Monday, July 22, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - July 22, 2019

Greetings, Dear Ladies! Happy Monday! 💗

I trust that you and yours had a nice weekend where you're at. We had a lovely one here! 

My friend, Dorothy, came up for the weekend and we've had a ball visiting and catching up. We only get to see each other once a year or so...or at least we try to anyway. 😊

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Dorothy and I Last Year At Bass Pro in Springfield, MO
A couple of the children and their families joined us yesterday afternoon and a good time was had by all. Dorothy got to catch up with a couple of the children that she hadn't seen in a few years and met two of our grandchildren and a daughter-in-law that she hadn't met before, which was nice. 

In fact, Dorothy is still here and it's our last morning together, so I'm going to keep this post brief. I hope you don't mind.

Please join me as I link up with Sandra of Diary of a Stay At Home Mom and all the other lovely ladies that gather there on this week's Happy Homemaker Monday💗

Right now I am...

... enjoying a cup of tea and working on this post while I wait for Dorothy to get up and around. After the children and their families left last night, John did his own thing while Dorothy and I hung out, visited, and watched a movie. We ended up not getting to bed until the wee hours of the morning this morning. 😴

On the breakfast plate...

... Not sure yet. We'll either make something here or we'll run up town to Mary's. I'll leave that up to Dorothy. 😊

The weather...

... After a week of temps in the upper 90's with heat indexes in the triple digits we are finally enjoying a bit of a cool down. It rained overnight and we were under flash-flood warnings. Right now it's 72 degrees and cloudy. The ten-day forecast doesn't look bad at all! 🌞

On my reading pile...

I finished Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder but, am still reading Interpreting Our Heritage by Freeman Tilden. I have added On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder and The 'I Can Do This' Diet by Dr. Don Colbert.

On the menu this week...

Monday - Leftovers (pasta, sauce, and meatballs) with peas 🍝
Tuesday - Turkey burgers and oven fries 🦃
Wednesday - Roasted chicken breasts, baked potatoes with cottage cheese, and green beans 🐓
Thursday - Black bean burritos and salad
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and salad 🐟
Saturday - Breakfast for supper (French toast or bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits)
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - S
pend the morning with Dorothy before she leaves this afternoon, HHM post, plan the week ahead, home blessing, laundry
- Tuesday - Lead a tree identification class for a group in Joplin
- Wednesday - Take the day off from everything and just rest (I hope!) 😉
- Thursday - Work
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work (Explorer Day Camp)
- Sunday - Church; work in the afternoon

In the craft basket...

... just trying to keep up with the temperature afghan.

Last Week's Photo
Looking forward to this week...

... having some down time in the middle of the week before going back to work on Thursday.

Something I enjoyed watching this week...

Mom's Night Out  with Dorothy. It's one of my favorite movies and she had never seen it before. 

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From the camera...

We made 'giant ant eyes' at this week's library program Ants on Parade
Isn't this the most adorable colony of ants that you've ever seen???
Scripture passage...

I thought this verse was appropriate considering this week's library program, but don't think for one second that I believe any one of you HHM ladies here is 'sluggard' because I don't! In fact...far from it! 🐜

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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 again next week! 💗
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  1. Okay those are by far the cutest ants ever.

    Isn't it great when you can catch up with good friends. I haven't seen my close friend in quite some time, life has just been crazy busy for us both. I'm glad you got some quality time with her!

    I hope the flooding isn't too bad. We got some rain this morning too and it's supposed to cool down some this week. Yay!

    1. Yes, it is, Felicia! I pray that you and your friend can make time soon to get together and get caught up. Nawww...I don't think the flash-flooding was too bad this time. Hope your week is going well. Blessings! <3

  2. Enjoy your last day with Dorothy! Love, love, love the colors in the afghan!!! Mom's Night so funny!! Have a great Monday and week!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! Yes, Mom's Night Out is one of my absolute favorites! Funny, but, oh! So true to life in so many ways! Hope your week is going well. Blessings! <3

  3. I'm glad you had a nice visit with your friend. It is probably sad to see her go...

    I hope you can stop by:


    1. Thanks, Colletta! We had a great visit and, yes, it was definitely sad to see her go. Thanks for stopping in and I hope your having a great week! Blessings! <3

  4. Glad you are getting to spend some time catching up with your friend. The tree identification class sounds fun. And yes, a very cute colony of ants you have there. Hope you get to rest this week. (Going to have to look for that movie, I've never heard of it but it looks really funny). Hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Jean! Yes, Dorothy and I had a great visit and YES! The tree identification class went great! Hope your week is going well, too, and, let me know what you think after you watch Mom's Night Out. It's one of my favorites! Blessings! <3

  5. Sounds like a wonderful time with your friend Rebecca! Those kinds of friendships are such treasures. I never heard of that movie but it looks cute. I like Sarah Drew and Sean Astin. Love how your afghan is coming along too. Blessings to you my Friend! ❤️ 😊

    1. Yes, indeed, Carrie! We had a great time and truly a friendship to be treasured! Hope your week is going well! Blessings! <3

  6. So sorry I'm so late this week. LOL I'll turn around and be back here tomorrow I'm so late! Your temperature afghan is looking great! Glad you had a great visit with your friend. Hope you are having a GREAT weekend.


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