Wednesday Snap Shot

Wednesday Snap Shot is a quick peek into my week.

If you'd like to join in on my Wednesday Snap Shot.. copy and paste my post, add your answers (you can also copy the pic..BUT Please download the picture to your computer first.. do not just directly copy and paste.. otherwise you are using my bandwidth..thank you! :).. link your post to my blog and then come back and let me know you shared your week. I'll come and visit you and read about your homemaking week!! :)

So Far This Week
Wednesday Snap Shot is late today. Hubby and I got up super early and headed into town. We wanted to be first in line to get an oil change and then went to Home Depot, the grocery store, Costco and the bank. We were home before noon, which is great timing considering we live 45 minutes from the city.

Groceries are now unpacked and I have a hot cup of coffee sitting next to me and am ready to roll.

It's great to be back to blogging this week. I wanted to thank all those who left me a comment, here on my blog or on FaceBook, on the loss of my father in law. I so appreciated the thoughts and prayers. It was a busy week and I've only now had time to get back to things online and have not responded yet to everyone.

My father in law was a veteran and was buried at the National Cemetery not to far from our home. It was a very honoring service, not only of his military time (he was Navy), but also of his life. He was 84 years old and will be missed. 

This is a picture of Leanne and Grandpa, taken several years ago..

We had our family Thanksgiving on the Sunday after the holiday. It was wonderful. Of course I always enjoy anytime my family gathers together. It was a great time of lots of food and family fun.

On the actual holiday we celebrated Sierra's birthday. She and her boyfriend, Rex, came and we enjoyed the day together. We put up the tree and had lots of birthday goodies to munch on.

I also got the socks hung up. Even tho I don't fill them anymore it is a precious reminder of Christmases past when all the children where home and the socks were something they loved and looked forward to every Christmas morning. So I continue the tradition by hanging them each year.

On My To-Do List
Grocery shopping has already been marked off my to-do list.

Other then that I need to:

~do 2 loads laundry
~dust the living room
~finish putting up a few Christmas decorations

Projects I'm Working On
I managed to get almost all my Christmas shopping done in the last couple of weeks. So far I've done it all online and all but 1 package has arrived. My next project is to sort and wrap the gifts.

I'm also getting ready to start putting together a few things for gift baskets. Nothing fancy, just a few homemade goodies to give to people who come to visit us. While out grocery shopping I picked up the needed items to start making a few things this weekend.

Today's Weather
Oh it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! :) After so much rain and gray skies it feels like a wonderful blessing to soak up some sunshine.

Today's High, 47 Low, 35

The View from my Deck (or window)
With the sunshine has also come a lot of wind. I need to remember when the weather gets windy like this to put my hair up when I go out. I came home a big mess, ha, ha... :)

What I'm Reading
With all that I've had going on finding time to read has been a challenge but I have made a little progress. I finished Matthew and have started Mark in my Bible reading. I've not been able to get back to Stranger on the Road to Emmaus. This is at the top of my list now.

I was looking for a new classic book to read and started reading Cathcher in the Rye. I have to say I was not enjoying it. The attitude of the book, the language used, etc.. It was just not my style. So, I set the book aside and started reading Pride and Prejudice. I'm about 1/3 of the way through and enjoying it much more.

What I'm Listening To
Hearing my hubby start up the tractor outside and the wind blowing against the house.

Something Frugal I've Done This Week
I took advantage of a few Cyber Monday deals while Christmas shopping online. I found Old Navy had 50% off everything on that day. I was able to get a few gifts for some great deals.

Fitness and Health for the Week
I continue to be excited about my exercising and getting more steps in each week. Some days have not been what I would have wanted, but that was expected with all we have had going on in the last couple weeks. Overall I've been getting 7000 to 10,000 steps more days then not. My goal is to get back to 10,000 steps or more each day. That is where I use to be.

That is all for this week!


  1. What a lovely family gathering:) Everyone looks happy and relaxed, as it should be when our nearest and dearest gather! How grown up your grandchildren are getting! Time flies so fast.
    I agree with your thoughts on Catcher in the Rye....I understand it's considered a modern classic but I don't care for its tone. Pride and Prejudice is a wonderful choice. This and "Persuasion " are my fave Jane Austen novels. I shall be re-reading A Christmas Carol again soon, in preparation for Christmas :)
    Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas,


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