Monday, November 16, 2015

HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

We are closing in on 19 days since we arrived. To date hubs and I have logged 332 hours. We have found the house and there is only one LARGE piece left in the house to be moved and we found most of the side yard this weekend while preparing for the foundation work that begins tomorrow, but we have yet to find the garage!

We are beginning to see the light AND the potential again, but we ARE overwhelmed to say the least.  We knew it needed work, but until we got here and were able to get her things out we, including my uncle, had NO idea how much work.

We have decided that as soon as the foundation work is done we will do the master bedroom and bath first.  At least that way at the end of a hard day we will have a place of respite where we can close ourselves off from the rest of the work to be done.
WEATHER OUTSIDE
I noticed last night that I could see the stars to the east, but the clouds were beginning to shroud the moon to the west and then this morning the clouds are thick as mud so I think I believe them this time that there is a serious storm headed our way - right along with a tornado watch.
TO DO FOR THE WEEK
  • Shift furniture and boxes as needed for the foundation crew.
  • Try and find a few necessary cooking utensils I'm still missing.
  • Start removing carpet in manageable pieces where the non-carpet flooring will be installed.
CURRENTLY READING  
I have been too tired to do much more than fall in bed after the 10-15 hour days of serious manual labor recently, but am hoping to finish this book soon.
TELEVISION / DVR
LOL who has time?  We also can't get internet and TV until after the foundation work is completed this week so have seen a few DVDs in the little down time we have forced ourselves to take.

HOUSE PROJECTS
I will have to keep you posted on this category.  There is so much to do that we are still trying to make a priority list for after the bedroom!

KITCHEN WISHES
LOL this category is HUGE right now, but I am getting my new refrigerator on Friday!
 
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
Since it will be awhile before the kitchen is up and running I went looking for my cookbook box, more specifically for the cookbook box with the slow cooker cookbooks in it. We tried one last night that I am now calling Italian Ham and potatoes. LOL I had to adapt it though. Despite the title of the cookbook, Slow-Cooker Cookbook, I found after I bought the ingredients it was actually a recipe for the oven.  I was a bit more careful in reading the recipes for the rest of the week.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
YOGURT & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
FRUIT SMOOTHIE
YOGURT & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
TOAST & YOGURT

AVALON DINER
LUNCH
FRUIT & CHEESE
SOUP & CRACKERS
SANDWICH
OUT
MEAT & CHEESE
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DINNER
GARLIC   CHICKEN
BRAISED HORSERADISH BEEF
C.O.R.N.
BOSTON BAKED BEANS & PORK
SLOW BAKED BEEF with POTATO CRUST
CHICKEN IN SMOKY BACON SAUCE
APPLE & CIDER CHICKEN & VEGGIES
DESSERT








THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY
  • Working side by side with hubby to make a better life.
  • Seeing potential in the house and backyard.
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
The neighbor's cat just loves sunbathing on the roof and will spend all day in the same place.
INSPIRATION

Be sure to link up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy homemaker Monday and with Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

8 comments:

  1. Wow! Reading that overwhelmed me, friend!!! I hope things get sorted out soon, and your kitchen up is and running! Also, that is some cat!!! Have a great week :)

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    1. LOL Overwhelmed is the current state of being around here. We'll start right away, but since the house needs everything and the kitchen has to be gutted, it will be awhile and done in pieces! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I love working on projects alongside my husband. True teamwork in action!
    Can't wait to hear about your progress along the way!

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    1. Thanks Laura, we do work well together and enjoy the finished work. This project was NOT supposed to be this BIG, but we committed so we will see it through.

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  3. I recently read that book, the Comfort of Favorite Things, it’s very good. I loved all the Hope Spring novels!! A new refrigerator, is definitely something to look forward too!! Especially if it just like the one in your previous post!! Hope you have a great week!!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you too have a great week!

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  4. Sorry playing catch up this week Tamy! I'm here cheering for you and your hubs like crazy! I know you'll accomplish all you'd like - but still feel so badly that it needs to be such a LONG road! Sending prayers and many positive thoughts - especially for better weather. Ugh!!

    Love the kitty photo and your inspiration. Hang in there sweet Lady! There will be beautiful ends to these bumpy means. Lol xoxo

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    1. Thank you sweet lady. ALL prayers needed & welcome!

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