Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Sunday Post 11/25/2018

 Last Week On The Blog
Happy Homemaker Monday 
The Monday Book Report 
Book Beginnings 
 This Week On The Blog
Happy Homemaker Monday
The Sunday Post
The Monday Book Report
Book Review: Julia's Hope by Leisha Kelly

New Books 

Around The Blogosphere

Totally Random

Happy Homemaker Monday 11/26/18

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..... We've had very boring weather around here.  In the 40s and gray.  I WANT SNOW! 

Thinking about: Finding a new job.  I've been working for a surgeon for the past five years.  I started off as a part-time receptionist.  Within one year I was full time, also doing his transcription.  Within two years I was also the surgery scheduler.  Now I am the office manager and biller on top of everything else. I really REALLY like my job.  I love the people I work with and I love our patients and the surgeon himself is a great boss.  HIS WIFE, on the other hand, makes my life miserable.  She has to oversee everything.  She does his coding for the surgeries and she overbills all the surgeries (i.e. Medicare fraud) and when the insurances call her out on it - she wants ME to find a way to make them pay for it.  It's all too much.  I'm a Christian woman and I see her doing this and then on top of it yelling at ME because the insurances won't pay for 2 hernia surgeries when the operative note clearly states that he only repaired ONE. I had to turn off my phone because she will not stop texting me.  It's SUNDAY morning.  

On the blog last week..... Trying to get my flow back. HHM, The Monday Book Report, and Book Beginnings. 

On my reading pile.... I finished "A Cowboy for Christmas" by Lori Wilde.  This was pretty good 3.5 stars.  I'm now reading four NON-Christmas books: 

Almost done with *real* book: Julia's Hope by Leisha Kelly 
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 

On my TV..... So many Hallmark Christmas movies!  lol 
Ghost Adventures 
YouTube videos 

Movie of the week...... My favorite Hallmark Christmas Movie of the week was ......... uhhhhh ...........  A Bramblehouse Christmas - and the new one with Tia Mowry, My Christmas Inn was good. 

On the menu for this week....
Sunday - Scalloped potatoes and ham with green beans 
Monday - Homemade pizza 
Tuesday - Leftovers 
Wednesday - Spaghetti with steamed broccoli 
Thursday - Tuna sandwiches and soup 
Friday - Dinner @ Dad's - probably pizza out 
Saturday - Jolly Family Christmas Party - Potluck 

Best recipe of last week...... Thanksgiving dinner of course! 

On my to do list....
Dollar Tree
Drive Jennah to a friend's house
Finish up planners
Blog The Monday Book Report 

Looking forward to this week.... Family Christmas party, decorating the familly tree (ours is done) making a Christmas dessert with my nephew 

Looking around the house....Just started decorating.  The tree is lovely and the lights make me happy.  I should keep some lights up year round! 

Bible Study..... I am back doing my Ruth study.  She was so loyal, patient, and kind - I want to be more like Ruth! 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Book Beginnings: Northanger Abbey

This is my first time sharing with Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings on Friday! 

My book beginning: 

No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine. 

I love how so much is disclosed in this first sentence.  It is a nice preface, making you want to read on to find out what makes her "an" heroine.  LOL 

Have a wonderful week reading! 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Monday Book Report, Edition #10

I am linking up with 

WHAT DID I READ THIS WEEK:  I finished three books, but none of them were amazing.  They were all pretty good though.  

A Christmas Homecoming  This one was cute but had no substance.  If you want a quick, romantic Christmasy read, you might want to pick this up. 

I also finished Colleen Coble's "Tidewater Inn"  This one was ok, but no as good as her usual books.  3.5 stars

Finally,  finished Debbie Macomber's "Starry Night".  This was my favorite of the three, still it barely rated 4 stars. 

WHAT WAS THE BEST THING IN MY MAILBOX THIS WEEK? I received some handmade cards from Etsy to send to my penpal from the Victorian Letter Writing Guild. 

WHAT BOOKS DID I BUY/BORROW THIS WEEK:  From the library, I borrowed Susan Wigg's "Candlelight Christmas" and Lori Wilde's "A Cowboy for Christmas".  

WHAT IS THE BOOK I MOST WANT TO GET MY HANDS ON RIGHT NOW: Marilla of Green Gables.  On my Amazon Christmas wish list! 

FAVORITE BOOKISH MEME AND/OR BLOG-VLOG: I'd like to thank Books in Bloom for hosting #Frankenfest, where I won a $10 Amazon gift card!  Also, Caffeinated Reviewer for hosting the #HohohoRAT, which has been a lot of fun.  

ANYTHING READING RELATED, ETC.: What books are on your Christmas list this year??  

Happy Homemaker Monday for November 19th, 2018

The weather in my neck of the woods..... We've had some wimpy snow.  Pretty to look at, but it's not quite cold enough to stick!  

Right now I am.... Blogging during commercials of a Christmas movie! 

Thinking about.... Holiday planning and budget.  

On the blog last week..... Behind again - this past couple of weeks have been uber stressful

On my reading pile.... I haven't been reading nearly enough.  Over the past couple of weeks I finished Debbie Macomber's "Starry Night" 4* "A Christmas Homecoming" 3* and Colleen Coble's "Tidewater Inn" 3*.   I need something amazing now.  These books were all just ok. 

On my TV..... 

Hallmark Christmas movies 
YouTube videos
Chicago Med
Ghost Adventures 

Movie of the week...... My One Christmas Wish with Amber Riley (Mercedes from Glee)  It's beautiful and touched my heart! And it's based on a TRUE story! Definitely look for this one! 

On the menu for this week....

Breakfasts: Egg and turkey bacon breakfast sandwiches on homeade 3-point everything bagels

Lunches: Roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, turkey and gravy *festive*

Monday - Pasta with meat sauce 
Tuesday - Ham, potatoes, and green beans 
Wednesday - Steak and veggie stir fry over rice 
Thursday - THANKSGIVING!  Turkey with all the trimmings 
Friday - Leftovers 
Saturday - YOYO

New recipe I want to try...... For our Jolly family Christmas party (12/1) I am supposed to bring a dessert.  We have a LOT of kids between 2 & 13, so I want something kid friendly.  I also want to make these with my daughters and my 9-year-old nephew.  These look perfect! 

On my to do list.... 

Update planners
Vacuum living room
Meal prep 

Looking forward to this week....

3-day work week
Thanksgiving with family 
Black Friday

Have a very blessed week! 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday November 5th, 2018

Photo from Momy's Musings

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

Thank you to everyone who said a prayer for my sister.  She's still in a lot of pain with her broken ribs, but overall not doing too bad.  

The weather in my neck of the woods..... Not nearly cold enough.  We had five days of rain.  I'm ready for the cold and some snow flurries! 

Right now I am.... Waiting for Jennah to get ready so I can drive her to work.  

Thinking about.... As usual, just trying not to overthink. 

On the blog last week..... Bare bones.  Only HHM and The Monday Book Report.  

On my reading pile.... I finished "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Deliah Owens.  It was an excellent book.  I give it 4.5 stars.  

On my TV..... (I might be obsessed) 
Hallmark Christmas movies! 
"Christmas Cookies"
"My Christmas Dream"
"The Nine Lives of Christmas" 
"A Christmas to Remember"
"Coming Home for Christmas" 
"Christmas at Holly Lodge" 
"Sharing Christmas" 
"Rocky Mountain Christmas"
"Christmas Joy"  
"Engaging Father Christmas" 
"Marrying Father Christmas"  

On the menu for this week....  (VERY unprepared!) 
Sunday - Taco Skillet 
Monday - 
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - Dad's birthday: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits and gravy, green beans 
Thursday - 
Friday - 
Saturday -

Bible Study:  I've returned to finish my study on the book of Ruth!  

Sorry so short again - All my time has been taken up watching Christmas movies apparently!

Have a blessed week!