Happy Homemaker Monday

How the heck is it already Monday again? I’m not sure but I do know that it means that it’s Happy Homemaker Monday here on this blog, a project which is hosted by Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Here’s what is going on right now in my world.

The weather:::

It’s nippy out now but it’s supposed to get sunny later. Sadly the week was supposed to be sunny moving forward but now it’s looking like it’s going to be rainy instead. We’re entering rainy winter season here.

On my reading pile:::  

I am almost done reading Catherine Friend’s Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet. I don’t know why I’ve been reading so slowly lately.

On my TV:::

Oh, yeah, perhaps I’m reading so slowly because I’ve got the TV on way too much.

Netflix added a few of my favorites so I’m doing some marathoning of:


And the fall shows have started again so since my last update I’ve watched single episodes of:

  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Private Practice
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Pan Am
  • Teen Mom 2
  • Deadly Women
  • Law and Order SVU
  • CSI New York
And I think there were some other things in there as well. Some of this excessive TV watching was due to an abundant desire to veg out after my three and a half weeks of vacationing which ended mid-week. And some of it was just putting stuff on in the background while cleaning and decluttering.

On the menu for this week:::

I’m loving this morning mixture of coffee and tea. Kona coffee and Apricot Chai is my go to this week. I’ve got tons of salad supplies so I’m going to mix up some olive oil and vinegar combos (I love flavored vinegars and also have a great flavored lemon olive oil) and make lots of salads this week. I’m also thinking lots of steamed black rice and veggies.

On my to do list:::

  • Catch up on articles for various sites
  • Errands to the library and post office
  • Get 2011 photos into some sort of scrapbook
  • Read more!  :)
  • I know there’s lots more on the list but I still need to seriously declutter my house before my brain will be decluttered enough to make this list productive.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::

I’m about to finish crocheting a new dress that I’m super excited about. If I get it done by Wednesday morning I’ll be showing it off then over on Crochet Concupiscence.

Looking around the house:::

It’s getting back to normal! Finally. The bedroom is mostly decluttered and looking good. All the old junk in the bathroom has been thrown out. The kitchen is happy. It makes me feel a lot better. The living room needs some serious work, though. See – this is supposed to be my comfy couch:

From the camera:::

from the Sharf Reef aquarium a Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Something fun to share:::

Crochet Playground Sculpture in Japan. Learn more here.

Happy Monday everyone!

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