Monday, 12 August 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday - 12th August

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The weather...

Rainy but quite bright.  Going to be about 15 C today. 

Right now I am...

Listening to Chatterbox playing Temple Run and Squidge playing City Island.  The music is quite annoying. :)


That I STILL haven't cut the grass and now it's raining!

On my reading pile...

Jane Eyre

On my TV...

Last night we watched Number 23 with Jim Carrey.  It's all about something called the 23 Enigma and this chappie who gets obsessed about it.  Apparently, Jim Carrey agreed to do the film as the 23 Enigma is something he is fascinated with.  I think the film was a pile of tosh and very boring.  There's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back! :)

What I found while surfing the net...

I rather like this post from The Moxie Wife: Love for Love's Sake

And this post from my hubby:  Children

On the menu for the week...

I have some tuna steaks, some steak pasties, and some chicken in the freezer...I'll probably do something with those but I haven't made a plan.

On my to-do list...

Mow that grass!!  *shakes fist at clouds n rain*
Do my usual Monday 'home blessing' as FlyLady calls it
Ring the Child Tax Credit people

In the craft basket...

Nothing at the moment

Looking forward to this week...

Time with Gary tonight as the girls are staying at my friend's for a sleepover. :)

Looking around the house...

I can now hear the girls screaming as it has just started to absolutely pelt it down with rain and hailstones and they're trying to fasten up the waterproof cover on the guinea pigs' hutch.  Haha, good timing! LOL

From the camera...

From our friend's camera (Howard Wilkinson):

Chatterbox getting hugs off two little girls at a church kids club

On my prayer list...

Friends of mine who are having family issues
Gary and his health issues and his hospital appointment tomorrow.

Bible verse, devotional...

Here's the verses I'm memorising today (I'm memorising Psalm 91):

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
WhoShall abides under the shadow of the Almighty
I will say of my God the LORD, "He is my refuge and
My fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."
Surely He will shall save you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.  (Psalm 91:1-3)

OK I'm going to check I got that right...not bad, a few small errors. :)

Here's a few devotional thoughts:

On Gratitude:
Waiting till you're happy before you give thanks, is like waiting to be healthy before you take your vitamins ~ Ann Voskamp

On forgiving others:
For a long time I used to think this a silly, straw-splitting distinction: how could you hate what a man did and not hate the man? But years later it occurred to me that there was one man to whom I had been doing this all my life - namely myself. However much I might dislike my own cowardice or conceit or greed, I went on loving myself. There had never been the slightest difficulty about it. In fact the very reason why I hated the things was that I loved the man. Just because I loved myself, I was sorry to find that I was the sort of man who did those things. Consequently, Christianity does not want us to reduce by one atom the hatred we feel for cruelty and treachery. We ought to hate them. Not one word of what we have said about them needs to be unsaid. But it does want us to hate them in the same way in which we hate things in ourselves: being sorry that the man should have done such things, and hoping, if it is anyway possible, that somehow, sometime, somewhere he can be cured and made human again.~ C.S. Lewis

Have a blessed week! Hugs.


  1. Have a great "date night" and I'll be saying a prayer for your hubby.


  2. Adore the photo of Chatterbox...

  3. Have a lovely date night! I don't envy you with ringing the tax credit line I dread having to do that and spending half an hour on hold!

    Have a blessed week! xx

  4. Melissa - isn't it beautiful?

    Naomi - I've still not rung them *stressful* lol

  5. I LOVE the photo of Chatterbox, that is just adorable :)

    I'm so hungry right now that I was reading what you have in the freezer and thinking I would quite like it all at the moment LOL

    Have a wonderful week Sarah :)

  6. Haha, I'm really hungry right this minute!! :)

  7. totally off subject, but I found two of your comments on my blog in the spam. that was weird. I fished them out and approved them. :) thanks for stopping when you can!