Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ April 22, 2019

I am a little late getting started today! I am moving like a sloth on benadryl lol. However slow I am I am trying to make sure each day I meet a goal! Well today's goal is blogging! So here goes nothing...
What a blessed week we have had! All things considering Easter week was filled with revelations and blessings.
We had a beautiful service at church yesterday. It was my first Sunday to return to Children's Ministry. I am not sure who was more excited to see one another me or the kids!?! I taught the Easter lesson and everyone else handled everything else! I am learning to navigate this new life of mine! My wheelchair and walker are my new best friends and make getting around much easier. All though I hope this temporary if it is not, I came to realization it will be okay. 
Anyways I am joining up with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday over at a Diary of a Stay at Home Mom! It's a wonderful link up! An amazing way to meet and make some amazing blogger friends! If you would like to join in on the fun follow the link below:

What's on my plate and what am I wearing?
I started the morning off with a wonderful cup of coffee. I choose to eat a bowl cereal this morning. I just wasn't very hungry....
I decided since I was going to be hanging out at home all day and my lupus body has had it lol! I choose a pair of comfy pjs. some floral stretchy capri's with a robin egg blue flowy shirt to match!
Weather ~ We are expecting beautiful weather this week! I am so excited for the warmer weather!
Monday ~ 73/51
Tuesday~ 82/59
Wednesday~ 82/62
Thursday~ 81/62
Friday~ 73 storms /53
Saturday~ 73/53
Sunday~ 77/53

As I look out my window~
The sun is shining and it is a beautiful spring day out today! All of creation seems to be in bloom and my heart is so happy! The birds are playfully playing on my porch!I love spring! It is like all of creation is waking up for the very first time!

On my Bedside Table~
My lamp,diffuser, Bible, prayer journal, medicine cups for nightly around the clock pain control, my little dish that holds my chapstick, pen, inhaler, and last but not least a bottle of water!

On My Reading Pile~ 
I am still working my way through my new study What Happens When Women Walk In Faith for devotion time! We were in walmart earlier in the week and my daughter was looking for a new book to read and my husband was just looking around I noticed he had picked up a book and was reading the back. Which was odd unless its ministry related he isn't a huge reader. He handed the book and said there is only one of these books and I am pretty sure this copy is yours. So I read the back and couldn't agree more! So after a nap today ! I plan to begin this book.
I will have to let you guys know my thoughts when I finish it!

My Goals For This Week:
~Straighten up the kitchen cabinets with my daughters help
I can not do it by myself and I know that!

~Pack for Women Of Joy so I am not overwhelmed with it next week.

~Work on my blogs

~Try to walk a little more each day with my walker

-Jazz up my wheelchair ! I am determined if I an going to ride in it I am going to have fun with it lol!

~Try to help clean house 

In the craft basket~
The same as last week! I am slowly trying to paint the American Girl Doll air dry clay food I had made before I went in the hospital! I also am planning to paint a flamingo on the back of my wheelchair for women of joy with a cute saying! I recently also had to get a walker. So I thought I would deck it out in feather boas ! I have always loved to just be me and have a good time ! So I am determined to find joy through this new me!

Happening this week~
~ Lots of resting this weekend really took it out of this girl

~I have appointment with the lung specialist on Wednesday.
I had to reschedule it last week...

~Our church is having SpringFest a huge festival with entertainment, craft vendors, food, and so much more! It was rescheduled for this Saturday after being rained out 2 weeks ago.

Looking around the house ~
It's not bad all things considered... My youngest and I plan to try to clean good later in the week when I feel a little better! Worse comes to worse we will take care of it next week!

From the camera ~
I have a few favorites this week I want to share !
             I am so blessed to have such an amazing family!
              My Roses are In full bloom and they are beautiful!
                   My youngest made this adorable cake !
           One of my adopted daughters at church painted me                               this adorable bunny picture I love it !

This picture was one of my favorites on my camera roll! This is on my husband's grandma's tea table in our living room!

Simple Pleasure~
Spending time with those I love and reflecting on things that matter most!
Easter is my favorite time the year! It is a real reminder of what Jesus has done for me !!! I am thankful for that gift ! 

Favorite Bible Verse or Quote~

Praise Reports and Prayer Request~

Praise !
Thank you all who prayed for my daughter last week as she went to have a place on her breast checked! It came back as normal fibrosis tissue!!!! Thank you so much for all of you who prayed for her ! I know she was scared!

Prayer Request~
Please continue to pray for me! I have began walking around the house with a walker! I am still very limited to what I am able to do! I have already paid to a conference with the ladies of our church next week pray I can do this and the trip for everyone goes well.

My oldest and her boyfriend were in a car accident yesterday! Thankfully for the most part everyone is okay, However she has a pretty nasty bump on her head and she didn't go to the ER to have it checked. She lives on her own now so you know us Moms we worry! 

Continue to pray for my friend who's family who is in the ministry but is in transition. its hard to leave a church and wait for what's next. Help me pray God continues to prepare them for what's next.

In Closing~
I can not thank you enough for stopping by and sharing apart of your day with me! I am praying God blesses you and your family this week! Blessings~Shellie


  1. Love TD Jakes!! Beautiful photos! Have a great Monday!

    1. The book has been amazing so far! Thank you for stopping by have a great week!

  2. I enjoyed reading your post. I love your attitude towards your challenges - it will be one of your best friends as you cope with your LUPUS. I'm here to tell you there is life on the other side, you just have to find what works for you! Loved your pictures too. Have a GREAT week.

    1. Thak you so much for the encourgement! I am trying to find the new balance! I hope you have a great week as well!

  3. Your positive attitude shines through in your post. Wonderful photos, I really like the family one, you have a beautiful family. Hope you have an amazing week!

    1. Thank you so much ! I am trying to find joy in the journey! Thank you for stoppig by have a great week!

  4. I LOVE TD Jakes and have heard amazing things about that book, you'll have to let us know how it is.

    Hope you have a blessed week :)

    1. I am a couple of chapters in and so far it is amazing! It is for sure a must read! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

  5. I was really slow Monday too, did more chores than normal in hopes to just stay awake but still ended up taking a two hour nap. I haven't read anything by TD Jakes in years but always enjoyed his books. He's so inspiring.

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Naps are sometimes the very best medicine even when we don't know we need one! I love T.D Jakes! This book has been one of my favorites for sure though! Sorry I am just now replying! My week last week ended hard lol! I hope you have a great week!

  6. What a beautiful family you have. I love the way you go about making the best of everything. Tell your daughter she made a beautiful cake and I bet it was good too! Have a great week

    1. I am sorry I am just now replying to your sweet poat! Thank you so much! I have tried very hard to stay positive through this process! My daughter said to tell you thankyou! I was very good! I hope you have a wonderful week!


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