Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday


Hello Friends ~ 

Happy Monday to you. Although it's hard to be happy when you wake up to a world still full of violence like what happened in Las Vegas. I often think of The Prayer of St. Francis in times like this and offer up many prayers for peace and how I can be an instrument to help promote that in this world. I'll post the prayer under my inspiration on the bottom of this post.  


I hope you had a pleasant weekend. Ours was nice and mellow. Got things down around the house. Annie had some sleepover fun and more trampoline park. I tell ya the girl is obsessed! Hubby and I ran errands and got groceries and watched lots of football together.  Walks with Ruby.  Snuggles and coziness on the rainy day. Nice relaxing weekend usuals. On to this week ahead...











THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


Another gray day and raining on and off. Low 60's and looks like 60's for most of the week. A few more rainy day potentials too. 









ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:


greek yogurt, fruit, raspberry chocolate coffee - Mmmmm







RIGHT NOW I AM:


Listening to Eva Cassidy radio on Pandora. Planning out my week. 







AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:



Looking out my office window at the gray. A loud crow is enjoying making his presence known. I swear they're everywhere this time of year.









AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:


Pretty tidy from cleaning up this weekend. Kind of nice with kiddos back to school - when I clean things up they actually stay that way. Lol











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

Errands, Annie's ortho appt, helping an Aunt with some painting, time with my Mom, MIL time, some fall baking, projects I'm still working on, catching up on some reading, daily devotional and workout time....










CURRENTLY READING:

I'm almost done with Louise Penney's first book and then I'll go on to the second. But first I need to read my blogging friend Carrie Ann's book (well she wrote one of the short stories in it) that I just got in the mail the other day. The book is #1 on Amazon's hot new read list right now! I'm so proud of her. It's a scary book, though, so I don't know how many stories I'll be able to get through. I'm a wimp. Lol But I know her's won't be bad. She's a great writer - you should check it out. Here's me giving it the thumbs up!


Perfect for the Halloween time of year - don't ya think?

 










ON THE TV TODAY:


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











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: homemade sweet and sour chicken (I didn't make last week), homemade lo mein noodles, rice, fruit



TUESDAY: penne pasta, garlic bread, caesar salads, apple crisp & ice cream


WEDNESDAY: breakfast for dinner


THURSDAY: grilled cheese & tomato soup with homemade croutons, veggies, fruit, chips


FRIDAY: not sure yet?










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:


Not sure what I'll be sharing this week? Stay tuned






TIP OF THE WEEK:


I do this all the time. It's actually helped with my weight loss too. I often use the salad plate instead of the dinner sized plate for my meal. 






FROM THE CAMERA:
My favorite month of the whole year is here. Yay!! 



took Ruby on a twilight walk the other night and the moon was out winking at us the whole time (do you see it?)









A beautiful Fall twilight on the bay




PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

Image result for st francis prayer quote

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


6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful prayer. As usual, I love all your photos. Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Such pretty pictures!
    I want some tomato soup with grilled cheese now. :)Don't you love Pandora?

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  3. Enjoy your wonderful fall! Your pictures are so pretty! I just ordered Carrie Ann's book too! I love that you put up the prayer. I've been in tears all day over Las Vegas. I also love that life hack - it works! Have a great week sweet friend.

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  4. October is so beautiful where you are - love those sunsets over the bay. The book is perfect for this time of year - good luck to your friend! I like the smaller plate idea. The beautiful St. Francis prayer is so comforting - thank you for sharing that. I hope you have a lovely week, my friend. Hugs xo Karen

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  5. The prayer is perfect. If only we could all live by those words.

    Your weather seems to be in Autumn mode. Still warm here, but a little rain today to cool things down.

    I love hearing about your sweet family and your daily activities. It makes me lonesome for my kiddo (he'll be 60 on Sunday), but it also brings back some sweet memories.

    Much love to my sweet Carrie.

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  6. Monday was a sad day indeed. Such senseless killings.

    It always makes me smile to hear about your life my sweet friend. You have such a wonderful spirit of love and caring within you and it shines through the pages of your blog.

    Now if only I could get you to NC to cook for me :).

    xxx

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