MY DAYBOOK for HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY


Diary of a Stay at Home Mom




Outside my window/WEATHER... a VERY little sun is peeking through beautiful fluffy clouds.  I pray it wins and the clouds lose today.

I am thinking... it's a going to be a busy day as we paint the family room, a huge room!  Fortunately we have moved all the books and dust collectors as well as the wall pieces to another room already.

I am thankful... for my family and their love.

In the kitchen... we have a few more new recipes still brewing for the January menu.  
I'll post the successful ones on my food blog ALWAYS EAT ON THE GOOD CHINA.
  • Salad w/ Poppy Seed Tarragon Creme Fraiche' dressing 
  • Baked Potatoes w/ Shallot Corn Butter
  • Kentucky Hot Browns 
  • Cream of Tomato Soup w/ Rice
  • Cream of Vegetable Soup
  • Pork Chops w/ Roasted Apple & Onions
I'M WEARING... my daily PAINT uniform LOL - purple yoga paints (covered in paint already), a black t-shirt and paint covered Life is good anklets.

I'M CREATING... some quilt pieces that have been needing finished for a while (I just have problems sitting for any length of time due to the scar tissue from my cancer surgery), Christmas gifts for next year - quit laughing, these things take time and I'm also creating some new recipes.

Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie
MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY - BEEF BARLEY STEW & PARMESAN CORN MUFFINS 
TUESDAY - CREAM OF VEGETABLE SOUP 
WEDNESDAY - PAPRIKA POT ROAST 
THURSDAY - C.O.R.N. 
FRIDAY - CREAM OF CELERY SOUP w/ GORGONZOLA CREAM & PARMESAN CROUTONS 
SATURDAY - BAKED POTATOES w/ SHALLOT CORN BUTTER 
SUNDAY -  KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS

I am going... nowhere until I'm done scanning in ALL the VA documents and composing more letters to our congressman in hopes of clearing things up - yay, like that's going to happen, but I have to follow procedure.  For every step forward we seem to take 3 backwards!

I am wondering... just who to contact next regarding the VA mess.  The appointment we made last was for today - now I'm informed they are taking the holiday off instead - seems like we're always starting over.

MY READING LIST... 
  • Cook's Illustrated The Science of Good Cooking
  • The 4 Hour Chef
  • 1105 Yakima by Debbie Macomber
MY TV LINEUP THIS WEEK...  ALL ON DVR SO I CAN SKIP THE COMMERCIALS LATER

  • BUNHEADS
  • SWITCHED AT BIRTH
  • HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
  • BONES
  • CASTLE
  • NCIS
  • NCIS LOS ANGELES
  • RISSOLI & ISLES
  • VEGAS
  • CRIMINAL MINDS
  • ARROW
  • L & O SVU
  • CHICAGO FIRE
  • BIG BANG THEORY
  • PERSON OF INTEREST
  • SCANDAL 
  • ELEMENTARY
  • BEAUTY & THE BEAST
  • CSI NY
  • ONCE UPON A TIME
  • THE GOOD WIFE
  • THE MENTALIST
I am hoping... things turn around soon

I am looking forward to... getting away for a few days next month.

I am learning... how to be patient, but also how to squeak the wheel for oil!

Around the house... rooms are being painted, baseboards are getting painted and fine dusting is being done.

I am praying... to live in the day and not worry about the future as much.

A favorite quote for today...

Dreams are only thoughts you didn't have time 
to think about during the day.  
~Author Unknown
SOME my favorite things 
  • my morning coffee
  • my new kindle
  • the laundry being done
  • the grocery shopping being done 
MY TO DO LIST 
  • Creating a few new recipes
  • getting into a new exercise routine to keep getting my energy back
  • laundry
  • grocery store
  • research
  • blog catch up.
Favorite picture from my camera this week... this guy has been hanging around for several weeks.  I've been trying to get a picture of him in the backyard, but he's always too quick for me.  I did catch him on the power pole out back though.  He loves to annoy the dogs!

7 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It seems like your daybook is a great way to organize your thoughts for the week ahead. I like how you included your weekly menu. Hope your Monday is a great one!

Martha said...

I agree with Ma's thoughts and sure hope you get the VA stuff under control soon.

Tori Peterson said...

I am really looking forward to the new Bones and Bunheads tonight! I know what you mean about taking one step forward and getting pushed 3 steps behind. That's how everything has been going around here lately, but it sure does feel good once you finally get there. Hopefully it all gets worked out soon. :)
Hope you have a great week.

Forgetfulone said...

Love that picture! As for TV, I watch Castle, Metalist, Once Upon a Time, and L&O SVU when I can. Usually have to DVR them. Your pot roast sounds delicious. I wish my pot roast would taste good. No matter what seasonings I use, it just seems so bland. Hope you get your painting done, but take it easy!

Sandra said...

Wow that's a long list on the DVR lol

Mine is mainly british shows, as you already know hahahaha

Love your menu, everything sounds yummy.

Hope you have a fantastic week.

Jen said...

My husband and I just started watching the series Castle. We are enjoying it so far.

Your menu sounds great. I'm getting so hungry reading through all of these menus and recipes.

SGG said...

Such a sweet little bird. Love the pic. Good luck on the VA paperwork. Such a mess dealing with that. Thank you for sharing your SWD today. Simply God's Girl