Monday, 25 January 2010

Happy Homemaker Monday


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Chilly and damp. I thought I saw a couple of snowflakes as I walked back home from school this morning.

One of my simple pleasures:
Reading to my girls.

On my bedside table:
The Stripping of the Altars (though I must admit, this book is starting to draaaaag so it might not be on my bedside table next week!) and You're Coming With Me Lad: Tales of a Yorkshire Bobby and my Bible (I'm reading Genesis, Matthew and Acts).

On my TV:

~Series 8 of 24 - How is Jack Bauer still alive? He's like some kind of Terminator-robot-man.

QI is a BBC comedy quiz show. 'QI' stands for 'Quite Interesting'.

Something learned recently from QI: It is only in recent years that girl babies wear pink and boy babies wear blue. For many years, as recently as the 1920s, pink was considered the stronger and more boyish colour and blue was more delicate and more suited to the girls.

Indeed, boys used to be called 'girls'. Yes, up until the 15th century, female children were 'gay girls' and male children were 'knave girls'. 'Boy' was the word for a servant. 'Quite Interesting' you might say. :)

On the menu for tonight:
Home made pizza.

On my To Do List:
Walking into the village with my Mum, to go to the bank and buy some milk.
Hopefully a bit of cleaning too.

New Recipe I tried last week:
I don't think I tried anything new.

In the craft basket:
Nothing at the minute.

Looking forward to:
My walk into the village with Mum - Edit: I started typing this post before walking into the village with Mum, but we've been, so I'm no longer looking forward to this but looking back with fond memories! :)

Homemaking Tip for this week:
To keep the tops of kitchen cupboards free of dust and grime, lay newspaper on the tops (blue-tack it down if it curls). Every so often take up the old paper and lay new.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):

Melissa's post about making a scarf from an old t-shirt (or t-shirty material): A T-Shirt (but not) Scarf. It looks so simple but with a great result. I may just try it. Hey, then I'll have something in my 'craft basket'! Technically, it isn't Melissa's idea (she links to another site with instructions), but I'll give her credit because if she hadn't posted about it I wouldn't have known about it.

Favourite photo from last week:

Not one of mine:

funny pictures of cats with captions

Lesson learned the past few days:

That I have got to stop intellectualising/reasoning/researching everything, and just trust God.

On my Prayer List:
My dear friend who has cancer.
The people of Haiti.
My Dad who has been made redundant and who finishes in March.
My family, my church and my friends.

18"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. 22The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. 23But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown." (Matthew 13. NIV)

Hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.


  1. I love the sound of "Walking into the village with my Mum".

  2. Thank you for the link to the tshirt scarf. I can't wait to make one

  3. Ooooh, love the post about making a scarf. Thanks for passing it on!