Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday #2015-3 - January 26

The weather outside is:
Clear and 48 degrees.  It's going to get up to 63 today so it should be a gloriously sunny afternoon.

On the breakfast plate this morning:
A cup of Teavana's Peach Tranquility tea and a bottle of water.

As I look outside my window:
Still some low cloud cover/fog over the mountains but I suspect it will burn off soon.

Right now I am:
Still in my fleece robe, going through the e-mail, Facebook posts, and blog reading.  Working my way through Grow Your Blog 2015 posts and I've just put up my Blogging from A to Z April (2015) Challenge entry.  There are links on my sidebar if you are interested in joining in.

As I look around the house:
Vacuum and mop still needed, these wood floors can be a pain at times.

On today's to do list:
Laundry....All the laundry from my weekend away awaits.
Cleaning....In the kitchen....Unload the dishwasher.
In the living room....Vacuum rug, mop the wood floors.
In the bedrooms....Finish unpacking and put my bags away.
In the bathrooms....Toilets, sinks and mirrors.
Cooking.....Lamb chop thawing in the fridge; need to go grocery shopping.

Currently reading:
Army Wives by Tanya Biank.  I've read it before but it's a quick and easy read when I feel like picking something up.  It's actually an autographed copy that Sophia picked up when we heard her speak at a Joint Services Luncheon in Virginia.

On the TV today:
I'll be replaying last night's episode of Granchester because I wasn't really paying attention when it was on.  Love the On Demand feature on our cable.

On the menu this week:
Monday - Lamb chop, roasted vegetables
Tuesday - Steak, leftover roasted vegetables
Wednesday - Leftover steak, mushrooms
Thursday - Haven't thought that far ahead!
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:
Still working on the care package and album I mentioned last week.  The portrait sleeves came in over the weekend so I might get the album finished off today.  I need to call Target - I sent a letter at the beginning of the month to see if they would be willing to donate some items for the horse show this weekend and I need an answer.  I"m also finalizing my topic for the A to Z Challenge and working on the lists of daily posts.

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:
It was an amazing horse show weekend and Sophia is only four points away from qualifying for the Regional competition in February.  I'll be a bag of nerves at this weekend's show (or maybe not, * see below).

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
  • Safety for New England friends as Winter Storm Juno bears down on them.
Courtesy of
* "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" - Philippians 4:6 


  1. That storm looks to be really bad! I heard on the news this morning they're closing MANY things in advance which I think is smart!

    Have a great week.

  2. Thanks for stopping by mmy blog am joining in the a to z challenge

  3. Thank you for your kind comment... Just praying we don't lose power!

    Congrats to your daughter! Quite an accomplishment!

  4. Congrats to your daughter! Sounds like busy days ahead! I'll send up prayers about that storm too. Looks like a big one - yuck!! Please feel free to send your 60 degree weather up north! ;)