Monday, January 27, 2020

Happy Homemaking Monday - January 27, 2020

Greetings, Dear Ones! Happy Monday! 💗

I hope that your week and weekend were good and that this last Monday of January finds you happy, healthy, and ready to start the week with gusto! Our week here was quiet, but good! 

Monday and Tuesday were spent working around the house and running errands. 

Winter Weather Last Week
The Creek @ Prairie State Park

Due to bad weather (on her end and ours), our youngest daughter was unable to make it down as planned, so Wednesday and Thursday were spent puttering around the house, going through totes, doing a bit of purging and organizing, and I started a couple of new crochet projects...tea cozies and treasure bags.

Tea Cozy and Treasure Bag
I worked Friday...ended up deep-cleaning certain areas there...purging and organizing, too.

Saturday was Burns Night and my cousin, Dave's, birthday, so he came over that evening and we had our traditional version of the Burns Night supper followed by an online reading of Address To A Haggis and a round or two of Auld Lang Syne. Our oldest daughter and her family joined us and an evening of fun was enjoyed by all. The Burns Night supper doesn't make for a colorful plate, but the food is quite tasty! 😋

Not A Very Colorful Plate, But Quite Tasty
Crockpot Haggis, Tatties (without the neeps this year), and Oat Cakes

Yesterday we had church in the morning with a fellowship dinner following and, afterwards, a quiet afternoon and evening at home. 

Enough about last week. Let's take a look at the week ahead now, 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! 💗
The weather...

Right now it's a chilly 32 degrees and foggy, but it's supposed to warm up with a high near 50 today. That's not bad for the last week of January, and the first few days of February promise to be even better! 💗

How I am feeling this morning...

... Good! And ready to get started! I want to get this post, my household chores, and laundry done before taking off for the day.

On my mind...

... The day and week ahead as it promises to be quite busy on every front

On the breakfast plate...

... Toast with jam, yogurt, grapes, and hot tea

On my reading pile...

... Greater Health God's Way by Stormie Omartian and The Great North American Prairie: A Literary Field Guide (Stories From Where We Live) by Sara St. Antione (Editor)
On my tv computer...

Little Men (Canadian TV Series 1998-1999)

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Little Men TV Series on Amazon Prime

On the menu this week...

Monday - Breakfast for supper
Tuesday - Pizza dippin' sticks, sauce, and salad
Wednesday - Ham, beans, and cornbread
Thursday - Oven roasted chicken breasts, brown rice, and salad
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and cheesy cauliflower
Saturday - Dh's night to cook
Sunday - Leftovers

From the camera...

It's About Time!
(Ladies' Group Theme Last Week)
Looking around the house...

... I managed to keep up with things over the weekend, so it's not too bad. There is a bit of straightening to do and a few dishes in the sink. but, other than that, I just need to do a general wiping down and dusting of surfaces, sweep, and run the vacuum.

Chore I'm not looking forward to today or this week...

... this category is so hard for me. I can't think of anything that I'm NOT looking forward to, so I will tell you what I'm MOST looking forward to, and that is going to the Amish and Mennonite stores. Daughter Amber and I are both out of several things (whole grains, baking supplies, spices) so we plan on going together later this week.

To relax this week, I will...

... enjoy a cup of hot tea, read, crochet, walk, and listen to Lamplighter Theatre 

On my prayer list...

- President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and every other official in this country at every level - that they would seek God and His wisdom, and that their eyes and ears would be open to the truth of God's Holy Word.
- For a spiritual awakening in America and beyond
- Friends, family members, and others who are fighting battles this morning...illness, hospitalization, loneliness, financial strain, and more. 
May God's perfect will be done in every circumstance and may His peace settle over Jesus' name.

Devotional/Bible verse...

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Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a lovely, productive, and great week ahead!

Until next time...

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  1. Sorry you missed your time with your youngest daughter last week but I'm glad you both stayed safe & it sounds like you made good use of your time. I really like your photo this week as well as your positive spin to the chore you're most looking forward to doing. I'm most looking forward to washing my "hand wash/cold water" things so I can wear my Chiefs red this week ;) Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Yes, looks like we're going to get another round tonight. Might not make it the Amish store tomorrow, either. If not, I'll just work around here again. Thanks! I didn't know if I should do the postive spin or not, but I honestly can't think of anything to say otherwise. And..ahhhhh yes! Those Chiefs! I'm not a football fan, but I'm so glad that they're headed for the Super Bowl! Blessings for a great rest of the week, my friend, and for the big win on Sunday! <3

  2. I've never heard of crockpot haggis, it sounds wild!
    Have a great week :)

    1. It's good! I use ground turkey. It's like a meatloaf but the ingredients used makes it totally different. Everyone that has tried it has liked it. Have a great week! <3

  3. It's about time looks like such a cute theme! I love watches and timepieces, but I'm not allowed to wear anything like that at my job. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Becki! I like timepieces, too. I'd love to have an hourglass! Have a great week! :)

  4. We used to belong to the Scottish Society and enjoyed Burn's Night, but Haggis is not a favorite! haha!

    1. I bet you'd like my haggis, Schotzy. I use ground turkey and it is quite tasty. No sheep entrails here! LOL! :D

  5. You menu looks fantastic. I do love the time for tea picture.
    Have a great week and enjoy your time with your daughter.

    1. Thanks, Lucy! Won't get to spend time with my daughter until sometime in February. Sure missed our visit this past week, but still have it to look forward to now. Blessings for a great week! <3

  6. That creek pic is gorgeous!! Don't ya just love mug cozy!?!?! I have a few that I love! Have a great week!

  7. Love the collection of time pieces and how nicely it goes with your theme. The tea cozy is such a great idea! Have a wonderul week.

  8. Hi Rebecca! Sorry so late. Wow - haggis!?! I'm impressed. So cool that you do a tradition like that. And I love the ladies night theme - I may need to copy that sometime for a tea or luncheon. I haven't done a themed one of those in ages! 😉
    I love your inspiration as always. I hope you've been having a great week!! ❤️

    1. Hi, Carrie! I get most of my materials from Julia Bettencourt. Do you know her? Her sight is AMAZING and is loaded with resources. I also have all of her books. Here's the link: Have a great rest of the week and weekend and enjoy Julia's site! <3


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