Monday, June 28, 2021

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 06/28/2021 }

Good morning friends, welcome back to my little corner of the world.  

I hope you had a restful, good weekend with your family.  Mine was busy as usual, the past few weekends I have spent with my brother and his family.  Through the battle my sister in law is facing at the moment, we have pulled together even more as a family and are helping however we can.

Sometimes just coming over and cooking a homemade Portuguese meal, is just what they need.  I love cooking, and it's something that I enjoy doing for others around me, so it's not an issue for me, but for my family, and especially my brother who loves his Portuguese food, it means the world.

So I'm tired, but a good tired.  The kind of tired that reminds you that you spent time doing something good, something for others, something that God is proud of you for doing.

My house however is needing attention, and that is what I'll be doing this week.

Hope you all have a blessed week, as we head into the end of June and beginning of July.  Insane!!!

It's been so hot around here, and dry.  Thankfully yesterday we got some much needed rain, and we have a full week of rain ahead, and cooler temperatures.  I'm so thankful for those, and for the rain that we are needing for our garden.

Monday - Thunderstorms, 80
Tuesday - Scattered Thunderstorms, 81
Wednesday - AM Thunderstorms, 87
Thursday - Scattered Thunderstorms, 87
Friday - Scattered Thunderstorms, 82
Saturday - Isolated Thunderstorms, 84
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 85

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
I am tired, and may lay down later today for a quick nap, but that is all dependent on my housework and getting it all done.

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
Just a cup of coffee with vanilla creamer.  I will have some cheesy bread later.  I just take some bread, sliced or even a roll cut in half, spread butter on, add a slice of cheese and throw it in my air fryer for a few minutes.  So good.

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
It is dark this morning, as we have cloudy skies.  I have the back patio door open to let in some fresh air (screen closed of course, so Elliott doesn't get out).
My kitchen needs some attention, I have dishes in the sink from last night that I ended up not getting to, because I was at my brothers house all day.
I need to dust and vacuum, so the house needs a bit of picking up.

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥
I am in Mark on the Bible.
Also reading Eva and Eve for a book review.

♥♥On my TV♥♥
I had an hour on Saturday night, to just sit and watch something.  I picked Murder on the Coast, on Netflix, which was a documentary about two young teenage girls who were killed in Malaga, Spain.  Very interesting.
Also been watching The Chosen with my husband.  We watch an episode every night.

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday - Smothered Chicken, Rice, Salad
Tuesday - Pizza Mac and Cheese, Garlic Bread
Wednesday - Fried Sausage and Potatoes, Seasoned Brussel Sprouts
Thursday - Baked Meatballs and Spaghetti, Salad
Friday - Garlic Cheese Pizza
Saturday - Fish Sticks, Curried Rice
Sunday - Barbecue (Cowboy Burgers, Bratwurst, Macaroni Salad)

♥♥From the camera♥♥
My niece is expecting her second baby.  We did her gender reveal on Saturday, and she is having a baby boy.  She already has a little girl, so we are sooooo excited for her.

♥♥I am thankful for♥♥
Oh goodness, when we actually sit down and think about everything we are thankful for, you will be amazed at the blessings God has been setting before you, some you don't even realize.
In this season of trials, we are so thankful that God has watched over our Marley, and aside from the swelling in his lymph nodes which make him uncomfortable and sometimes hard to walk, he has been absolutely fine.  That is God's hand on him, for sure.

♥♥I am hoping to♥♥
Have a blessed week, with good news all around, and some much needed rest.
Also hoping to get some blog posts up, I have some things that I really want to share with you.

♥♥Something I want to share♥♥
A slow afternoon at Fairyland Cottage....just love this channel.

♥♥Bible Verse, Devotional, Prayer List♥♥ 
- My SIL is having her port surgery done this morning, a PET Scan tomorrow, and her first chemotherapy session on Friday.  Please keep her in your prayers.
- Marley is off all meds starting today, for his biopsy scheduled on the 8th of July.  Please pray that the swelling goes down a bit so he can be comfortable until the surgery.
- South Africa is going into total lockdown again soon.  My two brothers and one of my SIL, how businesses, and this is really difficult for their families.  Also have a lot of friends back home currently struggling with Covid, as well as many others who have passed from this horrible virus.  Please keep them all in your prayers.


  1. Thanks for the party. Always fun have a great week.

  2. Keeping Hayley in my prayers. Enjoy the cooler, wetter week!

  3. Love Fairyland cottage videos. I'm glad the family is pulling through for your brother. I'm with you in hoping to take a nap later on if I get a bit ahead in the housechores.

    Have a great week

  4. I enjoy watching Fairyland Cottage, so peaceful and a great way to relax when your mind is whirling. I had no idea things in South Africa were so bad. We only tend to hear about what is happening here in the UK with regards to Covid very little coverage about what is going on elsewhere in the world with numbers and lockdowns. Hope your family over there are okay and get through it.

  5. My husband is a cancer survivor. He had stage 4 cancer. Had aggressive chemo, surgery, then weekly chemo and daily radiation. It has been 4 years, 4 months that he has been cancer free. I will keep your SIL in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Continued prayers for your SIL and Marley. Love the sweet party and gender reveal. How exciting for your niece! I hope you have a very blessed rest of your week. xoxo

  7. Congrats to your niece! How exciting for her. Sounds as if your sister in law and her family have a great support system around them and really appreciate the dinners. Hope you find sometime to relax and take care of yourself this week if you haven't already. Hope it's a great rest of the week and weekend for you!


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