Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 04/29/2013


I'm so glad to be joining Sandra and the rest of you participating in Happy Homemaker Monday! And to be back on my blog in general. It feels so great to be back! I'm just giddy with excitement, seriously. We have been swamped with the end of the school year activities so it hasn't been all that easy to get on lately. Finally things are winding down. Phew. I'm so ready for summer despite the high temps that I'm sure are on their way.
If you want to join in the Happy Homemaker Monday fun just head on over to Sandra's blog: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and there's a Mister Linky you can add your name to! :)

::The weather::
Last year was actually cold! The kids had their winter coats on two of the three days and there were a few snowflakes that fell down in addition to ice cold rain. This week however it's rainy, but warm. Indiana weather, gotta love it. Today it's 70 degrees but a bit cloudy and still wet from yesterday's downpour. Still I have the windows open letting in the fresh breeze, it feels wonderful.

::Right now I am::
Sitting on the couch writing this post with my oldest in school, and my littlest one taking a nap. I'm just soaking in a bit of quiet time. TV off, radio off, just the sound of the birds chirping outside. I have a thousand and one chores to do today (or so it feels), so I'm taking this time to just relax for a bit.

About all the chores I have to do today, and this week. It just seems like there are never enough hours in the day. Also that I need to make a trip to the craft store and pick up some yarn and materials for some upcoming crafts.

::On my reading pile::
Just finished Reasons for Belief by Norman L Geisler and Patty Tunnicliffe (review will be upcoming today or tomorrow)
Finishing up The Awakening (Harlequin Intrigue) by Jana DeLeon
Also reading Persecuted The Global Assault on Christians by Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Nina Shea

::On my TV::
Not much on the TV today what with all the chores on my to-do list. Probably my TV will be playing lots of Spongebob, Yo Gabba Gabba, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Wednesday I will be catching the newest Nashville so there is that, but nothing else really planned for this week.

::Blog hopping (newly discovered blog)::
Stories of a Stay at Home Mom

::On the menu for this week::
Breakfast: Homemade Cinnamin Rolls & Banana Smoothies
Lunch: Leftover chili
Dinner: taco salad

Breakfast: Cheesy omelets, toast, OJ
Lunch: Turkey wraps, carrot sticks with ranch dipping sauce
Dinner: beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, peas

Breakfast: oatmeal, toast
Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, potato chips
Dinner: BBQ porkchops, scalloped potatoes, brocolli

Breakfast: Homemade Doughnuts, fruit bowls
Lunch: Grilled hot dogs, mac and cheese
Dinner: Grilled chicken, rice, grilled corn on the cob

::On my to do list::
Half of it is done since I'm writing this in the afternoon.
Here's what I have accomplished so far:
My morning workout
Laundry (wash, dry, iron, fold)
Cleaned kids rooms

And here is what I have left:
Laundry (put away)
Vacuum carpets
Clean bathroom
Meal planning
Shopping list
Return library books

::In the craft basket::
Well I have been working my fingers to the bone crocheting dish cloths and I love making them, but I now have quite a few. So it's time to get ready to move onto something else. What that something is I don't know just yet, but I'm going to be scouring Pinterest to find some ideas.

::Looking forward to this week::
Nothing much is going on this week besides chores and errands. We are going to be meeting up with some friends towards the end of the week which will be really nice (weather permitting of course).

::Looking around the house::
All is quiet, and everything is picked up (for now). I just peeked in on my little one and he is still sleeping soundly. It's almost time for me to wake him up though. If he sleeps too long he has a really hard time going to bed. He will be in such a better mood after his nap though which will be amazing since he was so grumpy before.
Gizmo is chewing his rubber star toy, and birds are chirping outside. A soft breeze is blowing in the windows.

::From the camera::
Nothing this week. My camera needs batteries and all mine have disappeared into the boys toys. LOL. Need to add those to the grocery list.

::On my prayer list::
Family and friends to be in good health.
Hubby as work has been pretty stressful as of lately.

::Bible verse/devotional::


  1. Glad to see you back Tori :)

    Sounds like you have a really busy week ahead and your to do list looks very similar to mine, seems like there's always something to do and not enough hours in the day :)

  2. I hear you on the thousand and one chores to do!! :)

    Sounds like you have a busy week ahead. Blessings!


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