Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday



Happy Monday my Friends ~ 

It was a lovely weekend here...especially because it felt just like Spring here on Saturday! The sun was just beaming and it was in the 50's, but for us northerners it easily felt like 60 degrees. Ruby and I went for the longest walk and soaked it up. I sat out in the sun on our deck for a while too, among the snow we still have on it.  I listened to the birds singing away. l I let my nice white legs see some sunshine and it felt heavenly!! Today, not so much. It's in the 20's with a cold wind and feels like winter again. Boo :(  Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. Such is life in the northwoods.  I also finished tackling the last of Spring cleaning in our bedroom. I got all of my closet cleaned out (hubby and I each have a walk-in) and gave bags of clothes to folk. I went through all my coats, jewelry, shoes and scrubbed every nook and cranny. Changed to our Spring bedding too. 

I'm behind posting today because I had my routine physical check up and some other appointments today.  Happy to report everything looks great, and with the weight I've lost it's made my cholesterol and related numbers even better. Yay health! On to this week ahead.













THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

As I mentioned, today is 20's and cold. It was cloudy most of it....but late in the day the sun has come out.  Supposed to be cooler and in the 20's and 30's until late in the week and may get back up towards 40 degrees. 












ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

Nothing because I had fasting labs early. For lunch I had some ham and cheese on rye crackers with a little mustard and some fruit 












RIGHT NOW I AM:


Listening to music and actually looking at dessert ideas for Easter this year. I'm enjoying the lavender essential oil  in my diffuser nearby










AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Nice that the sun has come out. A lot of the snow piles went down with the milder weekend. I know it won't be too long and all the white will disappear. I'm looking down at the bay and hopefully in another month I'll be seeing the ice break up down there and hear the geese coming back for a swim ;) 












AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:

Pretty tidy, other than when kiddos got home from school they threw their stuff everywhere. GGrrr















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

MD appointment, mammogram, Annie's conference, Annie's indoor soccer, groceries, lunch with my Mom and Aunt, helping my Mom with Spring cleaning to do the things she can't at her place, MIL visit, FIL's meal, hospice volunteer day, and begin cleaning out and organizing my kitchen. Got our bedroom done so kitchen is next on my list!



 









CURRENTLY READING:

Nora Roberts From This Day

 










ON THE TV TODAY:

Timeless, The Spring Baking Championship, The Good Doctor, The Resident, American Idol, This is Us, Will and Grace, Greys Anatomy, Gold Rush, Survivor












ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY: grilled cheese, tomato soup, veggies & dip


TUESDAY: easy night (conferences - may grab something out)


WEDNESDAY: chili with fixings, cornbread (for FIL too), fruit, going to bake some lemon bars


THURSDAY: sheet pan chicken fajitas & toppings



FRIDAY: muffin tin German puff pancakes with fruit topping 


**also going to make chocolate cheesecake stuffed strawberries this week (and leftover cheesecake mixture will be used as fruit dip too)









WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

Some scrapbook stuff, but mostly focused on house Spring cleaning at the moment









NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

The sheet pan fajitas, German pancakes,  and chocolate cheesecake strawberries are new. I will plan to share the creme brulee french toast recipe from last week soon too. It was really yummy! 












TIP OF THE WEEK:



I think my Hubby wrote this tip. Lol! :P









FROM THE CAMERA:
After school last Friday Annie's friend was coming to sleep over, but we decided to have some fun out and about first. So my Mom and I picked them up from school and we grabbed a treat out and then did a little shopping. Yay Girlie time!!



Our dear Friend Patsy sent us Girls a box of Spring/Easter goodies and even a bunny for Ruby - which she immediately started carrying with her everywhere ;) 



Our beautiful walk along the bay when it felt like Spring for a day 




Yep, bay is still frozen but we're going to pretend we're sunning at the beach anyway, right Ruby? (notice the peek of one WHITE leg in the corner - blinding!)  



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

9 comments:

  1. Isn't it wonderful to know Spring is coming? It's still cold here, but the sun was shining today. :)
    Glad your check up went well. It's always nice to go to the dr when you've lost weight!

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  2. So proud of you for taking care of your health, My Dear. That's my April goal. I'm slowly catching up. If only things would quit breaking - Me (flu); Pepper (sore in his mouth); computer; roof; kitchen faucets; and today - no phone service (an hour on my cell phone to straighten it out) - then my remote (new one coming from AT & T). I've stopped saying, "Give me a break" because my windshield kept getting cracks from rocks on the highway (I replaced two in one month). Now I say, "Give me a time out". Guess I'm getting what I ask for, because I definitely get timed out when I work on these nagging problems.

    Help! I need a new exclamation when I need a little consideration from the Universe. Any ideas?

    Tell Ruby that I think pink is definitely her color.

    Love to you and yours, and wishes for more sunshine.

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  3. Congratulations on the great check up. I absolutely love the picture of Ruby with the bunny hanging from her mouth - too cute. Nice sunny pictures too! I hope you have a nice early April snow melt. Have a WONDERFUL week - I hope it stays nice and sunny for you.

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  4. Congrats on your good health Carrie, and best wishes for the mammogram. Ruby looks a treat with her pink bunny, the perfect Easter accessory. The snow does look beautiful, but it is still very cold for you. Hope Spring and flowers arrive soon. xx

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  5. I hope Spring isn't too far away now. I'm really ready for some warm weather. Good wishes for your mammogram - mine is this week too. X

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  6. Nice tip (written by husbands everywhere, I think, LOL!) Hooray for good health. Hope the weather warms back up for you and the rest of your week is wonderful!

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  7. Lindas imagens. Feliz semana.

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  8. Hi Carrie! I used to do more reading back in the day and I loved reading Nora Roberts books. I don't do much reading anymore due to lack of time. Hubby and I have enjoyed the few episodes of the Good Doctor that we've watched. Sounds like you have a full week ahead. I just recently had my bi annual mammogram. It's good to get that checked off the list.
    xx Beca

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