Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday - Last Monday of August!


I'm linking up with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday! 

I have been abundantly blessed and have spent the past 10 days visiting my best friend in New Hampshire.  I spent time with my GRAND-Goddaughter and was able to attend my Goddaughter's wedding to the love of her life.  It helped my depression to get away, keep busy, talk and laugh with my friends, go new places, meet new people, and drive through several states.  I was able to see the Adirondack mountains, marshland, beaches and of course the ocean.  I always feel God most strongly in nature and this trip I could see Him in many places. 

Some family trouble awaits me at home, but I am more ready to deal with it.  My sister is an alcoholic.  Some of you may remember she almost died 3 years ago.  She got on the liver transplant list and turned her life around.  She gained her health back through diet and became so healthy that she no longer needed a new liver.  We she started drinking again quite some time ago and it's worse than ever.  She's passed out and fell on her face twice now - one of those times being today.  It's a mess.  That's all I'm going to say.  

The weather::: 

Monday will be close to 90 and sunny, but then we will stick in the upper 70s with sun most of the week.  Sounds pretty perfect after the HOT HUMID or rainy weather in New England while I was there! 
On my reading pile::: 

 Still haven't been doing much reading at all.  I keep BUYING books - but not reading them.  I hope once the cooler weather hits I will get back into the swing of things. 
On my TV:::  

 New K-Drama with Heather: Back Street Rookie
Days of Our Lives
You Tubers 

During my stay with Heather, we watched "Last Train to Busan" and the 2nd one but can't remember the name.  Great Korean Zombie flicks! 
On the menu for this week::: 

Monday -   Out for Chinese food - Pepper steak and rice
Tuesday -   Something quick and easy since we will be going grocery shopping after I'm out of work.
Wednesday -  Bulgur with veggies and Soyaki tofu
Thursday -   Whole wheat pasta with veggies and tomato sauce with green salad
Friday -  Buddha Bowl 
Saturday - Mujadara with green salad and homemade dressing 
Sunday - Spaghetti with lentil Bolognese 

 Breakfasts:  Overnight oats.  This week will be dark cherry cookie dough flavor. 
Lunches: Chickpea salad on toasted whole wheat with fruit 
On my to do list::: 

 Monday:  Stopping in Niagara Falls with Emily for a bit & then finish up our drive home 
Tuesday:  Work 8-4 and then grocery shop and run errands, paying rent
Wednesday: Work 8-4, picking up my prescriptions and the rest of groceries then K-drama with Heather using our Alexa Dots, video call with my sweetie
Thursday:  Same as Wednesday
Friday:  Work 8-4 Getting my 2nd COVID shot 
Saturday:  If I do not get a reaction again (I had a bad reaction with first shot, only lasted 6 hours though) then I will visit with my Dad and bring him tuna pasta salad 
Sunday:  Meal prep day! 
Looking around the house::: 

In a hotel room right now!  But I am sure I will have plenty to do since Jennah has been home alone for the past 10 days! 
From the camera::: 
Day of the hurricane - Surfers were everywhere! 

Atlantic Ocean

Niagara Falls - American Side

Niagara Falls 

Sunflower in Niagara

Emily at a rest stop in New York

On my prayer list::: 

 Louisiana as they get pummeled by a hurricane right now.  I know that the entire city of New Orleans is without power.  We won't know the extent of damage caused until tomorrow. 
Afghanistan -  all the families of the fallen.  The Christians who will be executed for their faith.  The innocent women and children.  
My family and friends


  1. Oh my! you are going through alot - sending positive vibes for your sister... she went through alot, hoping her body will be able to make a miracle again this time around.
    Seems like you had a wonderful trip these memories will help you in the upcoming weeks.
    Have a good week

  2. I'm so glad the time away for the wedding did the trick, but sorry to hear you're headed home to trouble with your sister. Keeping you in my prayers for things to get better soon. Hope you're having a GREAT week.


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