Monday, October 01, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday #37

The Weather:::
It's 85 degrees, a little humid but a nice breeze is blowing which makes it feel a little "Fall-ish".

Right now I am:
Sitting at my desk, typing this post on my laptop.

Pecan harvest is just about here. We already have some pecans falling. It's my favorite time of the year. Also my granddaughter turns 5 friday and my youngest son turns 25 Saturday...sniff, sniff...

On my reading pile:::
"My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife" by Sara Horn
"Ramona and Beezus" by Beverly Cleary. Actually, I've been reading this to my granddaughter.
Just finished the first book in a series called "The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter". The first book is "The Tale of Hill Top Farm".

On my tv:::
Once Upon A Time...I'm so glad it's back on!
Blue Bloods
Call The Midwife

On the menu for this week:::
Monday: Baked Chicken, baked potato and salad
Tuesday: Italian baked pork chops, sweet potatoes, mustard & turnip greens mixed
Wednesday: Crock pot roast with carrots and rice
Thursday: Grits & eggs, fresh sausage, and toast
Friday: Spaghetti and salad
Saturday: Chili dogs, chips, cake & ice cream...birthday party food!
Sunday: I've got my fingers crossed that my husband will be cooking! Fried shrimp & flounder, french fries and hush puppies! Nobody does it better than him!

On my to do list:::
Some laundry.
Take the puppy to the vet this afternoon.
I have a bucket of pears to put up.
I have some left over baked ham that I need to cut up and freeze.
Friday I will be cooking the chili for the party and Saturday will be getting everything else ready for birthday girls party that will be in the evening.
When my husband is home, there are various chores to fill the time in preperation for the pecan harvest.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I have a good many shells and sand dollars from our last visit to the island. I am getting them cleaned to put in a pretty display for a gift. (My grandaughter and I are doing this together to give to her mother)

Homemaking Tips:::
Less is better....throw it all away! Easier said than done, huh!

Looking around the house:::
Things are in order and clean for the most part (minus those dreaded closets!).I really wish I could keep things like this during harvest season.

From the camera:::

Last years trip to the Pumpkin Patch

On my prayer list:::
My family...a friend.

Bible verse, Devotional:::
I'm on my second week of the Bible study "When Godly People Do Ungodly Things" by Beth Moore....lots to think and ponder over.

Join Sandra for more Happy Homemaker Monday.


Sandra said...

I have to give those books a try, I think I would really enjoy them :)

Mmmm pecans, I love pecans :)

Hope you have a fantastic week.

whitneycroy said...

I absolutely LOVE Sarah Horn's book! I think it shows a pretty accurate view of our struggles as mommies and wives! it was pretty funny too. I think I read it in two days :)

whitneycroy said...

hey, i looked for a reply email but couldnt find one.. yes, thats my little friend mr. green! I noticed him hangin out on my hood while goin to the grocery store and when I stopped at the red light he made his way up the window!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Anything a husband is willing to cook for his family is usually a wonderful relief from cooking every day.

Conny said...

pondering the books you mentioned (the so-called-Proverbs 31-womand the Beth Moore book - BOTH sound interesting and practical!!!!

Just saw you live on a pecan farm - which sounds so enchanting ... except that I'm allergic to tree nuts :( but I love trees/orchards so I could come visit and just LOOK!!! :)