Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday

I'm joining in the Happy Homemaker Monday again today.

The weather..... is interesting right now. The skies have that eerie pre-storm look, and it's really windy. Kenneth came in a while ago and informed me there is a tornado watch for the county just south of us. That's a little disconcerting because we are only a hop and skip from the county line, and the last I heard tornadoes don't necessarily pay attention to county lines. So I'm keeping my eye on the sky, my children nearby, and have the basement prepared in case we need to make a run for it.

Right now I am.... writing a blog post with Steven here beside me doing some school work. The older three are on summer vacation already after meeting our 180 day requirement and completing all their books, but Steven will be continuing school through summer.

Thinking.... that how interesting and funny life is, depends a lot on perspective.

On my reading pile.... I have several different things on my reading pile right now. My Bible of course, and a few magazines my mother-in-law gave to me, a book of science experiments, and the first book of my favorite series. Then there's also a Jen Turano book that I'm reading while waiting on Sharon at her piano lessons. It's really good. Last week I was so engrossed that I didn't even hear the piano in the same room and was taken off guard when the lesson ended and it was time to tuck my book away and go home

On my TV..... beautiful instrumentals. I rather enjoy listening to it in the background as I go about my day.

Favorite blog post last week.... Rosie Mae particiapted in the A-Z Challenge again this year and I always enjoy reading her posts. You can find her blog here.

Something fun to share.... spring is such a lovely time of year for being outside. After the grass dried off the morning Steven and I headed out to make some nature bracelets.

Blog hopping (newly discovered blog).... Sharon signed up for a blog and made her very first post today. You can find her blog here.

On the menu for this week....

Monday ... Poblano hamburgers, layer salad, and for dessert pineapple cookies
Tuesday ... Chicken ~n~ dumplings, homemade dinner rolls, and baby carrots
Wednesday ... Rice casserole, salad
Thursday ... Baked at home pizza and salad
Friday ... Baked chicken breast, broccoli salad, and cupcakes for dessert

On my to do list.... Take Sharon to her piano lesson, cook supper, and work on next year's school schedule.

In the craft basket.... mending. Somehow I always let it accumulate for a while before I sit down and get it done.

Looking forward to this week.... nothing all that monumental. Hoping to have ordinary days of cooking, cleaning, laughing, loving, working, playing, and simply enjoying life.

Looking around the house.... the table in our school room has the curriculum for next year piled on it waiting for me to get through all the books in order to write up the scope and sequence I'll be submitting to our school district along with our affidavit. There are remnants of the girls crafting adventures of the afternoon. Today that happened to be making decorated envelopes to use for their pen pal needs.

From the camera.... This morning the sun was making the water in the creek sparkle and shine so I grabbed my camera and headed outside. After taking a number of pictures I noticed the pair of geese having fun on top of the waterfall. I took some pictures and then included this cow.

I had to laugh when she moved to get into my next shot with this funny expression on her face. (Click on it to enlarge.)
And then posed perfectly for me. Who knew even cows are getting into this selfie culture?!

What I'm wearing today.... An odd purple shirt and one of my favorite dark gray skirts.

One of my simple pleasures.... receiving dandelion bouquets from Steven.


  1. What a beautiful place you have with the waterfall and cattle. The expression on her face is great as she tilts her head for the photo. Hope you have a nice week!

  2. Great photo - what a funny expression! It's almost like she's saying REALLY? Have a great week.

  3. You live in such a beautiful area, it looks so peaceful and restful. :)

    I love the cow's expression, that made me chuckle.

    I didn't know that you were Amish before, I've been fascinated with the Amish for so many years. I'm going to go and read your story, which I'm sure I'll enjoy :)

    Have a blessed week :)

  4. I also got a chuckle from the cow picture!

    We were supposed to have a whiz-bang thunder storm last night, so we moved our cars and put floatable stuff on the picnic table. If we got more than five drops of rain, I'd be surprised. Storms don't pay attention to forecasters, either, from what I've noticed.

  5. The cow picture is hilarious! It has been warm, then storming, then cold in my area. How crazy the weather can get.

    It is so easy to get caught up in a good book and just get lost in the pages!

    Hope you have a great week ahead! Your menu looks so yummy! ☺

  6. What an interesting blog you have! Thanks you for your comment on my wedding album!

    Happy Spring!



Thank you so much for taking time to comment. I love hearing your thoughts.