Monday, July 22, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

This must be a good week because I am able to do the Sunday Night Chit-Chat AND Happy Homemaker Monday. I even have a few cards to show you later in the week:)  Our host for Happy Homemaker Monday each week is Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

I was hoping the Royal Baby would be born on my birthday but alas a week later and still no baby! I just read that Princess Kate is in labor so maybe today??? Now, why would I want the baby born on my birthday which was July 15? Because I don't know a single soul who shares my birthday! We meet people all the time who share a birthday with my hubby, my son and my daughter but not me. If you were born on July 15, please let me know that there is someone out there who shares my birthday!

Okay, let's get started!

The weather...We have been running in the upper 90s for a few weeks now. I heard that it might start cooling down into the 80s this week so we will see.

Right now I am...Trying to unplug the bathtub drain! Any brilliant ideas? So far Liquid Plumr is not doing it's job! In fact, I think it's more plugged than ever!

Thinking...About all I need to do today! 

On my reading pile...I am reading The Covenant by Beverly Lewis. I have several new Debbie Macomber books on my reading pile--happy reading for sure!

On my TV...I have been watching America's Got Talent. You know what? Some do and some really don't!!! Some of those acts are almost painful to watch!

What I found while surfing the net...Well, technically I didn't find this while surfing the web; I found it on a blog I frequent, My 1/2 Dozen Daily. It's called Connecting Threads. Super cute fabric and notions; good prices! The other thing I like about this website is that there are so many choices that I feel overwhelmed!

On the menu for this week...Still not in the menu planning mode! Maybe I will get back into it in the fall. In addition to being vegan, hubby and I have narrowed our food choices yet again by giving up wheat for a couple of months.  We have done some reading on the Wheat Belly theory and decided to try it for a bit. We are not going gluten free, at least for now, but will try to be mostly wheat free for the next two months. We are also watching the Glycemic Index of our meals.

On my to do list...

  • Laundry--not much but always have some. I try to do a load every weekday.
  • Get my VC Rocks virtual roomie box ready to mail this week. Wanted to get it done last week but that didn't happen.
  • Decluttering with trip to thrift store.
  • Make Thank You cards for hubby's clients.
  • Make and post Design Team project for The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges.
  • Dust each and every room in the house.
  • Clean the bathroom
In the craft basket...I am still working on my granny square afghan. I need to figure out how I want to put it together. Currently the two choices in my mind are zigzag like a chevron or Around the World (like the quilt). What do you think? I tried to take a picture from my Pinterest Board to show you what I mean by the zigzag chevron but it wouldn't work so if you want to see what I mean go to my Pinterest Knit/Crochet Board.

Looking forward to this week...A weekend with two of hubby's brothers and their wives! It will be unforgettable, that's for sure! I will try to get some pictures:)

Looking around the house...Dusting needs done and bathroom needs to be cleaned. Jars of canned apricots need to be washed off and put away. Dog toys are EVERYWHERE!!! DS just came home yesterday with MORE dog toys! He had one for each dog but our English Bulldog, Rocky, ended up with all three!!!

From the camera...

Rocky was looking so cute lying on our bed sleeping but when I came in with the camera he got that "Oh no, not this again!" look on his face! He hates having his picture taken! Some mornings he will sleep on our bed for a couple of hours after we get up! Now, I know what you're thinking and NO he does not sleep with us. He does, however, come in after DS goes to work in the mornings for a bit and he actually feels like this little ritual is his right! He is pretty cute and sweet though!

On my prayer list...
  • Friend with prostate cancer
  • Carla and her family after loss of nephew
  • New housing opportunity for church family needing a place to live
  • Mom not feeling well today
Bible verse; Devotional...

"And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." Ps 50:15

"...Prayer moves the arm of Omnipotence. Prayer has "subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire"..." Christ's Object Lessons by Ellen White

Well, I'm off to work on that drain a little more. It might need hubby's magic when he gets home.

Have a great day!



  1. My dog doesn't like when I take his pictures either. Maybe, it's a dog thing? :) I hope your Mom feels better soon!

    1. So funny when he gets all shy about it! I took LOTS of pictures of him when he was a puppy with no problem but he doesn't like it now.