Monday, February 15, 2021

A Homemaker's Journal | February 15, 2021

After careful thought and consideration, I've been stepping back from mainstream social media sites and am really going to make an effort to blog more. While I enjoy blogging, it often takes a backseat to social media posting. I've already said what I needed to say there, so why say it again here? Well, I'm not saying much there anymore. 

I figured the best way to jump back into a blogging routine is to pick back up on my weekly homemaker's journal posts. I'll again be joining Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday!


THE WEATHER THIS WEEK...

Oh, we have had so much rain! Our backyard is a soggy mess and any preparations for our spring garden have come to a pause. At the moment the rain has let up, but thunderstorms are expected tonight and into tomorrow. Wednesday is supposed to be sunny, but I may need to stay indoors for fear of sinking into the mud. More rain is predicted for Thursday and Friday, with sunshine over the weekend. 

AROUND THE HOME...

My oldest son woke up bright and early this morning and came downstairs to watch Bob Ross paint. The fireplace is going and the baby has made a mess of her toys and blankets in the living room. My younger son is in the boys room playing with legos. My oldest daughter is working on a new cross-stich handicraft I got her for Christmas. I have dinner in the crockpot, which will be ready by 6. I'm also working on this weeks grocery list. 

AGENDA FOR TODAY...

We have a lot of housework to get done and I am slow moving today. If I can get the laundry done, the kitchen cleaned, and the floors mopped, I'll be satisfied. 

A PEEK INTO MY DAY...

I haven't taken any pictures today, but this is a picture from last weekend. My oldest daughter made the blanket (pictured front left) for her baby sister. My mom helped her with the sewing machine, but Bridget cut and pinned it mostly on her own. She couldn't decide which material she liked best so she made it reversible. She also added extra padding to make it super soft. Baby sister has had nearly every nap on it since. Bridget also stitched by hand two small matching pillows. 


A FAVORITE QUOTE FOR TODAY...

“I have one desire now—to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.” 
-Elisabeth Elliot

ON THE MENU...

Monday: Crockpot Spaghetti
Tuesday: Blackened Tilapia with Jambalaya
Wednesday: Tofu Luau w/ Brown Rice
Thursday: Chickpea Noodle Soup 
Friday: Baked Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Salad, and Challah
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Vegetarian Cheeseburger Wraps w/ Sweet Potato Fries

I AM READING...

 
PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...

My oldest daughter has dance twice this week and my oldest son has baseball evaluations this weekend, as they were postponed last weekend due to the rain. I'll continue working on lesson plans. I need to order new handwriting books for the children which I have been putting off for an embarrassing amount of time. My daughter also asked me to order more dresses for her. She loves wearing dresses but wants them to be comfortable for everyday use and it's a bit of a struggle to find them at a good price. I'd love to be able to get out into the garden this weekend, but that will depend on weather conditions. 

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6 comments:

  1. What a pretty blanket (so is the baby)! Your daughter is very talented, what a kind thing to do for her sister. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! My oldest waited 10 years for a baby sister, so no doubt this will be the first of many sewing projects for the baby.

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  2. The blanket is adorable! And what a sweet sisterly thing to do!! She is adorable! Happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks! I'm loving the bond they've already made, even being 10 years apart.

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  3. Your daughter is very talented, beautiful blanket... and beautiful baby-girl.
    Your description of your children that morning doing their 'things' makes it seem so peaceful!
    Have a great week

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    1. Thank you! It is rather peaceful when the children's hands are kept busy. They do, however, have their wild moments too. :)

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