Monday, August 13, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather.....  is dreadful, if you will pardon my negativity.  This Summer has been the soggiest and rainiest Summer I've ever had in my entire life. Unfortunately I have not, not even once, danced in the rain.

Right now I am....  I don't think I shall ever be able to read this prompt and not think "writing a blog post" but I shall try to be creative. I'm making a tortilla pizza for my little brother who wasn't very hungry at lunch time but is now experiencing hunger pangs.

Thinking.... That my dear librarian shouldn't have told me that I can access the entire library on their website if only I type in my card number and password. I've requested far too many books as it is. I had to walk away from the computer or I'd have wanted to check out entirely too many.

On my reading pile....
I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I was in the mood for a bit of classic fiction so I walked out of my library with "The Three Musketeers" (the unabridged version too. The very word unabridged sends a shiver of fear and excitement down my back). I've been working on that book for close to two weeks now (I'm regrettably not very dedicated) and I must say I'm enjoying it a lot more than when I first tried to read it two years ago. The humor in the book is such that only the classics contain and for that reason alone I would recommend the book to everyone.

On my TV..... I was extremely delighted when I found my favorite girly movie of all time, Cinderella! I believe I've already said it once before, but I simply can't keep myself from saying it again...I love Lily James and love everything about the movie.

Listening to..... The odd noise that is created when one peels a sticker off of a sticker sheet and the sound of pens being clicked. My sister is in the midst of filling in her planner for this week and I must say it makes me want to fill mine out all over again.

Something fun to share.... Why is it that I can only think of things that aren't fun to share? I can name a few, for example: chocolate (everyone knows chocolate is to be horded, sharing is unheard of); craft supplies (the only reason that craft supplies should ever be shared is if a fellow crafter is in dire need of one of your supplies and then it's your crafter's duty to be helpful); and lastly, books (far too many bad things happen when you share, or loan, a book to someone).

Some interesting bit of news that I have is that I found out that it's ever so much more fun to pass people on a trail when you're riding on a bike than when you're walking. I think it may be because the greeting is fleeting (no rhyming was intended).

Blog hopping (newly discovered blog)....
This isn't a newly discovered blog, but I shall share it anyway since I see no reason not to.

On the menu for this week....
I'm not very sure what we'll be having for the other days but I do know that tonight we shall be having a Mexican themed dinner. As for the rest of the week, I'm assuming we'll be eating food.

On my to do list....
To-do lists are rather depressing. I have a small and quite compact one for each day (it wouldn't be so small but the spots in my planner won't allow for more which I'm fine with) and today's list included doing work, cleaning, school, making a blog-post, and going berry-picking. The blackberries are in full swing so I'm very busy as of late.

In the craft basket....
My craft basket is so overwhelmingly "overflowing" that I'm not sure where to begin. I have some crochet projects, some mending that needs to be done, and a whole lot of journaling supplies I have to sort through.

Looking forward to this week....
This Thursday my brother's fiance is coming over and I'm excited. I do get to see her often but I'm still excited because she's my childhood best friend and before too terribly long I'll be able to call her my sister!

I'm also looking forward to the youth gathering I will be going to, and another trip to the library, and most of all, going to fair which will be starting this Saturday.

Looking around the house.... I see a heap of craft supplies on the school table (happy sighs) and moderately tidy rest of the home. The bouquet of flowers I was gifted after taking part in my cousins wedding is still sitting on our desk. It's remarkable how pretty the flowers are staying considering the fact that I received them over a month ago and that they're real. Perhaps they just dried with their colors still intact. 

Bible reading....
I've been reading and journaling my way through my Bible for quite some time now and last night I read the first chapter of Revelations. It's very thrilling for whatever reason to be so close to having read the Bible from cover to cover.


  1. I enjoyed stopping by! I love the Cinderella movie!Lily James did an amazing job playing her! praying you have a blessed week!

    1. Cinderella was always one of my very favorite movies and I was delighted when Lily James did so well with portraying a favorite character of mine. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I hope you have a blessed week as well!

  2. As soon as you said you heard sticker peeling - I thought "planner!" LOL I love my planners and love to set them up every week!

    Reading the Bible from cover to cover is a huge accomplishment! It is something to be thrilled about for sure!

    Have a blessed week,


    1. Stickers and planners go together even better than peanut butter and jelly; it's nice to know of another person who loves planners as much as I do! Thank you taking the time to comment and I hope you have a wonderful week!

  3. Send some of that rain this way to the drought areas of the Midwest and you'll see lots of people dancing in the rain! Know the pitfalls of requesting too many library books...need to renew my stacks of them right now. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. I suppose it's true that I ought to be grateful for all the rain we're having but I'd much rather be able to send it all your way just as you wish!
      I don't think I'll ever be able to not request too many books, I just can't seem to help myself when my card is in hand. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely week as well!

  4. Rain? Lucky you! wish we had some respite from all the heat. Seems like you are having a good time. Have a great week

    1. Heat? Lucky you! I wish I had a bit of that warmth and sunshine over here. Wouldn't it be nice if we could trade weather? Thank you for dropping by and I hope you have a great week as well!

  5. I enjoyed reading your post. I haven't seen this latest Cinderella movie but now it is on my list. Thank you :)

  6. I enjoyed reading your blog! And, even though I've not seen the version that you mention here, I, too, love Cinderella. My favorite version is very old! It't the Rodgers and Hammerstein 1965 version with Lesley Ann Warren and Stuart Damon. When I was growing up it was only on once a year and I could hardly wait for it from year to year. If it's still raining you better go dance while you can! :) Blessings for a beautiful week! <3

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