HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE
Remember last week when I said, “It looks so pretty with big fluffy clouds and sunny skies.  You would think it was spring.  Then I opened the door and the 90 degree heat and 70% humidity hit me like a frying pan in the face”?  Well, DITTO this week!

ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE
A scrambled egg with a slice of toast and homemade jam.

AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE & YARD
As always I see a mess, but at least it is a mess because of ALL the work we are getting done. Last week we did get the shower door installed.  It was an odd size and hard to find, but at least that project is FINALLY done. I will do a house update post in a couple days.

I also got the front flower bed well saturated, the Lantana trained and trimmed,  the roses well groomed, food for all the flowering plants and the weeds pulled.  I also got gram’s Magnolia tree deep root watered as well as Beth’s Palm tree.  These trees are all that remains from family!

We did get some basic plans for the back yard drawn up, but that is going to be a real bear and may wait until fall.  We need to install a French drain to keep the garage from flooding every time it rains and a massive flower box around the Magnolia tree to keep any more soil from eroding. Unfortunately, this will also require fencing work to move the gate since the tree has grown so large.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK/HOUSE PROJECTS
We have decided to hire a contractor (assuming his prices are acceptable) to do a couple projects just because we are getting so tired!  We still need to re-texture the kitchen ceiling, hang the new front door and jamb on the “OLD” house so you know that will go smoothly she said sarcastically and fix the living room wall crack that is easy, but messy and time consuming.

  • Sort through another dozen totes of potential ebay sales items. I have decided that most things just aren’t worth the time and effort so will be donating tons more items and probably extending the minimizing project yet another month. We are at over 4000 items in the last 80 days though!
  • MORE caulking on the molding.  It really sucks doing the whole house at once.  Seems like that the projects are NEVER done, especially when you need multiple coats to do in each room!

CURRENTLY READING

TELEVISION / DVR / MOVIES
TV hasn’t been real exciting, but there are 3 movies coming out this week on Redbox that we want to see:

CRAFTS & PROJECTS
I am hoping to start a few projects, but I have my doubts LOL. The time just seems to go too fast these days.  A lot will depend on whether we hire the contractor for the other projects.

KITCHEN WISHES
I used a couple of Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons and bought a 10 inch Red Copper pan and a 12.5 inch Gotham Steel copper pan to compare against each other.  If I like them then I am going to buy the square Copper Chef pan set from Tristar. I will do a review later in the week.

MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK


MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
CEREAL & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
CEREAL & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
PANCAKES & BACON
TOASTED FRENCH TOAST
LUNCH
OUT
SOUP & CRACKERS
SANDWICH
SOUP & CRACKERS
MEAT & CHEESE
LEFTOVERS
SANDWICHES
DINNER
C.O.R.N.
FRENCH ONION SALISBURY STEAK
C.O.R.N.
MEATBALLS MARINARA


JOE BOOKER STEW
CHICKEN SALTIMBOCCA
POT ROAST & VEGGIES
DESSERT







SUCCESSFUL RECIPES and their links FROM LAST WEEK

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA

CINNAMON PECAN BRITTLE
BANANA BEIGNETS

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

I will get some pictures soon. When the trailers get long enough and start to stick straight up I use pebbles to weigh them down and take root where I want them to. I'm adding some Mexican Heather with pretty purple flowers. Have a great week.

Row.

Isn't Lucy So beautiful! And WOW Lady you put me to shame-you are so productive! I got tired just reading what you have done. your garden sounds amazing. How did you train up your lantana Id love to see a photo someday. Have a great week!

Joanna Unbehaun

Oh, my! Those beignets! I'll have to adapt the recipe to not include bananas, as I'm allergic, but they look SO good! Also, I love me some lantana! I hope you have an amazing week, my friend!

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