i'm loving it
spring where are you?

{happy homemaker monday}


The weather...

Right now it's 26 degrees and snowing.  It's a winter advisory today, with snowfall rates up to 1 inch per hour.  Isn't spring a few days away?...sigh...


Right now I am...

I'm enjoying a cup of coffee with cream while watching the snow fall.



That yesterday was such a wonderful day.  We took a drive to the Mississippi River to see some eagles and have a corned beef and cabbage dinner.  When we got home we hiked down the lane and into the woods where snow shoes would have been a help.


On my reading pile...

A new book on my Kindle...The Comfort of Lies, by Randy Susan Meyers


On my TV...

Nothing at the moment.


Favorite Blog post this week {mine or other}...

Sandra who does this fun meme also has a food blog, and her post Fat Flush Water really caught my eye.  It looks like something that would also be very refreshing in the summer months.


Something fun to share...

I saw these on Facebook and thought they were so cute! 

I want them :)




On the Menu this week...

Monday-Ham shank, potatoes and carrots

Tuesday-Chicken fingers w/honey sauce and cheese potatoes

Wednesday-Cowboy Lasagna (Trisha's cookbook)

Thursday-Cordelia's Roast Beef with garlic mashed potatoes (Trisha's cookbook)

Friday-Roast Beef hash over rice from the leftover Roast beef (Trisha's cookbook)

 Also I plan to make a healthy soup to have for lunches during the week.


On my to-do list...

Laundry...I think this is a given not only for me but for most people.

Get some cleaning done so that I can get in my sewing room.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting, or creating...

I'm trying to finish up a quilting UFO that's been hanging around for far too long.


Homemaking tips...

When making meatballs...always dip your fingers in water before rolling the balls.  This will prevent stickiness. 

Heloise's Housekeeping Hints


Looking around the house...

I see my Christmas cactus with the blooms wilting now on the plant, thinking that I did NOT take a photo of it.  It was in full bloom while I was gone to Illinois.  I see my coffee cup needing a refill.  Tho I don't see Jim, I know he's down in his office working.


From the camera...

Sitting eagle

On my prayer list...

Praying that my mom's health continues to improve.

 The father of a blog reader from Connecticut who contacted me through e-mail.  Her father is very ill and in the ICU.


Bible verse~Devotional...

Love is patient, love is kind. 

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud.

It is not rude,

it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5


Linking with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday.