Monday, May 21, 2018

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/21/2018 }

Good morning everyone, come on in,  I have fresh coffee AND donuts!!!

Happy Monday friends.  We are officially on summer break, and I can't honestly believe that my little Nicholas is done with 9th grade and on to 10th in August.  It's completely insane.

Right, let's get on with our Happy Homemaker Monday.  Also, I'm really hoping to get in daily blogs again, starting today.  Now that school is done I have a lot more time to concentrate on the blog :)

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather.....We've had not only hot and gorgeous weather, but also some insane storms.  Saturday night around 10pm, the rain started coming down and consistently pounded with a huge lightning storm thrown in the mix.  By 3AM our power was knocked out.  The power company was able to come out and get it back up and running around 10AM.  7 hours with no power, just crazy.  Doesn't look like we'll be having any more rain this week, but as always with Texas weather,  we will see.   

Right now I am....Sitting on the couch, typing up this post and watching some youtube vlogs on the TV.  I've already put out all my plants and watered them.  They are doing AMAZING, I'm so excited guys. 

Thinking....That I need to sit down and work on a list of some blog posts I would like to put up.  I find that it's easier if I have a schedule to stick to, even if I don't have a specific post in mind, because as you know, most of my posts are just my daily life.       

On my reading pile....The review for Becoming the Talbot Sisters by Rachel Linden, is going up this morning, and I'm just starting The Weaver's Daughter which is coming up next week for review.     

On my TV.....I honestly have just been watching vlogs on Youtube, because I find that it's easier to pop one in and not have to really pay too much attention as I go about my day.  I have so many shows I would love to catch up on and again, with school now done, I have a lot more time to possibly do that. 
By the way, if you look over to my right sidebar, you will see a list of shows I updated and added on to my period Drama Series and Movies lists.  Go check those out, and also, if you ever know of a good one to add to the lists, that you don't see already on there, please do let me know? 

Something Interesting I watched.....I wouldn't call it interesting, but just something that has been on my mind and bothering me.  I love watching youtube videos, but what has really started irritating me, is the lengths that some people will go to for views.  There IS such a thing as going too far, especially when it comes to pranks and jokes, and things you will film and post just for the shock factor.  I find it quite disturbing, but I guess I'm in the minority because I'm clearly old fashioned or not cool, like some will refer to.    

On the menu for this week....
Monday - Cheesy sausage and potatoes, salad
Tuesday - Curt's Birthday - We are picking up pizza from his favorite Italian place and I'm making him a lemon cake (his favorite)
Wednesday - Party Pasta Bowl
Thursday - Chicken Chimies (again, they were a hit last time), Spanish Rice
Friday - Family Style Calzone
Saturday - Pot Roast, Roast potatoes and Carrots
Sunday - Leftovers

On my to do list....
Usual kitchen clean up, dishwasher, floors, counters etc.  Take out meat for dinner.
Dust, Vacuum and carpet clean
Take photos of book and post book review

In the craft basket....Nothing at the moment, I just haven't had time so we will see if I can get on with it now that we're on summer break.  

Looking forward to this week....Just taking it slow, concentrating on my house and homemaking in general. 

Looking around the house....The carpets need some cleaning (when don't they right?).  Because of all the rain and the dog going in and out to potty, there's muddy paw prints all over.  

From the camera....
I just adore old books and I love seeing them on the shelves.   

Inspirational quotes, Bible verse, Devotional....


  1. So glad you have a slow week to just settle in! Did you guys finish school last week? I love the photo of your books! I bet those old books smell wonderful lol, that's something kindle books will never have, the smell of pages in books! Is that strange? Your meal plans look delicious! Hope you have a wonderful week, and thank you so much for hosting this linky! I love it!!!

  2. LMBO at your weather - ours too and there wasn't even a prediction of yesterday's storm... until it hit... like you said, crazy Texas weather! Glad your power is back.

    So glad you're on summer break and are able to relax a bit.

    Happy Birthday to Curt! Have fun and enjoy your week.

  3. Happy Summer break to you! We have one week to go and I'm counting it down. Glad you were able to get your power restored quickly. Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing week ahead.

  4. I feel your pain on the weather! We are in North Texas and I wish it would just make up it's mind. Have a WONDERFUL week!

  5. Happy birthday to your sun and enjoy your summer break

  6. We have also started our summer break. I have been working with flowers and landscaping. I am looking forward to sleeping until 7:00am each morning. I dream big! lol

  7. We had rain and storms all week last week. It was horrible. Thankfully, we didn't lose power this time.

  8. Looking forward to summer break around here too. Although I think we run more for sports in the summer than the winter! ;) Hope you stay safe with all that crazy weather. Yikes!
    Blessings on your week my Dear. xoxo

  9. Your menu for the week sounds delicious. I just made pot roast last night in my new Instant Pot. It was fantastic!

  10. I'm sorry that I'm responding so late this week, Sandra, but have been out of town and am just now getting around to doing a little computer work. Yes, unfortunately, time passes so quickly and, before we know it, our little ones are grown and on the verge of adulthood before we know it...and that's hard on us mamas...isn't it? Enjoyed reading your post and love the pic of the old books...especially Jane Eyre! Have a blessed weekend! <3


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