Monday, February 1, 2016

HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

I don't want to be ALL sappy or anything, but today is a HUGE day in my life. 5 years ago today I lost 10 pounds in the form of a volleyball sized ovarian cancer tumor.  I know how INCREDIBLY blessed I am to be here and to be in complete remission.  So without soap box lecturing or anything I want to remind you all to get your yearly well woman exams.  They could save your life.  Mine did.
We had a beautiful and productive weekend.  What a difference a day makes.  Each day is looking better and better with projects getting accomplished and packing boxes going away!  We are still a long ways from being done, but we do feel more like we have a house now - even with the BIG BANG lawn furniture for the living room.

Our goal is to have the living room, master bath, atrium and laundry area done by the time we host Easter dinner. We had a fortunate find yesterday. The wall in the living room with the biggest crack from the foundation issues also had the ugliest dated paneling on it and it was painted a yellowish color that had become a pukey looking color with the added nicotine staining. We had decided that we would just work over it with a wainscoting wall board and with nothing to lose I decided to take a "peek" under it and was pleasantly pleased to find a beautiful finished sheet rocked wall that just needs the crack patched and paint!
WEATHER OUTSIDE
The weekend was gorgeous and today is going to be great, but we're supposed to be taking a serious (15-20 degrees) dip on Wednesday.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK
  • MONDAY - errands, grocery shopping as well as parts and supplies gathering for this week's projects. The parts we need this week are going to take several trips because of their sizes. Install last 2 living room entertainment center cabinets and get them stained. Order the rest of cabinet handles and track lighting for the atrium.
  • TUESDAY - Costco and more parts and supplies gathering for this week's projects. Second coat of stain on new living room cabinets. Install last cabinets for hubby's "BAR" as well as the linen closet cabinets. Get cabinets stained.
  • WEDNESDAY - Prep and prime living room for painting.
  • THURSDAY - Paint living room.
  • FRIDAY - Stress test and we'll see from there.
  • SATURDAY - Master bathroom walls and ceiling and paint if all goes well.
  • SUNDAY - SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS AND FOOTBALL FOOD.
CURRENTLY READING
I'm still trying to finish Sinister - Shaye Archer Book #2 by Jana Deleon.  I'm just too tired at the end of each day to get much done.

TELEVISION / DVR
Whatever happens our way at the end of each day.

CRAFTS & PROJECTS
Still just acquiring prts and hope to share some things soon.

MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
YOGURT & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
FRUIT SMOOTHIE
YOGURT & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
LUNCH
FRUIT & CHEESE
SOUP & CRACKERS
SANDWICH
OUT
MEAT & CHEESE
LEFTOVERS
SANDWICHES
DINNER
C.O.R.N.
DESSERT








THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY
  • Everything having a place and being in its place!
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
 A little paint will make EVERYTHING brighter! PLUS the new fan will be better.
This is the most wonderful smelling Hyacinth!  So pretty too.  My uncle brought it as a bread and butter gift when he came for dinner Saturday night.
We're building an entertainment area that will house the games, DVDs and CDs. There are a few more cabinets to be installed here and will look SO much better after they are stained.
A little patch and paint and we ill have a brand new wall.

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.

9 comments:

  1. Busy week for you! Lots of good eats on your menu! Have a great week!

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

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  2. On your menu plans, what is c.o.r.n?

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  3. It looks like you are making a lot of progress. I love your quote! It reminds me of my hubby :) Have a great week and I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/02/happy-homemaker-monday-2116.html

    Colletta

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  4. Great plans. I know you'll love the new look! Have a great week.

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  5. Praise God! Celebrating with you, my dear! I love me some hyacinths too!

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  6. Happy wonderful and precious anniversary dear Tamy!! That's so awesome!! ;) Looks like things are starting to really take a turn towards true completion aroud there. Must feel SO good to start seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    After seeing your hyacinth I've decided I need to go get some kind of fresh flowers when I get groceries today. Makes me smile. ;)

    Blessings on the rest of your week. xoxo

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