HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY with MENU PLANS week 49 of 2022

Be sure to join us for Happy Homemaker Monday and link up with our host, Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

What can I say, but

It truly is! The bird bath freezes over nightly and at this point won’t truly thaw until spring. This past week we have seen rain, sleet, snow, wind and more weather pattern changes than I can count. This next week is supposed to be more of the same. Now that most of the Christmas decorations are up, I’m okay with all the weather, but it wasn’t too much fun last week going from sun to wind to rain and snow! 😀 Turtlenecks, flannels and hoodies are the layers of the season 😀

The Christmas season is truly here coupled with winter. I’m trying to get a more concise calendar going so that I can stay on top of the homemade gifts I’m working on. Mornings have become my “inside” work time because of the cold, so my breakfast is generally mid morning and yogurt and a half cup of coffee.

I’ve ended up a bit busy this past week and trying hard to stay on top of the BLOGMAS posts also. Here is the link to BLOGMAS 2022 that is up to date. I hope you get a chance to join in where you can.

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I did a deep clean, but then started sorting again so I need to dust and vacuum again. I need to do the bedding laundry today also.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS Groceries are good, but I do need to pick up a couple stray items when I go in for a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday. There is also a local craft fair on Friday that I want to get to.
  • PAPERWORK, PHONE CALLS & PROJECTS I’m still working on setting up next year’s calendar and organizing some end of the year files. I did a painting class yesterday for a second snowman, the one with the cardinal, but need to finish the trees and few other touch ups. Next week is the Highland cow that I’m really looking forward to.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING December menu is done through the 15th, but as always, especially at this time of year I’ve made it really flexible.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX – We started the new “Wednesday” series from Tim Burton based on the Addams Family and are enjoying it.
  • CABLE – COOKING SHOWS The Big Bake, Christmas Baking, Holiday Wars, Christmas Cookies, Guy’s Game Night, Girl Meets Farm COMEDIES Young Sheldon and Ghosts POLICE/MEDICAL/DRAMAS NCIS series – regular, LA and Hawaii, Chicago series – Med, Fire and PD, Blue Bloods, FBI series – regular, Most Wanted and International, Law & Order series – regular and SVU, Rookie & Rookie Feds, The Resident, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor, Fire Country, Yellowstone and Tulsa King  SYFY/FANTASY Quantum Leap, La Brea, The Walking Dead just finished, but not really as they have several spin offs beginning in 2023 REALITY Amazing Race – I like all the teams this year so am pleased with the final four going into the finale HALLMARK Christmas movies

I’m still bound and determined to finish reading Beyond the Moonlit Sea by Julianne Maclean. It’s been a really slow go though despite the fact that I do love this author. I had trouble getting into the story as she wove through the back story flashbacks over a couple decades. I’m now three quarters of the way through so am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Not to mention I have been falling asleep as my head hits the pillow each night, so I haven’t read much at all lately.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
 APPLE BALSAMIC CHICKEN, SOUTHERN CORNBREAD & BUTTERED CARROTS
 SALISBURY STEAK POTATO SKILLET
 HAMBURGER STEAK with RED PEA & ONION GRAVY with BUTTERED ROASTED POTATOES
 OVERNIGHT MAC & CHEESE and HAMBURGERS
 HONEY THYME ROAST CHICKEN
 BLOOMING QUESADILLA RING
OUT
DESSERT
 
 HOLIDAY JAM and CANDIED JALAPENOS MAKING DAY
 

My Christmas Cacti are blooming 😀

The trellis fell victim to a wind storm and the kittens decided it was a new jungle gym 😀

Such a pretty idea if you use liquid laundry detergent…

Sandra

Our weather is so insane here. Last two days we’ve hit 80s, like why???? lol

The blinky light thing…..hahahaha It’s either just pulling in front of me with not blinker, or driving behind someone with a blinker but they never actually turn anywhere, so I’m never sure what is happening LOL

Hope you’ve had a fantastic week. ♥♥♥

Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

Hello my Lovely!
I will try to join in on a few blogmas when I can. I love that you’re so good about it. And you’re so on all of your holiday cheer – gifts and all. Your Christmas cacti are beautiful!!
I love your funny about the blinker – I was just griping about that to myself in the car behind someone yesterday. Lol And that is the prettiest detergent container I’ve ever seen!
Have a blessed week ahead. xoxo

QuiltLady

I hope you can join in where you can – life gets busy this time of year. I know many times Jean combines a few days at a time which is just as fun to read. I know living in the country that if there is no one around I can also forgo my blinker at times, but in town I’m really good about it! I hope your week is going really well also.

Jean

Hey, I feel called out by that turn signal one! Let me know if find one of those elves though. I could use one for sure. My older son is watching Wednesday and said it was good as well. Today is my day to try and get caught up on Blogmas/posting but Word press is giving me fits with the image gallery and I have to work later. Hoping to join in still. Have a wonderful week!

QuiltLady

😀 HA HA I know living in the country that if there is no one around I can also forgo my blinker at times, but in town I’m really good about it! I hope your week is going really well also. Thanks for joining in when you can. I know how busy life gets this time of year, but I LOVE reading your combined posts. I hope your week is going well and none of the little kiddos is bringing you “bugs”.

QuiltLady

I’ll send you some of our extra cold 😀 I’m finding the older I get, the simpler I want to live. This big clean out for the spring garage sale has done wonders for me! Hope you’re having a great week too.

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