Monday, August 30, 2021

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 08/30/2021 }

Happy Monday everyone, hope you have had a wonderful restful weekend, and are ready for the week ahead.  I'm praying blessings over you and your family.
I don't have much time this morning, so trying to get this post up for you all, as quickly as I can.  Let's get right on with it.  

The weather..... 
I could really use some rain around here.  My poor garden is desperately needing it.  Looks like another dry week, still pretty hot, but with August drawing to a close tomorrow, I'm hoping the cooler temperatures follow suit.   
Monday - Sunshine and clouds, 93
Tuesday - Mostly Sunny, 971
Wednesday - Sunny, 99
Thursday - Mostly sunny, 97
Friday - Mostly sunny, 97
Saturday - Mostly sunny, 99
Sunday - Mostly sunny, 98

Right now I am.... 
Sitting in bed with Elliott laying beside me asleep.  Curt just left for work, the kids are still asleep, and I have the chirping of crickets outside my window.   

That I'm so thankful for God's help this weekend.  I've told you that my brother and his family were all sick the past two weeks.  Well my nephew (Tiffany's husband) tested positive for Covid and has Double Pneumonia so he's been struggling.  Unfortunately because they all live together at the moment, since Tiffany moved down from Idaho, my poor Sister in Law also tested positive for Covid Pneumonia, and ended up in the hospital Saturday night.  She couldn't breathe, her oxygen levels had dropped to 87% and we got quite the scare.  But God stepped in, and she is already back home and doing much much better.   

On my reading pile.... 
Just my Bible at the moment. 
On my TV..... 
I've been watching Bone Detectives on Amazon Prime.  I love it.  If you're interested in History and Archaeology, this is the show for you.  3 experts, look at skeletal remains found during digs in England, and then through interviews, testing and so on, try to determine who these people were and what they died of.  Very interesting.  
Also have quite a list of shows to watch, been working on that this weekend.  You can see my previous post for a list of some of the shows I've just added to my watchlist.  

On the menu for this week.... 
Will have to work on a new menu plan this week.  I can't believe it's almost time for grocery shopping again, the past two weeks have literally just flown by.
Monday - Galinha no Churrasco, Potato Salad (Barbecue Portuguese Chicken) 
Tuesday -  Million Dollar Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad
Wednesday - Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli
Thursday - Crazy Crust Pizza (Didn't make it last week, so moving it to this week)
Saturday -

On my to do list....
Change bed linens
Clean pool
Update Menu on kitchen chalkboard wall
Start cracking the pecans we still have from last year

In the craft basket.... 
The poor crochet blanket is still laying there.  Last week was just crazy and I couldn't sit down for two minutes to work on it.  Hope I can change that this week.  

Looking forward to this week.... 
I am just looking forward to a blessed week, to my family getting healthier and feeling better.   

Looking around the house.... 
Need to do the usual cleaning.  
From the camera....
Our sweet Elliott is struggling with grief over Marley's passing.  He has developed separation anxiety, and can't have me out of his sight.  Poor boy.   

On my prayer list.....
****  My sister in law, she has Covid Pneumonia and after her stay at the hospital Saturday night, is now back home with oxygen.  Please continue praying for her.
**** My nephew Steven, who has Covid Pneumonia as well. 
**** Many on my church prayer list. 
**** Praying for Afghanistan. The situation is dire, and my heart is just broken for the 13 service men and women we lost over there.  Please keep them and their families in your prayers.
Bible verse, Devotional....
 Isaiah 55 I think is perfect for the current world affairs and how we are feeling.

“Come, all you who are thirsty,
    come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
    and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
    listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
    my faithful love promised to David.
See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
    a ruler and commander of the peoples.
Surely you will summon nations you know not,
    and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendor.”

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
    and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
    and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
    for an everlasting sign,
    that will endure forever.”



  1. Sending positive vibes to all those in need. Have a great week and some rain!

  2. Hope you get to that crochet basket this week and God bless you mightily!

  3. Hi Sweetie!
    I'm so happy to hear your family is doing better. Thank God for answered prayers 🙏 Poor Elliot - he's so beautiful. I hope he'll do better with time. I hope you have a blessed week ahead and that you get the rain you need soon. ❤️

  4. Many prayers for healing for your family. Glad your sister in law is home from the hospital, sounds like it was a very scary time. Elliot is a beautiful cat, sorry he is struggling right along with the rest of you. Hope you have a peaceful week ahead.

  5. Hi Sandra!
    While thanking you for hosting, I'm praying for your beloved ones still fighting with diseases and for your Elliot, pets suffer so much when they lose their companions!
    Take care
    Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

  6. My husband and I had a fantastic weekend. We are finally getting out of the hot and humid weather here.

  7. Oh boy, that is rough, prayers for all. I hope you get some rain soon as well.


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