Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Monday!

I have been fighting with a flare up of my chronic sinusitis and strep throat these past few weeks, as well as being busy with life, and am glad to get back into the routine of blogging.

Today I am linking up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom, for Happy Homemaker Monday.
d75a58b8dc30a275bb0ae1e281fdd130The Weather…

Although we had a winter’s day last week whereby we had to don track pants, singlets, skivvy’s and jumpers, this week we are back in our shorts and tank tops again. Today it is warm, but not overbearingly so.

On My Reading Pile…

I have just finished reading “Australian Midwives” by Paula Heelan, which I found interesting. Having lived in remote locations for most of my life, and having worked and used the services of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, I found some of her writing to be rather…political shall we say. Otherwise an okay read. It is a library book, and not one I would consider paying money for.

Currently reading a book called “Life Magic” by Ruth Ostrow. I would never have even picked this book up, based on the title and cover, but a friend gifted it to me, and seriously, I am loving it!

To be read…”Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch, “The Book of Forgiving” by Desmond Tutu, “The Tastes of Ayurveda” by Amrita Sondhi, and “Why Aren’t We Dead Yet?” by Idan Ben-Barak.

On My TV…

Very little this week, I have been heading to bed so early, and on the rare occasions that I am awake late, there has not been much to tempt me on TV.

On My Plate For Dinner Tonight…

Grilled fish with steamed vegetables.

On The Menu This Week…

Tuesday: Steamed vegetables with cheese sauce.

Wednesday: Spaghetti bolognaise with homemade garlic bread.

Thursday: Toad in the Hole with steamed vegetables.

Friday: Grilled fish with steamed vegetables.

Saturday: If It’s (If it is there you can have it).

Sunday: Meatloaf with steamed vegetables.

On My To Do List…

Clean the fans in the kitchen, lounge room, and bedrooms.

Dust bedrooms.

Edit manuscript.

Post Lisa’s birthday card.

Buy a fat quarter for my Aunt’s 60th birthday quilt (each person she knows is providing one and she is going to stitch it all up together).

Mail Aunty Meg’s birthday package.

Collect, wash and install the two baby carriers.

Make a shopping list of items I still need for my newest foster babies (twins!).

Trim the bougainvillea.

In The Craft Basket…

Finish cutting out quilt pieces.

Make flip book for the Museum of letters.

Looking Around My House…

I am content.

From My Camera…

Photo’s from our portrait session a few weeks ago. Gosh Wyatt has grown!

And some yummy coconut ice Easter eggs that we make every year. The recipe will be on the blog tomorrow.
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My Simple Pleasure…

Every afternoon I lay down for ten minutes, just long enough for me to refocus on the tasks I still need to accomplish, and recharge my energy.

Favourite Quote…

Just because they could not love you, does not mean that you are unlovable.


  1. Rebecca Knox

    Oooo…strep throat is not fun! Am praying health and healing over you right now. Love the idea of everyone making a quilt block and your aunt sewing them all together for her birthday quilt and the coconut ice eggs look fun! Will have to check that recipe out when you get it up. Have a great week ahead and I hope that you’re feeling better right away! Blessings!

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  2. Lucie

    Great pictures. I love the idea of the quilt where everyone provides a piece of fabric! 2 new babies? wow you are in for alot. I’m sure it’ll be TONS of fun. Have a great week

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  3. Shellie Almond

    I enjoyed stopping by! you have beautiful kids! How exciting to foster twins! I pray they are lots of fun and you can be a blessing and a huge impact on their life! I loved your quote at the end!!! I pray you have a blessed week and Happy Easter!

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  4. Felicia

    I love that content feeling, everything’s always so peaceful then.

    Beautiful pictures of your family, love the smiles.

    Have a wonderful week and a happy Easter.

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  5. diarysahms

    Love the pics 🙂 I’m sorry your sinus has been bugging you, I have sinus issues too and it’s so frustrating. Hope you feel better. The eggs look quite interesting, I thought they were real hard boiled eggs.

    Have a wonderful week 🙂

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