HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

We had a great week, but pretty busy so I’m a little behind on most things.  Be sure to link up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy homemaker Monday and with Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

WEATHER OUTSIDE
It’s been much nicer temperature wise, but really overcast so pretty muggy when the sun breaks through in the afternoons.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK

  • Hubby’s physical therapy appointments (2)
  • Hubby’s eye surgery appointments (3)
  • Grocery shopping
  • A few Phone Calls

CURRENTLY READING
I’ve been slacking a little on reading lately.

TELEVISION / DVR

  • Astronaut Wives Club 
  • Complications
  • The Strain
  • Proof
  • Dark Matter
  • The Last Ship
  • Falling Skies
  • Under the Dome
  • Rookie Blue
BREAKFAST
DINNER
DESSERT
MONDAY
Cereal & Fruit
Y.O.Y.O. / C.O.R.N.
TUESDAY
Bagel & cream cheese
EXPERIMENT NIGHT
WEDNESDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
THURSDAY
Scrambled Eggs with cheese & Toast
FRIDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
SATURDAY
something Chocolate
SUNDAY

SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS

RECIPE FINDS TO TRY LATER

  • Ham & Cheese French Toast
  • Coconut Chicken Salad w/ Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

ON MY MIND
It’s been chaotic the past two weeks.  Two weeks ago today I received one of those early morning phone calls that no one wants to answer.  My mom’s winter home in a Desert Resort (that hubby and I just finished painting inside and out for her along with other tasks) was broken into and apparently “squatters” had been systematically cleaning it out prior to someone finally noticing and calling us.  She and my step dad made a whirlwind trip down to change locks, take inventory and clean-up from the vandalism.

The hard part was after they returned trying to locate receipts, fill out forms and organize it all together into a semblance of order.  One of the things that ticks me off is that people always ask for your receipt, but most receipts are now printed on thermal paper.  As I was sorting through receipts many that were only a few months or a year old were already beginning to fade so bad they would hardly photocopy. I have to say, I think that thermal paper receipts should be done away with!!!!

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

  • Planning our upcoming house projects
  • Thinking about minimalizing and donating a bunch of things after the move

HELPFUL TIP
I had my truck detailed recently and it looks so pretty!  I added new seat covers, but felt I was missing something so I wanted to add air freshener, but I hate most of the air fresheners – they just don’t smell real. I bought 2 wax melts, removed the tops and placed them under the seats and now my truck smells like a pina colada!

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA

From Graftti Weekend this past weekend.

INSPIRATION

Tamy Bollar

Yep, there were many more totes and trash cans that were packed and had been moved to the shed to be picked up. They even came and took more after we were notified and after my uncle went and met the police and locked up. They were even brazen enough to come back AFTER the police were there!

It looks like it's going to be a good book, but I'll keep you posted.

Tamy Bollar

Thank you Carrie – I never want to go through that mess again! I was broken into back in the late '80's and had to do the same thing then as well as after the '94 earthquake which was almost easier since we lost almost everything, so I've had practice, but it never gets easier! Hope you have a great week too my friend!

Joanna Unbehaun

I'm so sorry to hear about the break-in! So glad that they were notified though, there's no telling what else squatters would have gotten away with! I've got Dead Wrong on my kindle, let me know if you like it, I haven't gotten to it yet!

Carrie B.

That's awful – about the break in! Poor Hon – what a pain in the rear!! And you're so right about the receipt thing. Prayers that it never happens again!!!
Love your car pic and inspiration. 😉
Happy week ahead. xoxo

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