October 1, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday October 1st

Go and see Sandra's blog for more Happy Homemaker posts.

It's been a rough night. Discovered at 10:30 pm that one of my sons has head lice. He is FOURTEEN and in HIGH SCHOOL. These things are not supposed to happen now! I went through this with my daughter three years ago - I attributed that to public use of the batting helmet because she was playing softball. I have no idea how this one got it. It is now 3:30 am and I am still up waiting on the bed linens in the laundry.

The Weather
Today will be in the mid to upper 60's. The rest of this week will be in the mid 70's but rainy. But, you know what is wonderful about the rain in the autumn? The yellows, reds, and oranges on the trees appear much brighter in the overcast, rainy weather. Those yellow leaves make you feel like the sun is shining even when it isn't.

On My Reading Pile
The New Testament and my student and teacher's manuals.
I have so many books on my Kindle - I am going to attempt to do at least some reading for pleasure, even if it is just a little at a time.

On My TV
We watched The Dead Poet's Society this weekend but we still have We Bought a Zoo. Next up is Young Frankenstein.

On This Week's Menu
I have pot roast in the fridge all cooked and waiting to be heated and eaten, so I know what we are having for dinner tonight, anyway. I haven't planned out the rest of the week.

On My To-Do List
Well, I did get a lot of cleaning and organizing done, and enlisted the kids' help yesterday, so even though there is still tons to do, it looks a lot better than it did around here.

However, just when you think things are falling into a groove...not only do I have head lice to contend with, but our well water had to be tested for our foster parent licensing and they found bacteria in our water, so now our well has to be chlorinated and our whole system flushed. The well guy is coming in the next 4-5 hours and I am still up waiting on laundry.  Also, our pool had to be inspected as well and we do not meet state regulations on the height of our gate leading from our deck to the pool. Now keep in mind, our foster child is 15 years old and about 5 foot 9 inches tall and he can swim. So later today, at a decent hour, I have to call the DCF worker and ask if an exception can be made, otherwise my husband is going to have to find time to completely reconfigure the gate. I also have to make appointments with the vet for our cat and dog because we have forms that have to be completed on the pets too. Oh, it's a fun procedure.

What I am Creating
Lessons for my seminary class

Homemaking Tips
I am drawing a blank.

Looking Around the House
I will only tell you about the good things. On my mantel I have pumpkin decorations and fall candles. Saturday I built two more (store bought, or boughten as they say in the Little House books) shoe organizer shelves. We now have a closet in our mudroom devoted entirely to shoes and umbrellas, oh, and the dog leash. My husband is going to hang hooks on the walls surrounding the bench in there to hang coats. The junk in the dining room is cleaned out and the fall dishes are displayed on the hutch. Most everything is picked up and organized.

The alarm on my phone went just went off. I am supposed to be getting up now to get ready for seminary. (I cancelled it for today knowing I would be up well into the night taking care of my son's hair.)

On My Camera

What my backyard trees are up to:

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

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."
Matthew 5:6

Have a wonderful week!


  1. It stinks that you have lice! yikes! praise the Lord we haven't gotten lice yet! We did have a scare about 3 years ago when my little girls preschool called and said there was an outbreak! luckily, we didn't get it! I love your scripture this week, Matthew is one of my favorite books!

  2. Ugh head lice is such a pain to deal with.

    Hope you get a nap in today at least :)

  3. Just remember to treat everything again in about 7-10 days or those suckers will be back! I hope youve had some rest today.