Monday, February 10, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday - February 10, 2020

Greetings, Dear Ones! Happy Monday! πŸ’—

I trust that you and yours had a great week and weekend. Ours was good here and, in many ways, very productive.

After 3+ years of not feeling well and battling a few health issues I was able to finally get back to daily walking and dancing. I am already feeling healthier and stronger and I am so thankful for God's healing power on every front!

We enjoyed fellowshipping with a couple of our children and their families this past week. Sadly, our youngest daughter wasn't able to make it down as planned though. Every time we get a date set for her come on her days off we get a snowstorm on, either, her end, on ours, or on both. We have rescheduled for early March. 

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The Creek This Week Where I Work
@ Prairie State Park
Had she still been with us, my mother would have celebrated her 79th birthday on Febrary 8th. Its hard to believe that she's been gone going on 15 years.

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My Mother - Margie Kathleen (Lemmons) Brown
Yesterday kicked off a week of week-long of celebrations...three birthdays (grandson, Dante's, was yesterday, granddaughter, Kira's, is tomorrow, and grandson, Jed's, is Wednesday), Valentine's Day, of course, is on Friday, and John and I celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary on that day as going on this week and lots of sweet surprises, I'm sure! πŸ’•

Happy Birthday #5, Dante!
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February 14, 1988
Okay...enough about all of that. Let's join Sandra and the other ladies at Happy Homemaker Monday and take a look at the week ahead, 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! πŸ’—
The weather...

32 degrees with a windchill of 25 and partly cloudy at the moment, but the week ahead doesn't look bad at all. It does look like we might get another round of rain, sleet, and snow on Wednesday though. 

How I am feeling this morning...

... I'm feeling pretty good. A lot of things got done last week that took a lot of stress off and eating 
healthier and getting back to walking and dancing has done wonders! I'm trying to be more consistant in Bible reading and quiet time with the Lord, too, which, actually, is the most important thing of all. 

On my mind...

... Am thinking about the week ahead and planning accordingly. I still have Valentine bags to put together for the grandlittles and I need to pick up ingredients for our anniversary dessert. I have decided to make this...

This raspberry nutella puff pastry heart is an easy Valentine's dessert everyone will love! Quick and easy recipe.
Raspberry Nutella Puff Pastery Heart
On the breakfast plate...

... Fat-free turkey slices, a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, and an egg on toast with hot tea

On my reading pile...

... am still plugging along on 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...

Still enjoying old episodes of Family Affair with Brian Keith and Sabastian Cabot.

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Family Affair - 1966-1971
Mr. French, Jody, Uncle Bill, Cissy, and Buffy
On the menu this week...

Monday - Leftovers and freezer clean-up - last of the crockpot haggis and tatties (freezer), a frozen vegetable medley blend (give to us by someone that was moving) with leftover cauliflower added to it, and salad
Tuesday - Turkey Italian sausage, oven-roasted potatoes, oven-roasted carrots, and salad
Wednesday - Pork roast and noodles over mashed potatoes, oven roasted carrots, brussel sprouts, and salad
Thursday - Italian sausage stuffed peppers, pasta, sauce, peas, homemade French bread, and salad
Friday - Steak, baked potatoes, asparagus spears, and salad with Raspberry Nutella Puff Pastry Heart for dessert
Saturday - Broiled salmon, mashed sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and salad
Sunday - Leftovers

Now that I'm getting past some of the food allergies (vinegar, and anything that has vinegar in it...which is pretty much everything) and the anaphylactic reactions that they caused, I am truly thankful to be able to relax and enjoy more of what I am able to eat. A salad used to consist of a bowl of plain lettuce. Yuck!!! Over the past three years I pretty much quit eating salads and fresh vegebles altogether. But, today, a salad consists of not only lettuce (romaine), but a wide of variety of other fresh vegetables including spinach, alfalfa sprouts, grape tomatoes, green pepper, red onion, grated carrot, and diced cucumber, topped with feta cheese, fresh avacado slices, black pepper, and Pompian NON-ALLERGENIC red-wine or balsamic vinegar. I am in love with it! And, again, I am sooooo thankful! πŸ₯—

From the camera...

Yellow Tulips - So Pretty!
Looking around the house...

... I worked Friday and Saturday, was gone all day yesterday afternoon, and didn't do a thing last night. Stuff is strewn about here and there. Rooms need to be straightened and stuff needs put away. There are a few dishes in the sink, the laundry is waiting patiently to be done, and there is Valentine stuff everywhere. Overall it's not bad and it won't take long to get it all back in order once I'm done here.

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

... 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 this week! I am greatly looking forward to celebrating birthdays (started that yesterday) and putting together the rest of the stuff for Valentine's Day and our anniversary. This is going to be great week...full of fun and lots of love! πŸ’˜

To relax this week, I will...

... enjoy cups of hot tea, read, walk, dance, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy celebrating our anniverary.

On my prayer list...

- President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and every other official in this country at every level - that they would seek God's 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 and family members are suffering health issues, pain, and loss.

Devotional/Bible verse...

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. Happy early anniversary to you! Sounds like you have a wonderful week full of celebrations ahead. And congratulations on your improving health. What kind of dancing are you doing? Have a wonderful week!

  2. Yay, so so happy to hear that you are finally feeling better, I am so sorry you were unwell for such a long time. Praise God indeed.

    Sounds like a lot of fun celebrations are going on, enjoy every single one of them.

    Have a blessed week!

  3. Beautiful photo of the state park. Your menu sounds good. Have a nice week.

  4. God is so good!! πŸ™ So happy to hear you're doing better Rebecca! Dance on Lady!! πŸ’ƒ
    You did have lots of celebrations!! And I have no doubt your Mom smiles down from heaven often. Those tulips make me just smile. 😊 And that nutella puff pastry heart looks AMAZING!! Yum! Blessings on your week.xoxo

  5. You're living a wonderful life my dear.

  6. Wow, I have enjoyed reading through your weekly plans and pictures and much wonderful stuff here I don't know where to begin. So I will begin with saying Happy Anniversary today and Happy Valentine's Day, and Happy Birthday to all those with birthdays this week!! I love all the wonderful plans you have to be together and enjoy each other on these special days. So happy for you that you are feeling better and that God is healing and blessing you every day. That is wonderful news. Praying for you and your family today. Be Blessed!!

  7. Happy anniversary to your and your husband. Seems like you had a fun-filled week with all the celebrations. Love the quote. So glad you can enjoy walking and dancing again and can eat that salad :)

  8. Que Deus te use sempre para ter sempre essa disposição para o seu trabalho que tanto te enobrece.


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