Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday

It's Christmas Eve and time for Happy Homemaker Monday! Today I will be traveling home from my darling daughter's so hoping for some good weather on the passes!

Happy Homemaker Monday is initiated each week by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. So be sure to check out her blog to see what she's been up to!

The weather...Cold and rainy! Hoping for snow on Christmas Day!

Right now I am...Sitting with a cup of Teavana tea I received for Christmas from daughter and family:)

Thinking...About what I need to buy on my way home. We live nearly two hours from the nearest Costco and 1 1/2 hours from a supermarket so will get what we need on the trip home; probably in Yakima.

On my reading pile...

  • Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber (Christmas gift)
  • When Christmas Comes by Debbie Macomber
  • 101 Patchwork Projects + Quilts (Christmas gift)
  • Mail Order Holiday Brides by Jillian Hart and Janet Tronstad (on iPad)
  • Four Week Financial Turnaround by Derek C. Olsen (on iPad)
  • Where is God When it Hurts? by Philip Yancey (on iPad)
On my tv...I would like to watch a few Christmas movies on SpiritClips. We just signed up and I am looking forward to watching the 50+ Hallmark Hall of Fame movies plus other Hallmark Channel movies:)

Favorite Blog Post this week (mine or other)... Finding the Words by Elizabeth Farrar at Bella Vita! 

Something fun to share...My granddaughter, age 7, went Christmas shopping with her dad to buy gifts for my daughter. Then my granddaughter said to her mom, "Do you have a puff, Mom?" My daughter said she didn't have one so my granddaughter said, "Well, don't buy one before Christmas!" We laughed so hard. Now, every time we see a bath puff we say, "Don't buy one before Christmas!" Kids are truly wonderful creatures!!!

On the menu...I am flying by the seat of my pants this week in the food department! Haven't made a menu and just plan to use what we have which is plenty:) 

On my to do list...
  • Travel home from daughter's 
  • One more Christmas gift to purchase (for hubby)
  • Laundry when I get home
  • Sewing while the guys are skiing on Sunday
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or crafting...
  • Just finished sewing Eternity Scarf together 
  • Crocheted potholders
  • Some sewing projects yet to be determined
Homemaking tips...Don't have one today.

Looking around the house...I am at my daughter's house and as I look around I see a puzzle we were working on, Christmas decorations, her piano with Christmas music she was playing, some Christmas presents laying around from our opening party on Saturday evening:) I love spending time with this special family! 

From the camera...I don't have anything today.

On my prayer list...A family who lost their dad recently plus still praying for those who lost loved ones in CT shooting. 

Bible Verse; Devotional...
"Think too of all who suffer as if you shared their pain." Hebrews 13:3 (JB Phillips translation) 

Well, need to get on the road so we can get home at a decent time. Have a great day! Hug the ones you love today!



  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family,

    Gill in Canada

  2. Merry Christmas to you too Gill! Thanks for stopping by:)

  3. Merry Christmas to you & yours!!! :)

    1. Always love to see your comments! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.