Saturday, October 3, 2020

Happy Homemaker In Texas

 Welcome to Happy Homemaker in Texas the day I join Sandra at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom for the party. Sandra provides the prompts.  I add a few of my own.

The Weather . . . More gorgeous Fall days.  Upper 70's in the morning and mid 80's in the afternoons.  Perfect for outdoor play.

Outside my window . .  Today I am writing in the studio on my writing/journaling space.  I have a peaceful view this morning of my lovely Yellow/Red Cannas in the front bed.

On the breakfast plate . . . I had a package of Blueberry Muffins. 

The Cowboy was excited when I brought them home.  He ate 4 of the 6.

This morning I am feeling . . . Rested and Accomplished. Rested because I tried sleeping on the pull-out in my Studio.   The Cowboy has not been sleeping well so I gave him 'space'.  I feel accomplished because I have already run the dishwasher.  Put Pinto's on the stove (remembered to soak last night) and baked Muffins.

On my mind . . . President Trump praying for his health.

I just finished reading . . .

This was a really good read.  One of those you can't put down.  I'll posting a review in a few days.

Just finished listening to . . .

I received an invite from author Sara Rossett to be one of the first to try the Book Funnel App and Audio version of the book.  I really enjoyed this book and I love the series. 

On the reading pile . . .

An offer from the author

A couple on tour with Great Escapes

On the menu . . .  Serving the meals I plan are still a struggle.  It has been better the last few days.  I am learning to adapt what I plan. 

Monday  Kielbasa, L/O Pinto's Fried Potato's and something a bit O Green maybe a Spinach w/ Ranch appetizer

Taco Tuesday Always easy and a Family Favorite.  Why do I stress about this?

Wednesday Chicken Pot Pie and hopefully a Salad

Thursday Spaghetti with Meat Sauce from L/O Taco meat, Salad and Garlic Bread

Friday Beef? Maybe  I can find Steak on sale this week.  If not I have Mussels and Soft Shell Crab in the freezer.

In the studio . . . One of my FB groups offered some fun Fall SWAPs Fall theme Fabric,Lace,Fiber Tassels with dangles. 

We are required to post a Sneak Peek.  I pulled these fabrics for the Journal Page as my inspiration. 

For the Tassels I pulled several trims and some fabric I will cut into strips.

I also need to repair my daughters quilt

Some of the applique is coming unstitched from the many, many times she's washed the quilt.  That is another entire post topic.
It is a King Size Quilt that I completely quilted a few years ago  on this $125.00 Brother Machine purchased at Walmart. 

To relax/ have fun the week . . . I have a few ideas to get the Cowboy out and about.  Maybe go to the lake with dogs.  Go to Grapevine and wander shops or go to the Pumpkin Patch.  It is a favorite place to go with our Grandson.

In the garden . . . Prepping a few new beds.  My sister is sending me Perennial Sun Flowers.  I am so excited I never heard of the them!   I am still getting a hand full of Okra every few days.  I may have enough for a small batch soon.  The Cucumbers got rejuvenated after rain few weeks ago but I think the are about done.  I will be pulling out the vines and prepping the bed for something else  maybe some Spinach.  

I have Kale growing in a pot on the front porch and Collard Greens that I need to get into another pot.

I hope I can find some Ornamental Cabbage or something pretty for the porch  pots.  I've been looking but the affordable places near me don't have much stock any more.  Things have changed.  

On the t.v. I don't watch t.v. that is Cowboys thing.  We do watch cooking shows for a bit in the evening but every channel has Halloween stuff and I am not interested.  I have been watching videos on my phone some when I need a few minutes to rest.  I like gardening videos and I am learning a lot!  I have found some cooking videos I like  here is my play list . . .

The Hillbilly Kitchen Down Home Cooking                                Appalachian Cooking with Brenda                                               Collard Valley Cooks

From the camera

Scripture I will be writing this month with my FB group.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you found Encouragement and Inspiration here and a little bit of fun.

Have A Blessed Week

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Beth Watson said...

The colors in your quilt are gorgeous!! I'd love for you to share over at our weekly Wednesday Creative Crafts Linky Party
Have a great week!
Creatively, Beth

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Jean said...

Oh, I've never heard of perennial sunflowers either. That's exciting. Of course, I do wonder if they are only perennial if you live far enough south? Probably too cold up here but I'll be anxious to hear about how you fare with them. Hope you have a wonderful week!