Good morning friends, hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead.
I had a good weekend, albeit busy and I feel like I didn't really get to relax and take it easy, guess I have to wait until next weekend for that :)
So let's see what's going on in our Happy Homemaker Monday shall we?
Insane. We had horrible weather and dangerous storms, tornado watches etc. since last week Friday. It got pretty bad on Saturday as we drove back from Moore Oklahoma. The rest of the week is looking good though, no rain just some wind, which by the way is KILLING my allergies, oh my word, but we'll be in the upper 70s and 80s.
On my reading pile:::
Umm....well......you see.......maybe I should just remove this category for now. I am still on the same book. It's frustrating because I used to be such an avid reader, always had a book by my side and now it's this....terrible. But, I do have state testing this week, so I think I'm going to pack my book and take it with me while I wait for the kids to test.
Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::
Didn't watch any movies, we weren't home much of the weekend. The one thing I did manage to watch was the new documentary that came out on Charles Manson. Truth and Lies: The Family Manson. It was quite interesting!!!
On my TV:::
Dr Phil (if it's a new one)
Started Black Mirror, but I don't know, it's a very strange show so I'm not sure I'll keep going. Curt loves it though. Weird that man hahah
On the menu for this week:::
Beef Curry with Basmati Rice
Baked Salmon and Garlic Potatoes
Mongolian Beef with Rice
Sausage Manicotti, Cast Iron Foccacia
Fried Chicken with Milk Gravy, Mash
Hamburger Noodle Bake, Green Beans
Celebrating Nick's 14th Birthday - Barbecue with family
On my to do list:::
Monday - Bake Victoria Sponge Cakes for hubby's work, finish laundry, clean and vacuum my car
Tuesday - Out for State Testing
Wednesday - Spring Clean Living Room and Den
Thursday - Out for State Testing
Friday - Shopping for Birthday Party food.
Saturday - Make Nick's Birthday cake
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Remember how I said I really don't like Crochet Alongs? Well I really really really don't. But here's the thing, I love It's all in a Nutshell from Esther. She has helped me so much with my crocheting on the big projects, if it weren't for her I think I would still be trying to get finished with my Sophie's Universe.
Esther has been planning a CAL for over a year, and she's finally released it last week. The thing about this one though is that we'll be making 3 squares at a time, which will keep me busy in between releases. So I'm working on that now....Nuts About Squares Blanket.
Here's the first square, right before I added the last two rows in grey. I'll take more pictures later.
Looking around the house:::
Just the usual pick up. Kids leave dishes all over the living rooms, Marley leaves his toys all over the living rooms too. I need to vacuum, open windows and fluff couch pillows etc. Also have to do dishes in the kitchen, but other than that, it's a clean house.
From the camera:::
Remember last week I told you about a second blessing for us? Well here's a peek, and yes I'll be back after this post with another post all about it :)
What I'm wearing today:::
As usually, still in pj's at this time, but right after this post I'm going to get dressed. I have a busy day of baking and cleaning so throwing on some comfy shorts and a top, and some flip flops.
One of my simple pleasures:::
Making homemade things, whether in the kitchen, or a cleaning product or a craft for the home. Just love being able to say that I made it myself :)
Bible verse, Devotional:::