Monday, December 04, 2017

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/04/2017 }

Good morning friends, and a very Happy Monday to you all :)

I can tell you that I'm quite glad to see this new week come up.  Last week was just a hit of bad news after another.  I don't know what it is, or what is going on, but I was having this conversation with my husband and I was telling him that it feels like there is constantly some sort of stress looming above our heads and I've about had enough of it.

It's interfered with my life, my health, my mental well being and I sometimes sit and wonder where the old Sandra has disappeared to because I would surely love to have her back.

Anyway, let's just concentrate on the week ahead and go from there shall we?  

Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
Nothing at the moment, I just had some coffee around 6am, but I'm thinking I'll probably have Weetabix.  My stomach hasn't been feeling too well since last night's dinner, I actually spent most of the night feeling quite sick to my stomach and having horrible heartburn.  For some reason, every once in a while, I will eat green peppers and they will do this to me.

Right now I am::::
Sitting on the couch, blanket over my legs, and typing up this post.  I also changed the template a bit this morning and have been messing around with that.   

The weather outside::::
60 degrees at 7am, and we'll be hitting 80 this afternoon.  Seriously?  The rest of the week, the highs will be in the 50's.     

Looking around the house::::
Those Christmas boxes that were sitting here last week Monday?  Yeah they're still there, I haven't made it to them yet.  Hoping to do that today so I can get all these put away.  I hate clutter.   

On today's to do list::::
Cleaning.....Empty dishwasher, refill again.  Sweep and mop kitchen floor.  Bathrooms. Living rooms.
Homeschooling.....Have to help Nick with a Critical Response Essay.  He hates writing essays and I don't blame him, so I have to sit with him and literally force the kid to keep writing or it never gets done.
Cooking....Not sure, but with my stomach feeling the way it does, I think for lunch I may just have toast or chicken soup.  Dinner will be one of my husband's favorites and requested by him for today....SOS (ground beef with gravy, served over bread) and a salad.   

Currently reading::::
About to start B.J. Daniels book "A Cowboy's Legacy". 

On the TV today::::

Last night's Outlander
General Hospital.
Started watching Vikings, which I've been wanting to watch for years and never got around to it.  Really enjoying it so far.
On the menu this week::::
I'm hoping to start recording my weekly meals again this week.  In the meantime, I did put up a Grocery Haul on my Youtube Channel, so go on and check it out if you're interested :)

Monday - SOS 
Tuesday - Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti
Wednesday - Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos, Mexican Rice, Pressure Cooker Refried Beans
Thursday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Friday - Ajo Chicken, Rice, Steamed Broccoli
Saturday - Meatballs Sandwiches, Potato Wedges
Sunday - Chorizo Potato Crispy Tacos

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Continue working on my crochet blanket.  I'm making a blanket for my sister in law for Christmas, and I've been working on it this weekend while I watch TV.
New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::

There are a few new ones that I'll be trying, from my new cookbooks that I'll be reviewing at the end of the week.

Looking forward to this week::::
I'm just hoping for an uneventful week with no more bad news.  Last week felt like one hit after another.  

Favorite photo from the camera::::
Beautiful sunrise a few days ago

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses::::
Definitely need this right now.

After almost 4 years together, planning a future, buying things for their house and all that, my daughter's boyfriend decided to end everything with her.  She was devastated, but after a few days she is doing much better, moving on, spending time with friends and understanding that maybe it wasn't meant to be and she deserves much better.  If you could keep her in your prayers, I really would appreciate it.

My mother in law has been fighting breast cancer and could really use some prayers too.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Sandra, and I'm praying that this week goes better than last for you. I know how you feel when you say that you wonder where the old you went. That's where I've been for a long time now. But...we are where we are and, from here, it's upward and onward! Amen? Your menus always look so good! And I love your photo of the sunrise. It looks like a huge American flag draped across the sky. Beautiful! Have a blessed week ahead and thanks for all you do! <3

  2. I'm so sorry for Jasmine. Having gone through a similar scenario with Sophia a few months ago, I know how devastating it appears at the moment. Things will get better, she just may not see it that way for a while. Praying for comfort for her, healing for your mother-in-law, and hoping that your round of bad news is over.

  3. Beautiful sunrise.... I posted a sunset we had over the weekend on my post today as well. Many hugs to your daughter! So hard to watch them go through a break up! Prayers to your mother inlaw as well!! Hope this week is a better one for you!! Hugs!

  4. I sure hope this week is MUCH better for you! And Jasmine deserves so much better! How cruel is it to end things during the holidays like that? Keeping all of you in my prayers. Great inspiration for this week. Have a WONDERFUL week.

  5. So sorry for your bad week and praying this week will be a new start and will be filled with all love comfort and joy!!!

  6. May the coming days be better ones for your family.

    Sorry to hear about Jasmine's breakup with boyfriend. May her heart be healed as she waits for the right young man to come along.

    Love, hugs & prayers for all of you, especially your mother-in-law right now.


  7. Praying for you, for peace and better days this week. <3

  8. Sending prayers and loving supportive thoughts Sweetie! I know what you mean about not feeling yourself. I think we all go through those kinds of times. I think these days our crazy world and things in the media don't help. I stepped away a bit more from social media and things and trying to focus on family more - and the real reason for the season. It helps. ;)

    Hope you have a much better week ahead! And feel better too. xoxo

  9. I am so sorry about your bad week, sending prayers to you and your family.

  10. I'm so sorry for your family's tough times. Your photo is beautiful. Hope happier days find you this week.

  11. Sandra hoping for a better week for you, so sorry jasmine has to experience such heart sorry for your mother in laws many many prayers heal you all and happiness surrounds you...embrace day with a happy heart...


  12. Hoping things look better tomorrow for you and Jasmine. Hugs

  13. My husband loves SOS too ... must be a military thing!! :) Prayers for your family this week - may it be a happier one. <3


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