Monday, March 30, 2020

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 03/20/2020 }

Good morning sweet friends, I hope you woke up feeling well and ready to battle another week of this unknown world around us.

We are starting day 3 of our shelter in place.  I honestly can't wait for this virus to disappear once and for all.  My heart breaks for all those affected, the lives lost and the doctors, nurses and first responders who are fighting this invisible war for us.  Prayers for them all.

We are doing ok, feeling a bit of the cabin fever creeping in.  It's so strange because I'm a homebody and love being home, but I think it's human nature to feel stuck when you're told not to go somewhere or do something.

But, this too shall pass.

My wish for you all is that you continue staying safe and healthy. 

I'm adding a little category to our Happy Homemaker Monday, just for the duration of this virus situation, since we're all pretty much stuck at home.  If you don't add it to yours today, that's ok, you can just start next week :)

Happy Homemaker Monday

♥♥The Weather♥♥
It is 57 degrees right now, so much cooler than last week.  We are expecting rain today and our high is only reaching 59.  The rest of the week seems pretty mild as well.      

Monday - Rain,59
Tuesday - Partly cloudy,66
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy,73
Thursday - Partly cloudy, 78
Friday - AM showers, 61
Saturday -  Partly cloudy, 67
Sunday - Showers, 69

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
My allergies have been at an all time high, and after being outdoors all afternoon yesterday, I have a lingering headache going on.  Aside from that, I am feeling quite well.  My woman issues have cleared up and seem to be back on track, thank goodness.

♥♥On my mind♥♥
If I say anything other than the Coronavirus, I would be lying.  I'm not worrying, I am not afraid, but obviously this whole situation is not easy to go through.  I think for myself the hardest part of it all, is keeping my kids from being fearful or worrying.  They both suffer with anxiety so it's not an easy task to do, but we are getting by.             

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
I've had a cup of coffee with peppermint mocha, and after this post is up, I'll finally have something to eat.  This morning I'm actually going to have one of my absolutely FAVORITE cereals ever.  I ate it when I was growing up, in Portugal, and didn't realize that my local Walmart carried it.  Now that I've found it again, I'm in heaven lol
What cereal is it?  Well, don't laugh, but here it is.........  

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥
The Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs. 

♥♥On my tv♥♥
Youtube vlogs, some movies and very minimal news.       

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday - Ajo chicken, butter rice, steamed broccoli
Tuesday - Beef S.O.S, Salad
Wednesday - Cheesy onion mushroom chicken, roast potatoes
Thursday -  Teeny's Mexican Casserole, Sauteed Squash
Friday - Chicago Style Hotdogs
Saturday - Chicago style hotdogs
Sunday - Spaghetti, Pull apart pepperoni garlic knots

♥♥From the camera♥♥
Spring around my property.  Love it.   

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
The rain has just started outside, so it's quite dark in the house. 

♥♥Chore I'm not looking forward to today, or this week♥♥
I kind of want to start spring cleaning, especially since we're stuck indoors but not sure if I'll get to it.  Aside from that the house is clean and tidy, so I don't have much to do or any specific chores I'm not looking forward to.                     

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥
Crochet, read, and just taking it easy. 

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥
* The President, our country.
* The current pandemic, for all those affected, for those in the hospital, for all those at home in fear.  May the Lord cover them all with the white light of protection.   

♥♥Devotional/Bible Verse♥♥
"He was numbered with the transgressors."
Isaiah 53:12

Why did Jesus suffer himself to be enrolled amongst sinners? This wonderful condescension was justified by many powerful reasons. In such a character he could the better become their advocate. In some trials there is an identification of the counsellor with the client, nor can they be looked upon in the eye of the law as apart from one another.

Now, when the sinner is brought to the bar, Jesus appears there himself. He stands to answer the accusation. He points to his side, his hands, his feet, and challenges Justice to bring anything against the sinners whom he represents; he pleads his blood, and pleads so triumphantly, being numbered with them and having a part with them, that the Judge proclaims, "Let them go their way; deliver them from going down into the pit, for he hath found a ransom." Our Lord Jesus was numbered with the transgressors in order that they might feel their hearts drawn towards him.

Who can be afraid of one who is written in the same list with us? Surely we may come boldly to him, and confess our guilt. He who is numbered with us cannot condemn us. Was he not put down in the transgressor's list that we might be written in the red roll of the saints? He was holy, and written among the holy; we were guilty, and numbered among the guilty; he transfers his name from yonder list to this black indictment, and our names are taken from the indictment and written in the roll of acceptance, for there is a complete transfer made between Jesus and his people.

All our estate of misery and sin Jesus has taken; and all that Jesus has comes to us. His righteousness, his blood, and everything that he hath he gives us as our dowry. Rejoice, believer, in your union to him who was numbered among the transgressors; and prove that you are truly saved by being manifestly numbered with those who are new creatures in him.


  1. Beautiful flowers! I understand. My eldest is ASD high functioning, and suffers from extreme anxiety as well as an autoimmune issue. Keeping him sheltered from the news is a full time job. There is keeping informed, and then there is becoming obsessed, which is what we want to avoid. It is not an easy time right now for those special souls xx

  2. I'm exactly the same way - I LOVE being home, but now that I’m TOLD to be there it bothers me and I’m itching to be able to go somewhere, anywhere JUST because I want to. Today is day 13 for us of non-essential businesses being closed and because of my compromised immunity I had already “put” myself in a semi-lockdown position when I originally had bronchitis on the first and the virus was still primarily in China for the most part, so I’m really itching with cabin fever now!

    Spring cleaning kept me busy and sane in the beginning, but now that it's done, I find I'm struggling to stay as busy.

    So is that cereal like a cream of wheat?

    Keeping you all in my prayers and I pray that the struggle isn't overwhelming for all of our kids! Anxiety or not, the changing world will be the hardest on their generation ultimately.

  3. Your cereal looks interesting. Is it like oatmeal? My neighbor and I were discussing (via text) the staying at home thing and decided it's not that we mind staying home but it's different when EVERYONE is home with you at the same time ;) This is definitely an anxious time and harder, I think, with the older kids in the way that they get things more than the younger ones. Prayers for a peaceful and calm week for you all.

  4. Never seen those cereals, looks intersting.
    I'm a homebody too but when you HAVE to stay inside it's not the same. My husband has a hard time with staying home!

  5. I'm so happy that you're staying safe and well Friend! My allergies have been wicked lately too. But doesn't stop me from getting out in the sunshine ☀️ Thank you for hosting this, as always, dear Sandra. A nice bit of normal in this all. Love catching up on insta too. Blessings on your week ahead. xoxo

  6. We're home a lot during the day too, but it is different when we are told to. It like we suddenly have ants in our pants.
    Have a great week.


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