Monday, September 27, 2021

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 09/27/2021 }

Good morning everyone, hope you've had a blessed weekend.
Mine was good, but I feel like it went so quickly, and here we are, Monday morning and I'm wondering where my whole weekend went.  
As always, I start my weeks praying for a blessed week, not just for me and my family but for you all as well.  I am starting 4 weeks of busy days, as Jasmine begins her driving school this evening.  I need to figure out how I'm going to do all this driving back and forth, and make dinner and fit it all in, but I know God will help me get it all sorted.
Right, let's see what is going on in today's Happy Homemaker Monday. 

Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
I've had a cup of coffee with creme brulee creamer, and I'm having some toast with my homemade Nectarine and Brown Sugar Jam.       

Looking around the house::::

It is clean, thankfully, I did it all over the weekend so I could have today be a little more relaxed. 
On today's to do list::::
Change bedding
Carpet clean
Start meal planning again (didn't I just do this a few days ago?)
Book appointment at Social Security to update my status 
Update food blog, have a couple recipes needing to be added

Currently reading::::
I am now in 2 Corinthians in the Bible
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 

On the TV this week::::
Homemaking Vlogs
Christian shows

The weather outside is::::
Fallish, so so happy to be able to type that.  We are expecting quite a bit of rain this week, so I'm thrilled about that too. 

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Asian Chicken and Noodles, Egg Rolls
Tuesday -  Hamburger Helper, Salad
Wednesday - Slow Cooker Jambalaya Risotto
Thursday -  Smoked Sausage and Potatoes, Salad
Friday - *Grocery shopping*
Saturday -
Sunday -

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Read, I've been enjoying reading again, but it's one of those that I need to find time to fit in and then I have to force myself to enjoy it and not feel guilty for sitting down.  I have this thing where I start feeling like I should be up and doing something.  Anyone else?  

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::

The Nectarine Brown Sugar Jam is new, and it will be up along with a few others.  

One of my simple pleasures::::
Sitting on the couch with Elliott, either reading, or just listening to the birds as they sit on the feeder. 
Something fun to share::::
Another short but lovely video to share with you.  This one comes from Iris Slow Living, in Greece and she just shares how she's preparing for Winter.  Hope you enjoy :)

Favorite photo from the camera::::
Love books, and love beautiful book covers and this one just makes me smile so big.   

Praying for::::
♥♥  My sister in law
♥♥  Jasmine as she begins her driving school today.  
♥♥  Still praying for our country.    


  1. I'm an uneasy reader as well. Always think I should be doing laundry, dishes, meal prep, garden cleanup...list goes on and on, so I don't read that much. Husband, however, there are bookshelves all over the house and buys more...

  2. that book cover is very pretty and cozy.
    Have a great week

  3. Very pretty book. I read while I'm waiting for things so I figure it's making use of "lost" time plus I'm lucky that I get a half and hour at least every week to read away from home while waiting on my son, it's too far to come home so I just stay and read since there's not much else to do. Or I just plan it into my day. Prayers for a great week with a successful driving class for your daughter. Happy Monday!

  4. Hello dear Friend!
    That jam sounds so amazing! I need to check out all of your recipes on there again for new inspiration. Continued prayers for all of your intentions. I pray you have a wonderfully blessed week as well Sandra. Love our Mondays together. 😊 ❤️

  5. That jam looks so delicious!!! And I do have to admit I sometimes choose a book by its cover (ha ha) - that one is really pretty - reminds me of something that would be a historical German or Russian piece. Prayers that Jasmine does well and enjoys her first lesson tonight and that Hayley continues to improve with her treatments. Enjoy your rain this week, I know I am! Have a Blessed week.

  6. Your nectarine jam looks SO yummy! That on some toast with a yummy cup of coffee seems like the perfect go to snack for the rainy weather coming our way!

    Love you!

  7. I very rarely sit down during the day. There are too many things that need doing and if I sit down it just puts me behind, so I just get them done. Mind you there isn't a chore police or anything like that but I just feel better when the house is in order, things are checked off the list etc. We're expecting tons of rain this week also. It feels very Autumn. I have that same book, but I have yet to read it. Good luck to Jasmine with her driving lessons.


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