Monday, May 20, 2019

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/20/2019 }

Good morning everyone, how was your weekend?

Welcome to another Happy Homemaker Monday.

When I came up with the idea for HHM many years ago, I had no idea that it would go on for this long, or that anyone would even want to join in with me.  It started as a way for me to put down my plans for the upcoming week and have it all in one place, but over the years it has turned into so much more than that.  I am truly thankful for each and every single one of you, who come by every Monday and participate.

We've been able to create a community of like minded women who care for, and support each other.  Thank you for that ladies, really :)

I appreciate you all and I appreciate the comments you leave down below as well.  If you participate, all I ask is that you don't change the categories or the little Happy Homemaker Monday image, because then it really isn't a part of my blog anymore.  I also ask that if you are joining in, please leave a comment below, even it it's just a quick hello I'm here and joining today.  I would love to see a lot more interaction between the ladies, and as the host of this feature, I too love knowing who is joining in and how they are doing.

Anyway, now that we have that out of the way, let's get right into our plans for this week, shall we??

The weather:::
We are expecting quite strong storms today, but the rest of the week is supposed to be clear, albeit cloudy.  The temperatures are staying in the high 80's though which is quite nice.

Monday - Strong storms and wind, 82º
Tuesday - Partly cloudy and windy, 80º
Wednesday - Partly cloudy and windy, 87º
Thursday - Cloudy and windy, 87º
Friday - Cloudy, 85º
Saturday - Cloudy, 87º
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 87º

On my reading pile:::
Moon Rush and Whatever it Takes.  I'll be putting up a post with my summer reading list, this week. 

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::
Just a lot of 60 Minutes Australia, I enjoy podcasts and documentaries in general, so I usually pop on something like this on Youtube, to listen to while I do my housework.  

On my TV this week:::
General Hospital
Juana Ines
Homemaking vlogs
The Spanish Princess
When Calls the Heart

On the menu for this week:::

Pickle Brined Chicken, Potato Salad ( New Recipe)

Ninho Recheado (Meat filled pasta nests), Garlic Bread

Curt's birthday so I'm making Steak, Baked Potatoes and a side salad

Image result for cast iron steak

Portuguese Bean Stew and Rice (this one has been shuffled back and forth the past 2 weeks, but I'm finally making it)

Deep Dish Pizza and Hot wings

On my to do list:::
Empty and reload dishwasher
Iron a load of clothes
Sewing - am making and re purpose some dresses for summer
Have an ENT appointment on Friday morning
Take Jasmine to work two days this week

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I pulled out my sewing machine so that I can re purpose some old dresses and skirts as well as make a new dress for summer.

Looking forward to:::
Hopefully my lens coming in so that I can get back to taking tons of pictures and blogging the way I'm used to. 
Also looking forward to seeing the ENT and hopefully get some answers on this ear of mine.  It has gotten a LOT better, I definitely feel it's well on it's way to being 100%, but it's not quite there yet and I'm frankly over it at this point.  It has now been 3 months since it first went bonkers. 

Looking around the house:::
I've opened all the blinds and curtains in the house, but you wouldn't really know it since it's so dark and gray outside.  There is however a nice breeze coming in and it's always amazing seeing the curtains blowing in the wind.
The house is tidy from the weekend so I don't have much to do. 

From the camera:::
The culprit of not being able to blog this past week.  I love my 50mm 1.4 so much and it breaks my heart to see it damaged.   

What I'm wearing today:::
Workout gear at the moment, I'll be starting my Monday workout soon.  By the way, I've updated the sidebar with this week's routines.  As I explained before I'm changing it up every day so that I don't get bored, and also because it's the best way for your body to lose weight.  When you do the same exact workout each day, your body gets used to is and does nothing but hit a plateau.  I need to get my body going so each day and each week is something different.  Over the weekend my sciatica has flared up, so I'm keeping it simple this week with shorter workouts but just as equally good to lose weight. 

One of my simple pleasures:::
Believe it or not, working out.  Getting to it is a whole other story, but once I'm doing it or after it's done, I love it.              

Bible verse, Devotional, prayers::: 
The prayer below is for all of us who are trying to change our lives in a healthy way, who are wanting to workout but sometimes lack the motivation.  I found this prayer and thought it so poignant because truly, I can't get through these workout routines or creating this new habit, without the Lord's help. 


  1. Good morning my friend. I'm popping in very quickly as we're still on our trip to say hello, but that I've been watching the weather and praying for you as I have been worried about you living in tornado alley! Stay safe! We should be home by Friday and I'll do a more thorough catch up with everyone.

    1. Thank you my friend, we do have pretty bad storms and tornadoes around, so I really appreciate your prayers. Stay safe on your trip. :)

  2. Opps. Sorry Sandra, I've been using my own photo. Your meals sound fantastic.

    1. Kristina, that is perfectly ok my friend, I only mention it because I've had a few emails asking why some participants had pictures that weren't from the Happy Homemaker Monday lol

  3. I went in and updated my post to include your photo... I have been changing it up...oops... and the posts I thought mine were following along with what you have had all along.. but see that I had some others in there.. not sure where they came from.. but hopefully now they all line up... if not, I will have them corrected for next week! I just love this Monday meme! Now onto your post... your menu/pics.. oh my drool!! That is a bummer about your lens! I need to pull out my big camera again and start working with it.. its just sitting there.... I hope you have a great Monday and week!! xoxo

    1. That's ok Jodi hahah Thank you for updating it :) As for you having other categories or not, that's normal as I have changed it here and there over the years. I don't mind if participants use any of the categories I've had, as long as they're not making up their own because then that does defeat the purpose lol

  4. Hello sweet Sandra! I love your opening statements - choked me up as I feel so blessed to have found you all those years ago (followed you long before I blogged or joined) and to be part of this community. Especially after what I've been going through, as you know, the love and support I have felt fills my heart more than I can say ❤️

    As per usual your week ahead of meals looks amazing! And I'm so impressed with your workouts and dedication. You inspire me to keep mine up too!! And I hope you're able to get your camera fixed soon. That's such a bummer.

    I love that inspiration - I have never seen a prayer like that before. It's so cool! 🙏
    Blessing on your week ahead xoxo

    1. Thank you so much my friend, and yes, I took am so blessed to have met all you wonderful ladies, it's a beautiful community that we've created over the blog, and I for one wouldn't want to change it for anything in this world :)

  5. Morning to you too :)
    Wish I could sew - I love browsing Pinterest and seeing the clothes that people repurpose.
    Have a great week

    1. I have my seamstress grandmother to thank for it, she taught me how to sew from a very young age and it's been a blessing for sure :) Hope you have a blessed week :)

  6. Left you a comment but I'm not sure it took as I didn't realize one of the kids had signed into their google account on here. So if not, a shorter version: Thank you for starting Happy Homemaker Monday,not sure when I found you but I'm so glad I did! And I hope you're having a wonderful week and staying warm & dry with all the crazy weather!


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