Monday, July 27, 2009

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - July 27 }

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Sunny hot & humid.

One of my simple pleasures:
After supper when it's cooler outside, Danny takes a ride all over the property. He has to check the irrigation to the trees and looks for bugs or signs of disease. He calls this "Making an Assessment". I especially like to do this on the golf cart vs. the Rhino because the golf cart is quiet. It's a nice way to spend the last hours of the day together.

On my bedside table:
"The Believer's Guide to Spiritual Warfare" by Thomas B. White. I've had this book for over 10 years. It is underlined, dog eared, & highlighted. It is a book that I have referred to a lot. If you are a Christian, I recommend you adding this book to your library. It is scripturaly sound and truthfully written.

On my TV:
Nothing. It is quiet in this house this morning.

On the menu for tonight:
Country fried steak with gravy & onions, mashed potatoes, field peas, cream corn, and sliced tomatoes.

On my To Do List:
Wash and hang out a few loads of laundry.
Vacuum the kitchen. We have been on a glass breaking spree for some reason & we are finding little shards of glass on the floor!
Clean my front porch. The porches have to be wiped down every so often.

New Recipe I tried last week:
Tomato Dip with!

In the craft basket:
I don't have one....sorry!

Looking forward to:
A weekend coming up at a cabin on Crooked River on the Georgia coast! We are going to do some saltwater fishing and lounging. We will also be attending a cousin's wedding that is near where we will be staying.

Homemaking Tip for this week:
We usually have venison & a home grown cow in the freezer but we missed last years meat because of Danny being sick. My local grocer had a good sale on meat this past week so I bought several pounds of pork chops, steak, and a big chuck roast. I divided up the meat into servings and wrapped them in freezer paper. It didn't take 15 minutes. This will get us through until we harvest some more meat.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
I really enjoyed Sandra's post from the KITCHEN last week. She always makes you feel at home and like you are in her presence when she blogs.

Favorite photo from last week:

Little Package got a new baby doll last week. At bedtime she couldn't give the doll up nor her favorite place with Poppa.

Lesson learned the past few days:
Patience...keep your cool and wait it out.

On my Prayer List:
My family.
A little girl with an unknown illness.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

I continue to use the daily devotional from Streams in the Desert. Awesome!

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Wendi said...

I need to take your lesson learned to heart. Have a great day!

Jen said...

I love the picture. Have a great week.

Sandra said...

Love the picture, she is just the cutest little thing :)

I have to say your dinner for tonight is making me drool LOL


Micha said...

That is a darling picture. A sleeping little one is one of the most precious and peaceful sights in the world.

Annette said...

Thank you for visiting your blog! OJ on the dumplings sounds wonderful..I'll have to try that!

:) Annette

dot said...

Supper sounds good! I hope you have a fun trip.
Love the picture of The Package. I wonder if she names her babies.

Linda said...

I enjoyed visiting you this morning. It is Tuesday here now. Our time is forward (the date line is somewhere a few hours East of us in the Pacific), and our seasons opposite because we are in the Southern Hemisphere.

I don't think any of my daughters have cuddled a baby doll like that to sleep, what a precious photo.

Keeper of our Home said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. That photo is certainly my favorite of all the HHM posts. She is a doll!!!

~Mrs. M

Jen said...

Great post Tina...I enjoy reading about your day...and weeks. I like spending the evenings after dinner with scott on the so nice.
Your dinner sounds awesome...and picture of lil package is priceless....and precious.

debra said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! My sister lives in Utah - they are in the mountains at about 7000 feet but they live in a subdivision so the sight of the moose was not the norm.

I just love your photo!
Have a great week.

Jessie Geroux said...

thnx for stopping by my blog on happy homemaker monday! I look forward to following your blog especially in the fall where from the looks of your country life on a pecan farm it must be absolutely divine and beautiful (real fall, something we dont get here in AZ)

Im gonna have to check out that book recommendation ;-)