Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 05/06/2013

Oh how the weekends fly. I must admit I am eager for summer break. Only 4 more weeks until my boy is out for the summer. I think I'm more eager than he is. LOL
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::The weather::
It's supposed to be in the 70s but I'm not seeing that happening anytime soon to be honest. It's rather chilly outside and feels more like the low 60s to me, but I'm definitely not complaining. I will take this over snow any day and the scalding hot summer days are right ahead of us. It is a bit cloudy with bits of sunshine here and there, but I have all the blinds open letting in the beautiful natural light.

::Right now I am::
Sitting at the kitchen table writing this post while the my oldest is at school, and my youngest is napping in his room. The house is quiet for the time being.

About all of our summer plans. Usually we just get stuck at home or do simple things like swimming and stuff. But this year me and hubby decided even though it isn't in the budget to go on a vacation we are not going to waste this summer. We have camping, picnics, hiking, canoeing, biking, swimming, fishing, family activities, etc. Usually we just wing it but that only ends us at the end of summer wondering where the time went. This time we are planning ahead and we're going to enjoy it.

::On my reading pile::
Persecuted The Global Assault on Christians by: Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, Nina Shea
Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert

::On my TV::
Going to be catching up on some of Hubby's favorite shows. We didn't get in hardly any TV time last week aside from the news so mainly Duck Dynasty.
I will be catching up on Bones and Cupcake Wars though.

::What I found while surfing the net::
Jell-O Poke Cake! I had forgotten all about these. Or rather the few times I've remembered them I promptly forget about them due to all the other things swirling about in my head. This time when I stumbled over them though I haven't forgotten. Thanks to Pinterest they are pinned to my board and I will be making a batch of Jell-O Poke Cupcakes today. My mom used to make Jell-O Poke cakes when I was a kid and I remember them being so yummy I am ashamed I've never made them for my kids yet!

::On the menu for this week::

Breakfast: cheesy egg omelets, toast - orange juice (coffee for the adults)
Lunch: turkey wraps, watermelon
Dinner: chicken spaghetti bake, garlic cheese bread

Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, biscuits - juice or milk
Lunch: BLT's (I always make extra bacon so we can have this for lunch)
Dinner: sweet and sour chicken, rice, broccoli

Breakfast: sausage, biscuits and gravy - juice or milk
Lunch: tuna melts, sweet potato fries
Dinner: Pulled pork sandwiches, cooked baby carrots, macaroni and cheese

Breakfast: homemade sticky buns - juice or milk (coffee for the adults)
Lunch: chicken salad, breadsticks
Dinner: baked tilapia, lima beans, rice

shopping day

::On my to-do list::
I was up really early this morning, and have mostly gotten my chores done for the day. All I have to do are the lunch dishes in the sink, and wait on my laundry to finish drying so I can get those put away.

::In the craft basket::
I'm taking a break from crafts this week. I have some materials to make some birdhouses with the boys and I did manage to get some yarn, but this is already promising to be a busy week. I'm going to start on some dishcloths and throw blankets for gifts as there's birthdays coming up next month, but I won't start on them until the end of the week or next week.
I am going back to the craft store this weekend to pick up some materials to make some curtains for our patio doors, and I promised the boys Batman curtains for their bedroom (their latest interest).

::Looking forward to this week::
Hubby's long weekend off. He will be off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. His weekends off are always really exciting and we have tickets to this pizza game place we're taking the kids to this weekend as a family outing. They are super excited. It's kind of like Chuckee Cheese but without all the tunnel equipment and mainly just arcade games. We won $40 worth of tokens plus 4 free pizza buffet tickets for just $10 in a silent auction at the school.

::Looking around the house::
It's quiet since my youngest is napping and my oldest is off at school. I have lunch dishes in the sink awaiting my attention and the dryer is tumbling around. The birds are chirping outside happily despite it being a bit cloudy and they mowed our complex yesterday so the smell of fresh cut grass is still lingering. :)

::From the camera::

::On my prayer list::
Family and friends that are having a hard time at the moment. All of my bloggy friends who need a prayer, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Hubby as he has been dealing with a lot of stress at his work here lately.

::Bible verse/Devotional::

1 comment:

  1. We have about two weeks and then the kids are done with this year :) I'm looking forward to it LOL

    Yummy looking menu :)

    We do a lot of small day trips for summer, we can't afford huge vacations anywhere, so it's small things but definitely fun.


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