Monday, April 8, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 8, 2019

Greetings, Dear Friends! 💗 

How is everyone? I trust that you and yours had a great week and weekend! I sure did! Taking the weekend off from work and not going out of town has been fantabulous! And, while I didn't accomplished as much as I had hoped to while I was off, two full days of spring cleaning has made a world of difference and I feel so much better! 😄

I've got a lot to do this morning, so I'm going to cut this introduction a bit short and get right on into the meat of this morning'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.

Am thinking...

... about and praying over the many prayer requests that have come in over the weekend. So many people out there are hurting...spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. May we lift up those that we are made aware of in our prayers and do what we can to ease their burden as the Lord leads. 🙏

On the breakfast plate...

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

The weather...

... Absolutely perfect! 53 degrees and sunny, at the moment, with a high of 75 (and a zero-percent chance of rain) expected. The next couple of days we're supposed to get up to around 80, then cooler with the highs in the 50's 60's, and 70's, 🌷🌞🌱

On my reading pile...

The Great Buffalo Hunt by Wayne Gard, and I'm about three-quarters of the way through Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

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

Online this week...

Since we canceled our trip to Branson to this year, we watched what we could of the 2019 Victory Campaign on BVOVN and, of course, reruns of The Rifleman.

John and I as the Branson Victory Campaign 2018

On the menu this week...

Monday - fish sandwiches and oven fries 🐟
Tuesday - roasted chicken thighs, baked sweet potatoes, and fresh asparagus 🐓
Wednesday - homemade pizza 🍕
Thursday - broiled salmon, baked potatoes, and brussel sprouts 🐟
Friday - ham, beans, and cornbread 🐖
Saturday - dh's night to cook ❓
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to-do' list...

Monday - HHM post, plan the week ahead, quick spruce up on the house (spritz, spray, dust, and vacuum), do a load of laundry, pick up new eyeglasses
Tuesday - Take a friend to her hair appointment, work outside, work on blog
Wednesday - Work (school groups)
Thursday - Work on blog, read, and do some crafting
Friday - Work (homeschool program)
Saturday - Work (special event @ Lamar library)
Sunday - Church; work in the afternoon

In the craft basket...

Am coming along quite nicely on the temperature afghan. Another few rows and I'll be caught up with where I should be! I'm on March 28th right now. 💗

Temperature Afghan 2019
Something interesting that I saw this week...

Violets Blooming in Our Back Yard

From the camera...

Last Night's Sunset
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. Lovely pictures as usual. I too am starting my spring cleaning, so good for our mind! Hope you have a great week

  2. That sunset is stunning! And your weather sounds so inviting! Spring cleaning always makes it feel like a brand new day. I also really like your inspiration this week. I hope you have a WONDERFUL week.

  3. We have violets in our yard, too. And the very first dandelion of the year! Beautiful sunset. I need to go take a peek at your spring cleaning, maybe it will motivate me a bit. Wonderful scripture passage. Hope you have a great week ahead!

  4. Wow, I am salivating over your menu this week.. Don't be surprised if you hear the doorbell ringing on Friday evening.. and what time is supper??

  5. That sunset is gorgeous! Your menu looks so yummy! Love the progress on the temp afghan!! Have a great Monday!

  6. Thanks, LUCY! Yes, spring cleaning is a joy and, even though others can't see all that you've done, you know you've done it and, yes, it's freeing! You have a great week, too, and blessings! <3

    Thanks, THREESIDES! The weather is perfect right now, but a big cool down is coming in another day or so. What's the weather like where you're at? Have a blessed week ahead and thanks for stopping in! <3

    Thanks, JEAN! Yes, dandelions and violets are out in full force, as are bluets, spring beauties, henbit (fields of purple), johnny jump ups, and others. I can't wait to get out on the prairie and see if the Indian paintbrush is blooming! Be blessed in your spring cleaning and I'll talk to you soon! Blessings! <3

    Well, come on, SCHOTZY! You'd be most welcome anytime and supper is at 6:00! Don't be late! LOL! Blessings for a great week ahead, my friend! <3

    Hey, LEEANNA! I hope you're in the midst of an absolutely lovely week! Blessings to you, Sweet Lady! <3

    Thanks, Jodi! I didn't realize that I was close to being out of a couple of yarn colors and am stuck where I was until it arrives. Should be here tomorrow, then I can get caught up! :D Blessings for a lovely week ahead! <3

  7. Yes, I so understand about prayer requests. There are so many people other there hurting and in need. I feel bad that I cannot pray deeply for them (because of little children!) but I pray God hears my heart for them. Oh, and your Afghan - beautiful!!!

  8. Thanks for dropping in, Sarah, and, yes, like you, it pains me that I cannot spend the time that I'd like in deeper prayer for those that I am made aware of. That is something I want to work on...a deeper prayer life. Thanks for the kind words about the afghan. It's coming along quite nicely. Blessings for a beautiful rest of the week! <3


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