It's time for another Happy Homemaker Monday with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Click here if you'd like to join in .
Summer weather is here already - 70s, 80s, ugh, shoot me now or less drastically, lock me in a well-air conditioned house!
On my reading pile:::
Almost finished with To Everything a Season, Book 1 in the Song of Blessing series and I just downloaded the May/June issue of Tea Time magazine on my Kindle - gorgeous tea table settings and menus for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
On my TV:::
Call the Midwife
On the menu for this week:::
Things to use up what's in the fridge and freezer in preparation for an all-day power outage on Saturday. Also, Vic's not sure if he's traveling or not; it's going to be one of those last minute events so I'm taking dinner plans one day at a time.
On my to-do list:::
Finished up my Tea Cup and Mug Exchange post which will be up on April 19th. I also finished Vic's career book through the command before this last one (all done up to July 2014) so now I'll move on to his sea time and deployment in Washington. Lots of photos and memorabilia for that one. Continuing on with the A to Z although I'm posting more for my enjoyment and less to be a part of the challenge - I've said before that the way it's run this year is tiresome.
Looking around the house:::
We were gone all weekend so everything needs to be done.
From the camera:::
Washington and Lee University, Lexington
Stonewall Jackson House, Lexington
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum, Staunton
Something fun to share:::Vic was off on Friday so we took off for a couple of days of exploring. We drove up to Lexington and took a cadet-guided tour of Virginia Military Institute and then moved on to Lexington's historic sites - Stonewall Jackson House and Memorial Cemetery, Robert E. Lee Episcopal Church, Lee House, Lee-Jackson House, and Lee Chapel and Museum. Then we met up with Vic's sister and her family for dinner in Staunton where we were staying overnight (yay for all the hotel points Vic has accumulated on his travels!). We toured the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum in Staunton and then drove on to James Monroe's Highland (formerly Ash Lawn-Highland) in Charlottesville and stopped at Michie Tavern on our way home. It was a very interesting two days and we were exhausted when we got home. Two more Presidential sites checked off our list.
What I'm wearing today:::
Purple sundress and flip flops, it's going to be a hot one today.
Bible Verse, Devotional, Quote:::
I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about us in our minds, wherever we go - Martha Dandridge Custis Washington