Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 3.6.2017


happy homemaker monday
Diary of a Stay At Home Mom

Good Evening to you!  It’s late, but I’m linking up with Diary of a Stay At Home Mom for Homemaker Monday today!  Be sure to hop on over to her blog and see what her Monday looked like!

The Weather ~ Cloudy here, but fairly warm and windy.  Eva’s hair blew straight up in the air while we walked between stores, until she looked like she had some wild static electricity going on!

On my Reading Pile ~

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (the complete first edition) translated and edited by Jack Zipes.
Field Guide to American Houses
The Language of Flowers edited by Sheila Pickles
How to talk so Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julia King
Talkers, Watchers, and Doers by Cheri Fuller
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Free to Choose by Milton Friedman

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend:

A couple episodes of The Great British Baking Show (they have two new seasons on Netflix!)
A couple episodes of How I Met Your Mother
Not much else. We had a super busy weekend between hosting Eva’s official birthday party, and church yesterday.

On my TV:
More of the British Baking Show, A Series of Unfortunate Events. It’s hard to tell what we’ll turn on during the week because we’re not really “into” any shows, and I’m trying to not watch much TV since I’m like 110% obsessed with the library and bringing home outrageous stacks of books that I can’t get through in a rental period haha)

On the Menu:

Tonight we had smoked chicken, asparagus, and cheesy spaghetti squash.
Tuesday: Pork Roast with radishes and veggies.
Wednesday is shopping day, so I’ll plan the rest of the week out tomorrow.

On my To-Do List:
Plan out some activities for March/April, and start working on my homeschool plan for the first four grades. It probably seems kind of ridiculous, and I know whatever I plan is certain to change and evolve over the years, but I want to have a general strategy to strive for that encompasses the big picture. Anyways, that’s one big project for this month.
I also want to finish sanding and painting my end tables for the living room now that the weather is getting nice again.

What I Am Creating: Hopefully cute end tables, regular blog posts, journal entries, and background work for a new novel project!

From The Camera:

Happening This Week:
My Superman is taking a test tomorrow, and we’re probably getting spooled up for whatever job ends up being next for him.

Looking Around the House:
Fairly tidy from my evening clean sweep, laundry is folded, bed linens are clean and my bed is made again, coffee pot is programmed… feeling pretty good about heading into the rest of the week!

One of My Simple Pleasures:
A pre-programmed coffee pot! Gold, I tell ya. There is nothing as wonderful as waking up to already brewed coffee. As long as I remember to get it ready the night before ;P

Bible Verse:
The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any pepole; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Deuteronomy 7:7-8