Monday, January 27, 2020

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/27/2020 }

Good morning everyone, hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

I have to start by apologizing for the lack of posts lat week.  It was just not a good week for us, health wise.   I was sick along with my son, then my daughter got it as well, and at one point, all 3 of us were down with this cold.

We are slowly recovering, and I'm hoping that it will not return.  It was one of those colds that weren't too serious, no fevers or body aches or anything of the sort, but it did leave us all completely drained and devoid of energy or motivation for anything.

I am thankful that I'm on the mend, though my sinus is the one thing left bothering me.  So much so, that around 4pm yesterday I started developing a sinus headache, and I had family coming over for dinner.  I worked on the greenhouse with my husband, all day long then had to quickly zip into the house to fix dinner and dessert before the family arrived at 6pm.

By the time they were here and we sat down to dinner, I had the worst sinus headache, it felt like someone was squeezing my head tight, along with nausea and just all around unwell.  By the time they left, I took a motrin, a shower and lay down in bed, in tears with the pain.  Thank the Lord the headache is gone.

Anyway, that was a bit of a ramble, but really just wanted to explain why the lack of daily posts.  Hopefully this week will be better.

Now, let's get right into our Happy Homemaker Monday post.  I have to put mine up real quick, then get dressed and get Jasmine off to work.

Have a wonderful week friends.

♥♥The Weather♥♥
We had a gorgeous weekend, 70 degrees, blue skies, warm.  Woke up to 30 degrees this morning though.  Looks like the rest of the week, we are cooling down again.

Monday - Partly cloudy, 68
Tuesday - Showers and wind, 51
Wednesday - Sunny, 52
Thursday - Cloudy, 48
Friday - Mostly Sunny, 58
Saturday - Sunny, 66
Sunday - Mostly sunny, 72

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
Much better after that awful sinus headache, but I'm still congested.   

♥♥On my mind♥♥
All our plans for the house, project outside and so on.   

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
I've had a cup of coffee with peppermint mocha creamer.  I will have some toast here shortly.    

♥♥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. 

The Last Kingdom
Star Trek Picard
Star Trek Deep Space Nine

Also, I found on Youtube a really interesting show, for those that love all the going back in time with Ruth Goodman and so on.  Remember Victorian Pharmacy, Wartime Farm etc.

Well this time they are taking UK celebrities and popping them back in different time periods, for 24 hours.  You can watch the first and second episode on Youtube, it is already available.

Surviving a Day in the Victorian Era
Struggling at the Victorian Coach House

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday - Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce, Spinach Salad
Tuesday - Carne de Panela (Portuguese Beef Tips), Potatoes, Broccoli
Wednesday - Chicken Curry and Rice
Thursday -  Pork Ribs, Garlic Potatoes, Salad
Friday - Roast Chicken, Lemon Spaghetti
Saturday - Portuguese Pork and Potatoes
Sunday - Chicken Parmigiana with Egg Noodles

♥♥From the camera♥♥
My sweet boy and my latest crochet blanket.

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
Thankfully it is clean, aside from the living room carpet needing some washing.  With the work we were doing on the greenhouse and Marley running around out in the dirt, there are paw prints spread out all over. 

♥♥Chore I'm not looking forward to today, or this week♥♥
Changing bed linens.  I love doing it, but today, I'm just not looking forward to it, I don't know why.  Oh and washing all my dishes from last night's dinner, I had to leave them in the sink because of the headache, and my dishwasher has decided to stop working.

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥
Read and crochet.  Also start planning my Spring Garden.   

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥
The President, our country.
For our colds to go away completely.
My mother in law Pat, she is having her final chemotherapy treatment on the 5th of February. 
My father in law still needs heart surgery. 

♥♥Devotional/Bible Verse♥♥
Romans 15:13
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”


  1. Praying the sinus thing leaves you soon~!! Love your crochet project and the sweet pup! We had baked ziti last week..yum!! Have a great Monday!

  2. Glad you're feeling better, Sandra. We had something along that line here that kept us congested and coughing for weeks (from the end of November, all through the holiday season, and into mid-January), but, praise God! Most of the family is past it now and, those that aren't, are on the tail end of it. Your temperatures and menus look great this week and I love your new crochet project! Blessings for a great week ahead! :)

  3. Hope you get back to feeling 100% very soon. Changing bed linens is a big job and probably not one I'd look forward to either if I didn't feel great. I'll have to tell my husband about your new shows, sounds like ones he might like. Have a wonderful week!

  4. Sinus headaches are the worst! Your dog is adorable, have a great week!!

  5. Hello Dearest! I hope you all feel better soon and keep those germs at bay for good!! 🙏 I love watching the progress of your greenhouse on insta. I can't wait to see all the fun you're going to have in there this Spring getting things planted.
    Those youtube shows look good...I'll have to check them out. Blessings on your week Sandra. xoxo

  6. A mild cold can be worse than more sick - everyone still expects everything from you, but it's all SO HARD to get done! Glad your headache went away quickly!

  7. Glad you are all on the mend. Hoping your sinus headache doesn't come back. Planning the garden - that is a really nice thing to look forward too.
    Have a great week

  8. I'm looking forward to a garden as well. Scotts going to build raised beds this year. Something new. My boys havve been sick too all weekend. I think Miller is on the mend though. Happy new week!

  9. I'm sorry to hear you had a sinus headache. They sound so painful. Your menu is making my mouth water. Enjoy your crocheting...


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