Happy Homemaker Monday ~ Week of September 9

Wow...it's been a minute since I've posted. Things have really been chaotic here. Lots of staggering life changes, sickness, and just business. I'm gonna write up a post for tomorrow going into it, it's just too much to do here on a Happy Homemaker Monday post.

I spent most of last week sick with a head cold and managed to get over it just in time for Mike to leave for a week-long business trip yesterday. Which leaves just me and Hayley here for the next few days. Lots of girl time!

Now onto this week's Happy Homemaker post hosted by Sanda at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

The Weather ~

Still hot. Like really hot. We've been reaching triple digits pretty consistently the last few weeks, though this week it looks like we will just be reaching upper 90s (before the heat index which will make it feel like 100+)

On My Reading List ~

I haven't gotten any reading done the last few weeks, need to fix that so I don't fall behind in my goal for the year. This month's books are:

On my TV ~

I've been rewatching a lot of older movies we have on our media server or that I'm finding via our cable providers On Demand service.  Things like the X-Men movies, the Resident Evil series and such.

Meal Ideas this Week ~

  • meatloaf, potatoes, veggies
  • shrimp alfredo
  • ham/cheese po-boys
  • bbq chicken drumsticks
To-Do This Week
  • bring more donations to Goodwill
  • bring stuff to the recycling center
  • 4-H meeting
  • Hayley's allergy shots
  • get back to schooling regularly 
What I'm Crocheting ~

I've been really busy in the crochet department in the last few weeks. I finished my penguin and a floppy cat. I've also picked up the Christmas ripple blanket again, I'm about 55 rows from being done. 

Outside of the blanket project, I'm also working a set of fruits and veggies for my little niece. I'll post pictures of those when they are all done. 

Looking Around the House ~

It's in need of a quick pick up. My crocheting stuff is all over the living room, my kitchen desk is a massive dumping spot, and the kitchen needs lunch put away and dishes done. 

From the Camera ~

Hayley took full advantage of being homeschooled last week and had her hair died a gorgeous magenta. I'm a touch jealous, to be honest. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!


  1. Beautiful hair! I made a few amigurumi monkeysin the same way as your cat amigurumi. Very nice.
    Have a great week

    1. Thanks. I'm kinda jealous of her hair. I love the floppy cat but I think the penguin has stole my heart.

  2. Oh how cute are you penguin and floppy cat! Have a great week!

  3. Seeing a 4-H meeting on your schedule for this week makes me take a walk down memory lane. My daughter was a 4-H member all the years we lived in Rhode Island and loved it. She had a horse project - we leased a horse since it's tough to move a horse around with the constant moves of a military lifestyle. She went on to ride in college and still manages to pick up some work to ride shifts at her local stables. What type of project does Hayley have?

    1. Not sure yet, she's in 6th grade so she gets to choose but the project books weren't there. They had her pick her top three choices: entomology/insects, woodworking, and expressive art. I'm waiting on an email to find out exactly which one she will end up with.

  4. Love her hair, my daughter had that color a couple of years ago :)

    Your weather seems like mine, I'm so over it lol Every time I see 97 or 98 high I sigh, so ready for cooler weather.

    Your crochet projects are the cutest.

    Hope you're having a fantastic week so far.

  5. What cute crochet projects...especially the lil penguin! Have a great rest of the week! :)