Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday...motivated Monday version.

I'm on day TWO of feeling fantastic. I got so much rest this weekend as we had a FULL Saturday of nowhere to go and nothing to do. It was... awesome. Add the rest to being back on the ol' diet and keeping within my WW points - I'm like a new woman! :) Hoping for some dropped numbers on the ol' scale this coming Friday. Anyway, feeling SUPER motivated today to kick it into gear and get this house work done. My goal is get every room tidy and deep clean the kitchen before hubs gets home by 5ish. :) Let's some HHM!

The weather::: Bizarre. It was in the 70's and 80's for weeks... and now we are back to "normal" April weather - with a high of 59 today. Had all kinds of tornados, flash floods and t-storms this weekend in our state. Crazy scary, but thankful for the Lords protection.

On my reading pile::: Started reading "Queen of the Home" this weekend - powerful challenging. It's published by Vision Forum and has great things to say about being Mothers, Wives and Homemakers. Also, still working through "The Meaning of Marriage" by Timothy and Kathy Keller, too.

On my TV::: The kids are watching, "Mike the Knight" right now. Not a Nickelodeon fan anymore... what's up with the grown up commercials during kids shows?!

On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Family dinner with hubbys side... lots of family, lots of food. I'm making cookies or some kind of bars. :)
Tuesday - Skillet lasagna and herbed breadsticks
Wednesday - Church night, probably PBJ sandwiches or Wendys salads.
Thursday - Tacos!!! {family fave}
Friday - Grilled ham & cheese sandwiches with herbed steak fries
Saturday - Ziti and spinach flatbreads
Sunday - Pesto Hamburgers

On my to do list::: Whole house, every room has something to be tidied up. Literally. Then there's laundry, order stamps online, sign up for online bill payments so I can quit buying stamps, organize the paper junk drawer, make cookies. :)

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating::: Nothing right now.

Looking around the house::: Lots of proof of lots of life happening. Kids are on the floor coloring with crayons, markers and colored pencils. Baby is asleep. Toy baskets upturned and spilled out. We are so blessed in this life.

From the camera::: From a wedding we went to a few weeks ago, which featured a FUN photo booth!

Something fun to share::: I'm thinking of taping up a few poster boards and creating an "art station" in our dining room for a few days. My 3 year old seems to love making and creating and I'm hoping to capture some of that! I think she would love the idea of "writing on the wall" or at least standing up to color. Something new and different. :)

On my prayer list::: Friend, Sandy, in the hospital at 32 weeks with her unborn baby. Water has broke and they now await the onset of labor. They are in great hands and just wait to see how everything turns out. Praying she can hold out til 34 weeks even though after a broken water that usually doesn't happen. But, OUR GOD IS GREATER and He knows.
Also really praying for discipline for myself in so many areas: food, home making, patience, discretion.

Bible verse, Devotional::: In my personal time I'm reading through 2 Peter and was reminded today to not be surprised by all the weird and distorted doctrines and teachings people will try. The GOSPEL stands alone and no one can add to it. We need to be on our gaurd and stand firm for truth. Sin is sin, not able to be justified. I'd encourage anyone reading this to read it yourself today and be reminded... click here. Or, at least remember this -

20"People can know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and escape the world’s filth. But if they get involved in this filth again and give in to it, they are worse off than they were before. (21) It would have been better for them never to have known the way of life that God approves of than to know it and turn their backs on the holy life God told them to live. (22) These proverbs have come true for them: “A dog goes back to its vomit,” and “A sow that has been washed goes back to roll around in the mud.” 2 peter 2:20-22

Happy Monday everyone!


Angie said...

Sounds as though you have a productive day planned. Hope you get all you want to do done & more!!!

Prayers for Sandy & Baby. Such a scary moment. God is in control though and will see her through.

Happy Monday Friend!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

It's amazing what a restful weekend will do for your mental health, huh? :)

I love that poster board idea! Lily would love that!