Good morning, and Happy Monday!!!
Hope you've all had a wonderful, blessed weekend. Mine was quite enjoyable, went to a Haunted House Tour on Saturday night with the whole family, then yesterday had the family over for a snacky dinner, some card games and some good ol chatting and fun.
I would say I don't think I got nearly enough rest, and I'm feeling quite exhausted this morning, but then this seems to be the recurring theme as I get older, constantly tired hahah
Anyway, let's get right on with our Happy Homemaker Monday.
Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
I have had a cup of coffee with Peppermint Mocha creamer and some plain toast with butter.
Right now I am::::
I'm sure you know the drill by now, but I'm sitting on the couch, under a blanket, still in my pj's. I just let Marley out to go potty and the back door is open.....it's chilly out there.
The weather outside::::
A little chilly at the moment but we'll be up to lower 60's this afternoon. Unfortunately Wednesday and Thursday will see us in the high 80's again before dipping down to 40's after that. Honestly, the constant change in temperature is going to see us all sick.
Looking around the house::::
It's clean. I gave it a good clean this weekend so that I could enjoy a Monday of not having to face a totally turned upside down, mess of a house. I do have a lot to do today, I want to paint a shelf, I want to move some things around and also need to clear up the table from last night's get together.
On today's to do list::::
Laundry.....Have the kid's laundry to do, and also their bedding. I switched Jasmine's yesterday so need to wash the dirty one, and Nick's I have to remove this morning and put on fresh linens, wash the dirty one etc. I also want to give my bathroom curtains, and Nick's bathroom curtains a good wash. I did Jasmine's bathroom yesterday, so no need to worry about that.
Cleaning.....Just want to dust today, that's mainly what needs doing.
Homeschooling.....Nick has an essay for English he needs to write. Have I ever told you how much he loathes essays and writing? It's like pulling teeth, so I'm not particularly looking forward to that.
Cooking....I've had too much soda this weekend, even though it was diet, but still my stomach is not impressed. Also had take out quite a bit, so need to get back on track with my healthy eating, especially with Thanksgiving coming up. I'm going to switch back to just water, and for lunch I may do a smoothie, or have some yogurt with fruit etc. Dinner is Padre Island Shells.
The Crooked Path by Irma Joubert. Really enjoying it since it takes place in South Africa :)
On the TV today::::
I have last night's Outlander all ready to go, and I'll watch it sometime today.
Walking Dead from last night.
Also have some scary shows that recorded on the DVR.
On the menu this week::::
Here is last week's meals:
I also have to work on the new menu plan for the following two weeks, so I only have meals until Friday, which is when I'll be grocery shopping.
Monday - Padre Island Shells
Tuesday - Chicken Stew, Biscuits
Wednesday - Meat Pastries, Homemade Fries
Thursday - Spaghetti, Garlic Bread
If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Continue with Part 5 of my Liliana blanket and maybe finish off the row I'm working on the Mandala Madness.
New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::
I added my Vanilla Popcorn recipe to the blog. I'll also be making more fruit cakes this coming weekend and I'll be trying a new recipe, so I'll share that one as well. Tonight I'll be making the Pare Island Shells, which is not a new recipe on the blog, but I'm updating all the photos, so I'll come back and share the link with you when that is up.
Looking forward to this week::::
Truly just hoping for a good week, all around. Don't have anything specific planned, so we will see what we get up to.
Favorite photo from the camera::::
Jasmine is cosplaying one of her Anime characters, so as always I had some fun snapping some pics.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses::::
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? - 2 Corinthinas 6:14