Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ April 3, 2017


As I write this Monday morning....

The weather.... overcast and 57°. Wondering how to make the degree sign? 

Right now I am... enjoying a very quiet early morning. The family will be up and needy soon. 

Thinking... wondering how to help my kids through teenage emotions.

A quote to share...


On my reading pile... 
  • When No One Was Looking by Kim Frauli in my Kindle
  • Nehemiah and Psalms
Favorite blog post last week...
Down Home Goodness Comin’ Right Up!

Something fun to share... Old Time Lemonade

Blog hopping... A couple new blogs that look promising...

On the menu for this week.... 
I've not made my menus for the week yet. This catches me each week. I need to plan early for next week. ~grin~

On my to do list... Hmmm... this list looks about the same as last week. 
  • Balance checkbook
  • Plan menu
  • School records and planning
  • Buy groceries
  • Begin Easter weekend planning
  • Laundry...always laundry
  • Try to fit in something from my bucket list
In the workbasket... I should finish my dish sponge scrubbies this week. Truthfully, I'm getting a little tired of making them. I want to do something else. 
    Looking forward to this week...
    I'd like to get together with a girlfriend for lemonade at Chick-fil-A.

    Looking around the house... Just put in my first load of laundry and poured a cup of coffee with French Vanilla Creamer. I'm off to Bible next. Nehemiah, here I come!
    From the camera...

    Penny took advantage of me leaving my Bible for a few minutes.
    Devotional... I'm reading Nehemiah.
    On my prayer list...
    • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
    • Ellen Kuentzel, healing from Bacterial Meningitis, brain injury, fever (See update at end.)
    • Kirsten, Cheryl's niece who is 24 weeks along and has a blood clot in her lungs, trouble breathing, and heart trouble.
    • My husband and children
    • Protection for law enforcement officers
    • Peace in my home and in me


    Father God, I pray that each reader will feel your presence today and hear Holy Spirit speaking to them. Bless them with your love and bring them to faith and trust in you, your son Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.

    Thanks for dropping by!
    Please say hello.
    Laura


    Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.

    My most recent update on Ellen Kuentzel 3/27: She is still struggling with use of her left side. She cannot stand on her own. She fatigues extremely easy, at end of the day she cannot even feed herself and sometimes at lunch she gets tired also. She has been running a 103 degree fever and it took the hospital 3 days to find out it was a bladder infection. She has pressure sores on her heels (bed sores). We were going to cut her hair but she did not want bangs so we are going to have to just comb it out, it is all tangled and matted. Brain injuries are extremely complex and they saved her life by doing the surgery as an emergency procedure.

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    22 comments:

    1. Good morning Laura, I joined you in prayer this morning.
      Thanks for the information on the signs. I have just been writing out degrees. I'm going to share your post and link back to you if that is ok. Get back to me either way please.

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      1. Yes, of course you can share it. I would be honored. Thanks for the link back!

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    2. I should have been a little more clear, I meant the post about the signs using the number keys

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      1. Yes, of course. ~smile~ Thank you for the link back.

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    3. Good morning!
      I join you in prayer...
      And enjoy visiting with you!
      Have a good, cozy week!

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      1. I pray for law enforcement often, Teri. My second son is planning to become a police officer. I often pray for them when I see them stopped with someone.

        I really enjoyed your visit today, and it was an honor to share your blog.
        Be blessed,
        Laura

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    4. Dear Laura ... I so enjoyed your HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY posting. First, thank you so very much for mentioning my little space. That was so sweet of you. I also will be visiting THE CAJUN LADY, A PLACE TO TEACH, LEARN AND SHARE. Early mornings are such a blessing. It has been along time since we had a teenager in our home. I want you to know that I will remember you and your family in prayer. I love keeping a TO DO list and checking off those chores that are finished. Aww, Penny looks so sweet in how she is so content with your Bible. My prayer list seems to be longer than ever before. My hubby is retired law enforcement and it is so sad to see all that has been going on there. I can always pray throughout my day, of which, I am so very thankful. There are so many needing our prayers. Sweetest Blessings ♥ Teri

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      1. I pray for law enforcement often, Teri. My second son is planning to become a police officer. I often pray for them when I see them stopped with someone.

        I really enjoyed your visit today, and it was an honor to share your blog.
        Be blessed,
        Laura

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    5. God bless you and your family Laura.
      Your posts always uplift me
      x

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      1. Thanks so much Effieq! You are too sweet.

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    6. So sweet to visit with you tonight, dear friend. God bless you, and thank you SO much for continuing to pray and ask for prayer for dear Kristen. It means SO much to me.

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      1. Health, peace, provision and prosperity to all of of your family in Jesus' Name!

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    7. I really like the way you organize your post. I am reading the your post titles and the one, If you do stuff, stuff gets done. I have a family member who I would love to send this too, but she would probably be offended. But that title speaks volumes. Glad I stopped by.

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    8. Hello Laura, You always make keeping home and heart sound easy and fun! Praying for each other is so needed in these days! Loved hearing the birds singing...
      Always, And thank-you for taking the time to read and leave some comments on my older posts!
      Thinking of you!
      Love, Roxy

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      1. Oh you're so welcome, Roxy. I've been reading through slowly. When you get a comment, you'll know how far I've come. Amy said you got a bunch of snow. She said she tried my snow ice cream recipe. I told her to eat some for me. We never got winter this year. Bummer! We usually do, but the last two winters have been a bust.

        I enjoy your friendship and consider you to be one of my Titus 2 ladies even though I'm 51.
        God bless you!

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    9. I enjoy your posts Laura. They are very encouraging. We got hit with a snow storm and boy howdy, did we get the snow. So nice its been to get all this moisture.
      I made your snow ice cream for my boys today and they loved it! I even added a squirt of chocolate syrup to mine...oh girl...it was delish!;)

      Hope you are enjoying your week.

      Praying for you today!
      Hugs, Amy

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      1. Oh Amy! Eat some for me, too! I never got snow...unless you count the slight sprinkling we had a couple times. If it doesn't cover the ground, it's not really snow.
        May God bless you as you enjoy this last vestige of winter—I hope!
        Laura

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    10. Hi Laura...it has been a while since I visited you and when I clicked on your blog it took me a minute to realize the bird sounds were on your blog! I love hearing the beautiful songs of our fine feathered friends! Also, I see you have a doxie, Penny. Do I remember correctly that a while back you saw pics my Oscar and either mentioned you wanted to get one or already had one...I don't remember. Well, regardless, Miss Penny is adorable and looks a lot like Oscar's sister, Tasha :) Enjoy your day!

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      1. Hi Debby!

        It has been awhile! I think I did write you about your Oscar. Penny's mama is a Doxie, and her papa is a ramblin' man. So, we don't know. It's been a great debate in our home just what kind of dog he is.

        Penny may have her nose in the Bible, but that little gal has a lot of repentin' to do over all her little puppy sins! She'll be 3 in a few weeks. I kept telling the kids she'd probably be a good dog in 2 or 3 years. Well, now I'm seeing the fruit, and we're getting along well. She even obeys—most of the time. ~smile~

        I've not been to your place for a visit in awhile. I'm coming over. Let's keep in touch!

        Blessings,
        Laura

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    11. Penny looks adorable.
      Is that book any good? If you get to read it please let me know. I'm looking for something to add on my piling list too. :)

      Enjoy Spring!

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    12. Those teenage emotions are difficult.. hope I can navigate them gracefully as well! Love your doggie resting in your Bible. :) Have a great week!

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      1. Ah Stacy, if only I would rest in the Bible!

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    Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

    I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

    Right now, I'm dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy. Please understand if I don't answer. This is all new to me.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
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    Be blessed!
    Laura