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{happy homemaker monday}

Good morning!  It's Monday and I thought I would try and get back into doing Happy Homemaker Monday that Sandra hosts over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom blog.  I had a wonderful weekend.  How about you?  We had our annual corned beef and cabbage yesterday, I didn't make it this year we went out for it.



The Weather...

Right now it's 15° outside and it's 3 days to spring.


Right now I am...

Doing this post, looking out the window as my computer desk is right next to it.  Seeing that it is starting to get lighter outside.  The quiet of the morning is gone, Mr is up from the office on his way out to get milk from the Amish, the parents are starting to stir and venture out into my quiet morning.


Thinking and pondering...

I have a few things on my to-do list this week that need to get done.


On my bedside table...

I have a couple books going right now.

Are We Walking To Alaska?

The Runaway Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel


On my tv tonight...

Trisha Yearwood's Southern Cooking

House episodes,

other than that not too much.


As I look out my window...

I see snow still on the ground.  I see sap buckets on the trees.  I see a beautiful day beginning.


On the Menu for this week...

Not in any particular order as we are sugaring this week and I never know what I can make on what particular day.

Meatballs and cheesy potatoes

Italian beef

Shepherd's pie

Crock-pot Beef and Broccoli

Taco ring

Bacon Chicken ring

Sloppy Joe's


On my to-do list...



The usual Monday stuff.


Happening this week...

Getting ready for company.

Making maple syrup.


What I am sewing, knitting, crocheting or creating:

Some UFO's that I need to get done.


Looking forward to this week...

When our daughter and the grand-kids come.


My simple pleasure...

The smell of babies.


Lessons learned the last week...

I need to keep butter next to the stove when I'm finishing off syrup, on the off chance it boils over, and it did ☺


Looking around the house...

I see a quiet cozy home, a few lights on but not enough light to brighten it up any.  I love sitting in the quiet morning with the lights low and blog and just have time to myself before the day gets going.


From the camera...

Eggs separating for the homemade waffle batter I made the other day.  I thought it made a neat shot.

Seperating eggs


On my prayer list...

My cousin's brother-in-law who was in an accident.


Bible verse, devotional...

 Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love.

Ephesians 4:2