Monday, April 15, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 15, 2019

Good morning, Sweet Friends! Happy Monday! 💗 

I trust that you and yours had a great week and weekend and I pray that your new week is off to a GREAT start! Our week and weekend here went well...busy with a lot going on behind the scenes...but, still, for the most part, good! 🌷

I got my new glasses on Monday and, sadly, I can't tell a bit of difference between them and the old pair. I'm kind of wishing now that I would have saved the $500.00 and waited another year or two before getting my eyes checked. 😞

Tuesday and Thursday were spent working at home and running errands and I worked Wednesday (school groups), Friday (homeschool program), Saturday (special event in Lamar), and Sunday (afternoon). Other than that, there's not been a lot going on on the home front. 

So...why don't we get right on in to this week's post? 

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 and plan my day. As I type I'm watching the morning sun spill its rosy rays across the field and farm across the street. Beautiful! 💗

The View Beyond My Office Window
Am thinking...

... about and praying over friends and family members that are facing various trials this morning. It seems that practically every household we know has something going issues, marriage and/or family troubles, finances...BUT, praise God! We know where the answers to all of life's troubles can be found and that is within the pages of God's Holy Word! It doesn't matter what it looks like in the natural...God's Word is Truth and it is upon that Truth we stand on behalf of our friends and family members and all that assails them. 🙏

On the breakfast plate...

...  peanut butter and jelly toast (Polaner All Fruit...grape!) and hot tea

The weather...

... Beautiful! At the moment it is a cool 49 degrees, but the sun is shining and we are expecting a high of 72. Most of the week promises highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's with a couple of chances for rain, but, overall, perfect weather for saving on the utility bill!!! 🌞

On my reading pile...

The Great Buffalo Hunt by Wayne Gard (I have a feeling that I'll be reading this one forever! I'm reading it for work AT work, which means only snippets of it here and there in my spare time...BUT...slowly, but surely, I am making progress. I just finished Chapter 7 and am on Page 132 of 308.) AND I just finished Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser LAST NIGHT! I was asked to do a book review of it when I got done, so I am working on that and will present that soon. 😉

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

Online this week...

We're so boring, People! Same O, same O! 💗

The Rifleman Starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford
On the menu this week...

Monday - turkey chili dogs with chili cheese Fritoes 🌭
Tuesday - fish sandwiches and oven fries 🐟
Wednesday - beef roast with oven roasted potatoes and carrots and green beans 🐮
Thursday - beef and noodles 🐮
Friday - broiled salmon, baked potatoes, and brussel sprouts 🐟
Saturday - dh's night to cook ❓
Sunday - Resurrection Sunday breakfast before church; leftovers for supper 🥓🥚🍞

On my 'to-do' list...

Monday - HHM post, plan the week ahead, home blessing, laundry, mid-month budget, bank
Tuesday - Doctor appointments in the morning; attend grandchildren's Easter program in the evening
Wednesday - Work (library programs)
Thursday - Work on projects around the house
Friday - Work, dye eggs, fill eggs for egg hunt
Saturday - Work; egg hunt for the grandlittles
Sunday - Resurrection Sunday - Sunrise Service @ daughter and son-in-law's church @ 7:00; breakfast @ our own @ 9:00 a.m. with Sunday services following

In the craft basket...

I am finally caught up with where I should be and am over a quarter-of-the-year done with the temperature afghan. In the past week another new color was introduced...pumpkin! I am quite pleased with the way the afghan is turning out.💗

Temperature Afghan Through April 14, 2019

Something interesting that I watched this week...

Our garden being tilled!!! 🌱

Our 2019 Garden Being Tilled
From the camera...

Granddaughter, Sarah, Modeling The Lovely Necklace She
Fashioned At Friday's Native American Trade Bead Class
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. How nice to be tilling for a garden. I can't wait until it's warm enough here to think about that, for now I'll settle for enough "dry" weather that hubby can keep working on the fence. With this odd pie shaped lot that backs up to the highway there's A LOT of fencing yet to go. I LOVE how your temperature afghan is looking! I hope you have a WONDERFUL week and a Blessed Easter with family.

    1. Thanks, Threesides! I'm excited about this year's garden and am praying dryer and warmer weather your way so you can get started, too! Thanks for the kind comments! You have a wonderful week, too, and Easter blessings! <3

  2. Already in garden mode? lucky you! wish all our snow would be gone too. Lovely picture of Sarah. Have a great week

    1. We sure are, Lucy! We picked up pepper and tomato plants and hope to get them in the ground soon. Dh is chomping at the bit to get green beans and onions planted. Will probably do that this week and he's already got spinach planted and up. Have a great week and Happy Easter! <3

  3. The picture out your office window is simply stunning! I love when God shows His creativity off first thing in the morning!!! I enjoyed stopping by! I hope you have a blessed Easter and week! Also please let your little girl know her native American necklace she made, is beautiful!

    1. Hi, Shellie and thanks! Yes, I love the view out my office window...especially in the morning! Glad you made it by and you and yours have a blessed Easter week, too! I will tell Sarah what you said. She is one of our many beautiful granddaughters. Blessings! <3

  4. I wish we had an area big enough that the garden needed tilling. We have two tiny raised beds in the backyard that are just enough to tease us.

    The temperature afghan looks so pretty, that pumpkin color is to die for. I've always wanted to try a temperature blanket but always forget about it until mid-March. I really need to plan better.

    Have a wonderful week and great Easter

    1. Your raised beds might surprise you, Felicia! Check out some articles on postage stamp-sized gardens. Perhaps you can find some ideas on growing food in a small space that would be applicable to what you have. As for the temperature afghan, I got started very late and just got caught where I should be a few days ago. Here is a link where I get my local weather history...

      Just put your zip code in up top and you can get your own weather history...which's never too late to start a temperature afghan! :D

      Thanks for dropping in and have a beautiful and blessed Easter! <3

  5. The view out your garden window is gorgeous! I heard them say on the news this morning to wait until Mother's Day for our gardens but I doubt we'll wait that long. Happy Easter to you! Hope you have a wonderful week and a great day on Sunday.

    1. Thanks, Jean! Yes, up home it was always suggested mid-May, but there were many times that we had stuff in the ground much earlier. Depended on the weather, of course. Here the last frost date is mid-April, so, technically, we're there and I'm glad! I'm so looking forward to this year's garden! Have a great week, my friend, and Happy Easter! Blessings! <3

  6. What a gorgeous view from your office window :)

    You are so right about God taking care of us and always being in control.

    Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, Sandra! You have a wonderful week, too, and a Happy Easter! Blessings! <3

  7. I hate when you spend that kind of money on glasses only to feel like it was a waste of $$ with no change..ugh! Loving the afghan!! Have a great Monday!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! Believe it or not, right after I posted that, the eye doctor called and asked how I was getting along with my new glasses. I told her I wasn't and she wants me to come back in at my earliest convenience, which won't be until the 30th, and they're going to try to get the problem figured out at no additional charge. I'm so thankful! And, yes, I'm loving the afghan, too! Have a great rest of the week and a Happy Easter! Blessings! <3

  8. I would love that book Prairie Fires. I've loved Laura Ingalls Wilder since I was a little girl. Your afghan is beautiful. I'm loving the colors. Loving your blog. Have a nice week and a Happy Easter.

    1. Thanks, Super Mom! And, yes, you would love the book PRAIRIE FIRES! Have you ever visited the museum at Mansfield? We've been several times, but I'm thinking that it's time to get back over there. Have a beautiful week and a blessed Easter! <3

  9. Sorry I'm so late catching up this week Sweetie!
    Love how your afghan is turning out - the colors are just beautiful. ;)
    And your granddaughter is so cute! And I"m dreaming on gardening in the near future. Still a bit of thawing needed here in the northwoods. But I love seeing that yours is getting tilled and ready. Yay Spring!!
    Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter weekend ahead xoxo

    1. No worries, Carrie! I'm just glad to see you whenever you can make it over and I know that this week and weekend are particularly busy! Hope you're having a blessed and lovely Easter weekend! (((HUGS))) <3


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