Monday, December 30, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday December 31,2019

Wow guys where in the world has the year gone! I feel like I closed my eyes and woke up and it was gone!
2019 has had some very high and some very scary low moments too!
I read a quote one day last week somewhere that said in 2020 I am not making resolutions in 2020! Instead I am gonna take each day as it comes and make it happen!
That is truly how I want to take on 2020.
I want to make each day count to best I can with out any regrets or guilt.
Today I am linking up with lovely Sandra at the Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday.
If you would like to join in one the fun just follow the link below:

The weather: has been insane! It feels more like spring instead of  winter! It felt like 70 around seven this morning! The rest of this week is going to follow that same trend till Sunday. Even then it's only going to in the 50's it's normally way cooler this time of the year! I worry if it doesn't soon get cold our fruit trees will prematurely bloom ruin the fruit crops again this year!
I sure hope not.

Right Now : I am setting her chatting with my daughter as I work on this blog post. I love our morning time talks! I am so blessed I get to be her Mom!

Thinking: I have so much running through my mind! We have a trip next week to West Virginia. This is not a pleasure trip. I am taking my Mom to see her sick sister! I need to pack light but I have a hard time traveling light lol! SO see shall see. I also am getting ready to redo the wall behind my couch so I am thinking about how I would like to do it as well! I am excited! We got My oldest daughter wedding pictures back! Oh my is all I can say!

On My Reading Pile:
I have decided I will read at least one new book a month! It's much needed therapy for my soul! I just ordered a  book by Shelia Walsh.  I am so excited!
On My TV:
I began the be season of The Call Of The midwives! I look forward to starting Outlander and catching up on a few odds and end series I will go back and forth with like Cold Case.

Something fun to share:
For Christmas My sweet hubby got me a fit bit Vera lite. I really wanted so I could keep up with my crazy heart rate! However it has motivated me to try to be up moving more! I don't push if feel really bad. But is it's a so so day I get up and move around! I am super excited for it! I am so excited.

On The Menu You This Week:
Monday: Man which and Tater Tots
Tuesday: Chicken Rice bowls
Wednesday: Pizza
Thursday: Chicken breast broccoli baked potato's
Friday: Blacked fish, herbed rice, great beans

On My To Do List:
I need to go to Walmart and pick up pictures
Run by the thrift store to see about frames
Go pick out a 2020 planner
Take down Christmas decor
Redo wall behind the couch

What am I Sewing or Creating?
I hope to be in working on seeing a Moses basket.
Other than that not much at the moment.The only thing I have done lately is sew Elsie this dress right before Christmas!

Homemaking Tips:
As I take down Christmas I plan to organize each box and label it's contents. Also pack it up by room! I am kinda ready for thing to be back to normal. My tree has been up since Halloween.

Looking Around The House:
Its actually not bad at all! I don't plan to take the tree down till Thursday. I will not do much to the house till then! I am actually considering leaving my snow men out till the last part of February. If I do that it will make the Christmas pack up go quicker.

From The Camera:

One of my daughters wedding pictures! This is one of my favorites of my two girls together on their special day together!

On My Prayer List:
My heart is very heavy for so much! One that is on the top of my list is my sweet Lyric. He has been living with my daughter for the past few months! He was taken from his parents for neglect. Dss informed her their last supervised visitation he we would be returning home soon! This may be good news if we truly knew they had change. However they have told bad shown signs they know their way around the drug test. The living situation is not better and not stable. Please help us pray something happens that alters that return and he gets to stay where he is! He is so loved! I never knew that the role of a grandma could be so wonderful! He has totally stolen my heart and thrives with our family!
Please pray for the family Sandra mentioned in her prayer request who lost their 3 month old baby!
Please pray for my sweet doggy London! London is 10 and is showing her age a little lately. Saturday night she was sleeping with me in my head and I have adjustable bed that I sleep in. It stays at the highest height. London was asleep as was I. When she rolled the wrong way and fell of my bed on to the hardwood floors. She is very very sore, and has sprained her left leg. like I said she is showing her age quite a bit. My daughter is very attached. Please help us pray that  she recovers quickly!
My husband's book will launch globally this month! Pray it sells well more than that pray that the content changes lives!
Last but not least! Please continue to remember me as I battle lupus! It seems each appointment comes with a new issue this disease has caused.
Pray can fight strong!

Bible Verse or Devotional:

Thank you so much for coming by and spending apart of your day with me! I wish you a Happy New Year! Many Blessings ~Shellie 


  1. So, are snowmen Christmas or Winter? My husband and I argue a bit about this every year, LOL! I say winter, by the way. Many prayers to you and your family for a healthy and happy new year!

    1. Well Jean, I believe snowmen are for all winter long! After all it snows through the winter season not at just Christmas! :) Thank you so much for your prayers! I truly appreciate them!

  2. I love how you plan on looking at and dealing with the new year! Sounds like a great way to deal with EVERYTHING in life. Adorable picture of your girls! Have a wonderful new year!

    1. Aww thank you so much!!!I hope 2020 is the best year yet! I hope you and your family have a wonderful year ahead as well!

  3. That book looks very interesting. Great photo to capture too. Happy New Year!

    1. I will let you know how it is when I finish it! Thanks, I am so proud of my girls! Happy New Year too you as well!

  4. I love this and love you my friend! Amber's photos are beautiful, shes' a beautiful girl! You'll have to look me up on fitbit I would love to be fitbit friends! I'm praying for baby Lyric and for all of you in general. Love you so much!

    1. Aww Thank you! I love you mostess! Thank you so very much! I a so very proud of my girls! I will do that I am really loving it! I just have to remind myself of it says I need to move and I am not okay it's okay to ignore it! Thank you for the prayers for Lyric! We love him so much! I hope you and your family has the happiest New Year!

  5. Your daughter looks so happy in her wedding picture - I love it!! You're inspiring me with the talk of redecorating. Taking the time to care about what we see all the time can change everything :) Safe travels!

    1. Thank You Becki! She truly was and is! I am glad I was able to inspire you! I did redo the wall behind my couch I will have take a picture to share when I get the last two frames to hang! Your so right the view we see all the time affects our moods and how we care for ourself and our home! I Happy you have and blessed week

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    1. Thank you for stopping you and sharing the link! I will take the time to listen to your testimony for sure. Thank you for taking the time to share. Hope you have a Happy and Blessed New Year ahead!

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