Monday, April 20, 2020

Home Management Monday - April 20, 2020

Good morning, Dear Ones! 💗 Happy Monday! 

I trust that you and yours had a lovely weekend and that you are up and at 'em, ready to start the day, and are serving the Lord with gladness on this beautiful April morning!

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Purple Iris Blooming In Our Yard
We had a good week here. We accomplished a lot around the place and I went back to work on Friday and Saturday. The nature center and campground are still closed (and will be through May 3rd, at this point), but there are still things to do and work on. 

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The Nature Center in Happier Times
June 2019
It's strange being in the nature center now with the doors locked and the shades drawn. Will be so glad when things open up and we can unlock those doors. I miss meeting new people and talking with visitors!

I awoke to...

... Thoughts of the day, gray skies, and rain.

What I'm thinking...

... about my dad and Uncle Melvin. Had he still been with us, today would have been my dad's 86th birthday; it is also the four-year anniversary of my Uncle Melvin's death. In life Dad and Uncle Melvin were so close; only eight days separated them in death. I love and miss them both! What characters they were! 

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Happy Birthday in heaven, Dad! I love you! 💗
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Uncle Melvin (on left) and My Dad (on right)
What I'm thankful for...

... For the fact that my dad was my dad and for the years that I had with him. He was quite a guy! Not wealthy, nor well-educated, by the world's standards, but, in reality, he was one of the richest and smartest men that I've ever known. I am truly blessed to have been born his daughter. 💗

On the breakfast plate...

... maple and brown sugar oatmeal and a cup of hot tea

The weather...

... Right now it's 54 degrees and rainy, but the high today is supposed to reach 72 degrees. There are chances of rain throughout the day, but by late afternoon and into the evening it is supposed to be sunny and clear. The week ahead doesn't look bad at all! 🌞

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Ham, biscuits and gravy, and fried potatoes
Tuesday - Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, salad, and homemade French bread
Wednesday -  Turkey Italian sausage, Sue Gregg's cheesy potatoes, and green beans
Thursday - Stuffed pepper casserole and brussel sprouts
Friday - Broiled salmon, oven-roasted potatoes, and oven-roasted carrots
Saturday - Pasta, sauce, turkey meatballs, salad, and homemade French bread (freezer)
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

Monday - Complete this post, my weekly 'home blessing', laundry, wash bedding, wash bedroom and bathroom curtains, wash bedroom and bathroom windows
Tuesday - Work outside; go through a packed tote or two
Wednesday - Deep clean kitchen
Thursday - Just take it, crochet, watch "Little House" reruns, etc.
Friday - Work
Saturday - Work
Sunday - Church

On my reading pile...

Bible Prayer by Kenneth E. Hagin (Bible Study Course) and Iditarod Dreams by Lew Freedman and Deedee Jonrowe (had misplaced this book for a while, but found it this past week) 😄

From the camera...

My husband and I took a hike on the prairie yesterday afternoon and everything
was so lovely! We saw the bison herd and lots of early spring flowers.
 Blue-Eyed Grass
One of my favorites of the early spring flowers that grow on the tall-grass
 prairies of southwest Missouri. It's so pretty!
Scripture verse...

Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a great week ahead! Stay close the Lord and stay in His Word!

Until next time...

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  1. What a lovely blog post. Your blog background is stunningly
    beautiful.....takes your breathe away beautiful. Enjoyed all
    your photos and writings.
    Blessings, Nellie

    1. Thank you, Nellie! I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping in! Blessings!


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