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. 🙏 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 😂 - 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 😑  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. 🙏 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?












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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. 🙏 



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



Yep, in my favorite bathrobe a bit this weekend and fun with filters...I am the Queen of the Couch. 😉 😂 




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.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello Dear Friends and Happy Monday to you

I see that my friend Sandra, that hosts HHM, changed up some of the categories. So I'm going to change mine to follow her....just fyi for the changes you'll find ahead.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a nice mellow one here... which was kind of nice after all the crazy of the holidays. I had hauled many of the bins of decorations to garage storage. But I also have some storage downstairs. I had hauled things down there but hadn't put it away in the the crawl space. So I worked on a lot of that this weekend. I pulled out the fall and spring/summer decorations in order to put Christmas all in the way back. Then put back everything else accordingly. And i scrubbed and vacuumed everything really well too. It was a project but I'm glad I took the time and now it's done. But I also rested, caught up on some movies, took a bath and did some baking. It was wonderful. And one of the most fun parts is I finished booking a trip for Annie and I to Florida in February to visit Aaron! She has a break from school so we're going to see him and also stay at one of the Disneyworld resorts and do the Disney parks too. Sun and fun soon. Yay! ☀️ 

And today Annie didn't have school due to MLK Day. But she had make up hockey games. So I spent all day at the rink and that's why I'm getting to this late. 










THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

Went to caribou coffee with Annie's friend that came to watch her hockey games too, since we had time to kill after dropping Annie off to get ready. I had a chicken chorizo, meunster cheese, and egg breakfast sandwich that happened to come on a gluten free bun. It was really good! And a cabin bar mocha coffee which was a coffee with a little bit of chocolate and hint of peanut butter too. Total dessert kind of coffee and was naughty and yummy! 😋 















HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:

I'm still a little sore from all of the hauling over the weekend. And I did some workouts too. 











ON MY MIND:

Looking ahead to my schedule for the week and things to accomplish. Also, more reading I want to do on our future trip. Tips for the parks, book fast passes ahead of time etc. 
















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

overall pretty tidy and sun shining in 
















CHORE I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK:

I really need to tackle more deep cleaning and even carpet shampooing - which I don't enjoy. 


 















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 -out for dinner with Annie's friend & my Mom too


TUESDAY - tacos


WEDNESDAY - taco salad


THURSDAY - slow cooker pot roast, from the oven dinner rolls


FRIDAY -  pot roast sandwich, veggie chips














TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:


Try to get more reading in. I've been terrible and hot and cold with books. I read the newspaper each day and magazines. But I'd like to at least fully read a book or 2 a month. 













FROM THE CAMERA


One of my favorite places this time of year 🛀 



Used this for bubbles in my last bath and it smelled heavenly!







Got more snow over the weekend and I'm so grateful for the guys that plow my giant driveway but the snow piles are getting outta hand!! Lol




Ruby loves her usual cozy perch ❤️ 



Banana bread that went in this weekend







My Girl in action today defending her goal (white #15)







PRAYER LIST:

A girlfriend going through a hard time, another friend adjusting in a new job




PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.