Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday (Tuesday edition)



Hello Friends ☀️ 


Happy Tuesday and officially September! I hope those of you that celebrated Labor Day weekend enjoyed a nice long relaxing one.  We had a lovely one here. Annie & I went out to a bestie's family friend's cabin. They have beautiful sprawling acres with a river running through it. We played in a corn hole tourney, played volleyball, ate great food and had a big campfire well into the late night. So much fun! Then yesterday I had my son and his gf over, along with my Mom and step Dad for a BBQ. The kids and I played badminton and then, after we ate we played board games with my Mom and her hubby too. All and all a restful and very fun weekend. 

We have still had some nice weather but, in the evening especially, you can feel the chill in the air. I've been trading my iced coffee for hot and digging out all of my hot teas too. 😋 But I haven't started doing Fall decorating yet. I've picked up a few new candles and have them out, but in the next week or 2 I will pack the rest of summer away. 












THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:



















         



ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

zucchini bread, coffee with amaretto creamer
















ON MY TO DO LIST:

rescheduled bday lunch with my Aunt, MD appt, hospice volunteering and work from home, run around with my Mom, work on some deep cleaning and taking down summer decorations
















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

the sun is shining in today and I'm already looking around my home and getting ideas where I want to put some of the other new Fall decorations I've picked up
















CURRENTLY READING

been doing more crafting projects and less reading lately...










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:

Skipped my HF box this week - so none of those meals

MONDAY -  had Labor Day BBQ

TUESDAY - leftovers  - shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, pasta salad, corn on the cob, melon, apple crisp & ice cream

WEDNESDAY - use last of BBQ chicken to make BBQ chicken english muffin pizzas, salad

THURSDAY - might be out?

FRIDAY - clean out the fridge





 











TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

start getting out Fall decorations, walk Ruby, hang with a gf, craft













TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:



















FROM THE CAMERA:


Used some garden zucchini to make a bunch of zucchini bread (with chocolate chips of course 😏)


A wonderful girlfriend (& neighbor) used up her garden tomatoes and made surprised me with this amazing tart! It had carmelized onions and fontina cheese and it was AAH-MAZING!



I help at the hospice facility a few days a week and one of them I help with whatever is needed, and right it continues to be with helping catch up on scrapbooking obits for their albums. 




Chilly enough some evenings that I've need a blanket and hot tea to enjoy deck time. 





Annie in the corn hole tourney. The teams were picked by random draw - and there were a lot of teams! It was very fun. 😊 




it was so fun out at the cabin 😎 











my bobcat visitor had a baby with her this time! 





it's apple crisp season (yay) and I made my usual recipe (that I was published in a Mary Engelbreit cookbook for!). You can find it 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, 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:


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

6 comments:

  1. I love the bobcat pics!
    Looks like Fall there - and is so pretty.
    I need to start getting some Fall things out in my house too.

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  2. What fun to go to a cabin for the weekend, and it looks like you all enjoyed it. The tomato pie is amazing, I would so love it, and a taste of your zucchini bread too. I love your cooking! Having never seen a bobcat, I know nothing about them. Are they dangerous? Do they attack people or animals? or are they friendly? Such great shots of your house, which always looks so inviting there by the lake. Have a great week Carrie. xx

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    1. Hi Trish - Sorry I didn't respond to your bobcat question sooner. They are typically very shy and do not attack humans. It's rare to get to see them at all. They only attack small prey (think like 8 lbs or less) So if I had a small dog I'd worry - but Ruby is 30 lbs. They go after bunnies, birds etc. I have never felt concern having one around here.

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  3. What a great post. That Tomato dish looks so good! Ready for fire pit weather. Looks like a great time!

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  4. Sweet friend that tomato onion cheese tart your friend has my mouth watering!! I went and picked a large bowlful of my last tomatoes today and are making a huge base of tomato broth for a couple upcoming stews! I love this time of year when the evenings are cooling down, the summer harvest is coming to an end, but it's all leading to wonderful fall recipes. :)

    It sounds like you had the perfect Labor Day weekend. Perfect for your neck of the woods since the weather can start taking drastic turns at any point.

    I have to try both of those life hacks - especially the fridge food one as we are getting closer to finally taking our trip (I hope - cross your fingers).

    Have a wonderful weekend and I check back in on Monday!

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  5. I just love hearing about your weekends.
    The zuccini bread and tomato tart look amazing.
    Bobcats are cute, but scary!

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