Monday, May 14, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - May 14, 2018

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

Good morning, Sweet Ladies! 💗 Happy Monday! 

I pray that last week was a good one for you and that the one ahead is even better! A belated Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

Hanging Basket of Mother's Day Flowers From DH
My week last week went well. It was kind of the calm before the storm. Had a couple of down days, which was really nice...tea with my eldest daughter and one of her girlhood friends on Monday and a day spent exploring area museums and discovering area history on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday were spent working in the yard, reading, and working around the house, and Friday it was back to work. In fact, I'm in the middle of a seven day work stretch right now as we get in the last of this year's school groups (year-end field trips). Granted, am only working half-days on some of them, but,'s a little bit different than what I'm used to. 

Hanging Basket of Mother's Day Flowers From DD
I've got a crazy busy week ahead and have been working on this post...a little here and a little there...ahead of time in hopes of having all but the last minute details done before having to leave for work this morning...and I think I've managed to do it. 

Basket of Mother's Day Flowers From DD
Let's get right on with this week's post...shall we??? 😊

Right now I am...

Working on this post while eating breakfast and getting ready to head to work.

On the breakfast plate...

THM Sweatpants Oatmeal and a piping hot cup of Twining's Irish Breakfast tea

The weather...

Much hotter than I would like for it to be! At the moment it's 74 degrees and sunny. The high today is supposed to be around 90 and we do have a slight chance of pop up thunderstorms throughout the day. The ten-day forecast promises temperatures that are a little cooler on some days, but, for the most part, it's going to stay pretty warm. 🌞

On my reading pile...

In addition to daily scripture reading I am still reading Along the Way - Building A Legacy That Changes Lives by Lynette Hagin and That Printer of Udell's by Harold Bell Wright

Life in the Spirit Study Bible, Along the Way - Building A Legacy That Changes
 by Lynette Hagin and That Printer of Udell's by Harold Bell Wright
On the menu this week...

Monday - split pea soup, orange tossed salad with sweet lite dressing, and whole-wheat popovers
Tuesday - tamale pie, orange slices and pineapple on leaf lettuce, and steamed broccoli
Wednesday - leftover meatloaf (freezer), cheese scalloped potatoes, carrot-beet salad, whole-wheat popovers
Thursday - chicken with black beans and rice with homemade tortillas
Friday - broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, beets, and whole-wheat popovers
Saturday - stuffed shells, orange tossed salad with sweet lite dressing, and homemade French bread 
Sunday - out of town

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Work in the morning (school group), plan the week ahead, do my weekly "home blessing", laundry, wash bedding for spring training
- Tuesday - Fox in the Forest library programs (11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.)
- Wednesday - Work in the morning (school group)
- Thursday -  Work in the morning (school group)
- Friday - Shopping for (and before I leave for) spring training 
- Saturday - Pack then spend a quiet evening with my husband
- Sunday - Leave for spring training

In the craft basket... 

Fox face preschool craft for upcoming Fox in the Forest library programs.

Looking forward to this week...

Getting through the last of the school groups for the year, heading for spring interp training, and getting to spend a few days with my youngest daughter.

Something interesting I watched...

The water of the Marais des Cygnes River (Marsh of the Swans in French) flowing slowly east-southeastwardly under the bridge at Papinville. Just a little further down the way, the Marais des Cygnes joins the Little Osage and, together, they form the Big Osage.
The historic Papinville Bridge was constructed in 1884 and is the only remaining nineteenth century pinned Pratt through-truss bridge in Bates County Missouri. The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

What I found while surfing the net...

A new book of interest...

Ella Mayfield's Pawpaw Militia - A Civil War Saga in Vernon County, MO

I ordered it and can't wait to delve into it. I have an insatiable appetite for Civil War and local history...especially where the battles fought on the Western Border are concerned.

From the camera...

My three-tier tea tray filled with scones and wrapped
chocolates from last Monday morning's tea.
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. You have the greatest menu! The tea looked like a wonderful time. Hope you have a great week.

    1. Thanks, Luludou! Am trying to get back to a well-balanced diet, so most of my recipes this week are from the SueGregg Cookbooks. Have a blessed week ahead! And thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment!

  2. The fox craft is so cute for kids Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thanks, Kristina! Appreciate you taking the time to stop in, read, and comment! Blessings for a great week ahead! <3

  3. Marsh of the swans...going to have to remember that.
    Always wondered about that name. You always have the cutest preschool crafts! Hope you get through your busy week ahead, hang in there and have a great week!

    1. Yes! Marsh of the Swans. Isn't that beautiful, Jean? Thank for stopping in, reading, and commenting. It is much appreciated! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  4. Yummy sounding menu :) Hope you enjoy all the last field trips of the year.

    Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, Sandra! Appreciate you stopping in! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  5. Your flowers are so pretty!! Yummy menu for the week! Have a great week!!

  6. Hi Rebecca! Hope you've been staying nice and cool this week. Love your flower pics! We're just finally greening up and having mild enough nights to pick up some hanging baskets soon. Such is life in the north!
    That fox craft is adorable!! And your menu sounds wonderful as always. Love the scripture passage too. Blessings on the rest of your week dear Gal. xoxo

    1. Hi, Carrie! Glad to hear that spring has finally made it's way to the far north. It will be nice to get some hanging baskets out soon! Blessings to you and yours and have a great rest of the week as well! <3


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