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!

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