Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday


Hello Friends!

Happy Tuesday. Sorry I wasn't able to work on a post yesterday. I had a guy putting in a brand new furnace and the room he was in has the router and I think it got knocked out of whack and I had no wifi for the day. I ended up running errands with my Mom and driving around admiring Fall color and going to lunch. So it was a fun day, but here I am late with HHM. Sorry for the absence the past several weeks. Life took over then too. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Scott was here for part of it, so that was nice as always. ♥️ I worked on some projects around the house too. The inside is all decorated for Fall and makes me so happy! 😃 Still need to get a few more things done outside yet. 





















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:





























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

cinnamon bread, apple slices, coffee

















HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:

It's gray today and makes me sleepy. I hope the sun appears later!













ON MY MIND:

I've been thinking a lot about our upcoming divorce. It is soon. I think of the past difficult years leading up to it. And how I had to beg Ad for months before he finally filed (we agreed to have him file and go through his attorney to keep it easier & cheaper). How he has said to him it's only a piece of paper and doesn't change how he cares about me and will take care of me and the kids. And I am so grateful how he still provides. He helped me just get a new vehicle and new furnace. But it's not just a piece of paper to me. It means the official ending to almost 25 years of marriage and 32 years together. The majority of them blissfully happy.  It's also hard seeing how he becomes more of a stranger and we go more of our separate ways. I know it's part of the process and it's healthy. But it's also hard to not to think of the guy that was. The one that was my best friend since we were 16. I sure miss him. 

But within that I feel acceptance of what is and true peace about it all. I focus on the gratitude and blessings. Like our precious children. And I feel excitement about what the future may hold! I have a lot of fun plans for my life and several things I am working on for me. God is good and I would do everything all over again, even knowing how it turned out. 🙏 



















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

I see my Fall decorations and my home looks so cozy and it just makes me smile 🍁 ♥️ 




 















CURRENTLY READING

I'm going to be starting Regretting You by Colleen Hoover















ON THE TV TODAY:

Big Brother, HGTV shows, some movies taped, and some cooking shows. I have been obsessed with Mad Men. I didn't watch it when it was big. I've been bingeing it now and love it! 




 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - had leftover homemade pizza

TUESDAY -  steak with roasted garlic pan sauce, mashed potatoes & asparagus (HF meal)

WEDNESDAY -  brioche french toast, bacon, fruit

THURSDAY -  herby chicken over lemony spaghetti with zucchini (HF meal)

FRIDAY - ??








 












TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

read, meditate & journal, walk in the Fall leaves, get out my outside Fall decorations















FROM THE CAMERA:





I have a girlfriend that has been working on some things because she plans to start her own cookie business. She has been giving us cookies to taste test and give our honest opinion about taste and decoration. Well you can see how beautifully she decorates and hand paints her cookies. And they taste even better than they look! These were dark chocolate with marshmallow icing. SO GOOD!! 








Fall fairies are back and loving their starbucks and apple cider donuts




Boot season again! 




Romantic lunch for 2 ♥️ 


❤️ 💝 💕 
















PRAYER LIST:

I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world. And for all the teachers and students beginning this incredibly complicated and kind of scary new school year. May they all stay healthy and feel safe. For a friend in poor health. For Scott to remain safe and healthy in his job as a first responder. For answers to questions I have set before the Lord. 🙏 














PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:



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