Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 8/7/2017

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:::
Temperatures are cooling down a little - low 80s with some rain and thunderstorms.

On my reading pile:::
Still working on Everyone Brave is Forgiven but since I haven't picked it up all week, this is likely to be what you will read here for a while.  Diary of a Working Mum posted about the Agatha Raisin series, which I had just watched on Acorn TV, 20 books for an amazing price so I couldn't pass that one up (even though the postage from the UK was almost the same as the books)!

On my TV:::
Worked my way through four seasons of Downton Abbey while I was scrapbooking last week.  For some reason, I started with Season 3 so I guess I'll go back to 1 and 2 next time Vic is away.

On the menu for this week:::

Vic is home this week so that means I have to cook - ugh!
Monday - Roasted Veggie Meatloaf
Tuesday - Chicken something
Wednesday - Lamb something
Thursday - Steak, roasted potatoes, mushrooms
Friday - Date night - dinner and the movies
Can't you tell I'm so excited about the week ahead (insert heavy sarcasm here)?

On my to-do list:::

  • Weight Watchers
  • Spouses' Group Board Meeting
  • Volunteer shift at the gift shop

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Vic's Career Album - while he was gone last week, I really got a lot accomplished.  It should be up to date in a few days - just need to get a few newspaper articles photocopied.

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

From the camera:::

Dinner on Sunday - Shrimp, Roasted Potatoes and Carrots, Tomato and Cucumber - 11 Smart Points was a bit high but that included the olive oil for roasting and the lemon/garlic dressing that I used to marinate the shrimp - it was really more like 8 Smart Points

3 Smart Points Caramel Cappuccino - I need to work on my barista skills

Something fun to share:::

My latest find at the gift shop - the Flint retractable lint roller - perfect for your purse

What I'm wearing today:::
Still in my pjs - off to shower and get ready to face the day (and the scales at Weight Watchers this morning)!


  1. My husband and I are watching Downton Abbey right now. We're up to season three as of last night. I enjoyed this Monday post, they're always fun to read!

  2. My husband and I went through all six seasons of Downton Abbey a couple of year ago. We enjoyed it. Hated that it ended. Have a lovely week ahead!

    ~Rebecca (stopping by from HMM)

  3. Dinner Sunday looks absolutely delicious. I enjoyed seeing what you are up to. Have a great week! Andrea

  4. I've been meaning to start the Agatha Raisin series at the library. They have the Hamish MacBeth series too. :)

  5. Your Caramel Cappuccino looks delicious! Not a huge fan of cooking dinner myself. I wouldn't mind it so much if the dishes would clean themselves like in Beauty and the Beast! I've never actually watched Downton Abbey, perhaps I'll get around to it some day. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. I want to do the Happy Homemaker too!
    lovely caramel cappuccino. Had never seen a flint retractable roller... great idea for the stockings!

  7. That retractable lint roller is amazing! I've never seen one of those but what a great idea!