Monday, January 27, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday: January 27, 2020

Good afternoon, friends. I'm actually at work, typing up this post, and it's been that kind of day. (I had most of the post completed and then it deleted)

The Weather: Honestly, kind of sketchy. We're under a winter weather advisory today, but I don't think we will get anything. Looking ahead, there is a 63 degree day next week. Dare I dream? I dare, I dare :)

How I Am Feeling This Morning: Well, it's afternoon, and I'm feeling pretty good.

On My Mind: Thankfully, not too much. The start of dahlia season, but that is a ways off yet. Hoping tonight's dinner (currently in the crockpot) turns out.

On the breakfast plate: Two British digestive biscuits with milk chocolate, some cucumbers and hummus. I'm absolutely not a breakfast person.

On my reading pile: You know the book that I was going to finish this week? (Songs for the Missing). Yeah...that didn't happen. But I am absolutely going to carve out some reading time tonight. I was right. It IS breaking my heart.
After I finish that, I'm going to start A Man Called Ove. I'm late to the party with that one, but with losing Dad and then Grandpa Bruce, all within a year and a half, I wasn't sure my heart could take it. But, I am going to face it head on and read it.

On my TV: Young Justice, which is not my cup of tea, but I'm watching an episode a day with my teenager.  The things I do for my kids.
A friend recommended Dirty John (on Netflix) to me, and since I love me some crime, I'm going to check it out.
I watched that Chris Watts movie on Lifetime this weekend, and it's still got me shaken. I don't understand how someone could hurt their family that way.

On the menu this week: 
Monday: Pork Carnitas, taco fixins
Tuesday: My Dad's Sausage and Cabbage Stew
Wednesday: Ricotta Rotini
Thursday: Creamy Angel Chicken, Egg Noodles
Friday: Beef and Broccoli, Rice
Saturday: Zuppa Toscana
Sunday: Pork Medallions and Potatoes, Gravy

From the Camera:

Things were a touch icy here this weekend!

Looking Around The House: It looks so much better...but I'm actually at work...and it looks pretty good here too :)

Chore I'm Not Looking Forward To This Week: Reorganizing and scrubbing the kitchen. Sigh. It needs to be done, and I'm picky about the way the kitchen looks, so I'll be the one doing it...with help from Ella, because she's my most responsible child.

To relax this week, I will: Read. Maybe do some painting or lettering.

On my prayer list: 
My pregnant friends, that they may all have healthy babies
The families of those lost in the helicopter crash in California
A friend of mine who has an important job interview tomorrow

Bible Verse/Devotional/Quote:

Have a beautiful week, friends!


  1. Pretty ice picture! I'm not a breakfast person either.

  2. Well... that is a special breakfast :)
    Ice is nice to look at but not to walk on - be careful.
    Have a great week

  3. I really enjoyed A Man Called Ove, it's different. Hopefully, it won't hurt your heart too much to read it. Are you on Good Reads at all? Hope you have a great week!

  4. Enjoyed reading your post this week. Your menu plan looks good and I love the photo of ice-captured leaves. Joining you in prayer for healthy babies. Blessings for a great week ahead! <3

  5. I need to give my kitchen a deep cleaning. And I too am particular as to how I want it, so will be doing it myself. Have a great week!

  6. Sorry I'm so late saying hello! I get a kick out of that you're not a morning person and love the see the interesting menu you always choose. Lol 😉
    Love the frozen pic. I hope work is getting better this week. Have a blessed day. ❤️


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