Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday


Hello Friends,


Another Monday here again so quickly. ;) Sorry I've been absent again. My Aunt needed more help, and since my daughter was off school for conferences the end of last week, we took a little road trip to visit and help her out with some more painting.  We had such good girlie time.  Besides work we also ate good food, did lots of visiting, and played lots of games. Always fun! Then over the weekend it was my birthday - so I was busy with some family time for that. We did some running around for kiddo sports too - but in between I was spoiled with back rubs, cards and goodies and my favorite takeout for dinner.  I also received several cards, calls and messages on FB and texts. I feel so loved and blessed...and so grateful for it. Hubby and I watched football and unfortunately my Packers lost and my beloved Aaron Rodgers was majorly injured and may be out for the season. Not a nice bday gift!! Lol 


Anyway, it's going to be a pretty busy week ahead as I have some more fun birthday dates for lunches out with friends, as well as lots of the usual busy goings on. So I will try to get a few more posts in...but truly life will finally slow down around here more by next week. I look forward to catching up with you too Friends. I've been missing visits and look forward to seeing what you're up to these days.  For now let's move on to the week ahead...











THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


It's sunny and 60's. It's supposed to be in the 60's and pleasant all week! Unusual for my northwoods this time of year, but I'll take it. ;) 









ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


Toast with lemon curd and coffee with coconut creamer






RIGHT NOW I AM:


Listening to Eva Cassidy radio and working in my planner







AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:



I see beautiful sun shining on the golden trees on our back hill. It's about peak color in our backyard over the bay. So pretty








AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

Pretty tidy and the sun is pouring in through the windows and making my living room look golden. 











ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:

So many fun things this week for lunch dates and dinner dates for my birthday yet. Also, appointments, errands, MIL time, groceries and some other extras I'll share at a later date. I also will have my second hospice class this week and I love it already. It's going to be such a rewarding experience. I'll share more on that at a later date too. Busy, busy, busy










CURRENTLY READING:

More Louise Penney series 

 










ON THE TV TODAY:


Outlander, Dancing with the Stars tonight, Gold Rush, Cooking shows, Survivor, The Good Doctor, This is Us, Greys Anatomy, Halloween Baking championship












ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: out with relatives


TUESDAY: breakfast bake, fruit


WEDNESDAY: chicken salad sandwiches, veggie pasta salad, chips, fruit


THURSDAY: tacos & fixings


FRIDAY: out for dinner 


 










WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT


Etsy store albums and canvases 

Legacy box stuff  

My Grandpa's heritage album  

My Mom's album & my family album catch up 

(this is my continuing list)












NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


PW's peanut butter apple delights (I will share these this week!!)






TIP OF THE WEEK:


Get our book: http://amzn.to/1TIbu7l

This just cracks me up




FROM THE CAMERA:
Annie was a card shark on our visit to our Aunt (my Auntie her great Auntie)
















The landscapers have been getting more done - putting down the path to the new lower deck, filling in the rock, putting down sod etc. No shrubs yet. And next Spring we'll have railing on the lower deck. Imagine flowers, shrubs, furniture and for the lower stairs (not in these photos) we'll have posts with lights going down the stairs to the dock. We'll also have shrubs along the new sidewalk in back and all around the address sign.








I was blessed with the most beautiful day for my birthday yesterday and Ruby and I enjoyed a long walk along the bay. God sure does some pretty work in the Fall. 





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday


Happy Monday Friends! 


I'm getting to this a bit later today because our wi-fi has been whacky lately. Hopefully we'll be able to get folks here this week to fix it. I've been absent here last week partly due to that, and partly due to being out-of-town helping a relative with some painting. I've got a few busy things this week too, but hope to be a bit more on track with blogging.  


I hope you had a great weekend! We had a nice one here. We're getting back into the hockey world now. My daughter started some of her practices this weekend and my son's will start soon as well. Yep, that time of year again folks. ;)  But other than that it was nice family time. Watched a movie and more football with Hubby.  We got a few things accomplished around here too.  Our landscapers we've hired in the past had to delay us this summer, but have now started working on our other outdoor projects. I'll explain more later in the post. On to the week ahead...











THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


Kind of gray and cooler wind today. In the 50's and looks like 50's most of the week with some sunshine ahead too. 








ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


Leftover pancake from our Sunday morning family pancakes Annie & I made for everyone, coffee







RIGHT NOW I AM:


Listening to peace and quiet at the moment. Working on some journaling and planner time too. 







AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:



No landscaping workers here currently. Gray and breezy. Watching the leaves fall a bit from the trees in the wind.








AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

Tidy from this weekend and working on chores this AM. Love seeing my fall decorations everywhere - my favorite. ;) 











ON TODAY'S (& this week's) TO DO LIST:

Errands, visit MIL, kiddos school conferences, landscapers here further, I start some classes (explain more in a minute), bring meal to FIL, day with my Mom, other appointments. 

I'm excited because I will be starting hospice training this week. I plan to volunteer a few days a week at a local hospice house. I worked for many years as a social worker in long term care and I worked a lot with families on end of life issues. I miss the richness and wonderful spirituality involved with working in that area. So I decided to start volunteering for that part of myself. Wish me luck! 










CURRENTLY READING:

I'm going to start the 2nd Louise Penny novel, but I'm readings some stories in my blogging friend Carrie's book first (see my HHM post last week for more info)

 










ON THE TV TODAY:


Outlander, Dancing with the Stars tonight, Gold Rush this week (my hubby loves those shows), Cooking shows, Survivor, The Good Doctor, This is Us, Greys Anatomy, Halloween Baking championship











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: leftover homemade pizza & build your own salad with homemade honey mustard dressing


TUESDAY: grill night - burgers, baked beans, corn on the cob, fruit


WEDNESDAY: slow cooker scalloped potatoes and ham, veggies, biscuits


THURSDAY: probably breakfast for dinner?


FRIDAY: out for dinner or order in 


*for fun treat this week for kiddos I plan to make PW's pb apple delights and will share later in the week










WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT


Etsy store albums and canvases 

Legacy box stuff  

My Grandpa's heritage album  

My Mom's album & my family album catch up 

(this is my continuing list)












NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


PW's peanut butter apple delights






TIP OF THE WEEK:




Never heard of this before - wonder if it's true?





FROM THE CAMERA:

The drive last week when I went to help my Aunt with some painting had a lot of gorgeous color on the way



Some before and after pics -painting in some old closets








Some of the landscaping that has begun. We built a lower deck into the hill that leads to stairs down to our dock. The landscapers are putting stone stairs into the hill and in between the stairs will be a pavered walkway like the one shown above that they did around our house previously.















Ruby and I  have been having some lovely color filled walks - filled with spicy woods and crunchy leaves and then back home again to cozy candles and hot tea. Life is just better in the Fall



PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.