Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Homemaker ...ah, Tuesday

I had my Happy Homemaker Monday nearly finished yesterday and then stopped to fix dinner. Well, I didn't get back to it till today! I feel particularly scattered this week for some reason so need to start making some lists and keeping myself on track!

I did walk on the treadmill yesterday and today for 50 minutes each day and used the Infrared Sauna for 30 minutes this morning:) I would really like to keep the momentum going!

Happy Homemaker Monday is hosted each week by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. So let's get started!

As I look outside my window:::
I see blue sky and sunshine! It is 60 degrees (F); likely our high for today. The wind is blowing ferociously! The foot of snow we had at the beginning of last week melted in two days--strong warm winds blew in two nights in a row.

Right now I am:::
Typing this post and drinking a Zip Fizz!

Thinking and pondering:::
Thinking about what to have for dinner. Pondering on the stamping projects I need to get done this week.

On my bedside table:::
Still trying to finish up The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club and The Girl in the Mirror. I checked them out from the library to read on my iPad (Kindle App) but the library only gives you a week to get it read. Sooo, I keep having to re-check them out and often have to wait in between for someone else to finish reading it. It would be nice to get two weeks at least. When I check a book out of the physical library I get three weeks.

On my TV tonight:::
Nothing I can think of. I really enjoyed Downton Abbey on Sunday night:)

Listening to:::
Hubby has internet radio playing softly in the background. Also the wind blowing outside and the dog snoring inside!

On the menu for this week:::
I really need to plan a menu so I don't get stuck not know what we are having for dinner. When the kids were young, I made up four menu plans and just rotated them. It worked great! Each one of us gave input as to our favorite foods so I put them in and everyone was happy. I think I just get lazy since the kids are grown.

On my to do list:::
  • Finish getting ready for Happy Stampers Club (Wednesday night)
  • Design Team project for The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges
  • Finish making Birthday card
  • Swap card 
  • Mending
  • Laundry
  • Clean up my stamping mess in the dining room
  • Clean the bathroom
Plans for this week:::
  • Visit friends
  • Happy Stampers Club
  • Work on my "to do" list
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Just working on stamping projects! I just downloaded a pattern for a crocheted outfit for the American Girl Doll so want to try it. I also downloaded a pattern for a knitted outfit.

My simple pleasure:::
I don't know if I have already shared this one or not, but I truly enjoy a nice glass of iced Zip Fizz! It just makes the whole day go better:)

Lesson learned the past week:::
Not to rely on the Internet too much! Keep hard copies of recipes and projects I want to make! Five days without Internet was a hard lesson. We live in a very rural area so the technicians had to search miles of line to find the problem. But, bless their hearts, they finally did:)

Looking around the house:::
My end table is cluttered with papers and books; dining room table is a disaster with my stamping projects in progress; the dogs have not yet emptied their toy box today so the living room looks pretty good.

From the camera:::

Sneak peek of Spring Sampler I am currently working on for Happy Stampers Club! 

Prayer List:::
  • Sister who just had hip surgery--she came through surgery fine:) She will be in the hospital for a couple days then convalescing with a friend for a couple weeks.
  • Friend trying to sell her house--she has a buyer who needs to get loan approval.
  • Woman with cancer
  • Family still needing a house
Bible verse/Devotional:::
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." --Proverbs 9:10

Have a great day!



  1. I am a zip fizz drinker too...morning mostly but there are days when it keeps me going. I am also a "lazy" menu planner - after all what if I don't feel like kind of food on the night it is planned? I also see that you are a Dave Ramsey fan (from your side bar). We are a total Dave Ramsey family too - debt free all the way! Your stamping club sounds fun. Have a good week!

    1. I drink mine late morning/early afternoon. I enjoy a cup or two of Yerba Mate in the morning:) Being debt free is such a freeing experience and nobody teaches it better than Dave Ramsey! Wish you lived closer so you could stamp with me!

  2. I don't think I've ever heard of zip fizz...