Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - May 21, 2018

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

Good morning, Sweet Ladies! πŸ’— HAPPY MONDAY! πŸ’—

By the time you read this post I will be half way through my annual pilgrimage to Cuivre River State Park to spend a few days at spring interpretive training for work ...which has...absolutely nothing to do with homemaking...does it? 😨

It is a time that I greatly look forward to each year, though,  because, not only do I learn a lot and enjoy it, but my youngest daughter and I both work for the same state agency, so spring training gives us an opportunity to see each other and spend a little extra time together that we wouldn't get otherwise. For that I am very thankful! 

Plus it's just a beautiful place to be! And, even though the days are long and the schedule full, it's a great place to get out into nature and relax. 


The village (group of cabins) that I stay in while attending spring training.
(This pic was taken back in 2016).

The sad part is, my daughter is a teacher at spring training and I'm a student...which, is kind of weird when you think about it... 😲 especially when you consider the fact that I home-schooled her and now she's teaching me! What a turn-around!!! πŸ˜† Anyway, because of that fact, we don't get to room together, but we do get to take most of our meals together and do the evening activities together, which is really nice. πŸ’—

Right now I am...

At this moment (if this post goes out on time, as scheduled) I am most likely having breakfast in the dining hall and getting ready to start a very full day of classes. Tonight, I get to present a program representative of the park at which I work for the very first time at spring training. I'm both excited and a bit nervous about it. 😳

On the breakfast plate...

There's no way to know this in advance. Most of our meals are catered in (lunch and supper anyway) and breakfast is usually cooked by staff...breakfast burritos, pancakes, etc, plus there is, generally, a choice of cold items available like yogurt, fresh fruit, milk, and juice. I just grab whatever appeals to me each morning and call it good! πŸŽπŸ©πŸπŸ³πŸ“

The weather...

According to the forecast before I left, the high at Cuivre today was supposed to be 83 degrees. Last year at spring training it was so chilly that we about froze to death that first night. The next morning, one of the ladies ran into town and brought back blankets that had been marked down on clearance at Walmart for all of us that wanted them. They proved to be a real blessing the rest of the trip. I packed mine and brought it along this year just in case. I don't think I'm going to need it though. πŸ˜…

On my reading pile...

I finished That Printer of Udell's by Harold Bell Wright, but am still reading Along the Way - Building A Legacy That Changes Lives by Lynette Hagin. In addition to that, I have added a whole stack of new books (including Osage Autumn by Patrick Brophy) to my reading pile, but I will save most of them for next week. 😊

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
Osage Autumn by Patrick Brophy
On the menu this week...

With me being gone a good part of the week, dh will be on his own, but, he's a good cook and as long as he's got plenty of pasta on hand, he's happy (he's half-Sicilian on his mom's side...pasta makes him very happy!). πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸπŸ˜ As for when I get home, I'll just have to see what's on hand at that point and, maybe, make a trip to the grocery store before I figure it out, so I'm not even going to worry about making menu plans this week.

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Spring interpretive training 
- Tuesday - Spring interpretive training 
- Wednesday - Spring interpretive training; travel home 
- Thursday -  Unpack, rest, regroup, and recover
- Friday - Run errands, go to the grocery store, and relax as much as possible
- Saturday - Work (nature bingo and Nature Weaving program)
- Sunday - Church; cookout at son and dil's

In the craft basket...

Paper Trade Beads - Am going to spend the
summer making these for Prairie Jubilee.

Need to make nature weaving samples
 before Saturday's program.
Looking forward to this week...

Attending spring training and spending time with my youngest daughter. Am also looking forward to tomorrow night's storytelling with sweet Libby and my nature weaving class on Friday. 

Libby's storytelling and music is always something to look forward to!

Something interesting I watched...

Woke up just in time to see the archbishop declare Harry and Meghan husband and wife live on Facebook, then watched a good portion of the coverage that followed. I've never been a huge Harry fan and knew absolutely nothing about Meghan, but I was a Princess Diana fan and know that, had she still been here, she would have been right there in the middle of everything, enjoying her son's wedding. For her sake I'm glad that both of her boys have have found love and contentment. I believe that William has in Kate anyway. Let's hope that Harry has in Meghen (and vice-versa).

What I found while surfing the net...

Crazy Crow Trading Post - I ordered a 1/2-kilo of reproduction trade beads from them and they are beautiful! πŸ’—

Chevron Assortment Trade Beads From Crazy Crow Trading Post
Authentic Native American Trade Beads
on Display at Prairie State Park
(Is it my imagination or do trade beads just keep coming up?) πŸ˜†

From the camera...

Cuivre River - Cuivre River State Park
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! And I'll see you next week! πŸ’—

Until Next Time...

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  1. Looks like a beautiful place Rebecca! Hope it was a wonderful trip!! And love the role reversal with your daughter being the teacher. Ha! Bet she loves that.
    Love the crafts too. Look very therapeutic ;)
    Blessings on the holiday weekend ahead. xoxo

    1. It is a beautiful place, Carrie! I hope someday to take my husband there and spend a few days just enjoying it. And, yes! Believe me! She does love it! LOL! Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. It's much appreciated! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Blessings, my friend! <3

  2. Hope you had a great time on your trip! Looks like a beautiful park, another one to add to my list of places I'd like to see. The nature weaving looks fun, I bet that's a fun program. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    1. I did have a great time, Jean! Lot of fun! Especially since my girl is there to share it with. And, yes, Cuivre River State Park is a BEAUTIFUL place! Hope you're having a great weekend, too! Blessings! <3


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