Monday, March 4, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - March 4, 2019

Greetings, Dear Friends! Happy Monday! 💗

Can you believe it? The first Monday of March and the month that officially brings us spring! (I'm so excited!) 🍀

I trust that you and yours had a good week and a nice weekend. We spent the first half of the week in Kansas City with our daughter and son-in-law and the second half of the week doing what needs to be done here (home stuff, work, etc.). 

Over the weekend we got snow. Sunday afternoon my husband and I drove out to the park and observed this...

White-tailed Deer Camouflaged Among Lichen-Covered Trees
I've got much to do today, so I'm going to cut this short. Please 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. 

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! 💗
(NOTE: This blog post has been updated since first posting to reflect changes made shortly after posting. Also, I have been inundated with comments made by anonymous readers and, to be honest, most of them have been totally irrelevant to my content, so, I have adjusted my settings. As of now, only subscribers to this blog may leave comments. If you're not a subscriber, please, subscribe today and leave a comment below to let me know that you've been here. That would absolutely make my day! And if you try to leave a comment and it won't let you, please, e-mail me right away at Thank you!) 😊

Right now I am...

... finishing up breakfast and enjoying a cup of tea while I finish this post. I'm also watching the birds as they flutter and flit at the feeders outside my office window.

Am thinking...

... about and praying over our daughter and son-in-law. Will be heading back up there over the weekend to be with them. Please continue to remember Phillip and Amanda in your prayers. There have been a few setbacks and Phillip is still awaiting the big surgery. 😢

On the breakfast plate...

... a big breakfast for a busy day...French toast with sugar-free syrup, turkey breakfast sausage, Triple Zero vanilla yogurt, Mandarin orange slices, and a steaming cup of hot tea.

The Breakfast Plate
The weather...

... cold! We are under a windchill advisory until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. The current temperature is 8 degrees with a windchill of -5. Today's high is supposed to be around 20. The next couple of days promise to be super cold, but, after that, highs in the 40's and 50's with lows in the 20's and 30's. I'll just be glad when spring arrives and decides to stick around! 🌷🐇🍀🐑💗

On my reading pile...

Am still reading The Great Buffalo Hunt by Wayne Gard (at work) and Song of the Shenandoah by Mark Strength.

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

Monday - turkey chili dogs on leftover cornbread (freezer) and salad
Tuesday - bison-vegetable stir fry, brown rice, and salad
Wednesday - 
 turkey burgers with rice and beans
Thursday - tuna patties, oven roasted sweet potatoes, peas and carrots
Friday - broiled salmon on a bed of sauteed zucchini, baked sweet potatoes, and green beans
Saturday - out of town
Sunday - out of town

On my 'to-do' list...
Monday - Plan the week ahead, do weekly "home blessing", do laundry, wash bedding, set eye appointments for myself and my husband
Tuesday - Set vehicle inspection appointment, do some on-line shopping, work on book project
Wednesday - Grocery store, have tires rotated and balanced, sort program tote
Thursday - Work (CPR training)
Friday - Work ('Meet the Mustelids' homeschool program)
Saturday - Off work, headed back to KC
Sunday - out of town

In the craft basket...

Am concentrating on the temperature afghan, but am only through the 23rd of January. If my yarn arrives in time, I can take it with me on my next trip to KC and really make some progress on it. 

Jodi, this is for you...

2019 Temperature Afghan
I am using Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn and my color scheme is as follows: 

Below 22 degrees - ROSE
23 - 32 degrees - BLUE HEATHER
33 - 43 degrees - BLUE MIST
44 - 53 degrees - AVOCADO
54 - 66 degrees - FOREST GREEN
67 - 77 degrees - GOLD
78 - 88 degrees - PUMPKIN
89 - 98 degrees - RANCH RED
99+ degrees - CRANBERRY

Something interesting that I saw this week...

Kansas City lights at night! No wonder Steve Warner did a song about them. They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! (And I never get tired of seeing them!) 💗

Photo Credit

From the camera...

I took this picture of snow drifts on the way back from the park yesterday...

Snow Drifts Along A Country Road
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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Update on Our Son-in-Law - Thursday, February 28, 2019


  1. I LOVE that deer picture! I really enjoyed reading your post today! Have a WONDERFUL week.

  2. Love the deer pic! Mmmm french toast... I may have to make some this morning (once I am done making my rounds through blog land)... and.... your tmep afghan..Love it!!! I am so loving doing this project!! And ready to get into more of the other colors.... come on warmer weather!!! Have a great week!!!!

  3. Love the temperature afghan. May have to steak that idea.
    Will pray for your daughter and son in law.

  4. See you saw a few deer as well. Enjoyed the music, I do love our city lights but I'm a bit biased ;) Looked at the article I sent you last night and I think it might be based on Word press blogs. Is there a Blogger help board where you might find anti-spam suggestions? Just throwing another idea out there. I know how frustrating it can be, even with my plugin, sometimes the spam slips into the comments. Hope you have a wonderful & warmer (it's up to 13 here!) week!

  5. Thank, Ladies! Appreciate you all leaving comments. I had to end up putting my settings back to where anyone can post...even anonymous well! I do love and appreciate when my readers leave comments!

    Thanks, TAMY! I hope you're having a wonderful week, too! <3

    Thanks, JODI! I hadn't noticed it before, but, when my husband saw the pic, he commented on how Van Gogh-y the colors are. Guess it was all subconscious! And, yes, I can't wait to get into more of the color, too! Soon, my friend! Very soon! :)

    Thanks, SANDY! The temperature afghan was not my idea, so steal away! LOL! I stole the idea from my youngest daughter and a blogging friend! :) Prayers over our daughter and son-in-law are much appreciated. Thank you! <3

    Thanks, JEAN! Yes, deer seem to be in abundance right now. Every photographer I know is posting pictures of them. LOL! I will check the BLOGGER help page and see if I can find any information. I do appreciate your help and suggestions. And, yes, definitely warming up and I'm so glad! Will be back in the city over the weekend and early part of the week and, at this point, it doesn't look like we have to be concerned about super cold temps or winter weather being a problem. I'm so thankful! Have a great rest of the week! Blessings, my friend! <3

  6. Hi Dear Lady ;)

    Sending continued prayers for your daughter and your SIL. Please keep us posted! And love your pics - the afghan is turning out great!! And the deer photo is so cool too.

    Hope it warms back up for you. I'm dreaming of Spring daily. ::sigh:: HOpefully not too long before our snow piles start melting. Have a blessed week xoxo

  7. Thanks, Carrie! Doctors aren't quite sure what's going on exactly, but today has been extremely rough. Your continued thoughts and prayers over our daughter and son-in-law are greatly appreciated!

    I hope my yarn arrives before we head back to the city. I really want to take the afghan with me to work on when spending time at the hospital.

    And, yes, I dream of spring daily, too. This weekend temperatures are supposed to climb into the mid-60's! I hope it really happens.

    Sending warm thoughts your way! Blessings, Sweet Friend! <3


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