Monday, September 14, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday~ September 14, 2020

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Good morning, dear friends! I can't believe that we are already in the second full week of September. It just doesn't seem possible. We've had another crazy few weeks. We delayed our start date for school until today. We had a major event occur in our lives that will change a few things around here drastically. We've been busy cleaning and remodeling to make everything work. I'll share more when the time is right. Just so there is no confusion, we are not expecting!  

My arm/shoulder seems to be getting worse. Two hours of sleep is not cutting it. Thankfully physical therapy starts this week. If y'all could pray for a quick recovery and for the changes happening in our life, I would greatly appreciate it. 

Enough about my weekly dose of chaos, let's get on with Happy Homemaker Monday. Once again, I'm joining in with Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home. Grab a mug full of coffee, head on over, and say hello!


❀❀~The Weather~❀❀

Our temps have dropped! We even have one night this week that the night time temp will get down to 39! I'm not ready for that yet.

Monday~ Sunny, 75*
Tuesday~Sunny, 70*
Wednesday~ Sunny, 75*
Thursday~ Cloudy w/ rain, 75*
Friday~Cloudy, 64*
Saturday~ Sunny, 61*
Sunday~ Sunny, 63*


❀❀~How I'm feeling this morning~❀❀

Tired and cranky! I didn't get any real sleep last night. I went to bed at 11 and was back up at 12:15 because of my arm. The pain was pretty bad last night. I went back and forth between the couch and bed. I just couldn't get comfortable. I finally gave up at 5 and just got up.


❀❀~What I'm doing right now~❀❀

I'm writing up this post, drinking some water. and sitting here with a heating pad wrapped around my arm. The pain meds the doctor gave me do nothing. I have the kid's lessons pulled up and am ready for their questions. Hopefully their first day of school goes well for all of us.








❀❀~ What's on my mind~❀❀

All the projects we need to finish this week! We need to finish cleaning out and organizing the basement. We then have some construction to do down there. We're adding a bathroom and bedroom. It's a lot of work. It's especially hard since I only have one good arm.  


❀❀~What they kids are up to~❀❀

They are currently working on their lessons. They've been helping with the house chores and I feel so blessed to have them. They both are hard working and caring kids. I couldn't ask for better kids.

❀❀~What's for breakfast~❀❀

Three cups of coffee (I'm sure I'll have another in a bit), a gluten free English muffin with butter, and some strawberries. It's been my go to breakfast for the past few weeks.



❀❀~My current reading pile~❀❀

I still reading Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky. I just haven't had much time to read and when I do I have a hard time concentrating on the words. I'm sure it's due back to the library soon, so I need to finish it.

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❀❀~Music I'm listening to~❀❀

My amazon prime music list. Nothing too exciting.

❀❀~What I'm working on~❀❀

I'm trying to keep the house clean, stay on top of the laundry, and help out with all the projects going on.
I'm sad to say, I have no crafts I'm working on at the moment. I just can't find the time.


❀❀~What new for me~❀❀


Nothing too new, except our projects. I'm still working on growing my new businesses. I've set up two Facebook pages for them, Monique's Beauty Corner and Monique's Pure Peace of Mind. I
m slowly growing and I'm still trying to figure out how to balance the kid's schooling, the projects, and my new work. It would help greatly if we had better internet. 

I've put off my sewing and my Etsy shop for now.  It's hard to sew with one arm. 



❀❀~Looking around the house~❀❀

Things are still crazy around here and my house looks like a bomb blew up. Rooms are still out of order, furniture is out of place, and I have boxes stacked up.  It's starting to drive me crazy. I'm sure my lack of sleep isn't helping my grouchiness.



I wish I could sleep like this chubby, little man.






❀❀~This weeks to do list~❀❀

The list seems the same week after week....
Laundry- the never-ending story
Head to the library
Collect items being picked up for donation
Take trash to the dump
Clean the bathrooms
Clean the chicken coop

❀~What's for dinner this week~❀❀

Monday~ Chicken and apple sausage with potatoes and broccoli
Tuesday~ Tacos and Spanish rice
Wednesday~ Chicken and rice
Thursday~ Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, and peas
Friday~ ??
Saturday~ ??
Sunday~ ??

❀❀~ From the camera~❀❀



❀❀~What I'm praying for~❀❀

The family
Our nation during this difficult time
Our President, Vice-President, and leaders
Police officers throughout the country
Our children as they go back to school in the new "not-normal" way
The cities being destroyed by violent protesters
The cities and families affected by the fires
The children that have been rescued from sex-trafficking and abuse and all the innocent children still being held captive
My arm and that physical therapy works and I won't need surgery
For our country to find God again

❀❀~Inspirational thought for the week~❀❀







Wishing y'all a wonderful week. 
Stay happy, healthy, and safe!


Till Next Time,
Monique



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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday~ August 31, 2020

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Good morning! It has been way too long, but life just seemed to be on a never ending roller coaster the past few weeks. I hope you all have been doing well!

It's been busy, busy, busy here. This week is a little slower paced, but then we start school next week. I can't believe summer is almost over. I swear it still feels like March! 

So we're still working on the house. It's almost done, but just not quite there yet. Therese's arm is healed. Thankfully, her elbow wasn't broken. She strained the muscles and it took a few weeks to heal.

I, however, have a torn rotator cuff. At least that is what the doctor thinks. It's hard to know for sure when your doctor's appointment is over the internet. It took 2 weeks to get that appointment and now I have to wait until mid-September to start physical therapy. It's crazy. 😜 If that doesn't work, then they'll schedule an MRI to see if I need surgery. 

The dog also had a run in with a raccoon. Her eye was all torn up. Thankfully, her vision wasn't affected and she is healing up well. Life has just been crazy here!

Enough about my chaos, let's get on with Happy Homemaker Monday. Once again, I'm joining in with Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at Home. Grab a cup of coffee, head on over, and say hello!


❀❀~The Weather~❀❀

We have more RAIN!!!!! After a few weeks of high temps and no rain, we have cool temps and rain. This has been the weirdest August for weather. Hot dry.... cool rain. 

Monday~ Rain, 67*
Tuesday~ Cloudy, 77*
Wednesday~ Cloudy, 86*
Thursday~ Partly Cloudy, 88*
Friday~Mostly Sunny, 84*
Saturday~ Mostly Sunny, 76*
Sunday~ Sunny, 78*


❀❀~How I'm feeling this morning~❀❀

To be honest, I'm feeling pretty yucky. My left arm aches all the time. I have very little movement and if I do forget and try to use it the pain is horrible. They gave me pain meds, but they don't help and just upset my stomach. Sleeping has been almost non-existent. I can't find a comfortable way to sleep. I'm getting about 2-3 hours of sleep a night. Not fun.


❀❀~What I'm doing right now~❀❀

I'm writing up this post, while drinking my morning coffee. I'm actually on cup number 3, but whose counting. I need the caffeine to wake up or stay awake. I have a load of laundry in the machine already. Michael has been extremely helpful with carrying down the basket of clothes for me. Therese has become my folder. In the background, I can hear the soft sound of rain hitting the trees. It's a peaceful sound. 






❀❀~ What's on my mind~❀❀

All the stuff I need to finish this week, but with limited mobility I'm not sure how much I'll get done. 






Minnie Roo, is getting so big. He runs all over the place. I took some pictures of him, but somehow they disappeared from my phone. I probably deleted them somehow. 


❀❀~What they kids are up to~❀❀

Enjoying their last free week before school starts. Therese went to Youth group last night and hung out with friends. She's the only one of her friends that hasn't started back to school yet.


❀❀~What's for breakfast~❀❀

Three cups of coffee, a gluten free English muffin, and some strawberries. 



❀❀~My current reading pile~❀❀

I've been reading Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky

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I love books set in a beach location. I'm a beach girl at heart.


 

                                                 

❀❀~Music I'm listening to~❀❀

No music lately, except what has been playing in the car as we run errands. 
I have been playing my son's Xbox. He has the old Spyro games for it and when you can't do much else it's an easy way to kill an hour.

❀❀~What I'm working on~❀❀

I finished up the lesson plans for next year. FINALLY!! I do have some pages  to print out. I need to organize the books and get everything ready for the new year. We do need a few notebooks, but other than that our supplies are still pretty good. 

I need to price more books, take pictures, and list them on my book page to sell. Our shelves are still full, but I see a few empty spots! I have a few bins of books I need to go through,but they may have to wait since I can't lift them. 


❀❀~What new for me~❀❀


I'm still working on growing my businesses. I've set up two Facebook pages for them.




I'm trying to figure out ways to share about our amazing products, how to help my business to grow, and how to help my family with this new adventure.

I still need to set up my Etsy shop, so I can sell my sewing creations. I think I maybe trying to start too many things at one time. Like they say, go big or go home. 




❀❀~Looking around the house~❀❀

Things are still crazy around here. Rooms are still out of order, but we're making do. 
I need to organize the school/craft room. I've been doing a little at a time, but it's a slow process. It will help when the rest of the house gets put back into place.








❀❀~This weeks to do list~❀❀

The list seems the same week after week....
Laundry- 
Unpack the photos and rehang them on the wall~ I'm thinking the kids may have to help with this one, since I can't raise my left arm
List some more books to sell
Organize the books and lessons
Head to the library
Collect items being picked up for donation

❀~What's for dinner this week~❀❀

No clue yet~ 

Monday~ Chicken with ???
Tuesday~ 
Wednesday~ 
Thursday~ 
Friday~ 
Saturday
Sunday~ 

❀❀~ From the camera~❀❀











❀❀~What I'm praying for~❀❀

The reposed soul of a friend of the family
Our friend's family as they grieve the loss of their father
Our nation during this difficult time
Our President, Vice-President, and leaders
Our first responders
The cities being destroyed by violent protesters
The numerous children that have been rescued from sex-trafficking and abuse and all those poor innocent children still being held captive
My arm and that physical therapy works and I won't need surgery

❀❀~Inspirational thought for the week~❀❀





Wishing y'all a wonderful week. 
Stay happy, healthy, and safe!


Till Next Time,
Monique



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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday Inspiration~ August 30, 2020

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wordless Wednesday~ Happy National Dog Day

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Our poor baby had a run in with a raccoon.
Thankfully she is healing up well.


Till Next Time,
Monique




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Monday, August 3, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday~ August 3, 2020

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Hello dear friends! I'm so sorry I missed last week. Things were down right crazy around here. We've been working hard on the living room and hallway. Painting is done. Trim is almost done. We have 2 pieces of our living room furniture back from the gentleman that is recovering. It turned out amazing. I've chalk painted the old entertainment center and I LOVE it. 

In between all of that, Therese hurt her arm. She's had x-rays and has seen an orthopedic. We are now waiting for an MRI appointment to see if she broke her elbow or if she just badly sprained it. We should get an appointment in the next week and half. Things are a little backed up since the whole Covid thing.

It always seems like when it rains, it pours!

Well enough about our crazy week, let's get started with Happy Homemaker Monday. Be sure to stop in and say hello to our beautiful hostess, Sandra, over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.



❀❀~The Weather~❀❀

We have RAIN!!!!! I forgot what it looked like. The temps are cooler too, but with the humidity it doesn't feel all that cool. At least we have rain though. 

Monday~ Thunderstorms, 79*
Tuesday~ Rain, 77*
Wednesday~ Mostly Sunny, 81*
Thursday~ Thunderstorms, 78*
Friday~Thunderstorms,  79*
Saturday~ Thunderstorms, 83*
Sunday~ Partly Cloudy, 84*


❀❀~How I'm feeling this morning~❀❀

I'm feeling pretty good. My left arm is still a little sore. I'm making sure I keep stretching the muscles, but not overdoing it. I still have no clue what I did. I swear I slept on it wrong, but that can't be what caused all this pain and lack of movement. Who knows? Getting older is not always fun. Who would think that sleeping wrong could put you in pain for a few weeks! It's absolutely bizarre.

❀❀~What I'm doing right now~❀❀

I'm writing up this post, while drinking my morning coffee. I'm actually on cup number 2, but whose counting. I'm waiting for the kids to get up. Michael has his cousin sleep over last night, so I'm waiting for them to wake up before I start breakfast. They both want my gluten free pancakes. Mr. Fluffy Pants is sitting on the table with me watching the birds, rabbits, and deer stroll about. It's currently not raining, so I think all the woodland creatures are out and about.





❀❀~ What's on my mind~❀❀

All the stuff I need to finish this week. 
How to help my business to grow

I'm a little disappointed. Out of 12 chicken eggs, only 2 eggs ever hatched. Our sweet little Buttercup got sick and didn't make it. We tried to keep her warm and hydrated, but it just didn't work. I buried her in our rose garden. 



Minnie Roo, yup he's a boy, is doing fantastic. He runs all over the place. I have no new pictures of him, because he's too fast. He's quite the handful for his mama.


❀❀~What they kids are up to~❀❀

Today they both are hanging out with friends. They've been helping with the remolding. Well, Michael has. Poor Therese has her arm in a sling, so she's not able to help out much. She's been watching Grey's Anatomy.

❀❀~What's for breakfast~❀❀

I had two cups of coffee so far, but will be making pancakes later.


❀❀~My current reading pile~❀❀

I haven't had much time for reading lately, but I did start The Vanishing by by Jayne Ann Krentz.


                                                    

I'm halfway through the book. I know I need to finish it soon, because it's due back to the library soon. Sometimes those due dates can be rather pesky. 



❀❀~Music I'm listening to~❀❀

Just the playlists on Amazon Prime. I did listen to the new Taylor Swift album. It's a little different from her last few albums.

❀❀~What I'm working on~❀❀

I really need to finish up the lesson plans for next year. I just have not been motivated or had the time to finish them the last few weeks. Thankfully, the kids don't start back until after Labor Day, so I have a a month to get them done. I mailed out our letter to the county to inform them of our homeschooling. 

I'm  pricing more books, taking pictures, and listing them on my book page to sell. Our shelves are still full, but I see a few empty spots!

❀❀~What new for me~❀❀

I started a new job! I recently signed up to be a Younique presenter. Younigue is an amazing company that sells high, quality skin care, make-up, and tools. What I love about the company is that whenever someone makes a purchase, 10% of the profits from the sale goes to support survivors of child sexual abuse.

I'll be honest, at first, I had no idea the company supported such a wonderful cause. I just wanted to try out some of their amazing products. I bought the beauty box (presenter box) for $99. It came with over $400 worth of products. I figured it was a great deal. After using the a few of the products, I started looking into the company and loved what I saw! I even created a Facebook page for my new adventure, Monique's Beauty Corner. 

One of the reasons, I decided to start this business is the kids no longer require all my time. Now that they are getting ready to head out to college and explore their own goals, I figured I could start getting back to some of the things I enjoyed. I love fashion and make-up, so why not try to make a little money along the way. Who doesn't need a little extra money?




❀❀~Looking around the house~❀❀

Things are crazy around here. Nothing is where it should be. It;s dusty from the sanding of the floors. I've vacuumed but it still settles down after I'm done. I know it will take a few weeks to get everything back to how it was, I can't wait for it all to be done!


I have piles of books in the front room. I'm pricing them, listing them, and finding them new homes. It's time to share some of these great books with some other little kids. I've realized I can't keep everything.



❀❀~This weeks to do list~❀❀

The list seems the same week after week....
Laundry- the never ending story
Finish nailing down the trim
Replace the furniture 
Unpack the boxes- replace all the pictures and knick-knacks around the living room
Exercise
List some more books to sell
Find hostess for my Younigue business

❀~What's for dinner this week~❀❀

All this house remolding has been so scattered. I have no dinner plans made. I haven't for the past few weeks and it's been a nightmare. I currently can't find my planner, so I have no where to write down what I want to make. I guess I could just put a list on the fridge. 

Monday~ Portuguese chicken and rice
Tuesday~ Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish rice
Wednesday~ Chicken apple sausage with roasted potatoes, and broccoli
Thursday~ Pork chops, apples, and beans 
Friday~ Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and salad
Saturday~??
Sunday~ Roasted chicken, potatoes, peas

❀❀~ From the camera~❀❀




Well, hello there rain.
It's been a while since you came for a visit.








❀❀~What I'm praying for~❀❀

Therese and her arm. I'm praying it isn't too severe. I'm praying she won't need surgery. 
My family and friends
Our Nation and leaders during these strange, trying times
I'm praying for guidance on my decision on whether I will continue to teach first grade religious education class. Things have changed drastically and I'm not quite sure I'm up to it.


❀❀~Inspirational thought for the week~❀❀





Wishing y'all a wonderful week. 
Stay happy, healthy, and safe!


Till Next Time,
Monique



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