Monday, November 25, 2019

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/25/2019 }

Good morning sweet friends, hope you're all doing well.

It's been a week since I've posted on the blog, things have been insane around here.  Aside from the house stuff, my older brother flew in from South Africa, last Friday, to spend Thanksgiving with us and to surprise my other brother.

They hadn't seen each other in 11 years, so the reunion was so sweet to witness.  I'm blessed to have been able to watch it unfold before my eyes.

On Sunday the 1st of December, my younger brother and his family are also arriving from South Africa, and they will be spending Christmas with us.  For the first time in 11 or 12 years, all four of us sibling will be together in the same place.  So exciting!!!

So yes, lots has been happening here.  House wise, we are on the last stretch, the repairs have yet to be done and we are predicted to close on the house in exactly a week.  I don't know what the seller is thinking, I just hope they get what needs doing, done, within the next few days.

Actually, I know that God is in control and it will all be done and dusted in plenty of time.

Right, let's get going with our day, I have a lot to do.  I will put up a post this week with photos of Thanksgiving, but aside from that I really don't know how much I'll be around.  Apologies for that.

Anyway, enough talking.   

The weather outside is::::
Though it's been pretty chilly, today we are expecting a bit of a warm up.  It also looks like half the week we will have temperatures in the 70's, how weird.  I get so frustrated with the constant change in temperatures, as it just causes health issues and everyone around is sniffling and cold.  Crazy weather!     

Monday - Partly cloudy, 68
Tuesday - Partly cloudy and wind, 77
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy, 52
Thursday - Rain, 48
Friday - Thunderstorms, 71
Saturday - Partly cloudy and win, 63
Sunday - Sunny and wind, 49

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Just had coffee with Peppermint Creamer.  I'll have some toast later.          

As I look outside my window:::
The sun has risen although it's cloudy outside.  I always enjoy this time of year, early mornings, golden light and frost shining on the grass.   

Right now I am::::
Just said goodbye to my husband, he is off to work.  I am sitting in bed with Marley, and working on this post, while trying to catch up on youtube videos.  I'm about a week behind so have lots to catch up on.          

As I look around the house::::
I need to tidy up a little, with family over there's always a bit more to tidy up.  My kitchen needs some work today, I have dishes from last night's dinner, in the sink just waiting for me.          

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....I have a load of whites to wash, everything else is done.           
Cleaning....Basic every day chores, also want to vacuum the carpets.         
Cooking.....We have leftover Lasagna and Chicken Stroganoff, so that's lunch taken care of.  Dinner will be Chicken Pot Pie and a salad.         

On this week's to do list::::
  1. Need to pull the turkey's out of the freezer today, and find some room in the refrigerator for them to thaw. 
  2. Cook all the sweet potatoes so they're ready for the casserole and pie. 
  3. Make pie dough for Thanksgiving pies.
  4. Shell out more pecans for the pie.
  5. Pull out the serving tables and get the table ready for Thanksgiving.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chicken Pot Pie and Salad
Tuesday - Family Burrito Bake, Steamed Broccoli
Wednesday - Spicy 3 Pepper Fettucine with Italian Sausage
Thursday - Thanksgiving
Friday -  Leftovers
Saturday -
Sunday -

Currently reading::::
Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

On the TV this week::::

Homemaking Vlogs
Hallmark Christmas Movies

Will also be watching some classics for this time of year, like Planes, Trains and Automobiles and some National Lampoons Vacation, Christmas Vacation etc.  

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

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
Nothing new on the meal plan, just sticking to good ol' favorites.   

Favorite photo from the camera:::: 

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

1 Kings 8:56

"Blessed be the LORD who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant."

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  1. That sounds like a wonderful reunion with your brothers. Enjoy your time together, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful surprise!! Enjoy your holidays with your brothers! Your pic is so cool!! Have a great Thanksgiving Sandra!!

  3. How wonderful that your family is there and that this will be such a joyous holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. That is awesome to have your siblings there for you after such a long time! Enjoy :)

  5. I like your header cabin image!!! And I love the pic of your pup too

  6. How wonderful to have your siblings for the holidays Sandra! And so excited about the house stuff. Yes, leave it all in HIs hands and His grace. It will continue to fall into place the ways it's meant. I hope you and yours have a very blessed Thanksgiving dear Friend. xoxo 🦃 🙏 ❤️

  7. So awesome for you and your siblings to get to be together. So special! I'm going to plan on joining you for an upcoming HHM. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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