September 8, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday September 8 2014

Good morning! Last Monday I was catching up on everything after a busy weekend, so I am glad to be back, joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday!

Breakfast Time
Oh, not a good choice. Perhaps if I thought about the fact that I would have to tell you I would have chosen differently! This morning I had to bring one son to the doctor for his physical, then bring him to school. Another son called begging for a breakfast sandwich from Dunkin Donuts (pretty much one of the main food groups in this part of the country) and by the time I got to D&D I was really hungry (mind you I am up at 4 am every day) and they have their pumpkin donuts again, and, well, how was I supposed to fight it? So, not a good choice this morning, but they were very good.

On Today's To Do List
Grocery shopping, NAP, maybe a load of laundry. Plan tomorrow's seminary lesson. Make dinner and pick up the boys after practice at 5 pm. There is much more to be done but I am realistic.

Currently Reading
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin

On the TV Today
Nothing but son 2 and I watched Divergent on Saturday. I liked it.

The Weather Outside Is
Perfect! Last week was the worst weather of the entire summer, hot and HUMID and miserable, which figures because the kids were going back to school and the schools around here don't have air conditioning in the classrooms. My sons' coach teaches at the middle school and he said his classroom was 97 degrees one day last week. 97 degrees! Oh, and last Sunday, when we were driving home from bringing my daughter to school in Boston, I got a tornado warning on my phone. It was for RIGHT WHERE WE WERE AT THE TIME. Fortunately we made out okay. The worst was some heavy rain that made visibility terrible, but that only came in patches. I prayed the entire time we were in the danger zone. Love that God answers prayers! Anyway, today it hasn't hit 70 yet, and the high is 75. It is clear and sunny with lower humidity. Perfect.

On the Menu This Week
It's planned! Have my shopping list ready too! You can find my menu here.

If I Have a Few Moments to Myself, I will
Already put it on my to do list: NAP

In the Garden
We have a couple of cucumbers waiting for us on the counter, and hopefully more tomatoes waiting in the garden. We actually had to throw some away because they rotted really fast. We also have a pumpkin, it is already sitting on our steps!

Favorite photo from the camera
There are so many, but I will share this one from walking the streets of Boston. So quaint and so busy! Of course, all of the college students and their families were in town.

Looking Around the House
It needs to be cleaned, which will happen this week, but it is relatively picked up. I do have bags of clothes sitting around to donate.

Praying for
My kids, my seminary students

Bible Verse, Devotional
I saw this on my Facebook news feed this morning:

Have a great week!


  1. Have you seen the Winter's Tale movie? I watched it recently and thought it was a bit awful but I've been told the book is much better. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Oh, I didn't know there was a movie. I guess I will stick with the book though!