For the past year, I have been reading one of my favorite blogs, Diary of a Stay at home mom. Sandra’s blog really has been very therapeutic for me and has really helped me in my homemaking this last year. Last year we moved due to a military relocation. Since moving, I chose to not work and stay home with my kids. I have been a working woman for 17 years. I have been a working mama for 11 of those years. It was quite the change for me to be home. I felt guilty with my free-time while the kids were away at school. With all the house work and daily errands to do, that guiltiness quickly went away. I feel I am busier than ever.
I am so ready for October 1st. My favorite season is Fall. I love the smell of it, the beauty, the cooler weather and all the delicious foods!
So here we go, my first Happy Homemaker Monday!!
Today was a cold 61 degrees and rainy day. With all the rain, I made two pots of homemade soup.
Right now I am:::
Sitting here listening to my son and husband look at the prizes he can earn from selling Boy Scout popcorn. He brought me home a sample of zesty cheesy salsa popcorn from tonight’s meeting. Yummy! I will be ordering some of that.
I really have a lot to do to get ready for our upcoming camping trip.
On my reading pile:
Just some magazines
On my tv::: (I really don’t watch much tv)
- Today Show
- House Hunters International and House Hunters
On the menu for this week:::
- Monday-Tomato Soup and grilled cheese. I had a salad instead of a sandwich.
- Tuesday-Penne in a vodka sauce,salad and garlic bread
- Wednesday-Grilled Honey Dijon Chicken, Half-runner beans,mashed potatoes
- Thursday-Chicken Tacos,Refried Beans, and spanish rice
- Friday-Appetizer night with Buffalo Chicken meatballs from Trader Joe’s (gluten free!!)) and some other snacky foods
- Saturday-Unsure as we have a home football game this night
- Sunday-Old World Chicken Cacciatore, trying out a new recipe that looks delish
Man, looking at this I realize we eat a lot of chicken. This isn’t my typical week. I am trying to be frugal this month and use up what we have in the house.
On my to do list:::
- Clean bathrooms
- Organize coupons
- Finish my needed paperwork to get started on my Bachelors
What I am sewing,crocheting,knitting or creating:::
I am not a super crafty person. But, I am always creating in the kitchen. Today, I made a potato leek soup and a veggie soup made with squash,carrots,leeks,celery and spinach. My veggie soup is one that I drink through out the week to help refresh my body. I do have some scrapbooking that I need to stop procrastinating and get done.
Buy a Rubbermaid Reveal spray mop. Also, get an extra reusable microfiber cleaning pad. This has been a cost saver rather than buying other disposable products.I have been trying to waste less. You can use your own homemade floor cleaner in it. I love mopping with it!!
Looking around the house:::
Sitting here with my hubby. He is planning next week’s Scout meeting where he will teach the kids about compass use. I am sitting here next to him, typing and cuddled in my fleece blanket because I have the windows open. I can hear the kids chatting in the living room as they watch the Voice.
From the camera:::
Pears from my yard. We are renting this property we live in. This tree has a tag on it saying it is a pear tree. I posted this on Facebook and others were thinking it was figs or mango because of the long stalks.
On my Prayer list:::
- My granddad
- My family and the best direction for us after the military
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6