GOOD MORNING I hope everyone had a wonderful week! OH NO it’s July already! The year is officially half over! LEON day (exactly 6 months between Christmases) was last week and we are officially on a downhill road to the holidays! That said, there is still plenty of summer to go around and I hope you have some fun trips and vacation plans as we head into the long 4th of July weekend.
Be sure to join us and 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.
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE & WHAT I’M WEARING Last week we had some fast moving and fantastic thunderstorms that brought in much cooler weather too. This week not so much, we’re supposed to get quite warm again and be sunny all week.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE The new doctor has at least assigned a name to my newest health issue. Retroactive hypoglycemia. Unfortunately, it does not have an easy fix, instead it puts me into a vicious never ending cycle of low blood sugar and needing to eat, but being unable to do so. He has said the same thing as the gastroenterologist – there just isn’t much data for patients that ended up with this procedure when they didn’t need to lose weight to begin with and we’ll just have to experiment. So, breakfast is back to hot water and baby food again most days with 2 hour grazing of a bite or 2 here and there. 🙁
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE, WEEKLY TO DO LIST, HOUSE & CRAFT PROJECTS, APPOINTMENTS
- LAUNDRY, LIVING AREAS & KITCHEN… I hadn’t done laundry all week and needed a distraction after we were finished Saturday so I got all caught up at once as well as some tidying up after the weekend
- YARD… hubby is working on updating the gate repairs
- APPOINTMENTS & TO DO… paperwork, phone calls to set up new appointments
- BLOG… still working on some recipe work ups on new recipes and a few updates and new pictures on some older ones
- CRAFTS/PROJECTS… I have been working on a plan for the garland I’m assembling and actually got the pieces together all in one place AND got a picture taken. Now just to get it started finally. I’m going to be making this in 8 foot lengths that will get clipped together as needed with some decorative star clips.
I’M READING Love Among Lavender The Merriams #2 by Ava Miles
WHAT IS ON THE DVR, I LIKE OR ON THE LIST TO WATCH in NO particular order
- The Good Witch
- The Great American Food Truck Race
- Guy’s Grocery Games
- Beat Bobby Flay
- Reef Break
FAVORITE and SADDEST PHOTOS FROM THE CAMERA We spent last week helping our friends and neighbors move to their new house, which BTW we can drive to in 2 minutes time, but it was still SUPER bittersweet. They lived in this house for 13 years and had brought each and every munchkin home to this house as a baby so there was A LOT of sentimentality attached. Needless to say Saturday was a bittersweet day for EVERYONE and many tears were shed. We’re super sad to see them go, but ALSO super excited for them in their new home and can’t wait to see how they make it their own. The munchkins have even picked out their room colors and painting will begin soon 😀
HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY – CHURCH SUPPER RING & SALAD with BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
TUESDAY – PORK TENDERLOIN with BOURBON PEACH SAUCE & BROCCOLI
WEDNESDAY – C.O.R.N. & PEACH COBBLER
THURSDAY – BBQ
FRIDAY – CREAMY CHILI CHICKEN & VEGGIES
SATURDAY – RICOTTA MEATBALLS with NOODLES and GRAVY & CUCUMBER SALAD
SUNDAY – HAM STEAK with RED EYE GRAVY & SALAD with ASIAN SESAME VINAIGRETTE
SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK
- LOOSE MEAT BACON CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
- SLOW COOKED COUNTRY CHICKEN & GRAVY
- OVEN BBQ CHICKEN
- HERB SALAD with BROILED TOMATO & CREAMY CUCUMBER VINAIGRETTE
FEATURED PARTY LINKS FOR THIS WEEK
Greetings, Tamy! As you can see, I’m running waaaay behind this week, but I enjoyed reading your post! I’m sorry to hear about your latest health issue. It doesn’t sound fun at all. I’m praying wisdom and direction over your doctors and complete health and healing over you. Your food pics are beautiful (as always!) and I really needed to hear (read) this week’s quote. Thank you! Hadn’t heard of Leon Day. I’m guessing that that’s noel spelled backwards? I don’t know. LOL! Hope you had a great 4th and will see you again tomorrow! Blessings! <3
Hello my Tamy Girl!
I love how you know things like LEON day and all things related to Christmas. Lol Such a gal after my own heart!! ❤️
I feel so badly for you with your eating issues and health diagnosis. SO frustrating – I can only imagine!! Prayers that better/easier ways to deal with it present themselves.
I love the looks of your garland planning! Can’t wait to see how that turns out And love your inspiration as always. So true and powerful.
Have a blessed July 4th Doll! xoxo
Thank you!!! I’m helping my friend paint the next few days and then taking a short trip, but hope to get the garland done after that and I will post pictures 😀 Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!
Great quote. Hope the eating problems get better. Sorry about the neighbors – friends.
Have a great week
Thank you! Have a great week too!
Great tip about the bacon! Sad to see good neighbors move… but happy to hear they won’t be too far away! Love your inspirational quote! Have a great week!
It is sad 🙁 one of my munchkins still cries whenever she sees me, but I keep reminding her that she could have moved to the moon and I’d still be in her life 😀 Have a happy 4th and great weekend.
I’ve never heard that bacon tip before! I will have to try it. Wishing you a great week!
It is amazing how something so simple works so well 😀 Have a GREAT weekend.
I’m watching good witch right now as I type! (recording) and like master chef too. Let’s talk…
leeannaquilts at gmail dot com
Anyway…. love your quote, best of luck figuring out the body chemistry. My acupuncturist in MD handled these issues. Turns out I wasn’t absorbing the nutrients I was eating. Miss him.
Because of the loss of my stomach I have the same absorption issues and take special supplements daily ALL darn day to avoid these issues. It’s a work in progress 😀 Have a great weekend and happy 4th!
C.O.R.N.? What is this? I’m so curious lol.
I just love your inspirational quote, it’s something I need to remind myself of a lot.
I love to watch Beat Bobby Flay, it’s so much fun. My favorites though are TripleD and Chopped.
Hope you have a great week and a wonderful Fourth of July.
I LOVE triple D and I miss Guy’s Big Bite, it was always fun too. C.O.R.N. is Clean Out Refrigerator Night and Y.O.Y.O. is you’re on your own night 😀
Glad your friends and neighbors didn’t move too far away from you. I’d never heard of Leon day before though I did know June 25 was the half-way point before Christmas. Hope you have a fantastic week ahead & a super happy Fourth of July!
They are close, but it’ll never be quite the same. The hardest part for me was the tears from the munchkins because I would no longer be “right” next door, but like I promised them I’ll ALWAYS be in their lives even if they move to the moon 😀 Happy 4th – have a GREAT week.