Monday, September 23, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - September 23, 2019

Greetings, Dear Readers! HAPPY MONDAY! 💗 And HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL! 🍁🍂🍁 

(I cannot tell you how excited I am that it's finally here!!!) 😁

How was your week and weekend? Ours was good here! I worked Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but had the weekend off...which was GREAT!!! 😄

Didn't do a whole lot. Tried my best to relax and enjoy it, (which is not always easy for me to do), but it rained most of the weekend, which helped. (I do so love rainy days!) ☔

A Rainy Day On The Homefront
Our town's annual fall festival was held over the weekend and the rain cleared out just in time for Saturday evening's parade. We were able to go up town, walk around a bit, say "hello" to old friends, watch the parade, and enjoy some time with family. We weren't there long, but, what time we were, was a lot of fun! 

Now, here we are, off and running, ready to embark on a brand new week! The first week of AUTUMN 2019! 

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 gather there on this week's Happy Homemaker Monday? 💗

Right now I am... 

... heartsick. In an attempt to get it out earlier today, I drafted most of this post yesterday afternoon. Overnight things changed drastically. Please be in prayer for our town. There have been a series of fires recently and arson is suspected. Last night it was the middle school and old gym.  😢

Please pray protection over our town, its residents, our firefighters, and police. And, please, pray that the one(s) doing this will be caught or turn themselves in before someone gets hurt or worse. 😢

Photo From A Friend On Facebook

On the breakfast plate...

... will probably have biscuits and gravy with a side of bacon. 🥓

The weather...

... much better than last week! 😌 Right now it's 61 degrees and very foggy. This afternoon is supposed to be partly sunny and 80 degrees.

... On my reading pile...

Am reading My Father, Daniel Boone - The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone edited by Neal O. Hammon and am still reading On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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My Father, Daniel Boone - The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone
Edited by Neal O. Hammon
On the menu this week...

Monday - Tomato lentil soup with rustic oat and wheat bread (freezer)
Tuesday - Turkey burgers and oven fries
Wednesday - Breakfast for supper (ham, eggs, and toast or French toast) 
Thursday - Ham and beans with cornbread (freezer)
Friday - Spoonbill, baked sweet potatoes,
steamed broccoli, and homemade bread
Saturday - Dh's night to cook
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Celebrate the first day of autumn, meet daughter-in-law for breakfast, HHM post, home blessing, laundry, plan the week ahead
- Tuesday - Take a friend to her eye appointment
- Wednesday - Work (school group)
- Thursday - Work (school group)
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church; work in the afternoon

In the craft basket...

... autumn pumpkins...

    ... and keeping up with the temperature afghan...

Last Week's Photo

Looking forward to this week...

... Celebrating the first week of autumn and checking a few things off my Autumn Bucket List! 🍁

Something I enjoyed watching this week...

... Moby Dick (1956) with Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab. Had read the book, but never saw the movie. They did a great job with it! They literally brought the book to life and Gregory Peck did a super great job of portraying Captain Ahab, but I had forgotten what a nut he was! 😆 Good movie! 🐳

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Moby Dick with Gregory Peck (1956)
From the camera...

Autumn Sky - Taken On Bethany Falls Trail
Blue Springs, Missouri - October 2017
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 again next week! 💗

Until Next Time...

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  1. Oh! I hate when people do things like that (arson)... just creating trouble for NOTHING. Just hurtful.
    I have breakfast for supper on my menu plan this week too
    Have a great week

  2. That is horrible about the fires! I hope they turn themselves in!! Praying for all involved!! Love your pumpkins!! And your afghan is turning out so cute!! Have a great week!!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! They've made some arrests so we'll see what happens from here. The school has been torn down and the rubble is still smoking. It's all so sad. Anyway...thanks or dropping in and I hope your week is going great! <3

  3. Shucks I missed breakfast.. if I'd known earlier, I'd have been knocking on your door!!!!Horrible about the fires... Goodness I will be praying!

    1. LOL! Sorry you missed it, Schotzy! As a rule I don't cook like that at home. I only get that kind of stuff when my daughter in law and I meet for breakfast up town or something special like that. It sure is a nice change! Thanks for praying. Arrests have been made, but I'm not convinced that they've got everyone involved. Continued prayers over our community would be greatly appreciated. Blessings, Sister! <3

  4. Wow your pictures are beautiful! Oh my, I would LOVE to come have breakfast at your house, it sounds delicious! lol! I'll be praying with you about the fires, how sad! So sorry to hear it all, and hope that someone gets caught fast! Happy monday!

    1. Thanks, Stacy! LOL! I don't cook like that at home. My daughter in law and I met up town for breakfast at a local cafe. It's always a treat and so good! Thanks or praying with me about the fires. Arrests have been made, but I'm not sure but what there are more involved that are still on the loose. Your prayers are appreciated! Blessings!

  5. So sorry to hear about the arson in your town. Hopefully, no injuries to anyone. Praying for an end to the issue. Time to get out the all the fall decorations officially now. Hope you have a great week!

    1. So far no injuries to anyone as far as the fires themselves, but our firefighters and emergency workers are sure having lung and breathing issues. The school is still smoldering and the old high school was full of asbestos. Arrests have been made, but I'm not convinced yet that that's the end of it. Continued prayers over our community is greatly appreciated! And, yes, it IS officially time to get those fall decorations out! Better get on it! LOL! ;)

  6. Hi dearest Rebecca!
    Prayers said about the fires. Please keep us posted! 🙏 That is so scary (& sad)

    Yay Fall - love your lovely pics. And I adore those pumpkins!! So cute!! I just love the Fall backdrop of your blog right now. Just makes me smile when it comes up. Blessings to you ❤️

    1. Thanks, Carrie! The old high school and gymnasium are gone and the remains have been torn down. The last time I was by there it was still smoldering. Such a sad thing for our community...BUT...arrests have been made and, hopefully, that's the end of it. We shall see.

      Thanks for the kind comments about my fall decor. I'm so glad that its finally here! Now...if the weather would just cooperate!

      Hope you're week and weekend are going great! Blessings! <3

  7. Rebecca, thanks so much for the tip for warding off mosquitoes and ticks. I will definitely check into that!,

    1. You're welcome, Schotzy! If you have any trouble finding that article just let me know and I'll send you the link. Blessings! ❤️


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