Our weekend was rainy since last Thursday, but that worked in my favor as I had to put the house back together after the carpet installation, was starting to wrap gifts and do Christmas cards and we got the tree up too. We also had a great Christmas program at church last night. Our neighbor is in the choir and hand bells so it makes it even more personal.
On to our regularly scheduled Happy Homemaker Monday.
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE
It is still dark, gray and rainy, but tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and then we get an arctic cold mass by Thursday which hubby and I will seriously enjoy. We TRULY miss the cold weather and hope to be back in it by this time next year!
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE
An english muffin with peanut butter and coffee.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
I'm a bit frantic trying to get it done before Thursday! There are still things everywhere and then there are also Christmas presents and wrappings everywhere as well as shipping boxes.
WEEKLY TO DO LIST & HOUSE PROJECTS
I have approximately 72 hours to finish my projects before we have to pick mom up at the airport. It's going to be a BUSY week.
- Start at the tire store as we had a sensor go off on the way home from church last night.
- Paint entry trim.
- Paint hallway trim.
- Paint kitchen trim.
- Wrap gifts and finish packing shipping boxes.
- Deal with garage flood areas.
- Central MARKET for groceries. Our first Christmas dinner is Saturday.
- pick mom up at airport
- APPLE store appt. for mom's computer
- Christmas dinner
- BIG BANG THEORY
- GILMORE GIRLS
- WHEN CALLS THE HEART
- PURE GENIUS
- BLUE BLOODS
- THIS IS US
- CHICAGO MED, PD, FIRE
- HEART OF DIXIE
- STRANGER THINGS
- DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
- MADAM SECRETARY
- ONCE UPON A TIME
- CHESAPEAKE SHORES
- ICE PILOTS
- ETC....... I'm sure I forgot a few...
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
YOGURT & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
YOGURT & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
FRUIT & CHEESE
SOUP & CRACKERS
MEAT & CHEESE
CRUSTED ROMANO CHICKEN with BUFFALO POTATO PANCAKES
CHRISTMAS DINNER with MOM - PRIME RIB, BAKED POTATOES, GLAZED CARROTS
Before you know it it will be time for spring cleaning. I thought I'd share quick one of the things I've Been doing this the past couple years and it has really helped me make decisions to get rid of those things just taking up space! I don't use June per se' as my deadline, but I use October instead as I begin to ready the house for the holidays.
THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY
WE HAVE CARPETING!!! WE HAVE A LIVING SPACE WE CAN START TO ENJOY!!! We had stacked EVERYTHING in the dining room, and I do mean stacked. I broke my back trying to get it all back together so we could move forward.
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
MY Best Girl after her morning sponge bath. She's on medication and requires a shower with a special shampoo every other day. On the days she doesn't get a shower she gets a sponge bath with a different medication. Poor thing ended up with a horrible infection from laying on the stupid slab floor. We tried to keep her on throw rugs, but it was near impossible to watch her every move. Fortunately we now have the carpeting so she will be more comfortable. We have a wonderful vet and she is always so impressed at how old our animals are. Both dogs are almost 15 - 3 years past their life expectancy and doing well considering. The cat will be 19!
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.