Monday, January 20, 2020

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/20/2020 }

Good morning dear friends, how was your weekend?

It is Monday morning, we are very quickly moving towards the end of January already, which is a bit unnerving isn't it?

Nick and I are again sick with a cold.  Blimey, we just had a cold beginning of December and here we are again.  I've been hitting it as hard as I can, especially with all the talk of flu going around.

Right, new week, blank slate.  Let's leave behind all the nonsense from last week and focus on putting forth a positive outlook and attitude towards the week before us.  Deal?

By the way, I apologize for having to moderate comments, but I've been getting so many spam ones lately.  I honestly wish Blogger would enable us to block certain accounts from commenting, but unfortunately we are left with having to either put up with an influx of horrid comments, or turn to comment moderation.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I've had to turn it on, at least for the foreseeable future until these spam comments calm down a bit.

Now that we got the business part out of the way, let's see what is happening in our Happy Homemaker Mondays.   

♥♥The Weather♥♥
The craziest weather.  Plain and simple!
Rain for two days, super chilly days with fog and 20 degrees, followed by 75 degree days.  I give up lol   It is currently 29 degrees with a high of 56 for today. 

Monday - Sunny, 56
Tuesday - Cloudy, 51
Wednesday - Rainy, 48
Thursday - Partly cloudy, Showers, 57
Friday - Sunny, 56
Saturday - Partly cloudy, 60
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 63

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
Well, like I have a knife stuck in my throat.  Very congested, and tired.  When I can't breathe through my nose, I can't sleep so last night was interesting to say the least.  Hubby is taking Jasmine to work this morning and has ordered me back to bed.  I am so blessed with the husband I have. 

♥♥On my mind♥♥
Just trying to get through this cold and thinking about ways to hit it even harder.  Also thinking about the work we are doing out back, we've moved on to our second project since buying the house.  I'm so excited. 

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
Currently sipping on a hot cup of coffee with Vanilla Creamer.  I don't know what I'll eat, breakfast is not on my mind and honestly the way I'm feeling, I can't imagine eating anything at all.  

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥
A Sister's Courage by Molly Green.
Morning and Evening Devotional by Charles Spurgeon
Book of John in the Bible

♥♥On my tv♥♥
Still catching up on shows, and have finished a few more. 

Mercy Street

This week I'll be watching:
The Last Kingdom

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥
Will be grocery shopping on Friday, so only have meals planned until Thursday.

Monday - Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
Tuesday - Feijoada (Portuguese Bean Stew), Rice
Wednesday - Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli
Thursday -  Sweet and Sour Pork, Fried Rice
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -

♥♥From the camera♥♥
I love curtains blowing in the wind, and this weekend, I was able to enjoy just that.  The temperatures were warm enough to open the windows and there was the most gorgeous breeze coming in.

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
I gave it a good clean yesterday, so it's not needing my attention today.  Thank the Lord, because I really don't feel like doing any sort of cleaning. 

♥♥Chore I'm not looking forward to today, or this week♥♥
I need to wash my windows, they look awful, but it is not a chore I particularly like.  Not looking forward to it at all......that and the carpet cleaning.  Guess I have two chores I'm not looking forward to this week. 

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥
Read and crochet.  I've been enjoying working on a new blanket, nothing that requires too much thinking. 

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥
The President, our country.

My son and I with our colds.
There are many others I pray for on a daily basis, people I know, people I don't know.  I think if I were to name them all, we would be here until next week.

♥♥Devotional/Bible Verse♥♥

I saw this quote and thought it was so simple but yet so effective.  Thought you all would enjoy it too.  


  1. Sure hope you get through this round of colds quickly and they don;t turn to that nasty flu that's going round! Comment moderation is such a horrible thing to need in this day and age, but as you said, necessary! I do enjoy that wordpress allows me to approve someone so their comments after my approval don't need moderation, but I do miss the overall simpler platform of blogger. Have you seen Anne with an E? The newest version of Anne of Green Gables? I think you would enjoy it as they have turned it into a series. Feel better and have a GREAT week my friend.

  2. I wish we had window washing weather. It's starting to be a very cold winter this year, but not as cold as we had in the past. Have a nice week.

  3. Hoping you will get through that cold quickly. Have a great week

  4. Glad to be back here!
    Your curtain picture makes me happy and nostalgic all at once, I love your photography!

  5. Hope you feel better and no one else in your household ends up sick again. It's that time of year and the constant weather changes probably don't help. Lovely photo of the wind blowing those curtains. Looks like a perfect place to curl up with a book or take a nap. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Gosh, I hope you feel better soon. Wee have had a period of illness in our house, various things, on and off since Christmas and I am so over it. As it is summer here, I have less patience for illness, I would rather be ill in winter when I can snuggly up in bed :-) Great quote!

  7. Hello Sweetie! I sure hope you kick the crud and feel better soon! Have a very blessed week ahead. xoxo ❤️

  8. Curtains in the breeze is one of my favorite things in the entire world!

  9. So happy to join you for the first time today. Hoping that you will be feeling better soon. Love the picture of the wind blowing in the curtains!

  10. Hope you feel better soon. The flu is going around here and I'm praying we avoid it.
    Have a great week.

  11. Your menus always sound so delicious. I love that photo of your curtains. I hope you are feeling better now. I eat two cloves of fresh garlic a day in my salad, and it seems to protect me from colds and flu. You are such a disciplined homemaker!

  12. Like you, I wish there was a way to block certain commenters on Blogspot. It gets frustrating, I know. I love the photo of your curtains and cannot wait until temperatures are warm enough here to open the windows and let the spring breezes blow fort upon my own curtains! Blessings for a great rest of the week! <3

  13. I love either and last kingdom Windows is the only chore i like💜💜


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