Monday, 25 January 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday

I have just discovered Happy Homemaker Monday over at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom.

And as this includes the two Monday posts I normally do of my meal plan and my to-do list, I am planning to combine those two posts here in future.

Also linking with Darling Downs Diaries for Good Morning Mondays.

The Weather:
 Cool, with a little bit of drizzle and just enough breeze. My perfect day!

Right now I am:
At the dining room table, as I have no specific home for my computer. We have already been into town this morning first thing to get haircuts for the three boys and visit the post office with my latest parcels of books sold to send to their new homeschool homes.
About starting to get ready for the new school year - yuk! We did school shoe and uniform purchasing last week and now I need to label anything new and make sure I can find school hats, lunch boxes, etc.Also packing for our last minute holiday for the last four days before school starts next Monday. Apollo Bay - my favourite place in the world!          

On my reading pile:

Just about finished Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud - loved it - and will start Wild Horses by Linda Byler next. I am always happy to find an Amish series I haven't read yet. I need to plan what easy reading to take away with me as well. 

On my TV/DVD:
This week, I am planning on watching The Water Diviner for the Period Drama Challenge. The review will be posted on Saturday (or maybe the following Saturday, once we get back).
I have also collected Parenthood Season 6 from the library.
Things that make me happy:
Knitting, dyeing yarn, gardening (need to get back to it!). Rain!

On the menu for this week:
Monday - Spaghetti Bolognaise
Tuesday - Burgers with the lot
Wednesday - Chicken wraps
Thursday -  Will be away
Friday - Will be away
Saturday -  Will be away
Sunday -  Will be away

Super simple menu this week as we will be away for most of the week. Yay!

On my to do list:
School preparations
Trimming back roses

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:
More dyeing - hopefully
Knitting some more Ode To Doris jackets
Quilting on Miss Ballerina's quilt

Looking around the house:
Actually looking fairly neat as we had a big tidy up last week. Summer holidays always see the house neglected to some extent, so it was good to straighten up. I am in serious declutter mode, so lots of sorting going on.

From the camera:
Aaawww, so cute! This is Whirlwind (who is now 7) a few years ago. It makes me so nostalgic (and a bit sad, let's face it) to look through photos of when they were little.

On my prayer list:
Friends and family and everyone battling the snowstorm

Bible verse, devotional, favorite quote:
Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."


  1. Hope you have a wonderful break away. Take care.

  2. Jayne, I remember the days of shipping off books to homeschool families too. Of course, I was the child and not the homeschooling parent. :)

    Oh, btw, for about the 3rd time ever, I accidentally deleted some comments on my blog, your latest being one of them! I couldn't believe it! So easy to hit the wrong button, but just wanted to let you know. I posted a reply off what I could remember. :)

    Have a lovely time away!

    1. I have done that before too - hit that delete button and as I hit it realising it is the wrong one! No problems!

  3. hmmm - I write at the kitchen table too on my laptop.

    1. It would be nice to have a designated office - and crafting space. One day!

  4. Welcome to my Happy Homemaker Monday, so glad you are joining in :)

    I am a huge Period Drama fan, matter of fact you can find lists on my blog sidebar with links to hundreds of period drama series, movies and documentaries :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful week and hope to see you back next week Monday :)

    1. Thanks! I saw your Period Drama link, but I have yet to explore it as I now I'll be there for ages!

  5. Holiday! Whoop! Have a great time relaxing and making memories!

  6. I admire you so much for your ability in organizing your time and your works, my darling, you're amazing !
    Have a blessed remainder of your week

    1. Oh, thanks so much! A lovely week to you also.