Monday, October 28, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - October 28, 2019

Greetings, Dear Readers! Happy Monday!! 💗

Can you believe that this is the last Monday of October? Time just keeps marching onward and, here we are! Christmas is less than two months away! 😲

This popped up in my news-feed on the 25th. I love
that Kansas City skyline in the background! 💗
I trust that you and yours had a great week and weekend. On the home-front here, my "quieter, less-busy week at home" turned out to be much busier than anticipated and not a single day was spent at home. 

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday were spent running errands and taking care of business; Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were spent working. Friday and Saturday were normal work days, Tuesday was the bison auction, and Sunday was the last Sunday of the season (we are closed on Sundays from November 1st through March 31st). I am so thankful! 

This picture popped up in my memories on Facebook. I'm
not sure where it came from, but I do like it very much.

I accomplished very little on the home-front, but other things got done that needed doing this week. The work on my car, for oil change, new brakes, and I now have a working heater (went all last winter without one). 🥶 There are still a couple of things that need done, but they will come later. For now we are in good shape for winter travel, which was our immediate concern. 

I'm running short on time this morning, so enough about last week. Let's jump ahead to this week, shall we?

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 hot tea as I contemplate the week ahead and work on this post.

On the breakfast plate...

... Eggs, toast, and hot tea

The weather...

... Right now it's 44 degrees with a windchill of 38. The next few days look a bit nippy, but it looks like warmer temperatures will prevail towards week's end.

Looks, too, like an impromptu frost flower hike might be on tap for early Thursday morning. We shall see!

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A Frost Flower From Last Year
Photo Taken 11/16/18
...  On my reading pile...

Sadly, I'm still right where I was...My Father, Daniel Boone - The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone edited by Neal O. Hammon and On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

On the menu this week...

Monday - ?
Tuesday - ?
Wednesday - Turkey burgers, mashed sweet potatoes, and fried apples
Thursday - Turkey and wild rice soup with homemade bread
Friday - Chili and cornbread
Saturday - Dh's night to cook
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

I stayed up late last night doing laundry and my "Weekly Home Blessing" so that things could be done a little different this week. 

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be spent taking a much needed break from the norm and enjoying some self-imposed time off.

- Thursday - Figure November budget and bills, make bison chili to serve at National Bison Day on Saturday, carve a pumpkin, pass out tracts and candy to trick-or-treaters
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work; reset clocks before bed
- Sunday - Church

In the craft basket...

... Keeping up with the temperature afghan. The gold yarn that I was waiting on arrived, so I can continue on with my project now.

Temperature Afghan
Looking forward to this week...

... Enjoying some much needed down time

Something I enjoyed watching this week...

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From the camera...

We were surprised the other day to see a cow grazing across the way. It had evidently escaped from somewhere else and decided that the grass was greener on our neighbor across the street's property. 

A Pretty Fungus Growing On a Tree Stump @
Prairie State Park's Picnic and Campground Area
Scripture passage...

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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! 💗

Until Next Time...

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  1. Alwaysuch beautiful posts ..and very uplifting!

  2. Love your temperature blanket. I contemplated making one this year, but I had too many other projects going and I was afraid I would never complete it. Besides I really need to use up the yarn I have on hand before buy enough for a temperature blanket. lol

    1. I have a lot of odd and end skeins of yarn, Cathy...a little bit of this...a little bit of of this color and another of that...and I am trying to figure out how to use them up. Any ideas? Blessings! :)

  3. I think the temperature afghan is wonderful!
    And that fungus is lovely.
    Your Turkey soup with wild rice sounds just delicious. I'd love to try that!

    1. The recipe that I use, Ann, is on Page 100 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook. It is their Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. I just use turkey instead of chicken. If you want me to send you the recipe e-mail or message me and I will gladly share it with you. :)

  4. I would love to do a temperature afghan. I'm wondering if there is a printable chart or do they sell them. Have a great week.

    1. If you just google 'temperature afghan' you will find all kinds of charts, Kristina. I just looked around until I found one that I liked, decided what kind of yarn I wanted (I wanted 20% wool), and went with it. If you decide to tackle one...enjoy! Blessings, Sweet Lady! <3

  5. Gorgeouse pictures! Seems like you had a busy week last week, hoping you can get a more relaxing week this week.

    1. Thanks, Lucie! I think that, as of this week, we are heading into the winter least I hope so! :O Blessings! <3

  6. Bison auction?? Are you selling or buying? I don't see bison listed as a label in your sidebar so I'm not sure how much they are part of your lives. I can't believe how fast time is flying and how soon it will be Christmas.

    1. I work at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, Missouri, Pam, and we have a herd of bison there. We have an annual auction in which we auction off approximately 20 animals as part of herd management. As for time flying...I know! And our family Christmas is always held the second Saturday of December, so it's really coming right up! I've got to get busy! Blessings! And thanks for stopping in! <3

  7. Hope you do get to enjoy your down time this week and feel much refreshed after it. Glad you got that heater fixed in your car because you're going to need it if you come up this way..37 and raining right now, not getting warmer out there. SIGH. Well, at least not this week ;)

    1. Oh, Jean! My down time didn't really manifest the way I had hoped it would and it's turned out to be another wild and hectic week after all...BUT...we are closed at the park on Sundays from now until spring, so that's a bonus and we are definitely heading into a winter slow down, so that should help. And, yes! I am so thankful to have the heater in my car fixed AND we were able to get propane delivered Friday, so we were finally able to turn the heat on in the house! We had a few cold nights there, but, we made it and are finally back in business! Blessings, my friend! See you again tomorrow! <3

  8. I am making my rounds a day late... This month sure has flown on by! Your afghan is amazing! Next year I am definitely doing a 365 day one!! Have a great week!

    1. Oh, Jodi, don't ever worry about making your rounds late. I didn't get to make my rounds at all this week! :( Blessings! I'll see you tomorrow! <3

  9. Isn't Poldark just amazing? I'm sorry I'm late visiting, there is a lot going on over here.

    Have a wonderful week.

    1. It is, Sandra, yes! Don't worry about visiting late. Sadly, I haven't had time to visit at all this week. :( Blessings and I'll see you tomorrow! <3

  10. Love the afghan, it is amazing and enjoyed my visit to your blog and will come again. I got here from Homemaker Monday!

    1. Thanks, Pat! Thank you or visiting and thank you for taking time to comment! You made my day! Blessings and I'll see you again soon! <3

  11. Sorry I'm late Dear Rebecca!
    This darn time of year. My flu shot made me feel yucky and I'm fighting an eye infection too. Been a rough week. But still wanted to say hi.
    Your menu always sounds so yummy and cozy,. And I"m getting excited for the holidays already too! I listen to Christmas music as soon as Halloween is done so I get enough of it in. 😉
    Blessings on your weekend ahead. xoxo

    1. Don't be concerned about being late, Carrie. I didn't make it around at all this week. :( I'm sorry to hear that you've haven't been feeling well and that you've had a rough week. I do appreciate you stopping in. <3 I had good intentions with my menu plans, but, even they didn't work out as planned this week. I hope to do better this week. We shall see. :) I'm ready to start the holidays as soon as I can. Another day or two and I should be in full swing! (I HOPE!) :/ Blessings, Sweet Lady! I'll see you again tomorrow! <3


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