Monday, February 5, 2018

Happy Homemaking Monday - February 5, 2018

Today I'm joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
and all the sweet ladies of 
Happy Homemaking Monday!

Good Morning, Sweet Ladies! Happy First Monday in February! 💗 

Can you believe that January is over and that we're 1/12 of the way through another year already?!?!? Wow! 😲

How was your weekend? Ours was good here. I had to work Friday and Saturday; then, we had a quiet Sunday. I'm glad that it's Monday now because I'm chomping at the bit to get on with my day and get things done. 

Let's get right to it, shall we? 😊

Right now I am...

I'm finishing up my breakfast and enjoying a steaming cup of hot tea while I work on this post. 

On the breakfast plate...

THM pancakes with blueberries and Triple 0 vanilla yogurt and hot tea

The weather...

Right now it is very cold...8 degrees, but the sun is shining and it's supposed to get up to 43 degrees today. We'll see if it makes it. We've got snow on the ground right now (got about three-inches yesterday afternoon) and we're supposed to, maybe, get another three-inches tomorrow, along with the possibility of sleet and freezing rain, but, we'll see! After all...this IS Missouri and the forecast could change! ⛄⛈🌞

On my reading pile...
Power Up! by Kenneth W. Hagin Live Long, Finish Strong by Gloria Copeland
Life in the Spirit Study Bible - King James Version
In addition to daily Scripture reading, I am reading Power Up! by Kenneth W. Hagin and Live Long, Finish Strong by Gloria Copeland. 

On the menu this week...

Monday - Breakfast - THM pancakes with blueberries and Triple 0 yogurt
               Lunch - potato soup and light wasa crackers with LC cheese
               Supper - bison burgers with oven roasted vegetables 

Tuesday - Breakfast - THM pancakes with blueberries and Triple 0 yogurt
               Lunch - potato soup and light wasa crackers with LC cheese
               Supper - roasted chicken, baked potatoes, and asparagus 

Wednesday - Breakfast - apple cinnamon swirl muffins
                    Lunch - out
                    Supper - spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, and salad

Thursday - Breakfast - egg, sliced turkey, LC cheese, and toast (sandwich)
                 Lunch - leftover meatloaf, brown rice, and roasted vegetables
                 Supper - broiled salmon, baked sweet potato, and brussel sprouts

Friday - Breakfast - apple cinnamon swirl muffins
            Lunch - sweet potato and oat soup with light wasa crackers and LC cheese
            Supper - stuffed pepper casserole and roasted vegetables

Saturday - Breakfast - egg, sliced turkey, LC cheese, and toast (sandwich)
                Lunch - sweet potato and oat soup with light wasa crackers and LC cheese
                Supper - leftover homemade pizza (from the freezer)

Sunday - Breakfast - cottage cheese on sprouted toast
              Lunch - butter and garlic zucchini pasta, peas, and bread
              Supper - leftovers

Snacks throughout the week may include fresh fruit, THM cheesecake, peach smoothies, sugar-free pudding, or light wasa crackers spread with Laughing Cow cheese

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Plan the week ahead, weekly "home blessing", laundry, fill the bird feeders, water the plants
- Tuesday - Get together with my friend, Carla
- Wednesday - Stock up on spices and grains at the Amish store
- Thursday - Work
- Friday - Enjoy a Friday off (that NEVER happens!); celebrate grandson's birthday
- Saturday - Work (conduct 'Winter Wildflowers' program)
- Sunday - Church

In the craft basket...

Am still working on pocket letters for the grands...

Valentine Pocket Letters
 ...and am collecting samples and need to make homemade play-dough for my 'Winter Wildflowers' program on Saturday. Participants will be making winter wildflower bouquets. 
Winter Wildflowers
Looking forward to this week... 

Catching up with Carla, spending time with my daughter, and presenting my 'Winter Wildflower' program.

From the camera...

Here are a few of the things that I observed on my way in to work early Saturday morning...

Three White-Tailed Deer

The Creek, Partially Covered With Ice, at the Low-Water Bridge

A Bird's Nest in a Bush at the Campground Area
Scripture passage...

Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed week ahead and that all goes well for you and yours in every area of life!

Until Next Time...

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  1. YAYAY Friday off.. hope it will be grand... get everything checked off your list today and make it a great day!!!

    1. Oh, ya!!! I'm looking forward to it! And, yes, that's the plan! Get all the work done, then relax! Have a great week, Schotzy!!! Blessings! <3

  2. That winter wildflower program sounds so fun. I'd be there in a second if it wasn't on the same Saturday my youngest is taking the ACT, don't think he'll be up for anything after that. My goal is to come visit your park at some point this year though :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Awww...I so wish you could be there, Jean! That would be AWESOME!!! BUT, I'll be looking forward to your visit whenever it is and I'd be happy to give you the grand tour if at all possible. Good luck to your youngest on the ACT. Have a blessed week ahead, my friend! <3

  3. You live in such a beautiful place! Tell me about these bouquets, please!
    Have a great week!

  4. Hello, Joanna! Yes, it is very beautiful here on the tall-grass prairie of southwest Missouri. I work as a naturalist at a state park. On Saturday I will be doing a program on winter wildflowers. One of the things that I have planned is to take the participants out on a short hike and scavenger hunt. While we're out, each participant will select from 3 to 5 winter wildflowers and place them in a brown paper bag. After we get back to the building I will give each participant a small lump of white, homemade play-dough and a pair of scissors. They will trim up and cut down the winter wildflowers that they selected and, poking them into the play-dough, will create a winter wildflower bouquet to take home with them. I will try to remember to post pictures next Monday. You have a great week, too! Blessings! <3

  5. I feel bad for you with the cold weather, it is over cast here and looks rainy but 55 degrees.

    1. It's not so bad. At least it doesn't get super cold and stay that least most of the time, anyway. It gets cold, then warms up, then gets cold again. I just want spring to get here in all it's glory! It's something I'm really looking forward to this year! Have a blessed week! <3

  6. It's a full and blessed life, isn't it? God bless you both and all your littles and not-so-littles, too!
    Love you,

    1. Yes, it is, Laura! Thanks! Blessings over you and yours, as well! Love you, too! <3

  7. Finally getting a chance to come around and visit! Love your nature photos! Hope you have a wonderful week. :)

    1. Thanks, Rachel! It's good to see you and I hope you're having a wonderful week, too! Blessings! <3

  8. Brrrr cold start to your day! Glad you are liking the pocket letters!!! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! Am thinking I'd like to get in on some of those exchanges at some point! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  9. LOVE that bird's nest photo and your pocket letters are so pretty. Hope you're having a GREAT week.

    1. Thanks, Tamy! Hope you're having a great week, too! Blessings! <3

  10. Pocket letters are looking very good.

    Hope you got to enjoy your Friday off :)

    1. Thanks, Luludou! I DID enjoy my Friday off and, wonders of wonders, I'm getting another one off on the 23rd! One of my bosses will be on vacation and the other one has to be in Jefferson City on the 22nd and has asked me to switch my days again that week. Yahoo! At this rate, I'm going to get spoiled! LOL! Have a blessed week ahead! And Happy Valentine's Day! <3


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