Happy Homemaker Monday for January 21, 2019

Oh, it is such a Monday, let me tell you. The power vent on our furnace burned out yesterday, so I’ve already had the plumber out here and he needs to get a part and will be back this afternoon. Thankfully we have the wood stove. But the lack of hot water is really aggravating! Well, I guess it’s all part of the joys of home ownership, right?

Other than that, we had a pretty nice weekend. We attended an Eagle Scout court of honor on Saturday night, which was really nice. We got home before the weather got too bad, and Sunday we didn’t leave the house. I started working on cleaning out my dresser and closet and what a huge difference! I was really inspired by the Marie Kondo program on Netflix. It felt great to get rid of some clothes I was hanging on to, hoping they would again fit me someday or because someone gave them to me and I felt guilt over donating them… but no more! Now everything I have fits, and the clothes are styles I currently wear, and they are not ripped, torn, or overly worn.


Anyway, let’s get on with it shall we? Time to link up with Sandra at Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather…It is just frigid today! We got snow and ice over the weekend, and now it’s just ridiculously cold. Thursday is looking to be the best day of the week.


On my reading pile…I’m going to start You by Caroline Kepnes. My husband and I watched the show on Netflix and now I’m curious to see how it compares to the book. D. listened to it quite a while back and he said the show was very different from how he remembers the book.

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend…Nothing much, really. At night D. and I have been watching old episodes of Seinfeld (I still love that show!) and the latest DVD season of Big Bang Theory.

On my TV…I think I need to look for a new show to watch. I want to start The Innocent Man, as well as Glitch if I have time this week.

On the menu for this week…

Monday: Fried chicken, baked potatoes, steamed green beans
Tuesday: Turkey tacos, black bean soup
Wednesday: Bacon cheese burgers, French fries, salad
Thursday: Roast chicken thighs, broccoli-cheddar rice, steamed broccoli
Friday: London Broil, salad, mashed potatoes
Saturday: Dinner with family
Sunday: ?

On my to do list…Vacuum, watch floors

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating…While cleaning out the closet I found a 10-point star blanket that I started a couple years ago. I am going to pick it back up and finish it as a baby blanket for a gift.

Looking around the house…The kids are off from school today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day so it’s not as tidy as it could be. Plus, our piano is still in a few pieces, as D. is working on some repairs. It’s hard to get motivated to clean at the moment, though! I’ll catch up tomorrow and Wednesday,


From the camera…


Even though the snow had a crunchy layer of sleet and ice, the kids still managed to get some sledding in yesterday.
What I’m wearing today…Jeans, gray sweatshirt with lace overlay sleeves (love this top!), slipper socks, and slippers.    

One of my simple pleasures…That first sip of coffee in the morning! Is there anything quite as good?

7 comments

  1. Rebecca Knox says:

    Hello, Carol! I'm not sure, but I think this is my first time visiting on your blog. Your closet looks great and so do your menus. I'm not familiar with Marie Kondo, but have seen her mentioned a lot lately. Will have to check into her show and see what it's all about. Hope you get your power vent fixed soon! Stay warm and have a blessed week ahead! <3

  2. Tamy Bollar says:

    CONGRATUALTIONS on the closet clean out – that is so hard to get accomplished. I had heard GLITCH was cancelled – really glad to hear there is going to be a season 3. Stay warm and have a GREAT week.

  3. Sandra says:

    Looks like everyone is jumping in on the Marie Kondo stuff 🙂 Good job on reorganizing your closet, it looks great. Your menu sounds great, and I totally agree on the first sip of coffee, there's truly nothing like it.

    I love your new blog, I'll have to add it to my links 🙂 Have a great week Carol.

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