Homemaker Monday ~ 04/15

Whew, what a weekend. The south was hit pretty heavy by massive storms over most of Saturday.  Texas got crazy hail, Louisiana flooding, and Mississippi had a tornado. Pure craziness.

I think I'm finally getting over this awful cold I've had all week and just in time because my poor Hayley bug is coming down with the same cold and Mike's ran off to Arkansas for business this week.  Today's going to consist of a doctor visit and lots of rest for her and lots of snuggles from me. 

The weather...

Well after the crazy storms this weekend it looks like the next few days are going to have a lot of humidity before some late storms

  • Monday: 75 sunny with a bit of humidity
  • Tuesday: 78 mostly cloudy and even higher humidity 
  • Wednesday: 75 cloudy and even higher humidity like around 76% going to be a miserable day
  • Thursday: 71 morning storms and again high humidity... got to love living in the south
  • Friday: 67  partly cloudy and low humidity! 
  • Saturday: 75 sunny and more low humidity perfect day to get out and enjoy Easter weekend

On my reading pile...

I hope to get done with one or two this week. 

  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
  • The Book of the Unwinding by JD Horn
  • The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston
  • Tarnished City by Vic James

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend...

On my TV this week...

Mike and I have started WestWorld on HBO; if he's able to get it while in Arkansas we are going to watch an episode 'together'.  I've also slowly been working my way through Switched at Birth. 

Other than that I'll probably throw on some history documentaries from YouTube and maybe some Pandora music while I clean house and homeschool.

On the menu for this week...

  • Pan fried pork chops, asparagus, potatoes
  • Instant Pot Cream Cheese Spaghetti
  • Pot Roast, veggies, rice and gravy
  • slow cooker creamy lemon chicken breast
  • breakfast for dinner (pancakes or omelets
  • one night eat out
lunch is leftovers or easy fix meals like shells and cheese with chicken strips and veggies

On my to-do list...

  • Clean out pantry
  • Clean out entertainment stand
  • Homeschool
  • Call OMV about Kyla's driving test, see how long she has to take it


Going to try to knock out a heavy portion on the Christmas ripple blanket I'm working on.
Also, have a penguin and floppy cat that both need to be worked on...if I can remember what I did with the patterns

Looking forward to...

Friday when Mike gets home, a long weekend off, and lots of momma daughter bonding time with my girls. 

Looking around the house...

I can hear the tumble of the washer machine and Hayley getting ready for our trip to the clinic. The blinds are all drawn and it's cool in the house. Peaceful. I need to tidy up a bit, put off my nightly pickup to cuddle with my sick monkey last night.

From the camera...

During all the storms this weekend we lost a local elementary school. No one was on the property when it started so no one was hurt. It's so sad but it's also been amazing to see our community come together to support this school and its teachers and students. 

One of my simple pleasures...

Sipping a cup of hot tea while watching the ducks waddle through the front yard

Song of the moment...

This song fits me so well when I'm having anxiety issues and my mania is acting up. I can feel the 'crazy' building and there are times where the need to lash out is so strong. 



  1. I enjoyed reading your post, Felicia! Yes, the weather certainly has been crazy across the country. Your menus look good and I would love to see a photo of the Christmas ripple blanket that you are working on. I, too, love sipping hot tea and do it often. I WISH I had some ducks waddling across my yard! :D Hope your dd gets to feeling better soon and wish you blessings for a great week ahead! <3

    1. Here's hoping I actually get half that menu cooked this week, when colds run rampant through the house it makes it hard to get anything done. I'll post a picture of the blanket soon, it's my first attempt at a ripple afghan and I have to say it's coming along better than I hoped.

      I love the ducks! They are neighborhood ducks so no actually having to take care of them which makes it even better.

      Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week.

  2. Scary weather! Hope you stay safe - so sad for the school.
    Sending healing vibes for your dd.
    Great menu. Please show us pictures of your crafts - I love crafting and like seeing what other people do.
    Have a great week

    1. We somehow managed to escape all the weather with nothing but a really wet yard and some disgruntled dogs (they are not happy about all the mud in their outdoor area). The school burning was so tragic but there's hope that they will be able to build a really nice modern building on the old sight. Silver lining and all.

      I will try hard to get a picture up of the afghan sometime this week.

      Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful week as well.

  3. I really enjoyed stopping by! I am praying everyone feels better by the weekend so you can Enjoy Easter! Mommy and daughter bonding time is so precious it is always one a favorite things to do with my own girls even though they are grown! It never gets old! Your menu sounds amazing! Hope you have a blessed week and Happy Easter!

    1. Thank you for the prayers, hoping we are well for the weekend as well. I totally forgot it was Easter weekend until this morning as I made the blogging rounds.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week and Easter!

  4. Hope your family starts to feel better soon. How heartbreaking for the elementary school students and staff. Glad the building was empty and they are getting community support. Hope you have a happy and healthy week ahead.

    1. Thanks, we are finally starting to feel better, still light sniffles but at least I can hear out of me ear lol.

      It's been nearly a week since the fire and the outpouring of support is just amazing.

      Thanks for stopping by. :)

  5. I hate when I misplace a pattern, I hope you find them. How sad about the school. Have a great week!

  6. We've had that crazy weather here in Texas, along with horrible tornadoes. Stay safe.

    I'm sorry you've been unwell and I hope your little one gets better soon. Thank you so much for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog, I appreciate it very much :)

    Have a blessed week :)

  7. So how is Westworld? I've been wondering if that was good :)

    1. It's actually really good. I was worried it was going to be the typical 'robot fights it's creator' type show (think I, Robot) but it's so much more interact than that. And of course it's got Anthony Hopkins as a main character and you can never go wrong with him, ever.