Monday, January 10, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday


HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY



Hello beautiful Friends! Did you have a nice cozy weekend?

It was a fun one here! Mr. Matt came up to hang out with me. ♥️ We had fun going to some restaurants and eating some amazing food! He's a foodie like I am, and also enjoys cooking. Then visited some fun shops (including a cooking/food store) and an antique store. I showed him all around the area here. He came to my house and picked me up each day like a true gentleman. Even got my car door for me. Definitely not used to such treatment! And he thought of Annie and had us bring her a dessert home one night. 
 We had some wonderful long talks and he is the biggest sweetheart. I shared a bit about the broken parts in me...it's definitely still a process. But he is patient and understanding and we're just enjoying each other day to day. I can't wait until our next get together!!


So I'm diving in fully into my LIVE word for the year. I'm back to working out more. Been doing more spiritually - diving into the Word and journaling. Working on etsy projects. And this week I'm going to work on tackling my bedroom closet and dressers and purge and organize. 

I look forward to all the living ahead.... 




















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

























ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:

yogurt, coffee















ON MY TO DO LIST:

hospice work, cleaning & organizing, having someone look at a leak in my bedroom ceiling, errands, take a friend out for her birthday, get ready for girlfriend Christmas, etsy projects





















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE   

It feels cozy on this freezing day. The sun is streaming in and it's days like this I'm happy for all of the windows and the light and warmth they let in.




















CURRENTLY READING

Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs And some Longfellow poems from a book I picked up at the antique store













ON THE TV TODAY:

Ted Lasso, This is Us, New Amsterdam, The Rookie, Amazing Race, Ghosts, Shark Tank


















ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:


MONDAY -  salad bar night with grilled chicken


TUESDAY -  creamy tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, fruit


        WEDNESDAY -  pasta with marinara, caesar salad


THURSDAY - pecan crusted chicken with honey mustard sauce and lemony apple salad (HF meal)


FRIDAY - one pan cheesy beef tortilla melts (Annie's with no beef) with green pepper & spicy crema (HF meal)


    
 















TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:

read, craft, work on playing the harp ♥️ 
















TIPS OR SOMETHING TO SHARE:




















FROM THE CAMERA:

Keeping cozy with comfort food on the really cold days (slow cooker pot roast)












It was so fun finding some treasures at the antique store. Matt obviously had fun being a goofball. 😊 But I think he enjoyed that I shared some of my knowledge from all the years of going to them and the different collections I've learned about through the years. I grabbed this old German calendar top that's embossed and so pretty. I loved the northwoods look to it and the pretty church. I'm going to frame it and use it as a decoration to put out next Christmas. I also grabbed an old edition of Longfellow poems, and some old postcards to use in crafting. Some still had the writing on the back! So fun to imagine the story behind them. 








Matt got me this yummy tea at the kitchen store and it's SO good! I love how adding a splash of milk made the color so pretty. 





feeling very blessed for this great guy in my life ♥️ 













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.   















PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:

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


6 comments:

  1. So nice to see things are going well with Matt! He seems like a keeper. Have a great week

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  2. You sound so happy and that makes me happy for you, my friend! Cool finds at the antique store. That tea sounds interesting. Kindly keep that freezing cold weather up there with you. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  3. Hello! Well, so happy for your happiness! He is a cutie! : ) Stay warm. And your meals sound yummy. Hugs from cold and windy PA!

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  4. Makes me so happy to read about you good times and happiness with Matt! He's a cutie - and seems like a sweetheart too. :)
    It's cold here - but not like it is there! It's supposed to be 3 degrees tonight, right now it's 10 and that's cold enough for me!

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  5. I ADORE that devotional! And Matt sounds almost too good to be true - so thoughtful of him to include Annie with dessert. I'm so happy for you to have someone in your life that is helping you feel secure and growing. YAY for living your word!

    How is the harp coming along? Are you enjoying it as much as you thought you would? I love the idea of calling a hotel in a town and asking questions BEFORE hand.

    I hope girl friend Christmas happens while your decorations are still up. Have a GREAT week.

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  6. It sounds like a beautiful weekend, and Matt seems to be a gentle and lovely guy. Take it slowly, and all will work out. I like thrifting too - the embossed picture is so pretty, and Longfellow's poems - I had forgotten him. We learnt Hiawatha at school back in the day. Be cosy, warm and safe. xoxox

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