Monday, March 25, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - March 25, 2019

Greetings, Dear Friends! HAPPY MONDAY! 💗 

I hope that you and yours are doing well and that the first weekend of spring was an enjoyable one! 🌷

My week here was busy and my weekend felt sort of mixed up and out of whack. Of course, I was late with my HHM post (got it posted on Tuesday), which totally threw me off for the week. I had library programs Wednesday, was off Thursday, worked Friday and Saturday, and wasn't feeling well the whole time. Sunday I did absolutely nothing except rest. This morning I'm moving slow, but am feeling better and am hoping to get back on track in every area before the day is done! 😊

Won't you join me as, I link 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? You'll be glad you did! 💗

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 breakfast and enjoying a cup of hot tea while I work on this post.

Am thinking...

... about the week ahead...planning it out, making a grocery list, etc...about all the folks effected by the recent bouts of bad weather...about those in the areas that have been hit hard by blizzards and flooding, about the farmers and ranchers that have lost so much...their homes, their livelihoods, and the devastating numbers of livestock that has been lost...about the spring ahead and the hope that comes with it for all.

On the breakfast plate...

... ff ham, egg, and Laughing Cow cheese wedge on 2 slices of sprouted bread, 2 Sunkist mandarin oranges, and a cup of hot tea. 

The weather...

... right now it's 49 degrees and cloudy with a slight chance of rain this afternoon. According to the forecast today's high should be around 53 degrees, but, after this, highs promise to be in the 60's and 70's...which suits me just fine! 🌞

On my reading pile...

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilderby Caroline Fraser

Online this week...

(One of Sandra's HHM categories is 'On my TV'. I usually skip this category because we haven't been connected to television for years (not even the local channels), but, we do watch DVD's and stuff on-line (YouTube and Amazon Prime), so I have decided to include the category under the new heading above.)

Season 1 episodes of The Rifleman and finally got around to watching The Quiet Man and Darbie O'Gill and the Little People in honor of St. Patrick's Day! 🍀

On the menu this week...

(I'm determined to get more vegetables into my diet!!!) 😉

Monday - turkey burgers, brown rice, black beans, and salad
Tuesday - fish sandwiches, baked potatoes, cottage cheese, and salad
Wednesday - oven roasted chicken, fresh asparagus, cottage cheese, and salad
Thursday - turkey Italian sausage, oven roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, and salad
Friday - broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, steamed brussel spouts, and salad
Saturday - dh's night to cook
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to-do' list...

Monday - HHM post, plan the week ahead, do weekly "home blessing", laundry, take dd to pick up her van
Tuesday - Take a friend grocery shopping
Wednesday - Work on projects around the house
Thursday - Eye appointments for dh and I
Friday - Work (will go in late as it is 'Popcorn and Movie Night' @ 7:00 - 'Otters - River Masters of the Yellowstone')
Saturday - Work
Sunday - Church

In the craft basket...

I shared last week about ripping out the temperature afghan and starting over...

The Month of January Unraveled
Here's the progress I have made since...

By doing single crochet in the back loop only it makes the color pattern on each side different and gives the afghan a rippled look. It saves a lot of yarn, time, and money, too, over the pattern that I started out with! 😉
Something interesting that I saw this week...

Episode 1 of Trawlers, Rigs, & Rescues: The North Sea

From the camera...

A Pink Hyacinth Blooming in Our Yard
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!


  1. Prairie Fires has been on my wishlist for a long time now! I hope you'll share with us what you think about it. I hope you have a great week!

  2. I can't wait to hear how you like Prairie Fires. I LOVE that pink hyacinth, mine are white and I'd love to add some colors. The daffodils in your header are quite lovely too. Enjoy your warming up weather and I'm glad you're feeling better. Have a GREAT week.

  3. Oh the frog....look at those piles! But I love, love, LOVE the new start to the afghan!!!! I have looked up the temps for each of my boys for their first year of life and will be starting them real soon!!! Have a great Monday!

  4. Glad you are feeling better! Pink hyacinths blooming mean it is officially springtime. Hooray! Hope you enjoy the warmer weather & have a wonderful week.

  5. I saw Darby o on TCM last week! Love your flowers, wish we had anything blooming here this week.

  6. Sherry, when I am done with Prairie Fires I will try to remember to do a book review on it. I can tell you, though, thus far I am really enjoying it! <3

    Thanks, Tamy! I love the pink hyacinth, too, and hope to plant more flowers in the fall for next spring...hyacinths, crocuses, and daffodils. The daffodils in the header are from my cousin's yard down the way. They're so beautiful! He told me today to come dig all I want. I'm going to take him up on the offer! :) And, thanks! I'm feeling almost completely normal this evening! Am so thankful! <3

    Thanks, Jodi! I had to look up the frog thing, but, yes! Ribbit! Ribbit! Ribbit, I did! And now I'm glad I did! I like the new start much better. I like the idea of making the temp afghans for the first year. That's a great idea! <3

    Thanks, Jean! And the same to you, my friend! <3

    I love Darby O'Gill, LA! Have since I was a youngster and he's so fun to revisit! Blessings for a beautiful week ahead and hope those warmer temperatures head your way soon! <3

  7. Hello Friend!

    Your afghan progress looks great!! And I love that hyacinth. Just beautiful! I almost grabbed one from the grocery store the ohter day- they have the loveliest fragrance. ;)

    And I actually watched a lot of The Quiet Man cuz it was on tv on St. Patty's Day. I forgot what a charming movie it was - and funny too! I love Maureen O'Hara

    Blessings on your week xo

  8. Thanks, Carrie! Yes, the hyacinths are so pretty. I haven't smelled one though. Maybe I need to get down there on the ground and do so! :D And, yes, you're right about The Quiet Man...absolutely charming! I love Maureen O'Hara, too. I'll tell you...they don't make 'em of that caliber anymore! <3 Have a wonderful week ahead and blessings, Sweet Lady! <3

  9. Your breakfast and your menu sound lovely. Haven't watched that st-Patrick's movie for years - long overdue! Book sounds good too. Have a great week

  10. Thanks, Lucy! Yes, always worth watching! Have a great week ahead! Blessings! <3