Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday!

Today is THE day. I've started up my cleaning routine and so far I have ALL of my daily's done :) Now onto  my Monday specific items! I am already loving knowing exactly what to do... and my children have been "ok" at letting me clean upstairs while they played downstairs for a while. New territory.

The Weather:::
This morning it's cool and there is actually DEW in the grass. I know this because the girls and I went out back to play with a neighbor cat and we all got a little wet :) It was lovely.

On my reading pile:::
Oh man! So much good reading. I'm thoroughly enjoying Tsh Oxenreider's "Organized Simplicity" on my Nook. It's completely challenging and the Lord has been using it to peel back so areas in my life that need WORK! I got it FREE on my Nook and if it's not free anymore, IT IS worth your $! 

On my tv:::
Letting the 3 year old watch Octonauts on Disney Jr. And, I think football is back in full swing so... Monday Night Football will probably be on this evening. I need a hobby. :)

On the menu for this week:::
Monday -  Chick-n-Broccoli pot pies
Tuesday - Sloppy Joes
Wednesday -  "Left overs
Thursday - Camp Food - we'll be at an overnight family retreat at a local camp :) 
Friday -  ??
Saturday -  Chicken Noodle Soup
Sunday  -  Meatball Subs

On my to do list:::
Finish cleaning the master bedroom, vacuum it, toss all the trash.
Return kids library books
pick up ingredients for dinner tonight
PURGE DVD's to sell on Craigslist. {something I read in Tsh's book!}

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I've been pinning like a mad woman on Pinterest this weekend, in hopes of getting some ideas for FALL decor. Busting mine out on Thursday! Not really creating, yet, but looks like some burlap, apples, and mums will be showing up around here. One idea I saw... incredible! Candy corn burlap banner! 



Homemaking Tips:::
ROUTINE. get one. 
At least, that's where I am right now... I was just getting overwhelmed and LAZY with a capital L. Felt like I never had time with my family because everything is always messy. I have written out a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routine and its super easy and covers EVERY thing in my home that needs attention at some point. :) 

Looking around the house:::
Freshly made bed for the first time in... a while. :) 
Box fan is in the window, I'm hoping to suck in some of that cool outside air before I turn the AC back on this afternoon. Too muggy for this momma. I have a small "to be sorted" box here next to me - which contains a weird mix of lots of things.  

From the camera:::
After a little scare last week... my healthy, happy, SHORTY, little girl :) 

On my prayer list:::
New music pastor and family transitioning in.
Husbands planning for the fall and his lesson Weds night.
Teens to not lose that summer flame
consistency with my 3 year old
Love for people.

Bible verse, Devotional:::
Ah, Psalm 127 had such a timely reminder for me this morning...
"Children are a heritage from the Lord! The fruit of the womb is a REWARD."
*trying being frustrated with your children when thats on your mind! 


Sandra said...

Loved your list today :) You know I think I may have book on my Kindle, I usually grab everything that is free lol

Have a great week :)

Angie said...

Sounds like your starting your Monday off right. I have a daily to do list & without it I would go off the deep end!