Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ April 24, 2017


As I write... Monday Morning

The weather.... The sky is bright and sunny. "Blue skies shining on me nothing but blue skies do I see." It's chilly outside, but I haven't looked at the temperature. The trees are sporting bigger leaves, some are even full grown leaves by now. It's nice to look out in the yard and see shade again.

Right now I am... writing a little post to you before I head to town to return some videos and go to a doctor appointment. Thank you Jesus that I can get medical care!

Thinking... I trust God, no matter what my eyes see, what my ears hear, or what my body feels.

A quote to share...
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“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” 
Bil Keane
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On my reading pile...  

Favorite blog post last week... Making Money Last from Mrs. White
Something fun to share... Shoes to Swoon Over

Blog hopping... 
On the menu for this week.... You're just gonna have to come back if you want to know!
  • Monday night...  
  • Tuesday night...  
  • Wednesday lunch...  
  • Thursday night...  
  • Friday night...   Date night
  • Saturday night... Emily will cook. I'm not sure what yet.
On my to do list... Y'all know I've got to pay bills, buy groceries and face Mount Washmore (laundry).
  • Doctor appointment Monday.
  • Visit the Pioneer Woman's store in Oklahoma
  • Get a basket of flowers to enjoy outside the door
In the workbasket... I am not sure what I'll work on this week. I finished most of my mending last week. I have a pair of jeans to hem and my daughter's skirt to mend.

Looking forward to this week... A good report from the doctor by the power of the Blood of Jesus.

Looking around the house... I want to do some more decluttering this week.
From the camera...




Devotional...  6 Keys to Defeat Despair
On my prayer list...
  • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
  • Calmness in my spirit 
  • Healing in my body
  • Peace for my children and husband
  • Wisdom for President Trump
Father God, I pray that each reader will recognize Holy Spirit speaking to her or him today. Help each find peace and joy in your holy word and in trusting in You, your son Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I pray that you will bring them and their unsaved loved ones to salvation in Jesus. I ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Thanks for dropping by!
Please say hello.
Laura


Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.

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21 comments:

  1. Praying for your doctors appointment and good results.
    I have a big to do list today..whew!!![ I procrastinate with ironing, Did I tell you, I hate that job!!] SO, first thing this am, I got the ironing board out, and ironed and ironed and ironed.Feels so good to get it done..[DO you think it would be ok, if i told hubby to not wear any ironed clothes. just leave them hanging???? hahahahaha..]
    Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thank you Judy! I procrastinate ironing, too. I think it's perfectly acceptable to tell your husband not to wear any ironed clothes. Tee hee!
      I receive that blessing!
      May you be blessed by our Lord and Savior JESUS, too!

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  2. Laura, it worked!! My dress to a skirt, I mean! Before I cut anything, I investigated it closely. I decided it might be easier to cut it about 2 inches above the *skirt* part and turn/hem that under into a waistband. Sadly, I didn't need elastic lol, but I took the ties that had been lower and sewed them into the new waist. I did everything by hand with pins to help guide me. I sewed all along, attaching the rough edge to the existing seam so nothing would show. Instead of using the ties in back, the ties will be used up front. So, for the cost of a few feet of thread and a couple of hours, I have a new summer skirt with pockets! I was so tickled that I nearly danced! I'm eying my closet for any new ideas. I saw that ruffles were *in* this year. I'm not a ruffly girl as I need no poufing anywhere. However, I thought a little sleeve ruffle might be a nice add. I have really long arms and I have a long sleeve linen blouse that has always been uncomfortable because the wristbands are about 4 inches too short. But it's a Victorian style blouse and I love the front. So, I'm going to cut off the wristbands, add some elastic at about the elbows, hem the rough edge, and give myself a ruffled sleeve blouse that is perfect for the summer humidity. I'll post my results later!

    Sorry to be so long-winded, but I love when others share ideas that might help me out...I hope this does the same for anyone like me that's facing summer and few ideas and dollars!

    Good luck with your doc! You reminded me that I haven't gotten my yearly test results back from my physical. I will call them today for copies.

    Sun is shining brightly here, too. So beautiful & green!
    I might sit out on the patio today and do some reading.

    Blessings to you!
    Debby in Kansas

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    1. Thanks for telling me about your skirt. I need to try to make mine, but I have been distracted. I've also got an apron that I cut out and forgot! I would probably feel better if I sewed.
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  3. Have a great day and week. Instead of procrastination I call it ironing on demand!

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    1. Ironing on demand is pretty accurate around here. I don't know how long it would take me to do it all.
      Enjoy your week Anne.
      Laura

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  4. Prayers for a good report at the doctor today...
    And may I add that I currently have an ironing pile waiting for me?!
    Have a cozy week, my friend. : )

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    1. Thank you! He ordered some tests. I've never seen so many comments about ironing!

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  5. Sounds like a productive weeks list. I do not iron! I do not like to iron! So I buy most everything wrinkle free or ask my mil to iron for me. (cause she LOVES to iron) ;)
    I love your quote! And your dinner menu...Funny! I hope its filling!
    I don't normally plan a meal until I pull something out of the freezer. It works for me that way!

    You have a beautiful family Laura!

    Enjoy your week my friend!

    Hugs & Prayers,
    Amy

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    1. Everyone needs a mil who loves to iron! Tee hee. I hope you have a wonderful week!
      Laura

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  6. Hope all went well with your doctor's appointment. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. I was referred for tests. Thank you Jean. I would appreciate prayer for healing and for courage.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  7. Hi Laura! So fun to see more fellow HHM friends! ;) Loved looking around your blog. Looks so fun!

    I want to visit Ree's store so badly. One of these days I'm going to make a big road trip of it and get there.

    Wishing you many blessings on your week ahead. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Carrie. We went today. We waited almost two hours outside in line for lunch, but it was a great experience. Take a friend so you have someone to talk to!
      Be blessed!
      Laura
      P.S. The countryside is beautiful in NE Oklahoma.

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    2. Jealous! Her store looks so fun! I would have to go to The Vintage Pearl if I was in Tulsa too, but I don't see that in my near future. Grandbabies are better and they are in Kansas City! Sorry you need more testing. The testing and subsequent waiting can be frustrating. Praying for good results! ;)

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  8. Come dust for me and I'll iron for you - just hate dusting! Love Mt. Washmore, isn't that so true? Praying for good test results for you.

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    1. Not crazy about dusting, but I'll trade!
      Be blessed my friend! I'd love it if you leave me your email or email me directly so I can reply directly.
      Laura

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  9. Believing God right alongside you, sweet friend. You are often on my mind and in my prayers...God is on the throne and in control, and you have His full attention!!! Love and appreciate you. :)

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    1. Thank you Deb. What is The Vintage Pearl? Grandbabies must be better than anything. I'll know someday.

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  10. I started Romans last week. I've been using the Life Study bible but all of a sudden there was NO commentary or historical references to anything. I was so disappointed! I found a Bible Study book on my shelf for Romans and have been using that. It's a lot slower than just reading the Bible but I'm gaining more insight into the book of Romans than I was getting so there is a bonus! I also have The Excellent Wife on my shelf ready to read next. Fun to see someone else is working on the same studies I am.

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    1. Romans is a hard book for me... probably the hardest of the New Testament in my opinion bar Revelation!
      Be blessed, thanks so much for writing to me Terri.

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