Monday, January 31, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday


HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY




Hi Friends ~

I hope you had a lovely restful weekend and your Monday is starting out bright and beautiful! ☀️ Thank you so much for all of your well wishes after my last post!

I'm finally feeling better. More energy and feel more like myself. Still a little congestion, but I can pretty much taste and smell again too! So that is a wonderful feeling. 😊 I worked on projects around here this weekend when I had energy. I went through my closet and drawers and have 3 bags of clothes to donate! Planning on tackling the pantry cabinets this week and reorganizing in there a bit. 

I also spent time outside with Ruby. It feels so good to get fresh air. We played in the snow and I did more shoveling of the deck and her go potty spot in the yard. 

And of course lots of Matt chat time. He's planning to come up this weekend and hang out here. And we've already been making Valentines weekend plans for the next weekend. Going to watch the Super Bowl together (crazy that the Bengals made it!) and he's taking Valentine's Day off of work so we can spend that day too. He wants to cook for me again. 😍 ♥️ 

I can't believe January is almost over. And February is nice and short! So that means Spring is practically around the corner, right? Lol
I know I need to work to embrace the winter that is left....but my heart is already dreaming on Spring and digging in the dirt and planting flowers - even thought it's MONTHS AWAY yet. sigh


But counting current blessings and I'm SO ready to join the land of the living this week. It will be day 10 tomorrow and I'm grateful to be free of this virus and back to the real world! 

















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:






















ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

yogurt, coffee with stevia















ON MY TO DO LIST:

grocery run, errands, Annie's hockey, home projects, Annie's DMV to get her driver's permit (pray for me!), hospice work, zoom with gf's

















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   


I need to do dishes yet and tidy kitchen. Going to work on the pantry and clean and organize a bit. I have kept up some of the winter decorations and may work on taking those down and dig out my Valentine's decorations ♥️ πŸ’• πŸ’— 


















CURRENTLY READING

I am following a couple gals on instagram that are doing a little online book club for February and recently ordered the book they're going to be reading. So I will read that next. It's The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth














ON THE TV TODAY:

The Morning Show (apple tv), All Creatures Great and Small, This is Us, New Amsterdam, The Rookie, Amazing Race, Ghosts, Shark Tank, Below Deck, some movies taped


















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:


MONDAY -  cheese tortellini with pesto, roasted parm broccoli


TUESDAY -  spinach herb veggie roll up pinwheels, fruit


        WEDNESDAY -  chicken lettuce wraps


THURSDAY - greek salad with spiced pork patties, red pepper hummus, feta & creamy vinaigrette, (HF meal)


FRIDAY -  bruschetta chicken with mozzarella, mashed potatoes & broccoli (HF meal)

    
 

















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

craft, read, zoom with gf's

















TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:


A bit skeptical about this one πŸ€” 


























FROM THE CAMERA:
even being stuck home sick I've tried to be productive and cleaned out and organized my drawers and closet



look forward to back to watching my girlie




spent a lot of last week like this




And drank lots of water that looked like this













Have I mentioned how crazy I am about this tall, handsome, sweet, kind, fun goofball? I promise I'll stop gushing one of these days. Lol πŸ˜‰ 




In other news... my Dad and step Mom got a new puppy! His name is Buddy and he's a bichon maltese. Isn't he adorable?? Annie and I are planning to visit AZ on Spring break and get to meet him in person 😍 










PRAYER LIST:

Prayers for gratitude and thankfulness for so many blessings. I pray for an end to the virus. For peace and unity everywhere. For health care workers, first responders and all those who work so hard to take care of others. I pray for anyone isolated, feeling alone, in pain or fear - that God comfort them and bring them healing and peace. For Matt's Uncle as he continues to heal. For his Mom that needs an upcoming surgery. For a bestie's recent loss of her brother in law to covid. 😒 πŸ™ 














PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

I hope you have a blessed week ahead and stay well! I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday (on a Tuesday)


HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY




Hello beautiful Friends ~

I apologize being late this week. I'm fighting covid and it's kinda like a roller coaster. One day I feel pretty good and the next I feel crummier. Hopefully not too many more days of it and I'll feel more like myself.  Even though I'm a day behind....I thought I would still share and catch up with all of you. 

Earlier last week I went to visit Matt where he lives because he had the day off. He showed me all around his area. We went and grabbed goodies from the grocery store because he wanted to cook for me. We had a wonderful dinner! Then, I re-taught him how to play cribbage. We snuggled in and watched a movie and it was an all around perfect day. He is healing so many places in my heart and I swear I like him more with every day that goes by. ♥️ 

Then he was going to come up and visit this past weekend and we were going to watch the Packer game together and he was going to hang out around here. But I woke up Saturday feeling sick. And Sunday I tested positive for covid. He said he wished he could come up and take care of me - but I told him I'd be fine and I would not be okay getting him sick. So we were on the phone with one another during the whole Packer game (even if I sounded like a frog - Lol). Unfortunately the game didn't turn out how we would have liked, but it was still a nice way to share time from afar. 

So needless to say, for this week life is remaining quiet and restful. I had covid back in December 2020 before there were vaccines. And being fully vaccinated this time around - I can assure you it has been a much nicer ride with less severe symptoms, and for that I'm grateful! It would sure be nice if we could get rid of covid completely though!! 
















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:




It has been FREEZING around here lately!















ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

piece of toast with homemade raspberry jam, coffee
















ON MY TO DO LIST:

I hate that I'm missing Annie's hockey this week, and no working in hospice obviously either. 😒 I know I just need to rest, quarantine and kick this covid to the curb!

















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   


In the afternoon I usually feel the most peppy and keep up with daily chores around here to keep it tidy. Sun is streaming in and giving nice warmth to the house. ☀️ Ruby is lying in a sunbeam 😊 

















CURRENTLY READING

I am following a couple gals on instagram that are doing a little online book club for February and recently ordered the book they're going to be reading. So I will read that next. It's The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth













ON THE TV TODAY:

The Morning Show (apple tv), All Creatures Great and Small, This is Us, New Amsterdam, The Rookie, Amazing Race, Ghosts, Shark Tank, Below Deck, some movies taped


















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:


MONDAY -  


TUESDAY -  


        WEDNESDAY -  


THURSDAY - 


FRIDAY -  

    
* no set plans for meals this week - rolling with how I feel 

















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

rest, read, watch movies
















TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:

may need to try this while being stuck home a sickie






















FROM THE CAMERA:


My Grandpa died when I was 9 years old. And that was my first experience with death and remember being so sad and, I would say, even intrigued by it all. Shortly after I wrote this poem and sent to my Grandma. My Aunt found it the other day and sent this. It's crazy to me that was about 40 years ago already. 





Hanging out watching the game with my guy - covid style. Lol










At Matt's place last week. He made us pesto pasta with toasted pine nuts, caesar salad, Italian meatballs...and an appetizer to start of artichoke with a curry dip. It as all SO YUMMY! 

















Winter days and sickie moments around home










PRAYER LIST:

Prayers for gratitude and thankfulness for so many blessings. I pray for an end to the virus. For peace and unity everywhere. For health care workers, first responders and all those who work so hard to take care of others. I pray for anyone isolated, feeling alone, in pain or fear - that God comfort them and bring them healing and peace. For Matt's Uncle and Aunt. For a friend recovering from surgery.













PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


I hope you all stay healthy and cozy Friends! πŸ™ 
I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.