Monday, February 25, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - February 25, 2019

Greetings, Dear Friends! Happy Monday! 💗

I write this post this morning from our son-in-law, Phillip's, hospital room at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He underwent the first of two (possibly three) brain surgeries this past Thursday and is anticipating the second before week's end. Your continued prayers on behalf of our son-in-law and his wife (our daughter), Amanda, would be much appreciated. 🙏

View of KU Medical Center Complex from 6th Floor Window
Please join me as I meet up with Sandra of 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...

...sitting in Phillip's hospital room, working on this post, and waiting. They put a mapping grid in Thursday; now they're waiting for him to have enough seizure activity to pinpoint the exact location of where they need to go in to do the work that they need to during the next surgery.

Am thinking...

...about and praying over Phillip and others that are going through various trials at this time. We know so many hurting people right now and many of them are facing serious situations including loss, illness, and financial woes. It makes my heart sad, but praise God for His boundless love and infinite mercy over all! What we see is not all there is!💗

On the breakfast plate...

...had turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, and potatoes O'Brian in the hospital cafeteria...and it was pretty good, too! 🥓🥚🥔

The weather...

...I'm not sure what it's doing at home (it's 60+ degrees on Saturday), but here in the city they've still got a lot of snow on the ground and it is COLD! At the moment it's 30 degrees with a windchill of 21. 

Phillip and Amanda's  Back Yard
On my reading pile...

I finished reading Bonny Kate's Honeymoon - Victory At King's Mountain by Mark Strength and am still reading The Great Buffalo Hunt by Wayne Gard (at work). Have added Song of the Shenandoah by Mark Strength to my reading pile this week. 

Song of the Shenandoah by Mark Strength
On the menu this week...

Monday - out of town
Tuesday - out of town
Wednesday - roasted chicken, brown rice, steamed broccoli, and salad
Thursday - turkey Italian sausages, oven roasted potatoes, green beans, and salad
Friday - broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, beets, and salad
Saturday - turkey burgers, oven fries, and salad
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to-do' list...

Monday - out of town
Tuesday - out of town
Wednesday - Unpack, straighten house, do laundry
Thursday - Figure March bills and budget
Friday - Pay bills, go to bank, celebrate next-to-the-youngest son's, birthday, work
Saturday - Work
Sunday - Church

In the craft basket...

Have several projects in the works including Christmas card crafts and the temperature afghan, but aren't actively working on any of them at the moment. Will try to post pics of the temperature afghan next week. (I don't have it with me at the moment or would do so this week.) 

Something interesting that I saw this week...

From the camera...

Coffee Filter Snowflakes
(This is what we made at this week's "Let It Snow" library program.)
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. Prayers for your son-in-law & all the family. Sounds like a stressful time. And yes, it's cold here but at least we have a bit of sunshine today. I like your coffee filter snowflakes, need a bit of glitter on them ;) Hope all goes well this week & it ends up being a great one.

  2. Hello dear Friend ~

    Holding Phillip and your family up in prayer as you all go through this trying time. I pray they're able to do all they need and for his healing after.

    I can't even imagine a 60* day. ::sigh:: Freezing and more snow here this week. Looking forward to Spring. Love the snowflake project and your books sound like good cuddle up reads.

    Blessings to you xoxo

  3. Praying for your son in law! Love the quote you shared! Can't wait for the pics next week!1 Have a great week!

  4. you must be thru the surgery by now... I hope it went well.

  5. checking to see if my comment went through, hope the surgery went well and you're on your way home. Good that you were there. LeeAnna

  6. Dear Ladies,

    Thanks so much for the prayers over our son-in-law. If you're interested in reading it, I just posted an update.

    Jean - Thanks, friend! Yes, very stressful at times, but the Lord is faithful in all. I like the glitter idea! Will have to try that next time. :) I was hoping to make it back to KC after working this weekend, but it looks like more snow is on the way. I'll sure be glad when spring gets here! Hope you're having a great week! Blessings!

    Carrie - Thanks, Carrie! Appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Yes, we had a 60 degree day in there, but now we're back in the cold and snow is predicted over the weekend with really cold temps early in the week. I'll be so glad when spring finally is sprung! LOL! Hope you're having a great week! Blessings to you, as well!

    Jodi - Thanks, Jodi! I need to get a picture of the afghan while I'm thinking about it! Will try to do so as soon as I get done here! Blessings!

    LeeAnna - Thanks, LeeAnna! I just posted an update a bit ago. There's been a couple of bumps in the road and the big surgery has yet to take place. Hope you're having a great week! Blessings!

    Thanks, Ladies! Blessings over all! <3


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