Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Homemaker

Happy Labor Day! This week is my first full week laboring as a waitress at The Delta Cafe and I am getting in the swing of things at home. It has really been helpful and wonderful having some time doing adult things with adult interactions, instead of only baby time with extremely limited adult interactions. I'm loving it! Here's what we have planned this week.

I start the week off with Happy Homemaker Monday, which is a blogger connection hosted by Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Since homemaking is my day job, it makes sense to have a regular update in which I discuss all things homely.






The Weather:
 A week in the low 90s with no rain. I don't know if I should still be bummed about the heat or happy it has gone down a whole ten degrees.

Right Now I Am:
 Writing this blog post on the kitchen table Monday morning with my planner and Mountain Dew before me.

Thinking:
 About what needs to do be done this morning before I go to work: feeding everyone a breakfast, changing the sheets on the bed, calling the doctor's office, getting myself and everyone dressed.

On My Reading Pile:
 Hitler's Blitzkrieg: A Very Brief History

On My TV:
 Breaking Bad

Something Fun to Share:
 Last Saturday, the boys and I went to the Edmond Farmer's Market. You'll see more about that later on this week on Friday, but I wanted to share a link with you to the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15. This is a list of produce that is most contaminated and least contaminated by pesticides and chemicals, released by an environmental watch group. Because we can't afford to buy all of our produce at the Farmer's Market, I use this list to decide what should be bought local and organic. Most often, it is strawberries, celery, potatoes, spinach, and bell peppers.

On the Menu For This Week:
- Hamburger Macaroni
- Manicotti
- Mozzarella Pork and Basil Green Beans
- Shrimp Quesadillas
- Herb Drumsticks and Ocra
- Ribs and Caesar Salad

On My To-Do List:
- deposit check
- post office
- library
- call dr office
- Crest
- finish book and write review
- write okc article

Homemaking Tip:
 While I was searching for a job, I began using a planner to organize all of my papers and make notes. It was so useful that I have continued this process. It is so helpful to have a go-to place for all of the things you need to keep your home going, whether it is a planner, box, desk, or just the front of your refrigerator.

Looking Forward to This Week:
 The boys start daycare on Tuesday! I'm excited for them and a little nervous, as any parent would be when entrusting the care of their children to (qualified) strangers. Fortunately, I've investigated this daycare and think it is a good match for our family.

Looking Around the House:
 Wyatt is swinging in his swing. Owen is sitting on the couch watching Sesame Street and eating blueberries. Clifton is still asleep in bed. There are toys on the floor of the living room and the rest of the blueberries and orange juice on the chairs beside me. 

From the Camera:


On My Prayer List:
 This week, I am praying for my dad and Evelyn, who are visiting friends in the Dominican Republic and the boys, who are starting daycare this week.

Daily Bible Verse:
1 One Sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. 7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 "When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, `Give place to this man,' and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher'; then you  will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." 12 He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your  kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you  be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just." Luke 14: 1,7-14

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