Monday, November 15, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ November 15, 2021


♥♥ The Weather ♥♥ 
Clear with periodic clouds
Partly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
Partly cloudy

Web Result with Site Links

♥♥ How I am feeling ♥♥
I took this selfie while out for a walk this past week.

I am quite well. I completed a one week no cheat Trim Healthy Mama challenge this past week. I did cheat once. I visited a friend, and she served me a sandwich for lunch. Manners were more important than perfection. I also finished my 21 day salad a day challenge on Instagram. I'm slowing down on salads a bit because of a queasy stomach. I am feeling better now. My current challenge is no sugar until Thanksgiving Eve. Unfortunately, I may need to modify that a bit. My husband just asked for a double layer yellow cake with extra chocolate fudge frosting for his birthday accompanied by vanilla ice cream. I think I'll be having a small slice. ~smile~ 

♥♥ On my mind ♥♥ 
All the things I need to do before the holidays

Last year's Christmas tree
We don't decorate the tree until the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

 ♥♥ My breakfast ♥♥
Monday's breakfast is going to be an egg scramble with spinach, bacon bits, and cheese. That's an S for Satisfying on Trim Healthy Mama.
♥♥ Right now I am ♥♥
Sitting across from my husband. He's working on his computer. I've been answering emails, and soon, I'll be saying goodnight. It's Monday evening as I write.

♥♥ I'm wearing ♥♥
My black knit dress. It's so comfortable. I have a shawl around my shoulders to ward off the chill. I call it Reyna Rematch on Ravelry. My Ravelry name is HarvestLaneLaura. If you're on Ravelry, please comment and tell me your name. We can follow each other! 

♥♥ On my reading pile ♥♥ 
I'm still in the book of Hebrews by Paul the Apostle. I'm starting on chapter 12 this week. I am listening on That app has changed my life. I have read and listened to the Bible several times since I started using it almost ten years ago.

Home Sweet Tiny Home by Melody Carlson is on still on my bookshelf. I've been reading! Mrs. Carlson wrote A Christmas in the Alps that I reviewed earlier this year. 

The Debutant's Code by Erica Vetsch one of my favorite authors ~ I just downloaded this book to my Kindle Fire today. I haven't started it yet. I'd better! I've got to review it at the end of the month. I adore Mrs. Vetsch's books.

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian is my current Scribd audiobook. Get 2 months free by clicking my link.

 ♥♥ On the to do list ♥♥
  • Lots of healthy cooking
  • Sock knitting for Christmas
  • Planning for the next few weeks and the holidays
  • Finger printing
  • Continue my Fall Bucket List

 ♥♥ On my tv ♥♥
  • Carribean Life on Discovery+
  • Old Christmas movies 
  • The Bells of St Mary's with Bing Crosby (Roku channel)
  • Homemaking, knitting, and Trim Healthy Mama videos on YouTube 
♥♥ On the menu this week ♥♥

Yikes! I'm not finished with the menu yet.

Monday -  Pepperoni pizza casserole from My Montana Kitchen
Tuesday -  Deconstructed black bean burritos from My Montana Kitchen
Wednesday -  Spinach and sausage soup
Thursday -  
Friday -  
Saturday -  
Sunday -  

♥♥ From the camera ♥♥

Don't you wish it were that easy to relax?

♥♥ Looking around the house ♥♥

I took this photo Sunday after my Lowell
 blew leaves and pinecones from the yard. 
Today there are more!

♥♥ To relax this week, I will ♥♥
Read, watch a little tv with hubby, and knit socks.
♥♥ On my prayer list ♥♥ 
Friends with serious illnesses:
Our country
My family

Hope you have a wonderful week!

P.S. I'm linking with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom


  1. Oh my the picture of the pup is adorable. It surely feels safe and loved. Sounds like you are seriously working on getting fit. I like salad - but don't know if I could do them every day.
    Once in a while we have to cheat - or we just feel deprived and that is not good.
    Good luck and blessings

    1. Trying to eat better but this is a hard month for it!
      Happy 🍁 Thanksgiving!

  2. I love the doggy butt on a pillow photo. You are doing great with cutting your sugar. I need to do the same.

  3. LOve the picture of the dog. Happy to hear about all your plans. You look marvelous darling.

  4. Hey, I just found your blog, and I love old fashioned blogging, so I'll be back! ;) I've found that raw greens are something I have to do in moderation -- too much and I definitely have stomach issues, too. I also have to regularly go off gluten for awhile to kind of reset everything when my stomach is upset. It'd be better if I just gave it up forever, of course, but like the rest of the world, I do love me some gluten-full carbs :)

    1. Thanks for talking back Torrie! I hope we'll be blog friends.

  5. That puppy is so cute like that! Thanks for sharing your peek into the life.

    1. I get a lot of fun from her. 😉 Happy Thanksgiving.


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