Happy Homemaker Monday

I am joining Sandra today over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for her Happy Homemaker Monday theme!

Life has been insane these last couple of weeks. With job searches going on, softball for Rebecca, soccer for Jacob, Easter, Benjamin's ear surgery and then on Saturday all 3 kids came down with symptoms of "Hand, foot, and Mouth disease." Bill took Rebecca to urgent care yesterday and had it confirmed. Seriously we just can't seem to catch a break. But that is why I do this type of post, to help me remember our lives at this moment....so without further ado here is what is going on in my side of the world....

As I look outside my window:::
It is rainy and grey outside. We are supposed to have showers and thunderstorms all day today; I am hoping that we don't have severe weather like they are getting out west of us.

Right now I am::: 
Typing out this post, thinking of the things I need to do this week. Trying not to be completely overwhelmed by life right now.

Thinking and pondering:::
On what we should eat this week. That we need to start eating better and using up what we have in the house. That I can't believe it is almost May. I am tired of people not showing up to buy what they wanted off a facebook selling wall page. Wondering when we are going to get a break. Wondering how much more I can take. Thankful that Benjamin's ear tube surgery went well. Wondering where my kids got "hand, foot, and mouth disease from. 

On my bedside table:::
Seasons of Tomorrow Book 4 by Cindy Woodsmall

On my TV tonight:::

Nothing really...I will watch "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "19 Kids and Counting" this week, not sure what else. 

Listening to:::
The cars going down the wet, rainy road. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is on for the boys.  

On the menu for this week:::

BREAKING NEWS::: I actually have a meal plan for this week! :)

Monday - Chili and grilled cheese
Tuesday - clam strips/fish sticks, peas, baked potatoes, fruit

Wednesday- bbq pork sandwiches, shells and cheese, green beans
Thursday- Spaghetti and garlic bread
Friday- Chicken patties, corn and fruit
Saturday- Eat out...daddy/daughter and sons/moms date night
Sunday- Ribs in the crockpot, julienne potatoes, broccoli

On my to do list:::
Laundry, laundry, and more laundry

Collect all recycling and trash and take it to the curb
Pay bills due including rent, college loan, discover, and get Bill's tags renewed for the van

Happening this week:::
Work, First grade Mass at my daughter's school, softball, soccer this weekend, hopefully getting everyone healthy
My simple pleasure:::
Spending time with my husband and kids

Looking around the house:::
I have 2 loads of laundry on the kitchen table to fold, breakfast dishes need dealt with, shoes need to be put away.
From the camera:::

Benjamin is being extra silly these days. He likes to look at things upside down when he can! LOL

Prayer List:::
For Bill, as he job searches. For our family as we look to make changes for the better. For the kids as they are dealing with sickness. For those affected by the severe weather these last few days.

Bible verse, Devotional:::

"Come to me , all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great Monday! 
What is going on in your area of the world? 


  1. Awwww you are having a tough go these days! Your menu looks pretty healthy for the week - I guess planning ahead is really important. Vegetables are the largest part of our diet - you just have to get creative. I know that's harder with little ones - I would hide lots of veggies in the chilli and spaghetti - will your kids eat raw veggies? With dip perhaps? Raw is best. Hope your week gets better!!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm visiting back and following! :)
    I'm sorry to hear your children have gotten that illness. Hopefully they all feel better soon.
    We recently got into couponing and it has saved us tons of money. Perhaps not every single week but often enough to where we have been able to build up a substantial amount of certain things like dish soap, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, etc. If your interested you should check out couponmom.com. That was how I got started after I watched Extreme Couponing. lol
    It's kind of fun and super exciting to get all the deals and most times even get stuff for free! :)
    Hope you have a great week :)

  3. I'm sorry you are so overwhelmed. Oh my word, the hand foot and mouth disease, my daughter got that when she was 5 years old and I have no idea where she got it either.

    Hope you have a good week :)


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