Monday, February 15, 2016

Hello Blog World

Hi! I'm Rowana but my Friends call me Row.

I have been a fan of blogs since about 2009 I even started my own in 2011 mostly to keep track of the blogs I follow. I journal and Love taking photos but as of yet I haven't got posts from pen and paper to my actual blog.

I recently started following a few new blogs like Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at home Mom and want to join in on all the fun. I'm not sure how to add links & photos but I decided to Give it up to the Lord and try again, thought today would be a good day to take the plunge and hit the send button. Here We Go! :::gulp:::

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather..... Clear and Cool 46 degrees

 Right now I am.... Sipping coffee hoping this works

 Thinking.... About my weekend with family. I shopped and went to lunch with hubby, did crafts and watched a movie with daughter, watched same movie with son, played board games, and laughed so hard I cried. (The movie was The Martian. Have you seen it yet? Warning there is some profanity. my kids really wanted to see it so it was one of my "Pick your battle" mom decisions. Glad I did as we really enjoyed it.)

 On my reading pile.... My Bible, Jesus calling, Hannah's list, The fifth wave.

 On my TV..... Bonanza, Emergency, etc. I like old shows. Counting down the days till Fuller House starts on Netflix.

 Favorite blog post last week (mine or other).... All from Afternoon Coffee & Evening Tea

 Something fun to share.... Last night me and my son fell asleep from laughing so hard. We play a game where we try to guess a movie using only quotes. I have the bad habit of falling asleep. So my son says "have you guessed it?" and my reply was "that payless is hardly ever open" then "but that's not my answer" My Son says What? and we both start rolling with laughter. I guess I was half listening, half asleep and dreaming...We laughed until we cried. him more so because of my laugh - When I laugh hard nothing comes out but that wheezing noise like the dog in Wacky Racers or worse I start to snort! well we both fell asleep from laughing so hard. Fun times!

 Blog hopping (newly discovered blog).... Diary of a Stay at home Mom

 On the menu for this week....

M - Lasagna, Green Salad, Garlic bread
T - Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner rolls
W - Baked Chicken, Pasta, Corn, Green Salad
T - Crock Pot Meal: 8 can soup
F - Lent: Cheese Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Refried Beans
S - Pizza & Movie night
S - Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti

 On my to do list....Lunches, Counters, Dust, Windex, Sweep and Laundry! yes that is an exclamation point after laundry, it's just something I've always loved doing. When I was little my parents owned one of those old fashioned washing  machines where you feed the clothes though rollers "wringer"  well one day my little hands went along and I had to reverse the rollers to get them out. Not one finger broke...I guess that's a sign I'd be able to do laundry for the rest of life, So I might as well get used to it. Plus I so enjoy tucking my family into freshly washed sheets and watching them take a big whiff and say Thanks Mom! melts my heart every time.

 In the craft basket....Another coffee filter wreath and Crochet: working on my tension and granny squares.

 Looking forward to this week.... Baking: Banana nut bread and possible trip out of town.

 Looking around the house.... I need to take down Valentines d├ęcor and possibly start decorating for Saint Patrick's day.

 From the camera....

 On my prayer list..... My Fathers Health, my Sister's health and continued progress. for my Niece and Nephews to find God, For My Nephew to find a God Fearing Woman & Attend church. For my SIL's upcoming surgery and reaching her ultimate goal.

 Bible verse, Devotional.... but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
-Joshua 24:15


  1. Late hopping around to different blogs this week but thought I'd stop and say hello anyway. I'd really like to see The Martian, it's on my list. Maybe this weekend if the weather changes (may be too nice to justify sitting inside). Hope your week is going well!

    1. Hi Jean! Thank you so much for stopping by, You are my very first comment : ) I do hope you get to watch The Martian soon, it is a good movie.

  2. Welcome to blogging and HHM. I always find HHM a great way to start the week and get my thoughts in order.

    Sounds like you've had a busy week. BTW I'm curious, what is 8 can soup?

    My oldest friend did the same thing when we were about 5 with her hand in a wringer washer. She didn't break anything either, but there was quite a bit of soft tissue damage. Glad to meet someone else who enjoys doing laundry. I just love a fresh house after the cleaning and laundry!

    1. Hi Tammy, Nice to meet you and Thank you for visiting. I really enjoy HHM I agree it helps get thoughts and week from to a fresh start. 8 can soup is a family favorite, with 8 different "canned" ingredients. I will share recipe.

  3. That story about your son and you is hilarious!!

    1. ha ha thank you he is a mommas boy