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.




10 comments:

  1. I want it to warm back up as well!! A baked potato bar, yum!! Look at the cute puppies!! This reminds me, I need to color my hair. Scott is nice looking! Have great week!!

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    1. Thanks Jodi. Here's hoping Spring shows up for good soon! And I think he's pretty darn cute too 😉

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  2. I want it to warm up too, but we are supposed to get snow tomorrow! Warm weather will come though..
    Glad you had fun with Scott. He's cute and he just looks like a nice guy!
    I like Mumford and sons too, I think I need to listen to them again.
    How do you look beautiful even with foils in your hair? :) I'm getting my hair colored tomorrow and am looking forward to it!

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    1. Thanks Mari! I think I better pay you for compliments like that. Lol I love Mumford and Sons and forgot how much until recently. Scott is an absolute sweetheart 😍 And I hope your hair appt goes great too! xo

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  3. I think it might be warmer up by you today than here (it's snowing!). Hooray for so many good things, your certificate, spring break, meeting your new (cute) friend, and getting the 1st does of the vaccine. My older son is going Wednesday. Hope you have a wonderful spring week!

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    1. thanks Jean! You'll see in my new post the vaccine didn't work out yet. Sigh And I hope it warmed up for you! We've had the cold and a few flurries and rain here lately. ugh

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  4. I'm glad your meeting with Scott went well, he's a a very nice looking man!
    You got me with the baked potato bar, wish my husband would like it, sigh. But I might do that at some poine, one day when we can see people again, with hot-dogs for those who want 'meat'.

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    1. Thanks Lucie! I think he's awfully cute too. ♥️ And I think you should absolutely do a potato bar when you have folks that will enjoy with you! It's my kiddos' favorite 😊

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  5. Oh my, please forgive my tardiness! It has been one of those weeks!! LOVE your quote this week and Scott is a cutie! I'm glad you had a good visit. It's always nice to change out to the seasonal bedding, but last night I had to add a quilt back on here! I hope you had a great week and I'll see you again tomorrow. XOXO

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    1. Thanks Tamy! I'm partial to Scott's cuteness as well. Lol I hope it warms up for you. It's sure not cooperating up here lately. Blessings to you Hon. xo

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