Monday, January 30, 2017

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/30/2017 }

Good morning everyone, welcome to another Happy Homemaker Monday :)

How was your weekend, did you do anything fun?  Mine was pretty laid back, watched a couple movies, went to a thrift store and my husband took us out for a delicious barbecue lunch.

Now for the new work and school week ahead.  Can you believe it's already the end of January?  Goodness gracious!!!

Right, let's get on with it.....

Happy Homemaker Monday

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The weather:::
Another beautiful day, clear blue skies and we're looking at a high of 72 today, which I'm very much looking forward to :)  We have a beautiful warm week ahead and then I think some rain this

On my reading pile::: 
I set the book I was reading side....And the Trees Crept In.  I was enjoying it at first but then, I don't know what happened, I just wasn't liking it.  So I picked up Phillipa Gregory's The Taming of the Queen and of course, I'm loving that one. 

On my TV:::
Oh friends, I don't know.  I'm weird lately where I can't seem to pin down one single series to watch.  I have so many that I want to finish or get into and just can't seem to do it.  I'll start watching an episode and then stop and move on to something else.  It's frustrating.  But here's what's on my list:

Mercy Street
Doctor Thorne (if you haven't heard of this one, it's the newest by Jullian Felowes the creator of Downton Abbey)
Poldark Season 2
Mercy Street
The Last Kingdom

On the menu for this week:::

Monday -  Chicken and Leek Pie, Salad  
Tuesday - Fried Chicken, Mash, Brown Gravy 
Wednesday - Homemade Pizza (Pepperoni and Hawaiian)
Thursday - Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake
Friday - Out to dinner with my brother and his family
Saturday - Ham Ring, Broccoli
Sunday - Baked Chicken with Chourico, Potatoes and Bechamel Sauce

On my to do list:::
Monday - wash kid's bed linens, Homeschool, make Jasmine's therapy appointment
Tuesday - Menu Plan, Grocery List
Wednesday - Budget, pay rent, pay bills due on the 1st
Thursday - Book my mammogram, look into ordering Jasmine's cap and gown for graduation
Friday - Dinner out with family
Saturday - Grocery Shopping, possible trip to Oklahoma City
Sunday - Laundry, House clean

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Still working on the Mandala, but I'm running out of yarn so need to wait until payday to be able to pick up some more. 

Looking around the house:::
It's quiet, even though it's 9 am.  If you have teenagers, you know what I'm talking about because these kids can sleep like there's no tomorrow.  lol
House is clean, I have one basket of laundry to put away, but other than that, everything else is tidy and clean and I don't have to worry about housework :) 

From the camera:::
This morning's post workout breakfast.  A green smoothie and a banana muffin.

Something fun to share:::
Experience Mount Everest.  Ok guys there are tons of cool websites out there that we don't even know about.  I've been on the hunt for some cool ones and I found one called Experience Mount Everest.  It is basically a 3D virtual climb to the very top.  It is filled with interested information as you make your way up and just gives you an idea of the dangers you will encounter.  It's very interesting, so if you have a minute or so, go and check it out :) 

What I'm wearing today:::
Already did my Zumba work out this morning and showered, so I'm wearing some comfy grey sweat pants, a black tank top and some slippers. 

One of my simple pleasures:::
Listening to nature sounds while I'm working or reading.  I'll usually find a website that contains birds chirping, or the ocean waves crashing, or rainforest etc, and I'll turn it on and just enjoy it.

Bible verse, Devotional::: 
"With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!" Isaiah 12:3


  1. I'm in love with that afghan - absolutely GORGEOUS my friend! Fortunately payday is this week :D Sounds lie a fun menu too!

    I'm off to climb Mt. Everst! Have a great week.

    1. Thank you Tamy, it's definitely one of my favorite projects after the Sophie blanket :) Have fun climbing Everest :)

  2. Your TV list is, as usual, almost the same as mine! I love Turn, can't wait for Season 3 to come to Netflix. Chicken and Leek Pie sounds delicious - one crust or two? I'm going to check out your Mount Everest link - I have a friend who climbed to the Base Camp as a fundraiser and another friend who climbed, can't remember how far up. Have you seen the movie Everest? It was excellent. Have a great week.

    1. You and I have pretty much the same taste in tv hahaha I'm making a two crust chicken and leek pie :)
      Hope you enjoy the Everest link, I found it so interesting, and oh my word to have friends who've been there is amazing. Have a wonderful week :)
      Oh and yes I watched Everest. And speaking of which, have you watched the series on TV called Everest Rescue???

  3. Enjoy reading your blog! I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and want to learn to knit or crochet. Would you recommend one over the other for someone who struggles with her wrists, hands, and fingers? Thanks

    1. Thank you :)

      You know I've heard that both crochet and knitting are very good for Rheumatoid Arthritis as they exercise your hands and keep them from getting stiff. I think it will depend on what you enjoy the most. I can do both but prefer crochet over knitting :)

  4. I loved reading this post. I would love to see Doctor Thorne I am sure. We are watching Victoria. I am huge Poldark fan. My husband and I both are. I hope you have a great week. Oh, and Ham Ring is on my list too.

    1. Doctor Thorne is quite good, you will enjoy it :) Victoria was amazing, I watched it while it was on live in the UK. Love Poldark but haven't finished the first season so want to do that :)

      Have a great week :)

  5. Look at you kicking butt with the exercise and health! Go get it Lady!
    Your weather sounds lovely and beyond my brain right now with all of our cold and snow. Lol
    Your menu sounds yummy as always! And the shows you listed sound great! As well as the Everest experience - that sounds amazing!!
    Blessings on your week Sandra. xoxo

  6. Dr. Thorne was excellent! I so enjoyed that

  7. The chicken and leek pie sounds fantastic! I just had my annual mammogram last week. So glad that's over with, but so important to do.

  8. I know exactly what you mean about teenagers and sleeping! Will you return to the book you put aside? I have the hardest time not finishing a book even if I'm not enjoying it. Hope your week is going well so far!


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