Monday, September 9, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - September 9, 2019

Greetings, Dear Readers! HAPPY MONDAY! ๐Ÿ’— 

I hope you all had a lovely week and weekend. Ours ended up busier than we thought it was going to be here and there's a lot going on on all fronts. This week promises to be much the same. 

Am experimenting with my new letter board. What do you think?

We are finally getting some tomatoes out of our garden. I managed to put up a few quarts last week and there's probably more that need to be picked. Maybe I will find time to check on that before day's end.

Wednesday my husband and I ran errands (we had something like sixteen stops to make ๐Ÿ˜ฒ it was insane, BUT we got a lot done). While out we had lunch with our youngest son and his family. Our son made calzone and homemade pizza. The pizza was good, but the calzone was incredible! ๐Ÿ’—

Tuesday and Thursday were spent working on projects around the house (including bringing out all the fall stuff) ๐Ÿ˜Š; I had to work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (in the afternoon).

Now, here are we back to Monday again! (I can't believe how fast these weeks fly by!) ๐Ÿ˜ณ 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? ๐Ÿ’—

Right now I am... 

... Finishing up breakfast and enjoying a cup of tea while I work on this post. 

On the breakfast plate...

... cinnamon apple toast, Triple 0 vanilla yogurt, and hot tea

The weather...

... hot and humid. Right now it's 88 degrees with a heat index of 94. There is a slight breeze, which helps, but even the wind is hot. I'll be so glad when fall arrives! I am looking forward to warm days under brilliant blue skies and cool, crisp nights beside a bonfire! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

... On my reading pile...

In addition to daily scripture reading I finished Your Promise of Protection - The Power of the 91st Psalm by Gloria Copeland and have started her book And Jesus Healed Them All. I am still reading
 On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

On the menu this week...

Monday - Tomato lentil soup with orange oatmeal muffins
Tuesday - Pasta, sauce, and meatballs with homemade French bread, olive oil bread dip, and green beans
Wednesday - Monterey jack and chicken quesadillas with black beans and fried apples
Thursday - Turkey dogs and oven fries
Friday - Broiled spoonbill, boiled buttered potatoes, peas, butternut squash and homemade bread
Saturday - Ham and beans with cornbread
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - HHM post, home blessing, laundry, plan the week ahead, bake bread and rolls for the week
- Tuesday - Cooking and baking (preparing and taking a meal to a friend who just lost a family member and am having company in for supper)
- Wednesday - Work
- Thursday - Work on projects around the house
- Friday - Work (Nature Weaving homeschool class)
- Saturday - Work (am working the Fall Rendezous at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site)
- Sunday - Church; work in the afternoon 

In the craft basket...

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

Temperature Afghan Through September 8th

I am sooooo glad I got that lot of six skeins of pumpkin orange!
Looks like I'm going to use every one of them before I'm done!

Looking forward to this week...

... Visiting with friends and working the rendezvous at Nathan Boone

Something I enjoyed this week...

... leading Saturday's bison hike at Prairie State Park.

From the camera...

Discovered this rare beauty along the trail...a WHITE field thistle!
Scripture passage...

Image result for kjv verse thistle

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! ๐Ÿ’—

Until Next Time...

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  1. What a beautiful afghan. Such vibrant colors.

    1. Thanks, Melissa! Glad you stopped by! Blessings! <3

  2. YOu and I both are thinking autumn.. decorating the home,, our blogs are so autumn-ed up.. your's is gorgeous by the way, and we are all set.. But our temps just will not cooperate.. 90's here as well.. just " boo!" Oops, It's not October, and besides I don't celebrate Halloween, so maybe I'll just say, "Bah, humbug!!!"

    1. Thanks, Schotzy, and I hear you! The weather won't cooperate here, either! is officially still summer, so I guess I can't complain too much, but I'll sure be glad when October gets here! We don't celebrate Halloween, either (haven't for close to thirty years now, I guess), but we do use it to pass out tracts and minister to others as we have opportunity. Thanks for stopping in and I'll get over to your site as soon as I get a chance! Blessings, Sweet Lady! <3

  3. Whew! You've been busy. That white field thistle is stunning! Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your weekend at the Fall Rendezvous.

    1. Thanks, Jean! I want you to know that I have been trying to get over to your site and spend some time there, but just haven't made it yet. I'm anxious to find out how your plans for September are going. As soon as I can, I'll be there! Have a great week ahead! Blessings, dear friend! <3

  4. Your menu looks yummy! Love the afghan! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 4. Shared.

    1. Thanks, Dee! Appreciate you stopping in and blessings for a great week ahead! <3

  5. I want to go eat at your house all week! your menu is really appetizing.
    Great pictures. Have a great week

    1. just come right on over, Lucy! You'd be more than welcome anytime! Hope you're having a great week! Blessings! <3

  6. Love your letter board! Your menu for the week looks yummy! The afghan.... LOVE IT!! That thistle is cool! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! Hope you're having a great week! Blessings, Sweet Lady! <3

  7. Love the knitted pumpkin! Hard to get in the fall mood with those temperatures - I was glad to see some rain here and the temperatures drop. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Pamela! I got that little pumpkin at one of the little shops up town last fall. She all sizes, colors, and shapes of them, but I liked that one. And, yes, you're right! The heat does make it hard to get in a fall mood, but I'm doing it anyway. LOL! I'm determined to have a nice, long fall season...with or without the cooperation of the weather. LOL! Have a great week ahead! <3

  8. Look at that blanket, my goodness, it's beautiful.

    I am also jumping straight into Fall, I'm done waiting for the temperatures to cooperate hahah

    Hope you're having a wonderful week.

    1. I hear you, Sandra! I was doing the same thing! LOL! But, of TOMORROW...we get the real deal! Blessings, Sweet Lady! <3

  9. Hello there beautiful Lady!
    I LOVE your Fall blog layout. It looks just lovely! And all the cozy in your post. Those warm temps aren't stopping you one bit...from getting out those pretty decorations and cozy menus. Your comfort food yummy in your menu sounds so delicious!
    And your afghan is turning out beautifully. I hope you have a very blessed rest of your week Rebecca. ๐Ÿ™ ❤️

    1. Thanks, Carrie! You are always so sweet! I truly appreciate every comment that you leave and count each one as a blessing! Thank you! <3


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