Monday, June 10, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - June 10, 2019

Greetings, Dear Ladies! HAPPY MONDAY! 💗

I hope you all had a great week and weekend and are ready to face the challenges of a new week head-on and with gusto. 

It was wild and busy week here last week, to say the least, but, praise God, His mercy is great..His love never failing!

On Tuesday, daughter-in-law, Angie, and I enjoyed a day out touring the Butler/Rich Hill area and had a ball going to Mennonite and Amish stores, a thrift store, a few historical sites, and having lunch out. We witnessed some flood water while we were out and about, which was a bit unsettling.

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This looks like a lake, but this is actually a Missouri crop field.

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Here the road goes right down into the water. There were no 'road
closed' signs or anything. It was quite scary and pretty freaky. 😲
Tuesday evening, our grandson, Silas, fell and fractured his leg. He was taken to the emergency room at an area hospital, but, since they were not equipped to handle his specific needs, they referred him to the fracture clinic at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City; they could not get him in until Friday. You can read more about that on Silas's Caringbridge site by clicking HERE

The good news is, Silas has had no pain (and no pain medication) since Saturday and he's doing GREAT!!! All I can say is...God is good and prayer works...absolutely...100%...without a doubt!!! Thank You, Lord! 💗

On Thursday, John had another eye appointment and everything is progressing well with his left eye. At the end of the month he'll be ready to be tested and fit for new glasses.😎

Thursday evening, our cat, Stripes, passed away. He has been a good friend, a great companion, and loyal pet these nineteen years past. He was much loved and will be greatly missed. 🐱💘😢

I worked Friday and was off on Saturday. The boss and I are trying to fix it so that we each have a Saturday off once a month and it's nice! We spend the day working around the house and relaxing.

I worked again Sunday afternoon, then, went to son and daughter-in-law's for supper. We had a delicious meal and a great visit going through old photos and videos with them and the grandgirls. It was a lot of fun! 💗

Okay...enough about last week. Let's get on into this week's post...shall we? Please, join me as, I link up with Sandra of Diary of a Stay At Home Mom on Happy Homemaker Monday. 💗

Right now I am...

...finishing up a cup of hot tea and trying to figure out what kind of bird I've got singing outside my office window while working on this post. 

On the breakfast plate...

...cottage cheese on toast, two Mandarin oranges, and a cup of hot tea

The weather...

...PERFECT!!! It is 72 degrees and sunny at the moment and the next few days promise to be really nice temperature-wise! In fact, we were able to shut the air-conditioner off last night again and it looks like it will remain off over the next ten days or so. Makes me happy! 😊 (Ding! Ding! Ding! That's the sound of all those $$$ stacking up in the piggy bank!) 💰🐖😄

On my reading pile...

The Great Buffalo Hunt by Wayne Gard, Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Mother Culture by Karen Andreola.

On the menu this week...

Monday - Taco salad
Tuesday - Oven-roasted chicken breasts, seasoned brown rice, and brussel sprouts
Wednesday - Fish sandwiches and oven roasted carrots
Thursday - Turkey enchiladas and salad
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and steamed broccoli
Saturday - Breakfast for supper
Sunday - Pasta, sauce, meatballs, and homemade French bread

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - HHM post, plan the week ahead, home blessing, laundry
- Tuesday - Work on projects around the house
- Wednesday - Run errands
- Thursday - Work on projects around the house
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church; celebrate Father's Day with dh

In the craft basket...

I ran into a bit of a dilemma this week. I thought I had another skein of pumpkin colored yard, but, turns out, as I was nearing the end of the skein I was on, I didn't. I thought I would just go online and order more like I've always done. Didn't happen. 

I don't know if Lion Brand has stopped making the pumpkin in their regular Wool Ease yarn or what (not the Thick & Quick), but I couldn't find it anywhere...not even in the Lion Brand store online. I looked for hours and couldn't come up with a single skein. Every listing said "sold out," "out of stock," or "product unavailable." I was devastated and wondered what in the world I was going to do. 

I started looking for a substitute of similar weight and fiber, but to no avail. In the process, I stumbled across a gal on Etsy that had two skeins of what I was looking, so I ordered it. The order went through, then, a few minutes later, I got a note saying that my money was being refunded because someone else had already gotten there right before me. 😖

Saturday night I decided to try one more time. I typed in the name and product number of the yarn I was looking for and all the same ol' listings came up with "sold out," "out of stock," or "product unavailable." I went to the second page of listings and there was an active E-bay listing with just what I was looking for! There were several people keeping an eye on the bidding, but there was a "buy now" option and I took it! I got a lot of six, brand new, pumpkin-colored, Lion Brand, Wool Ease yarn for $12.50 plus shipping! I was ecstatic!!! 

I have come to a standstill on the temperature afghan, but will resume and catch up as soon the new yarn arrives, which should be sometime between now and next Monday. Here is the progress I have made thus far...

Temperature Afghan

Looking forward to this week...

...being able to focus on a few projects around the house.

Something I watched this week...

...still binge watching Counting On. Am in Season 9 now and am almost caught up

From the camera...

Just now took this photo of a butterfly on coneflower in the front 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 week ahead! And I'll see you next week! 💗

Until Next Time...

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  1. oh my! you had quite a week. - Glad your grandson and husband are both doing better. So sad for Silas. Hoping you have a wonderful week - love the pumpkin yarn

    1. Thanks, Lucy! Hope you're have a wonderful week, too! Thanks for stopping in! <3

  2. oh no, I'm so sorry for the loss of your purr-son.
    It's so hard... wishing you peace with it.LeeAnna

    1. Thanks, LeeAnna! That's such a sweet term! I've never heard it before...a purr-son! Thanks for stopping in. Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  3. So sorry about Stripes :( I've been wanting some cottage cheese lately...I think your mentioning it is a sign. Thanks for posting!

    1. Thanks, Becki! Appreciate it! And, yes! It's a sign! You definitely need some cottage cheese! LOL! Hope you're having a great week! Blessings! <3

  4. What a week! Praying for a quick healing on the leg! The pumpkin color may come back in to play when they bring back out the fall colors...... maybe.... I want to go out exploring the Amish/Mennonite areas, if I can get my hubs to go along with me! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! Either way, I think I'm set with the pumpkin yarn. Got the notice today that it has shipped so it shouldn't be long and I can get back to work! :) If you ever make it out Missouri way I'd go exploring Amish and Mennonite areas with you! Have a great week ahead! <3

  5. Love that picture of Stripes - too cute, but so sorry to hear he passed away. Beautiful butterfly photo. Congratulations on finding the yarn - how frustrating to be that far into a project and in need of a specific color. Sending prayers for your grandson. Have a GREAT week.

    1. Thanks, Threesides! Stripes was a sweet, lovable, and very loyal cat. We treasure his memory. Thanks for the prayers over our grandson. Hope you're having a great day and wishing you a lovely week ahead! <3

  6. Hi Rebbecca!
    Oh you have some kind of week bless your heart! I am glad you were able to enjoy the amish country before the bottom fell out! Continued prayers for your grandson! I am also vey sorry about your kitty! I hope you have a blessed week and less eventful! I will stop by again soon!

    1. Yes, Shellie! Angie and I had a great day exploring and site-seeing Tuesday and we had a lot of fun! Appreciate your thoughts and prayers over Silas. He's doing really well! Hope you're having a great week, as well! Blessings! <3

  7. Hi dear Rebecca!

    I'm so sorry about your sweet kitty. And about your grandson -but yes thank God he is okay!! And happy to hear your hubby's eye issues are still going well 👓

    And looking forward to seeing the future progress of your afghan. Glad you got the yarn situation worked out!

    Love the butterfly pic and your scripture that fit perfectly 😊 Blessings to you xoxo

    1. Thanks, Carrie! Appreciate you stopping in and commenting. Hope you're having a wonderful and blessed week! (((HUGS))) <3

  8. I'm so sorry for the loss of Stripes. Always so tough to lose a furry family member. Hope your grandson is doing much, much better! Hope your week went well and you are finishing up a fantastic weekend.

    1. Thanks, Jean! Yes, Silas is doing FANTASTIC! He has had NO pain and NO pain medication! And my week was great! I got four whole days off in a row without having to be ANYWHERE outside of town! It was WONDERFUL and I got a LOT of work done at home. Will share more in tomorrow's post. Thanks for stopping in! Talk to you soon! :)


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