Monday, August 27, 2018

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 08/27/2018 }

Good morning everyone, and a very Happy Monday :)

I am super tired today, had a very busy but fun weekend, and just not enough sleep at all.

Saturday morning I was up at 4am.  My husband, myself and my stepmom headed off to volunteer at his work, for the Hotter N Hell 100, which is one of the oldest and largest cycling races in the nation.  It was a lot of fun and we were there from 5am until 11am, in the sun, helping as the cyclists came by.  I ended up being the designated photo taker, standing in front of the backdrop and being handed hundreds of cellphones to take pics for the cyclists.  It was a lot of fun :)

Yesterday, my husband, myself and my stepmom headed to Fort Worth to the Stockyards.  The kids being the usual teenagers that they are, didn't want to go and preferred to stay home sleeping.  Oh well!!!

We had a great time as well and we plan on returning another time with the kids.

So, a fun packed weekend, but I am moving extra slow this morning LOL

Right let's get on with our Happy Homemaker Monday.....oh and I have a ton of photos to edit from the Stockyards, and will share them in a separate post later today. 

(New HHM button)

The weather in my neck of the woods:
It's been quite hot, and I must say that I'm ready for Fall to arrive.   The rest of the week is looking like this:

Monday - High of 101
Tuesday - High of 101
Wednesday - High of 98 and cloudy
Thursday - High of 99
Friday - High of 101
Saturday - High of 100
Sunday - High of 97

Things that make me happy:
Having a fun day out with family.  Curt and I were saying yesterday that we used to do stuff like this back in Arizona, but since retiring we haven't really done much.  We need to change that and go back to having fun with the kids and exploring etc.   

Book I'm reading:
When the Lights go out by Mary Kubica 

What's on my TV today:
Haven't watched much TV the past two weeks since my stepmom has been visiting, but might try a movie this afternoon.

For dinner tonight:
Better than Olive Garden Fettucine Alfredo, Olive Garden's Bread sticks  

On the menu this week:

Monday -  Better than Olive Garden's Fettucine Alfredo, Olive Garden's Bread Sticks 
Tuesday - Deep Dish Pizza, Salad
Wednesday - Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken, Rice
Thursday - Cottage pie, Green Beans
Friday - Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Custard Cake
Saturday - Costoletas de Cebolada (Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce), rice
Sunday - Leftovers

On my To Do List:
Laundry - Kids did all their laundry yesterday.  I have two loads to wash today, iron, fold and put away.
Usual clean up, vacuum and carpet clean some spots.

In the craft basket:
The Cosmic CAL, still sitting there.  I just haven't had the time to crochet at all with my stepmom visiting, but I'll catch up once she leaves on Saturday.     

Looking forward to this week:
Spending the last week with my stepmom before she returns to South Africa.

No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):
Hubby and I at the Forth Worth Stockyards :)

Lesson learned the past few days:
I need to tame my tongue.  I've been very quick to react and talk in certain situations, where I should rather not say anything.  I am struggling in this area and I don't know if it's my hormones or my anxiety or what is going on, but I am finding myself very emotional, overwhelmed and quick to judge.  It's not who I am at all, and so I'm turning to prayer and the Lord in help getting through this phase. 

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction” (Proverbs 13:3).


Stacy said...

Cute pic of you and your hubby! Looks like you've had a really busy few weeks! Hope that it goes well for you! Are you guys ready to start school? How did Summer go by so quick?? Happy Monday and thank you so much for hosting!!!

Carol said...

Your menu sounds great! One of these days I'm going to make your Sweet Fire Chicken recipe. Every time you mention it I want it!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Glad you are having so much fun with your stepmom and her visit. Cute picture of you and Curt! Have a GREAT week.

Sherry Jolly said...

SANDRA...... I was really compelled to comment regarding your "quick to judge" comment! I, too, have been noticing this about myself! I've been praying about it too! I don't know what's wrong with me! I have no right to judge absolutely ANYONE yet my mind hasn't figured that out yet. If God gives you some light on the subject, please let me know too! I will do the same :)


Luludou said...

Enjoy your time with your stepmom. Nice pic of you two

Jean said...

Glad you had such a fun weekend! Your menu sounds so good. Hope it cools off for you soon. Have a great week!

Rebecca Knox said...

Glad you had a fun weekend! Sounds like you're having a wonderful time with your stepmom! Enjoy the rest of the time your time together and blessings for a great week ahead! <3

Shellie Almond said...

Sorry I am just making my way around! It has been such a busy week and it just began!
I hope you were able to rest up some from your weekend fun! I know you will enjoy your last week before your step mom returns!I will be praying for her travels as well! I am praying you have a wonderful week!