Monday, March 9, 2020

Home Management Monday - March 9, 2020

It's a bit early for lilacs, yes. These were from 2019, but, when I ran
across this picture, I just had to share it again! Aren't they lovely? And lilacs
smell so good! I can't wait until they bloom in 2020! It won't be long! 💜
Greetings, Dear Ones! Happy Monday! 💗

I trust that you and yours had a great week and a lovely weekend! Did you do anything special?

Much of the time spent at home this past week (which wasn't as much as I had hoped for) was spent cleaning and organizing the Van Gogh room (which still isn't finished) and I didn't make it to the kitchen at all (hopefully both of those rooms will get done this week); the rest of the time at home was spent doing extra cooking and baking for the freezer and taking care of odd-and-end miscellaneous jobs here and there that have needed doing for quite some time. 

I worked at Prairie Friday and Saturday; Saturday night we were invited to have supper with our next-to-the-youngest son and his family. We had a great time and I enjoyed playing Apples to Apples (Bible Edition) with the grandchildren!

After church on Sunday we went to Walmart, the Dollar Tree, and stopped to visit with friends and family along the way. 

Who else shops at Dollar Tree? (Or as a couple of the little granddaughters call it "Dollar Treat"? Isn't that cute? And for them it IS a treat...every time! Where else can you get so much for so little???) 😊 They've got great stuff there! I had stopped to pick up cookies for a friend, but, while there, I picked up some new fairies, a gnome with a couple of birdbaths, and a new house to go with them in this year's fairy garden. The grandchildren love discovering the tiny figures nestled here and there among Nana and Papa's flower beds throughout the spring! 🌷

Fairy Garden Supplies From The Dollar Tree 2020 it first Home Management Monday and I'm already side-tracked and rambling! (For those of you who know me personally...imagine that!!!) 😆

What I hope to focus on in Monday posts are much like what I used to do in my morning and evening journal entries years ago, except expanded to fit into more of a weekly format, rather than a daily. Monday posts will focus on the day at hand, as well as, be a tool used to orient myself to the week plans, my to-do list for the week, etc., plus a few extra things thown in just for fun. Beyond that, I have no idea what's next, but I guess we'll figure that out together! 💗

So...for today...

I awoke to...

... gray skies and rain

What I'm thinking...

... I am thinking about the day and week ahead, and am planning my strategy as to how best prioritize it.

What I'm thankful for...

... Oh! For so many things! God's great love, His tender mercies and kindness, His mighty hand of protection, health and healing in every area, for the gorgeous weather that we enjoyed over the weekend, for family, good friends, and that every need is met without fail.

Things that made me smile within the last 24 hours...

... my grandchildren, the pretty yellow daffodils that are blooming out front, and getting in on some of Iditarod coverage!

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The 2020 Iditarod started Sunday afternoon. I was excited to catch part 
of the start from Willow when we returned home Sunday night. 
Go, Lance! Go, Laura! Go, Martin! Go, Mitch! And go, Sean! 
(Those are my five favorite musher picks on the Iditarod Insider!) 💗
On the breakfast plate...

... THM pancakes with fresh blueberries, sugar-free syrup, and a dollop of Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla yogurt and Twining's Irish Breakfast tea

The weather...

... Right now it's 54 degrees with wind and rain. The week ahead looks nice temperature-wise, but with more rain on the way.

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Beef stew, homemade bread (both from the freezer), and salad
Tuesday - Sicilian roast chicken with mashed potatoes, asparagus, and salad
Wedneday - Baked potatoes, steamed veggies, and fresh fruit
Thursday - Turkey burgers, oven-fries, and salad
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and salad
Saturday - Pasta, sauce, meatballs (freezer), homemade bread (freezer), and salad
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

Monday - Complete my weekly "home blessing", do laundry, make a few phone calls, and run errands
Tuesday - Continue working towards getting the Van Gogh room cleaned and organized (the Van Gogh room is my office), get together with my BFFF, and vote in the Missouri Presidential Primary
Wednesday - Finish the Van Gogh room (if not already done), start on the kitchen (take down the glassware and wash the winter dust and grime off of everything before putting it back)
Thursday - Work
Friday - Work (Homeschool Program)
Saturday - Off work; plan to work outside if the weather is nice; otherwise...not sure 
Sunday - Church; spend the day with friends and family

On my reading pile...

Bible Prayer by Kenneth E. Hagin (Bible Study Course) and Iditarod Dreams by Lew Freedman and DeeDee Jonrowe

Paperback Bible Prayer Study Course Book

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From the camera...

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Observed this little guy on our way home from our
son and daughter-in-law's Saturday night. He was busily
washing something in the water in the ditch. 🦝
Scripture verse...

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Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a great, lovely, and productive week ahead!

Until next time...

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  1. Love your new blog!!

  2. Your rain must be heading this way (western NY), it has been a glorious 64* here today, but I see rain will be incoming tomorrow.

    I haven't been to the Dollar store in awhile...oh wait, I jut told a fib, we stopped yesterday after we left the funeral home (paying respects for a friends father who passed on). I didn't go into the store, hubby did, so technically, I didn't visit the Dollar Store wink.

    Have a great week ahead, smiles.

    1. Thanks, Linda! You have a great week ahead, too, and thanks for dropping in! Blessings! :)

  3. Love the lilacs! Dollar Treat, how sweet, my grandbabies liked that store when they were younger too! The fairy garden will be cute! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 10, open March 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. I’d like to invite you to my Themed Linkup 12 for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes, open February 28 to March 10 if you have any appropriate posts.

    1. Thanks YOU, Dee, for dropping in! Yes, Dollar Treat seems to be a big hit among the very young and not so young alike! ;) Blessings for a lovely week ahead!


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