Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday #22

Well, it's time for another Happy Homemaker Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Hubby and I were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary in Lake Oswego, OR. We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn for only $48 a night thanks to!!! Our room was beautiful and centrally located to the places we wanted to go--Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant, Trader Joe's, Costco, my brother's...It was a very nice and relaxing weekend. It was Rose Festival weekend in Portland but I am not much for crowds so we stayed away:)

The Happy Homemaker Monday is started each week by Sandra at {Diary of a Stay at Home Mom}. Sit back, grab your cup of tea (or whatever--mine is water at the moment) and enjoy!

The weather...Oh, today is going to be lovely here. Finally, the cold is gone, the sun is shining, just a gentle breeze. I am gonna love this day!!! The temp will be in the mid 80s and at 10:30 am it is 67 degrees:) Can you see me happy dancing?!!!

On my reading pile... The pile just gets bigger because I haven't been reading as much as I should lately but here's what's on the pile:

  • Finishing A Time to Dance by Karen Kingsbury today or tomorrow--FINALLY! And it really is a good book!
  • I Will Die Free by Noble Alexander (with Kay Rizzo)--our family read aloud book of the moment.
  • Bible--book of 1st Peter.
  • The 8th Habit by Stephen Covey
On my TV... Wednesday night is time for Dogs in the City again! I love that show. Am hoping to watch The Shunning on Netflix sometime this week. 

On the menu this week...

Monday--Mizidra (brown rice with lentils on top and then build like a tostada)
Thursday--Dinner out:)
Friday--Soup (not sure what kind yet) and fresh bread
Not sure about Tuesday & Wednesday yet as I will be home alone and don't tend to cook so will likely be big salads. We have lots of salad greens, broccoli, strawberries and raspberries in the garden to supplement all our meals! 

On my to-do list...What isn't this week! 

  • Laundry and lots of it! Weather's nice so I can dry it all outside:)
  • Vacuum, mop and dust
  • Clean the bathroom--yuck!
  • Get those cards made--can't procrastinate any longer
  • Finish granddaughter's birthday presents
  • Work on my Wheat doily
  • Finish teacher's gift for granddaughter's teacher
  • Finish reading A Time to Dance!!!
  • Get ready for Stamping Club
  • Order vitamins
  • Walk 3 miles daily (day 1--check:)
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating...
  • Teacher's gift for granddaughter's teacher--boxed card set (hope to post pictures by end of the week)
  • Crocheting doll dress for granddaughter's 18" doll
  • Crocheting Wheat doily in size 10 crochet thread--a little more difficult than my other doilies have been.
  • Cards for Father's Day, thank-yous and Birthdays (yes, this one was on my list last week too but can't procrastinate another minute:(
Summer fun...Just picking berries and soaking up some sun. Hope to do some kayaking soon with my son.

Looking around the house...It's not a pretty picture:( It will look better by the end of the day!

From the camera...

I hate to bore you with pictures of our baby but he is just sooo cute! This is where he waits to be fed. Started when he was 8 weeks old and he has continued ever since. He wants to eat under the chair too but we try to make him eat in the middle of the floor. However, sometimes he will just scoot his bowl under the chair and eat there anyway! Stubborn!!!

Something fun to share... Don't have anything special today.

On my prayer list...My brother who lost his wife on Tuesday. They were together for 17 years and he said they were soul mates. 

Bible verse, Devotional...
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." --Isaiah 26:3. 

Have a wonderful Monday. Kat


  1. Sounds like a busy week ahead :)

    I tend to eat salads as well, if it's just me at home for a meal.

    I LOVE the pic of your baby, that is adorable LOL What a cutie :)

  2. Thanks, Sandra, he IS a cutie! High maintenance but so sweet and fun! I don't like to cook for just myself so salad is the healthiest of my alternatives for quick to fix!