Happy Homemaker Monday

Good morning! What a wonderful weekend.  My only complaint is that it just wasn't long enough. Alright, lets get on with Monday.

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather:::
It's supposed to get up to 49 today, although it's super cold and frosty right now.  Tomorrow is supposed to be almost 60, then we go back to 30s and 40s.

On my reading pile:::  
I put down Dragon Fly in Amber from the Outlander series for a couple of days while I read The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines. It's such a cute book and if you like Fixer Upper like I do, you'll love the book.  It's written just like they talk together.

On my TV:::
I'm not quite sure at the moment.  I think tonight Shawn and I are planning to watch another episode of Westworld.

On the menu for this week:::
This week, Shawn jumped in and helped me meal plan. I'm so excited he wants to be a part of it all now.

Monday -  BBQ Pork Chops with potatoes and Parmesan broccoli
Tuesday - Grilled hamburgers and veggies.
Wednesday - Roasted Lemon Chicken breast, potatoes, asparagus and broccoli
Thursday - Spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad
Friday - Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, and green veggies
Saturday - Homemade Pizza (this may change if we end up having a bunch of company.)
Sunday - Not sure yet. It may be a nice big home cooked meal or a nice family night out.

On my to do list:::
Put in Grocery order
Quick run to the grocery store
Work on and organize our bedroom closet
Run the dishwasher
Fold and put away a load of towels
Vacuum all the floors and stairs
Sydney and Rylie's dance classes
Ben's clay class

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I finished the girls name banners for their rooms.  I also got out my new yarn that I bought a month or so ago and never touched and all my new (soft handle) crochet hooks. I'm looking a nice blanket pattern. Also Shawn found my crochet mood blanket from I think 2014. It is beautiful but has no edging, so that's in my to-do pile.

Looking around the house:::
My house is nice and tidy, since Shawn and I have been working together in the evenings to get it all picked up before bed.  It's so nice to come downstairs every morning to a clean home. I'm sitting typing this at the breakfast bar. Scottie is watching Octonauts in the chair next to me, and Rylie is playing Minecraft at the table behind me.  Shawn is downstairs in the office on a call. It's a nice, normal Monday.

From the camera:::
I just love my kid's preschool. They are an art based preschool, where they learn all of the normal things but through making art, exploring hands on, dance, and theater. It's such an amazing place.

Something fun to share:::
I've been really thinking about finding time everyday for meditation. I really like the idea of 10 minutes, too myself, to clear my head, pray, or focus on a question or problem I really need answers with. I found a couple of apps on my phone to help with this. Headspace by Headspace Meditation Limited and Infinite Abundance by Deepak Chopra. I also quite like the tips in this video by Jules Furness. 

What I'm wearing today:::
Dark blue jeggings, a white tank top with a grey big collared long sleeved shirt, and my taupe Bearpaw boots.

One of my simple pleasures:::
My first coffee of the day.  The days here are so hectic with all of the kids, but that first coffee of the day. I like to sip it and pretend I have nothing else to do all day long, then, I'm pumped and ready for my day.

Bible verse, Devotional::: 
Today I started 13 days of Psalms of Gratitude on the She Reads Truth app on my phone. This is from today's devotional.

For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations. ~ Psalms 100:5


collettakay said…
Your weather sounds like mine! Are you in the northeast? lol

I hope you have a lovely week :) Stop by if you have the chance:


Pamela said…
That's really the key to keeping your house clean - pick up and put away before you go to bed. So nice not to come down to glasses on the coffee table, books and magazines all askew, etc. The preschool sounds amazing - I loved our homeschooling years when we did a lot of what I called outside-the-homeschooling, visits to local historic sites, museums, and galleries. My daughter learned a lot about things by actually experiencing them.

Have a great week!
It's always so nice to wake up to a clean house. That's one I haven't done in some time. Need to get back on top of things around here. I love that first coffee of the day as well. Hope you have a wonderful week!
Carol said…
It's so great when the preschool lets kids explore! At that age, they learn so much just from tinkering around. (Heck, I think that's true at any age). Have a great week!
Carrie B. said…
I think taking that time to meditate is so important - great idea Hon!

I LOVE the OUtlander tv series, but haven't been able to get through the books. I watched the first several Westworld (interesting concept, huh?) - but now I'm behind in quite a few.

I hope you have a blessed week ahead! xoxo
Row. said…
I Love the Amish quote in your about me area. So true! I feel much the same-I love being at home and taking care of my family. looking forward to reading more of your blog...going to follow you : )

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