Last Happy Homemaker Monday Post of 2019!

Can you believe it’s the last Monday of the year?  I think 2019 was one of those years that went by in the blink of an eye but at the same time felt like the longest year ever. Just me?

I’m ready for 2020 and hoping it brings numerous blessings and peace for all of us!

Time to plan out this divided week. Just think if you don’t have a good day today by Wednesday, you can say but that happened last year!

Each and every year I love linking up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom where she provides the prompts and place for other bloggers to connect through these posts.

The Weather

Gray, cold, and windy. A teeny bit of snow on the car windshield (not any on the ground) this morning. Supposed to be in the mid 30’s today but back up to the 50’s for New Year’s Day. Then, back down to the low 40’s on Friday and Saturday. Imagine a roller coaster…there’s our weather.

Right Now I Am

Sitting in the basement in my pajamas and slippers while typing up this post. The cat is back asleep for her morning nap on the day bed behind me. My stomach is trying to decide whether to forgive me for tacos on top of too many Christmas cookies. Last night it was not so forgiving. Hoping it accepts the yogurt peace-offering from this morning.


That gratitude was a good word for 2019 and that perhaps I need to make one more gratitude list post to round out the year. Also, pondering my word for 2020. And about how I want to spend the next year clearing out stuff.

On My Reading Pile

I have some cheesy Richard Paul Evans Christmas-themed novels to return to the library (might be a new December tradition to read those during December). Currently, I’m reading The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe and still have the Max Lucado book about Anxiety sitting on my night-stand, honestly couldn’t get into it very well.

On My TV

Tis the season for binge-watching stuff! I watched the end of the Holiday Baking Championship on Hulu on Christmas afternoon. So excited the gal I was pulling for won it all!

Then, I watched Homecoming on Amazon (not super excited about a season 2 if they even have one) and The Feed, also on Amazon and really hope they make a season 2 of it! It’s creepy good and based on a book which is on my list to seek out at the library.

My husband and I have also watched a couple of movies, Spiderman, Far From Home (really good!) and Bumblebee (not bad for a Transformers movie, set in the 80’s so that’s a bonus)

Favorite Blog Post This Week

Instead of a blog post this week (see how much TV I’ve been watching one heading up), I’m going to share one of my favorite organizing blogs. She’s always sharing realistic, helpful ideas. And funny stuff on Facebook as well. My blog of the week to share:  The Seana Method

Something Fun To Share

Go Chiefs! Love this announcer who made sure the fans watching the Chiefs knew the Patriots lost. (Sorry, maybe not sorry, Patriots fans!)

On The Menu For This Week

These middle of the week year-changes really make menu planning a challenge don’t they?

MONDAY: Probably going to just clean out the fridge and throw something together *J has a baritone lesson at 6:30*

TUESDAY: New Year’s Eve! We’ll be celebrating with friends who are making spaghetti. Our contribution: bread sticks (I really wanted to do dessert but wasn’t in charge)

WEDNESDAY: Happy New Year! Maybe pulled pork? I know I’m making cornbread and black-eyed peas for sure.

THURSDAY: Honey teriyaki chicken, rice, cabbage salad

FRIDAY: Pizza? Something easy

On My To Do List

  1. Pay property taxes (UGH)
  2. Work on cleaning kitchen cabinets out
  3. Clean basement a bit more
  4. Target for Cat food
  5. Clean the house a bit before the New Year.

Homemaking Tips

Spray a little lavender linen spray on pillows and mattresses when changing the sheets.

Looking Around The House

Christmas is mostly gone except for a few things intentionally left out: the Nativity, the greenery around the kitchen doorway, wreath on the door, and my little white Kitchen tree and peace sign.  Need to switch back to the normal shower curtain today.

From The Camera

Want to come over for a cup of coffee?

Quote For The Week

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.  (Mother Teresa)


How are you planning to ring in the new year (decade! wow)?

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8 thoughts on “Last Happy Homemaker Monday Post of 2019!

    1. Jean Post author

      They use Mrs Meyers to clean one of the classrooms at work, it all smells so good! Funny you should mention it because they sent me some type of deal in the mail to try the stuff. Comes with a free cleaning caddy and I’m soo tempted! I’m in the KC area, the wind isn’t terrible here but it’s strong enough that 36 degrees felt COLD tonight while I was putting gas in the car.

  1. Shellie

    Jean ! I always love coming back to visit here! It’s like visiting a old friend and catching up! I love when a blog post makes me feel that way! I loved your coffee cups those are super duper cute! Your quite for the week spoke right to my heart! Thank you for sharing! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed New Year! This year my hubby is feeling under the weather! SO we are going to Veg out at home! Watching movies and snacking till mid night.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Aw, what a sweet thing to say. Thank you! Aren’t those coffee cups fun? I bought them as a Christmas present to myself with a gift card (since my husband missed my hints that I wanted them). Sorry your husband is sick. Hope he starts to feel better though I think that your New Year’s plans sound wonderful!

  2. Tamy

    LMBO at your sentiment about bad things happening today or tomorrow being in the “last year”. Honestly, I can’t believe we are entering 2020! I can remember when that seemed sooooooo far off. We’re waiting til next weekend to de-Christmas decorate. I always find it a bit daunting, but after I get started the spring cleaning urge sets in! Have a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!
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    1. Jean Post author

      It does seem strange doesn’t it? I used to get rid of every sign of Christmas the day after but now I like to enjoy a bit of the festive for a bit. Just don’t wait until February to take it all down unless you switch it over for the next holiday 😉 Hope you have a wonderful week and New year as well!

  3. Kristina Nelson

    I love your quote. I had to laugh about you saying eating too many cookies. We used to be like that for years, but not this year. I just baked some oatmeal cookies yesterday. Happy New Year!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I finally got a little smart yesterday and threw some of the older cookies (no one but me was eating them) in the trash. Oatmeal cookies sound good (and hey, if they have oatmeal in them, then they are good for you, right?) Happy New Year to you as well!

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