Monday, June 01, 2020

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/31/2020 }

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

Mine was a bit stressful, but I think right now we are all feeling it, suffering through it, and trying our very best to stay strong.  Unfortunately in the middle of all this tension nationwide, our family is under some spiritual attack as well.

I am not going into details, but I do ask if you could please send some prayers our way, especially for my husband and his job.  I am fully aware that God is in control and I KNOW that it will all be ok, but the human part of me still has a lot of learning to do, and so in times of uncertainty or stress, it tends to let fear overtake.  Faith over Fear, that is what I have to constantly tell myself.

Anyway, I know I haven't been around much, not on here or Instagram, and I have actually deactivated my Facebook account.  I'm not sure if I'll go back there, I've been off it for so long, and I really only log on for birthdays, so I don't think it really matters.  Quite frankly I have thought of Facebook as a horrible cesspool for a very long time, and I think it may just be the right moment to get off it completely and turn even more to God.

I am really hoping to post on the blog more often as well, but then I always say that and then get sidetracked with life.  Why does everything have to be so difficult right?

I feel like we are all out here just trying to breathe at the moment.  Everything is so uncertain, so scary, so bleak.  We know how this story ends though, with God winning, but it's getting through this dark valley that is difficult to do.  Nonetheless let's pray without ceasing, let's hold each other up, let's really try to help our neighbors get through these times.

Goodness, I talked quite a lot, let's get on with our post for today. 

Before we continue, just want to let you know that I'm starting a 31 Days of Prayer for America.  I'll be doing it starting today, here on the blog, and also sharing over on my Instagram.  Hope you will all join in.

♥♥The Weather♥♥
Pretty hot around here.  Insane storms lately, tornado in our town on Friday, multiple trips to the storm cellar under the house.  It's been just crazy.  We have more thunderstorms today and the rest of the week.   

Monday - Mostly cloudy,  87
Tuesday - Partly cloudy, 90
Wednesday - Mostly sunny, 95
Thursday - Mostly sunny, 99
Friday - Mostly sunny, 100
Saturday -  Sunny, 100
Sunday - Sunny, 102

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
I'm ok.  I wish I could say great, but I'm a little tired and mentally exhausted.  I think we all are.     

♥♥On my mind♥♥
Our nation.  I honestly don't want to go on and on about this because we're all feeling quite overwhelmed.  But I am praying non stop, literally all day long I am praying and asking God for protection for my family and all the families in our country.  What is happening is beyond surreal and I can tell you as someone who grew up in South Africa with this kind of violence, this is heartbreaking to me.  Feeling like I am back in that kind of anxiousness is not something I ever thought I would feel living in this beautiful country.     

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
Just coffee right now, it is too early for me to have anything to eat.                    

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥
The Summer House by Lauren K. Denton.      

♥♥On my tv♥♥
Nothing much.  I haven't had the concentration to actually sit down and relax enough to watch anything. 

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday - Easy Chicken Parmegiana, Egg Noodles
Tuesday - Slow Cooker Burritos
Wednesday - Beef Filled Bread Rolls,  Garlic Fries
Thursday - Baked Chinese Chicken and Rice
Friday - Macaroni Pasta Bake
Saturday - Pork Ramen Chow Mein
Sunday -  Grilled Burgers, Macaroni salad

♥♥From the camera♥♥
I have not picked up my camera much, the past week.  I do have photos on there I need to edit, some food ones I need to post on the food blog etc.  But, since I haven't taken any new ones, I'm just going to share this one from last week.  I love aloe vera!   

 ♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
I need to carpet clean sometimes this week, again.  I'm trying to convince my husband to let me pull the carpets from the living room and dining room.  They are high traffic areas, very light colored carpets and always look filthy no matter how much I clean them. 
Aside from that, not much to do, house has been maintained clean and tidy.          

♥♥Chore I'm not looking forward to today, or this week♥♥
Probably the carpet cleaning as it takes quite long to do.   

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥
Pray, pray and pray.  I am finding it very hard to relax and be able to do anything productive.                      

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥
The President.  At this point, I really don't care if you are for or against the President, but you NEED to pray for him.  He is the one with the ultimate control and we need him to get us through these devastating riots that are destroying our nation. 
For all the innocent peaceful protesters who are being hijacked by the hooligans. 
For the innocent bystanders being attacked.
For the business owners who are losing their livelihood.
For the innocent families having their neighborhoods looted and attacked.

♥♥Devotional/Bible Verse♥♥

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”
- 2 Chronicles 7:14 -


  1. You hit the nail on the head when you said we know how this ends! It's just everything between now and then that we find a test and that the fear sometimes overcomes for the moment. I'm keeping you all in my prayers. I hope you win the pull out the carpets decision. I HATE carpets! They also house the dust you can't get too and the allergens are horrible. I always want to be able to clean ALL the way down! Have a GREAT week my friend.

  2. ((hugs)) to you and your family. I don't have carpets and won't have them either, we used to have them at my parent's house and they do accumulate dust and are alot of work.
    Hope you have a great week

  3. Funny you mention deactivating your Facebook account, I just wrote in my post that I was thinking of taking a break from it. Certainly miss the happier place it used to be where people simply shared cute kid and pet photos and talked TV shows. I'd be happy to see someone's breakfast or dinner for 7 days straight at this point. Love the idea of 31 days of prayer. Prayers definitely going up for you and your family to find much deserved peace and happiness. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. First I want to say I'm sorry for whatever you and your family are going through. As I was reading everything you were writing it I was feeling it with my own battles I've been recently faced with. I feel like, I too, am in some type of spiritual attack. Then seeing what's going on in our country right now has my heart feeling so heavy. I don't understand hate of any kind. It's even harder thinking that I have two kids I brought into this crazy world and I can't help but fear for their futures. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that things get better. There's always a reason why things happen and all we can do is trust God in the process.

  5. Hi Sandra. I think that is an excellent idea to deactivate Facebook. I deleted the app from my phone, but may take the bigger step to deactivate my account. This has been a crazy weekend. Praying for God's peace to descend on our nation. Will also pray for you and your family.

  6. I know what you mean about FB. I have to learn to stay away from those posts that do not edify but tear down... I try to use Fb for God to put edifying posts up or encouragement to pray and keep looking up in these situations. During this quarantine, our pastor and church body use Fb to encourage one another so I will continue for now!

  7. Hi Sweetie! I continue to pray for you and your family. And doing extra prayer and devotional time for our world each day too. I believe in the faith and promises He who created everything and I believe we'll all get through these crazy times. I hope you have a better week ahead. 🙏 💜

  8. I always have loved that Bible verse. So important...especially now

  9. The first thing I did when I bought my house was rip out the carpets. Carpets are so nasty and dirty! I also pray for your country, I cannot fathom how a first world country can descend to this xx

  10. Prayers for you and your family. Just like we try to keep our home a peaceful place where the spirit of God can dwell, I try to keep my Facebook account as a place where I look for and share the good things in life while I stay in touch with scattered family and friends. But it's hard sometimes to avoid some of the ugliness that's out there. Hope things improve for you and your family.

  11. Times seemed crazy enough until this all started. I am trying to only read the news once a day. My dad keeps the TV on news all the time and it just seems too stressful for me - you can never get away from it. I hope you are all keeping safe. Hope you have a lovely week.

  12. It's very stressful to see, hear and feel. I actually started looking for a cabin up in the mountains years ago, because I felt uneasy about where I now live. I had visions of the Paradise fire and these riots years before they happened. This is not how America used to be. I have five generations of family in California. You are in my prayers.


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