Monday, January 17, 2022

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/17/2021

Good morning everyone, and welcome back to my little blog.
Well after typing up this post last week, and telling you that I was pretty much done with my cold, I took a nose dive.  All thanks to my husband getting sick, and since I was not yet 100%, it hit me again and knocked me on my toosh.
This past week has been quite bad for us both, and thankfully today we are starting to come out the other side, but I still can't smell or taste completely.  Doesn't help that everyone around here seems to be sick as well.  If you're down with this cold/flu, my prayers go out to you as well.  Hope you start feeling better soon.  
Right, let's get on with today's post.  I'm sorry it's going up a little later than usual.

:::: The Weather ::::
Pretty cold this morning at only 20 degrees, though we do expect to go up to 64.   Seems a bit of a cooler week coming up.   
:::: How I am feeling this morning ::::
I'm ok, thankfully feeling much better.  I am a bit tired, as Elliott barged into the bedroom at 430am and didn't want to let me sleep the rest of the night. 
:::: On the breakfast plate ::::
I am having a cup of coffee and some homemade artisan bread, with a slather of butter.   
:::: On my reading pile :::: 
I said I wouldn't change any of the books around on my reading list for this year, but I had to.  I decided to remove Having a Mary heart in a Martha world, and set it in my non fiction pile instead.  I am in the mood for fictional and if I force myself through this one, I'll just not want to read at all.
I just moved this one out of my 2022 book goal list, and substituted in a different one.  So, I've moved on to the next on the list, which is Lilac Girls.

:::: On my TV ::::
Last weekend, the family and I watched Encanto.  It was such a sweet movie.  Today we are hoping to sit down and watch The Eternals as a family as well.  With such busy schedules, we've been trying to do family movie days, when everyone is home.  
I've also been watching 1883, matter of fact just watched the new episode yesterday and cried my eyes out.  My goodness, what a good show, but ugh, I was not expecting what happened yesterday.
Still watching my two Portuguese soaps, Quero e Viver and Para Sempre.
Also as usual, been watching some true crime channels on Youtube as well as homemaking vlogs.

:::: On the menu this week ::::
We've been enjoying the Portuguese meals I've been making, there's something so comforting about home cooked meals, especially those that you grew up eating yourself.  
I do have to start working on the next meal plan this week, not really sure what to add on there, I seem to be drawing a bit of a blank, but I want to use what is in my pantry and freezer, so will be going through those first to see what I can come up with.   

Monday - Galinha de Fricasse (chicken fricassee), Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Tuesday - Tiras de carne (beef strips), Buttered Rice, Fried Okra
Wednesday - Arroz de Salsicha (sausage rice)
Thursday - Pumpkin Soup, Grilled Cheese and Ham sandwiches
Friday -  *grocery shopping*
:::: From the camera ::::
Super yummy creamy bratwurst, that I made last week.  It was one of the family's favorite meals.  The recipe is up on the food blog, if you want to check it out.  

:::: Looking around the house ::::
Elliott was playing earlier, so there are foil balls all strewn throughout the living room.  I need to pick those up and place them back in his toy basket.
There is a blanket on the couch that needs folding up and the pillows also need fluffing and setting back up on the couch.  In the kitchen, there are a few dishes in the sink that need to be moved to the dishwasher and I need to give the floor a quick sweep.
::::  To do List ::::
♥ Kitchen - dishes and sweeping
♥ Start working on menu
♥ Take out chicken for dinner

:::: Today's devotional :::: 
I'm again taking today's quote from the New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. 

To think today, when your life doesn't work as planned, that it's out of control is to forget that Jesus reigns for your sake and his glory.


  1. I'm so sorry you were sick again and your husband as well. Hope you are all feeling much better very soon. I loved Encanto, watched it twice. Wasn't a huge fan of The Eternals sorry to say. Your menu sounds great this week. Hope you take care and have a wonderful week!

  2. I heartily thank you for hosting, Sandra!
    Wishing you a most lovely new week
    XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

  3. Thanks for the party. Hope you feel better soon.
    Have a great week.

  4. I hope to rejoin writing this Happy Homemaker posts next week.

  5. Grandson has had Covid over a week now and being retested so he can go back to work. His mother now has it in the 5th day and just lost sense of taste and smell. Have you been tested. She sounds really bad, horse, high fever (now normal), can't get a good sleep, unusual body aches/pain...Hoping you and hubby start to feel better soon.

  6. I'm so sorry you keep getting hit - ugh!! Prayers that you all feel better and back to normal SOON!! That's enough of this stuff for them okay God?? 🙏 Keep doing all those immune boosters you do Lady!
    Your menu always sounds so amazing and exotic compared to my boring one! Lol Have a blessed week ahead Lovie. xo

  7. I'm so sorry to hear you guys are still getting hit with bugs. I hope you all feel better soon! The Texas weather flucuations don't help either.

    LMBO at Elliott. Cats have a timetable all their own! Have a WONDERFUL week.

  8. Hoping you all feel better. no smell and taste? did you do a covid test?

    Have a great week

  9. Blessings to you. May you be all better very soon. Sometimes we just have to take it easy and rest.


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