Happy Homemaker Monday, Saying Hello To November

And saying goodbye to not only October but very soon to all those annoying political ads! Just one more week of those. Personally, I cannot wait. Living so near a state-line, we get a double-dose of the “fun.”

Who needs Halloween? Want to be scared? Just watch a few of these ads. Good grief, Charlie Brown! A few are also humorous. Depending on the side talking, we’re either going to “lose our country” (not sure where it’s going) or “take back our country” (whoa, I didn’t know it was missing!).

And my favorite (admittedly J and I do have a nice laugh over this Kansas side ad each morning)…risk electing a candidate who’s (play scary music) “almost a socialist!” (said with mock horror!).  Admittedly, I won’t vote for that one. Or her opponent since I live in a different state.

That’s about the scope of political talk you’ll find on my blog. New subject. Color for the week is RED. How about them Chiefs? How about those Red Sox?

Enough chit-chat, time to plan the week ahead. Good thing Sandra hosts this link up over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom each week keeping us motivated to plan our weeks!

The Weather Outside 

I’ll take it! We’re supposed to have a high of 72 today. It’s been simply beautiful. The rest of the week slowly cools us down and a chance of rain tomorrow.

On The Breakfast Plate

The usual. A Chobani Flip yogurt (Mixed berry morning) and too much coffee.

As I Look Outside My Window 

Still need to open up the blinds back here. However, as I looked outside the front door this morning, I noticed a bright blue sky, beautiful fall trees, and lots of birds and squirrels.  

Right Now I Am

Sitting down to finish this post after taking a break to run Jason to school, start dinner in the crock pot, and throw the prep dishes in the dishwasher.

As I Look Around The House

I see so many projects I want to start or finish that it’s a bit overwhelming. Plus, the usual “I need to clean up a bit” stuff.

On Today’s To-Do List

  1. Everything for last week is still on the list.
  2. Work
  3. Get with J about what he wants to do for his birthday
  4. Get Halloween candy/treats for the boys
  5. Find my Halloween t-shirt

Currently Reading

I’m back to non-fiction this week and reading Good Faith, Being A Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant And Extreme by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons.  Admittedly, I started this one with my guard up a bit but it’s speaking to my heart and challenging me.  I’m about halfway through it.

On The TV Today

Not sure. I’ll probably watch a bit of The Voice with my husband and then, maybe Manifest (though I missed last week).

On The Menu This Week

For some reason, I have a decent menu plan this week. Feels nice to feel on top of it in this area for a change.

MONDAY: Ribs in the crock pot (and they’re already in there!) corn on the cob, salad *I work 1-3:45*

TUESDAY: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes *husband’s request minus the okra, not in season*

WEDNESDAY: Chili, cornbread (G will have a hot dog) *I work 1:30-4* *Happy Halloween!*

THURSDAY: Salsa Verde Chicken (crock pot: chicken covered in jarred Salsa Verde) made into burritos (J will have leftover chili)

FRIDAY: OUT *Taking G on a college tour*

What I Am Creating At The Moment

Nothing. I’ve admitted defeat on my 31 Days Series. Love the idea of it still but the timing just didn’t work. Not giving up trying to live the Hygge way,  just on trying to blog about it every single day.

Favorite Photo

The fall colors arrived around here! So pretty. Yesterday, I took a little jaunt up to Weston Bend State Park to the Missouri River overlook: 

Quote For The Week

(referenced in the book I’m reading this week)

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. (Hebrews 10:24)


What’s on your agenda for the week ahead?



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10 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday, Saying Hello To November

  1. Tamy

    I ADORE your quote for this week! What a GREAT world this would be if we all did this! I also CANNOT wait for the political ads and smear campaigns to be over with!!!!!!!!!! Great pictures, I especially love the squirrel. Have a WONDERFUL week.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks you! Wouldn’t be nice if we could replace some or all of that negativity with love and good works? Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

  2. Lucie

    Great Fall colors. It was so windy this weekend we don’t have anymore leaves and we had some snow too. cold and windy , yuck!

    Then again that means Christmas is coming and that makes me happy 🙂 Have a great week

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. I made a special trip yesterday because the news said the wind would be picking up and the trees bare soon. Hope you have a great week as well!

  3. Stacy Duncan

    I’ve considered Manifest! Mainly because it has Josh Dallas and once upon a time is my favorite forever lol! I love your pictures! I totally agree with you too on those political ads, its getting SO old! I can’t believe the waste of paper they are doing as they send me ads every day. Oy. Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

    1. Jean Post author

      It took me until about halfway through the first episode to place him. I kept going…he was in something…lol. I do enjoy Manifest although it tends to be a high concentration show, you have to pay attention. Thankfully, we’ve not had too many paper ads (though I got one today, ha!) this time…they all pretty much just go straight to our recycle bin. Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

  4. Rebecca Knox

    As always, enjoyed reading your post, my dear friend! Love the pics! Western Bend is another state park that I’ve never been to, but want to visit. Looks absolutely beautiful! Wish the rest of the week was promising to be as perfect as the past couple of days, but I have a feeling the fun’s over. Enjoy the week ahead! Blessings! <3

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I do think you’d like the park. I took a lot more photos, planning to share them in a post sometime this week. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. lapaylor

    to do
    1. burn last week’s list

    Why don’t the candidates say what they’ll do (please let it be for the common good) and how they’ll do it? All they do is say why the other one is the devil.

    I liked the letter read on NPR written by George Washington to Jewish Immigrants to RI. He quoted Micah in the bible, and said America welcomes all religions and gives them safety.

    Your Fall shots are beautiful. The first post was so peaceful. Let us seek peace, right?

    1. Jean Post author

      Oh, I like that to do item! One thing I’ve noticed is the worst ads tend not to come from the candidates so much as from the political action committees (here anyway). I think they should change the “I approved this ad/so & so is responsible for this content” to the beginning of the ads. Yes, it would be nice if they would just say what they plan to do and how’ll they plan on it though. Sounds like a great thing to hear, maybe I’ll look it up sometime later this week. Thank you. I always feel peaceful when I’m outside and away from all the “noise” of the computer, radio, and TV. Hope your Halloween is full of great treats today!


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