Monday, January 9, 2017
Happy Homemaker Monday 1/9/2017
One of my 2017 goals is to blog regularly so I'm always on the lookout for great memes and Sandra's Happy Homemaker Monday has always been a favorite. If you'd like to participate, click on the photo for the link.
White...everywhere! I haven't seen the official totals for our area but it must be 8-10 inches. The military bases are closed to all but essential personnel, schools and government offices, and many businesses are closed also. The city officials just don't want people on the roads. The temperatures are still in the freezing range so it's very icy out there.
On my reading pile:::
I'm working my way through my Christmas gifts - the final books of the Red River of the North series by Lauraine Snelling and the prequel to the whole series - and the new Whole 30 cookbook.
On my TV:::
Still working our way through our Christmas DVDs - currently on Season Two of Newhart. We had to return The Kent Chronicles to Amazon as the DVD would not play. We subscribed to Acorn TV to check it out to see if it's worth paying the additional fee. I'm also watching Mercy Street on PBS.
On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Salmon with roasted vegetables
Tuesday - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots
Wednesday - Shrimp saute with vegetables
Menu planning is Thursday through Wednesday for us so I'll have a full week for you next week.
On my to-do list:::
Mail Military Spouse Priority Placement Program Package - looking to return to work if the right opportunity comes up - I'm not sure the Post Office is open today so this will be on tomorrow's list of errands.
File damage claim from our recent move or not - still can't decide if I want to go through the trouble.
Continue sorting through the boxes that are still not unpacked.
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I don't sew, crochet, or knit so I'll go with creating - organizing my new planner for the year ahead. Vic bought me a personal planner and I'll be using it in additional to the larger one I keep on my desk.
Looking around the house:::
Just a few Christmas bits and bobs still to be put away.
Closets need to have all the hangers reversed if we're going to do the "wear it or toss it" organizational program.
From the camera:::
My favorite shot of us from this Christmas.
Something fun to share:::
The Great British Bake-Off Christmas Specials, two episodes, are available on You Tube. Such fun to see eight bakers return to the tent and the Christmas goodies they baked.
What I'm wearing today:::
Fleece and velour - it's still freezing downstairs in this house!
Bible Verse, Devotional:::
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth-
he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do. (Psalm 33:13-15 NIV)