I was actually looking forward to today, not sure why, but sometimes I look forward to a new week, the routine, school and work and all that. Call me crazy, but it's true.
We had a good weekend with an outing on Saturday which I talked about here on the blog, so if you missed it be sure to read up on that post, and then yesterday was a homemaking/movie watching kind of day. I also spent a few hours last night, working on my Blog to Book for 2013, and ended up having to split the book in two because there was so much content.
I'm really enjoying going back in time though and seeing how far we've come and everything we've gone through. It's been a wonderful walk down memory lane.
Right, enough jabbering, it's time for our Happy Homemaker Monday.
The weather.....The temps have gone up a bit, and we've been seeing upper 50's and 60's. The rest of the week is supposed to be nice temps but then it dips down again next weekend. I have zero patience for confused weather.
Right now I am....Just sat down on the couch. I made coffee for the hubby and I and he is getting ready for work. I usually mess around on the computer for a bit before doing my HHM, but I figured I would go ahead and get it up nice and early.
Thinking....About our life back then and our life now, what's changed, what remains the same. I've definitely changed and I won't lie and say that it was all for the better, because it wasn't. I seem to have gotten caught up in all the stress and chaos of life after military retirement, and lost a bit of myself. I envy the relationship I had with God, the closeness and the faith and the fact that I didn't worry about things. I've become such a worry wart and it's frustrating me so much. But, it's also pushing me to change what I don't like and get back to the person I want to be and like being.
On my reading pile....Quite a bit, I showed you my reading pile yesterday, you can see all the books I currently have waiting to be read.
On my TV.....I tried to watch My Cousin Rachel yesterday but between the interruptions throughout the day and my own ditzy head, I lost interest and turned it off. Also tried to watch Dunkirk and the same thing happened...ugh.
Here's what I want to watch, some I'll continue this week, others are just on the list for when I have time, but this is basically what I'm hoping to watch:
The White Princess
The Last Post
Victoria Season 2
The time in between
Kurt Seyit & Sura
What I found while surfing the net....If you've never heard of the website, Bored Panda, you should give it a look. I don't often get much time to just sit and be bored, but it does happen at times and really there is only so much scrolling a person can do through Instagram and Facebook before wanting to pull their hair out. That's where Bored Panda comes in, this website brings together a whole bunch of different interesting articles on all sorts of subjects, whether it's travel, animals, photography etc. Pretty interesting to look at.
On the menu for this week....I'll be going grocery shopping on Saturday morning but really only have meals planned until Thursday, so Friday will be a take out night, either pizza or burgers, I'm not sure.
Monday - Mozzarella stuffed Meatballs and Spaghetti
Tuesday - Nando's Rotisserie Chicken, Potato Wedges, Salad
Wednesday - Pork Chops, Rice
Thursday - Lasagna Roll Ups, Salad
On my to do list....
Couple reviews this week
Put in my subscription refills for my Motrin and my Birth control patches
Homeschooling - new semester begins today
Usual homemaking chores
In the craft basket....My Elements CAL is waiting for Wednesday for the new Part to be released. I've also started another blanket I've been wanting to make.
Looking forward to this week....Just hoping for a good homemaking week, also taking another step toward being closer to God and continuing to work on that journey.
Looking around the house....It's very quiet at the moment, hubby just left for work and it's just me and Marley. He is sleeping on the couch next to me. I did most of my cleaning yesterday so I have a clean and tidy house at the moment.
From the camera....
On my prayer list.....My mother in law as she recovers from yet another surgery and is headed to radiation after this.
For my daughter, she is struggling to figure out where to go from here and what to do with regards to jobs, or college and what to study etc.
For my husband, he hurt his thigh a few weeks ago while running and it's still bothering him and hurting.
For me, to stay focused on getting closer to God and to not allow anything to deviate me from that. For health and for a good year ahead.
For my son, he had a bit of a scare last week. The kids have always said that they hear noises in this house and so on, but apparently he had seen a shadow in his room a few times and didn't say anything. The other night as he headed to the kitchen for a drink, this shadow not only showed up again but stepped towards him and reached out. He was terrified. We've since burned some sage and have rebuked it in the Lord's name. I know some people don't believe in ghosts and such, but after my childhood and what I saw and went through I firmly believe it and will do whatever is needed to ensure my children are not affected by these ghosts either. He is still pretty shaken up about it and is having trouble sleeping for fear of seeing it again, so prayers would be very much appreciated.
Bible verse, Devotional....I just went through my Bible App and removed old plans I had on there and started 4 new ones. I feel it is imperative to my journey back to my unshakable faith. So I thought today I would share with you the 4 plans that I'm starting, instead of a Bible verse or Devotional.
Stop It! No More Worry
New Day, New You
Choosing Each Day: God or Self?
God's Answer to Fear, Worry, And Anxiety