Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

Last night my back was killing me before I went to bed! I nearly cried because I thought I was getting better and then here I was in huge pain again:( My sweet hubby reminded me that I probably just did too much and that maybe I should take it easy. This morning I was still pretty sore but have rested a good deal today, staying off my feet, and my back pain seems to have eased up a bit. Whew! I am so ready for this whole ordeal to be over!!! It will be a week tomorrow.

Well, it's time for Happy Homemaker Monday! You can find Sandra, our weekly host, at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. She's a lady after my own heart! She cooks, sews, crochets, knits, homeschools, watches Downton Abbey (before it's available on PBS) and is a Jane Austen fan! You will love reading her blog posts so head on over to "visit" but remember to come back here:)

As I look outside my window:::
We have had wind, wind, wind since Friday! Not just a gentle breeze but blow the limbs off your trees wind! Temps have not been too bad; I think it got up to 50 degrees (F) today. But the wind:(

Right now I am:::
Sitting in my favorite chair with the dogs at my feet typing this post.

Thinking and pondering:::
Thinking about all that needs to be done that I can't do. I need to just let it go and quit worrying about it. Hopefully in another week I will be able to start getting things done.

On my bedside table:::
The Kindle App on my iPad has two books right now-- To Love Anew by Bonnie Leon and A Home in the West by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith. For our read aloud, we are reading Any Way Out by Ann Vitorovich (about twin brothers who escape communist Yugoslavia in 1957). 

On my TV tonight:::
Not sure...I hate to admit that I might check in on The Bachelor although I can already tell there is going to be waayyy too much drama this season for me! Reality TV??? I don't think so!!! There is nothing real about this show!

Listening to:::
Our silly Rocky snoring as usual...and the WIND!!!

On the menu this week:::
I am on my second week of Weight Watchers Online so am just winging it for now. Hubby and DS seem okay with that as long as they get fed:) I have just been fixing whatever I feel like eating. I will probably do this for another week or two and then get going with a menu again.

On my to do list:::
I have been a bit handicapped lately but have kept up with the laundry, dishes and dusting. Hubby vacuumed and mopped (bless his heart). I need to get some Thank You cards made but haven't been able to stand or sit at my work table. Maybe tomorrow...

Plans for this week:::
  • Keep healing
  • Visit hubby's 91 year young aunt on Wednesday
  • Make Thank You cards
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I am sooo excited! A few weeks ago my daughter asked me to make a scarf for a friend's 2 1/2 year old daughter. Today I found the perfect one on Pinterest and bought the pattern...

It comes in toddler's, child's and teen/women's sizes. I am going to get started on it tonight! You can find the pattern at Just way too cute!

I just have the flower to go on my granddaughter's crocheted hat and will be ready to mail it off to her.

My simple pleasure:::
Crocheting or knitting for friends and family.

Lesson learned the past week:::
Not to stand on chairs with wheels!!! Actually, I am forbidden to stand on chairs at all now. If I can't find the step stool, I need to get someone to help me or do without!!! After my nasty fall, I am not even tempted to stand on a chair!!! 

Looking around the house:::
The living room is a little cluttered and the dining room table (our drop spot) needs some attention but overall not too bad considering my condition.

From the camera:::

I crocheted a retro vest, hat and purse for my granddaughter's new American Girl Doll, Cecile. She took a picture and sent it to me so I could show you. 

Prayer List:::
  • My brother who wants to make some changes in his life.
  • My nephew's new baby who needs a procedure done
  • My sister facing hip surgery in February
  • Me and my aching back (thanking God there were no broken bones and not bruising)
Bible Verse/Devotional:::
"Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." -- Proverbs 19:21

Tomorrow I will have an update on my January Low No Spend Challenge and my Weight Watchers Online progress.



  1. Hi Kat, So sorry to hear that your back pain in back. Do take it really easy today. Maybe a heating pad or ice pack would help. I use a heating pad with my knees every night in bed and it does help. I didn't have time to do Homemaker Monday yesterday...maybe next week. I love you low-no spend challenge and am trying to do that too with mixed results. It has just been an expensive month here, it seems. Hope you are feeling better soon. Have a good and restful day!

    1. Oh Deb, I love your visits! I have been using ice packs because I remembered the chiropractor saying, "When in doubt, ice!" So sorry about your knees.

  2. Kat, I'm doing WW also, I've slipped sense my hip surgery, of about 2 lbs. but this week I'm returning & doing good w/it already. So it will all work out for U to. I figure w/counting my points again, & walking I don't have anything to worry about.

    1. I was hesitant to sign up for WW again because I didn't work the program last time and just wasted my money. I am determined this time. I am sure you will do just fine. Keep me posted!

  3. Wed. is my weigh in day, so will let U know, I'm just starting back this Wed. so after that I will look for loosing again.