Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Homemaking Monday - March 12, 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! 

Another week has flown by and here we are! It's Monday again already! I hope that each and every one of you had a great week last week and I pray that this post finds you refreshed after the weekend and ready to face a brand new week with all the joys and challenges that await you!

Let's get started on this week's post...shall we?

Right now I am...

Finishing up this post and getting ready to head for Lamar. I need to be out of here by 10:00.

On the breakfast plate...

Cottage cheese on toast and hot tea

The weather...

Chilly at the moment...36 degrees. We're supposed to have sunshine and a high of 50 today, but the rest of the 10-day forecast looks more promising with highs in the upper 50's, 60's, and 70's.

On my reading pile...

I'm still where I was. In addition to daily Scripture reading, I am reading How to Deal with the Cares of Life by Charles Cowan (will be done with this one today) and am still reading Walk the Walk - Getting Fit with Faith by Leslie Sansone and Live Long, Finish Strong by Gloria Copeland. 

How to Deal with the Cares of Life by Charles Cowan
Walk the Walk - Getting Fit with Faith by Leslie Sansone
Live Long, Finish Strong by Gloria Copeland
Life in the Spirit Study Bible - King James Version

On the menu this week...

Monday - turkey Italian sausage, fried cabbage, and baked sweet potato
Tuesday - turkey meatballs and sauce over spaghetti squash with homemade bread
Wednesday - corned beef, cabbage, and baked potatoes with Emerald Isle Cake for dessert
Thursday - baked and seasoned chicken tenders with oven-baked sweet potato fries
Friday - grilled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and brussel sprouts
Saturday - leftovers
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Take a friend grocery shopping, drop clothes and egg cartons off at the second-hand shop, pick up the rest of what we need for our annual St. Patrick's Day get-together, plan the week ahead, do my "weekly "home blessing", laundry
- Tuesday - Cook four corned beefs (in the crockpot), bake four Emerald Isle Cakes (or make two double ones), get bedding ready for daughter and son-in-law who will be arriving this evening; take grands to choir practice
- Wednesday - Cook cabbage and baked potatoes; host the annual St. Patrick's Day gathering of the clan, and enjoy the day with family and friends
- Thursday - Spend as much time with daughter and son-in-law as possible before they head home, figure mid-month budget, go to the bank
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church

In the craft basket...

Nothing at this point, but my boss has given me several big, empty, fifty-pound, sunflower seed bags to do something with.

50# Black Oil Sunflower Seed Bag

I'm thinking that I'm going to have to dig my sewing machine out and turn them into shopping bags like these that I did several years ago out of chicken feed sacks...

Shopping Bag Made Out Of Chicken Feed Bag

Shopping Bag Made Out Of Chicken Feed Bag

Looking forward to this week...

Having youngest daughter and son-in-law here for a few days and getting together with family and friends for our annual St. Patrick's Day get-together.
From the camera...

Lilacs Blooming On My Bush At The Old House
Have moved the bush over and it's leafing out
nicely. Am hoping that we get a lot of blooms this year.
Scripture passage...

Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed and beautiful week ahead!

Until Next Time...

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  1. Sounds like a busy and fun week on the horizon for you. That sunflower bag just looks so cheerful, it makes me smile. At first, I thought you had a bag full of sunflower seeds to plant. Have you ever been to one of those local sunflower fields (not sure if there are any down that way?)? On my bucket list to get out to one some day. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Yes, Jean! I'm really looking forward to it! I've not been to a sunflower field here, but I have seen them in southern Minnesota...mile after mile of them! So beautiful! I think my boss buys the 50 pound bags of black oil seed for his bird-feeders. If you locate a sunflower field in the area let me know and I'll do the same. I'd like to visit one locally and I do think they may have them here. Pennington Seed, which is a big bird-feed producer is in Greenfield, which isn't too far away from us. Have a great week ahead! <3

  2. I really hope you turn the sunflower bags into bags! These would be beautiful!!! Please post pictures if you do!!! Hope you have a blessed week!

    1. I plan on it, Shellie, and, when I do, I will definitely post pictures. I think that they will turn out beautifully! <3

  3. Ooooh lilacs!!! won't be seeing ours for a few months yet. Love the bags you make! I also thought they were seeds to plant at first :) I'm thinking I need to plant sunflower seeds this summer.

    1. Thanks, Luludou! I think my boss buys the 50-pound bags of black oil seed to fill his bird-feeders, but, yes, by all means! Plant sunflower seeds! I love planting everything from the black oil in the garden to the giants as a border! So beautiful! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  4. Sounds like a fun week you have coming up. I love lilacs-- they remind me of my Grandma. :)

    1. Thanks, Rachel! I love lilacs, too! So beautiful! <3

  5. ooh, the sunflower bags will make beautiful shopping bags!

    1. Thanks! I think so, too! Will post pics when I get them done! <3

  6. I am trying not to be green eyed over your beautiful lilac bush... for the life of me we've lived here for 30 years and my lilac just doesnt produce... Lilacs are one of my favorites!!!

    1. We've had that bush for years, Schotzy, and that was the most the blooms that we had ever gotten, but the bush hardly grew at all. It was like it was really struggling where it was. Since moving it last September it has grown by leaps and bounds. Am hoping for some really nice blooms this year. Maybe you could get some new lilac bushes and plant them in different areas. It might be that the soil just isn't right for the one that you've got. Have a great week ahead! And blessings! <3

  7. No problems here. Anyone else having problems with the pictures loading?

  8. Such a wonderfully colorful sunflower bag! I can't wait to see what you make of it. Have a WONDERFUL week.


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