Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 8/14/2017

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:::
Mid to high 80s - same old story.

On my reading pile:::

I gave up on Everyone Brave is Forgiven so I'm back to It Happened in Scotland by Patience Griffin.  I started it as my Christmas in July read earlier in the year, it's now August so I haven't progressed very far.

On my TV:::
Army Wives is my current marathon while I'm scrapbooking.

On the menu for this week:::

Vic's gone again so it's snack food, Weight Watchers snack food.

On my to-do list:::

  • Went to Weight Watchers this morning and majorly dodged a bullet - I was SO BAD last week - no will power, no self control, but someone was watching out for me because my weight stayed the same - whew, back to the program
  • Meeting with former spouses' group Charities Chairperson to finalize the turnover for the position
  • Appointment at Apple to get some help with my iTunes - I don't want all my music loaded onto my phone and I'm not sure how to accomplish that task
  • Overseas Move Workshop - just curious about the whole process, nothing definite at this time
  • Airport, airport, airport - yep, that's right, I'll be there THREE times this weekend - I really need my own parking spot!

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Vic's Career Album is almost finished - just need to find some of the old Creative Memories portrait sleeves - I use them to store letter-size documents like printouts of newspaper articles - I'll have to resort to Ebay and I also need two more color photocopies.  I made copies but had an incident with the paper cutter and now I need new copies.

Looking around the house:::
Laundry, mop floors.

From the camera:::

Just downloaded all my pictures to my computer and the most interesting one was this - my old Home Interiors candle topper fits perfectly on my Spiced Apple Cider Melaleuca candle - I can't wait to light it!

Something fun to share:::

Does anyone have one of these?  I'm dying to try it.  It's priced considerably less than the Philips model.

What I'm wearing today:::
Sun dress (what I'm currently calling my Weight Watchers dress because I wear it to every meeting - once I go down a size, I'll have to find a new Weight Watchers dress!) and sandals.


  1. I just started back with Weight Watchers online. I loved going to meetings but it is just too far to drive and the time is early Saturday morning! I like to sleep in too much :)

    Have a great week!


  2. Looks like you've got a busy week ahead. Like you, I am an Anglophile (although I didn't know that term until just now). I enjoy all things British and really have a weakness for all things Irish and Scottish. Have a blessed week ahead!

    ~Rebecca from HHM

  3. Interesting fryer, I'll be interested to know how it works if you get one. We don't have any fryer at the moment, just use a pan but I might be willing to try an air fryer out. Really cute candle and topper. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. I was wondering how you would get on with Everyone Brave is Forgiven. I saw it on Bookbub or Amazon and hated the title, and it had way too many 1 star reviews. I always trust the one stars more than the five stars. :)

    I saw an air fryer recently and though about it. I decided I needed to be downsizing my kitchen gadgets instead of adding more. I would be very curious to know how you like it if you try it.

  5. Sounds like you've got a busy week ahead of you. I'm also interested of anyone's experience with an air fryer. It sounds great on the surface, but I'd like to know some real-life experiences. Have a great week! Andrea

  6. I'm running so late visiting this week. I've been meaning to watch Army wives and just never seem to get around to it - ironic with being one LOL

    I think I saw some of the square creative memories sleeves on ETSY if those are the ones your are looking for. Have a great rest of the week and weekend.