Monday, May 13, 2024

Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/13/2024

 Happy Homemaker Monday
 
Good morning sweet ladies, and a very happy Mother's Day to you all.  I sure hope you had a blessed Mother's Day.  Mine was wonderful, spent with my kiddos both human and furry Hahah 
 
I am actually typing up this post a little late today, I forgot to plug in my laptop last night (something I do every.night), and woke up to a dead laptop.  Had to plug it in and wait for it to charge before I could come and sit down.  Some days right?
 
Anyway, let's get on with our post that is already running a bit late.  Have a blessed week ladies!

Sandra


 
*** The Weather *** 
Last week's weather was just insane.  We have more severe storms coming today and later in the week, this spring has been a bit crazy, to say the least. 
 
Monday - Thunderstorms, 81
Tuesday - Sunny, 84
Wednesday - Sunny, 90
Thursday - Thunderstorms, 76
Friday- Partly cloudy, 83
Saturday - Sunny, 89
Sunday - Sunny, 93
 
 
*** Right now I am *** 
Eating my breakfast at the dinner table, and working on this post.
 
 
*** Thinking and pondering *** 
I was a bit bad this weekend, especially yesterday, I had two slices of pizza and a lemon bar.  But in my defense I am good every other day and have been for months.  I do tend to be a bit hard on myself and feel guilty for doing it, so I'm trying to remember that it's a one day thing, and that we just go right back to watching what we eat, and it's fine.  
 
We really can be our biggest critics, can't we?     
 
 
*** How I am feeling ***
Honestly?  Gross.....carbs don't do well with me anymore and I'm feeling it. 
 
 
*** On the breakfast plate *** 
Coffee with milk, and 2 scrambled eggs with spinach, onion and tomato.
 
 
*** On the lunch plate *** 
Chickpea Salad with Tuna.      
 
 
*** On the dinner plate ***
Bifes de Cebolada (Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce), Mashed Potatoes, Salad.  I won't have the mashed potatoes, just the salad.
 
 
*** On the menu *** 

Monday
Bifes de Cebolada (Pork Chops in Tomato Sauce), Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Tuesday 
Spinach and Artichoke Chicken, Chickpea and Lentil Salad   
Wednesday 
Sheet Pan Tomato Basil Gnocchi, Cucumber Salad
Thursday
Lemon Garlic Tilapia, Creamy Polenta, Greek Salad
Friday
Ground Turkey Ragu, Garlic Bread, Steamed Broccoli (brown pasta)
Saturday
Beef Kafta Kabob, Roasted Potato Wedges
Sunday
Eggplant and Lentil Curry, Brown Rice, Pita


*** What I am wearing *** 
Grey leggings and a pink spaghetti strap top (will be working out later)

 
*** On my reading pile *** 
Starting the book of Revelations. 
 

*** On my TV this week ***
Youtube - Brazilian and Portuguese Homemaking Vlogs, Slow Living and Quiet Vlogs 
Turkish shows - Ruzgarli Tepe, Gelin, Kara Agac Destani, Kara Sevda
Sic Portugal TV - Senhora do Mar
Paramount - Star Trek Discovery
ShardLake  - I am quite excited to start this one, it is a period drama taking place during the Tudor Era and focuses on the dissolution of the Monasteries, you can watch on Disney+ or Hulu.


 
*** Looking around the house *** 
With all the rain my poor carpets need constant cleaning, which is also not good for them.  I've been spot cleaning as I go, but today I really need to get the carpet cleaner going.  
 
The house right now is quite dark for this time of the day, because it's cloudy and we're expecting storms. 
 
 
*** To do list *** 
Cleaning the house

Bible and Devotional time
Reading time
Crochet time
Workout

 
*** From the camera *** 
My sweet girl got me some really cute gifts for Mother's Day, among them the cutest coffee mug that says Crazy Chicken Lady with a ton of cute chickens on.  I did use it already this morning and it's in the sink, so will take a photo another time to show you.  But, something else she gave me is something I've been wanting for a long time.  A Turkish Tea glass and saucer set, the teapot and the Turkish Tea.  I am so excited to try it this afternoon. 



 
 
*** What I am crocheting or sewing ***
Still slowly working on the crochet blanket. 
 
 
*** Devotional, Prayers, Bible Verses *** 
Prayer for the day

Let me be acutely attuned to Your Word, so that each decision I have to make will be in Your will, almighty God.

 



Monday, May 06, 2024

Happy Homemaker Monday - 05/06/2024

 Happy Homemaker Monday
 
Good morning everyone, welcome back.  How was your weekend?
 
Can you believe that we are already in May?  This year is flying by.  Well it is Monday, it is hot, and we are once again looking at some severe storms.  I have never seen so many strong storms, and so many tornadoes in our area.  Please keep the entire Tornado alley in your prayers as we head into more severe weather.
 
Stay safe friends, please and make sure you're covering yourselves and your homes with the blood of Jesus.
 
Anyway, let's get on with our post for today.  Have a blessed week ladies!

Sandra


 
*** The Weather *** 
Constant severe weather, it's starting to get a little unnerving, to be honest.  I try not to worry and not to fear, but it's been pretty scary.   
 
Monday - Severe weather, 86
Tuesday - Sunny, 85
Wednesday - Sunny, 84
Thursday - Mostly sunny, 77
Friday- Mostly sunny, 76
Saturday - Partly cloudy, 79
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 80
 
 
*** Right now I am *** 
Working on this post and listening to a weather report on what to expect today. 
 
 
*** Thinking and pondering *** 
About this weather, again like I said I don't want to be scared, but it's been very unnerving and scary.  .    
 
 
*** How I am feeling ***
I'm doing very well, aside from this weather stuff, I'm doing good. 
 
 
*** On the breakfast plate *** 
I've had my coffee, and will have some oatmeal soon.  
 
 
*** On the lunch plate *** 
Chickpea Salad with Tuna.      
 
 
*** On the dinner plate ***
Baked Garlic Lemon Salmon, Garlic Pasta, Greek Salad. 
 
 
*** On the menu *** 
Will start working on the new meal plan, which as always, will kick in on Thursday.  Also, just keep in mind these are the meals I make for dinners, but I am doing low carb, so many times, I have just the meat or fish, and the salad, and not the rice, pasta or potatoes.

Monday
Baked Garlic Lemon Salmon, Garlic Pasta, Greek Salad.
Tuesday 
Beef and Broccoli, Brown Rice, Vegetable Egg rolls   
Wednesday 
Bacon Spaghetti, Garlic Bread (I will probably have something else, since I am avoiding carbs)
Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday



*** What I am wearing *** 
Summer nightgown.  Might throw on a summer dress or some shorts, not sure. 

 
*** On my reading pile *** 
Done with Exodus, now debating which book to read next in the Bible.  I am kind of pulling towards Revelation.  It is a difficult one to get through, but it's also important to read.  Which book are you reading through in the Bible right now?
 

*** On my TV this week ***
This one hasn't changed much at all, but it's what I'm watching so leaving it as is, for now.
 
Youtube - Brazilian and Portuguese Homemaking Vlogs, Slow Living and Quiet Vlogs 
Turkish shows - Ruzgarli Tepe, Gelin, Kara Agac Destani, Sen Anlat Karadeniz
Sic Portugal TV - Senhora do Mar
Paramount - Star Trek Discovery with my hubby

 
*** Looking around the house *** 
Need to give the carpets a good clean today, and do the usual pick up and tidy.  Also want to get some dusting done. 
 
 
*** To do list *** 
Cleaning the house
Bible and Devotional time
Reading time
Crochet time
Workout
Start working on meal plan and grocery list
 
 
*** From the camera *** 
This time of the year, we are flooded with butterflies.  Small ones, big ones, yellow, white, black and orange.  I just love sitting outside and watching them fly around, sometimes coming right up to me as if to say hello.  

I snapped this photo in my front yard, this is a female Black Swallowtail.  How magnificent are they?  God's creations are something beyond words.


 
 
*** What I am crocheting or sewing ***
Still slowly working on the crochet blanket.  I did get some new crochet hooks yesterday, my daughter got them as an early mother's day present, and I'm so excited to try them.  Will take a photo and show you tomorrow. 
 
 
*** Devotional, Prayers, Bible Verses *** 
I pray that the Lord covers everyone in the path of these storms, with the blood of Jesus.  We have been given authority and power over the everything, and we are to use that authority when something is a threat to our well being.
 
So with that in mind, I cancel and rebuke all storms, in the name of Jesus Christ.  They will NOT come anywhere near our homes and our properties, our animals, our families.  I draw a bloodline around the areas in the forecast and call upon God's army to protect anyone in the path.  Amen and Amen!!!  


Monday, April 29, 2024

Happy Homemaker Monday - 04/29/2024

 
 Happy Homemaker Monday
 
Good morning ladies, and a very happy Monday to you all.
 
It is a gorgeous morning here in Texas, after a weekend of pretty strong tornadoes and thunderstorms.  It was intense, it was scary, we had the sirens actually go off and we were on the edge of our seats from 3pm to 1am.  
 
We have a lot of family in Oklahoma too and some of them were in the path of these tornadoes as well.  If you haven't seen it it yet, Sulphur Oklahoma was completely destroyed.  It is heartbreaking to see.  So this morning, before we even start our post, I want you to take a moment and pray for all those affected, for the 4 lives lost, and for the entire community.  Also, we are just getting started with Tornado season here in Tornado Alley, so please keep us all in your prayers.
 
Now, let's get on with today's post.  Have a blessed week my friends and stay safe.
 
Sandra


 
 
*** The Weather *** 
We got through the horrible storms, but we have more coming in the next few days. 
 
Monday - Cloudy, 81
Tuesday - Mostly sunny, 88
Wednesday - Partly cloudy, 84
Thursday - Thunderstorms, 82
Friday- Mostly sunny, 75
Saturday - Scattered thunderstorms, 74
Sunday - Scattered thunderstorms, 77
 
 
*** Right now I am *** 
Listening to one of Julie Green's teachings on TV, and working on this post. 
 
 
*** Thinking and pondering *** 
Nothing specific, just the usual daily life.    
 
 
*** How I am feeling ***
I'm doing well, I am now down 26 pounds and feeling amazing.  I have my blood test on Friday, it kept getting pushed back.  Will see how my triglycerides are doing, and will let you know. 
 
 
*** On the breakfast plate *** 
I have had a cup of coffee, but nothing else yet.  Will probably have 2 scrambled eggs with spinach and a piece of toast, for breakfast.  
 
 
*** On the lunch plate *** 
I have a burrito bowl that I made on Friday.  Chicken strips, cauliflower rice, corn and avocado.  It was really good.     
 
 
*** On the dinner plate ***
Homemade Rotisserie Chicken, roast potatoes, squash in tomato sauce. 
 
 
*** On the menu *** 

Monday
Homemade Rotisserie Chicken, roast potatoes, squash in tomato sauce.
Tuesday 
Chicken and Spinach Pie, Salad   
Wednesday 
Shrimp Fajitas, Mexican rice
Thursday
Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini, Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches
Friday
Bacon Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad
Saturday
Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Brussel Sprouts and Gnocchi, Cucumber Tomato Salad
Sunday
Meatball Bake with Chickpea Salad


*** What I am wearing *** 
Summer nightgown.  Will put on some shorts and a tshirt for the day.    

 
*** On my reading pile *** 
Almost done with the book of Exodus in the Bible.  You should read it, it is almost mirror image to what we are seeing in our world today and what we are facing.  It's incredible. 
Venetia by Georgette Heyer


*** On my TV this week ***
Youtube - Brazilian and Portuguese Homemaking Vlogs, Slow Living and Quiet Vlogs 
Turkish shows - Ruzgarli Tepe, Gelin, Kara Agac Destani
Sic Portugal TV - Senhora do Mar
Paramount - Star Trek Discovery with my hubby

 
*** Looking around the house *** 
Monday morning, means the usual tidy and clean up and setting the house in order for the week ahead. 
 
 
*** To do list *** 
Usual homemaking - dishes, laundry
Bible and Devotional time
Reading time
Crochet time
Workout
Make Baklava
 
 
*** From the camera *** 
After 5 years, we finally had another Air Show at our base, and it was amazing.  We were blessed with tickets to the VIP tent which gives you an up close and personal experience, lunch, drinks, shade and the ability to meet and greet the pilots of the air show.    
 
I have hundreds of photos to go through and edit, and will be adding them to my Flickr account, you can see them all as I post them, in my Sheppard AFB Air Show 2024.

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*** What I am crocheting or sewing ***
I still need to get my chickens and birds sewn up.  I keep saying I will do it today, then get busy and don't get around to it.  
 
Also still working on the Nordic Blanket. 
 
 
*** Devotional, Prayers, Bible Verses *** 
Jesus commands you to take up your cross and follow Him, and then He gives you the strength to carry the load. - New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp


Monday, April 22, 2024

Happy Homemaker Monday - 04/22/2024

 Happy Homemaker Monday
 
Good morning everyone, welcome back to my little blog.
 
It is 7am and Curt has just left for work.  And so our new week begins.  I've been a little out of it this past week, just been dealing with an ear infection and it's kind of knocked me on my behind.  Oh how we take our health for granted, don't we?  When something is off we then realize just how much we take it for granted.
 
I am about 99% better now, thankfully.
 
Anyway, I have a full day of cleaning and basically resetting for the week, ahead.  I know many of you may not agree, but I love Mondays, I don't know why.
 
So, with that said, let's get going.  Have a wonderful blessed week friends.


 
 
*** The Weather *** 
We have had so much rain this year already.  I love it, not just because I love rain, but I just love how everything is so green.  There is more rain in the forecast for this week, but also warm temperatures.   
 
Monday - Sunny, 73
Tuesday - Mostly sunny, 84
Wednesday - Cloudy, 80
Thursday - Cloudy, 82
Friday- AM Thunderstorms, 88
Saturday - Thunderstorms, 83
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 83
 
 
*** Right now I am *** 
Watching one of my favorite Brazilian vloggers on tv, while typing up this post. 
 
 
*** Thinking and pondering *** 
I have so many thoughts in my mind, just the usual list of to dos, things I want to start, things I want to finish.  
 
And then I have these constant thoughts about how much I want to get back into my blog, and how I miss the days where blogging was a part of me, where I woke up knowing that I needed to record my day, to be able to share it later.
 
I keep trying to get back on it, and keep falling off the wagon.  I don't know why.  But in a way I feel that I'm busier now that my children are adults, than I was when they were toddlers.  Does that even make any sense?  I don't get it.  I really need to evaluate my time and sort it out and get back to doing what I love.    
 
 
*** How I am feeling ***
I will be on my cycle this week, if that tells you how I'm feeling at the moment.  Hahaha 
 
 
*** On the breakfast plate *** 
I have had my coffee, will have some oatmeal in about an hour.  
 
 
*** On the lunch plate *** 
Not sure, might have some salad or a smoothie, or some yogurt with blueberries and walnuts.    
 
 
*** On the dinner plate ***
Stuffed Eggplant, Tomato and Cucumber Salad. 
 
 
*** On the menu *** 
It is that time again, to start working on the new meal plan, which will start on Thursday when I go grocery shopping.

Monday
Stuffed Eggplant, Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Tuesday 
Moroccan Fish, Quinoa and steamed broccoli   
Wednesday 
Chili Mac, Garlic Bread, Greek Salad
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday


*** What I am wearing *** 
Summer nightgown, not sure what I'll put on after.    

 
*** On my reading pile *** 
Book of Exodus in the Bible 
Finishing The Return of the Gods by Jonathan Cahn
Venetia by Georgette Heyer



*** On my TV this week ***
Youtube - Brazilian and Portuguese Homemaking Vlogs, Slow Living and Quiet Vlogs 
Turkish shows - Ruzgarli Tepe, Gelin, Kara Agac Destani
Sic Portugal TV - Senhora do Mar
Paramount - Star Trek Discovery, with my hubby

 
*** Looking around the house *** 
Just the usual pick up needs done. 
 
 
*** To do list *** 
Usual homemaking - dishes, laundry
Bible and Devotional time
Reading time
Crochet time
Meal planning and grocery list
 
 
*** From the camera *** 
I was looking through my photos and came across this one from 2014, when we lived in Idaho.  A bird had made a nest in one of our Lilac bushes, and it was close enough to our deck that I could just lean over and see the babies.  How adorable is this? 
 
 
 
*** What I am crocheting or sewing ***
I finally finished Part 4, and almost ran out of yarn, so had to go buy more this weekend.  But, I have started Part 5, which are the Nordic Snowflakes.  
 



 
*** Devotional, Prayers, Bible Verses *** 
If God intended for all the days of your life to be easy, they would be.  No, in grace, He intends for your days to be His tools of refinement.  - New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Rain, Books, Cows, Ducks and Baby Chicks...oh my!

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It has just gone past 10am, and I've come in to sit for just a few minutes to chat a little.  

I used to keep up with my blog and made sure to have daily updates, a record for myself and for my children one day, to be able to look back at where I've been, what we've done and what was happening around us.  We live in such a high paced technologically filled life, that it's often hard to take some moments to record our lives.

It sounds strange to say that, I mean everyone has a phone stuck to them at all times, and we have no shortage of videos and photographic evidence anytime anything happens.  But have you noticed that it is not really used for family time?

We are so eager to capture anything news worthy, but not our lives, and I find that quite sad and disheartening.  

And trust me, I say all this knowing that I am part of the problem too.  I may not be out there doing tik toks (can't stand that app), or filming world news, but I also get caught up in daily life and forget to see what is around me.

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It also doesn't help that my children are now grown and don't like being photographed, or talked about on my blog.  Hence no birthday pictures from Nick's birthday on the 11th and there will be none from Jasmine's either on the 25th.  It bums me out, but I have to respect their wishes.
 
But, I digress!
 
So let's rather talk about the things that I can talk about, or want to talk about, which is what I've been up to around here.
 
Tea.....lot's of cups of tea, some times milky tea, sometimes plain black tea.  The weather has been rainy and wet, which always puts me in the mood for a nice cuppa while I read a book.
 

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I've been using my free credits on Paperbackswap, to pick up some new reads, like this one from Lucy Maud Montgomery.  It is actually a compilation of 2 of her books, The Story Girl and The Golden Road.

I've also received Georgette Heyer's Venetia which I'm quite excited to get into.  Georgette Heyer is fantastic and I don't think there is a single book of hers that I didn't like.

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Last week we also had quite an interesting thing happen on our property.  Every evening, after dinner, our family plays games, whether a card game or a board game, even sometimes some tv games.  It's a way that we bond and spend time together.

It was during one of these evenings, that we looked out the big dining room window and noticed a huge cow, just casually walking across our yard.  It's nothing new, and it's certainly not the first and I'm sure the last time that a cow happens upon our property.  We live surrounded by land and there are about 5 or 6 homes in the area that own cows.

We put the game on hold and my husband headed outside, right as a truck pulled into our driveway.  The man was not the owner of the cow but he did know the owner.  

About 35 minutes went by, the cow just stayed behind my house, just hanging out doing nothing.

We had a neighbor from just up the street, come down to us, who also knew the owner of the cow, and said he would grab her and deliver her to the ranch.

Next thing we know, we have cowboys, cowboy hats, horses and a full on cow chase with lassos going on. 

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It was quite fascinating to watch, especially since on the 2 horses, were a father and son.  The young boy looked to be about 8 or 9.

They went around the back and chased the cow towards the front where a huge trailer with other men were waiting.  It was over pretty quickly once they got the horse to our property.

I swear, never a dull moment in my life.  

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Our duck friends have also returned, we get them every year.  There are about 8 or 9 them, they show up during the day for an hour or so, then they leave, and come back again.

One of these times, they decided to leave us an egg.  I chuckled so hard when my husband came inside with an egg in his hand and completely confused Hahahahah

We feed so many animals in our area, I wonder if this was their way of thanking us for food and water.

Whatever the case, I think it was sweet.

Last but not least, our little baby chick is doing amazing.  Puffy is such a good mama to this baby.  She brings the baby out every morning and then takes it back into the coop every night.  Until 2 days ago, we would have to go out every evening, and let puffy into the coop, then help the baby in because it was too small to climb the ramp.  Our ramp has a little space between it and the coop entrance, and the baby was just too small to make that jump.  Now it's big enough.  

I swear, we may have lost our other 3 chicks but it's been such a wonderful, fascinating and informative journey just watching all of this from start to finish.

How long have I been wanting chickens?  If you know me, you will surely know that it's been years if not a decade that I've been talking about this.  It seems surreal sometimes that we now have our own coop and flock and we've had the pleasure of seeing chicks hatch, from egg laying to brooding to hatching.  All of it.  So thankful to God for this blessing.

Anyway, you are now caught up on what has been happening around here.

I sure hope you all are doing well, and please friends remember to stay close to God, to stay in prayer and above all to cover yourselves and your families, homes, cars, finances and health, with the blood of Jesus.  It is so important to do that right now.

I love you all, stay blessed and until next time,
Sandra

Monday, April 15, 2024

Happy Homemaker Monday - 04/15/2024

Happy Homemaker Monday

 
Good morning ladies, and a very happy Monday to you all.  
 
It is a cloudy, dreary morning, and even though I love Spring and Summer weather, I really enjoy a dark rainy day too.  
 
I have a lot of cleaning to do today, as is always the case after the weekend.  I know some people don't like Mondays but I am one of the few that actually loves them.  The start to a new week, the chance to start fresh, renew, change our attitude and perspectives.  I always see it as a reset.  
 
So I'm going to get this post up, and move on with my day, so that I may get everything done that I need to, and still enjoy some time to relax and do the things I enjoy, such as crocheting, reading, or watching a tv show.
 
I hope you all have a blessed week friends.
 

 
 
*** The Weather *** 
We are definitely in the season for thunderstorms and sometimes severe weather.  I don't enjoy this time of year, but I've learned to move through it with prayer, and not let it scare me.  We have quite a few storms in the coming weeks. 
 
Monday - Scattered thunderstorms, 80
Tuesday - Mostly sunny, 87
Wednesday - Mostly sunny, 86
Thursday - Mostly sunny, 91
Friday- Cloudy, 65
Saturday - Thunderstorms, 59
Sunday - Mostly cloudy, 63
 
 
*** Right now I am *** 
Sat in bed, typing up this post while listening to Julie Green on TV.           
 
 
*** Thinking and pondering *** 
My Nick turned 21 last Thursday, the 11th, and my Jasmine turns 25 in two weeks, on the 25th.  I definitely feel old, goodness.       
 
Other thought....yesterday I decided to have a cheat day, which I haven't done in 3 months.  I ate carbs, which was one hot cross bun with a little butter, and I had some cake.  It was a pound cake, so I guess slightly better than a cake full of frosting......but.....I have now confirmed that I am pretty much done with carbs, or at least, lots of carbs like I used to eat in one day.  
 
Within a few hours of eating those, I was exhausted, and that is exactly how I used to feel before this change in diet, constantly exhausted, run out, and just wanted to lay around and nap.  It's crazy how food affects your body.       
 
 
*** How I am feeling ***
Much better this morning, and ready to get cracking on with a good week ahead of healthy, clean eating and hopefully getting rid of the nasty carbs I ingested yesterday.  
 
 
*** On the breakfast plate *** 
Just had a cup of coffee with almond milk.  For breakfast I will have a Keto Waffle Sandwich with just ham. 

 
*** On the lunch plate *** 
Tuna Salad with Chickpeas and boiled egg.      
 
 
*** On the dinner plate ***
Pita bowl, steamed broccoli. 
 
 
*** On the menu *** 
 
Monday
Pita bowl, steamed broccoli
Tuesday 
Turkey Meatballs, Brown Rice (Cauliflower rice for me), Salad   
Wednesday 
Butter chili crisp pasta, Garlic Bread (I will have a small serving of the pasta and will make myself keto garlic bread) 
Thursday
Chicken Florentine, Polenta (leftover pasta for my son who hates anything corn or polenta), Garlic Spinach
Friday
Cauliflower Veggie Pizza, and Cauliflower Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Saturday
Slow Cooker Thai Veggie Curry, Brown Rice
Sunday
Moroccan Fish, Quinoa and Salad



*** What I am wearing *** 
Summer nightgown, it's been really hot here lately.  Will put on a dress for the day.    

 
*** On my reading pile *** 
Book of Exodus in the Bible 
Finishing The Return of the Gods by Jonathan Cahn
Venetia by Georgette Heyer



*** On my TV this week ***
Youtube - Brazilian and Portuguese Homemaking Vlogs, Slow Living and Quiet Vlogs 
Turkish shows - Ruzgarli Tepe, Gelin, Kara Agac Destani
Sic Portugal TV - Senhora do Mar
 

 
*** Looking around the house *** 
It needs a good clean and tidy up.  Weekends are usually spent doing yard work which means people are in and out constantly, bringing in dust.  Then you mix in some rainy weather and a puppy and you have muddy paws.  Ugh!!!!
 
 
 
*** To do list *** 
Usual homemaking - dishes, carpet cleaning, laundry
Bible and Devotional time
Reading time
Crochet time

 
 
*** From the camera *** 
I took some pictures during the solar eclipse.  I set my camera to a delayed shutter and then shot off a few pics at a time, during the different phases.  I then decided to create a composite showing the eclipse from start to finish.
 
What a gorgeous creation God has done for us.  Just look at this amazing sight below.  Truly magnificent to see. 
 


 
*** What I am crocheting or sewing ***
Am now finishing off the last 2 rows of Part 4, finalllyyyyyy.  Will start on Part 5 tomorrow.  Yes I know I haven't shown you the progress, but I promise I will take a picture later after I finish the fourth part so you can see.   If you follow me on Instagram, I did share a quick snap of it on my stories, so you will have seen it there.
 
 
*** Devotional, Prayers, Bible Verses *** 
Since my word for spiritual help is so great, the Bible teaches that I need the daily intervention of the body of Christ. - New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp


Monday, April 08, 2024

Happy Homemaker Monday - 04/08/2024

 Happy Homemaker Monday

 
Good morning ladies, welcome.  Come on in out of the cold and sit with me a little, let's share what is happening in our households this week, over a cup of hot coffee.  
 
Just a quick update, we have a baby chick that hatched last week, and unfortunately due to a series of unfortunate events, lost the other 3 that weren't ready to hatch yet.  Let's just say that having chickens is exciting but you do have to prepare for some traumatizing events.  
 
Baby chick is doing well though, it's with mama, the other hen and the rooster.  They share a coop and everyone is happy with the baby.  I think it's easier this way to, so that it gets integrated into the flock easier.  
 
Anyway, let's get on with our post.  Enjoy the solar eclipse folks, but remember to keep your eye on the Lord above, at all times.  We are in the path of totality here so will have complete darkness.  Should be interesting.
 
Have a blessed week friends.
 
 
 
 
 *** The Weather *** 
Looks like a week with quite a bit of rain, and some severe storms, which is normal for us here in Texas. 
 
Monday - Scattered thunderstorms, 81
Tuesday - Rain, 67
Wednesday - Thunder Showers, 64
Thursday - Sunny, 71
Friday- Mostly sunny, 79
Saturday - Partly cloudy, 82
Sunday - Partly cloudy, 86
 
 
*** Right now I am *** 
Working on this post, eating my oatmeal and listening to a video on the TV.         
 
 
*** Thinking and pondering *** 
On Friday I have to get another blood test done, to see if my Triglyceride levels have gone down.  I'm certain they have, but I'm also quite curious to see how my weight loss (22 pounds) and new healthier diet, has affected my health.            
 
 
*** How I am feeling ***
I'm feeling well.  A bit sad over losing our chicks, but it's all part of the process and we do the best we can, but nature takes it's course. 
 
 
*** On the breakfast plate *** 
Coffee with almond milk and Instant Pot Oatmeal with coconut and walnuts.

 
*** On the lunch plate *** 
Lentil salad with tuna      
 
 
*** On the dinner plate ***
Tuna meatballs, Roasted Broccoli, Brown Rice 
 
 
*** On the menu *** 
It's time to start working on the new menu again, so I'll be doing that this week.  You know the drill, there will be meals listed below until Thursday, that's when I'll be grocery shopping, then the new menu kicks in.
 
Monday
Stuffed Green Peppers with Ground Turkey and Cauliflower Rice
Tuesday 
Shrimp and Sausage Bake with Curried Quinoa, Salad   
Wednesday 
Lentil Chili with Polenta, Sauteed Cabbage



*** What I am wearing *** 
Still in my nightgown.  Will either put on a dress later or some shorts.  

 
*** On my reading pile *** 
Book of Exodus in the Bible 
The Wind in the Willows


*** On my TV this week ***
Youtube - Brazilian and Portuguese Homemaking Vlogs, Slow Living and Quiet Vlogs 
Turkish shows - Hudutsuz Sevda, Ruzgarli Tepe, Bir Sevdadir, Gelin, Uc Kiz Kardes, Kara Agac Destani, Emanet 
Sic Portugal TV - Senhora do Mar

 
*** Looking around the house *** 
I have a drying rack with a sheet over it, that I placed yesterday afternoon.  Sheet is dry, so need to get that out of the way.  The house itself is clean and tidy so I don't have much to do in that sense.   
 
 
*** To do list *** 
Usual homemaking
Bible and Devotional time
Reading time
Crochet time
Meal plan and grocery list
Grocery Shopping on Thursday
Blood work on Friday
 
 
*** From the camera *** 
One of my favorites since starting this healthier diet, is Lentil Salad.  I'm following a Mediterranean Diet, Lower carb and lower sugar diet.  Loving it. 
 

 
*** What I am crocheting or sewing ***
Bit frustrated, was not able to pick up my crochet at all last week, what with the chicken hatching and then my hands hurting from yard work.  Really need to get this part finished on the blanket so I can move on.
 
 
*** Devotional, Prayers, Bible Verses *** 
God uses the picture of physical food to point to universal spiritual hunger.  Life is all about what we look to, to fill us.  - New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp