Monday, November 28, 2022

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/28/2022 }

 Good morning sweet friends, welcome back to my blog.
I am happy to report that I am about 98% back to normal.  We all are.  This flu was horrendous, my word.  We still have lingering coughs and congestion, but thankfully nothing like it was in the beginning. 
We had a very quiet, low key Thanksgiving.  I managed to get a Turkey in the oven, and my sister in law and niece, brought over some sides for us.  I am very thankful for my family.  So, even though it wasn't the usual big Thanksgiving we are used to having, we still managed to have a little one.  I hope you had a wonderful one with your family.

Now, let's jump right into our Happy Homemaker Monday.  I will come by and visit you all either tonight, or tomorrow morning, to give everyone a chance to post.
Have a wonderful, blessed week friends,


♥♥ The Weather ♥♥
It's been pretty cold, we've been waking up to icy windshields and beautiful white sparkly dewy grass.  Today however, we are hitting 70 degrees and tomorrow 75.  Go figure!!!

♥♥ As I look outside my window ♥♥
The sun is shining brightly, and it's reflecting off the ice on the grass, so it looks like a blanket of diamonds laid across my yard.   

♥♥ Right now I am ♥♥
I am working on this post, while sitting in bed.  Bed is already made, but I'm sitting on top with a blanket across my legs.  Elliott and Kaia are snuggled under blankets, sleeping.  I am also waiting for the Brazil vs Switzerland game at 10am. 

♥♥ Thinking and pondering ♥♥

About all I have to do today, and wanting to write it down so I don't forget. 


♥♥ How am I feeling ♥♥

I am doing well thankfully.  I still have a cough, and am a bit tired of having to blow my nose constantly.  But, I am doing well nonetheless.  You never think about your health, until you are unwell and wishing to feel good again.    
♥♥ Listening to ♥♥
A youtube crime channel discussing the horrifying murder of the 4 college students in Moscow, Idaho.    

♥♥ On the breakfast plate ♥♥

I just had a cup of coffee, but honestly guys, I am not enjoying coffee since getting this flu.  It just doesn't taste right to me.  However, I did have a cup of coffee, and some toast.    

♥♥ On the lunch plate ♥♥

Not sure, might do a chicken salad or have a sub sandwich (homemade of course).      

♥♥ On the dinner plate ♥♥

Olive Garden Five Cheese Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Knots.          

♥♥ What I'm wearing ♥♥
Grey leggings and a grey long sleeved v-neck sweater.            

♥♥ On my reading pile ♥♥

My Bible.

♥♥ On my TV this week ♥♥

We started Star Trek Picard, however, I am not enjoying it at all.  Hubby is watching it and he says it's ok, but I am not into it.  So, not sure what we will watch after this one. 
Homemaking, simple living, and quiet living vlogs
World Cup 2022 - Brazil and Portugal both play today, so my nerves are finished.

♥♥ On the menu ♥♥
Thankful to be getting back to cooking home cooked meals.  I've missed real food. 
Monday - Olive Garden Five Cheese Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Knots
Tuesday - Bangers and Mash, Roasted Butternut Squash
Wednesday - Chicken Stew, Steamed Broccoli
Thursday -   Saucy Hungarian Potato Goulash, Sauteed Spinach Greens with Bacon
Friday - Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
Saturday - Potato, Cheese and Onion Pasties, Fries
Sunday - Instant Pot Curried Butternut Squash Soup, Vanilla Cake, Sandwiches

♥♥ Looking around the house ♥♥

I managed to put up my white Christmas tree.  We usually have 2 trees up, one in the dining room and then the real tree in the living room.  However, we are skipping the two trees this year, and just sticking with one.   

♥♥ To Do List ♥♥

- Happy Homemaker Monday post 
- Pay bills
- Watch Brasil and Portugal Games
- Vacuum and dust
- Start Christmas list

♥♥ From the camera ♥♥
Got my oranges dried for the garland, just need to get them threaded and up on the fireplace. 

♥♥ What I'm creating ♥♥
I haven't crocheted in a while, but I really want to make myself a new blanket.  So I've decided to pull out my yarn and start a Charlotte's Dream blanket.  I made one a few years ago, for my sister in law as a Christmas present.


♥♥  Devotional, Bible Verse ♥♥
The person next to you, doesn't need the gospel more than you do;  he just needs it differently than you do.  All people sin and fall short. - New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp


threesidesofcrazy said...

So very happy to hear you are all feeling better! Stay well and don't relapse by trying to do too much too fast! Your devotional really spoke to me this morning - it is soooooooo true! Have fun with the garland - your oranges look wonderful. Have a wonderful and healthy week my friend. HUGS :D

Daniela said...

I so love to come and visit you here, Dear Sandra, after my 'forced' Summer break. Your corner of the world is always far welcoming, be blessed!
X Daniela at ~ My little old world ~
P.S. The blanket you've just started crocheting is simply wonderful :)

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Love those blankets. I started one for our living room repair/remodel.

Julieann said...

YaY!!!!! I was so happy to hear you are almost all better. That made me smile. It sounded like you you pulled off Thanksgiving, what a blessing you are to your family. Your menu looks divine, we love Olive Garden recipes. Your new blanket is going to be beautiful and your devotional rang true in my heart, Thank you :)

Luludou said...

Glad to know you are almost back to normal. The Charlotte blanket looks good. Enjoy your week

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

I'm so happy you're feeling better dear Friend. Both of my kiddos were sick over some of the Thanksgiving break - so it was quieter around here too. I swear - bugs are everywhere! Every time I see your projects I want to learn to crochet. ;) Have a blessed and healthy week ahead! xo

Schotzy said...

I did oranges this year for the first time. I love them.. I Put mine on the tree!

Billie Jo said...

So glad you are feeling better. I would love to know the Youtube channel you are listening to!

Jean said...

Glad you are feeling better! Your dried orange slices always look so pretty. I can just imagine how wonderful they must smell as well. Hope you have a happy and healthy week ahead!

Deanna said...

The Charlotte's Dream Blanket is so pretty!!! Beautiful. Sickness is the pits. May you continue to improve and get better. God bless, d

Mandy said...

I sure hate y’all have been sick. The flu is going around so bad here, too. Glad you seem to be feeling a little better. Your blanket is starting out so beautiful!

Luludou said...

would love a new Christmas themed Happy Homemaker picture :)

Aritha Vermeulen said...

I love it: a white Christmas tree :-)