{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 10/11/2021 }

Good morning everyone!!!

I apologize for the post going up quite late today, but it's been a pretty crazy night for us.  A random storm blew into town last night, around 6pm.  It was so strong and the winds so high, that we couldn't see out the windows, it was just white with rain.

We immediately lost power, and end up without any power until almost 3am.  We made do, played some board games, lit some candles, had some family time which was wonderful.  However, trying to sleep was just unbearable.  It was so hot and muggy, and without electricity we couldn't turn on the fan or the air conditioner.  Me and my perimenopausal self were drenched in sweat, it was awful.

I ended up not sleeping all night, and then having to rush this morning to get Jasmine to work, and here I am now, to finally sit down and get this post up.  So, without any further delay, let's see what is happening around here.

Hope you all have a blessed week ahead.

♥♥The Weather♥♥ 
It is currently 63 degrees and the sun is shining.  We have more rain this week, which I always love, as long as it's not like yesterday's storm.  We ended up with a ton of broken trees, and a neighbor's trampoline in our yard, from across the field.  Crazy!!! 

Monday - 82
Tuesday - 84
Wednesday - 82
Thursday -  81
Friday - 72
Saturday - 72
Sunday - 75

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
Really tired, and hoping I can find at least 10 minutes to sneak in a quick nap.   

♥♥On my mind♥♥ 
A lot that I have to get done, but not sure how to do it when I'm this tired.  I will most likely just push through as I always do.  
Also have my yearly ob/gyn appointment tomorrow afternoon, and I really dislike those, so not looking forward to it at all. 

 ♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
Starting today, I am back to counting calories and watching what I eat.  Between my perimenopause and my bad eating habits the past few months, due to the stress around Marley's sickness and then his passing, I've put on 10 pounds, and it's time to get rid of them.  
I just had coffee and some toast this morning.    

♥♥Right now I am♥♥
Actually sitting on my bed with a blanket on my feet and legs, as I'm feeling a bit cold.  I'm typing up this post, and watching a youtube video at the same time.   

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥ 
I am now in 2 Thessalonians in the Bible.
Also reading Divine Encounters by Donna Rigney. 

♥♥On today's to do list♥♥
Homemaking.....Tidying up from the weekend and yesterday's power loss.  There are candles around the house, board games needing to be put up and just basic tidying up.  
Blogging.....Finish a post from last night that I was typing up when we lost power, and post it.  Post a few recipes on the food blog.  

 ♥♥On my tv♥♥
Homemaking vlogs
Some crime shows

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Monday - Ikea Style Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes,  Kobucha Squash
Tuesday - Slow Cooker Bang Bang Chicken, Rice
Wednesday - Slow Cooker Hamburger Hash, Salad
Thursday - Slow Cooker Sausage Rigatoni, Veggies
Friday - * Grocery Shopping *
Saturday -
Sunday -  

♥♥From the camera♥♥
Rainy days call for baking.

♥♥Looking around the house♥♥
Curt is home today because of the holiday, so he is in his office, working on his college classes.  Nick is asleep, of course.  Jasmine is at work, and I'm doing what I already told you I was doing  hahah
Elliott is laying by the front door, looking at the birds outside. 

♥♥New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really enjoyed♥♥
I made some Esfihas for dinner last week, it's one of the recipes that will be on the blog.  

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥
I have no clue what relaxing means, at least at the moment.  There is too much going on. 

 ♥♥Something I want to share♥♥ 
Let me introduce to one of my favorite kind of videos to watch on Youtube, at the moment.  I'm sure you've all heard of ASMR.  I don't care for most of this type of video, because some are sounds of chewing, or eating, whispering, and just weird things.  But, there is also the type of ASMR that brings us an ambience sound, and my absolutely favorites lately are the kind I'll show you below.
I just love to pop one on while I'm busy cooking, or cleaning, it brings me so much peace. 


♥♥On my prayer list♥♥
My SIL Hayley, her oncologist is happy with her progress so far, but her white blood cells are quite low, and if they go any lower, they will have to stop the treatments until they come back up.  She is now going 3 times a week to get shots to make her blood marrow produce faster.  Please pray that she is able to get her blood cell count raised.  
For me, for my appointment tomorrow, that everything goes well.


  1. Prayers and hugs for your SIL, have a lovely week🙏🌹🌷🌸

  2. We are in for that storm later tongiht! Ooo that photo of the Esfihas looks good!! Will be on the look out for the recipe!! Happy Monady!

  3. UGH! I know exactly how your sister feels. She probably is so tired right now. I had to stop taking a chemo regimen because it wiped out my white cells and I couldn't work or take care of my son. It was horrible. I could hardly move. I told my doctor she had to find something else because I couldn't do it. Continued prayer for your SIL.

  4. I've been very busy here too. The hot peppers continue to provide, but not many bell peppers. I feel like I have put up something daily lately. Have a nice week!

  5. Blessings to you! Close your eyes and breathe. Those female appointments aren't fun, but are doable. The paper dresses make a fashion statement alright. grins. I enjoy visiting your blog!
    ~d on the prairie

  6. I am so glad that everything turned out ok from the storm. That is always so scary about where you live. My Aaron and his gf are moving to Texas next month. I will be praying extra all the time. Lol But I'm sure it was a miserable night - you poor Sweetie! Prayers for all of your appointment stuff and for your SIL. 🙏
    I love those ambiance videos too!! They bring such cozy. I love how your blog looks right now too.So soft and pretty Fall. Blessings on your week. xoxo

  7. So sorry you're starting your week so tired, but glad there wasn't any big storm damage. Keeping Hayley in my prayers that her numbers go up and her treatments continue with HUGE progress. Prayers that your appointment goes well too. Have a GREAT week.

  8. Sounds like you got the severe end of the storm down there, sorry it was such a rough night and you lost power. I had never heard of ASMR video, had to look up the letters. Guess I'm a bit out of the loop. Nothing new. Prayers for your SIL. Hope you've had a great Monday and have a wonderful rest of your week!

  9. That must've been quite a storm! Had not heard of ASMR but I do love the ambiance videos. Sending positive vibes for your SIL.
    Have a great week


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