Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - September 17, 2018

Good morning, Dear Ladies! 

I pray that this post finds each and every one of you healthy, happy, and serving the Lord with gladness! Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ’—

How was your weekend? Ours was good here. I worked Friday and Saturday. Friday evening our youngest son and his wife and children came by for a visit. I hadn't had my hands on those grandbabies for almost two weeks and I was aching. I, of course, greatly enjoyed getting in some cuddle time with baby Kira. ๐Ÿ‘ถ

Saturday evening, as soon as I got off work, I came home, changed my clothes, grabbed my husband, and headed across town to meet up with family before walking up town to attend our town's 62nd Annual Prairie Days celebration. We watched the parade, then walked the length of the activities on Main Street. Friends from Truman Lake were in the area for a grandson's birthday party, so they joined us for supper at Sweet Creations and we got in a nice visit before they headed home. It was, indeed, a blessing. ๐Ÿ’—

Early Sunday morning I went out to the park to help the park manager bring the bison in for Jubilee. It's a daily training exercise and I will share more about that in another post on Life on the Tallgrass Prairie (hopefully, later today). It was a lot of fun though. Real cowgirl work! Yee-haw!!! ๐Ÿค 

Bringing the Bison in for Jubilee at Prairie State Park
Let's get on in to this week's post, shall we? Today I'm joining Sandra and the other lovely ladies for Happy Homemaker Monday over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and I'm inviting YOU to join me! Be sure and check them out! ๐Ÿ’—

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

... enjoying a cup of tea while working on this post. 

Am thinking...

... about the week (actually, the next two weeks) ahead. Have a lot going on and, if I'm going to make it through without becoming over-stressed, I'm going to have to pace myself. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

On the breakfast plate...

... turkey, egg, and cheese on toast and Twining's Irish Breakfast tea

The weather...

Still warm. 79 degrees at the moment with a high of 89 expected. Lower 90's over the next three days, then highs in the upper-70's to mid-80's with good chances of rain and lows in the 60's almost every day after that. Will be glad when the really fall-ish weather arrives. I'm tired of summer! ๐Ÿ˜  

On my reading pile...

I finally finished reading Discover Nature at Sundown by Elizabeth P. Lawlor, but plan to keep using it as a guide for the study of nocturnal creatures and other things talked about within its pages. At present I am reading The Table That Speaks - Bringing Communion to Life by Kenneth W. Hagin.

The Table That Speaks - Bringing Communion to Life
by Kenneth W. Hagin
On the menu this week...

We're in the midst of our 'Low-Spend September' plan and, while menus are starting to get a little bit different, we're still going strong! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Monday - sauteed peppers, onions, and mushrooms in beef broth served over brown rice
Tuesday -  homemade Italian sausage with roasted potatoes and green peppers
Wednesday - Guatemalan red beans and rice
Thursday - tuna and noodles with frozen peas
Friday - hot dogs and saurkraut
Saturday - breakfast for supper (buckwheat pancakes, turkey bacon, and eggs)
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Plan the week ahead, do my weekly "home blessing", do laundry, wish our oldest granddaughter a Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ (I can't believe that she turned 20 today! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ) ๐Ÿ’—
- Tuesday - Get together with my BFFF, collect leaves for Wednesday's library program, get together with bead-makers in the evening
- Wednesday - 'Looking At Leaves' library program @ 11:15 and 3:15
- Thursday - ?

-Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work (nature bingo)
- Sunday - Church, work in the afternoon

Last week on those days with a "?" I managed to decorate indoors for fall and go through four totes from the move. Out of that I threw out a trash bag and half of stuff, shifted most of what was left over into yard sale items, and only kept and put away a few things. It felt really good to get that done. Now...if I can just keep going! ๐Ÿ˜‰

In the craft basket...

Am still working on paper beads and will be doing so throughout the month of September. Appreciate all the volunteers that have been showing up on Tuesday evenings to help! ๐Ÿ˜

I also received and put this together...

(More About This Coming Up In A Future Post)
Looking forward to this week...

Receiving my very first box of Mrs. Meyer's products EVER from Grove Collaborative! I thought that it would come last week, but it didn't. It is scheduled to arrive TODAY! (More on this later!) ๐Ÿ’—

Something interesting I watched...

Quest For The Bay on Amazon Prime. It's a Canadian reality show where a group of eight 21st Century people set out to retrace a 1200-mile,1840's fur-trade route from Manitoba to the York Trading Post at Hudson Bay, while promising to stay period throughout...1840's boat, tools, clothes, food, etc. Lots of adventure and pretty interesting. 

From the camera...

Gettin' Ready
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! 


  1. As always I enjoy stopping by! The Prairie Days sound like so much fun! I pray you have a great week!

  2. Lovely fall background on your blog! As usual pretty pictures. Hope you have a great week

  3. Just one more week of summer, hang in there! Your show sounds interesting. Have you ever watched Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West? It's on Amazon, I think you'd really enjoy it if you've not already seen it. Hope you have a great week!

  4. A real cowgirl eh... what a fun adventure that is with the Bison!! Have a great week!!

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  6. I need some fall candles, but like you, I come from the land where fall is still not a thing haha! Hoping for cooler weather for you!!! Have a great week!

  7. We drove past a herd of buffalo going tot he mountains last weekend, and I remembered going to see them while I lived in Alberta Canada. Magnificent creatures. What's the difference between bison and buffalo? can't remember. Love the visual of you being a cowgirl! I enjoyed the whole post. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  8. Thanks, Ladies, for stopping in and commenting!

    Prairie Days are fun, Shellie! Just good, old-fashioned, small town fun! Have a blessed rest of the week! <3

    Thanks, Lucie! Glad you like the background! Have a blessed rest of the week! I appreciate you! <3

    I have not seen Pioneer Quest yet, Jean. We watched Quest for the Bay, then Quest for the Sea. Pioneer Quest is next and I think it's by the same people. And, yes! One more week of summer, then, hopefully, not only the first official day of fall, but fall weather! Blessings, my friend! <3

    Yep, Jodi, a real cow girl (sort of)! LOL! And I did finally get that post up today. :) Have a blessed week ahead! <3

    I hear you, Stacy! Fall will be a thing soon though! Better get those candles! Have a blessed week! <3

    Thanks for stopping in, LeeAnna! We use the term 'bison' and 'buffalo' interchangeably here in America, but there is a difference. The true buffaloes are the water buffalo in Asia and the Cape Buffalo in Africa (you can Google to see pics). When the Europeans first came here they had never seen the American Bison, but they reminded them of the big Asian and African animals that they were familiar with, so...that's what they called them. The body shape, horns, even the number of ribs are different. Hope that answers your question. Have a blessed week ahead! <3


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