Happy Homemaker Monday

I’m ready for a few quiet mornings.  It’s a treat to have a couple of hours this morning. Hoping for an entire quiet day tomorrow as I do have to go to work later this afternoon.

Joining in with Happy Homemaker Monday, hosted by Sandra of Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom, and all the other lovely bloggers who link up there.

The Weather

Rainy and cooler! It’s like a little fall preview but I’m sure the humidity’s coming.  High of 72 tomorrow. Highest predicted temperatures all week are 84 on Friday and 90 on Saturday.

Things That Make Me Happy

Monday morning coffee, quiet mornings, flowers, watching the birds. We saw a hummingbird in the blue flowers as we left for school this morning!

Book I’m Reading

Read Finished All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire yesterday. Still trying to get through Carpe Diem, Seizing The Day In A Distracted World by Roman Krznaric

TV Today

Probably not much as I work all day.  Maybe a Parks and Recreation episode or two on Netflix when I get home. Or whatever my husband happens to be watching.

For Dinner Tonight

Not sure as I won’t be home until after 6.  Their options: leftover Rotisserie chicken, taco meat, pizza, French toast.  Husband’s choice.

On The Menu

MONDAY:  See above *I work 11-6*

TUESDAY:  BLT’s, cucumbers *I have Bunco at 7:00*

WEDNESDAY: Chili, cornbread

THURSDAY: Ham (in crock-pot), sweet potatoes *Open house at the middle school at 5:30* *G has band practice at 6:00*

FRIDAY:  Leftovers/Hot Dogs/OUT *Football game, G has to be there at 5:30, we’ll go later*

To-Do List

  1. Clean out fridge
  2. Prep some snacks/quick meal ingredients
  3. Clean the house (Main project for the week!)
  4. Look into getting new band shirt for J (last year’s shirt may be too small)
  5. Pay bills
  6. All the things I can’t think of at the moment

New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try Soon

I’d like to try to make my own Sourdough bread. Any recipes? Advice?

In My Craft Basket

Still working on my butterfly garden area. Rescued a Gerbera daisy from the grocery store yesterday. 

Looking Forward To This Week

A slower pace and spending some free time at home.

From The Camera 

Lesson Learned The Past Few Days

As much as I enjoyed working a full schedule last week and just being myself, I’m not quite ready to give up the freedom being a substitute “on call” teacher gives me.  I’m certainly going to appreciate my days doing stuff around here a bit more this week.

On My Mind

Suddenly, a Willie Nelson song. Oh dear.

Quote For The Week

Calendar wisdom: 


What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?


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18 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday

  1. shellie

    Praying you get some down time soon! I am excited to see how your butterfly garden tuns out! I ador watching them! Praying you have a blessed week!

  2. Tamy

    Your daisy looks promising – can’t wait to see your butterfly garden. Cute how you linked your inspiration to it. Enjoy the fall preview – I hope it sticks around and doesn’t return to too much humidity. Have a GREAT week.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I hope it blooms. Read after I bought it that the Gerbera daisies can be a bit difficult. We’ll see what happens with it. Hope you have a great week as well!

  3. Rebecca L Knox

    Like you, I’m looking forward to some quieter days spent at home . It’s been go, go, go for so long and, now, finally, I am starting into a little bit more of a down time and I am so ready for it! As for sourdough bread, here is the link for the best and easiest I’ve found. It’s the one that I make all the time. (You will probably have to cut and paste.)


    Also, here is a link for the regular starter that I use to make sourdough pancakes and biscuits (recipes included):


    Am so thankful the rain and cooler weather. I think that the drought is officially over for us here. Praise the Lord!

    Have a great week ahead, my friend! Talk with you soon! 🙂

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks for the links to the sourdough recipe. I’ll be sure and check them out. We had rain on and off all day today as well. Windows are open and dare I say it’s a bit chilly tonight? The rain and cold even feels nice to your summer loving friend. Hope your week is wonderful!

      1. Rebecca L Knox

        You’re welcome! Our chances for rain were low today, but we’ve gotten off and on all day today, too. And, yes! It feels heavenly! Enjoy, my friend (my YEAR-ROUND friend)! LOL! I almost feel bad for writing that post and calling you my “summer friend” now! :/

    1. Jean Post author

      Lots of football on Friday with the start of school. And marching band competitions on Saturdays (not for a few more weeks though). Hoping the ham in the crock pot turns out okay. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Sherry Jolly

    Your week sounds crazy busy! Mine was like that a few years back when the kids were younger. Odd fact, Willie Nelson is a distant cousin. One of my not-as-distant cousins just purchased a home less than a mile away from Willie’s Tennessee home and apparently he actually does know about his Michigan relatives. Cool!

    1. Jean Post author

      This is actually not too bad of a week. It’s a lot better now that my oldest can drive himself to and from band practice. Can’t wait to not have to leave the house at 6:15 AM tomorrow. Very fun that you’re related to Willie Nelson. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

  5. Rebecca L Knox

    I commented on your post earlier, Jean, but for some reason it didn’t go through. Am resending inks for sourdough bread and another for starter, pancakes, and biscuits. These are the recipes that I’ve used for years. Hope this comes through this time!


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