Monday, February 24, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday for February 24th, 2020

I am linking up with Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday

♥♥The Weather♥♥
We are starting off the week at 51 and sunny!  But it doesn't stay that way.  By mid-week we are rainy and by the end of the week lows will be in the teens.  

♥♥How I am feeling this morning♥♥
 I'm going to come out and say it.  I'm getting worried about the Coronavirus.  We have over 300 people here in Michigan that are being "monitored".  I'm seriously considering buying some masks.  My kids are teasing me .... 🤷   

♥♥Looking forward to♥♥
Dinner with my friend
Car shopping   

♥♥On the breakfast plate♥♥
A breakfast hash - this week it's eggs with peppers and onions, a mix of roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes,  and a couple of tsps of "real bacon pieces" for flavor.  Topped with hot sauce of course! 

♥♥On my reading pile♥♥
I finished reading "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" last week.  You can read my review here.  I have also joined the classics challenge, you can read my plans HERE. After that I read Match Making for Beginners.  It was really enjoyable.  The characters were so good!  

Right now I am reading A.G. Riddle's "The Long Winter"  It's the first book in an apocalyptic trilogy.  So far it is really exciting and good!  I've read other books by this author and they are always fast paced and smartly written. 

♥♥On my tv♥♥
I binge-watched the CBS show "Evil" Mostly it was really good, different, and entertaining.  Then they would throw is something super cheesy - I'm guessing to lighten the darkness?  I'm not sure, but it gave me a good laugh. 
-Criminal Minds
-The Biggest Loser
-Forensic Files II  IT'S BACK!!!!! My favorite show is back.  Sunday's at 10 EST 
-YouTube videos 

♥♥On the menu this week♥♥

Sunday - Family dinner & game night:  Shrimp Lo Mein & egg roll 
Monday - Didn't go out w/ my friend last week - so out for MOD Pizza
Tuesday - Leftovers
Wednesday - Vegan taco soup 
Thursday -  Vegetarian burritos (soy crumbles, black beans, roasted corn, peppers, onions)
Friday - Veggie & tofu peanut noodles 
Saturday - Chik'n sandwiches w/ crispy sweet potato fries 

By the way - the lentil curry stew last week was really, really good!  My daughter loved it too.  Definitely a keeper!  No real recipe, just threw a bunch of stuff in the pot lol 

♥♥Thinking About♥♥
My arterial Doppler last week was negative, which was good news.  My back x-ray did not show a slipped disc, only some degenerative disc disease in my lower back.  My doctor thinks this is the cause of my leg issues - but I disagree.  I have back stretches to do (some at-home PT).  I'll do what the doctor ordered for a few weeks and see if there is any improvement.  

♥♥Chore I'm not looking forward to today, or this week♥♥
Going to Cardio Drumming with my sister! 😂

♥♥To relax this week, I will♥♥
Read, Bible study       

♥♥On my prayer list♥♥
The president, our country, the world, family and friends 

♥♥Devotional/Bible Verse♥♥


  1. ok, what is cardio drumming?
    I didn't know so many people where being monitored is the USA. Here in Quebec they don't actually tell us but one of our coworkers is back from China and she was monitored for 14 days. If you want masks buy them now... they are out of stock at a lot of places. I paid $1 per mask at one pharmacy (I put them because I was coughing at work and didn't want to infect anyone) and at another pharmacy they were behind the counter because they are running out and she sold them 15 cents each. The N95 my friend paid $3 each. I wasn't buying them because of the cornavirus but people are looking at you strangely when you cough... so ..
    Evil sounds interesting.
    Hope you have a great week

    1. Cardio drumming is really big around here! You get a big exercise ball, put it on top of a laundry basket of some type and some drumsticks. Add some music and beat up the exercise ball! lol Due to my leg issue right now I have to do it seated, but it is a lot of fun!

  2. We're getting torrential rain here right now and, yes, it's moving your way, so enjoy the sun while you've got it. Blessings for a great week ahead!

  3. I'm with you on the COVID-19 worry. I read an article this morning that actually listed it as a Pandemic now. With my compromised immunity I have been avoiding people as much as I can for now :(. Masks are at a premium and running out fast! I hope you feel better soon too! Have a GREAT week.

  4. So pleasaed to read your back showed no ill affects... Praying the exercises do the trick!

  5. Sherry! Oh my goodness! You are always in the "know" with everything. I must say, I have never heard of cardio drumming so I had to go look it up. I'm a fan! lol! I LOVE IT! Anything that gives me a chance to work out while I'm beating something up... I mean... lol! Exercise and stress relief all in one! Gotta do it! lol!


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