Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

On my bedside table:
--Only a candle, alarm clock and lamp since I've decluttered in there! I'm not reading any books at the moment; need to make a trip to the library.
On my TV:
--Probably not much today!

On the menu for tonight:
--We are eating at our usual Monday night meeting. I'm taking leftover coleslaw and corn muffins from yesterday. Easy no-cook day!

On my To Do List:
--laundry
--clip and sort coupons
--childcare
--make a batch of meatballs to freeze


New Recipe I tried last week:
--No new recipes but used leftovers and what I had to create a casserole of sorts one day: a concoction of leftover rice, mixed veggies, cooked and chopped chicken and then topped with cheese and baked. Pretty good! I liked mine with salsa on top for extra flavor!

In the craft basket:
--a new skirt
--need to decide if I'm going to make another baby shower gift

Looking forward to:
--seeing how God will work through me this week


Homemaking Tip for this week:
--Simplify, simplify. I've been on a rampage going through my home trying to see how I can simplify and make my space as user-friendly as possible. I'll be writing a post on this soon.

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
--What Is A No-Spend Month? at Small Notebook.
Favorite photo from last week:
--None this week.

Lesson learned the past few days:
--Ask God. This is an ongoing lesson of course, but one that is so important! I'm learning to ask God about the the little things in daily routine. What does He want me to do next? How would He have me plan my day? What is truly important to Him? This is a small way that I am learning to hear His voice and to know Him.

On my Prayer List:
--my husband
--direction for our family
--families in our fellowship
--that God will show me who I can encourage this week!

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Along with our church fellowship, I've been reading Matthew 8-14 this week. Our main focus chapter was Matthew 10. What jumped out at me in that chapter was verse 30.

Matthew 10:30: "Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered."

God knows and is interested in even the smallest details of our lives.

**Thanks to Sandra for hosting Happy Homemaker Monday!

9 comments:

shopannies said...

care to share that meatball recipe? Please

Jen said...

I've been going through our home as well cleaning out everything and getting rid of stuff we have. Its amazing how fast you collect stuff! Have a great week.

tami said...

simplify- my favorite word!!!

as for the homemade cascade- i make up a bit at a time. i mix 2 tablespoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of baking soda and mix together. then when i do a load i use 1 1/2 - tablespoons-maybe a little- of this mixture. i fill the rinse button with lemon juice.

Mary Ann said...

Shopannies-
I've emailed you the link. I'll also link tot he recipe in this post in case anyone else is interested.

Jen-
Yes, I'm like where does all this stuff come from?! Clearing things out and making more space helps so much!

Tami-
Thanks for the how-to on the Cascade detergent. I'm going to try it!

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Sarah said...

Great post and I am right with you on the simplify your home goal...spring is such a good time to do it. Out with the old and in with nothing new! :)

Have a great day!

Sandra said...

I enjoyed reading your list...it always feels great to declutter doesn't it?

Debbie J. said...

I like the idea of asking God about the small details of your life.

I also liked the "No spend month" at Small Notebook.

shopannies said...

always nice to have to cook supper

Lara Gisela said...

I enjoyed reading your list. Great lesson and I'm also looking forward to reading your post on simplifying.
Blessings