14 January 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday {14 Jan 19}

I saw a Facebook friend from way-back post her blog today, and headed over to check it out. Today at My Life As Mama Jodi, she's joining the linky love for Happy Homemaker Monday through Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. I decided to join in! (Set aside the fact that I have a two-hour-a-day job, I'm still a mostly homemaker ;) ).

The weather: Feels chilly to me, but I am not much a fan of cold..or winter. At least there's no snow, and the sun is shining :)

Right now I am: Hanging out in the 'formal' dining room at the computer. Obvs. Hubby just got home, and we're deciding what to do about dinner.

Thinking: Still thinking about dinner. Hmm.... And trying to sort of hustle, since hubs apparently wants the computer soon. Concerned about the government shut-down. Are things as 'safe' as they should be? Probably not.

On my reading pile: On my pile? This post would be way too long! I'm currently reading For the Sake of the Game (a collection of short stories edited by Laurie R King), and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Two TOTALLY different books, so I'm alternating between them on purpose.

On my TV: Nothing. Really. My daughter wants to watch Bird Box, so maybe we'll do that later. Or tomorrow.

Favorite blog post this week: Oh, heavens. I didn't know I was supposed to keep track. Next time, I promise.

On the menu for this week: Tonight is still up for discussion. Chicken is thawed, but it would still be thawed on Wednesday if we head somewhere else tonight. Tomorrow and Thursday are hubby's days at the ski hill, so the kids and I just sort of make-do. Dinner is a pretty casual affair this week, it seems.

On my to-do list: Tomorrow is hubby's payday, so I'll need to fund up the kids' lunch accounts and pay the bills. We're also adjusting to the first full week of activities after holiday break (not sure why several things didn't start til this week?), so my goal is to keep all the balls in the air, more or less.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting, or creating: My counted cross-stitch project has made it back downstairs again, but not a stitch has been made since August. I think after my payday, I'll make it a priority to get a good crafting light to set up in the family room, so I can stitch in the evening, instead of reading, sometimes.

Looking around the house: The house still looks pretty nice, since we had family over last Friday.

From the camera: Oops - didn't see this one coming either. I started trying to do a photo-a-day again for 2019, but didn't make it far. One of my goals this year is to be enough. So when I get a photo, great! Today was not one of those days, but it isn't over yet. Maybe later on I'll see something I want visually preserved as a picture...

This has been fun! I love finding more of these - like the old meme days of blogs. I've been blogging a long time, and sort of miss the way we all did things like this together back in the day. Now I sound like I've been blogging a long time AND I'm old. LOL


Jean said...

Welcome to the link-up! I love your goal of the year to be enough. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Sandra said...

Hi Becki, welcome to my Happy Homemaker Monday :) It's always great seeing a new face.

I have been blogging since 2006 and I also remember the old memes back in the day, it was a lot of fun.

Hope to see you again next week. Have a great one :)

Nicolle said...

It seems like you did all the things this week! I’ve heard so many things about the Bird Box but I’m not a fan of scary movies so I’m not sure if I can actually get up the courage to watch it. One of my go to meals with chicken is always chicken tacos in the crockpot. So simple and easy and always a favorite.

Jodi said...

Hey Becki!!! I so love us not having snow! I know its going to hit us soon!! What's your cross stitch project?? I need to pick mine back up!! Have a great week!!

Luludou said...

Nice to meet you. Seems we have many things in common, Christmas, reading, books, candles, chocolate :)

threesidesofcrazy said...

Hi Becki. Iy's always nice to see new faces at HHM. Hope you enjoyed it and we will see more of you. Have a great rest of the week.

Rebecca Knox said...

Welcome to the HHM link-up! We're glad to have you with us and, as you can see, I am running way far behind this week, but here I am! Enjoying my Saturday off and catching up with the rest of you! :) I, too, work part-time (generally two days a week) so am mostly a homemaker, too. It's wonderful meeting you and look forward to getting to know more about you in the days ahead! Blessings for a beautiful weekend! <3