Monday, December 02, 2019

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/2/2019 }

Good morning friends, welcome back to my blog.

I hope you are all still around and haven't disappeared, like I have.  I am missing my blog so much and just wishing that things were back on track.  As it is, I will only be returning to full time blogging around December 29th because that is when the last family members leave.

Until then, it is going to be as it has been, just my Happy Homemaker Monday posts, unless I find a spare minute to come in and put up a quick post.

So much has been going on, I may actually do a quick update tomorrow, and catch you all up on what has been going on around here.

For now though, let's get right into today's post, as I need to get dressed and out the door in the next hour, to take my daughter to work.


The weather outside is::::
Pretty cold at the moment, 30 degrees.  The rest of the week we will stay in the 60s although there does seem to be a 70 degree day thrown in there.  So weird.       

Monday - Mostly Sunny, 57
Tuesday - Sunny, 63
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy, 62
Thursday - Sunny, 70
Friday - Mostly Sunny, 57
Saturday - Partly cloudy, 61
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 69

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
I am finishing up a cup of coffee with White Chocolate Raspberry creamer.  I don't know if I will eat anything for a while, maybe some toast later.            

As I look outside my window:::
The sun is just starting to rise and it looks beautiful.  There is frost on the grass and ice on the car windshields.  Our Christmas lights are still on, and I need to turn them off here shortly.     

Right now I am::::
Just sent hubby off to work, and am now quickly typing up this post, while also thinking about what I'm going to wear and all that I need to do today.            

As I look around the house::::
There are boxes with Christmas decorations, boxes with Fall decorations needing to be closed and put away.  There are a ton of old gaming systems like Nintendo and Sega laying around as well, as the family has been enjoying those.
Honestly, looking around my house right now is stressing me out, my carpets need desperate cleaning, the house needs dusting and organizing.  I need to do that today as I've been so incredibly busy and running around, that I haven't had a chance.            

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....No laundry, all laundry was done over the weekend.           
Cleaning....Carpet cleaning, put away Fall decorations, bring out the rest of the Christmas decorations and put those boxes away as well.  Give the house a good dusting.  Sweep and mop kitchen floors.           
Cooking.....Not really sure what we will do for lunch.  Dinner is Gnocchi Bolognese, Garlic Bread and Salad.           

On this week's to do list::::
  1. Take Jasmine to work and pick up. 
  2. Closing on the house either tomorrow or Wednesday.  
  3. Last minute shopping with my brother before he returns to South Africa 
  4. Drop off brother at airport on Thursday morning, then drive an hour over to my mother in law's to see her and my father in law.  They've both been dealing with health issues so we are going over to spend a few hours with them before returning home.
  5. Schooling with Nick.
  6. Find some time to go see my younger brother at my other brother's house.  My brother Bruno and his family just arrived yesterday morning and will be here until the 28th.  

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Gnocchi Bolognese, Garlic Bread, Salad
Tuesday - Probably out to dinner to celebrate house closing
Wednesday - Beef and Broccoli with Sesame Noodles
Thursday - Away at in laws for the day, Jasmine and Nick will be home and will order pizza
Friday -  Chicken Curry and Rice
Saturday - Panda Express Chow Mein
Sunday -Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Fried Okra

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

On the TV this week::::

Vlogmas has started.

To be completely honest with you, I have not watched any television for about 3 weeks now.  I have so much to catch up on, but just don't have the time.    

What I am creating at the moment::::
Rozeta CAL from Lilla Bjorn.  Creating a Christmas atmosphere around the house.

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

Prayer Starter: Father, help me to always be a person of integrity. Help me to honor You by keeping my word and doing what I say I’ll do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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  1. I just have one tote with Christmas lights out so far. I hope to get them all out after this coming weekend. Have a great week.

  2. You've got lots going on over there. So excited for you to be closing on your house and spending time with family you've not seen in a while. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. Enjoy your time with family! That CAL looks like its going to be fun!! Have a great week!!

  4. How wonderful to spend time with your far away family! I hope that your brother was able to fix your car and that your closing goes very smoothly!! ~Mrs. J~

  5. I hear you, Sandra! I had such grand plans for my blog in 2019 and, as it turns out, it's everything I can do just to do my HHM post each week...BUT...I'm so thankful for it! It's what keeps me grounded and it deliberately makes me sit down an FOCUS at least once per week. I hope you know how important HHM is to me and others, I'm sure, as well. Enjoy the time with your family! Blessings! <3

  6. I typed up my HHM and then it deleted. Ugh. I'm not used to the mouse on my new laptop. When I add a picture and then type after it deletes everything and I'm not sure why. It didn't even save what I had written. So, I guess no HHM for me this week since I don't have time to retype it all. From now on I'll use my desktop computer. Anyway, my decorations were put up on Friday. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

  7. Enjoy your week with your family!

  8. Enjoy the week with your family and catch us up when you can. I am heading to write my HHM right now.

  9. That creamer for your coffee sounds so yummy. You always inspire me to get my housework done. I don't have time to watch t.v. either...

  10. Goodness it sounds like you will be so busy! Wonderful news about the house, and fantastic that you are blessed to be able to spend time with your brothers. I love the quote!

  11. I'm so happy for you that you are getting so much family time! Too bad that one of your brother's has to go home so early :( Have a WONDERFUL week and keeping you all in my prayers as you close the house! What a WONDERFUL Christmas blessing. Have a GREAT week.


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