Monday, April 30, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 30, 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! 💗 

I trust that you all had a great week last week and are up and at 'em...ready to face this week's challenges head-on, because, ready or not, here we go! Happy Monday! 😊

Last week didn't go quite as planned. I ended up making violet jelly Monday evening (I will be sharing a post on that later) and didn't get to the dandelion at all. And, after a rough night Tuesday night, I didn't make it to the herceptin date (chemo treatment and lunch) with my friend, Laura, on Wednesday, which made me feel terrible, but, the truth is, I just couldn't. There was too much going on on the home front and it just wasn't possible. 

Work fairly flew by this week. I couldn't believe it! Friday, Saturday, and my half-day Sunday were so busy that quitting time all three days took me by surprise. I'd look at the clock and it would be mid-afternoon. Then, all of a sudden, what seemed like moments later, it would be time to go home. This whole past week has just been a blur! enough about last week! Let's get on with this week...shall we??? 😊

Right now I am...

Finishing up breakfast and enjoying a cup of hot tea while I write this post.

On the breakfast plate...

Cottage cheese on toast and a cup of Twining's Irish Breakfast Tea

The weather...

Is beautiful! I think we're finally past the really chilly stuff and headed into temperatures more suited to springtime. Right now it's 55 degrees and the high today is supposed to be in the mid- to upper-70's.  In fact, everyday coming up is supposed to be between 75 and 80 degrees...which is PERFECT! Severe weather is expected mid-week.

On my reading pile...

At the moment, other than daily scripture reading, nothing. I finished both of the books that I was reading last week (Create the World You Want to See and The Shepherd of the Hills...which, by the way, is one of my favorite books of all time!!!) and have started and finished a mini book in the interim. I will take my review and test over Create the World You Want to See and my review over the mini book before moving on to anything new.

On the menu this week...

Monday - leftover bison burgers and oven fries
Tuesday - fresh spoonbill (a gift from a friend), baked sweet potatoes, and sauteed zucchini
Wednesday - turkey meatballs, troodles (zucchini noodles), sauce, and peas
Thursday - ham and beans (freezer) and cornbread
Friday - broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and brussel sprouts
Saturday - homemade pizza (from the freezer)
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Drop my car off at the shop in Lamar to get new headlights installed, run errands with my daughter (who is picking me up at the auto shop) plan the week ahead, do my weekly "home blessing", laundry
- Tuesday - Celebrate May Day by sharing and planting flowers, get together with my friend, Carla
- Wednesday -  Work on my blog, work on jewelry, and list some things on Etsy
- Thursday - Work on my blog, work on jewelry, and list some things on Etsy 
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church; work

In the craft basket...

My daughter-in-law brought me some chicken feed bags, so have more shopping bags to make and I've started making jewelry. I also got my Etsy shop back up and running. Haven't listed a whole lot yet, but hope to work on it later this week.  Hopefully, I will be able to share more about that next week.

Looking forward to this week...

Getting the new headlights installed on my car which will enable me to see to drive after dark...which is a whole lot better than NOT being able to see to drive after dark...which is where I've been for a long time!!! 😲

From the camera...

Today marks the fifth anniversary of my Aunt Linda's
death. She loved purple irises and I can't see one
without thinking of her. They've not boomed like this
since the move (this pic was taken a few years ago at the
 old place), but, in time, they will. Thinking of you today
and always, Aunt Linda. Love and miss you! 💜

Scripture passage...

Created By My Friend, Darlene, Over At Time-Warp Wife
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...

Recent posts that you might enjoy reading...

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 23, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 16, 2018


  1. Wishing you a great week. Purple irises are beautiful and mark the start of spring.... finally!

    1. Thanks for stopping in, Luludou! Am hoping spring has arrived for you, too! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  2. Great quote for the week. I think everyone is super excited for it to finally be spring with the right weather! Love the purple irises...waiting on a few to bloom in my yard. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, Jean! Hope you have a wonderful week, too! Blessings! <3

  3. Sorry about your aunt, but love her flowers, they are one of my favorites too! Wonderful inspiration too! I hope you have a GREAT week.

    1. Thanks, Tamy! All of my irises are bloomed now and they're so pretty! Have a great rest of the week! <3

  4. Hi Rebecca! Sounds like you'd been having quite a busy week last week like me. ;)
    Your jams sound so lovely and so different. Love that! HOpe you've been enjoying wonderful warm temps.
    Your projects sound so cool and I need to check out your Etsy store.
    Sorry I'm late this week but have a blessed weekend ahead. xoxo

    1. Thanks, Carrie! Yes, definitely enjoying the warmer temperatures. Now I'm afraid it's going from cold to hot though without much "just right" in the middle. I don't have a lot on my Etsy site yet, but am getting started. Have a blessed week! <3


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