Happy Homemaker Monday

I noticed Sandra, our host for the Happy Homemaker Monday posts, changed up the categories on us last week.  So, hopefully, I’ve managed to get my post this week up to date.

Let’s just jump right into it this week…

Breakfast Time, What Is On The Plate This Morning

Scrambled egg with some left-over bacon from Saturday added to it, toast, coffee (I like when I have time to eat a proper breakfast.  Tomorrow, I work so it will likely just be yogurt again.)

Right Now I Am

Trying to finish this post and decided where to go or what to do first with the rest of my day.

Looking Around The House

I need to CLEAN.

On Today’s To-Do List

While it should be a cleaning day, I’ve decided I’ll have a shopping day instead.  We do need cleaning supplies for both the house and our bodies (read: we’re out of soap). Also, these people seem to eat all the time and we’re running low on food again.

  • Go to Grocery store
  • Spend too much money at Target
  • Maybe get some fall clothes somewhere like J.C. Penny
  • Purchase the soap I like at either the Dollar Tree or CVS depending on my mood
  • Perhaps buy some flowers at the local garden store
  • If time permits, clean the house up a little bit and throw in some laundry

Currently Reading

Just browsing through the October magazines

On The TV Today

Don’t expect to really turn the TV on today until later. My husband will probably watch The Voice tonight.  I’m waiting until tomorrow for the season premiere of The Flash.

The Weather Outside Is

Great for fall weather! Sunny and cooler, it’s 56 degrees right now with a high in the upper 70s expected. Need to make sure I get out and enjoy as there is a big chance of more rain tomorrow.  Then, it will be warmer again on our weekend.

On The Menu This Week

This ever-changing fall weather is wrecking havoc with my menu plans.  Serving chili when the temperature outside is above 80 degrees is just not something I’m going to do.  So it’s another week with a few repeats.  Linking up my menu plan with Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie.

MONDAY: Something Italian since it’s Columbus Day here (Happy Thanksgiving to Canada!) I’m thinking I’m going to finally make the chicken manicotti that keeps getting pushed off my menu plans.

I’ll probably end up heating up meatballs for J or just holding back some Rotisserie chicken for him (yes, I’m fully cheating on this recipe). *I may go to the band parent meeting* *It’s Mom’s Night Out*

TUESDAY: Pork chops, baked sweet potatoes *G has early morning band practice* *I work 8-4*

WEDNESDAY: Chili, eventually I’m going to make this!  *G has early morning band practice*

THURSDAY:  Ham steaks, fried okra (there’s finally enough in the garden for 1 serving!), salad *G has evening band practice* *I work 1-3:45* *G has evening band practice*

FRIDAY: Probably out if not tacos or chicken enchiladas…

If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself, I Will

Work on my blog posts for 31 Days of Embracing The Fall Season series

New Recipe I Tried, Or Want To Try This Week

Last week I had some pumpkin leftover from my pumpkin muffin recipe and so made these pumpkin sugar cookies.  G and I both really liked them! The other 2 in this house aren’t huge fans of pumpkin flavored things that aren’t muffins or pie so wouldn’t try them.

They had a nice delicate pumpkin flavor and I put some dough in the freezer to pull out at Christmas time. My note: I preferred the batch I forgot to flatten out.

One Of My Simple Pleasures

Hearing the local radio announcer shout, TOUCHDOWN…KANSAS…CITY!

Favorite Photo From The Camera Or The Internet

Monday can’t find me!


Okay, I’ll come down.

Story behind the photo: There were 2 neighborhood stray cats at the base of this tree and she was hiding up there.  The cats like to chase the squirrels around and I can only guess since she’s smaller, they chased her as well.  What I really wish I had to share was a video of my husband out there hissing at the other two cats.

Praying For

Peace for all my readers and for the rest of the world as well.

Quote For The Week

“Trees are poems that Earth writes upon the skies.” (Kahlil Gibran)


What’s on your agenda and/or your menu for the week ahead?



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8 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday

    1. Jean Post author

      She just changed them last week I think. I usually just cut and paste as well but had some time yesterday and today. Hope you have a great week!

  1. Eileen

    Hello, I enjoy seeing what people have on their menu for the week. I am always looking for new ideas and meals. Pork chops and sweet potatoes are one of our favorites. It is a rainy day here so I will stay inside. I should get some cleaning done but instead I am playing on the internet. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    1. Jean Post author

      We got a big (and cool) rainy day today. I like to see what other people are eating as well. Hope you are having a great Tuesday!

    1. Jean Post author

      I shuffled my menu around (happens every week) and we are actually having it tonight. Hoping it will be a hit! Hope your week is going well.


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