Monday, April 26, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday


Howdy Friends ~

Happy Monday to you! I'm a little late working on this today...and keep getting sidetracked. But determined to post it today at some point. Lol I hope your week has started out beautifully. It's a cold rainy and gray one here today. Yuck! 

Plus, dealing with other yucky things here. Aaron was diagnosed with covid last week. Ironically the day before we were supposed to get the vaccine! Geesh, how's that for timing? So we had to cancel that. We've obviously been on quarantine here. Aaron confined to only his bedroom and bathroom. Annie and I have both been tested and we were negative. We have both felt fine.  She is distance learning right now for school anyways, so that has worked out. Aaron is doing well now...but still has a cough. He never lost smell or taste, but had fevers, body aches, belly stuff and had been tired.  I'm actually going to do another test soon because I'm planning to get my vaccine in the very near future now that more appointments have finally been opening up in my area. It will be so nice to get rid of this darn thing, won't it?? So obviously we were homebodys this weekend. Aaron and I both wear doubled up masks when I need to interact with him (bring him food and things). I spent the weekend doing more cleaning and lysoling everything! Lol 😆 I hope you had a much more fun and exciting weekend. 





 


 

 



THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:





























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

leftover dinner roll with a little butter & cheese, coffee





















HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:

Tired and low energy because that's what this weather does to me. Keeping busy with things around the house and working out helps, though. 











ON MY MIND:


Wanting the world to get vaccinated so we can get rid of this darn virus! Other thoughts on my mind today are about finishing some final school things and that there's an optional business course. I think I may take it, especially since I think I may pursue private practice. 

Thinking about my sweet guy who now likes calling me "girlfriend" and that he wants the all clear from the covid stuff so he can come visit again soon. 😍 

Dreaming on Spring and fun things like nice weather, golfing, and planting flowers. Can't wait! 🏌️‍♀️  ⛳️ 













AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

It feels clean and I'm looking at the ingredients I pulled out on the counter to make some banana muffins with the old bananas I need to use up. Will get on that as soon as I finally finish this post. 



















CURRENTLY READING


Been reading in a few different books by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I just find him so fascinating and I love all things about space science. 












ON THE TV TODAY:

 Spring Baking Championship, Escape to the Chateau, New Amsterdam, Masked Singer, Greys Anatomy, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Lone Star 911,   When Calls the Heart, Tournament of Champions, The Rookie, The Nevers, Mare of Easttown




 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - may need to make another batch of homemade soup for Aaron

TUESDAY - lemon pepper chicken, corn on the cob, salad

WEDNESDAY -  bbq meatballs, pasta side dish, veggies

THURSDAY - pierogis, garden salad

FRIDAY - maybe pizza or order in something else?















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

catch up on spring magazines, plan out flower pots a bit, zoom with gf's, go through my old jewelry and organize and get rid of some















FROM THE CAMERA:







had one nicer night on the weekend and went out and got some pretty pics of the bay - in the one with the dock you can see ducks swimming away from Ruby and I 





I may have ordered myself and beautiful hummingbird watch (Olivia Burton of London has gorgeous nature ones!) as an early happy graduation & happy mothers day, happy surviving 2020,  love myself gift 😉 






The bunnies have been back so Ruby has been back to her favorite evening "program" almost daily. 😆 





My latest favorite healthier treat/snack is taking a caramel rice cake, topping with a little peanut butter & honey. It tastes like cracker jack! yummy




Okay Ladies, I need to know. Is it normal for hair to become naturally wavy/curly in older age? I find if I let my hair air dry and don't really do anything with it that it dries all kind of beach wavy. It used to be straight! Is it old age hormones?? Lol 👵 







PRAYER LIST:

I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world.  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.  🙏 And may the vaccines continue to help the numbers go down and life become more normal.  
  













PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


Have a great week and stay well! I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday


Hello & Happy Monday ~


It's been a chilly windy one in the northwoods this morning. It seems like the sun is trying to come out though. How was your weekend friends? It was kind of a special one here. I met up with my friend Scott. He drove 4 hours from where he lives to stay (in a hotel) for the weekend. We had a great time! I showed him around. He's a big golfer like I am and I showed him our local courses and we made plans to enjoy that in the future. We, fortunately, had beautiful weather so we walked around a pretty area not far from where I live. We did tons of talking. Ate great food. Watched a movie. All and all a successful first "in person" connection. We've already been making plans for next time. 😊💕 Thank you so much for all of the prayers and good wishes. Just taking everything one day at a time because I'm still healing in many ways, but I sure enjoy the time we spend - even if it's just talking on the phone for hours. 

I also spent some of the weekend accomplishing things around here and working on some of my homework for school. That continues to go very well and I'm loving it! Now onto this week ahead...







 


 

 



THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:



























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

everything bagel thin with whipped cream cheese, coffee 























HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:

Wishing it would warm up. It was so nice this weekend and just made me want Spring even more! The greenhouse near me opens May 1st - yay! I'm just hoping the weather will get mild enough so i can plant flowers soon. I can't wait to dig in the dirt! 🌸 Annie is on Spring break this week and I'm happy I get bonus time with my girlie. Thinking about some things we could do 












ON MY MIND:

The last of the schooling I have for this initial certificate. I will be done with that part by May. I'm not sure what the advanced studies will involve yet - I need this certificate to apply. But thinking about if I would maybe take a break for the summer...and then pursue the rest of my certification in the Fall?

 Also, I'm excited because I finally get my first vaccine dose this week! Aaron and I both going together and I have our appointments all scheduled. 👏 













AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

It feels cozy and tidy. I can hear the dryer tumbling and I'm listening to some Mumford and Sons right now. Ruby is snuggling by me.



















CURRENTLY READING


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ON THE TV TODAY:

 Spring Baking Championship, Escape to the Chateau, New Amsterdam, Masked Singer, Greys Anatomy, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Lone Star 911,  Men in Kilts: a roadtrip with Sam & Graham, When Calls the Heart, Tournament of Champions, The Rookie, The Nevers, Mare of Easttown




 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - pancakes, bacon, fruit

TUESDAY - alfredo pasta, garlic bread, salad

WEDNESDAY -  baked potato bar

THURSDAY - BBQ chicken off the grill, veggie pasta salad, fruit

FRIDAY - quesadillas, chips & salsa, veggies & dip















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

shop with my Mom, bake something, read, craft















FROM THE CAMERA:






These are my furry nieces I was able to visit last week (& my SIL of course, Lol). I get to let them out at lunch time one day this week and visit them some more, yay!! Aren't they so darned cute?? 




The things us gals go through in the name of beauty, huh? 😂 Spring/summer ahead = up the blonde ☀️ 






I know a few of you were wondering what "this" Scott looks like, so thought I'd oblige a few pics including one of us when we were facetiming 👀 He's 6'2" (I'm 5'3" - it's funny) with brown eyes and hair. It's funny I have all these pics of him with a hat - he didn't wear one during our time this weekend. 








It was so nice and warmer here this past weekend...even put Spring bedding on my bed. My lilies have begun sprouting too!! 😊 The nice weather is supposed to come back later in the week. I sure hope so!









PRAYER LIST:

I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world.  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.  🙏 And may the vaccines continue to help the numbers go down and life become more normal.  
  













PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


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




Thursday, April 15, 2021

Fudgie Homemade Brownies

 

Happy Thursday Peeps! I jus thought I'd pop in and share this really yummy brownie recipe from gimmedelicious.com They turned out so fudgie and delish and I recommend this recipe as a quick easy way to make up some brownies from scratch. 










I made these just how the recipe said. I used hershey baking cocoa - so they had the yummy hershey chocolate flavor. And then I used some of the cup of chocolate chips in the brownies themselves and some sprinkled on top before baking.  

And when you make such delicious brownies... and they're still warm from the oven...isn't the rule to top them with a scoop of ice cream? 😉 


Just sayin 😋 



Monday, April 12, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday


Hello Friends ~

Happy new week to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was a quiet one here.  My kiddos were helping with their dad's hockey program and tourney out-of-town,  so I was on my own most of it. One of my besties came over one night and we had pizza (& maybe a margarita or 2) and just caught up, laughed a ton, and had the best girlie pow wow. Then the other night my Mom came over and we had dinner and played cards. So snuck in some fun...but also cleaned, did some homework, talked to my "Friend" a lot, and worked on some projects around here. Overall a great weekend and ready for the week ahead.  

Also, last week some of you said you were unable to leave comments...I'm not sure what was wrong there. But I hope it's resolved now. I love and appreciate when you stop by and say hello!! 







 


 

 



THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

strawberry yogurt, coffee























HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:

Excited because I get to visit a new puppy today! My SIL has today off from work and told me to come visit so I'm going to bring some lunch and we'll hang out and I'll get new Tika puppy time. And Angel time (their other poochie). Well, SIL Jill time too of course! Lol 😉 












ON MY MIND:

Still a lot of school on the brain. I've had my first classes and it went so well! We have over 90 students in my class, so zoom is interesting. You only see 25 on a screen at a time and two of them are always the 2 instructors. We had break out sessions into small groups or pairs - so there is a tech advisor that handles that and just shoots you into a room with your random group picks. It's really cool actually. I'm learning a lot already and the content is deep....and sometimes so moving. The folks I've met so far are wonderful too! Loving it overall and just know it's the path meant for me.  

Also, my Friend is on my mind a lot too. His name is Scott (yes another Scott, Lol) And we connect at times all through the day and continue to talk or facetime for hours every night. I don't know that I've ever had such a friendship with a guy since Ad, and we're just so aligned in so many ways. He's just very cool and coming up to see me soon. I have never felt so nervous and excited and JUST FREAKING OUT like I am about him. Lol Ad and I started falling apart almost 5 years ago. We separated almost 3 years ago. And have been divorced for 7 months now. For the first time I can say that I feel truly ready for a next chapter. I'm not sure what that looks like...but I will say I'm really looking forward to meeting Scott. As always, prayers are welcomed to help out my crazy life! 😝 


















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

It's so dark and gray and gloomy out. It's been raining for days and more gray ahead. Ugh! I miss the sun!  



















CURRENTLY READING


nothing currently - still in magazine phase












ON THE TV TODAY:

 Spring Baking Championship, Escape to the Chateau, New Amsterdam, Masked Singer, Greys Anatomy, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Lone Star 911,  Men in Kilts: a roadtrip with Sam & Graham, When Calls the Heart, Tournament of Champions, The Rookie




 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - breakfast for dinner? (eggs, toast etc)

TUESDAY - ?? grocery run

WEDNESDAY -  slow cooker baked ziti, garlic bread, mixed veggies

THURSDAY - grilled chicken sausages, pasta salad, fruit

FRIDAY - veggie stir fry, basmati rice















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

read something fun (non homework, even just magazines), meet up with a gf for lunch, do some scrapbooking















FROM THE CAMERA:
On zoom for school 









I've been loving this magazine about different women in their own personal businesses and work spaces. I have some ideas related a little to my future EOL doula work that I may want to pursue in this manner as well. Recommend this magazine for some very fun reading though!




The grass is finally greening up and the bay is completely open (yay!). Now if we could just get some sunshine!!










Just some Spring moments around my home 🌸 











PRAYER LIST:

I pray for an end to this virus. For peace, healing and unity in our world.  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.  🙏 And may the vaccines continue to help the numbers go down and life become more normal.  Prayers for my FIL having some health issues. And Prayers of thanksgiving for the blessings in my life and the excitement of what is ahead in this new chapter and where the Father is leading me. 💕 
  















PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


Have a wonderful week ahead! I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.