Monday, February 21, 2022

Happy Homemaker # 4 - February 21, 2022

 Good Morning! Happy President's Day to all my American friends!!  This is a day that we celebrate George Washington's birthday. Many of you are off work today due to it being a national holiday as well as banks and post offices being closed. 

I was unable to post last week as I simply ran out of time due to appointments and my Pink Zebra business. I did not even get to read any of the posts, so I am hoping that I have time to go back through most of them this week as it is not quite as full of a week. Recovery from surgery is going as expected and I have a follow up later this morning. For those that are not aware of what Happy Homemaker posts are please take a look at Sandra's blog and read what the excitement is about. 

 :::: The Weather ::::

Well, we are on quite a roller coaster of temperatures for the week. We are to get to 61 degrees today and have snow on Thursday. How crazy is that! Yesterday it was sunny and in the mid 50's, which I enjoyed greatly. I need the sun! It is important to my overall health, as it makes me happier and much calmer. 

:::: How I am feeling this morning ::::

 I feel optimistic about my follow up and I feel at peace with having this surgery finished. I pray that recovery is not as slow as last time and that I am walking without pain as well. I have a toe on the other foot that has some scar tissue built up and needs to be broken loose, but it will get there I hope. I am feeling more peace in my life and my motto for the year is to not allow others to steal my joy. I will do what makes me happy as long as it is not hurtful to someone else. Marital issues have been a huge concern for me in recent months and I have decided that I won't allow that to steal joy from me and anger me anymore. I will continue to strive to make our marriage stronger as I do not feel my husband has physically cheated on me, but I believe there is an emotional bond that I am doing my best to stop before it goes farther or I am disrespected anymore.

:::: On the breakfast plate ::::

Being that I am rather busy this morning, I am going to enjoy a bowl of instant oatmeal. Not my favorite thing in the world, but it will be a quick and easy breakfast. I also will enjoy a hot cup of coffee as I do every morning.

 :::: On my reading pile :::: 

I am still reading the same book as last week, Dark Summer by Iris Johansen. 

It is a good book, but I took a break from reading as I was getting tired of sitting in one spot so much to read and I needed something else to do with my time. That is the one thing about being unable to walk is that I am so bored with most things. 

:::: On my TV ::::

I have watched so many shows that I truly don't care about, but I do enjoy My Big, Fat, Fabulous Life and had several episodes on the dvr so I have watched most of those not. I think Whitney Thore is an amazing young woman and I hope there are more seasons of this show.  The self confidence I see in her when she is leading a dance class is simply amazing. 

:::: On the menu this week ::::

Since I am not doing much cooking, I don't have many meals planned, but here are the few that I know of. 

Monday: Pork roast with garlic/herb seasoning, potatoes, carrots, and maybe green beans with cheddar biscuits.

Tuesday: Ribs, corn, and some pasta

Wednesday: Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese and peas

It is a start to the week, correct? My husband doesn't like planned meals, but I need the structure to make having meats unthawed easier. He truly doesn't see the benefit of it. He changes his mind too quickly in what he might want. 

 :::: From the camera ::::

I haven't been anywhere to take any photos, but I will share one of my fun activities that I have done in the past. 

These were taken at a local orchard where there are many areas for walking, seeing animals, children to play and other activities as well as the market there. 

:::: Looking around the house ::::

 Oh my! Where does my list begin? There are so many things that need cleaned and I need to paint, my office needs some more storage. The dog is lazing in the sun and I see dog hair most places I look. Who knew a Great Dane would shed so bad? I am thankful for the work that my husband has done, but I wish he cleaned as I do. 

::::  To do List ::::

Monday: Doctor's appointment, write this post, meet with a Pink Zebra team member to talk about her first event, get pork roast in crockpot, get mail ready for post office tomorrow.

Tuesday: Post office, bank, place PZ order, work in office

Wednesday: team training, get game night set up, blog post, update reading sites

Thursday: finalize game night prep, Game Night, fill orders

Friday: Print out weekly paper work, add receipts to tax file, print monthly paperwork for March, finalize all Feb sales, list bath bombs for daughter, spend some time with my husband.

WOW! That wears me out just writing about it. I can't image doing all of it. 

 :::: Today's Devotional::::

1 Kings 19:12 KJV

and after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice
This is talking of God speaking to Elijah on Mount Horeb and though God could have spoken in any way, He spoke in a small tiny voice. Sometimes, I feel we need God to write things in the sky, make an earthquake, fire, flood, or loud fireworks to catch our attention. We need to hear these tiny small voice things the same way.

I hope you all have a fabulous day! Listen for the small voice of God! It might be your biggest message yet!


  1. I am glad to hear you are healing on schedule, and even cooking some! I am so sorry about your problem with your husband, that is adding so much stress for you.I pray that this all works out!

    1. Things will work out in God's time. Thanks for the prayers though.

  2. Glad that your healing is progressing. Those pictures of the orchard are not helping my spring fever one bit. I'm so ready to see some green grass and leaves on the trees again. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. I am as well. We currently have a layer of ice and a few snow flurries. I need sunshine and warmth.

  3. I am glad you are feeling better. I hope you continue to heal well. Surgery recovery takes a lot longer than the surgeons tend to lead one to believe, I have found. I always double the time they give. They are giving times for a strong 20-year-old. And I'm not that! Thanks for your comment on my song.

    1. So very true. I feel that with each surgery, I find I am a little more unable to do as much as before.

  4. Good that healing is progressing. hope your marital relations go on for the better or that better things are coming for you.
    Have a good week

  5. Sorry to be running so late, but I guess better late than never :D Good to hear you're healing and looking positive towards the future. Pretty orchard and making me crave spring already. I hope your week was great and you're looking forward to an even better one coming up.

  6. It is hard for me to find time to blog on a regular basis but I refuse to quit. I am happy you are healing and prayers that each day is better than the day before. Have a beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

  7. I guess I must have missed this post at the time. I love when bloggers break down what's going on in their lives this way. I've never been able to do it myself. I hope you will write some more soon.


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