Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods: it is a very nice day here...praise God! There were 2 tornadoes in our area Saturday. Both were EF0 and a EF1 but living in western NY it is VERY rare. Praise God no one was injured in either. Just a couple of houses were damaged.

One of my simple pleasures: reading a book out under our maple tree.

On my bedside table: fan, alarm clock and my Bible.

On my TV: nothing at the moment

On the menu for tonight: stuffed zucchini. If you get a very large zucchini out of your garden, here is what you do. Scoop out the seeds to form a "boat". Stuff with the same ingredients you would use to make stuffed peppers. Bake in the oven for about 30-40 mins depending on the size of them. During the last few minutes sprinkle with cheese and melt. YUM!! My family loves this.

On my To Do List: Finish getting items around for school to start next Monday. We start early here so I can ease us back into a routine after being off for a while. Finish painting the house. I can't wait to share the transformation our home has made during the past month. Start ripping the bathroom apart.

New Recipe I tried last week: Have not really tried anything new.

In the craft basket: cards. I've become a Close to my Heart consultant. I LOVE it! I get to teach others how to make cards for less. I also love to find ways to reuse other items. Also, something I'm going to try soon is a virtual workshop. I've seen it done other places and I thought I'd give it a try. So any of you out there that might be interested check back soon for more information.

Looking forward to: Getting our home back in order after the remodel!

Homemaking Tip for this week: when you are in the middle of remodeling your home do not stress over the extra dust. This has been VERY hard for me to do. I think I have almost worn out my new vacuum. LOL!

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other): have not really had time for extra computer time. Hopefully soon I'll be able to get back to it.

Favorite photo from last week: the storm coming in this past weekend! I've never seen clouds like this in a long time. Believe it or not this was taken around 4pm, notice how dark it is.

Lesson learned the past few days: See homemaking tip.

On my Prayer List: my sister, Sherri, about 4 years ago she developed an infection in the brain and had to have major surgery. Well today she is moving into an assisted living apartment. I also found out her husband is filing for separation. This is going to devastate her!!

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: Psalm 46:1-2 "God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;"
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Sandra said...

I enjoyed your list today Jen and great tip, but I had to chuckle cause I'm the same way LOL

debra said...

Great list! Tornadoes are scary.
Have a great day.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh great list today. The photo is scary. I am interested in card making too. I want to go read your homeschool blog.
BTW I am having a gift away this week at my other blog.
This week it is crafty stuff but I have a couple more Beth Moore studies I'll be doing. So stay in touch if your interested.
Thanks coming by and seeing me.
Oh...I love the zuchinni idea sounds yummy.
Have a Blessed week and good luck getting school started.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Yeah the tornadoes went away!

shopannies said...

great homemaking tip

Linda said...

My husband has been in NY State as far west as Endicott. I will mention your weather to him.

When I was little my Mum stuffed marrow, which is what we then called large zucchini.

Tina Leigh said...

I am sorry to hear about your sister & her situation...prayers for her.

Enjoyed your HM!