Monday, September 17, 2018

Homemaker Monday September 17,2018

 Its been such a stressful week and weekend preparing for the arrival of hurricane Florence.
Our state has seen catastrophic flooding.
Our friends at the coast have been affected all the way to the mountains.
I had take my mind off all the things going on around us and thought blogging would be a good way to do it! 
Not to mention I have a half of foot of water in my basement right now! 
 Please pray for the Carolina's the storm maybe ending! The clean up is just beginning!
This morning I am linking up with Sandra at a Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, if you would like to join on the fun follow the link below.

The Weather Today... 
The sun is out this morning... However a flash flood warning just went across my phone! 
Things that make me happy......
Knowing my family is safe... Even when we all aren't together. Just knowing they are safe and warm and sheltered. A storm like we have just experienced makes you beyond thankful for technology!

Books I am reading.....
I am still reading the series Past Forward! I really don't want this series to end.

Whats on my t.v ....
Well I finished The Paradise, I was so sad to realize there would not be another season.
I have picked back up The Call Of the Midwives. Most of my TV time is at night ....

On the menu for dinner tonight...
Hmmm... I honestly have no idea! 
I haven't gotten that far in my mind yet!

On the menu this week...
I am not sure about this either! 
We have spent so much time preparing for the hurricane I have not even thought ahead! 

On my to do list...
Pick up the house
Make a meal plan for the week
Put outdoor furniture back outside
Go to American Girl store with a friend church and her two little girls

In the craft basket...
I have taken advantage of the storm... When my body would cooperate that is! I have about 15 doll outfits cut out ready to be sewn . I have several make orders for Christmas.
Last week week I worked on a new door piece! I loved how it turned out!

No Words Needed favorite photo:

                           T        The two bottom pictures are just below our home

Looking forward to this week.....
This is the week before my next infusion... Normally I have a few doctors appointments the week before... This week I don't, I look forward to having a slow peaceful week and finishing it out with a day with a friend... Life can is short, i have learned to celebrate the little things along with the big things...

Lesson learned over the past few days...
No one is ever going to see the same things the same always. We will all have experienced it differently in some way or another. The important thing is to love one another regardless. Its not worth ruining a relationship over different opinions...

On my mind... 
My sister Laurie... I dreamed about her last night .... I was like she had never died. she looked so beautiful and her laugh... She would have celebrated her birthday next week! She is missed so very much! She took her life 6 yrs ago and two years later her oldest son also took his life. Suicide affects everyone it touches. It has forever changed the ones I love lives forever! Its so important for us to raise awareness. Nothing is never so far gone for hope! Or for a loved one to choose to stay... For our  family there isn't a day that they are not missed and loved.... A day we don't ask what we could have changed or said to make them stay! 
There will forever be a two empty chairs on holidays... No more memories to be made... No more phone calls... no more pictures to take with them.... Forever a broken heart...
If you know someone who is dealing with these thoughts. Please remind them there is always hope! There is always a reason to fight! The is always a reason to stay! 

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses or Inspirational Quotes:

On My Prayer List.....
The states of North and South Carolina.... The hurricane has caused mass destruction across the state. I am praying for some very dear friends who are chosen family. The town where they live and pastor is on the NC coast. It has received quite a bit of flooding! I know Stacy will be traveling back home with her kids later this week! Praying for her traveling graces.
Pray for my Mom, I know next week will be very hard for her!

In Closing....
Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your day with me, I pray your week is blessed! 
~ Prayerfully Yours  Shellie 


  1. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Having gone through Harvey last year which was such a similar storm in the stahliing, hovering and lingering I feel for all of you and pray the waters recede quickly.

    Your lesson learned reminds me of what my aunt used to say that there really is no EVER, ALWAYS or NEVER - things happen and things change, learn to adapt.

    Have a GREAT week.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Your Aunts words were very wise! I just wish everyone would see things that way!
      Hope you have a great week too!

  2. I LOVE your door decoration!!! So so much!! Have so much fun at the American Girl store, I'm praying so hard that it works out for us to go!! Callie has talked about it constantly and I think she's going to get Samantha which would make me happy she's been my favorite for a long time! I love you and I'm praying so hard for you, miss you lots!!!

    1. Thank you! It was really easy and fun to do! Before the end of the week I made Amber one for her door. I really am praying we can go to American girl together! It would be so much fun! She would love Samantha she is a beautiful doll and her story is really good as well! I miss and love you so much my friend!

  3. Glad you are safe in the storm. Hope it ends soon. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister and your nephew. Hope you have a great week.

    1. Thank you so much! Praying you have a great week too!

  4. Flooding and hurricanes are so awful! not much we can do except pray to stay safe. So sad the suicides ((hugs)) to you.
    Have a great week

    1. You are so right, praying is all we can do!
      Praying you have a great week as well!

  5. Keeping you in my prayers! Cute door decor!

  6. Am lifting you, your family, all effected by this hurricane, and all your requests up in my prayers here, Shellie. Love your lesson learned this week and am sorry for the loss of your sister and her son. Am praying peace and comfort over you, your mom, and all those left behind as you approach your sister's birthday. Despite the dark clouds that overshadow you and your family at this time, I wish you great blessings for the week ahead and am leaving you with a BIG (((HUG)))! <3

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca for your prayers! I appreciate them so very much! I am sending you a big hug back my friend! Praying God blesses you with an amazing week ahead!

  7. Nearly a week late - but wanted to stop by. I'm so sorry to hear about your sister and nephew. Those dreams can be so comforting sometimes. I've had both good and bad since my mom died 1-1/2 years ago. So glad your family is safe after Florence! I know there is so much devastation in your area! Praying for a blessed week ahead!


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