Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 6/26/2017

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 .

The weather:::

80+ all week, 90+ all weekend.  After enjoying lake breezes for a week, this is going to be rough.

On my reading pile:::
Still working on Dear Bob and Sue - I didn't do much reading last week at all.

On my TV:::
Victorian Slum House, still need to watch the last episode
The Great British Bake Off, My Mother and Other Strangers, Grantchester on PBS
Reign, Season 4, on Netflix
Vikings, Season 4, Part 2, on Amazon Prime

On the menu for this week:::

Monday - Baked Salmon, Green Bean Bundles
Tuesday - Roasted Veggie Meatloaf, Asparagus
Wednesday - Grilled Shrimp, Salad
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Steak, Baked Potatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms

On my to-do list:::

  • Apart from Christmas in July starting on Saturday, there is nothing on my calendar

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Scrapbooking table is set up and ready for me to sit down and work on my current project, Vic's Career Album.

Looking around the house:::

Vacuuming and laundry to do.  Maybe this is the week I will work on that weekly checklist.

From the camera:::

The glorious view that greeted me each morning last week

Something fun to share:::

It rained one day during the reunion so we had a craft afternoon and made a bunch of these stars to leave for our hostess's parents, the owners of the cabin - they are called Scandinavian Stars and the directions are here - no sewing!

What I'm wearing today:::
Sundress, flip flops - I'm heading to the shower but I'm sure today's outfit will be something similar as it is going to be hot.

Bible Verse, Devotional, Quote:::
If you're lucky enough to have a group of close friends that you connect with deeply, who are in your same season of life, all right in your very own town, I hope that you soak it up, that you lie around in each other's backyards every Saturday afternoon or stay up late on one another's porches three nights a week.  But if you're like me and those faces are far away, get a weekend on the calendar and get there. - From May 24, Get There, Savor, 365 Devotions by Shauna Niequist

I hope that you can get together with friends who are dear but far away - for a week or even a weekend, to reconnect, to catch up, to remember how it was when you were last together and to have a joyous time together.  I had an amazing week - we talked, and talked, and talked, and talked some more, we took the boat out on the lake, had spa night, craft afternoon, watched some great chick flicks, did yoga on the lawn and ate wood-fired oven pizza, toured a woolen mill, ate cupcakes and local cheese, ate S'Mores by the fire pit and napped at the edge of the lake.  It was a wonderful week!


  1. I love watching the Great British Bake Off. So fun :)

  2. Sounds like your reunion was fun! Enjoy this week...

  3. What a fun weekend you had!! Have a great week!

  4. The stars are so cute! Thanks for linking the instructions; I pinned it for later. :) So glad you had a great time!!

  5. Great post with great plans. I love the stars. I linked today too and getting a chance for visiting. I am following. I am going to check out your Christmas pages! Come see me
    Enjoy your week.

  6. Beautiful views, I certainly wouldn't have minded waking up to that each day. Love the little stars, they are so cute :)

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. Hope you're having a good week so far :)

  7. Glad you had such a great time at your reunion. What a beautiful view! Those stars are cute. Hope you are having a great week so far.

  8. I was without internet for 2 days when some idiot pulling in the new AT&T line cut the ENTIRE neighborhood off from ALL service. It will take me a while to catch up with everyone.

    Have fun scrap booking and have a great week.