HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Ours got a little mixed up and we actually ended up working part of the day before heading over to my uncle’s house for dinner.  LOL he called and said he was putting in the turkey (it was smoked and just needed to warm) and heading for a shower.  We were going to originally eat between 1 and 2 o’clock, but he and my aunt got hung up at church when they dropped off the turkeys they had prepared for the meal for the needy and next thing you know it’s 2 o’clock and they were just getting home.  Hubs and I got there and my uncle was still in the shower and my aunt (who has Alzeimer’s) was so surprised to see us.  After all the work at the church she forgot it was Thanksgiving and that anyone was coming over.  My cousin showed up shortly after we did and it occurred to us that we weren’t smelling turkey.  Long story short, as if that’s possible, Kevy and I started trying to throw together dinner.  He peeled potatoes and I cut.  We threw the turkey in to warm and started a search for a vegetable.  As the potatoes finished boiling, I drained them and he went for the milk.  LOL there was NO milk! Then we could find the mixer, but NO beaters. We ended up using Redi whip (made with real cream) and butter and they were good! It was NOT a conventional meal, but we had a good time and laughed A LOT!

WEATHER OUTSIDE
It turned cold on Saturday and rainy too. Looks like winter is finally here.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK
Lots and lots, but I find I do better with making lists!

  • Monday – Measure for the new bedroom window and get it ordered.  Finish wrapping the Christmas presents that need to be mailed, get them boxed up and addressed.  Start patch work in the bedroom and the carpet guy will be here to measure in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday – The electrician will be here to look at our screwy wiring and it’s trash day so have to be available to help the guys and give them their beer and soda.
  • Wednesday – We’re taking the day to visit all the Habitat for Humanity Restores in the area to seek out necessary parts we need, pick up the cleaning and do the grocery shopping.
  • Thursday – finish patch work on bedroom and begin removing vanity and kitchen cabinets for the dumpster which should arrive in the afternoon.
  • Friday – Load dumpster and it will probably take ALL day.
  • Saturday – Finish wrecking out and/or loading the dumpster!
  • Sundaytaking the day OFF! When we did our last remodel hubby set a rule that we would quit by 6PM every day and Sundays were to be days where we only did what we wanted and I didn’t cook.  The didn’t cook part didn’t last as I finally convinced him that cooking was something I wanted to do!

CURRENTLY READING

TELEVISION / DVR
We’re catching up on a few movies we had been wanting to see and not much else – just too tired at the end of the day.

HOUSE PROJECTS
We are trying to finish the bedroom and the kitchen before Christmas.  If we are lucky that will extend to the living room, but I really doubt it.  So far each project seems to be plagued by the domino effect and each task is more difficult than it should be.

MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK


MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
YOGURT & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
FRUIT SMOOTHIE
YOGURT & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
CORNED BEEF HASH and OVER MEDIUM EGGS & TOAST
LUNCH
FRUIT & CHEESE
SOUP & CRACKERS
SANDWICH
OUT
MEAT & CHEESE
??
DINNER
Crockpot Lasagna
C.O.R.N.
C.O.R.N.
C.O.R.N.
DESSERT

THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY

  • wrapping gifts for my favorite munchkins
  • getting closer to sleeping in my own bed
  • cooler weather 

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA

INSPIRATION

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.

Tamy Bollar

LOL we watch the rehab shows too and get really inspired. The lime green and chili pepper border just make me shudder! I never want to see another chili pepper! This one being such a surprise has made it more difficult, but as they say, this too shall pass and we'll keep trudging along day by day!

Tamy Bollar

LOL I think every week for the next 6 months will be this busy. We've only been here 5 weeks, but it already feels like months. I'm glad to know we're inspiring you! Warms my heart to know some good will com of this.

Joanna Unbehaun

Good heavens, your week was busy!
I love unconventional Thanksgiving stories, and yours is seriously one of the best.
I hope you have a beautiful week, you always inspire me to do something new in the house.
🙂

anniehow

I love the photo. I just went back and read your posts on your rehab project. My daughter and I watch a lot of rehab shows, and it is something we want to do. But oh what a job you’ve got there!! But it will be so worth it when it is all done. When I was a senior in high school my parents moved into a home that my grandmother owned and my uncle lived in, he only used paint from the Army surplus store. My mom had it all redecorated within 30 days, there wasn’t any major reno that needed to be done, just cosmetic things. The last house my parent’s bought she did the same thing. The kitchen cabinets were lime green, there was a chili pepper wallpaper border going up the stairs. Reading about your chili pepper experience made me think of that.

Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Carrie B.

Happy new week my friend!! I love seeing your prior post too and love what you have planned in the rooms ahead. 😉

Sounds like you sure did have an interesting Thanksgiving! Lol The adventures just keep coming for you folks, huh? I LOVE the rules set by your hubby to have the evenings to rest and "reboot" and Sundays off!! So important.

Blessings on your week Sweetie! xo

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