Monday, November 23, 2020

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/23/2020 }

 Good morning, welcome back to my blog. 

Hope you had a restful night's sleep and a great weekend with your family.  Are you ready for Thanksgiving this week?  Can you believe we are here already, almost to Christmas, almost to the end of this insane year?  

I am so thankful that the year is coming to an end, I think we are all ready to put this year behind us and move on with life.

I didn't sleep very well, what's new, but yesterday I was eating a pretzel or a chip, I can't remember which, and I remember hurting my gum on the bottom right side.  Basically stabbed myself with the pretzel/chip  LOL

Didn't think much of it, though it did hurt.  But through the night it started hurting to the point where my cheek on that side hurts, and feels swollen.  It's not swollen, and the two sores made aren't even that big, but my word does it hurt and feel weird.  It's worse when I talk or drink or move my mouth because I think my cheek rubs against it.  Anyway, didn't sleep well, so glad Jasmine is off today and I can just stay home and take it easy.  

Thank you all for coming back each week and joining in, this is my longest running feature on the blog, and I'm so proud of it, it's wonderful seeing it go on for year after year.   Ok enough babbling, let's get right into it.  

The weather outside is::::
Currently 36 degrees.  We are still getting pretty warm weather for this time of year, but this week we are dropping temperatures a bit and getting some rainy days too, so I'm looking forward to that.  

Monday - Cloudy, 56
Tuesday -  Morning showers, 74
Wednesday -  Sunny, 64
Thursday -  Mostly sunny, 75
Friday - PM showers, 60
Saturday -  Showers, 57
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 59

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Still making my way through a huge cup of coffee with Peppermint Creamer.  I'll make some Instant Pot Oatmeal in about an hour or so.    

As I look outside my window::::
The sun is trying to peek through the clouds, but it is quite cloudy out there.  The trees have just a few leaves left on the branches, so it's looking very wintery out there.    

As I look around the house::::
My husband picked up a new carpet cleaner over the weekend.  Inexpensive but boy it is fantastic.  He started doing the den carpets, and got half done before dinner time.  The difference in just that area is crazy.  I can't wait to pick up where he left off today and get all my carpets nice and clean. 

What I'm wearing today::::
Sitting in bed, in my nightgown and have my robe on as well, I'm cold folks.  Since I'm staying home, I will throw on a pair of sweat pants later and a long sleeve top.     

To do today or this week::::
Monday - 
Gotta take my turkey out of the freezer and move it to the refrigerator

Tuesday - 
Carpet clean office 

Wednesday -
Make pecan pie, pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie

Thursday -
Thanksgiving.  It is just us 4 this year, I don't want to host, and my husband is also not up to a big one since it's the first one that mom is gone.  I will take my time cooking through the day, stay in pajamas, eat leftovers, cry if we have to and just make it through the day best we can.  

Friday -
Take Jasmine to work
Put up Christmas village and decorations

Currently reading::::
Started Isaiah and am so excited for it.   
Waiting on next review book so will be starting one from my bookshelf.

On the TV for this week::::
My Portuguese soap "Bem me Quer"
Vlogs on Youtube
The Spanish Queen Season 2
On the menu this week::::
Monday - Fish cakes, Garlic Butter Potatoes, Salad 
Tuesday - Fettucine Alfredo, Homemade Creamy Garlic Bread
Wednesday - Mushroom Beef Strogonoff, Rice 
Thursday - Thanksgiving - Fried Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Stuffing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Rolls, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Pie 
Friday -  Leftovers
Saturday - Grocery Shopping
Sunday - 
Something fun to share::::
I'm so glad you've all been enjoying the videos I've been sharing.  I bring you another great one today, from a Channel named Tina Sosna, she lives in Europe and makes some really stunning vlogs.  This one is called October Vlog and Cabin Vlog.  


Favorite photo from the camera::::
This cute fur ball sleeps in the sweetest way, I always love watching him.  

Prayers, Inspiration quotes, Devotionals::::
** Praying for a friend whose husband just lost his job this past week.  He has an interview today and I pray that God blesses him with this job, and if not, then that the job God has planned for him comes through very soon.
**  My father in law had surgery on Wednesday, so praying for a quick recovery and healing for him.
**  Continuing to pray for our country in the middle of all this chaos.  Praying that truth prevails, that corruption is ended  and that those involved are brought to justice.  The American people deserve to live in a country where they know their vote matters and is respected.  


  1. That picture of Elliott is adorable!! Try swishing salt water around your mouth a couple times a day. It will really help heal that gum area! I know we are all wishing for this year to be over and a new start. I'm just not sure that beginning 2021 will be all that different and I fear it will linger. :( I am staying positive though. :) Have a GREAT Thanksgiving week.

  2. I am so glad you're still doing this link up. I've always enjoyed joining in. It's a good way to help center my week.

    I've done that with my own gums and chips before. It sucks but hopefully it'll heal soon.

    Have a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    I'm not sure what 2021 will bring but I think even if it's much of the same as this year it'll be a bit better because it's becoming the norm.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving week my Friend! So thankful for you! I sure hope you're mouth feels better soon. Some of the best eatings of the season are ahead ­čśë You truly do find the best videos that feel so cozy and inviting and I could get lost in all day.
    Elliot is such a lovebug - even if I know he drives you crazy. Lol He sure is a cutie! Wishing you a blessed and wonderful cozy family week ahead. xoxo

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    I will go see the blog you mentionned.
    Have a great week


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