Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - February 18, 2019

Good morning, Sweet Ladies! Happy President's Day! 💗

I trust that you had a nice weekend and that your week is off to a great start! 😊

Our weekend was okay here. We had another round of winter weather and I missed work Friday and Saturday...which is really going to stink come payday. 😢

By Sunday afternoon the sun was out and the ice was finally starting to melt. I ended up going out to the park to do a couple of things for the boss and, while the regular roads were good, the gravel roads, for the most part, were still ice-packed. One of the things that I was supposed to do was open the gate to the campground and picnic area (provided the roads were clear), but the road to both was still a solid sheet of ice, so I left it closed.

I did see the bison though! They were out on the road near the south end of the park. Here's a couple of photographs that I took along the way...

Bison At Gayfeather Trail Head

Bison Tracks in Ice Along Edge of Road
I was thankful to be home on Friday, when word came that one of my closest cousin's on the Brown side, Teresa Diane, had passed away suddenly. When last I talked with her she was planning on coming down sometime in the spring to stay a night or two. She wanted to explore my beloved prairie and catch up on the things we never have time to catch up on at the annual family reunions. It's hard to believe that she's gone and I'm truly going to miss her. Please pray over her husband (my cousin, Cecil), her children, grandchildren, and the many friends and family members that loved her so. Thank you so much!💔

Teresa Diane and I and One of Her Precious Granddaughters
at the Brown-Murry Family Reunion Back in 2014
(deep sigh)

Well, my friends, it's a brand new week and it's time to look forward! Won't you join me as I join Sandra at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom and all the other lovely ladies that make up the Happy Homemaker Monday crew?

Today I am joining Sandra and the other ladies over at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom
for Happy Homemaker Monday. Please be sure to go over and check it out! 💗
Right now I am...

... finishing up this post so I can head out the door to catch up with daughter-in-law, Angie over breakfast at Mary's.

Am thinking...

...about the week ahead and trying to figure things out. There is so much going on on so many fronts and the rash of winter storms is making it difficult to make plans.

On the breakfast plate...

... will most likely have biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, and hash-browns. That's my usual fare at Mary's. (It's soooo good!) 😋

The weather...

...Much better! Right now it's 17 degrees and sunny. The high today is supposed to be in the mid-30's, but we have another round of ice and snow possible tomorrow into Wednesday. After that warmer temperatures (40's and 50's) with rain towards the end of the week.

On my reading pile...

I finished reading Bonny Kate - Pioneer Lady by Mark Strength. I am still reading The Great Buffalo Hunt by Wayne Gard and have added Bonny Kate's Honeymoon - Victory At King's Mountain by Mark Strength. 

Bonny Kate's Honeymoon - Victory at King's Mountain
by Mark Strength
On the menu this week...

Monday - turkey Italian sausages, cheesy scalloped potatoes, peas and carrots
Tuesday - pasta, meatballs, sauce, homemade French bread, and salad
Wednesday - salmon patties, cauliflower mac and cheese, sauteed celery and onion, salad
Thursday - turkey burgers and chips
Friday - broiled salmon, baked potatoes with cottage cheese, and beets
Saturday - homemade pizza (freezer)
Sunday - out of town

On my 'to-do' list...

Monday - Weekly "home blessing"✅, laundry✅, HHM post✅, meet d-i-l for breakfast, have fluids and tires on car checked
Tuesday - Take a friend to her hair appointment
Wednesday - Present 'Let It Snow' programs at the local library (one in the morning and one in the afternoon)
Thursday - Take a friend grocery shopping
Friday - Work
Saturday - Work
Sunday - Head to Kansas City right after church to be with our daughter and visit our son-in-law in hospital

In the craft basket...

Was working hard on my temperature afghan until I ran out of one of my yarn colors. Am awaiting on it's arrival so I can resume. 

One of my simple pleasures...

Spending time quietly reading the scriptures and contemplating them.

Something interesting that I watched this week...

Can't think of anything at the moment.

From the camera...

Valentine's Day Flowers
On my prayer list...

...please pray for our son-in-law, Phillip, who is undergoing his neurosurgery this week. Thank you!

Scripture passage...

Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed and beautiful New Year, and I'll see you next week! Blessings!

Until next time,

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  1. The flowers are beautiful. Prayers for your son-in-law. Have a great week!

  2. I'm so sorry for the loss of your cousin. And many prayers for your son-in-law. Beautiful flowers. Hoping round 2 of our Missouri weather doesn't interfere too much with your plans.

  3. Beautiful Flowers. Thinking of your son-in-law. Have a great week

  4. So sorry for your loss Rebecca. Holding you and your family up in prayer. Also prayers sent for SIL Phillip too.

    Amazing shot of the bison - so cool! And those flowers are gorgeous. Such beautiful colors. Have a very blessed week ahead my Friend. xo

  5. I am so sorry to hear about the loss this week.. life is so temporal ... we have no guarantees... So important to make the ost of everyday and wverytime together with wloved ones... I hae my favorite cousin coming first week of March... I will treasure her visit.. I absolutely love your home blessing.. wow.. I bet your home is really spic and span... I need to do a deeper cleaning here.. I know the floors behind the furniture are dusty as well and the windowsills I hit the high places most often... bad girl!!! Have a blessed week!!

  6. Sorry to hear of your cousin's passing. Prayers to you and your family! I can't wait to see a snippet of you temp afghan!!! Gorgeous Valentine's flowers!!! Have a great week!

  7. Thank you, Ladies! Thank you for the prayers over our son-in-law and for the condolences over the loss of my cousin. Both are much appreciated!

    Yes, Jean, am holding my breath to see what this next round brings on both ends...KC and here. It does look like nicer weather on our end over the weekend. If Kansas City's weather holds we will be able to make it over the weekend into the first part of the week. If not...well, then...I just don't know. We'll figure out a way to work around it, I guess.

    Thanks, Carrie! Yes, the flowers were from from our youngest daughter and her husband. Very unique and so pretty! <3

    Yes, treasure every moment with your cousin when she comes. As for the home blessings and my home being 'spic and span'...not at all! LOL! It gets a good once over once a week, but deep cleaning and a good scrubbing...hardly ever! LOL! :D It's comfortable us anyway. :)

    I will try to remember to post a snippet of the temperature afghan soon, Jodi. I thought about that after I had already posted. Will try to remember for next week.

    Have a blessed week ahead, Ladies! Love and treasure each of you! <3


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