Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Monday!  Hope today is finding you well.  Ben's at school, and Shawn is off of work today but is doing Watch Dogs at Ben's school.  Basically he's volunteering there.  I love that he's so involved also.

The weather outside is::::
We had a warm yet rainy weekend, and now it's back to cold again.  It should be a little warmer this week than last though.

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Right now, just a Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso.  I think I'll be adding a donut in a moment though.

As I look outside my window:::
It's somewhat cloudy today, and the wind is really blowing.  Today is a cold fall day.

Right now I am::::
Sitting at the table, typing this and drinking my espresso and cream.

As I look around the house::::
The house is near spotless.  Shawn and I were cleaning last night.  I folded and put away laundry while he steam mopped the kitchen.  We've been really working well as a team lately.  We always do, but the past couple of weeks have been perfect.

Rylie is still upstairs sleeping but she was up so late last night.  Sydney is sitting right next to me watching Winx Club on her iPad and trying to get Scotland to watch with her from her highchair.  

On today's to do list::::
Laundry.....I have a load in the dryer to fold and put away, then I'm washing the kids bedding today.
Cleaning.....Just keeping up on the usual picking up.
Wrestling.... Ben has his first wrestling practice tonight but I think Shawn is taking him.
Sorting clothes.... I'm late getting this done, but the kids dressers need to be sorted and all of their summer clothes are getting packed away.  I did Scottie's last night.
Baking.... A second attempt at a loaf of sour dough bread. The loaf last night, didn't rise...

Currently reading::::
Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
I'm also reading Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary to the kids.  

On the TV today::::
-- Sons of Anarchy (I have last weeks episode to watch still)
-- American Horror Story (I'm a few episodes behind)
-- Grey's Anatomy (I have about 3 episodes to catch up on)
-- Gracepoint (Last weeks episode)
If I have time today or this week I'll watch some of these on Netflix
-- Hart of Dixie
-- The Carrie Diaries
-- Gilmore Girls

On the menu this week::::

Spaghetti with meat sauce

Pancakes, bacon, and eggs

Probably fast food since we'll be preparing for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner




What I am creating at the moment::::
I need to finish Rylie's scarf.  I just have barely sat still long enough to crochet.  I may have time to actually paint this week, and I may finally finish my end table, table cloth.

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
I've been so lost in my own little world that I haven't been looking but I did pick up a Downton Abbey book called A Year In The Life at Downton Abbey that has some delicious looking recipes in it as well.

Favorite photo from the camera::::
Working on our sour dough bread starter.  We've made it a family science project.  Next up is Greek Yogurt.

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::


Celes :) said…
Hi Liz! I should follow you and sort clothes in my daughter's wardrobe, of course she is taller than last Summer! Hope you have a nice week :)
Jen said…
I have never had luck with my sourdough starter. Not really sure what the deal is.

I have been looking into getting a steam mop. Especially with winter coming up.
Mindy Gauthier said…
Hi Liz,
Sounds like a great week! I haven't been in any of the blogs I follow for a few weeks now - everything just seems so jammed up lately that keeping up with what I have to do gets in the way!- Lol
I did just get back from a conference in Nashville, which was interesting, but a long time away from my family for me. My favorite memory will be having gone to the Ryman Theater and seeing the Grand Ole Opry performers.
I have a steam mop and love what it can do to the kitchen floor. Sorting the kids clothes is something I always spent so much time doing too - and then suddenly they just do it themselves or at least just keep everything together in their drawers, it is strange the little things that start to slip away as they get older.
I hope you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving - our school days off start tomorrow so it will be a nice long weekend. My two girls are both working at their respective stores in two different malls in our area, so that will mean not seeing much of them on Friday, but I'm thinking of making some turkey pies that day for some relatives so we will see how it goes :)

Take care,
and God Bless!

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