Monday, October 28, 2019

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 10/28/2019 }

Good morning everyone, hope you've had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was good but as always, what was supposed to be a relaxing, do nothing kind of weekend, turned into rearranging and cleaning out the garage and office.  It always goes like that doesn't it?

Both Curt and I woke up feeling like we needed another weekend.

We carved pumpkins last night and I managed to get a few photos, I'll take some of the finished pumpkins later.  Curt and I finished ours, the kids, not so much, they ended up losing steam and setting them aside to finish today.  Some things never change LOL

I have some cleaning to do today, and a ton of pumpkin and seeds to get through, roast, pack away in the freezer and so on.  I think it may turn into a kitchen day for me , and I couldn't be happier.

Hope you all have a blessed week ahead.  I wanted to quickly welcome all my new followers, there have been a few of you this past week, which makes me so incredibly happy.

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

The weather outside is::::
Currently 39 degrees outside.  It is cold friends, not that I'm complaining because I've been waiting for these temperatures to drop for a while now.  We are only looking at a high of 57 today.  Woohoo!

Rest of the week we are staying pretty low, a few rainy days and the highest this coming week?  61. 

Monday - Partly cloudy,  57
Tuesday - Rain, 44
Wednesday - AM showers, wind, 43
Thursday - Sunny, 49
Friday - Sunny, 59
Saturday - Sunny, 57
Sunday - Mostly Sunny,61

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Coffee with Butter Cookie Creamer and a bowl of hot porridge with cinnamon, dates and crunchy pecans.     

As I look outside my window:::
The sun hasn't been up too long so it's shining through the trees, giving the whole house and yard an orange glow.  I think early morning and sunset are the most beautiful times of the day.     

Right now I am::::
Typing up this post, listening to a podcast and trying to stay warm.  I'm so cold right now that not even my bed covers are keeping me warm.     

As I look around the house::::
It needs a good clean today and that's exactly what I plan on giving it.  Last night we carved pumpkins and since Curt was the first to be done, he went out to the garage and found the Halloween decorations.  We haven't really decorated for Halloween in quite a few years, the kids are not little anymore, they don't trick or treat and we are also out in the country so no one really sees the house so I guess we figured, why bother?
But my husband got into the spirit of the holiday and just decked out the whole living room, especially the fireplace.

I need to clean the area up, vacuum and put things away and so on.  You know how it goes.   

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....I have one comforter I want to wash, dry and pack away in the linen closet.  Other than that, no washing to be done.   
Cleaning....basic house chores. 
Homeschooling....Livelesson for Nick.  He also has a Chemistry and Algebra project to do so I need to sit with him and get that going.  
Crocheting....Hoping to start part 3 of the Rozeta CAL.  Also, pulled out some yarn because I'm determined to crochet myself some socks this winter.
Cooking.....For lunch I will probably do a tuna salad.  I don't often make lunch anymore, not since the kids have grown.  Jasmine is usually at work and Nick just does his own thing, like most 16 year olds do.  But when they're both home, they like it when I fix lunch and since Jasmine is off until Friday, I see some lunches in my future.  Dinner is Roast chicken thighs with some Garlic Butter potatoes.     

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Roast Chicken Thighs, Garlic Butter Potatoes
Tuesday - Panda Express Chow Mein and Pork
Wednesday - Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza  (using pepperoni instead of sausage)
Thursday - Fettucine Alfredo with Ham, Salad
Friday -  Out to dinner
Saturday -
Sunday -

I will be meal planning this week and shopping on Friday, so I'm not sure what is on the menu.  I have meals until Thursday night.  

Currently reading::::
It would be night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo.

On the TV today::::
My TV doesn't really change, I pretty much watch the same things and so I feel like I keep giving you the same list every week.  Apologies for that, but here is what I'm kind of planning on watching.

Vlogtober Vlogs
Catherine the Great
Christmas movies 

What I am creating at the moment::::
Rozeta CAL from Lilla Bjorn.     

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
Nothing new last week, maybe something new this week?  I'm not entirely sure. I do plan on making my Pumpkin Donuts with Buttermilk Glaze.     

Pumpkin Donuts

Favorite photo from the camera::::

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17


Luludou said...

I do think it's time for cooler temperatures. Have a great Halloween week!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Your breakfast sounds good. We don't decorate for Halloween either, nor much of fall, but definitely Christmas. Have a great week.

Jodi said...

Now I want a pumpkin donut! That picture is so inviting!! Fun CAL project!!! Have a great week!

Jean said...

They're predicting snow for up here, I want that warmer weather back already! Hope you have a great week and a super Happy Halloween!

Pamela said...

Tonight's dinner and those donuts are making me SO hungry! Have a great week.

Michele Morin said...

Grinning over your need for another weekend, knowing full well that even if I had an "extra" one, I'd probably still over-fill it!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Hi Sweetie!
Sorry I'm late this week! Did someone say pumpkin donuts??? Yes please! Lol
I hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween. Blessings on the rest of your week. xoxo ❤️

Pat said...

I love doing these and reading others. I wish some people would read mine but at least I am blogging again for me. Thanks for hosting this for us