Good afternoon! Yes, I am running a bit late. I had a physical this morning and a bookkeeping job to complete. But now, time for some fun! See Sandra at Diary of a Stay-at-Home Mom for more Happy Homemaker Monday!
As I Look Outside My Window
It was really comfortable outside this morning, but my son just came in and told me it is hot now. I am sitting comfortably in my air conditioned kitchen, so I wouldn't know otherwise! It cannot be too hot, however, because our one window air conditioner is able to handle the job.
Right Now I Am
Sucking on sour candy to get my salivary glands working because they are swollen. This first happened to me a couple of years ago, and I went to the ER because I thought I was having an allergic reaction. But lately it has started swelling almost whenever I eat. My doctor said it could be because I had dental work recently and some particles could have gotten into the gland and clogged it, so I have to eat sour things to get the glands working and hope that it cleans itself out. Joy.
Thinking and Pondering
How many stinking medical problems I have, but I will not go into it here. People have gone through much worse.
On My Bedside Table
My Kindle and a library book! It's summer, time for the library! I just finished Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin. It was okay, but I wasn't enamored with it, so I don't think I will read anymore of her works right now. Next is either All Quiet on the Western Front, The Bell Jar, Angela's Ashes, or The Hare With Amber Eyes.
On My TV This Week
I just turned in my cable box, so no more of that! We have a Mohu Leaf antennae, but we really never watch tv. I would rather read!
My son and his girlfriend talking in the living room. No, I am not eavesdropping, lol!
On the Menu For This Week
You can find my menu here, but I have not updated it. Two of my kids are working at a boy scout camp and are only home on Saturdays for dinner. My oldest isn't around for dinner often, and my daughter has numerous graduation parties and get togethers, so she is often gone too. I am trying to eat healthier so I plan on making a lot of salads and throwing something on the grill. I can throw a baked potato in the microwave for my husband.
On My To Do List
I housed some girls at church for a special activity so I gave my house a good cleaning last week! Now it is just the usual to maintain it: dusting, vacuuming, bathrooms. Hoping to clean a few windows too, and I still need to go through closets and cabinets and purge, purge, purge!
Happening This Week
It is a bit slower now that school is out, thank goodness, we need the break!
Monday - physical - done
Tuesday - call ear, nose, and throat doctor and rheumatologist for appointments
Wednesday - take son to doctor for physical
Thursday - nothing!
Friday - nothing!
Saturday - dinner out with family to celebrate my 50th birthday!
Sunday - church
What I Am Creating
My Simple Pleasure
A good laugh
I've got nothing today.
Looking Around the House
It is amazing how quickly stuff accumulates! The island and table in the kitchen need attention.
From the Camera
My wonderful neighbor got this shot of my daughter.
My kids, in-laws, and me.
I love the writings of John. John 7:17:
"If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."
I love this principle, because I know that it is true. When we keep His commandments, we will know that it is the right thing to do, but often the Lord expects us to try it first before we receive a witness. Acting first is putting our faith into action.
Have a great week!