Things around here have been stressful to say the least, if you've read my latest post you will understand, so be sure to check it out below.
Much as it's all stressful and up in the air, the Lord has also been moving mountains and making things happen for us, and it's been pure joy to sit back and watch Him work. If only I had learned how to just sit, do my part and then wait, instead of expecting things to happen when I want them to, or how I want them to.
This whole situation has been a huge lesson for both Curt and I, it's been hard, it's been terrifying, it's been eye opening, but we have also learned a lot and continue to feel blessed.
If you could please keep us in your prayers, I would truly appreciate it.
Right, now that is out of the way, let's get right into our Happy Homemaker Monday.
The weather outside is::::It is currently 47 degrees, so warmer than it's been lately. This week we seem to be hitting some 70 degree days which is just so weird to me, from 20s and 30s to 70s, but hey ho, that is how this crazy weather is.
Monday - Sunny, 71
Tuesday - Partly cloudy, 66
Wednesday - Scattered Thunderstorms,65
Thursday - Showers, 55
Friday - Partly cloudy, 52
Saturday - Partly cloudy, 65
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 65
On the breakfast plate this morning::::Coffee with White Chocolate Raspberry creamer, toast with tomato jam.
As I look outside my window:::I don't particularly care for the whole daylight savings time change, but I must say that I do enjoy being able to get up in the morning and seeing the sun coming up, instead of it being pitch black. Right now, the sun is shining through the bedroom windows, you can tell the crispness of the morning outside by the dew on the grass, so everything is glistening.
Right now I am::::Sitting in bed, working on this post.
As I look around the house::::I have taken down the Halloween decorations and now I need to give the house a good clean. It's not that it isn't clean, but I always like to spruce it up anytime I switch out decorations.
I have clean couch slipcovers hanging on my dining room chairs, I need to put them back on the couches today. There are couch decorative pillows on the floor, Marley threw them off LOL
On today's to do list::::Laundry....I have a big comforter and bed linens to wash.
Cleaning....As I mentioned above, I need to give the house a good clean. I also want to try and clean my living room and den windows.
Homeschooling....Game Design, Chemistry test, Algebra Discussion and a couple other lessons to get through.
Crocheting....I started Part 3 of the Rozeta CAL. I find when I'm stressed and need some down time, crocheting helps me relax and stay focused.
Cooking.....Lunch will probably be some Grilled Cheese and Ham. Dinner will be Chicken and Dumplings. I also need to get some homemade bread going and hubby and the kids have asked for some sort of dessert.
On the menu this week::::Monday - Chicken and Dumplings
Tuesday - Classic Cheesy Chili Loaded Frito Pie, Salad
Wednesday - Slow Cooked Cubed Steaks, Mashed Potatoes
Thursday - Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice
Friday - Cheesy Kielbasa Bake, Garlic Bread
Saturday - Pork Chops, Cubed Fried Potatoes, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Sunday - Potato Soup, Sandwiches
Currently reading::::It would be night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo.
On the TV this week::::
True Crime Documentaries
Catherine the Great
His Dark Materials
What I am creating at the moment::::Rozeta CAL from Lilla Bjorn.
New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::Two of the recipes on the menu are new, the chili frito pie and the chicken and dumplings. I'll let you all know how those were.
Favorite photo from the camera::::
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
♥♥♥ Curt's stepfather is in hospital at the moment. He needs open heart surgery. Please keep him in your prayers.
♥♥♥ My mother in law and her continuing fight with breast cancer.
♥♥♥ Curt and I need prayers through this house situation. We know it will be ok in the end, we know God has it, but it is so stressful and we have no clue what we are doing. It's such a humbling feeling too. I try to be strong, and I guess I'm just thankful that God loves us enough to continue forgiving us for our shortcomings, because as a human being, we can't help but feel anxious and stressed and scared. Just so you all know where we are at the moment, we made an offer, the owner accepted, and now we move forward with the VA loan process, which means appraiser coming out and so on. This is a dream of Curt and I and I'm just so thankful that we have come this far.