Monday, January 13, 2020

Homemaker's Journal: Monday, January 13, 2020

Joining Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday. 

THE WEATHER THIS WEEK...

Rain, rain, and more rain. I woke up to the sounds of thunder this morning. It is clear now, but more thunderstorms are expected later today and tomorrow. More rain on Wednesday, cloudy on Thursday, and maybe we'll see the sun again on Friday. The rain will return over the weekend. Temperatures have been very warm lately and one of the peach trees in our backyard has small leaf buds. My mother also told me her daffodils have started to come up. It certainly feels like an early spring.

AROUND THE HOME...

It's actually pretty clean. I've been sick all weekend with a cold, but it didn't stop me from getting work done around the house. Currently, the TV is on and the 5-year-old is watching PBS Kids. The 7 and 10-year-olds are upstairs, hopefully staying out of trouble. The 3-month-old is napping.

AGENDA FOR TODAY...

My dad came over this morning to visit with the children. I had to cancel piano lessons for today because I'm still sick. I'm trying to get some lesson planning done in between blowing my nose and drying my watery eyes. Because I am breastfeeding, I'm not able to take any powerful cold medicine and therefore need to let it run its course.

A PEEK INTO MY DAY...

Menu planning in a quiet kitchen

A FAVORITE QUOTE FOR TODAY...

“Mourning is one of the deepest expressions of pure love.” 
-Russell M. Nelson

ON THE MENU...

Monday: Baked Tofu, Rice, Okinawan Sweet Potatoes
Wednesday: Pasta alla Norma (rigatoni w/ sauteed eggplant) w/ garlic bread
Friday: Pizza w/ side salad
Saturday: Vegetable Lo Mein, Teriyaki Tofu Bites
Sunday: Veggie Meatball Subs w/ side salad

I AM READING...

 

PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...

As I reported last week, my Aunt Starr was admitted to hospice. We thought she would die sooner than she did, but she held on until yesterday afternoon. She was a beautiful woman and a real Southern lady. My uncle, who is also the preacher at their church, will be conducting a graveside service later this week for his dear wife. He's done this for a brother, two nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, but losing his life's companion and conducting her service I know will not be easy. Please keep him in your prayers.

Aside from laying my aunt to rest, we're playing the rest of the week by ear. My daughter has her usual dance lessons but as far as homeschooling goes, I need to wait until I feel better and hope none of the kids get sick. The boys have haircuts on Thursday. We may also be headed to Raleigh on Friday or Saturday.

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17 comments:

  1. HAHA my daughter sent me a book for Christmas by Michelle Griep.. Very interesting and a page turner... very Dickens-y, too! Have a great New year!

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    1. I'm enjoying this one. She's still a new-to-me author but I've already read two of the Bow Street Runner books too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I pray you begin to feel better soon! A cold can make you so bad! I will be praying for your Uncle what love he has for her to be strong enough to preach her Grace side and at his good buys! Please let me know how your new book is ! I love Dickens but I have not heard of this one! I hope you have an incredibly blessed week! Prayerfully yours ~Shellie

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.

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  3. My sympathies for your aunt. Feel better and have a great week.

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  4. I'm so sorry for the loss of your aunt. And what a beautiful quote. Hope you feel better soon and have a nice week.

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  5. We had rain for a few days, that turned into freezing rain/snow. Have a great week!

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    1. I wish we'd have some semblance of winter here. So far, just rain and warm temperatures. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I really hope you start feeling better soon. My heart goes out to you over the loss of your aunt, so sorry.

    Hope you have a blessed week ahead and that your cold quickly goes away.

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  7. That book looks like a good one. I might have to see if I can find it.

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    1. I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Condolences on the loss of your Aunt Starr. I am praying over your family. Blessings!

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. I hope you're feeling better too. Have a GREAT rest of the week.

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