Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday September 17th, 2018

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..... We are back in the 80s this week.  I think just one more week until the 60s and 70s stick around!  Can't wait! 

Right now I am.... I've got one load of laundry folded, another in the dryer, and one in the washer.  I have dishes in the drying rack.  Just finished breakfast and watching a few Youtube videos. 

Thinking.... as per usual - thinking about how short the weekends are and how badly I need a vacation.  A PAID vacation :( 

Something fun or interesting that happened.... Well, we rescued a little girl cat.  I've named her Jane Austen.  She was found under a car and after attempting for a week online, at shelters, and going door-to-door, the woman who found her was not successful at finding her owner.  She was going to take her to the shelter since her boyfriend is highly allergic.  Y'all know I couldn't let that happen.  

On my reading pile.... Lot of reading going on, but only finished one book.  If you want to know all about my reading life and hear what I thought of reading "Island of the Blue Dolphins" as an adult, go HERE. 

On my TV..... Most of my favorite shows will be starting back up in the next week or two!  But for now: 
Days of Our Lives
Heartland (season 6) 
DC Legends
Young & Restless
YouTube videos 

At Weight Watchers this week.... Last week I gained a little, but this week I am down 2.9.  WW total of 37.6 and overall weight loss 41.6!  Yay me! 

On the menu for this week....
Sunday - Turkey sloppy joes with broccoli cheese tots 
Monday - Dinner with family and game night: Pork chops, baked potatoes, green beans, salad 
Wednesday - Leftovers 
Thursday -Bibimbap bowls

Friday - Garlic and herb tilapia with steamed broccoli and couscous 
Saturday - Copycat Chic-Fil-A chicken sandwiches with oven fries 

At the Thrift and/or Dollar Store..... I bought some fall decor at Dollar Tree - some leaf-print oven mits, dish towel and drying mat, etc.  At the thrift, I bought a Crazy Horse black purse for 8.99.  I saw a couch at the thrift that I would have LOVED to purchase - only 69.99.  Not that I need a couch - or have 69.99 to spare.....but I digress. 

Other purchases....... Bath & Bodyworks pumpkin patch candle, pumpkin spice body wash, body spritz, and a couple of car smellies.  

On my to do list.... 
Put clean clothes away
Put clean dishes away
Bring clean laundry to Dad
Type up a few reports (overtime .... needed) 
Bible study 
Declutter in the living room a bit more 
Take Emily driving 

In my planners....  

Looking forward to this week.... My bosses leaving on vacation.  AGAIN!  And payday, of course. 

Fun Outings.... The girls and I went to the library this week.  I found out that I am totally addicted to audio books!  I have been listening to a wonderful book by Kristin Hannah while I drive and at work while I'm doing computer billing.  I'm loving it!  I also took out "An American Marriage" and it is so good so far. More on that next week.  And I FINALLY got with the program, instlled the Libby App and can borrow e-books from the library.  As much as I loved Kindle Unlimited, it's one more monthly bill I've said goodbye to. 


  1. What cute cat! Pretty planner pages as well. I get tempted sometimes by the Kindle unlimited but yes, I prefer the free library e-books. Of course, it's a bit more frustrating when an e-book I want to read is already checked out. Hope you have a great week!

    1. I'm about 6 months down the line on hold for a book i want! lol But there is plenty to read until then and it helped out my budget a bit. I still have Amazon Prime - so some of the kindle unlimited books are still available to me!

  2. What an adorable kitty!! Love the Fall decor items you found/purchased!! Have a great week!

    1. The new kitty is such a sweet girl :) HOpe you're having a great week too!

  3. Your planners are adorable!! Also, that couch was super cute haha! And YAY for the dollar store finds! I hope you have an amazing week!

    1. You know, if I wouldn't have to redecorate my whole living room to go with the couch - I would probably buy it! LOL

  4. Enjoyed reading your post! Jane Austen is adorable and I love your fall photos and planner pages. Your menu plan looks good and Bath and Body Works fall scents??? YES!!! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

    1. Fall scents from B&BW are my favorite of the year! Hope your week is blessed too!

  5. that was fun. I love audio books while I'm working in the studio. I can "read" a whole book in much less time than before falling asleep. There's just something about being read to isn't there? LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    1. I have not listened to an audio in 25 years! Well, some children's classics in the car when my daughter was little - but for myself I never have! The issue was that I wasn't listening to them in the right place! At home there is so much to distract me. So I listen in my car and at work! I do medical billing and computer/typing work part of the week and I can set aside enough of my brain to take in what is going on! I'll definitely be getting another one after this one is over!

  6. forgot to say, welcome to your furever home Jane Austin!