Monday, June 17, 2019

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 06/17/2019 }

Good morning everyone, welcome back to my blog :)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got some much needed rest.  Our weekend was great, spent a lot of time together and got a lot done, but feel like it went by a bit too quick for my liking.

I must say though, I actually really like Mondays, and I know most people don't and that is understandable, but I love them.  I don't know if it is the beginning of a new week and having a fresh blank page ahead, or what it is, but I really do love Monday morning.

Right, let's see what we have ahead for the week.

The weather:::
We have been enjoying sunny and hot days, but woke up to a right looking winter day.  It's foggy, cloudy, dark and we have storms headed our way. 

Monday - Morning shower, 87
Tuesday - Strong thunderstorm, 91
Wednesday - Strong afternoon thunderstorm, 91
Thursday - Times of clouds and sun, 98
Friday - Mostly sunny, 99

On my reading pile:::
The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney.

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:::
Didn't really watch anything, hardly touched the TV because we were out most of the weekend.  I did put on some documentaries while I cleaned or ironed, so I guess that counts as some tv watching.

On my TV this week:::
General Hospital
Homemaking vlogs
The Spanish Princess
60 Minutes Australia
Real Stories

On the menu for this week:::
We are back on track with proper cooking.  Also, I started a Friday feature here on the blog, where I'll be sharing my menus.  I will still share them here on the Happy Homemaker Monday, but if you're interested in a bit more detailed meal plan, including desserts for the week, check out my Meal Plan Friday. 

Slow Cooked Beef and Broccoli with Panda Express Chow Mein

Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches, Waffle Fries, Chick-Fil-A sauce

Carne de Panela (Portuguese Beef Tips), Rice, Beans

Hot and Spicy Lasagna, Garlic Bread

Copycat Rodeo King Burgers, Fries

On my to do list:::
Call dealership and towing company
Get broccoli beef in the crockpot for dinner
Clean and tidy house
Lunch and shopping with sister in law today

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
New crochet project, nothing big but something for my bedroom wall.

Looking forward to:::
Getting my sweet little car back, it's been far too long since I've been able to drive it.

Looking around the house:::
It looks so dark, it's like waking up in the middle of winter, just crazy.  The house itself is clean, so I don't have too much to do on that front.  The kitchen seems to be the spot that is always needing attention, because I think it's the most used room in the house.  I need to unload and reload dishwasher, clean counters, get dinner going in the crockpot, sweep and mop. 

From the camera:::
My big boy, he is huge but the sweetest soul. 


What I'm wearing today:::
Probably a summer dress or some jeans and cute top.      

One of my simple pleasures:::
Driving around with my husband.  We love just getting in the truck, heading out in the morning and either browsing through stores or stopping for a coffee somewhere.   

Bible verse, Devotional, prayers::: 

Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they will not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned,
and flame will not scorch you.


  1. Seems like the perfect weekend. I love when it's dark in the morning, makes me think of Fall (My favorite season). Have a great week.

    1. I love Fall too, and I quite like the rainy days, but I also enjoy summer. Hope you have a great week :)

  2. Now that I am a stay at home mom, I really like Mondays too! I feel excited for the week and eager to get started on all my projects/goals for the house and family. When I commuted forty minutes to work, Mondays were not my jam... So glad I'm in this new season of life. My kitchen always seems to need the most attention too. I find peace in a clean kitchen. Hope you have a great week! Many blessings!

    1. Welcome to the Stay at Home Mom club :) I love being at home, it's my favorite place to be. Have a wonderful blessed week!

  3. The weather here has been off the charts, too much rain, clouds, colder weather etc. It's been devastating for the garden etc.

    1. I am so sorry Kristina. I sure hope those rains calm down a bit for you. We have had lots of storms too around here, my garden is doing fine but the grass and weeds are unstoppable at this point. Frustrating.

  4. I absolutely adore that picture of Marley - soooooo cute! That book title sounded so familiar, but the cover didn't look familiar at all so I looked it up. I've read the same title a few years back by a different author! Love the one I read! Have a GREAT week and I hope the storms stay at bay for the most part.

    1. My Marley is a sweetie, love him to pieces :) I had no clue there was another book with the same title and different author, how crazy is that, wonder if it's the same kind of story. Hope you have a fantastic week :)

  5. Sounds like you had a great weekend, Sandra! I like Mondays, too. Actually, they're my favorite day of the week...kind of an anchoring point for the rest of the week. You might want to check the date at the very top of your post. It's dated for May rather than June. Blessings for a great week ahead! <3

    1. I used to dislike Mondays when kids were in school LOL But I do love them, and I agree it's like an anchoring point for the week ahead. Thank you for letting me know about the date, I can't believe I did May, I'm just going to blame the fact that the months are flying by LOL
      Have a wonderful week!!!

  6. I like Mondays as well. I really used to enjoy them when the kids would go back to school and my husband would go back to work, a little peaceful respite. Not as much fun now that I sometimes have to go to work as well. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead and are enjoying this Monday!

    1. I can definitely see why you wouldn't like Mondays when you were heading off to work as well. My husband dislikes them a lot because of getting up early and heading to work. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  7. Hi Sandra!

    I'm with you and usually don't mind Mondays too. Sorry I'm late popping by today. Hope you get your car back soon too! 😉 Have a great week dear Friend xoxo ❤️

    1. Hi there Carrie :) I'm hoping to get my car back soon too, I've missed it so much :) Hope you have a wonderful week, friend xoxoxo

  8. Your simple pleasure is one of mine as well.... those are the best kind of trips!! Love the pic of your dog! Can't wait to see what you create for your wall!! Have a great Monday/week!

    1. I think it's important to treasure all those moments, life is so crazy and we never know what the future holds. Spending time with my husband is one of my favorite things to do. Hope you have a wonderful week!


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