Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday #2015-2 - January 19

The weather outside is::::
Very foggy and 43 degrees.  Weather forecast calls for it to be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures rising towards the low 50s.

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
A cup of Teavana's Peach Tranquility tea and a bottle of water in front of me for now, probably a banana with almond butter later.

As I look outside my window:::
The mountains are shrouded by fog/clouds - if it clears, the view is spectacular.

Right now I am::::
Still in my fleece robe, going through the e-mail, Facebook posts, and blog reading.
As I look around the house::::
Vacuum and mop needed, these wood floors can be a pain at times.

On today's to do list::::
Laundry....Just one delicates load left, I did all the rest this weekend although most it still needs to be folded!
Cleaning....In the kitchen....Unload the dishwasher, ugh, it ranks right up there with cleaning toilets.
In the living room....Vacuum rug, mop the wood floors.
In the bedrooms....Dust and move a few things around now that I have a shelf free.
In the bathrooms....Toilets, sinks and mirrors.
Cooking.....Pork chop thawing in the fridge, need to roast some vegetables.

Currently reading::::

On the TV today::::
Midsomer Murders, hoping that the British programs will stay on Netflix.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Pork chop, roasted vegetables
Tuesday - Lamb chop, leftover roasted vegetables
Wednesday - Steak, mushrooms
Thursday - Will probably eat Mexican for lunch as I'm having a day out with a friend so it will be a salad for dinner to make up for that!
Friday - Heading out of town so dinner is to be determined
Saturday - At the horse show
Sunday - Coming back from the horse show so who knows?

What I am creating at the moment::::
I decided to make a beauty blogging sample care package for my daughter.  I'm going to look for some products that she can review on her blog.  I'm also only four Cricut titles away from finally completing my "Janet Visits New England 2007" scrapbook although I need one portrait sleeve to hold a brochure and it's in the mail, should be here Wednesday.      

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
Nothing this week - too much going on and I'm out of town over the weekend.

Favorite photo from the camera::::
I didn't use the camera this week so here's one from a while ago.  It's our tiered tray from the Christmas Tea event we attended at a local tea room.  It was a lovely afternoon.

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals:::
  • Safety for Sophia as she is away from home at school and during her riding practice sessions
  • Safety for Vic at work
  • Travel mercies and safety for all those attending this week's horse show
"The family and home are meant to be the environment where human beings can find shelter, warmth, protection, and safety in each other". - Edith Schaeffer, Author and Speaker


  1. LOL Your week sounds like a carbon copy of mine pretty much. Have a great one!

  2. Your tiered tray looks so pretty.

    And what a beautiful quote about family.

    Have a blessed week!

  3. I love the quote you shared about family. I really need to get on my laundry. I fell way behind somehow and can't seem to get ahead with it now. I have blankets I need to wash but I have to get the boys' clothes finished first. Hope you have a great week!