Monday, June 5, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 6/5/2017

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:::

HIgh 80s all weekend so I'm glad to see 69 and 70 in the forecast for the latter part of the week.  Broke down and turned on the air conditioner yesterday but only ran it from 8pm to 11pm to cool down the upstairs.  Longing for a single story house again.

On my reading pile:::
Put Dear Bob and Sue to one side to work on An English Country Manor that I picked up from the lending library at the British food store.  I also picked up, at Costco, Lilac Girls and Everyone Brave is Forgiven for the reunion, either to read by the lake or to keep my mind off being in the air.  Not a fan of flying at all.

On my TV:::
Victorian Slum House, still need to watch the last episode
The White Princess
House of Cards, into Season 4 so I'm almost caught up
Turn, Season 3 although we're going to start 1 and 2 again so we can remember what's going on!

On the menu for this week:::

Monday - Grilled Shrimp, sides to be determined
Tuesday - Barbecued Ribs, ^^
Wednesday - Salmon, ^^
Thursday - Brats, ^^
Friday - Steak, Baked Potatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms

Sides will depend on the weather, mostly likely will be some form of salad.

On my to-do list:::

  • Finals week for Sophia - must put together a little "You made it" package
  • Physical therapy - Monday and Friday
  • Visit with my friend from our Florida days - haven't had a chance to connect before now
  • Spouses' Group Board Turnover Brunch
  • Scrapbook Crop on Saturday

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Ornaments for the Christmas in July Ornament Swap are in the mail and photo albums for the reunion are ordered.  I need to get my materials organized for the crop so I can just sit down and get busy.  I think working on it a little each day should take care of that.

Looking around the house:::

Vacuuming and laundry to do.  I really need to come up with a weekly checklist and stick to it.  One room a day plus a quick whiz over to put away any clutter should do it.  I need to get back into the habit of decluttering each night before we go to bed.

From the camera:::
Two great lunches over the past week.  Poulet Crepe (chicken, spinach, mushrooms, Swiss cheese with Bechamel followed by a German Crepe which was lemon juice with salted caramel (interesting combination that was so delicious, we gobbled it up before I could take a photo).

Lamb shawermah/shawarma/shawurma (must be regional differences in spelling) with basmati rice.

Something fun to share:::
Not as much fun as informative - I signed up with Melaleuca again, any users here?  Their line-up of household and personal products is awesome - environmentally and consumer safe and made in the USA.  Switching over from the products I've been buying at the grocery store.

What I'm wearing today:::
Workout gear - I'm off to physical therapy.

Bible Verse, Devotional, Quote:::

When will this senseless violence end?


  1. While I love the warm weather.. I am with you on longing for a single story house! We haven't up in our window units, but thankful for our attic fan, got the upstairs cooled down before we went to bed.

    Have a great week!!

  2. I had always dreamed of a 2 story house... then we got one and it was great... but when we went back to a single story house I was in love with the simplicity of EVERYTHING so I truly understand your wish.

    That German crepe looks and sounds delicious.

    I too pray for an end for the excessive violence we are seeing in this world!

    Have a great week!

  3. Great post, Pamela! I enjoy these peeks into your life. Makes me feel as if I know you in real life. We're very warm here too, highs close to 110 (but not actually there yet!), we have two days of upper 90s in the extended forecast, hope we make it to them but I'm doubtful. Ah well, October will be here... someday! haha

  4. Highs in the 80s plus humidity require AC around here. The German crepe looks yummy (minus the idea of the mushrooms ;))Much, too much violence. Hope you have a great week!

  5. Well, I wish we could get into the 80. I wish we could get into the 60s! We still have heaters and electric blankets going where I am! I want to plant my garden but it has been to cold to let them go outside so they sit in their pots still =(

    I am with you on the violence. It needs to stop! I came over from Happy Homemakers Monday!

  6. We have about the same weather, it's lovely :) Your books sound so interesting.

    Do you know that I still haven't watched Turn? I keep meaning to and then forget, I think I'll start tomorrow because I'm looking for something to get into.

    Have a great week :)

  7. The food pictures look delicious, and Lilac Girls is on my to-be-read list. How do you like Victorian slum? I haven't watched it yet.

    1. It was interesting - I think the most fascinating part was that the 21st century folks playing the roles actually had family members who lived in the Victorian slums.

  8. I haven't had supper yet, so you made me hungry! Need to go eat something before it gets any later.