Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

It's funny, now that I'm working I don't really feel like a homemaker.  But in reality I still am.  My job is watching my niece and nephew (ages 4 and 1 years old).  If I have time I usually clean my sisters house.  I've never been one for sitting still for any length of time.  So while the kids are down for a nap I will clean.  Except for the first few days I had no energy left.  It's funny how little ones suck your energy right out of you.  I absolutely love what I do.  It just took me a little bit of time to get use to caring for little ones again.

Hosted by Diary of a Stay at Home Mom


Breakfast time…what is on the plate this morning...
I had one of these delicious muffins this morning with my coffee.

On today’s to do list...
Prepare as many meals for my husband as I can.  There will be nothing new for a while but I don't think he will complain.

Currently reading...
My new Amish cookbook my husband got me Saturday!  I just love it.  Does anyone else read a cookbook from cover to cover like I do?


On the TV today...
On INSP they have a marathon of "The Original Housewives".  They are showing Little House one the Prairie, Waltons, Brady Bunch, and Happy Days.  So we have that on today.

The weather outside is...
Hot and Humid.  We will be hanging out inside today.  I would like to get a few loaves of bread done today as well.  Very thankful for a breadmaker.

On the menu this week...
Monday~ Baked Chicken
Tuesday~ Chipped Beef gravy over toast
Wednesday~ Simple homemade Mac and Cheese
Thursday~ Cheesy Rice and Chicken
Friday~ Soup

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will...
Sleep.  Haha

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week...
Rhubarb Jam with the rhubarb in the freezer.  The recipe is out of my new cookbook.

In the garden...
Everything is rototilled and seeded with grass.  No more garden here.  2 years of nothing is enough.  We will support our local farmers and purchase from them.

Favorite photo from the camera...


Homemaking Tip...
Do as much prep work for the weeks meals as necessary.  It will help meal preparations move quickly.

Visiting with Blog friends (blog to share)...
This weekend I spent some time exploring new blogs.  One I found that I really enjoy is The Country Blossom

Praying for...
Us as we adjust to me working outside the home.  My husband works second shift from 2:00 pm until 11:30 pm and I work from 7:30 am-3:30 pm. We will only see each other for a brief moment in the morning.  About an hour per day.  It is VERY hard on us.  But at this point financially we have to do this.  I'm so thankful for the job that I have.  We are praying he finds a day position before too long.  Within the same company would be ideal!

Bible verse, Devotional speaking to me...
2 Timothy 3:1-5 "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come; For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, head strong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!"


3 comments:

Katy said...

It was nice reading all this! :)

thank you so much for visiting my blog and your kind comment! :)

An idea...could you babysit your sister's children at your home..rather than hers? Then you can see your husband more and also get things done at home! :)

Warmly,
Katy

Felicias Red Door Life said...

I agree on the little ones draining you. I always forget how tiring they are when they need more attention until I am around a little one (any age under 5 for me) for a bit of time.

You are definitely still a homemaker, you are taking care of your family and house and doing so by doing what is required of you in this season of life.

Rhubarb Jam sounds so good, I have been craving some badly and haven't been able to get my hands on any. Very frustrated lol.

Hope you have a wonderful week and God blesses you.

Sandra said...

Little ones do tend to drain you, I always remember how it was with my kids back when they were little and I'm glad they are much older now.

I hope you're having a blessed week :)