Monday, August 10, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday August 10, 2015

First of all, I'd like to say happy birthday to Sandra!!!  How nice that it falls on a Happy Homemaker Monday :) 

The weather outside is:::: Right now it is in the low 70s.  Michigan has been having a pretty mild summer!  I love it myself :)  We are going to get some thunderstorms this afternoon!  I just love thunderstorms.  They pair perfectly with a cup of tea, a cute kitty and a book!  

On the breakfast plate this morning:::: I haven't had any breakfast yet.  If I am not at work, I am terrible about having breakfast at a decent time!  I will probably have an egg on a whole grain English muffin.  

As I look outside my window::: I can see the neighbors' flowers in hues of pink.  The man across the street always spend a lot of time on his yard and it is perfect.  Mine never even compares! 

Right now I am:::: Blissfully enjoying a Monday at home!!!  My bosses are on vacation so I am taking a long weekend.  

As I look around the house:::: I have a lot to get done today.  I see my kitty cleaning himself, some clutter and a floor that needs to be vacuumed! 

TO DO::::

  1. Vacuum living and dining room
  2. Wash dishes
  3. Two loads laundry
  4. Give the kitchen a good scrub
  5. Try out my new cleaning supplies 
  6. Watch some You Tube videos
  7. Read
  8. Hopefully get THE BOY to cut the grass before it rains
  9. Prep lunch and breakfast for the next few days
  10. Clean the fridge

Currently reading::::  I haven't been reading a lot in the past month.  I go in spurts, it's weird.  I'm reading Stephen King's "Heart's In Atlantis" 

On the TV today:::: Last night I finished binge-watching the American version of "Being Human".  Really liked it.  Not sure what I am on to next.  Any suggestions?  

On the menu this week:::: We have a lot of family things going on this week!  My mom's birthday, my sister's, and my dad is driving from Michigan to Las Vegas!  He does this about every 2 years.  He loves the drive itself (I am the same).  He always gets homesick about 5 days in!  lol 

Monday:  FREEZER MEAL:  Teriyaki chicken (Crockpot meal) over brown rice & extra veggies 
Tuesday:  Spaghetti & meatballs with salad 
Wednsday: Mom's house for dinner 
Thursday: Grilled chicken with Brussels sprouts and carrots, bulgur pilaf 
FridayCalzones - by kid request!  
Saturday: Mom's house for dinner - Mom's birthday! 
Sunday: Sister's birthday!  

Breakfasts: Overnight oats, healthified breakfast sandwiches
Lunches:  Grilled chicken wrap, salad in a jar, leftovers 

Favorite blog posts, video or pins from this week:::

I am still obsessed with YouTube videos!  Here is another of my favs: 

Currently Working On Or Creating: Really not much of anything :/ 

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

This is for a woman I know from my old church.  She is a light unto Him.  She is a mom to three girls, a lovely woman of God, a good wife, active in the church community and all-around beautiful woman.  She is in the hospital after open-heart surgery.  She is YOUNG and has so much life left to live.  She is in my prayers and I hope she will be in yours too! 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday - August 3rd, 2015

The weather outside is::::  87 and sunny - but some thunderstorms are on the way for tonight! 

On the breakfast plate this morning::::

Eggs with spinach and feta cheese.  I made enough to take to work for breakfast for the beginning of the week too.  

As I look outside my window:::
Sunny and warm.  Blue skies.  American flag flying in the slight breeze. 

Right now I am::::
Taking a break from meal prepping!  I have a couple dinners prepped, 3 breakfasts for me, blueberry pancakes for kids.  

As I look around the house::::
I should be cleaning, not blogging!  lol 

TO DO::::
Finish meal prep
Finish dishes
Finish cleaning kitchen
Get Jennah to clean living/dining room
Emily to clean bathroom
Finish laundry 

Currently reading::::
I actually  have not been reading too much the past couple of weeks believe it or not!  I am slow-reading a Stephen King novel.  

On the TV today::::
I'm watching:

Binge watching the American version of Being Human.  At the end of season 2.  
Watching YouTube videos.  I have a strange addiction to watching people clean their houses, cook and meal prep.  I know.  

On the menu this week::::
Sunday: Weight Watcher's Crockpot cashew chicken over brown rice 
Monday:  Meatball stroganoff with Brussels sprouts and carrots 
Tuesday:  Crockpot Teriyaki chicken with veggies over brown rice 
Wednsday: Mom's house for dinner 
Thursday: Tilapia with oven potatoes with green beans 
FridayMesquite grilled chicken with couscous and mixed vegetables
Saturday: Mom's house for dinner

Work Breakfast & Lunches:  For work I'm having a breakfast bowl on 3 days (the eggs from above with 2/3 cup potatoes O'Brien and 2 sausage links) or overnight oats.  For lunches I will bring leftovers or lentils and brown rice with spinach salad. 

Favorite YouTuber from this week:::

Favorite picture this week: