Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday 03/17/2014

Another week come and gone. I never get over how fast time flies.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all of you out there by the way! :)
I am dragging by this morning. I have been super busy these last couple of months and I think my body is finally rebelling against me. Me and hubby both got the stomach flu this last Tuesday and it had us both down for the count for a few days. It was sure rough going. Luckily the kids only got a touch of it when they had it and it didn't affect them nearly as bad. That was a huge relief. Needless to say that mixed with everything else going on has me drained!
Guess it's time to start Happy Homemaker Monday though, if you would like to join in with us feel free. Just head on over to Sandra's blog at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom and add your Happy Homemaker Monday post (no other direct links) to her Mister Linky :) 

Photo Credit: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

As I look outside my window
It's a gloomy, chilly day. Everytime I think Spring has finally arrived I wake up to the next day being cold and gloomy again. Still I am enjoying the longer days. It seems like the days are longer which I'm okay with actually as time needs to slow down a bit. 

Right now I am
Sitting at the kitchen table waiting on our lunch casserole to come out of the oven.

Thinking and pondering
About some financial issues going on at the moment, and about our business we are trying to get launched. Me and hubby have finally taken the plunge to start our own small business. It's a seasonal business and last year we toyed with it a bit and it did so well that we are going to make it a yearly thing. There's a lot going into it though, and much more than we anticipated. It's caused us to be busy busy busy.

On my bedside table
My bible
Bible Promises book

On my TV this week
To Catch A Contractor
Chef Ramsey (can't even think of the show that's how tired I am lol)
Long Island Medium

Listening to
Right now nothing at all but the sound of my fingers hitting the keypad. I need to wake my little one up soon for lunch.

On the menu for this week
Monday- Irish Stew and Ciabatta Cheesey Bread
Tuesday- Lasagna & Freshly Baked Buttered Bread
Wednesday- Shrimp Scampi w/Linguini, Salad, Breadsticks
Thursday- Hot Dogs, Tater Tots, & Mac and Cheese
Friday- Chili & Cornbread
Saturday- Grilled Chicken, Fresh Steamed Green Beans, Rice Pilaf
Sunday- Pot Roast & Rolls

On my to-do list
Organizing the kids bedrooms
Cleaning up the playroom
Vacuuming floors
Sweeping and mopping kitchen and bathroom floors
Contact a few people regarding our business

Happening this week
Monday- nothing thank goodness
Tuesday- Playgroup for my youngest in the AM, Karate for my oldest in the PM, School Function after karate
Wednesday- tons of phone calls regarding our business and various events
Thursday- Karate for my oldest in the PM, go to the bank
Friday- errands and bills to go pay, taking the kids to the circus after school

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting, or creating
Sewing the kiddos some new throw blankets. :)

My simple pleasure
Drinking iced tea or lemonade on my balcony when the weather permits. It's so relaxing and usually we have a few birds come up and perch and visit for a couple of minutes.

Lesson learned this past week
Sometimes you have to just ignore things and move on. Not everyone is respectful of others and while it's sad, it's something we deal with almost on a daily basis. Maybe they have something going on in their own lives that make them bitter or unhappy or feel the need to be rude to others but all you can do is pray for them and remember their unhappiness is not your fault. Just keep focused on God, yourself, and your family.

Looking around the house
My youngest is napping in the living room and has almost every stuffed toy he has in there with him. haha It's quite the sight, but needs picking up once he wakes up so I can get the house back to some normalcy. There's still an abandoned card game on the coffee table in the living room from where the kids and I played Go Fish last night before bed. Some straightening up here and there.

From the camera
Forgive me, I have a new camera and I haven't charged it. I have got to be the world's worst picture taker. LOL
I will do my best to get some pictures in this week to share with everyone on Monday.

Prayer List
Family and friends

Bible verse/devotional
Ecclesiastes 3:13 
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.

1 comment:

  1. I sure hope you and your hubby are feeling better, the stomach flu's are the worst.

    Your menu sounds so yummy, especially the Irish Stew. I'm actually making Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner with Irish Soda Bread. :)

    Have a wonderful week!


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