Happy Homemaker Monday || 2020, Week 1


It’s been a while, wouldn’t you say? Last year I moved my blog back to Blogger, but after not really feeling more inspired I decided to move it all back here. 2019 brought so many changes for my family. Although it ended on a positive note, I was happy to see the year go because there was plenty of stress and uncertainty and I’m hopeful that 2020 will be a lot more calm!

Let’s start it all out by linking up with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday, shall we?

The weather:
The forecast seems to change every time I check it, but the weather certainly is all over the place. Nearly 60 on Saturday? What?

TODAY. JAN 6Partly Cloudy43°26°10%WSW 11 mph53%
TUE. JAN 7Mostly Cloudy39°27°0%SSW 3 mph58%
WED. JAN 8Partly Cloudy38°17°20%W 16 mph55%
THU/ JAN 9Mostly Sunny30°25°0%NW 4 mph37%
FRIJAN 10Showers46°43°40%SSW 9 mph71%
SAT. JAN 11Showers58°41°50%SSW 11 mph93%

How I am feeling this morning:
Well, it’s the afternoon as I write this, but overall I’m feeling great. I still unfortunately have a cough that I just can’t shake. I’ve been suffering with some respiratory ick for far too long, but I do think it’s getting better.

On my mind:
Finishing up Jake’s college applications. I’ve been writing this blog since before he was born (though most of those entries have been archived and aren’t public anymore). It’s just hard to believe that we are at this stage in life. Exciting, but bittersweet as I am sure many of you know!

On the breakfast plate:
This morning it was a multigrain English muffin with natural peanut butter

On my reading pile:

I just started this book last week, and it will be released tomorrow. Considering everything we’ve gone through in the last few years, this book definitely has me feeling less of that “why is it only me?” feeling. What I like about the book is that the author talks to women of all walks of life. Well-to-do, struggling; SAHMs, working moms… plus, of course there are great cultural references that Gen Xers will appreciate.

On my television:
We are finishing up Better Call Saul season 4, and I have quite a few Netflix shows in the queue.

On the menu this week:
I still have to finish menu planning. I’m trying to use as many freezer and pantry items as possible this month, so I need to take inventory of what I have available. Plus, I have a late meeting on Thursday, and my husband needs to help out his mom who is having knee surgery this week, so the last half is a bit up in the air.
Monday: Roasted tomato soup & buttermilk chicken sandwiches
Tuesday: Crock Pot sausage Parmesan
Wednesday: Chicken tacos

From the camera:
Nothing to share this week, sorry!

Looking around the house:
Believe it or not we still are not all back together after Christmas! We’ve been clearing out old decorations and rearranging furniture. Hoping it will all be done by the weekend, though.

Chore I’m not looking forward to today or this week:
Hmm… I can’t really say there is anything!

To relax this week, I will:
Finish up crochet projects that I started ages ago
Give myself a manicure

On my prayer list:
My mother-in-law, who is having knee replacement surgery on Wednesday.
Everyone in Australia affected by the fires
This country, because boy do we need them.

6 Replies to “Happy Homemaker Monday || 2020, Week 1”

  1. Crochet is my relax go to as well! Have a great week!

  2. If you are planning a graduation party for your son, go get the leftover New Year’s Eve stuff that says 2020 now, probably on clearance. Wish I’d have thought to do that last year. It’s a fun and exciting time isn’t it? That cough stuff is going around, I think. Hope you start to feel better and have a wonderful week!

  3. I seen you’ve gotten the new categories in, will have to do that next week.
    Trying to use up staples from the freezer too.
    Have a happy New Year!

  4. It’s so good to see you back Carol 🙂
    I do hope 2020 is kinder to you. As for college applications and being at that age, I feel ya. Jasmine is about to turn 21 and Nicholas 17. It’s all so crazy and I’m not quite sure I’m ready for this new chapter in our lives.

    Hope you have a blessed week!

  5. English muffins with peanut butter. Sounds delicous! Will have to try that sometime! Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2020! Blessings!

  6. I’m running quite a bit behind visiting everyone this week. Happy New Year! May 2019 be better than 2020. I enjoyed catching up on your HHM post. Have a great weekend.

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