Monday, April 9, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 9, 2018

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

Good evening, Sweet Ladies! 💗 

As you can see, I'm getting a really late start on today's post. My husband and I had a lovely three night/four day stay in Branson, Missouri where we attended the 2018 Branson Victory Campaign at Faith Life Church.

John and I at Faith Life Church
Branson Victory Campaign 2018
While in Branson we visited a couple of nature centers and hiked several trails. 

Dewey Bald Trail - Ruth and Paul Henning
Conservation Area
- Branson, Missouri
We also visited The Butterfly Palace! 🦋

One of the 2,000 free-flying butterflies within the
exhibit. What a beautiful and amazing experience!
We got home yesterday afternoon and, this morning, I had stuff to do in Lamar, so, technically, I'm just now getting started on my day here. As you can imagine, I'm beat, but I'm determined to get this post out before I move on to anything else. So, let's get started...shall we? 😊

Right now I am...

...sitting down with a nice cup of hot tea and a slice of homemade pizza while I try to settle myself down, collect my thoughts, and work on this post. 

On the breakfast plate...

This morning I had cottage cheese on toast, two Cuties, and a steaming hot cup of Twining's Irish Breakfast tea. 

The weather...

At the moment it is sunny and 54 degrees, but the clouds are moving in and there's a chance of rain. The past week has been all over the place...sunny and warm with temperatures near 70 degrees one day, then rain, ice and/or snow and temperatures below freezing the next. This up and down pattern is supposed to continue throughout the foreseeable future as far as anyone seems to be able to tell. 🌞☔⛄
On my reading pile...

In addition to daily Scripture reading, I'm still reading Following God's Plan For Your Life by Kenneth E. Hagin (am on the last chapter) and The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright.

 On the menu this week...

Monday -  homemade pizza
Tuesday - taco soup
Wednesday - turkey cutlets, baked potatoes, and cabbage steaks
Thursday - chicken ranch salad
Friday - grilled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Saturday - ham and beans with cornbread
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Take a friend shopping, plan the week ahead, do my weekly "home blessing", laundry
- Tuesday - Doctor appointment
- Wednesday - ?
- Thursday - Work (school group)
- Friday - Work (homeschool program)
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church; work in the afternoon (back to summer hours)

In the craft basket...

Nothing at the moment

Looking forward to this week...

Getting some rest and getting things back on track in the area of diet

From the camera...

A two-headed, juvenile, black rat snake at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish
Hatchery Visitor Center in Branson, MO...and, yes, that's me holding it.🐍
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. I've always wanted to visit Branson Missouri, have heard such great things about it :) Sounds like you had a great trip :)

    Yummy sounding menu, and your book sounds very interesting.

    Hope you have a great week!

    1. Branson is a great place, Sandra, and, yes, John and I had a ball! This is the second year in a row that we've attended the Branson Victory Campaign and am already looking forward to going again next year...except, next year, I'm hoping to stay a couple of extra days or so! :) Have a blessed week ahead, Sandra, and thanks for stopping in! <3

  2. Glad you had a nice visit... but snakes.. yuck!!
    Have a great week

    1. Thanks, Luludou! But...awwww...snakes aren't bad...just misunderstood! LOL! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  3. Sounds like it was a great trip Rebecca! Glad you folks got back safe and sound. Hope you've been having a wonderful weekend and getting all caught back up at home. ;) xoxo


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