Monday, November 2, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday


Happy Monday Friends ~

And Happy November too! I hope you had a wonderful, safe and healthy Halloween. Annie had a couple of buddies over. And the kiddos both spent some time at their Grandpa's house with Ad. My Mom hung out with us a bit over the weekend. Although, just found out this weekend there have been a few cases in Annie's school and hockey world ....so hockey is shut down for now and school is fully online for now as well. Going to keep to ourselves for a while to be safe and get checked out due to Annie being at hockey recently. So please send prayers all is well with her world here and for our world in general as the numbers are ramping up again. πŸ™ˆ I pray every day for a safe and effective vaccine to be found soon!! 













THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:


Some pretty amazing weather this week for the northwoods in November
































ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

bagel thin with jam and coffee

















HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:


Feeling good and already have accomplished a lot of jobs around here this morning. It's a beautiful sunny day and gives me lots of energy!  















ON MY MIND:

The election. I'll be so happy when it's over. I'm so tired of the commercials, the animosity between folks all over our country, the name calling etc. I got my ballot early and voted several weeks ago by dropping it off at a local ballot box. Going to help Aaron get his dropped off today. I pray all goes smoothly for the election and that no matter whom is elected...that we can find the way to heal and become more unified as a nation πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 






















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

I love the sun streaming in through the windows. I changed out some of my halloween things for more thanksgiving decor. See in pics below























CURRENTLY READING

Mary Oliver poems in the book Devotions














ON THE TV TODAY:

 HGTV shows, holiday baking shows, Dancing with the Stars, Amazing Race, The Spanish Queen, The Good Doctor, Little People Big World, Mad Men bingeing 




 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - tortellini pasta with marinara, lemon green beans, garlic bread (HF meal leftover)

TUESDAY - Chicken in dijon sauce, with balsamic greens & grapes, toasted bread (HF meal)

WEDNESDAY -  crepes with nutella & bananas, bacon 

THURSDAY - caramelized apple cheddar melts with honey dijon arugula salad (HF meal)

FRIDAY - maybe order pizza?  

* I may bake a pear or apple bread with glaze this week too πŸ˜‹ 
















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

go for walks in the beautiful weather, read, journal, Christmas shop online, work on projects, bake, zoom with gf's












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Last week I went out with 2 of my girlfriends that also have Fall birthdays. One was my amazing friend that makes the yummiest and most beautiful cookies. The one I've shared with you before. She's been a nurse for many years and was ready for a real change in her life, left nursing, and she has decided to officially launch her little cookie company! It will be called Sifted with Sass and I couldn't be more excited for her! She gifted me and my other friend with these lovely boxes of vanilla almond cookies - each personalized with our names. 





My beautiful girl's 9th grade photo πŸ˜ƒ 





Did you catch the amazing full moon this weekend? 




Went down nostalgia lane this weekend and looked through old scrapbooks to Halloween past and sharing a few of my faves from way back. I used to decorate the house up a lot because relatives and friends always came to hang at our house and trick or treat from here





I think this pic of my kiddos walking up my in-law's front porch is so precious ❤️  The ninja & the cupcake 






And Annie was Raggedy Annie one year - does it get any cuter??



And Aaron's sweetest was when he was Woody from Toy Story πŸ’• 









Now back to Halloween present. My cute little M&M girl:






Fun snacks like caramel apple nachos, jack o lantern pizza and spiced apple cider with whipped cream and cinnamon πŸ˜‹ 










Annie's squad




Then just like that another Halloween was in the books and it was time to turn jack o lanterns into pumpkins and put out Thanksgiving decor






The tv room tablecloth from Halloween to rustic Fall






And to wear my lucky shirt (our coach is hotter than your coach πŸ˜‰) and cheer on my Packers. Unfortunately, it wasn't lucky and my Pack amazingly were upset in a loss to the Vikes - our big nemesis! Boo!
















PRAYER LIST:

I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world.  For the election ahead. For Annie's school and teams to be safe from more covid numbers. I pray for anyone sick, suffering, isolated, and afraid - for their peace and comfort. Please Lord give strength to those fighting the virus on the frontlines.  πŸ™ 













PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


This is what I'm using as background wallpaper on my phone for this month. Have a blessed week! I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.


13 comments:

  1. OK. First. You are gorgeous.
    Now. Love your cozy post, sweet lady. Love your Halloween this year, and years past too! Those precious babies!!! I packed up Halloween too. Everything is bare, waiting for a good cleaning. Then...CHRISTMAS!!!! Have a cozy week. Praying for your girl, and for our country too.

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    1. Aawww thanks Billie Jo! You make an old gal feel good. πŸ’• Time for preparation and big cleaning here too. Already letting the Christmas music fill my soul. And thank you for the prayers! xoxo

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  2. I'm with Billie - you are so pretty!
    I love seeing all the pics of the kids when they were young. So cute!
    Your feast looks good.

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    1. Thank you sweet Mari - you're too kind and sure make me feel good! πŸ’• Blessings. xoxo

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  3. I sure hope Annie's test come back negative. Such cute Halloween pics and all that scrumptious food!
    We are in Canada and we have been hearing about your election every single day, can't wait for it to be over too.
    Have a great week

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    1. Thanks so much Luludou! Results of all will be interesting. Lol Blessings. xo

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  4. First off, sending BUG hugs and prayers that Annie's test results are negative! Keeping to yourselves sounds like the perfect plan for awhile.

    I LOVED seeing all the Halloween pictures before and present here and on social media.

    Those cookies look delicious and PERFECT for you! And your Halloween celebration looked scrumptious!

    I'm so with you that the election needs to be over! I hope you have a GREAT rest of the week.

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    1. Thanks Tamy! Things look good but waiting final results on Annie. And I choose to remain hopeful about our country coming together after this election. xo

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  5. Oh my, that little Woody costume is the cutest thing. And so is Raggedy Annie - what sweet memories of your little ones. Sending wishes to your country for peace on this election day. We have been watching on Australian TV and it is all quite astonishing! Love your pictures of your Fall and Halloween decor, just beautiful. xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Trish! I treasure those memories so much. I can't wait to have final results on this election and move on!! xo

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  6. Hoping all of you stay healthy and virus free up there! Loved hearing about your Halloween happenings, present and past. And seeing all those great decorations. And those cookies, wow, your friend is going to be a great success in her business if they taste as wonderful as they look. Hope you have a great rest of your week.

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    1. Thanks Jean
      I love going down memory lane so much. Such precious years. And I'm so excited for my Friend - I think she's going to rock at it!! xo

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