Monday, August 28, 2017

Happy Homemaking Monday - August 28, 2017

Greetings, Dear Ladies!

It's so good to be able to be here with you all this week. We were of town last week and I didn't get a chance to post. I know I'm running late this week, but, Monday's not over yet! What a blessing it is to be linking up with Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and the sweet ladies at Happy Homemaking Monday

The weather...

The weather is absolutely beautiful this evening! At present it's 69 degrees and it's supposed to drop another 10 degrees before morning. The moon is in a waxing crescent phase and the stars are twinkling brightly in an inky black sky. 🌛🌟

Right now I am...

Listening to the night sounds outside my window. It relaxes me and helps me to unwind after a long day while I work on this post.

On my reading pile... 

I don't know why I even bother to share in this category. I'm not making much progress in it...that's for sure! I'm still working on the same books as before 

- People of the River's Mouth - In Search of the Missouria Indians by Michael Dickey
Talk To Me: Connecting With The Heart of God by Lynette Hagin
Trim Healthy Mama Plan by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison

I did manage to read several chapters of Talk To Me this week while a co-worker drove us to training for work and back (7 hours driving time). I'm pretty sure I will have it finished by week's end.

On the menu this week....

The past week has been a total THM fail. There's been a lot going on and we haven't been home much, but it's okay. The beauty of THM is that you're never more than three to four hours away from starting over. Here are this week's menus...

- Monday - pasta, sauce, meatballs, and garlic bread (company meal)
- Tuesday - Salisbury Steak (S) pg 174, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (S) pg 361, Simple Steamed Broccoli (S) pg 354
- Wednesday - Troodle Casserole (S) pg 135
- Thursday - Grilled salmon (S, E, or FP) pg 284 Original THM, baked sweet potato, Creamless Creamy Vegetables (FP) pg 352
- Friday - Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (E) pg 100 served with 2 slices sprouted bread toast
- Saturday - out of town
- Sunday - leftovers

On my to do list....

- Complete my "home blessing" (this will be done on Tuesday this week as I was out of town most of today and company in this evening)
- Go over this week's planner and try to get a handle on everything that's coming up in the next week or two (detail plans and make lists)
- Work on getting the old house cleaned out and finished up (we've got less than 30 days to get it finished before selling)

In the craft basket...

- A craft project for an upcoming program at work - hanging stars made from the stems of tall grasses 

Looking forward to this week...

- Our family reunion (my dad's side of the family)

From the camera...

Watkins Woolen Mill (where our youngest daughter works) in Lawson, Missouri

Scripture Reading....

"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring..." (Luke 21:25).

There are certainly a lot of unsettling things happening in our world today, but there is no need to fear. May all of these things serve as a reminder to each of us to draw near to God and put our complete faith and trust in Him and no other.

Well, Ladies, that's if for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed week ahead and I will see you next time!

Until then...

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  1. Your craft project sounds really interesting. Loved seeing the photos of inside the mill. The boys and I took a day trip over that way last summer but we only looked around in the visitor center and then went over by the lake as they were being a bit surly about things. Beautiful park though and I do hope to get back sometime to see more of it. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. I will post a picture of the craft as soon as I can, Jean, and, as for the mill, when you go back for a tour, ask for Amanda and tell her you know her mom through the blog. Request that she give you the tour herself. I know that you'll enjoy it! Have a great rest of the week! <3

  2. I can't wait to see the hanging stars - sounds so unique. The looms in that mill are awesome! Your weather sounds lovely too. Have a great week.


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