|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 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 JunkieMENU 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
- SWITCHED AT BIRTH
- HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
- NCIS LOS ANGELES
- RISSOLI & ISLES
- CRIMINAL MINDS
- L & O SVU
- CHICAGO FIRE
- BIG BANG THEORY
- PERSON OF INTEREST
- BEAUTY & THE BEAST
- CSI NY
- ONCE UPON A TIME
- THE GOOD WIFE
- THE MENTALIST
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 UnknownSOME my favorite things
- my morning coffee
- my new kindle
- the laundry being done
- the grocery shopping being done
- Creating a few new recipes
- getting into a new exercise routine to keep getting my energy back
- grocery store
- blog catch up.