My Daybook for Happy Homemaker Monday

It's been awhile since I felt like I was in my regular routine.  It's time to try and get back into the groove of things.
Diary of a Stay at Home Mom




Outside my window/WEATHER... a VERY little sun is peeking through smokey hazy skies as firefighters continue to battle and are finally winning the "Mountain Fire".  As soon as they have it completely contained I am going to have to wash down the house starting at the roof peak and the pool will have to be REALLY cleaned as the ash is settling into the water and filter.

I am thinking... it's a going to be a busy day as I continue to wade through the paperwork that has accumulated on my desktop.

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

In the kitchen... we have a few more new recipes still brewing for the July menu and I'm starting on some new ones for August too.  I'll post the successful ones on my food blog ALWAYS EAT ON THE GOOD CHINA.
  • Ritzy Cheddar Chicken
  • Lemon Cream Chicken
  • Potato Crusted Tilapia
  • Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken
I'M WEARING... a swimsuit and coverup.

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 - Ritzy Cheddar Chicken
TUESDAY - Lemon Cream Chicken
WEDNESDAY - Potato Crusted Tilapia
THURSDAY - Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken
FRIDAY - OUT
SATURDAY - BIL's surprise birthday party
SUNDAY -  C.O.R.N. 

I am going... to BIL's surprise birthday party and am looking forward to seeing family we've been missing.

I am wondering... just who to contact next regarding the VA mess - seems like we're always starting over.

MY READING LIST... love my kindle paperwhite and have been enjoying a new author (at least to me) Marie Force.  Since Christmas I have devoured every book she ever wrote.
    MY TV LINEUP THIS WEEK...  ALL ON DVR SO I CAN SKIP THE COMMERCIALS LATER

    • FALLING SKIES
    • DROP DEAD DIVA
    • RIZZOLI AND ISLES
    • FRANKLIN & BASH
    • ROYAL PAINS
    • LONGMIRE
    • THE GLADES
    • SWITCHED AT BIRTH and many more...
    I am hoping... things turn around soon

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

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

    Around the house... were finishing a few projects.

    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
    • cooler weather
    • my 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... I had my golden shaved for the oppressive heat this summer and she just looks so darned cute with her paws crossed so politely.

    3 comments:

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

    I love the daybook form of writing. I keep saying I need to start making Christmas gifts but haven't done a thing about it yet. I recently read a good book by Marie Force too. I do appreciate my kindle. Glad to hear the fires are finally being contained. Hope you have a happy Monday!

    Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

    I haven't done the daybook lately, I'll have to remember to do a post this week. Love the beautiful photo, so adorable!

    ~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

    Did you enjoy reading Marie Force Ma? And it's never too soon to start making Christmas presents in my book.

    thanks Martha - she is my little sweetheart :)