Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

Woo Hoo! It's time for Happy Homemaker Monday!!! For those new to my blog, Monday is the day I link up with Sandra (and others) over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom! I really look forward to participating with these ladies on Mondays. I am waayyy past the "stay at home mom" stage and I truly admire moms like Sandra and Carla who are so creative and excel (imho) in the parenting realm. Parenting today is sooo much more difficult than it was when I did it. I watch my daughter with my granddaughter and am awed by the whole experience.

Well, I could wax eloquent on parenting for days but so as not to bore you to tears, let's get on with Happy Homemaker Monday, shall we?!!!

As I look outside my window:::
It's 85 degrees at 10:00 am so I'm thinking HOT today! Time to put the air conditioner in the window, I'm thinkin'. The sky couldn't be bluer and everything is beautiful, green and blooming outside! When I look out my livingroom window, I see Mt. Hood in the distance...beautiful!

Right now I am::: 
Drinking some water (fast day), typing this post and...

Thinking and pondering:::
Thinking about what else I can do to try to get our Rocky back. We called the Kennel (the owner is also one of our neighbors), Sheriff's office, two local veterinarians, placed an ad in the local paper, listed him as lost on the PetLink website (he's chipped). I will most likely make some posters today to put up in the surrounding towns.

On my bedside table:::
Books that need to be read; hand lotion; pens and pencils and my iPod.

On my tv this week:::
Two more episodes of Royal Pains! Then I think I need a break:) Binge watching on Netflix is really hard on me:)))

Listening to:::
The washing machine doing it's thing!
On the menu for this week:::
No menu. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I prepare and eat a 500 calorie meal midday. It's part of my intermittent fasting program.

On my to do list:::
Clean off my desk

Stamping order
Tax stuff (trying to keep up)
Make and send Thank You cards to hubby's customers
Work on projects for next Stamping Club (July 16)Vacuum and mop

Happening this week:::
I am hoping to have a super low-key week! We'll see how that goes! However, Hubby's birthday is on Friday and we are going to brunch on Sunday! Hubby doesn't like a big deal made out of his birthday so brunch on Sunday will likely be it!

What I am creating:::

Still working on the baby afghan...

I had three strips finished before leaving for my daughter's on Thursday but left those home. I made three more while riding in the car so need to join all six together today. I love the bold colors with the soft pink.

My simple pleasure:::
Sitting with an ice cold beverage in hand...just thinking.

Homemaking tips::: 
To clean Glass Shower Doors: Put a teaspoon liquid dish soap (I use Dawn) into Dishwand (the kind with the sponge and scrubby part), add one drop of Jet Dry, fill with water leaving a little space at the top. Tip wand back and forth to mix then scrub away! I also use this on the walls of the shower stall.

Looking around the house:::
I just got back last night from being gone for 4 days. Hubby is good at doing dishes but nothing else was done so need to do the floors, dust, clean off the dining room table, do laundry unpack my bags...maybe I'll just take a nap!

From the camera:::

My daughter's mother-in-law makes these super yummy tofu skin pockets filled with a slightly sweetened rice. I LOVE THESE!!! The missing ones? I probably ate them all myself! She also made Spam Sushie (pictured behind) and I was told it was delish! Being a vegetarian, I passed on those.

Praying for...
Our precious Rocky to be found...hopefully alive and well.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." 

--I Corinthians 10:13

Well, that's it for this Monday! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!



  1. Oh, I really hope you'll find Rocky very soon...

    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by, Lena! Keep cool in your triple digit heat!

  2. Visiting from Sandra's blog today. :)

    I'm so sorry to read you've lost your dog. Praying you find him soon. Losing a pet is so painful. Hugs. xxxx

    The baby afghan looks so pretty. Hope you have a lovely week.

    1. I didn't realize how painful this would be. He is such a sweet dog and has sooo much personality! Thank you for your prayers and for stopping by, Sarah!

  3. OH Kat, I hope you really find Rocky, it's such a horrible feeling when a pet goes missing :( I'm praying you find him soon.

    Love the baby afghan, beautiful colors you picked :)

    Thank you as well for the very sweet comments you made about me, I appreciate them so very much.


    1. Thanks, Sandra! I didn't realize how attached I was...he is my son's dog but I take care of him all the time. Thank you for your prayers!