Monday, August 23, 2021

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 08/23/2021 }

Good morning everyone, welcome back to my little corner in blogland.
I hope this post finds you all well.  Me?  I'm just ok.  One minute smiling, the next bawling as we drive down the street.  To be fair, today is two weeks since Marley's passing and it's all still very fresh and new, and it will take time to heal my heart and be able to move from this loss.

I'm just going through the process, but I've also firmly told myself that I can have a little cry when I absolutely need it, but life continues, I have other important things going on around me, children, a husband and a home to take care of, and so on.  I'll get there, slowly, but I will.  :)

Anyway, let's get on with our post for today, as always on Monday mornings, I'm a bit rushed for time, so I try to get this post up as quick as I can.

Have a blessed week friends!

PS I'm pulling out one of my older Happy Homemaker Monday posts, from 2013.  Nothing majorly different in the categories, just wanted a change.  

The weather..... 
We've had some rain the past few days, which has helped to cool things down a bit, but we're headed right back high temps, including some triple digits.  
Monday - Sunny, 100
Tuesday - Sunny, 101
Wednesday - Sunny, 101
Thursday - Mostly sunny, 99
Friday - Mostly sunny, 95
Saturday - Mostly sunny, 94
Sunday - Mostly sunny, 93

Right now I am.... 
Sitting on my bed, with the laptop on my lap, typing up this post and watching a video on the tv.  

About what I need to get done today.  Also, have a really important meeting on Wednesday afternoon, that is life changing for me.  Hoping it all goes well.  

On my reading pile.... 
Nothing right now, waiting for my new Fall review books to come in.  I do have my own books that I can read, so will grab one of those off the shelf.
On my TV..... 
Just homemaking vlogs, and a couple of documentaries.  I follow a channel on Youtube called UKHistoryTube which has a ton of amazing documentaries and shows from England.  Started watching The Great Plague yesterday, and also the newest Boleyn Family documentary.  

On the menu for this week.... 
Monday - Sour Cream, Beef and Rice Casserole, Salad
Tuesday -  Ono's Hawaiian Chicken, Macaroni Salad
Wednesday - In Dallas for the day, will pick something up for dinner on way back home
Thursday - Chicken Strogonoff, rice, beans
Friday - Chili Spaghetti, Salad
Saturday - Crazy Crust Pizza
Sunday -  Portuguese Barbecue Chicken, Potato salad

On my to do list....
Study for Wednesday
Carpet cleaning and general homemaking

In the craft basket.... 
Still working on my crochet blanket.  Didn't pick it up the past few days, but will get back to it today. 

Looking forward to this week.... 
My meeting on Wednesday.  I'm quite nervous about it, but know God already has it all done and set.  

Looking around the house.... 
Need to tidy up a bit, do some vacuuming and dusting as well.  The morning sun is just coming up over the horizon, so I'm getting random rays of light streaming through the windows.  
From the camera....
Made this amazing Pudding Cake for our weekend dessert.  The recipe is already up on the blog if you wish to give it a try.  It's the perfect combination of  caramel pudding and chocolate cake. 

On my prayer list.....
****  My brother and his family are all down with a bad cold.  Unfortunately it also means that my SIL caught the same cold and is really struggling right now.  Please keep her in your prayers, you know with cancer, getting a cold is not a good thing as the immune system is already pretty weak.
**** For my appointment on Wednesday.  Please pray for me, I am pretty nervous about it, but it will be life changing and a huge blessing.  
**** Continue praying for Afghanistan.  
Bible verse, Devotional....
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)


  1. Good morning beautiful Friend! Continued hugs and prayers for your grieving. And yes, one day at a time doing what you need to do. Sending up prayers for Wednesday!! And I am so trying that dessert, it looks SO yummy! Blessings on your week. xo

  2. Been thinking of you and your family. Prayers that all goes well for you on Wednesday, must say I'm a bit intrigued by what it could be. Hope you have a great week.

  3. I too have lost my beloved dog this past Saturday, I sat with her till the end I didn't want her last moments without someone who loved her

  4. Will be sending positive thoughts for you on Wednesday and for your SIL. Have a good week

  5. HUGS my friend, it won't be easy, but it will get easier as time passes. Marley was a special furchild. Good luck with your meeting tomorrow and safe travels. HUGS to Hayley and prayers this passes quickly so she can continue her treatments easily. Your menu sounds delicious this week. Have a good one.

  6. Triple digits does not sound fun! We are going to be around 90 with very high humidity today. I hate humidity! Best of luck for your appointment today! Just sent up a little prayer.

  7. I cannot stop praying for the poor souls in Afghanistan. The sheer terror they are enduring is unfathomable. Praying too for the troops there from around the world who will have to process the horror when the last plane leaves knowing that they could not save so many. They will have PTSD undoubtedly. We are very richly blessed to live in the west, even if things are uncertain.


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