Monday, October 25, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday


Happy Monday Friends!

How was your weekend? It felt like it went fast here and it was one of those nice lazy ones. It was chilly and I spent lots of time outside with Ruby. It felt good to get that cozy feeling of coming in and having a hot tea and then snuggling under a favorite soft blanket to read or watch a show. I reorganized a closet that needed it. Had painters finish here last week patching walls and painting...including a gross little closet that has needed love forever. So it felt so good to have that all accomplished! Did usual mass time Saturday and my Mom came over for dinner and we played cards. Had nice times with my girlie Annie too as she had been home for long weekend. She had days off late last week for conferences. She even did a slumber party sleepover in my bed one night like we used to do. 💕 Also, it was so nice to lounge Sunday and watch my Packers win again! Yay!! And then Aaron and his gf called us late in the day and said they wanted to do dinner together. So they came over and we ate dinner and played games.  A wonderful kiddos filled weekend that makes my momma heart so full. ♥️ 


It's my Mom's birthday this week so we're going to be celebrating her! And I need to work on getting my deck furniture stored away before it gets REALLY freezing...or snows!  I can't believe it's almost Halloween already too. Annie and I have fun plans to carve pumpkins yet and go to a musical at a local high school. She also has a dance this weekend and has friends coming over for Halloween. 














THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

















         



ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

mini bagel with a little bit of cinnamon brown sugar cream cheese and a little drizzle of maple pumpkin butter on top of that,  coffee with almond joy creamer (Mmmmm)
















ON MY TO DO LIST:

errands, home projects including deck furniture, baking for my Mom's bday and to share a post here, hair appointment, home business project I'm working on, getting things set for Halloween, hospice volunteering from home and at facility, flu shot for Annie & I, more Christmas shopping (I've gotten a lot done already and even ordered my turkey for thanksgiving too!), might be zooming with gf's again this week

















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

Kind of gray as it was raining this AM, but supposed to clear up a bit. Listening to praise and worship music and can hear the laundry going. Working on my list for this week and it feels cozy with Ruby snoring on a couch nearby. Lol
















CURRENTLY READING

some hospice related literature that I was sent, Fall magazines, bible time










ON THE TV TODAY:

  Good Doctor, the Resident, Survivor, DWTS, The Masked Singer, New Amsterdam,   Grantchester, Ghosts, Call the Midwife, The Great British Bake Off, the voice (Ed Sheeran on this week!), Kids baking championship, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (for nostalgia - hoping Annie will watch with me 😉)


 











ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:


MONDAY -  out for Mom's bday dinner

TUESDAY - homestyle turkey & biscuit pot pie w/ carrots, celery & fresh thyme (HF meal didn't past weekend)

WEDNESDAY - wrap sandwiches with spinach herb wraps, baked chips, fruit

THURSDAY - one pot broccoli mac & cheese w/ panko topping (HF meal)

FRIDAY - burgers w/ gouda cheese & tomato onion jam, potato wedges (HF meal)

 













TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

bake bars for my Mom and other baking, craft, hopefully carve pumpkins and toast seeds, play outside with Ruby














TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:




















FROM THE CAMERA:

I recently got this large pumpkin lantern with a timer. It's so pretty and I love having so many things pop on and glow every night. It's the little things...

















The sky has been putting on such a beautiful show every night lately. And Ruby and I are here for it 😍 









PRAYER LIST:

Praying for peace, unity and healing for our world and our earth. For a complete end to the virus. For those in health care, first responders and so many professions that work to keep us healthy and safe. For my former FIL with health related issues. For my sweet Mom and her bday this week. For a safe Halloween weekend for all. 

**I have been praying the rosary, as October is rosary month and at my parish they were requesting folks pray a rosary every day through October. They requested for vocations so I have been praying for that and also for special intentions.











PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

Have a wonderful week ahead and a safe and fun Halloween! 🎃 👻 
I will be back with another post later in the week to share a Fall recipe! I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

5 comments:

  1. Seems like you had another wonderful weekend with your children. Happy birthday to your mom. Lovely pictures... Just love the pumpkin lantern!

    Have a great week

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful photos!
    Your house looks so cozy. I love that pumpkin lantern!
    Glad you had such a nice weekend.

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  3. What happy family times you are having Carrie - family is everything! How cosy it looks with your lovely lanterns, and the pumpkin is great. Happy Halloween to you all. Your skies are really spectacular over the lake, and soon it will be snow again. The seasons go so fast. xxx

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  4. Your fall photos are so beautiful and cozy! That pumpkin is gorgeous. So, we had spirit day at my work yesterday to wear Patrick Mahomes jerseys (Mahomes Monday) or other Chiefs gear OR their favorite sports team. And one of those little preschool kids came dressed as a Green Bay Packer! LOL. Thought of my friend from Wisconsin ;) Hope your mom has a great birthday and you have a wonderful week!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!! I also need to try those life hacks. Happy birthday to your mom - I hope you have fun baking for her and that she has a wonderful birthday. Enjoy your wonderful fall weather! I'll check in over here after I get home in a couple days.

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