Monday, January 27, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday




Good morning Friends 

Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was productive and relaxing. Lol I accomplished lots of homemaking things. But I also got some nice time in my bathrobe snuggling in and catching up on netflix.  Ad came for dinner one night, which was nice. And he helped fix a few things for me. I'm so grateful we can still be friends. We watch all of Annie's home hockey games together and talk almost everyday. He took Annie and her friend to a fun hockey game over the weekend too. And they had summer hockey tryouts together. I try to encourage them to have more time together as I get Annie all the time because I live in our family home and Annie chooses to be here full time. ❤️ 

I also spent some fun time with my Mom. And talked more with my "friend" that I've been communicating with for months. He lives in Alaska and is working on a move much closer to me. He's originally from MN. He is in law enforcement and was actually on an episode of Alaska State Troopers years ago. Lol I just keep praying and leaving everything in the Lord's hands, that everything will fall into place as it should. πŸ™ I have done some dating but I haven't had a friendship and relationship like this one yet, but I know dating in person may be different. No matter what, I'm grateful to have a great friend as I continue to navigate this new chapter. I thought that since he's actually probably going to become more of a "reality" in my life, that I would share more with you. Enough of my adventures in dating πŸ˜‚ - On to the week ahead...











THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:



























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

Greek yogurt and vanilla hazelnut coffee















HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:

Sore! I've been keeping up with my workouts. But also I've had some pain and inflammation in my fingers and wondering if maybe a precursor to arthritis? Ugh πŸ˜‘  But it doesn't affect my daily life or anything. I just have some days where I feel pain there. I sometimes have tumeric tea and that helps (it's a natural anti-inflammatory)











ON MY MIND:

So sad for Kobe Bryant and his daughter's recent death from the helicopter crash. How devastating that must be for their family. πŸ™ My prayers and heart go out to them. 

Still working and thinking on our future FL and Disney trip too! And just thinking ahead to his week. Annie has 3 hockey games! So it will be a busy one...as well as errands, groceries, appts, bring food to FIL, hospice volunteering etc
















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

Pretty tidy and I have some Valentine's decorations out to brighten up the blah after all the Christmas stuff is done. I shared some pics below. Annie needs to give her birdcage a cleaning...it's definitely overdue. I will probably help her with it later today.
















CHORE I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK:

Not really a chore, but I have to get my car in to be repaired. Last week an elderly lady, that had no idea how a roudabout worked, plowed right into me. Thankfully no one was hurt. And my car is still driveable. She was completely at fault and thankfully she has insurance. But it's an inconvenience. Again, grateful for Adam as he's been handling it all for me. 


 















CURRENTLY READING

Evie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes















ON THE TV TODAY:

 Kids baking championship, the Resident, The Good Doctor, New Amsterdam, Greys Anatomy, This is Us,  Will & Grace, The Bachelor, HGTV shows, American Housewife, 911 Lone Star, some Hallmark movies and still catching up on the Crown on Netflix









 









ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - leftovers


TUESDAY - veggie, cheese & egg breakfast sandwiches, fruit


WEDNESDAY - pork chop pinwheels stuffed with wild rice stuffing, roasted veggies


THURSDAY - chicken almondine, veggie side dish


FRIDAY -  whole wheat pasta with marinara & meatballs, salad













TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

I will probably do some baking. I have bananas to use up so will make bread or muffins. Maybe bake some scones too?












FROM THE CAMERA






























Valentine's decorations and feelings in the air...and Ruby is one of my favorite valentines (& such a proper Lady - check out that leg crossing action) ♥️ 


I often like to go to Saturday evening mass. This past weekend as I walked out of the church there was a beautiful sunset with pretty pink clouds. Such blessings everywhere. πŸ™ 



I recently made the most delish slow cooker pot roast dinner - I will share this recipe this week. yum! πŸ˜‹ 



Yep, in my favorite bathrobe a bit this weekend and fun with filters...I am the Queen of the Couch. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚ 




PRAYER LIST:

A girlfriend going through a hard time, another friend adjusting in a new job, Kobe Bryant's family





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. Great Valentine's decorations :) And that pot roast looks delicious! Ruby definitely looks like a great lady.

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  2. I love the view as you went out of church!
    Sorry about your accident, but thankful you are ok!
    Glad to hear about the new things going on in your life.

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  3. Hi Carrie, So sorry about the car accident, and I hope you get a quick fix for your car. What a pretty sunset and the snow outside your church, a great picture. All your love hearts are setting the Valentine mood - a good omen for you and your friend. Now I must go find a few and put them out around here! xox

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  4. I am so glad you are all right, my friend!
    I love that you've met a special someone...(and it sounds like you met him online, that's how I met my husband 15 years ago!)
    Also, your town is so pretty and your Valentine's decorations are lovely.
    Have a beautiful week!

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  5. Glad you are all right and the car is getting repairs. Such pretty pictures of your Valentine's decor. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  6. I love your Valentine decorations, Carrie...awwww...especially the moose!!! (I love moose...mooses? However you say it...I love 'em!) The crockpot meal looks delicious (I can almost smell it!) an I am joining you in prayer as you seek the Lord's will for your life in the days ahead! Blessings, Sweet Lady! Have a great week! <3

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  7. Good luck with the new friend relationship! Love and the Valentine decor.. mine is coming out this weekend! What do you think of 911 Lonestar? Have a get week!

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  8. So many sweet things in this post. Love your rose tiara and the adorable Ruby with her lady pose.

    Busy times here. Getting ready for my cataract surgery - started my eye drops this morning.

    Is Annie still passionate about pineapples? Need to know.

    Love from a mild weekend in MO (50's today; 60's tomorrow), AP

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  9. So sorry I'm late this week! I LOVE that sunset picture and Miss Ruby looks absolutely adorable in that pose. I also LOVE that you and your ex are still friends, makes life so much better for the kids to see reasonable adults. And while only God knows how things will turn out, I pray that this new relationship is in the cards for you. What a blessing to have the time to get to know each other first through a long distance. Gives you time to "get your feet wet" on the dating and be sure of things.

    Also that is the PERFECT inspiration for these trying times. I hope your week was good and I'll see you again in a few hours!

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