Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday #2015-4 - February 2

The weather outside is:
Pouring with rain.  A perfect day to stay inside and get some things done around the house.

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

As I look outside my window:
Puddles everywhere and the mountains are completely shrouded by fog.

Right now I am:
Still in my fleece robe, going through the e-mail, Facebook posts, and blog reading.  It was a busy weekend so I'm relishing my down time today.

As I look around the house:
Lots to do but I have a list and will work my way through it slowly.

On today's to do list:
Laundry....A load in the dryer to fold, a load in the washer to transfer to the dryer.
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, dust, vacuum.
In the bathrooms....Toilets, sinks and mirrors.
Cooking.....Need to make menus and go grocery shopping.

Currently reading:
Still flipping through Army Wives by Tanya Biank when I have a minute.

On the TV today:
I'll be replaying last night's episode of Granchester because I fell asleep watching it.

On the menu this week:
Monday - Lamb chop, roasted vegetables
Tuesday - Steak, leftover roasted vegetables
Wednesday - Leftover steak, mushrooms
Thursday - Chicken or fish?
Friday - In or out? Not sure yet.
Saturday -
Sunday - 

What I am creating at the moment:
Still need to adhere a few titles to the Janet Visits New England 2007 album - didn't get to it last week.  Pinning ideas for deployment care packages serves another purpose as it gives me ideas for Sophia's care packages.  I'm thinking a green/St. Patrick's Day theme for March and Easter for April.  Not sure about May and June will be a Surviving Finals package.  I bought the one that the university offered last quarter but she didn't really care for the contents so I need to tailor one to her tastes.  Working on a Valentine's Day surprise for my husband.

New recipe I tried or want to try this week:
Need to find a recipe for roasted acorn squash - I didn't write down the method from the last time I cooked it so I need to look for the recommended temperature and cooking time.

Favorite photo from the camera:

This was the bottom layer of Sophia's birthday package - it's a selection of beauty items that I picked up at Ulta for her to review on her blog.
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals:
  • Safety for Sophia as she is away from home at school and during her riding practice sessions
  • Safety for Sophia and her roommate as they drive to the city for a concert
  • Safety for Vic at work
"This is my beloved and this is my friend" Song of Solomon 5:16
Can't wait to have my best friend home.


  1. I am another creature of habit! I have been eating oatmeal for breakfast every single morning for years! I even have a very fond memory of my parents and sisters laughing at me sitting at the kitchen table the morning of my wedding eating my oatmeal! :)

    Do you have a link to your daughter's blog posted somewhere? Would love to check it out!

    Have a great week!

    1. Here's the link - She's got mid-terms at the moment so it will be a little while before her reviews are up.

  2. What a fun care package! I love Ulta although I don't get out that way very often. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. Pouring here too, but then again we're neighbors!

    What a wonderfully fun birthday surprise at the bottom!!