Happy Homemaker Monday ~ Week of August 19

Afternoon and happy Monday.

I meant to get this up this morning while Kyla was getting ready for the bus to pick her up but I didn't sleep well last night due to some allergy congestion and I was so tired. I ended up crawling back into bed for a bit. Then it was up and to a homeschool resource fair at a local library.

Our first week of homeschool (and Kyla in public) went rather well. Kyla's facing some anxiety but we think it may be related to some medicine she's taking for her acne. We should know better by the end of the week. Our weekend was rather slow, this weather makes it to where we don't want to get out and do much of anything. We did manage to get to Home Depot and pick up the supplies to get the hope chest's done. Now if the weather will just cooperate with me.

Okay, moving on to this week's Happy Homemaker Monday link-up with Sandra.

The Weather ~

It's still hot.
That's all I can really say. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of being sick of it.

On The Breakfast Plate This Morning~

I had cinnamon sugar toast for breakfast. A simple pleasure from my childhood that I love to share with my girls.

Right Now I Am ~

Ignoring all the housework I need to get done to write up this post really quickly.

On My Coffee Table ~

It's loaded down with pictures, cookbooks, Hayley's current library book, and some drink coasters.

On My Reading Pile ~

The Mark of Cain by Tom Knox
Outsider by Stephen King

Movies or Show's I Watched This Weekend ~

Finally finished up Jessica Jones. I think it ended rather well, sad it's over because I enjoyed the characters but I do think it had reached a point of closing.

I also watched an old Robin William's movie called Awakening. It was so very good and I highly recommend it. It's based on a true story during the summer of 1969 when a neurologist experiments with a new Parkinsons medicine to 'wake up' catatonic patients.

On The TV This Week ~ 

Mindhunter season 2

And whatever I find On Demand that strikes my fancy.

Meal Options For The Week ~
  • roast beef
  • steak, sweet potatoes, asparagus
  • chicken 
  • pulled pork sandwiches
On the To-Do List ~

  • Housework (dusting, mopping, laundry, maybe wash the curtains)
  • Bath the dogs by Wednesday
  • School
  • Order homeschool shirts ASAP
  • Order one more photo album and try to get the rest of the photos sorted
  • Continue work on going through cookbooks
  • Get busy crocheting, two weeks to meet my goals for the month
  • Maybe go catch a movie this weekend with the family
Crocheting This Week ~

I am going to finish the penguin this week even if it kills me. I also want to get to work on the floppy cat that needs finishing. 

Looking Forward To ~ 

Cooler mornings and nights. Even though our days are still so very hot, the early mornings and late nights are more bearable. Which means there is an end in sight for this oppressing heat. 

Looking Around The House ~

It's a bit of a wreck right now. Mostly cluttered because of the photos everywhere but it's also things like the kitchen counters being dirty, kitchen desk being cluttered, recycling piling up and etc. The girls and I need to do a quick clean up this afternoon. 

From the Camera ~ 

Hayley and her first day 'back to school'. She loves she can listen to her music while doing school work. 

From The Blog ~

It was another very slow week of blogging. But I did get last week's Grocery Budget and Meals Ate post up. 



  1. Sorry you had a rough night's sleep, but hope that you're feeling better and that your Monday is going well! Have a blessed week ahead! <3

    1. Thanks for stopping by. It turned out to be a busy week but a really good one. And thankfully I started feeling much better.

  2. Hope you're feeling better! I agree that Jessica Jones ended well, unexpected, but well. I hope your weather cools off soon. Have a WONDERFUL week.

    1. We had one or two days this week that had blessedly cooler mornings (think mid 70s). A sure sign that summer will one day end.

      Thanks for stopping by this week.

  3. Hope you are feeling much better today. Happy school year to your girls! I liked the ending of Jessica Jones as well but also would have been happy to watch another season. I think the crazy heat is making everyone ready for fall. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. Hope your feeling better!! Cinnamon sugared toast is my fave too. If we got sick at school, we would always end up at Grandma Ensiline's house, she would have cinnamon toast waiting for us. Hers was the best! Have a great week!

    1. We ended up having it three times this week for breakfast and I think the craving's finally subsided. And thanks, I'm feeling much better.

  5. Seems you are in for a busy week. wishing a good school year for your daughters. Never had cinnamon sugared toast - might have to try that.
    Have a great week

    1. You definitely need to try it, it's truly one of those comfort food items that should be indulged in. And lordy yes this week was crazy busy, it always seems to be that way. Thanks for stopping by this week.