Sunday, September 30, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday for the 1st of October!

Photo from Momy's Musings

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

The weather in my neck of the woods..... Fall is upon us here in the Detroit area!  SO happy!  Cold nights spent with warm blankets reading with a cup of chai?  C'mon! There's nothing better!  It is going to be a wet week, but that will just hasten the turning of the leaves! 

Right now I am....  listening to Lauren Daigle's new album on Prime Music.  So, so good.  I think her voice sounds like Adele's, am I alone??  I am also roasting some chickpeas, doing laundry, and blogging!  I'm a good multi-tasker :)  

Thinking about.... Well, we took in a stray cat last week (long story) and named her Jane Austen. She came down with a horrible-sounding, barking-like cough.  We went to the vet and found out #1 Jane is a neutered BOY.  LOL  #2 He was diagnosed with pneumonia.  It's been 5 days now and Ollie (Oliver Twist - as he is a boy orphan always begging for second helpings! It fits!) is recovering nicely.  This is a picture of him sleeping and sucking on his tongue like a pacifier.

On the blog last week..... Not too much, but at least I've been pretty regular for over a month now and I feel like I am getting my groove.  I love sitting down to plan out my week right here on HHMM with Sandra and all of you <3  I also am a part of a few weekly book memes with my The Monday Book Report, most weeks I post my Top Ten Tuesday, and I've recently started posting a weekly health/weight loss update with Weigh in Wednesday with Stacy at Diary of a Weight Loss Journey.  

On my reading pile.... Finishing up Sons of Blackbird Mountain and The Inn at Rose Harbor.  See all of my reading life on The Monday Book Report! 

On my TV.....  (I'm spread just a little bit too thin!  LOL) 

  • All the Chicago shows
  • Call the Midwife, season 2
  • Heartland, season 8
  • Cedar Cove, season 1
  • Ghost Adventures
  • The Dead Files
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Young & Restless 

Movie of the week......  Rewatching "Eat, Pray, Love" - another great book! So many thoughts on this one......maybe a review later in the week. 

The plan is also to watch MudBound on Netflix.  I read the book several years ago and just loved it.  Hoping for a quiet night this week to settle in! 

Work Breakfasts: Using a Joseph's pita for a breakfast sandwich with an egg, turkey bacon, and feta. 

Work Lunches: Taco soup with Weight Watcher's cornbread (it used to be 1 pt, I'll have to find out how many freestyle points) 

Picture courtesy of Color Me Meg

On the menu for dinner this week....
Sunday -  Finally going to make Skinny Taste's Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta 
Monday - Dinner with a friend 
Wednesday - My nephew's 9th birthday <3  He's having Chinese food and Pokemon cake! 
This is Caleb a couple birthdays ago! 

Thursday - Leftovers or YOYO
Friday -  Family dinner and game night.  This week I am going to make ???????  
Saturday -  Dinner in Mackinaw City!!!!!  Woot woot!  

Best recipe of last week......  Turkey meatballs and gravy over rice with green beans 

On my to do list....  

  • Finish laundry
  • Meal prep
  • Wash dishes
  • Vacuum
  • Planners
  • Finish this blog and The Monday Book Report
  • Bible study
  • Read
  • Take Emily driving *switched to tomorrow*
  • Stop by farmer's market for a green pepper and onion  *Didn't want to leave house - omitted from recipe! :)  *
  • Fall-ish manicure 
  • Catch up on other blogs 

In my planners...  

Looking forward to this week.... My youngest sister Sarah and my two daughters and I are going on a quick trip to Mackinaw City!  It's a little over a 4-hour drive, but this is a great time to drive North in Michigan with all the leaves starting to turn.  We are only staying one night. We're not going to the Island (we've been there many times) but we will take in the Fort, walk at the beach, visit the lighthouse, etc.  Should be fun!  I'll do a whole blog post about it next weekend. And yes, we do plan on going over the bridge Sunday morning for some more lovely pictures! 

Random picture from my camera......

Looking around the house *office window @ work*....  

Bible Study..... 


  1. Good for you with your blogging. It took me some time to work out a routine.

    I’m terribly envious of your cool fall weather. Wish we had some of that down here in south Texas.

    Enjoy your new kitty.

  2. Awww! Jane-Austin-Turned-Oliver-Twist is just adorable. Hope he's feeling much better very soon! Love your fall photos and planner pages. Blessings for a beautiful week ahead! <3

  3. Looks like you have a nice routine down with your blogging. Such a cute kitty, glad he's doing better. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Dear Sherry.. I see you are a DOOL fan as am I , but lately the storyline seems crazier and crazier... I guess it mimics real life! I love your to do calendar.. I would just want to decorate it and not do the work it reminded me to do, but that's me! Have a grand week!!!

  5. I Sherry! Love your planners! And your fun pics - especially fall in the work window. ;) I loved Mackinaw island. It was so beautiful there and hope to get back one day. Blessings on the rest of your week xo

  6. I LOVE your kitty picture. Hope you had a GREAT week. I'm super late making the rounds this week.