Happy Homemaker Monday ~ September 4th, 2017

Linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday today! If you like this post, be sure to head over to her site and check out what she’s up to today too! I’m not very good about participating regularly, but I love having these snapshots of a moment in time to look back on. And I like seeing what other people are up to. I’m nosy like that πŸ™‚

The weather…

Is absolutely perfect today. Low 80s, but breezy. We’re staying with family for the day (yay for long weekends) and have sat outside basically all day. The kids are running all over the yard and exploring the great outdoors. Makes for a great day!

Right now I am…

Sitting out on the front porch listening to Sophia and Eva play over by a big oak tree, and watching butterflies in the flower gardens! I just finished up looking over my lesson plans for the week for my 1st grader, and planning some crafts/fun for the preschooler too!

On My Reading Pile…

The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent by Susan Elia Macneal (and the rest of the series–I literally have all the books out of the library right now)
Brave New World by Alduous Huxley
The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita and Alistair Smith
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simpson
The Story of Science by Susan Wise Bauer

Movies or Shows I Watched this Weekend…

Just some Chopped at the hotel this weekend. The kids are old enough that I don’t want to just leave it on while I’m doing housework, even though that would be my preference. So… I’ve basically stopped watching tv unless it’s something special my man and I are watching together.

On My TV

We’re watching the latest season of Turn on Netflix in the evenings. I think we’re going to start watching Atypical (sp? not sure what it’s called actually) too. My Superman started it and said it was hilarious!

On the Menu for this week…

Monday: Family Cookout
Tuesday: Greek Salad with Chicken
Wednesday: Grilled Pork with Broccoli Slaw
Thursday: Stirfry Chicken with cauli-rice
Friday: Pizza

On My To-Do List

Just unpack and tidy up when we get home tonight. Going to try to get everything clean and tidy for tomorrow. Tuesday’s after a long weekend are always hard for the kids, so I like to try to have everything that stresses me out pared down to a minimum. If mama’s not happy, everybody’s angrier πŸ˜‰

What I am creating…

Still editing and writing, and learning to code. Working on Python right now, and tinkering with my Digital Ocean server and website. I need to go ahead and dig into the process of adding another small site to the server, but haven’t felt like I have a good block of time to dedicate to it.

Looking around the house…

Not at my house right now, and haven’t been there since Thursday. A little curious to see how much I have to do tomorrow though. Superman did some cleaning while I was gone, so it shouldn’t be too bad. Will mainly be a lot to put away and tidy up, I think, after we unload the van.

From the camera(phone)

What I’m wearing…

My favorite teeshirt and jeans. The shirt says “Happiness is a cup of coffee and a really good book.” I could basically go my whole life without wearing another shirt. You know, except for the days when I have to wear my Harry Potter ‘Accio Wine’ shirt. Also, I am aware that my style should probably grow up soon. The problem is that my style is too great for my budget. πŸ˜›

Simple Pleasures…

Listening to the wind blowing through the woods and across the hill. It’s like the rushing sound of the ocean, to a land-locked state.

Inspirational Quote…

“Education is an atmosphere… a discipline… a life…” ~ Charlotte Mason. My favorite quote to remember when I’m thinking about getting ready for a new school week.

What are you doing this week?

8 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday ~ September 4th, 2017

  1. You have some really good books on your list, I may need to save them for later. I love Turn, such a good series.

    Hope you have a fantastic week πŸ™‚

    • EllaP

      Thanks! I think we share a love of period dramas–love seeing what you’re watching too! You have a great week too!

  2. Beautiful photo! I know exactly what you mean about your style being too great for your budget, I suffer from that in lots of areas. Interesting books on your reading list. I read A Brave New World over the summer since I’d somehow missed reading it during my school years. I can’t say it became a new favorite. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    • EllaP

      Thank you! I’m not far into Brave New World, but I picked it up because it was referred to quite often in “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman (which was fantastic–have you read it?) I think I’m enjoying it more because I came into it with the background references from Postman’s book, than I would have if I had read it alone.

  3. You have a lot of books going at once! I tend to only read one at a time. We haven’t been watching much TV either but the TV is on Fixer Upper right now πŸ˜‰

    I hope you have a great week πŸ™‚


    • EllaP

      Love Fixer Upper! If we had cable I feel like that would be the show I HAD to watch. I was so bummed when they took it off Netflix! Hope you have a great week too!

  4. I absolutely love your picture – so pretty. I love your simple pleasures and quote – so perfect. Have a great week.

    • EllaP

      Thank you, Tamy πŸ™‚

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