*I am soooooo sorry, I can't believe I forgot to add the linky. Please go ahead and add in your post links now, or I'll try to do it manually. Sorry guys!

Good morning everyone.  Hope you are having a good Labor Day weekend.

We went up to see my mother in law on Saturday, and yesterday I spent the day doing laundry and other chores around the house.  We have nothing planned for today, other than taking my daughter to work later this morning.

Thank you all for your continued prayers for us, this year seems that we have had a lot of trials and tribulations, and you've sure helped make things easier.

I am still struggling to juggle everything going on at the moment, but with God's grace, I know I'll get through it.

Right, happy Monday everyone, let's see what is happening in all our homes this week.

*I am changing my HHM button, I always do when the seasons start changing, and I am just about ready to head into Fall and leave this hot summer behind.

♥♥The Weather♥♥
Thankfully not as hot as it has been the past 2 months.  We did get some rain from the Hurricane, and really strong winds too, but nowhere near what the coast was hit with.  

Monday - Sunshine, 96
Tuesday - Mostly sunny, 91
Wednesday - Rain, 64
Thursday -  Scattered Thunderstorms, 72
Friday - AM showers, 79
Saturday -  Partly cloudy, 85
Sunday - Partly cloudy,85

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
I'm doing good, tired, but I think that is just my normal at this point. 

♥♥On my mind♥♥
A lot of things going on.  Homemaking things, homeschooling, my mother in law, and so on.

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
Having a cup of coffee right now, with peppermint mocha creamer.    

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥
Book of Psalms in my Bible.

The Brothers of Auschwitz by Malka Adler. 

I have also received a few more for review and am waiting on a bunch more.  I love book mail.

♥♥On my tv♥♥
 My Portuguese Soap *Quer o Destino*
Youtube vlogs

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥
I have not been able to put up a weekly meal video, in two weeks.  There is just so much going on, and our meals have been all over the place.  I still meal plan, but haven't really followed it the past two weeks, we have either been out with family, at my mother in law's or on the road.  I am hoping this week will be easier, I am for sure missing out on home cooked meals.

Monday - Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken, Sesame Noodles
Tuesday - Great Grandma's Portuguese Meatballs, Homemade Fries
Wednesday - Shrimp Alfredo, Garlic Bread, Salad
Thursday - Chicken a la King, Rice 

Friday - Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Saturday - Crockpot Grinders
Sunday - BBQ Ribs, Maple Bacon Beans, Macaroni Salad

♥♥From the camera♥♥
You know that I've wanted chickens for a very long time, but we haven't yet made that dream come true.  All in good time.
While visiting my mother in law, I so enjoyed watching their chicken Geraldine.  They used to have a few chickens but as always, living in the country, you deal with predators coming in and killing them.  Geraldine is the only one that is left.  She is just the sweetest, and pretties too. 

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
Our bedroom window is open, and I'm sitting here watching the curtains blowing in the breeze, there is just enough of a breeze to cool things down.
The sun is barely starting to creep up over the horizon.

♥♥New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really enjoyed♥♥
No new recipes, not really any home cooking done the past two weeks.  I do plan on baking a cake sometimes this week, and that is a new recipe I haven't tried before. 

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥
Read.  But I am also hoping to finish a new project I'm working on.  It's so frustrating when you want to do something, but have no time, or too many interruptions, or in my case as well, a little 6 month old kitten that is fascinated by everything I touch and do. 

♥♥Something I want to share♥♥
Have you ever wanted to build a castle, or maybe you're like me and just wanted to live IN a castle.  I've always been fascinated by them and would love to take a trip one day, through Europe, and just do castle hopping.  Oh my goodness that would be amazing.

Anyway, this video is so interesting, if you've ever wondered how castles were built, the location, how the used the different areas to fight off intruders and so on.  Truly fascinating, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥
My sweet friend Jen, praying God opens the door for her and her husband so that they can make their dream come true.
My mother in law, Pat.
Each and every single one of you who come across my blog.
Praying over our President, country and the rest of the world.


  1. I'm glad you were able to visit with Pat and hope she is doing better. I'm keeping you all in my prayers as you struggle though her situation. Cute picture of Geraldine and interesting castle video. And your midweek weather looks wonderful! We're even getting triple digit heat here this week, but thankfully NOT the humidity that Texas has. Have a GREAT week. BTW there is no linky showing http://chasingmylife.com/2020/09/07/happy-homemaker-menu-plan-monday-week-37-of-2020/

  2. ? can't find the linky to post.
    Seems everyone is all over the place these days... I guess we are preparing to cozy in for the winter. Have a great week

  3. Great video! We toured Skipton Castle when we were in Yorkshire years ago. It was built in 1090 and has an amazing self-guided tour.

  4. Your menu this week sounds really good. Fun chicken picture. Hope you have a wonderful week!


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