Monday, February 5, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ February 5, 2018

As I write ...  Sunday Afternoon

The weather.... Snow is falling! Praise God!

Right now I am... drinking candy cane cocoa that I just made with my daughter.

Thinking... that I'm glad I don't have anywhere to go tonight.

A quote to share... 
On my reading pile...   
  • The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse
Favorite blog post last week...  
Something fun to share... 

On the menu for this week... Everyone has meetings at odd times. My husband went to the store and bought canned soups, easy foods, salad and sandwich fixin's. It's not the way we usually eat, but I was so tired from treatments last week, we need to be realistic about my ability to come home and cook for the next few weeks.
On my to do list... 
  • Do some things on my bucket list.
  • Radiation daily
  • Radiation oncologist appointment
  • Laundry - I didn't get it done last week.
In the workbasket...  
  • I finished the hat with a modified basket weave stitch in a garnet yarn. Now I'm working on a blue chunky hat. I may use the remaining garnet yarn to begin another hat.
Looking forward to this week...
  • Tuesday - Breast Cancer Support Group followed by Knitting group
  • Wednesday - Church  
  • Thursday - 
  • Friday - Homeschool co-op
  • Saturday -  I'm going to visit my friend Sarah! She writes at Classical Homemaking. She's so talented. Last week we met and sewed together. She sewed a beautiful skirt then remade some clothes into a new dress. She's also a published author and a lover of the Regency Era and Jane Austen. 

Looking around the house...  My motto has become, "I can only do what I can do." Unfortunately, it shows!

From the camera... 
I love making homemade soap. I haven't made any for awhile
because of chemo. I had to avoid chemicals. 


On my prayer list...
  • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
  • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
  • Healing for our country so that we may be ONE nation under God.
  • Radiation will not harm my heart or lungs, and that I will be brave.
  • Cancer will die the death in my body. My heart, brain, organs, spleen, and healthy cells will be protected. I will live and not die and declare the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 118:17

My prayer for you, my reader...

Jesus, I thank you that you hear our prayers. Father, I thank you for sending Jesus. Holy Spirit, I thank you for being our comforter and our teacher. Lord God, three in one, I thank you that you personally know each one of my readers. You know each one's needs, fears, hopes, problems, pains, and illnesses. I ask you God to speak directly to each one, to meet each person's needs, and heal each physical problem. Bless each spiritually, physically, socially, and financially. I ask it all by the power of the Blood of Jesus, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Thanks for dropping by!
Please say hello.
Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.
Homemaking Party


  1. I enjoyed Brenda and Billie Jo's blog posts too. We ate beans and rice all weekend and I kept calling it peasant food, after reading her post. :-)) Your home motto is great.... all those things can wait!! If I lived closer, I'd come by and help you tackle some of that stuff!

  2. Dear Laura
    I have enjoyed your sweet blog for many years.
    My brother and daughter in law both did radiation this summer and have had clear reports ever since. I did learn from them that the everyday grind of doing radiation everyday is quite tiring though. I’ll be praying for you.
    And yes, we don’t actually live very far apart.
    Hope you have a great week ❤️

  3. Laura, sending good thoughts, hopes and prayers up for you.

  4. I enjoyed hearing about your plans for the, cleaning, creating, visiting. It is a great life. Keeping you in prayer too as you visit the doctor and undergo treatments.

  5. Good afternoon, my dear friend!
    Thank you so for mentioning my post!
    And for your inspirational posts that leave me feeling refreshed and blessed.
    Hugs and continued prayers!!!

  6. “drinking candy cane cocoa that I just made with my daughter.”

    That sounds delicious!

  7. I enjoyed reading your HMM post this week, Laura! Candy cane cocoa sounds yummy. ANY kind of cocoa sounds yummy! :) Have a blessed week, my friend! I hope to see you soon! Love you! <3

  8. I think of you often...and send up a prayer for total recovery. And now, excuse me while I go make myself a cup of cocoa and stir it with a candy cane....xoxoxo

  9. Making soap, now that sounds like fun! I may have to look into it! Have a great week!

  10. Hope you enjoyed the snowfall and your candy cane cocoa. There is something special about homemade soap. I don't make it but I do love the Zum soap, made with goat's milk and natural oils, from Indigo Wild (local KC company). Not sure if that counts as homemade though? Hope your week is going great so far!

  11. I'm glad you are taking it easy Laura and not fixing big dinners. There are times in our lives when we need to use a little processed food. Thank goodness we have it. I'll be praying for you. Vickie

  12. What a lovely picture you paint with the snow coming down while you sip on hot cocoa. :) I am glad that your family realizes that you just don't have the strength or energy to get everything done at the moment and are making accommodations for that. Be blessed my friend and know that you are continually in my prayers.

  13. I really enjoyed visiting your inspirational blog and have just become your 628th follower! Blessings to you, Laura! Come and visit when you can ♥

  14. I wish it was snowing here, I sure miss it! Keeping you in my prayers as you continue your treatments. A "do it yourself" menu sounds perfect for you while you get your energy back. Have a GREAT week.

  15. Hola mi querida hermanita,suena a delicioso esa taza de " cacao dulce de caña " ummm. Muchísimas gracias a Dios, que nos lleva en sus brazos amorosos. Feliz finde preciosa hermanita. Muchos besitos, Dios te continúe bendiciendo junto a tu linda family 😘😘🙏🙏

  16. I think I'll add that to my bucket list.... learn how to make soap!
    Glad you took some time to have some hot chocolate with your daughter - precious moments


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