Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday - July 15, 2019

Good morning, Dear Ladies! Happy Monday! 💗 

I trust that each and every one of you had a good week last week and that your Monday is off to a great start!

Our week was good here. John finally got his new glasses on Tuesday and, while we were out, we enjoyed a belated birthday lunch with grandson, Isaiah, and granddaughter, Audrey, while in the midst of celebrating her 14th birthday. We also attended her birthday tea party that evening with real cheesecake instead of birthday cake. 💗

Fresh Flowers
Delightful Sweet Treats
A Lovely Table Layout
Granddaughter Audrey on Her 14th Birthday
Homemade Cheesecake

On Thursday granddaughter, Abby, and I enjoyed a belated birthday lunch and ice cream outing. Afterwards, we went and had our pictures taken together in one of those crazy photo booths at the mall. What a hoot and so much fun! 😄

Granddaughter Abby and I Enjoying A Sweet Treat At Sonic

I worked Friday and Saturday. Part of my job is to get out on the prairie and see what's in bloom and, right now, the entire prairie is awash with color! It is absolutely stunning!

On Gayfeather Trail Midst A Sea of Black-eyed Susan
Gayfeather (Blazing Star) Just Starting to Bloom

Rosin Weed Stands Proud and Tall Against Blue Sky and Billowy Clouds
After church on Sunday, John and I enjoyed a quiet afternoon at home, then, took a walk around the neighborhood in the evening. it is...Monday morning and we're off and running into a brand new week! Won't you join me as, I link up with Sandra of Diary of a Stay At Home Mom and all the other lovely ladies that gather there on this week's Happy Homemaker Monday💗

Right now I am...

... finishing up breakfast and enjoying a cup of hot tea while I work on this post.

On the breakfast plate...

... egg, toast, yogurt, and hot tea

The weather...

... 69 degrees, cloudy, and humid with a chance of storms coming up a little later in the morning. The high today is only supposed to be 82 degrees, but we've got another hot week on tap according to the 10-day forecast...

On my reading pile...

I finished Mother Culture by Karen Andreola (good book!) but, in addition to daily scripture reading, I am still working on Interpreting Our Heritage by Freeman Tilden, and Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

On the menu this week...

Monday - Salmon patties, leftover potatoes and green beans, biscuits and gravy 🐟
Tuesday - Spinach and feta turkey burgers on whole wheat flat buns with sweet potato fries and salad 🦃
Wednesday - Roasted chicken breasts, baked potatoes, and oven-roasted carrots and salad 🐓
Thursday - Breakfast for supper (probably French toast, turkey bacon, and orange juice) 🥓
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and steamed broccoli 🐟
Saturday - Turkey burgers and oven fries 🦃
Sunday - Pasta, sauce, meatballs, peas, and homemade French bread 🍝

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - HHM post, plan the week ahead, home blessing, laundry, bedding, budget, bank
- Tuesday - Deep-clean my office (the Van Gogh room) and get it ready to use as a guest bedroom for a couple of nights
- Wednesday - Library programs - 'Ants on Parade' 🐜
- Thursday - Work
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Off work; my friend, Dorothy, arrives for a three-day visit
- Sunday - Church; visit with Dorothy

In the craft basket...

... just keeping up with the temperature afghan and making 'giant ant eyes' for Wednesday's library program

Temperature Afghan
Looking forward to this week...

... spending time with my more-like-family-than-friends friend, Dorothy. We've known each other since 5th grade and have been through a world of thick and thin together. It's been a year since we've seen each other, so it will be good to get caught up with one another again! 💗

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Dorothy and I Last Year At Bass Pro

Something I enjoyed watching this week...

... Bats darting around the darkening sky under a nearly full moon last night. 🦇

From the camera...

Sunflowers In Our Backyard
Scripture passage...

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Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed and beautiful week ahead! And I'll see you next week! 💗

Until Next Time...

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  1. Yum, I love breakfast for dinner... I will definitely be doing tht this week, too! YOUr temps sure are jumping up there this week.. it is hot all over I guess!!!Have a great week!

    1. Seems like, Schotzy! Will be so glad when autumn arrives! Hope your Monday is going well and that your week is off to a great start! Blessings! <3

  2. Sounds like you've had a lot of fun with family and friends - what a great way to spend the summer. I LOVE that Rosin weed, but calling it a weed sounds funny - it's too pretty, but that Blazing Star is gorgeous! Your temperature afghan is looking great too. Have a FANTASTIC week.

    1. I know! I, too, believe that rosin weed is much too pretty to be called a weed, but...who am I? LOL! I would like to know the story behind that! And, yes! The blazing star is absolutely gorgeous and by the end of the week it is going to be spectacular! Hope you're Monday is going well and that the week ahead is phenomenal! Blessings, my friend! <3

  3. Beautiful photo of sunflowers. They are stunning. It sounds like you had a a wonderful time with family. Getting together and celebrating is always fun! Have a great week.

    1. Thanks for stopping in, Monique! I hope your Monday is going well and that your week is off to a great start! Blessings! <3

  4. Fun post. Happy July Birthday to you!!! Mine was Sunday. Hotter than a firecracker here! Blessings,
    d on the prairie

    1. Thanks, Deanna, but my birthday isn't until August. This was my granddaugher, Audrey's, birthday. It's not too bad here today, but it's supposed to be popping back up into the 90's after tomorrow. Yeah! (Not!) LOL! Hope you're week is off to a great start! <3

  5. Washing the bedding is on my list for the week also. Enjoy your time with your friend! Have a great week! I hope you can stop by:


    1. Thanks for stopping in, Colletta! I hope your week is off to a great start!!! <3

  6. We had breakfast for dinner last night. It was so good. Those flowers are just so pretty! You're afghan is coming along so well, I love the colors!

    Have a great week.

    1. Thanks, Felicia! I hope your week is off to a great start! Blessings! <3

  7. Oh my gosh, those little treats with the berries look so good. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Oh my gosh, Kristina, they were! Those were the lemon curd in shortbread-encrusted tarts! THOSE are my favorites! They're so good! I pick the berries off and eat them first. Then, I savor the melt-in-your-mouth sweetness of lemon curd and shortbread. So yummy! Thanks for stopping in! Blessings, Sweet Lady! <3

  8. Ohhhh that bday party look like so much fun...she is a beautiful girl! The Gayfeather is just gorgeous!! What hot week for you!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! It was and she is! And, yes, HOT! I'll be sooooo glad when fall arrives! Blessings, my friend! I hope your week is off to a great start! <3

  9. Thanks for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 2! Shared ♥

    1. Thanks, Dee! Hope your week is going well! Blessings! <3

  10. Your granddaughters are lovely.
    What a fun part of your job- the wildflowers fields are gorgeous.
    You are blessed to have such a BBF- have fun on your visit.

    1. Thanks, Evie! They sure are! :) And, yes, it is a wonderful to live and work on the tallgrass prairies of southwest Missouri...a very unique ecosystem to be sure, and, yes, you're so right! It is such a blessing, to have such a BBF! Thanks for stopping in! Blessings! <3

  11. Hi dearest Rebecca! Looks like it was a lovely bday party for a very lovely lady. 💜
    I always love seeing your landscape there - quite different from my northwoods. I'm always fascinated by the bats here at night too. They eat the mosquitos which is wonderful! But they kind of scare me too. Lol I know they're so important for the environment so I love to see them thriving.
    Blessings on the rest of your week. xo

    1. I'm sorry that I'm just now getting around to responding to this comment, Carrie. It's been a busy week and weekend. Yes, Audrey's party was quite lovely! And, yes, the tallgrass prairie is very different from your beautiful northwoods. VERY different! LOL! There's nothing to be afraid of with the bats. The only reason they swoop so close to our heads is because we attract mosquitoes and that's their food source. And, yes, they are a very important part of our environment! A single bat eats between 6,000 and 8,000 insects each night. Can we even begin to imagine what would happen if there were suddenly no bats? Oh, my!!! :O Have a blessed week ahead, my friend! <3

  12. I love your photos of all the prairie flowers! Cheesecake birthday cake, your granddaughter knows how to do things right. Hope you stayed cool all week and have had a fabulous weekend so far.

    1. LOL! Yes, she does, Jean! Birthday cheesecake is the BEST!!! Yes, thanks to the a/c we've managed to stay cool, but, I can't help it. I'll be so glad when fall gets here! LOL! Have a blessed week ahead, my friend! <3


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