Monday, September 25, 2023

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 09/25/2023 }

Good morning, and a very happy Monday.  ♥
Welcome back friends.  First, I have to apologize for what happened last week.  I thought I had added the linky to the end of the post, and was so embarrassed to later realize that I didn't.  I was able to add the first link, but it wouldn't let me add any others.  I am so sorry friends, but I am adding the linky immediately before I even go on with this post, so that it doesn't happen again.
Thank you all for the prayers for Jasmine, the ultrasound went fine, and everything is normal with her heart, there is nothing to worry about.  Thanking God for that!
I also said last week I would have some posts up, and that didn't happen either.  My word, I should learn to say nothing and just be surprised if I'm able to get something up.  I have so much to share, not just here on the main blog, but so many new recipes I've been trying and enjoying.  I really need to take a day for computer work and just get as many posts up as possible.
Anyway, enough talking, let's get going.
Have a blessed week friends ♥


♥♥ The Weather ♥♥
The temperatures have been cooling down, and making me very happy.  We also got quite a bit of rain last week, so our yards are all looking green and healthy.  That makes me smile as well.
We seem to be continuing the downward trend, thankfully, although yesterday we hit 106.  Good grief!!!      

Monday - Sunshine, 93
Tuesday - Sunny, 94
Wednesday - Sunny, 96
Thursday - Sunny, 97
Friday - Sunny, 97
Saturday - Mostly sunny, 94  
Sunday - Mostly sunny, 94

♥♥ As I look outside my window ♥♥
It is a beautiful day.  The sun is shining and everything is still looking green, although I can see some of the trees already turning color.   We need to finish draining our pool, so that we can take it down this weekend, so it's still up.

♥♥ Right now I am ♥♥
Sitting in the living room, trying to get this post up between the constant needs from Kaia and Elliott.  It's one of those days where one or the other, wants or needs something.  Just like toddlers when you try to make a phone call or sit down to do something, right?  hahah    

♥♥ Thinking and pondering ♥♥

I'm trying to plan my days so that I am more productive.  I feel like life has been so insane the past few months that I haven't been on a proper schedule, and I don't like that at all.   

♥♥ How am I feeling ♥♥

I'm doing well, aside from the ongoing Perimenopause symptoms, but that is nothing that I can solve and just need to ride this journey, like many other women do.   

♥♥ On the breakfast plate ♥♥

I had a cup of coffee and 2 pieces of toast with some apple butter.                   

♥♥ On the lunch plate ♥♥

I don't know.  I made some Turkish Pizza last night, and there are some leftover, but I'm not in the mood.  I may do a tuna salad which I haven't had in a while.       
♥♥ On the dinner plate ♥♥

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken, Rice          
♥♥ What I'm wearing ♥♥
Black maxi dress.        

♥♥ On my reading pile ♥♥

My Bible.
I've been terrible with my Bible reading, so I'm starting the New Testament again.  I miss that time with God, and have been really needing it.

♥♥ On my TV this week ♥♥

Turkish shows as always 

♥♥ On the menu ♥♥
Will start working on the new meal plan, today.  I am craving soups, but it's not as cold yet.  Although, am I the only one that will eat soup at any time of the year?

Monday - Slow Cooker Butter Chicken, Rice  
Tuesday - Salisbury Steak Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Wednesday - Arroz de bacalhau (Cod Fish Rice)
Thursday -   Chicken Parmesan, Noodles
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -

♥♥ Looking around the house ♥♥

I changed the living room around, AGAIN!  Looks much better.
I also want to get my Fall decorations out, and get the house ready for this season.  At this moment, Kaia is laying on one of the couches sleeping and Elliott is laying on the carpet, just relaxing.   

♥♥ To Do List ♥♥

- Tidy up the house - carpet clean, fluff pillows, open curtains and windows
- Get dinner in the crockpot
- Make my garlic paste
- Iron a pile of clothes, and so some more laundry
- Start editing photos for the food blog and posts over here

♥♥ From the camera ♥♥
This is my grandmother's Bible.  My stepmother brought it for me, when she visited in August.  I love seeing my grandmother's handwriting ♥  

♥♥ Devotional ♥♥ 
Regardless of one’s position, everybody is accountable to somebody. And this holds true for the entire family of faith—from the congregation to the ministers to Jesus Himself, who served God the Father.


threesidesofcrazy said...

Such WONDERFUL news about Jasmine! Glad your temperatures are coming down and that you can start thinking fall. Ours dropped like a rock when the rain began and it has put a HUGE smile on my face! Have a GREAT week.

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

I am so glad its cooling off everwhere. Time for Fall ! Your Grandmothers bible is a lovely keepsake and a beautifal picture.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Hello Dearest! What a treasured momento that bible is. :) Praise Jesus that Jasmine is fine!!! 🙏 I hope you're able to get your Fall decorations out and get more you time this week. Blessings always and appreciate you creating this space for all us to share. :) xoxo

Luludou said...

Great news for Jasmine. What a beautiful souvenir from your grandmother. Have a great week

Sandra said...

I'm smiling big too, I am just done with the heat and no rain, so it was nice to get a reprieve. Have a blessed week my friend ♥

Sandra said...

Definitely, I love fall and have been waiting anxiously for it to arrive. Thank you, it's one of my most treasured possessions.

Sandra said...

I am hoping to get around to decorating too, you know how it goes, we have the best intentions and then something comes up. Have a wonderful week ♥

Sandra said...

Thank you so much. Have a blessed week ♥

Sherry Jolly said...

I have three of my grandparents' bibles and they are some of my most cherished possessions. I have a Bible for each of my kids someday that I have written prayers in, decorated, underlined, noted, etc. I hope it means as much to them as it has to me!

Katerinas Blog said...

Thank you for the beautiful day you gave us. Good morning to everyone!

Jean said...

So glad all is well with Jasmine! Hooray for rain and seeing some green. I don't mind soup once in a while but for me to crave it, I do need the cooler weather. Hope you have a wonderful week!