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.


7 comments:

  1. What great pictures from your camera roll. Looks like your weather is still Chilly > In my area its Rainy and in the 80's. Have a great week.

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  2. I'm so glad you're enjoying the classes - WHEW 90 is A LOT of people in a class of that emotional topic, but sounds like they have found a way to make it work for everyone. Glad you got some "me" time as well as time with friends and your mom while the kiddos were away. Too funny, that your new friend is also named Scott too. Have a beautiful week my friend. Sending BIG hugs!

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  3. That is a BIG class! Would it still be online if not for Covid? Just curious. Glad you are enjoying it so much. Guess you have a name type? LOL. Magazine looks really interesting. Enjoy your puppy and SIL time and have a great week!

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  4. I really enjoy hearing about your doula class. And even more hearing about the new Scott, I do hope the meeting goes well. Your posts are always uplifting and interesting.
    Have a great week

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  5. The transforming from Winter to Spring is breath-taking in a cold climate such as yours, Carrie. Here, not so much, lol. The pink blooms and the lily of the valley are beautiful - I remember picking heaps of the tiny lilies when visiting my daughter in May, years ago. So hope we can go again, one day... Girl friend pow wows are the best - I rely on my girlfriends so much too. Have a good week and happy study. xxx

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  6. Hey you! Glad you are enjoying your classes! That magazine looks interesting! I miss the sun too! Have a beautiful week!!

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  7. That is a huge class, I would have been so nervous lol

    And girlllllll.....good luck with Scott. I wish you so much love and blessings in your new chapter. I know you've been through a lot lately, and deserve to find happiness and peace and quiet.

    Have a wonderful week.
    xoxo

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