HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY week 32 of 2021

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I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was good and quiet. With the excessive heat we have been staying in doors a bit more and watching movies, catching up on some reading and even beginning a couple new paintings. They both need a lot of finishing, beach grass for the beach scene and big sunflowers in front of the barn, small weedy flowers around the barn and the woodwork on the barn itself, but at least the basics are on the canvases. I was hoping to finish one of them last night, but a reaction stole my time. Have I mentioned how much I hate having reactions?

We’re still in the mid 90’s and have been having less wind and higher humidity – both of which are good for the firefighters, but lousy for the rest of us.

I’ve been having way too many reactions and setbacks with the stomach /sugar issues. I’m still hopeful that they regulate themselves, but also realistic that it may never happen 🙁

So, once again it’s hot water and yogurt.

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING Washer quit a few weeks ago and it took us a week to get a repairman out to do the warranty work. There are NO repairmen available locally (gotta love small towns during a pandemic) for warranty work so it is always a hassle! The repairman said the motherboard is fried and that there are no replacement parts available. Despite that, WHIRLPOOL has 21 business days (so until August 27th) per the legal ease of the warranty to either find a part somewhere or then decide to replace the machine with a new one. Chances are the part is sitting in a cargo container somewhere just waiting to be unloaded 🙁 Thank you COVID and global supply chain breakdown. So, we went to the laundromat and WOW, just WOW have they gotten expensive!!!!!! I had a week’s worth of laundry to do when it broke down plus 2 more weeks after that!
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS I’m trying to work the menus around the freezer and pantry on hand before we leave on our trip, but still need a few things. There are a couple appointments for hubby also.
  • PAPERWORK & PHONE CALLS I have several of each to do this week.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING Most of the menu and planning is done for before we leave on our trip.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX HOMEFRONT
  • STARZ JERICHO, RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL
  • PEACOCK 100° BELOW ZERO, THE RUN DOWN, JAWS (1975 original)
  • PRIME BRIDGE OF SPIES
  • DISNEY+ TURNER & HOOCH
  • CABLE OLYMPICS, BUDDY vs. DUFF, BBQ BRAWL, BEAT BOBBY FLAY, G3 GUY’S GROCERY GAMES, SVENGOOLIE, a couple HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIES

I started Heather Webber’s The Lights of Sugar Berry Cove

We walked around the pond the other day while it was still early and not too horribly hot yet. There was plenty of wildlife despite the pond level being seriously depleted by the drought 🙁 The geese were amazing though giving me a great show.

We encountered this guy, who I named Wilbur, that for some reason was a couple hundred feet from where he should be and headed away from the water. Not sure how he ended up there, but he had a boo boo on his back and was stuck in the brush so hubby picked him up and got him back near the pond. Wilbur was so thrilled to be back in the water!

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
CHICKEN & NOODLES over MASHED POTATOES like grandma used to make
CHICKEN & WILD RICE with HERB SAUCE and GREEN BEANS
CORN/YOYO CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT/ YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN
CHICKEN DIVINE & SALAD
SLOPPY JOE POCKETS & CORN ON THE COB
BBQ RIBS & SALAD
CORN/YOYO CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT/ YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN
DESSERT
FLOATING FRUIT CAKE

  • CRUSTLESS APPLE PIE
  • BARNYARD PIE
  • BLUEBERRY LEMON or LIME CURD MUFFINS
  • PINEAPPLE CHERRY CRUMBLE
Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

Hello my sweet Tamy girl!!
I sure hope it cools down and stays cool for you folks. And I pray for these fires to end all the time! I’m so sorry to hear you’re continuing to have belly reactions. Ugh!! Prayers for you to heal and feel better there too. And I always love to see your paintings and working on there. They are looking great to me!
God bless your Hubby – he saved Wilbur!
Love the baking hacks!! And your inspiration as aways. Blessings on your week. xo

Jean

I’m so sorry to hear your having problems with reactions. Hope you start to feel better soon. Loved Jericho, such a great series. Beautiful paintings. Hope you get a break and some cooler weather soon. Have a great week!

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