September 9, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday September 9, 2013

Good morning! It's September! I love this time of year, even though it has been ridiculously busy from the very first day of school. This week I need to give my house a good cleaning and get out my fall decor.  I LOVE autumn and its beautiful colors. Join Sandra at Diary of a Stay-at-Home Mom for more Happy Homemaking Monday!

The Weather
Beautiful! Today's high is 71 but it will be up to 90 by Wednesday and then down to 65 for Saturday. Welcome to New England and her unpredictable weather! We only have rain on Thursday, which figures because we are supposed to go to a retirement picnic with my in-laws on that day.

Right Now I am
Dreading that I have to go to an eye exam in a few minutes. My eye doctor gives me numerous tests and it takes forever. Plus they dilate my eyes and I have lots of errands today and will be driving around with those shades they give you.

That I am grateful that I have been able to get up and get going in spite of being tired. I am getting up at 4 am now and in the past I would take 3 hour naps and my day would be wasted. So far I have been able to keep it to a 15 minute power nap so I can get things done.

On My Reading Pile
I forgot what I had been reading at the end of the summer! Nothing now.

On My TV
Been watching Friday Night Lights. I finished all three seasons but now I have my husband hooked on it and am watching it again with him. Nothing else at this time.

On the Menu
Monday spaghetti with meatballs (pre-made frozen ones), salad, garlic bread
Tuesday pork tenderloin, gravy, egg noodles, green beans
Wednesday grilled chicken, macaroni salad, corn on the cob
Thursday hot dogs, baked beans, cucumbers
Friday chili, rice, broccoli salad
Saturday dinner out with husband, kids eat at a church dance
Sunday family party, menu not completed
On My To Do List
Eye doctor, grocery shopping, bank, hardware store, clean two bathrooms, wash towels, wash whites.  Ha, ha ha! We'll see how much I accomplish!

Looking Forward to This Week
Dinner out with my husband on Saturday (he doesn't know it yet)

Looking Around the House
A few things need to be put away, everything needs to be vacuumed and dusted, but I really need to get the upstairs bathrooms cleaned. Downstairs can wait until tomorrow.

From the Camera
First day, after school, my daughter had already changed. The middle one is just being goofy(ier).

On My Prayer List
Always my kids, mom, in-laws, various friends, myself and my co-teacher.

Bible Verse
John 4:6  "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

I am so grateful for my Savior, who has shown us the way back to our Heavenly Father. I am grateful for his atonement that allows me to repent and become clean again and worthy of the blessings that He has in store for me. I am also grateful for John's writings. They are some of my favorites.

Have a great week!


  1. Your to-do list made me laugh. I always try to out do myself by creating a crazy ,intense list! Oh well. I guess God is teaching me patience and moderation through NOT accomplishing it all :)
    I have always dreamed of visiting New England in the fall. Thanks for sharing your week. Have a blessed day!

  2. LOVE the photo hahahah

    Pork Tenderloin for dinner? I'll be over, just let me know the time lol

    Hope you have a fantastic week :)