Good morning my friends, how are you all doing on this beautiful Monday morning?
It is quite a chilly one here today, the trees have all finally changed color and I feel like we are indeed experiencing Autumn and getting ready for Winter. Makes me happy :)
What doesn't make me happy is the time change. My word I feel completely lost, I'm ready to go to bed and it's only 6pm, then I get up in the morning and realize it's super early. I think I'll be completely lost for the next week until I get acclimated Hahah
Well, let's get going with our Happy Homemaker Monday, shall we?
Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
I just had a cup of coffee with Coconut Creme Creamer and some toast.
Right now I am::::
Trying to get this post up, also starting on my book review which will go up after this post and at the same time I have my Weekly Meals video rendering in the background. It's not even 8am and I'm getting quite a bit done already, feels good.
The weather outside::::
Quite chilly this morning, well, for us Texas folk who are used to hot. It's currently 47 degrees, it's super cloudy and a little foggy. A pure, perfect depiction of a Fall morning!
Looking around the house::::
It's clean and tidy. I do want to vacuum and carpet clean a few spots here and there, and also have a few other things I want to move around and such, but other than that, not much to do housework wise.
On today's to do list::::
Laundry.....I spent all week, last week, doing laundry. I think I did a load every single day, between everyone's clothes, bed linens, kitchen towels, bathroom rugs and shower curtains...yeah all week. I have 3 comforters to wash today and then I think I'm finally done and can give my washer a break.
Cleaning.....Dust, vacuum, carpet clean a few spots.
Homeschooling.....Nick has a livelesson at 1pm to attend. He also has a portfolio for Physical Science and one for Sign Language.
Cooking....I think lunch today is going to be very simple, just some yogurt and fruit for me. Dinner is Ham, Cheese and Potato Layered Casserole.
Just finished The Crooked Path by Irma Joubert, and will be reviewing it this morning. I'm starting on a Jane Austen inspired read next, really looking forward to that one.
On the TV today::::
Once I'm done with all this computer work, I'll get dressed for the day and then I can sit and quickly watch last night's Outlander.
Have two Walking Dead episodes to catch up on.
Also started this show that I'm quite obsessed with at the moment, it's called Rich House Poor House and it's absolutely fantastic.
On the menu this week::::
Here are last week's meals:
Monday - Ham, Cheese and Potato Layered Casserole
Tuesday - Steaks with Mustard Cream Sauce and Rice
Wednesday - Chicken and Noodles Baked in Cream Sauce, Veggies
Thursday - My mother in law is driving by on her way to Lawton, and is wanting to take us to dinner. So not sure where we will be eating.
Friday - Pork Patties with Spices and Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
Saturday - Teriyaki Steak with Ric
Sunday -My mother in law is coming back this way and is staying with us all day Sunday and spending the night too. We will figure out something for lunch, but I'll be making a Beef and Macaroni Casserole for dinner with some Garlic Bread and Salad
If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
I am currently trying out something with crochet. It's a pattern I've been wanting to try for a while and want to see how it looks before I make some for my sister in law, niece and daughter.
New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::
There are a few new ones I'll be making this week, the Steaks with Mustard Cream Sauce, Chicken and Noodles Baked in Cream Sauce, Pork Patties with Spices and the Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese. I will add them to the food blog as I make them.
Looking forward to this week::::
Seeing my mother in law on Thursday. We haven't really had a chance to visit with her and spend time with her the past few months. The kids haven't seen her since Jasmine's Graduation back in May. Life has been busy and she's also been battling breast cancer for the second time, is back and forth to chemo and radiation and doctor appointments. It's been insane, so we're really looking forward to seeing her this week.
Favorite photo from the camera::::
One of those mornings.....coffee while sitting by the fire :)
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses::::
My heart is breaking for the victims in yet another senseless act in Texas this weekend. It's even worse when it's done in the Lord's house. I'm sending my prayers and thoughts to the victims and their families of Sutherland Springs.
John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Psalm 34:18: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Romans 12:19: “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
Psalm 11:5 “The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.”