{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 10/14/2019 }

Good morning everyone, hope you've all had a wonderful weekend.

Mine was nice and quiet.  It is also a long weekend for us, at least for hubby as he is off work today, but Jasmine is working so in a few hours we will be taking her in.

I apologize for no Blogtober posts this weekend, our internet went out , we've been having some issues with it lately, and it culminated with the hubster having to climb up into the attic and looking for electrical boxes and whatnot.  Anyway, yes, a bit of a crazy moment but it is back now, and I'll just pick right back up today with the Blogtober.

Anyway, let's get going with our Happy Homemaker Monday.

The weather outside is::::
It has been glorious.  Woke up the other morning to 35 degrees and a freeze warning.  Unfortunately Sunday and today we are back up to warm weather.  It is currently 55 but let me show you what the week ahead looks like.

Monday - Mostly sunny,  88
Tuesday - Partly cloudy, wind,   84
Wednesday - Mostly sunny, 71
Thursday - Sunny, 79
Friday - Mostly sunny, 85
Saturday - Sunny, 87
Sunday - Mostly sunny, 89

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Just coffee at the moment, and will have some Raisin Cinnamon toast for breakfast, in about an hour. 

As I look outside my window:::
The sun is starting to rise.  I love seeing it's rays coming through the tree branches. 

Right now I am::::
Sitting on the bed, watching Vlogtober on the telly and working on this post. 

As I look around the house::::
The house is bathed in golden light at the moment.  I've opened the curtains and some windows to let in the fresh air.  I need to give the living room a quick tidying, and my kitchen needs some help too, seems the kids were in there last night snacking. 

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....Have some bedding to wash. 
Cleaning....In the kitchen, I have dishes in the sink, have to unload the dishwasher and reload it.  Give the counters a good wipe down, update the chalkboard menu for this week and sweep and mop.
In the living room....tidy up and need to vacuum.
In the bedrooms....change bed linens. 
In the bathrooms....clean toilets and sinks, wipe down counters and mirrors.  Sweep. 
Homeschooling....go over the lessons, approve any Nick has completed. 
Crocheting....started a new project and need to go by Walmart to pick up some yarn.  Also have a sewing project in the works and need to get myself a new scissors as mine has gone blunt. 
Cooking.....making some grilled ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch.  Dinner will be Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers and Fries. 

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers, Fries
Tuesday - Mexican Chicken Lasagna, Salad
Wednesday - Creamy Taco Pasta Bake, Green Beans
Thursday - Ranch Chicken Thighs, Brussell Sprouts and Mashed Potatoes
Friday - Sandra's Mock Jambalaya
Saturday - We will be in Oklahoma helping my mother in law, she is selling her house, so will be having a dinner out there

Currently reading::::
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow.

On the TV today::::
Some vlogtober, Sanditon, Catherine the Great. 

What I am creating at the moment::::
New crochet blanket and a sewing project, I'll take pictures and show you all tomorrow.   

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
I've been trying to get ready for Thanksgiving and figuring out what I want to make.  This year I want to make two cheesecakes, a Raspberry topped one and a Caramel topped.  Yesterday I tried to make the Raspberry Cheesecake.  It was SO good. 

Favorite photo from the camera::::

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

Praying for good test results for my friend Jen's son, Andrew.
Praying my mother in law's latest cancer treatment finally does the job and gets rid of this awful disease.


  1. Internet issues are such a pain! Glad you are back! I love your photo from the camera! Looking forward to see what your new crochet blanket is! Have a great Monday!

    1. And it's sad because we rely so much on the internet. Wish we didn't. I look forward to showing you the new blanket. Have a wonderful week :)

  2. Love the photo with the shadows. Cheesecake sounds really good. Prayers for your friend's son and your mother-in-law. Hope you have a fantastic week!

    1. I hadn't had cheesecake in a year or more lol It was very good. I'll share the recipe once I've figured out what I'm making. Have a great week!

  3. Such a beautiful photo! And those Oklahoma Onion Burgers sounds so good.
    Happy Monday! <3

    1. Thank you. They are very good, one of our favorites around here. Have a wonderful week!

  4. loved stopping by! Your weather seems much like ours last week!Praying for your friend and Mother in law that God touches and heals! Your picture was stunning!Praying you have a blessed week ahead!

    1. Aww thank you Shellie :) Hope you have an amazing week too.

  5. Sorry your warmer weather is back and that your internet is misbehaving! Have a GREAT week and weekend helping your MIL.

    1. Thank you Tamy :) She is selling her house in Oklahoma so we're helping move a lot of things out. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. I popped over to the food blog for the Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers recipe - looks delicious!

    1. I hope you try them out, they are one of our favorites. Have a blessed week!

  7. You always have the most delicious sounding food. I've been really bad about cooking at home lately because we've been so busy, but I'm going to use your food blog as my inspiration for cooking at home. Can't wait to see your new projects you are working on. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. You know some days I don't feel like cooking, and last week was a busy one for us too and I didn't quite cook as much as I should lol But back on track right? Hope you find some inspiration at the food blog. Have a wonderful week Liz :)

  8. I love the holidays, and making recipes ahead of time, to test them out. Yummy! I hope you have a great week!

    1. Me too, and I always have so many people over, so I'm constantly trying out new things. Have a wonderful week :)

  9. Hello my friend! It has been really beautiful here this week thus far and over the weekend too. I love it! Even had a fire in the fireplace a couple times.

  10. Hello Dearest! Nice to be back. Always miss my HHM when I'm not here. I love your postings especially during my fave season. I need to check out more of your recipes on your food blog too. Catching up on life and I"ll catch up on more of your posts soon too. Wishing you many blessings on the week ahead Sandra. xoxo ❤️

  11. Those cheesecakes sound yummy. Busy day for you! Have a great week

  12. As you can see, I'm running a week behind, Sandra. Your menus look great and I love the photo! See you again tomorrow! Blessings!


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