Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday - Thanksgiving Week!

It's the week of Thanksgiving! Are we ready fellow homemakers? :) I have it easy {again} this year - we are traveling and most of the meal will be prepared by my mother in law. I hope to help out, but, I've still never made my own entire Thanksgiving meal. Have never baked a turkey. A very sweet lady from church offered to teach me sometime... and I just might take her up on that post-holiday time :) 
We have a busy day today getting everything ready to go for our 7 1/2 hour drive north east tomorrow. Hubs is working on the oil change in his car, I'm packing suitcases, pack n' plays, etc. We can't wait to hug family and spend time together. 

The Weather:::
It's seriously back in the 60's here. Bizarre. A friend on FB commented this morning, "Feels like the first day of Spring outside." When we get back from traveling... I'm dreamin' of a white winter! 

Right now I am:::
Sipping the rest of my cuppa Blonde roast with peppermint mocha creamer. 

How is this house always so messy right before a big trip?! 
And, what am I forgetting to pack?

On my reading pile:::
-Finishing up my "The Wisdom of God" by Nancy Guthrie for tomorrows last bible study. Song of Solomon.
-Will start the "God's and Kings" series this week while on break. 
-Christmas cook books

On my TV:::
Girls are watching Daniel Tiger for 30 minutes.
Hallmark Christmas movies have been on - and I've been enjoying this mushy, sappy, Hallmark-ness. 

On the menu this week:::
Tonight we'll have whatever I can whip up from the freezer/cupboards. Then, THANKSGIVING food all week :) 

On my to do list:::
-Put Christmas decor back in bins {my girls were going crazy - see yesterdays post!}
-make lists! 

What I am creating:::
Spent most of the afternoon working on a dining room centerpiece for Christmas. It's a mish-mash of things homemade and bought. Maybe I'll share a pic next month :) Basically, all creativity is being focused on how to decorate. I'm learning. 

Homemaking tips:::
I keep hearing how amazing the Dawn dish soap/vinegar shower cleaning recipe is. Anyone tried it? It was on pinterest and I have heard one lady after another rave about it. Need to try it out! It's half vinegar, half dish soap mixed into one of those scrub wands for dishes. Sounds easy, cheap and thorough! 
Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean.  Must try this!

Looking around the house:::
Much to do. Let's just say that. 

From the camera:::
My slug bug. This little one is just a cuddly, laid back, sack of potatoes most mornings. I love it. 

On my prayer list:::
Safety while traveling in hubbys car tomorrow. Our family van needs 4 new tires and some general maintenance so we are going this route. Admittedly, I'm nervous. No DVD player, squished insides, small vehicle. We'll see. Praying! 

Bible verse, Devotional:::
Need to finish my chapter on Song of Solomon...but, loving the reminder of how God intended us to enjoy our spouses. Amen! 

1 comment:

Jen said...

Cooking a turkey really isn't as hard as you might think. It's alot like cooking a chicken, just larger. :-)

Praying for safety on the road. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.