few hours watching documentaries while I went about my housework. If you love King Henry VIII, then be sure to check out Henry VIII and his Six Wives, also Six Wives with Lucy Worsley.
Oh and here is one of the channels I follow with great documentaries.
What I'm wearing today:::
At the moment, I'm still in my pajamas and thick white robe. I'm a little chilly this morning and have just been sat here relaxing with Marley.
One of my simple pleasures:::
I think it goes with what I mentioned above about Youtube. I really enjoy documentaries and history, so I tend to spend a lot of my time reading, researching or watching anything history related.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you—better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away." Proverbs 27:10