Tuesday, November 21, 2017

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 21

I give thanks for safe travel and joyful homecomings for our military service members and other travelers and their families.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday 11/20/2017

It's time for another Happy Homemaker Monday with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.  Click here if you'd like to join in.

The weather:::

Up and down this week - range is 47 to 64 - I hope the weather will be kind in your area if you're traveling for the holiday.

On my reading pile:::
I'm embarassed to say that Part Four of Keep the Home Fires Burning is STILL STILL still waiting on my Kindle.  I've been too busy with December Daily to read anything.

On my TV:::
Outlander, Season 3, on STARZ
Poldark on PBS
The Durrells in Corfu on PBS

On the menu for this week:::

Monday - Flank Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Mushrooms
Tuesday - Holiday Potluck at Vic's office, dinner will most likely be leftovers from that
Wednesday - Grilled Shrimp, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes
Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Jelly, Rolls, Pumpkin and Pecan Pies
Friday and no doubt for several days to come - Thanksgiving Leftovers!

On my to-do list:::
  • Continuing on with the Holiday Grand Plan - it's Dining Room Week - time to get out all the fancy dishes and make a lovely centerpiece for the holiday meal
  • Thanksgiving Dinner and then it's time to break out the Christmas tree
  • Black Friday
  • 36th Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market
  • Harry Potter performance - the first movie will be shown and accompanied by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
My December Daily Product Play class has yielded some great ideas with circles, hearts, and stars that I will incorporate into my album.

Looking around the house:::
Laundry, sticking to the daily housekeeping plan.

From the camera:::

A photo in front of the tree at the Rec Center where the first craft fair was held - the tree had round, shiny ornaments along with sports ornaments - basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, etc., such a cute idea

Something fun (or intriguing) to share:::

Pottery Barn - so many beautiful decorations, lovely tablescapes and decor items

What I'm wearing today:::
Jeans, long-sleeved shirt, fleece jacket, socks, and clogs.

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 20


I give thanks for Prayer Warriors - for those who pray for others. I am blessed to be surrounded by awesome friends and family who cover our family in prayer.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 19

 I give thanks for central heating, air conditioning, easy access to clean, running water, and sanitation...things we often take for granted.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 18

 I give thanks for planes, trains and automobiles! Although I would love to live in a quaint little English village with a central shopping area within walking distance, I am thankful that I have access to reliable means of transportation. As much as I might think I would enjoy a ride in a stagecoach or on horseback, I'm glad I don't have to rely on those methods to do my errands or long-distance traveling!

Friday, November 17, 2017

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 17

I give thanks for household chores. If there wasn't any laundry to do, it would mean we didn't have clothes. If there weren't any dishes to wash, it would mean we didn't have food to prepare and serve. If there weren't any dust bunnies to vacuum or clutter to clear, it would mean that I didn't have an active family to pick up after. Even chores have hidden blessings!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 16

I give thanks for Praise and Worship music - LOVE it! Among my top favorites are "Lead Me to the Cross", "Awesome God", "Only Imagine", "How Great is our God", and "God of Wonders."

"I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."
Psalm 63:4