Monday, 5 September 2011

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:

Here's the forecast for today:

Chance of Rain
Scattered Clouds
Wind: W at 24 km/h
Humidity: 82%

Lol, 'Chance of Rain'? It's absolutely tipping it down!

Things that make me happy:

A little hand slipping into mine on the way into school this morning and whispering, "I love you Mummy".

Book I'm reading:

Just the Bible. I'm in Numbers. I'm thinking of starting Bleak House by Charles Dickens this week, it's been on my shelf for a while.

With Chatterbox I'm reading Wind in the Willows, with Squidge I'm reading whatever she fancies (we haven't started a long book this week).

What's on my TV today:

Midsomer Murders

On the menu for dinner:

Homemade pizza (I'm going to make the base in the bread maker).

Lol, scratch that, I thought the dough cycle was 1 hour but it's 1 hour 30 mins and I've left it too late.

On my To Do List:

  • Tidy house;
  • Ironing;
  • Work (also for those who don't know, I do 2 hours a day in the kitchen at my girls' school - yes, I'm a dinner lady!);
  • Adjust two of Squidge's new school skirts that are too big around the waist;
  • Try to get tar off one of Chatterbox's dolls!;
  • Church group tonight at our Pastor's house.

In the craft basket:

Squidge's school skirts for adjusting.
Some new acrylic paint and paper!

Looking forward to this week:

Hearing all about the girls' new classes at school.

Tips and Tricks:

I've just found out that you can freeze egg whites and yolks separately, which is useful to know for recipes where you only need the egg white or the yolk, that you can save the other part for another day. The tip suggests you save them in ice-cube compartments.

My favourite blog post this week:

This from A Holy Experience: When Perfectionism and To-do Lists Overwhelm

No words needed (favourite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):

This isn't my photo, click on the Flickr link to take you to the original, but isn't it beautiful? Look at the wickle kitty paws!

Lesson learned the past few days:

That I am so grateful to be able to be home most of the day.

On my mind:

My girls playing outside, I love to hear them play.
The sad loss of a young woman who used to come to our church.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it.
Numbers 14:24

Happy Monday!


  1. That sort of thing (pizza dough) happens to me all the time.

  2. Ha, glad it's not just me then! I'm planning to make the pizza tomorrow in plenty of time! :)

  3. Enjoyed reading this! Thanks for the peek into your day.

    Love the kitty photo. :)

  4. that's super cool about the eggs and that you can freeze them!

    hey, are you not working at the school again this year? just curious.

  5. Yes it's there in my to-do list - be a dinner lady! :)

  6. I'm so sorry I didn't get this up on Monday, I've been unwell.

    I enjoyed reading it though.

    Hope you and the hubby and kids are doing well.


  7. Aw, don't worry Sandra I totally understand! Blogging should be fun anyway so you are under no obligation to post one every week.

    Hubby and the kids are doing very well thanks. xx Hugs