August 18, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday August 18 2014

Monday, Monday. It was a busy weekend, and today I want to just sit around and do nothing, but my house is a mess, so that plan will not work out! It was a good busy though. Yesterday we celebrated my in-laws' 60th wedding anniversary. 60 years! I could not even find a 60th anniversary card! At least not at Target. Anyway, tis time once again for Happy Homemaker Monday, hosted by our friend Sandra at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom

Breakfast time...what's on the plate this morning
Ugh, I woke up at 3 am with such a sore throat, so this morning is a hard boiled egg and a smoothie made with 6 fresh strawberries, 1/2 a frozen banana, and 1/2 cup of orange juice.

On today's to-do list
Cleaning. My bed sheets are in the wash now, but mostly I want to tackle the main floor today and upstairs tomorrow. My house was relatively neat all summer with half of us gone, but now the boys are home (which I am glad, I missed them) and I am getting ready for seminary, my daughter is getting ready to move into her dorm, and we have been busy, which amounts to a mess! The dorm stuff is not going anywhere for two weeks, but we have to clean around it. Other than that, it is Monday and therefore Moe's Monday and I promised my peeps that we would go for lunch, which means I will have to take a shower and make myself presentable sooner rather than later.

Currently reading
I am back to jumping around, with not a lot of time to  spend on reading. Here is what is on my Kindle, but I do not know what I will get around to reading: A Handful of Pebbles, Postcards From Nam (started), The Virtues of Oxygen (started), and Portrait of a Girl.

On the tv today
nothing planned

The weather outside is
I am just waiting for winter so I can type "frightful"! But, it is not frightful, it is beautiful! Albeit it feels like a wonderful autumn morning, not summer and we haven't been in the pool in quite some time. Actually, I haven't been in the pool at all this summer. Right now it is 64 and sunny and today's high will be 78. All week will be in the upper 70's with one day hitting 81. No rain in sight though, which we desperately need.

On the menu this week
My monthly menu (which needs to be updated) can be found here.

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will
Nap, hopefully, it was a tough night of sleep. Also, work on seminary.

New recipe I want to try this week
When meal planning I want to look through this cookbook that my husband bought me for Christmas last year:

If I try any I will try to post it here.

In the garden
I harvested all of the ripe tomatoes a couple of days ago, but my husband tells me more are ready, which is perfect, because salad is on the menu tonight. I did get a green pepper last week, so crispy and good!

Favorite photo from the camera
My favorite photo is of my favorite thing.

My favorite people hanging around me, taking and laughing.

Homemaking tip
Sorry, I am drawing a blank today, probably because I have been lax on the homemaking!

Blog post to share
nothing this week

Praying for
my family and friends

Bible verse, devotional

Have a great week!


  1. Happy Monday! I love that picture from your camera - looks like they are having so much fun. Feel better.

  2. Love your picture. I hope you feel better soon. I am really enjoying this beautiful cool summer. I am not a fan of hot and humid weather.

    I should start making smoothies in the morning for breakfast.

  3. Happy Monday! I hope you feel better. Must be lots of summer colds floating around in the air. I have my youngest home sick from school today.

  4. Awww I love your picture, there is nothing better than our kids sitting at our table, isn't it?

    Hope your throat feels better soon.

    You've lost so much weight, you will have to tell me exactly what you're eating lol