September 24, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday September 24

Go and see Sandra's blog for more Happy Homemaker posts. I am grateful to Sandra for hosting this every week and giving me the opportunity to reflect on my life and role as homemaker. Too often I spend my time thinking about the how overworked I am, but this gives me the opportunity to reflect on the joys that can be found, and the reason why I choose to be a stay-at-home mom.

The Weather
Today's high is 64 degrees, so it is a little bit cooler, but that means AUTUMN IS HERE, my favorite season, so I will take it! The sun is shining and I am warm and comfortable in my long pants and sweatshirt, so life is good. Bring on the soup!

On My Reading Pile
The New Testament and my student and teacher's manuals.

On My TV
We managed to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail this weekend. Still have The Dead Poet's Society (we love that movie). Next on our Netflix queue is We Bought a Zoo.

On This Week's Menu
This is fair weekend for our family. Our boy scout troop works all weekend emptying over 400 trash cans at the fair to raise funds for the troop. My husband manages the event so he is gone Thursday - Sunday. The boys will be there Friday-Sunday, and even my daughter is going Saturday to get some volunteer hours in for school. I do all of the driving back and forth.

Monday - chicken soup, rolls and butter (made this for last night but it wasn't ready in time, so dinner is done!)
Tuesday - lasagna, salad, bread (14 year old's choice for his birthday celebration, which is actually on Friday but since they will not be home we are celebrating Tuesday), cake
Wednesday - chicken and rice casserole, broccoli
Thursday - roast beef sandwich melts with vegetable soup
Friday - probably pizza or calzones - not sure who will be here for dinner
Saturday - It's a women's conference for me, and I get fed!
Sunday - Hmmm, pot roast with potatoes and carrots and warm rolls

On My To-Do List
This will be much better than last week. We still have crazy schedules between cross-country, piano lessons, dance, boy scouts, church youth group and the fair, but there is a lot less juggling going on this week. Today I have to write my grocery list for tomorrow so I can go first thing in the morning while they are well stocked and less crowded (found that out on Saturday morning). Also, lots of laundry, lesson planning for the week and straightening up around the house. Tomorrow is grocery shopping and cake baking for my son's birthday, Wednesday I would like to tackle my bedroom which is a MAJOR mess and clean my bathroom. My goal is to have my house in decent shape for the weekend so I can just enjoy it without anyone around to mess it up!

What I am Creating
Lessons for my seminary class

Homemaking Tips
I started separating my bananas instead of leaving them as a bunch so that I could fit them on my fruit stand more easily, and we have found that they last longer and get less bruised. So separate your bananas, people!

Looking Around the House
My oldest is sleeping, everyone else is working or at school. The washer and dryer are going. I see lots of stuff to organize and put away. But it is quiet and peaceful!

On My Camera
Nothing new on there

On My Prayer List
My kids (my own and my students)

John 3:21 "But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."

I have been so stressed out these past two weeks that I have forgotten the most important thing is that I am serving God. This week I am going to work on keeping that in the forefront of my mind. I am sure He was not pleased with my complaining. Keeping focused on doing His work will help me to prioritize too.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. I have heard about the trick with the bananas, but I keep forgetting, I'll have to remember that next time.

    What a wondeful thing that the Lord is always there, even when we drift a little, and He's always ready to welcome us back :)

  2. Dead Poet's Society is one of my favorites too! I saw We Bought A Zoo in the theater and it is a really cute movie.

    Our weather here is just about the same as yours! Feels like Autumn :)

    Have a blessed week,


  3. that to-do list looks crazy! I pray you keep your sanity! Hope you have a great week!!!

    - Whitney

  4. I had a huge bunch of bananas that went from green to brown in two days. I will try your trick next time.