Happy Homemaker Monday (2/6/2017)

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. We had a fairly good weekend here. Rebecca had a basketball game on Saturday. We watched 2 movies with the kids. And yesterday we went to church as a family. Also, one of the local colleges was putting on a "Girls in Sports" day clinics and we signed Rebecca up. The cost was free and she got to participate in little clinics on basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and track and field, etc. She had a lot of fun.

Then of course last night we watched the Super Bowl. I loved Luke Bryan's version of the National Anthem. I thought it was superbly done! All I can say about the game itself was "Wow, what a game!" I, like so many others, were shocked that the Falcons were winning with such a large margin. But Tom Brady proved why he is probably the best quarterback of all time. Wow. I also watched for the commercials and the half-time show. The commercials didn't really wow me this year. I thought the half time show was well done. I did find it funny that Benjamin called Lady Gaga a "cutie" while we were watching. I then asked him if I was a cutie too, and he said "nope." LOL Overall, it was a nice evening with the family.

Now we are back to another beginning of another week. Unfortunately, Benjamin woke up this morning with a fever and complaining his belly was hurting. So my plans have been changed a bit for today. He is currently laying on the couch, watching "Lego Star Wars" which he is obsessed with. For now, I will be joining in with the lovely Sandra over at "Diary of a Stay at Home Mom" in her Happy Homemaker Monday meme. So let's get started: 

Today the sun is out right now and it is supposed to be in the high 40s. Tomorrow it is supposed to be much warmer, like in the 60s, with rain and storms. Wednesday it is supposed to be in the 40s. Thursday it is supposed to be in the 20s with lows in the single digits. Friday it is supposed to be in the 30s. Crazy weather. I have gotten to the point where I don't plan what I am wearing until I check the forecast each morning when I get up.  
Last week, I nixed both  In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donovan and Caren Zucker (that I have next on my review pile) and Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts and instead read The Life Giving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson. It was an interesting read. So this week, I will chose between one of the following to read. I am leaning towards In a Different Key....


On Friday nights, we typically do pizza and a movie for the kids. This year I would like to try to remember what movies we have watched, so I will be recapping here. This past Friday we were originally going to watch Lady and the Tramp, as I had borrowed it from the library. Unfortunately the disc kept skipping and finally just stopped. There were several scratches on it. (This was the 3rd time this has happened in the last few months with library dvds. It is so frustrating)So I allowed Ben to choose one from our collection and he chose Cars. We hadn't watched that one in a really long time. It is a cute movie.

On Saturday night, Bill had to work, so I let the kids have a bonus movie night. We watched Cars 2. Again, it was another movie we hadn't seen in a while.

On Sunday, we watched Super Bowl LI. Again all I can say about the game is "Wow"


MONDAY: Smoked sausage bake, green beans
TUESDAY: Taco boats, corn, Mexican rice
WEDNESDAY: chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes, peas
THURSDAY: mini corn dogs, tator tots, carrots
FRIDAY: Pizza rolls and fruit for the kids, Fried rice for the adults
SATURDAY: spaghetti, homemade garlic bread, salad, dessert (having friends over for dinner)
SUNDAY: Cajun chicken, not sure what sides will be yet

Monday: take kids to school, tutor, laundry (at least 3 loads), trash and recycling to curb, quick trip to grocery store for cheese for dinner
Tuesday: kids to school, workout, tutor, Rebecca has AHG 
Wednesday: kids to school, walk, tutor
Thursday: kids to school, tutor, work out to dvd, Rebecca has basketball.
Friday: kids to school
Saturday: Rebecca has a basketball game, walk
Sunday: PSR, church (we have to go to early service as Jacob has a part)
And each day has the daily housework that needs to be done.

It isn't too bad. The kitchen is cleaned. I cleaned underneath furniture in our living room yesterday, so that room is pretty clean. The dining room has a few things out in it. Our bedroom (which is the decluttering room for February) continues to be a disaster.   

I have been putting hearts on the kids' walls each morning before they get up with things that I love about them written on it. Well Saturday, I got out of the shower and found this on my wall near my dresser. I guess Rebecca didn't want me to feel left out. (Her dad also had one on his dresser). I love the heart of that child!

I have on jeans, a beige/ brown cowl neck sweater and brown knee high boots. (Just realized this is the same thing I wore last Monday, LOL)
Sunshine. The sun has been out the last 2 days and it has been divine. It is still a little cold, but I just feel so much better when the sun is out.


So there you have it. A little peek into my life on this Monday. Hope everyone has had a great day and let's see what this week will bring! 


  1. I always feel better when the sun is shining as well. Hope your little guy feels better. I had to run and pick up my high school student just a few minutes ago, so much sickness around this time of the year. I thought the same thing about the commercials, there were a few I really enjoyed but nothing spectacular. It seems like the game was actually better than the commercials, that's rare, huh? Hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. Taco boats sound delicious! So much easier to handle than regular taco shells. Your heart is precious - Rebecca is so sweet. See you on Wednesday!

  3. That's such a great idea to put the hearts up with messages. Your children will definitely remember those special words and thoughts you share with them!


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