Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Its 78, partly cloudy with possible thunderstorms.


One of my simple pleasures:
I finished reading Going Home the 1st book of The Brides of Webster County Series by Wanda E. Brunstetter and I am now reading the 2nd book in the series On Her Own.


On my bedside table:
The same as last week tissue, lotion, candle, lamp, a glass bowl that holds chapstick and hair ties. An Upcycled candy sprinkles contained that now contains chocolate and a fabric placemat.


On my TV:
Nothing


On the menu for tonight:
Italian Breaded Pork Lion Chops, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

If you would like to see what our menu this week is you can check out our menu plan.


On my To Do List:
My daily cleaning schedule such as laundry, dishes, and cleanings up the kitchen.

My focus room for this week will be the kitchen. We had a Birthday Party for my daughter Nastasja (18years old) and son Shawn (17 years old) this weekend. We also canned Pumpkin Butter, and Grape Jelly. The kitchen needs a deep cleaning so I am very happy that the focus room this week fell on the kitchen.

I finished the work in the basement on my extra kitchen storage last week. I also organized my gift, cards and wrapping center that I have in the basement so that it would be in good order for the holiday season.

Last week I worked with my husband on cleaning the yard for fall. We mulch and enlarged the swing area to include space for our picnic table and grill. I repotted a couple plants to add to my container garden for the area. I also moved the decorations I had in the picnic area to the now larger swing & picnic area and remove two small trees. We pull weed and mulched the propane tank area. I still have a couple plants I need to put in, clean the window well, and pull weeks in the garden. I also bought packages of 50 tulip bulbs, 50 daffodil bulbs, and 7 paper white bulbs that I need to plant this week. The paper whites will be put in a pot to force for Christmas.

I have a couple quick bread order that need filled to be delivered at my husbands work on Wednesday. I will start making quick breads for the Farmers Market on Thursday.


New Recipe I tried last week:
Chicken Cordon Bleu


In the craft basket:
I am still working on making the welcome sign for my daughter Nastasja & I to hang in our booth at the Farmers Market. We found a wood sign frame at the Thrift Store on Saturday for $1.99 that we are going to paint and turn it into a chalkboard or whiteboard to use for the Farmers Market.

I am still working on the Mary Engelbreit embroidery project called “Sentiments in Suede” from her book “Wrap It Up Gifts to Make Wrap and Give”.Looking forward to:I am looking forward to my husband and I going out tonight.


Homemaking Tip for this week:
Start seasonal chores early in the season so that they will be finished and you won’t be leaving them to the last minute or undone.


Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
None


Favorite photo from last week:
None


Lesson learned the past few days:
That canning is hard work.


On my Prayer List:
My husband and children
My family
Our homeschool
Our homeschool groups activities & co-op


Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
"Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:23-24


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