Monday, August 30, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday


Good morning Friends ☀️ 

Can you believe this week turns into September? Where did the summer go?

Did you have a lovely weekend? It was such a nice one here. I hung out with my Mom on Friday. Then Saturday my Dad, step Mom, son, brother and SIL all came over to celebrate my Dad's birthday. So I got wonderful time with all my close family this weekend. 😊  And then Sunday was one of those perfect Sundays. Beautiful weather. Productive time around the house. Then lounging out on the deck with Ruby reading and then playing ball with her. A long fun phone call with my gf out in California. Great chats with another special friend.  Nice evening of home cooked dinner with my Annie and hanging out watching shows together. I even took a little nap in the afternoon - which I never do! Lol Just a really fun and relaxing weekend. Now I'm ready to tackle a new week!













THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:














         








ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

yogurt, iced coffee















ON MY TO DO LIST:

getting new cooktop put in kitchen, bday lunch with my Aunt (her bday) if it works this week, dentist appts, call for Annie haircut, hospice work from home and days up at the facility, errands, shop with Mom?, zoom with my girlfriends, go through closets/drawers clear out old things to bring to goodwill
















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

work crew is here working on putting in my new cooktop, clean and tidy from the weekend celebration, Ruby is laying by my side as I keep her blocked so she won't bother the work crew, sun is shining in and looks like another beautiful day ahead
















CURRENTLY READING

Fall magazines currently










ON THE TV TODAY:

 Big Brother,  HGTV shows, the Chase, netflix shows, All Creatures Great and Small, youtube channels I subscribe to


 










ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:



MONDAY -  leftovers

TUESDAY - orchard salad with chicken, roasted sweet potato, apple & toasted pecans (HF meal)

WEDNESDAY - edamame stir fry noodle bowls with veggies (HF meal)

THURSDAY - sun dried tomato spaghetti with fresh herbs, almonds and parm (HF meal)

FRIDAY - out for dinner or order in?





 











TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

might fun Fall shop with my Mom, read out in the sun, sketch, scrapbook, chat with gf's













TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:

















FROM THE CAMERA:


Annie at back to school orientation night with a buddy and then on the first day of school 🍎 📚 😊 





my fall pedi and then playing around with my hair and did a kind of faux hawk braid, and teased my son that I was doing viking hair (he's been very into norse and viking culture and likes all the crazy braids they do)







Celebrating my sweet PapaBear's 76th birthday! Love how the marble balloons had lights in them and so they glowed all night 🎈


 




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 all the kids beginning school soon, that they have a blessed and safe year. For Afghanistan. For so many dealing with natural disasters - earthquakes, floods, hurricanes. For special personal intentions 🙏 











PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


Happy almost September and almost Fall - my favorite of all seasons
🍁 🎃 ♥️ 

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





Monday, August 23, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday



Happy Monday Friends ☀️  


Annie begins school soon and there are some leaves scattered in my yard and there is definitely Autumn in the air. It was a lovely late summer weekend here. I spent a lot of time outside, as it cooled down a little. And we celebrated Aaron's recent bday - went out for dinner and played games late last week. Also, had a fun night of playing cards with my Mom and throwing some things on the grill. Annie and I have been getting her all set for school and are going to do some fun shopping for that early this week. 

I hope you had a great weekend as well and are getting all set for this new week ahead! Are you getting excited for Fall? Or clinging to summer? I have to admit I've been loving both worlds a bit right now. 😉 













THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:









         








ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

a piece of almond kringle, fruit, iced coffee














ON MY TO DO LIST:

school shopping and back to school night with Annie, hospice work at the facility and from home, groceries/errands, my dad's bday, pedi appt, home projects















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

I'm loving what's been done in the new kitchen so far and can't wait to see what it's going to look like when it's fully completed. It's sunny and bright and cool enough this AM yet, so I have windows open and can hear the wind in the trees outside

















CURRENTLY READING

I've been re-reading some old books and jumping around. I need to find something new that grabs my interest










ON THE TV TODAY:

 Big Brother, Making it, HGTV shows, netflix shows, youtube channels I subscribe to


 










ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:



MONDAY -  BLT's, chips,  fruit

TUESDAY - citrus pork tacos w/pickled onion & southwest crema (HF meal)

WEDNESDAY - out for dinner?

THURSDAY - pasta primavera w/ lemon parm sauce, bell pepper, zucchini and peas (HF meal)

FRIDAY - white cheddar wonderburgers with caramelized onions, special sauce and old bay fries (HF meal) 





 











TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

getting pedis with Annie & Helaina, read, maybe shop for some Fall clothes, walk with Ruby














TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:














FROM THE CAMERA:












The moon was so beautiful this weekend. I've been loving the late summer vibes around here 







PRAYER LIST:

Praying for peace, unity and healing for our world and our earth. For a complete end to the virus. For all the kids beginning school soon, that they have a blessed and safe year. For Afghanistan. 🙏 











PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


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


Monday, August 16, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday


Hello Friends! 

Happy new week to you. I can't believe how fast this month is flying by already. Lots of back to school talk going on as Annie goes back very soon. But I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was a nice one here. We had relatives visiting a few days ago and had a great time catching up! We had a bigger gathering and I was able to catch up with a cousin home for a break from Italy! He's in the air force and he and his family were here for a quick visit. Annie and I and some of my cousins are planning a trip next year to go visit there. I'm so excited! So talked about some of those ideas over with my cousin & his wife currently living there as they are going to help show us around. After that some of the cousins came to hang out at my house and we had a fire and gabbed late into the night. Then had breakfast with them before they left the next day. 

I also recently went out for mexican and margaritas with some gf's. Overall a very fun weekend. 😊 














THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:





         








ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

some yogurt with granola, vanilla iced coffee














ON MY TO DO LIST:

I have quite a bit of hospice work this week, MD appt, Aaron's birthday, errands, projects around here















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

the kitchen is looking empty again - clearing things because granite work happening again today

















CURRENTLY READING

some new magazines










ON THE TV TODAY:

 Big Brother, Making it, HGTV shows, netflix shows, movies taped


 










ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:



MONDAY -  wrap sandwiches we didn't have last week, fruit

TUESDAY - chicken taco salad with fajita veggies & creamy chipotle dressing (HF meal)

WEDNESDAY - Aaron's bday, maybe out?

THURSDAY - creamy dill chicken with roasted potatoes & asparagus (HF meal)

FRIDAY - grilled bourbon steak, tomato and grilled zucchini panzanella salad





 











TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

organize and do some crafting things, read, do some yoga/meditation, maybe go shopping with my Mom, book a massage?














TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:

















FROM THE CAMERA:



the kitchen is coming along but due to some measurement errors there are some delays - the wall on the right will eventually be a wall of granite. There was a goof up with island measurement and it's off by just a little but enough that they're going to put on a new one - so I get to keep that piece and I'm going to use it somewhere else in the house. Love how it's turning out though! Still more new appliances coming and some woodwork that needs to be finished too.


I've been putting in extra days at the hospice house helping with catch up on scrapbooking obits. I pray over each one - for their families too, as I work on them. It just feels so good to be helping there in many different areas again. 













moonlight on the bay 🌙 










PRAYER LIST:

Praying for peace, unity and healing for our world and our earth. For a complete end to the virus. For many different special intentions in my heart and those shared by you Friends. 🙏 











PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


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