Homemaker Monday ~ 4/22/19

Hello! I hope your Monday is going brilliantly. It's been wonderful so far here. The weather is just gorgeous, the temperature is amazing and the sun is out. After such a long rainy winter I'm loving all this beautiful sunshine. 

I'm hooking up with Sandra again this week for her Happy Homemaker Monday Series. For all those stopping by to say hi, thanks! 

The weekend was long but fun. Mike spent all day Saturday working on his parent's rent house yard, the previous tenants hadn't mown it in what looked like a year. Sunday he spent a few hours back at the house helping clean up the place and then it was date night. We went out for dinner, window shopped, then came home watched some movies and enjoyed each others company without kids around. 

This week is going to be a short one as far as being home for us. We leave Thursday afternoon for New Orleans and won't be back till late Sunday.  Kyla has an appointment with her retina specialist on Friday and then we are taking the rest of the weekend to enjoy the trip. 

On to the week's plans. 

The Weather...

Monday: Mostly Sunny, High of 80, Humidity 37%, it is absolutely gorgeous out today, I think I may go take a nap in the hammock later

Tuesday: Cloudy, High of 80, Humidity 63%
Wednesday: Cloudy, High of 80, Humidity 66#
Thursday: Thunderstorms (100% chance of rain), High of 71, Humidity 86%
*In New Orleans Friday through Sunday*
Friday: Showers (40% of rain), High of 79, Humidity 74%
Saturday: Mostly Sunny, High of 80, Humidity 70%
Sunday: Partly Cloudy, High of 82, Humidity 66%

Reading This Month...
  • 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 over the weekend...

For Streaming Saturday I watched Definitely, Maybe a cute romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds. 

I also watched The Silence and Mama with Hayley, she's currently wanting to enter the world of horror movies so we started with something she could handle. She loved them and wants more. 

And Mike and I watched a few episodes of WestWorld. 

On my TV this week...

Historical Docs. on YouTube
Switched at Birth
Captain America: Winter Solider
Avengers: Age of Ultron

*I'm working my way through the Marvel movies in chronological order, the hope is to get them all done before going to see Avengers Endgame. I have ten to go and nine days to do it in. Yes the movie comes out this weekend but we won't go see until the following Tuesday, less crowded.*

On my to-do list...
  • Clean out entertainment stand
  • homeschool
  • prep house for the weekend trip
  • call insurance about rates
  • figure out where one of my curriculum orders got delivered to. Say's it arrived but I don't have it and Hayley needs her math book despite what she thinks lol

I got Hayley's blanket fixed last week so that's one less thing I have to do. 

Really happy with how well this fix looks. 

This week I plan on continuing working on the ripple afghan. I'm getting closer to being done. I may actually get it done by the first week of May if I really buckle down on it. 

Looking forward to...

Sleep? Does that count? It's been a long weekend with many late nights and I'm dragging today. I'm also looking forward to the weekend in New Orleans. It's always a fun family trip. 

Our last trip to New Orleans during Christmas last year. 

Looking around the house...

All my daily chores are done thank goodness. The blinds are open letting in that wonderful sunshine. Mike's in his office working and the girls are both gone so it's quiet. 

From the camera...

All the rain from the last few months has our local river up really high. It's crested at 46ft higher than normal levels. Thankfully we have nice levees that keep it all back and we are still 10ft from flood levels. 

Song of the moment...

P!NK has a new album, Hurts2BHuman, releasing on the 26. One of the songs on the album is Walk Me Home. 

I'm so in love with this song and the video is brilliant. It is so artistic, which is no surprise coming for P!NK. I love how they've 'cut out' all the dancers so it looks like she's floating at times or how it's just the shadows of the dancers next to her. It gives it such a stunning effect. 



  1. Greetings, Felica! I enjoyed reading your post! I praying safety of travel over your family to New Orleans and back and love the colors in the blanket! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

    1. Thank you for the prayers. Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.

  2. I really enjoyed stopping by this evening! I hope you get a really good night's sleep tonight! I have never been to New Orleans, Its on my places to see some day list though! I hear it is beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful trip and catch up on some rest! Blessings!

    1. I slept a hard 10 hours Monday night, which made today so much better. New Orleans is a lot of fun in the early spring when the weather is nice. It's so pretty, especially the Garden District with it's amazing historic homes. So much to do in the city and a ton to do within two hour drives in pretty much any direction.

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.

  3. Switched at Birth was good! Sad its over with though! Have a great Monday!

    1. I'm on episode 7 or 8 of season two I think. Loving it so much, it's such a wonderful way to include ASL in the mainstream. I can't believe it took me this long to find out about it.

      Have a great week!

  4. I enjoyed your post today. I hope you have a WONDERFUL week.

  5. Yikes, that river is high! Glad it's not at flood stage. I watched The Silence, it's about as scary as I can do over here. Hope you have a wonderful trip & a great week!

    1. Hoping that the rains this week won't make it much higher. It's a violent beautiful thing to look out.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

  6. The movie mama was so weird. That is a crazy river, my word that's a lot of rain. hope you have a great trip and a blessed week :)

  7. It was definitely a different take on a horror movie, I think that's why I like it so much. It has rained so much over the last three to four months. I think it rained almost weekly the entire time.

    Thanks for the well wishes for the trip and for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.

  8. Hope you have a great trip! We went to New-Orleans a few years ago and I loved the town. My favorite was the fanboat in the Bayous. Have a great week