Monday, November 25, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Happy Monday my Friends 

I'm sorry I missed out last week. It was just that kind of week. And I'm late today but thought tonight was better then not posting at all. Annie's hockey life is in full swing. My FIL recently had surgery and I've been bringing him more meals and helping a bit. And I kind of have a new "friend" but that's a story for another time. 😉 

I hope your weekend was a lovely one. It was a good one here. I helped my Mom out a bit and we had a fun day shopping and I made us a home cooked dinner when Annie was out of town for hockey. We hung out and played cards too. Then Annie had her friend over and I also started pre-cleaning for Thanksgiving. I'm so excited because my Aaron is on his way home for the holiday and I actually pick him up later tonight. My Momma heart couldn't be happier!! I've never been away from him this long so I am beyond excited that all my family will be here for the holiday. 













THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:





















ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

yogurt, apple, coffee















RIGHT NOW I AM:

Listening to the evening news while I work on this. Also, listening for dryer so I can throw another load in the washer 















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Dark now obviously. It was a warm one today in the 40's. The little bit of snow we had is gone already. 

















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

I see a few of the surplus groceries lying on my kitchen counter. I went and got the majority of the thanksgiving groceries today. A few more things to tidy up before my boy gets home tonight. Yay!!
















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Annie hockey practices and game. Work on more deep house cleaning. Start prepping some of the Thanksgiving dishes even tomorrow. Make plan for some black Friday shopping. 


 















CURRENTLY READING

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I just love him and could listen to him speak on space and all related astronomy things for hours. I find it absolutely fascinating. So I picked up several of his books. I think in another life I would have been an astronomer or astronaut 😉 















ON THE TV TODAY:

 Holiday baking championship,  Dancing with the Stars, the Resident, The Good Doctor, New Amsterdam, Greys Anatomy, This is Us, Survivor, Bluff City Law, The Rookie, Will & Grace

Catching up on shows I never watched when they first came out - The Crown on Netflix currently and Big Little Lies on HBO 

I also have some, you guessed it, Christmas Hallmark movies taped to watch








 









ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

The food doesn't matter this week except Thursday, right? It's all about Thanksgiving. Lol I'm going to kind of host 2 Thanksgivings - an early in the day one for my FIL and Adam and an evening one with my Mom, my Brother and my SIL. 

We'll be having: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, homemade stuffing, homemade gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, calico beans, fruit salad, corn, pickles and cheese tray, dinner rolls, homemade pecan pie, ice cream, pumpkin pie with whipped topping, and spiced custard pear bars with macadamia nut crust. 














WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

scrapbook catch up












NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

just about thanksgiving this week 🦃 If you've never made Pioneer Woman's pan of mashed potatoes for your holiday meal - I recommend you give it a try! yum!














TIP OF THE WEEK:


What helps me through the big meal this week is prepping as much as I'm able ahead of time. So I'll even make and prep some dishes as soon as tomorrow. I also cook 2 smaller turkeys instead of one big one. Takes up less room in the oven and cook faster













FROM THE CAMERA



Ruby recently got her haircut and always looks so cute when the groomer dolls her up 









My hockey girl recently had a game playing her cousin. My ex was out of town so I took my FIL to the game so he could watch his granddaughters play each other. Pretty cute. (Annie's team won). 
I also recently helped with the team pictures for the season and Annie wanted a pic since she's so much taller than I am on her skates. Sigh



















With our snow gone it sure looks like late Fall. With the warmer temps I've been taking advantage and getting Ruby out walking 











I got out some of my Thanksgiving decorations. Gobble gobble!






Ruby and I continue to have fun with filters! We vow to never grow up. Lol 





PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

Image result for thanksgiving inspirational quotes

Have a very blessed Thanksgiving dear Friends. I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

8 comments:

  1. Enjoy your time with your boy!! And what a sweet pup pic!! Its crazy that we had snow last week.. and now its gone, yesterday even got up to 50! Have a great week!!

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  2. Oh, Ruby! You look so beautiful! All the other doggies in your neighborhood must be so jealous.

    Two Thanksgivings? Lucky Annie and Aaron. (And maybe a little tidbit for Ruby?).

    You're certainly going to feast. How do you do it all? My Carry-On Carrie is really carrying on. Have a wonderful holiday with your family - ALL your family, as your darling boy-child will be home.

    Make everyone help with the clean-up. You'll be exhausted!

    Sending Thanksgiving kisses to you and yours, AP

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  3. I am SOOOOOO late this week too. I hope you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving full for family and friends. Your menu sounds delicious. But, I'm sure Aaron being home was the best part. :D Your inspiration is PERFECT for ALL year long.

    I also LOVE Neil DeGrasse Tyson - he's in my James Earl Jones and Sam Elliott voice category.

    Ruby looks adorable in her 'kerchief. Annie and her cousin look so sweet in their hockey gear. You are a darling for helping your FIL so much and taking him to see his granddaughters play.

    I hope you're having a blessed weekend. BIG hugs my friend.

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