Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday! {Home again}

Happy Homemaker Monday 

We flew home from Florida on Saturday afternoon and are adjusting back to the not-so-warm Iowa weather. They say it's coming...but, right now we are chilly after spending a week in the 80 degree range. :) I brought a horrible cold home with me and am just now getting back to feeling better. It's Monday. The coffee is hot and the day has begun! 



The weather.....
It's sunny out, that's all that matters right now. Hoping it's warmer today so we can head outside and pull some weeds and start to tidy that yard!


Right now I am....
Drinking coffee, chatting with hubby, mentally planning my day
 
Thinking....
It's TAX day. What a blessing to have ours done for the year.
And, WOW, we have two gorgeous blue jays out front right now - I really hope they stick around, what a fun thing to watch!
 
On my reading pile....
"I used to be so Organized" by Glynnis Whitwer


On my TV.....
"The Sound of Music". My girls LOVE this movie and we watch it so often.


On the menu for this week....
Monday:  Grilled cheeseburgers, tomato and cucumber salad & roasted potatoes
Tuesday:  Curried beef stir fry & pea salad
Wednesday:  {making a mango carrot cake!}
Thursday:  Ham balls & potato salad
Friday:  Southwestern Salad  & Chocolate Cake
Saturday:  Chicken Tortilla Bake
Sunday:  Brunswick Stew

On my to do list....
Laundry, Cleaning bedrooms, dusting upstairs, mopping bathroom floor, vacuum upstairs, plan 2nd birthday party for Augs.

In the craft basket....
Would love to finish my two crocheted baby blankets soon.

Looking forward to this week....
Sticking to our menu plan :)
Putting out spring decorations
Accountability group tomorrow, youth on Weds.
Our womens conference is this weekend, really excited about it! 
 
Looking around the house....
Oh boy. Suitcases and bags laying still full in all the rooms downstairs.
 
From the camera....
Signs of spring I found in the yard this morning. The previous owner of this home must have had quite a garden, because we find things all the time. I know the big leaves are tulips, but have no clue on this first one. Still beautiful!

 
On my prayer list.....
Pregnant friends

My children and husband
Life plans for us

Bible verse, Devotional....

I recommend the small devotional "Streams in the desert"  by the Cowmans to anyone who is looking for a thought-a-day type of read. I have found it SO encouraging! 

2 comments:

Angie said...

Coming back to colder weather is never fun. Hopefully you all get a warm up soon! Enjoy your Monday friend. Sounds like you got a lot of exciting plans this week :)

Joshua Huff said...

We watched Sound of Music tonight too! Small world. It's the first time for our girls though...so far they like it and are even singing along. We're praying through some life plans too... thankfully we serve an amazing God. Thanks for the post. I always enjoy reading.