Good morning friends, welcome back to my blog and to the very first Happy Homemaker Monday of 2020.
I worked on a new image, which you can see below, and I'm also adding a couple new categories, this year.
I started the Happy Homemaker Monday feature, many and I mean MANY years ago. Since then it's gained a lot of participants and has evolved through time. I don't like changing things up too often but I think it's been quite a while since I've changed anything regarding to our HHM, and since we are starting a new year, this seemed like the perfect time to do so.
Don't worry, if you've already done your for today using the old categories, it's perfectly fine. You can go ahead and add the new categories from next week on. I'll list them below to make it easier for you all.
Also, I haven't had to remind anyone of this in a long time either, but please don't change up the HHM categories on your own or make it different than what it is, because then it is no longer connected to my blog or the original.
Right, the categories from now on are going to be:
How I am feeling this morning
On my mind
On the breakfast plate
On my reading pile
On my tv
On the menu this week
From the camera
Looking around the house
Chore I'm not looking forward to today or this week
To relax this week, I will
On my prayer list
So let's get right into it, I'm looking forward to another year of Happy Homemaker Mondays. I'm back to blogging full time, so I'll be visiting all the participants as well a the lovely ladies who leave comment on my blog. Thank you again for always being here, even when I'm not as present as I would like to be.
A bit chilly this morning. It is currently 30 degrees. I will say that I've been missing the rain, but it looks like we might get some at the end of the week, so there's that.
Monday - Sunny, 60
Tuesday - Sunny, 64
Wednesday - Mostly sunny/wind, 63
Thursday - Partly cloudy, 72
Friday - Isolated Thunderstorms, 66
Saturday - Partly cloudy, 46
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 60
How I am feeling this morning♥♥♥
Been struggling with my sciatica the past two days, so woke up a bit sore.
On my mind♥♥♥
Couple bills I have to pay, some mail I need to send out and making sure that Nick sends in his last Game Design project before Semester ends today.
On the breakfast plate♥♥♥
I've had some coffee with hubby at 5:30AM, but here shortly I'll have a bowl of porridge.
On my reading pile♥♥♥
Today, I am starting A Sister's Courage by Molly Green.
On my tv♥♥♥
I mentioned the other day how I'm wanting to return back to my Period Dramas. This past weekend I started by watching the newest Netflix series, The Bonfire of Destiny. It was brilliant and I highly recommend it. Also watched the Downton Abbey movie and LOVED it. Made me miss the series so very much, just wish they would bring it back.
I'll also be watching Witcher (may not appeal to many others but I do love fantasy type shows)
The rest of the week, I'll be watching:
Mary Queen of Scots
Tales from Green Valley
A hidden life
The Windermere Children
New Little Women
On the menu this week♥♥♥
I'll be working on the new menu. I'm going grocery shopping on Friday morning, so meals are only planned until Thursday night.
Monday - A Husband's Delight, Garlic Bread, Salad
Tuesday - Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
Wednesday - Roast Chicken Legs, Rice and Beans
Thursday - Frito Pie Casserole
From the camera♥♥♥
I can't put into words how much I love my new kitchen. I loved cooking and baking before, but now? I could stay in my kitchen all day long.
Looking around the house♥♥♥
The sun has risen and rays are shooting in through the open windows. The house is clean and tidy, thankfully as the kids have gotten older, their messes are contained to their bedrooms. Not exactly happy with that either, but at east it's not in plain sight, right? Hahah
Chore I'm not looking forward to today, or this week♥♥♥
I need to give all the bathrooms a good clean, and honestly, bathrooms are my least favorite room to clean.
To relax this week, I will♥♥♥
Pick up my book and really get back into reading, which I've always loved. I am also wanting to bring back my love for crocheting, I feel like I've lost it and I miss the days where I was constantly working on something.
On my prayer list♥♥♥
Our country, our President.
Friends and family needing prayers at the moment.
I don't have a specific one to share this morning, rather I just wanted to share that I am starting to read the Bible again, I would love to read it all this year, so going to work very hard on that. I also want to pick up a new bible and a new devotional. I have a few in mind and I think I need to just do it and stop putting it off.
This year is all about God, His glory and living for Him.