Monday, July 26, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday



Happy Monday Friends ☀️ 

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful start to your week whatever you're up to 😊  It's been a busy one already this AM getting some things done around here and running Annie around for some things. I'm not looking for my girlie to grow up too fast... but it will be such a blessed thing when she gets her drivers license. Lol 

Did you have a nice weekend? It was a pretty mellow one here, which was kind of nice after the past couple really busy ones.  Went to lunch with a girlfriend and caught up. My Mom and I had some fun time one night sharing dinner and playing cards. I was able to get some projects done around here and caught up on some shows and some reading.  

Also, I'm recently back to my hospice work and it's felt so good to give of myself in those ways again. I had one very special moment in my work last week when I was sitting with a resident at the hospice house and massaging her hands with lotion and praying and singing with her. She expressed how it helped so much with her pain.  I can never say enough how I receive so much more doing hospice work than what I give. 









 

 





THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:






























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING

strawberry yogurt with pb cinnamon granola, skinny iced caramel macchiato















ON MY TO DO LIST:

Running Annie for time with friends and her hockey this week, grocery run, bank run, lunch with my Mom and my Aunt, hospice work, looking into a  potential class I may want to enroll in this Fall, exercise classes (been back to intermittent fasting and working on more weight loss)















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

It's clean and bright and the sun is streaming in. Hot and muggy one outside today. It's supposed to rain later and we sure could use more of that! I did a some extra clean up this past weekend anticipating my Aunt and my Mom coming to hang out and do lunch this week. Hopefully it will be lovely out and we can "dine on the deck". Lol This is an Aunt that couldn't get to our family reunion a few weeks ago, so I'm going to share pics with her too. 💜 

















CURRENTLY READING

Fun psychological thriller called The Perfect Marriage: his mistress is dead and his wife is his only hope by Jeneva Rose










ON THE TV TODAY:

 AGT , The Chase, LPBW, Big Brother, Making it, Virgin River, HGTV shows I tape, food network shows, movies I have taped



 










ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

Since it's mainly Annie and I, there is so much less formal cooking going on to really share a weekly menu right now. So instead I will try to share a recipe here each week:

I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks for meal inspiration. And I was looking through this one the other day







And I saw this recipe and think I'll need to give it a try for an Annie and I meal night. She'll eat some chicken, but other than that she doesn't really like or eat meat. So we do a lot of veggie dishes around here these days. I think I would grill the veggies first instead of boiling/steaming. And maybe even wrap up the quesadillas and cook on my grill. I try not to use the oven much in the summer time. 😉 














TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

sit out on the deck and sketch, read, lunch with my mom and aunt, scrapbook












TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:











FROM THE CAMERA:






Lots of lily love going on around here right now


prayer warrior 💪 





relaxation time this weekend included some sketching and catching up on magazines







my happy place 😍 







PRAYER LIST:

Praying for peace, unity and healing for our world and our earth. For a complete end to the virus. For an Uncle with cancer and his upcoming surgery. For my FIL recovering from a nasty fall and needing surgery. For a friend's Mom. For my own special intentions and those of yours that I have read my friends. 🙏 











PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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

5 comments:

  1. Your deck and day lilies are so pretty! I can see why that's your happy place. Had an iced caramel macchiato as well this morning, though mine was probably quite fat ;) Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. Glad you are doing some hospice work again. Such a blessing for you and them!
    THe Perfect Marriage is one I read recently So good!
    Your photos are beautiful.

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  3. What a great picture of your deck - I can see it really is a happy place, looking down your garden to the lake. The lilies are brilliant, what gorgeous colour. And I am glad to see you are back with the hospice work, it really must be very enriching. Have a great week Carrie. xx

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  4. I love your flower pictures and those of your deck and inspirational books look so inviting.

    I'm also a big fan of Gooseberry books and seems to always find something new when I pick one up no matter how long I've had them.

    I'm so glad you are back to your hospice works and able to get as much joy as you give - you're a real comfort I know.

    Have a blessed week my friend. XOXO

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  5. I do love to come and read your posts. always so inspiring... people-person, sketches, gooseberry patch books, pictures, just a cozy happy feeling.

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