Monday, January 10, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday


HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY



Hello beautiful Friends! Did you have a nice cozy weekend?

It was a fun one here! Mr. Matt came up to hang out with me. ♥️ We had fun going to some restaurants and eating some amazing food! He's a foodie like I am, and also enjoys cooking. Then visited some fun shops (including a cooking/food store) and an antique store. I showed him all around the area here. He came to my house and picked me up each day like a true gentleman. Even got my car door for me. Definitely not used to such treatment! And he thought of Annie and had us bring her a dessert home one night. 
 We had some wonderful long talks and he is the biggest sweetheart. I shared a bit about the broken parts in me...it's definitely still a process. But he is patient and understanding and we're just enjoying each other day to day. I can't wait until our next get together!!


So I'm diving in fully into my LIVE word for the year. I'm back to working out more. Been doing more spiritually - diving into the Word and journaling. Working on etsy projects. And this week I'm going to work on tackling my bedroom closet and dressers and purge and organize. 

I look forward to all the living ahead.... 




















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

yogurt, coffee















ON MY TO DO LIST:

hospice work, cleaning & organizing, having someone look at a leak in my bedroom ceiling, errands, take a friend out for her birthday, get ready for girlfriend Christmas, etsy projects





















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

It feels cozy on this freezing day. The sun is streaming in and it's days like this I'm happy for all of the windows and the light and warmth they let in.




















CURRENTLY READING

Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs And some Longfellow poems from a book I picked up at the antique store













ON THE TV TODAY:

Ted Lasso, This is Us, New Amsterdam, The Rookie, Amazing Race, Ghosts, Shark Tank


















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:


MONDAY -  salad bar night with grilled chicken


TUESDAY -  creamy tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, fruit


        WEDNESDAY -  pasta with marinara, caesar salad


THURSDAY - pecan crusted chicken with honey mustard sauce and lemony apple salad (HF meal)


FRIDAY - one pan cheesy beef tortilla melts (Annie's with no beef) with green pepper & spicy crema (HF meal)


    
 















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

read, craft, work on playing the harp ♥️ 
















TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:




















FROM THE CAMERA:

Keeping cozy with comfort food on the really cold days (slow cooker pot roast)












It was so fun finding some treasures at the antique store. Matt obviously had fun being a goofball. 😊 But I think he enjoyed that I shared some of my knowledge from all the years of going to them and the different collections I've learned about through the years. I grabbed this old German calendar top that's embossed and so pretty. I loved the northwoods look to it and the pretty church. I'm going to frame it and use it as a decoration to put out next Christmas. I also grabbed an old edition of Longfellow poems, and some old postcards to use in crafting. Some still had the writing on the back! So fun to imagine the story behind them. 








Matt got me this yummy tea at the kitchen store and it's SO good! I love how adding a splash of milk made the color so pretty. 





feeling very blessed for this great guy in my life ♥️ 













PRAYER LIST:

Prayers for gratitude and thankfulness for so many blessings. I pray for an end to the virus. For peace and unity everywhere. For health care workers, first responders and all those who work so hard to take care of others. I pray for anyone isolated, feeling alone, in pain or fear - that God comfort them and bring them healing and peace.   















PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

I hope you have a wonderful and cozy week ahead! I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.


Monday, January 3, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday


HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY







Hello and Happy 2022 from the snowy Northwoods Friends! 🌟  
A bright shiny new year that will hopefully hold many blessings ahead for us all. 



I like having a new word for 2022...instead of resolutions. And I think my word this year is going to be LIVE. As in, no longer be in the limbo I've been in for so many years, but finally really live my life. I know the world is still kind of crazy. And limited at times with the pandemic. But I want to choose more living in some way through every realm of my life. Physically through more healthy activities. Mentally through more reading and learning. Emotionally through  healing and continuing to open my heart to Matt in our dating. And spiritually through more time in the Word & with the Lord, and giving more of my time in hospice work. Do you do resolutions or choose a word for the new year?

This past week we mainly stuck around home and were restful. Annie is feeling better but is still congested and has a cough. I had to bring my sweet Aaron to the airport this past weekend and see him off back to TX. Always hard to say goodbye for this Mama heart. 😢  
But on a bright night my Packers are #1 in the NFC after their win against the Vikings!  - woo hoo! 😀 


















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:



























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

apple, coffee
















ON MY TO DO LIST:

errands, groceries, hospice work, projects around home, Annie's appts

















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

Still have the Christmas decorations up. I'm hosting the gf Christmas my girlfriends and I do every year in January. We've been doing it for like 25-30 years now! (except last year). So I'm keeping my decorations up so it will still feel Christmasy - even though we aren't getting together for a couple of weeks yet. I don't mind because I love the glow each night.

















CURRENTLY READING

Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs 











ON THE TV TODAY:

Ted Lasso, This is Us, New Amsterdam, The Rookie, Amazing Race, Ghosts, Shark Tank


















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:


MONDAY -  blueberry waffles, fruit, bacon 


TUESDAY -  chicken tender & veggies in a spinach wrap, fruit


        WEDNESDAY -  slow cooker pot roast with veggies


THURSDAY - one pan pineapple salsa chicken tacos (HF meal)


FRIDAY - rosemary demi glace pork chops with mashed potatoes & roasted veggies (HF meal)


    
 















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

read, craft, work on playing the harp ♥️ 
















TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:


cocoa anyone? 😉 

















FROM THE CAMERA:






We got more snow and then really cold temps last week. Bbrr






Aaron and his gf Helaina gave me my Christmas gift last week because of delays on their order.  It was this beautiful charcuterie board - personally engraved on the top and with my initials on the  tools. So pretty and I just love it! 




I thawed out thanksgiving turkey and homemade turkey stock I had frozen and made soup last week and it was SO perfect on those freezing cold days. 





Last Wednesday would have been my 26th anniversary with Ad (& 34 years together).  Matt sent me these gorgeous flowers that day with a note that said "here's to new annual traditions". I really adore that guy. 
♥️♥️♥️ 







I love the sparkle on new snow




Somebody got her hair cut last week 💕 












Stay cozy friends....











PRAYER LIST:

Prayers for gratitude and thankfulness for so many blessings. I pray for an end to the virus. For peace and unity everywhere. For health care workers, first responders and all those who work so hard to take care of others.  Prayers for anyone struggling to feel hope in this new year - that they will feel God's love and be abundantly blessed. For all of you to be extra blessed this year my Friends... and I thank you for your support, friendship, visits and kind words always.  















PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

Have a great week ahead and may 2022 start out wonderfully! I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.