Monday, May 4, 2020

Home Management Monday - May 4, 2020

Good morning, Dear Ladies! 💗 

I hope that you and yours had a nice weekend and that your Monday...this first Monday in off to a great start! 
Our weekend here was great! 🍓

I worked Friday and Saturday. On Friday we discovered that we had two, brand-new, baby bison born at the park (which was really exciting!!!) and I got to spend quite a bit of time out on the prairie hiking and taking pictures. 

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Two New Babies Join the Herd @ Prairie State Park
On Saturday I worked in the nature center most of the day, but accidentally got to interact with a couple of visitors (which, for me, was also really exciting)!!! 😁 I can't wait until things open back up to the point that we can open the nature center! I really miss visiting with our visitors! 😞

The boss brought me this branch of Black Locust to study. It smells
really good (kind of like grape pop). I ended up nature-journaling it.
Both Friday and Saturday evenings were spent at our daughter and son-in-law's visiting with family from out of town and a quiet Sunday was spent at home (other than when we ran out to grab a drink at Casey's and take a short drive). it is...Monday morning and time to jump into a brand new week! 

I didn't get up as early as I had hoped to, but, even with getting up late, my morning work is done and now I am free to sit down and visit with you for a bit. Let's get started on this week's post...shall we?

I awoke to...

... the bedroom curtains fluttering in the morning breeze, birds singing, and sunshine. 🌞

What I'm thinking...

... about the day and week ahead, the impending storms, my to-do list, friends and family members, and how blessed we truly are.

What I'm thankful for...

... my family, baby bison, the irises in my front yard, and God's never-ending mercy, grace, and protection.

Irises Blooming in our Front Yard
On the breakfast plate...

... maple and brown sugar oatmeal with hot tea

The weather...

... It was sunny this morning, then thunderstorms moved in. We had thunder, lightening, and heavy rain for a short time. Right now it is 62 degrees and cloudy, but a second, more severe round of storms are expected this afternoon with chances of tornadoes. The week ahead looks cool and rainy.

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Roast beef, Sue Gregg's cheesy potatoes, and brussel sprouts 
Tuesday - Turkey burgers and oven fries
Wednesday - Oven-roasted chicken breasts, leftover cheesy potatoes, peas and carrots
Thursday - Chili
Friday - Broiled salmon, mashed potatoes, and green beans
Saturday - Dh's night to cook
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

Monday - Complete this post, do my weekly 'home blessing', laundry, pay some bills, clean and organize the Van Gogh room 
🌟🖌🌻🎨  (a.k.a. "my office") I didn't get very far with cleaning it last week, but it has GOT to be done! I can't find anything! 😖
Tuesday - Get the herbs that we picked up last week at the Amish greenhouse in the ground, repot the wave petunia into a hanging basket, continue to work on the Van Gogh room (because I seriously doubt that it will be finished today)
Wednesday - Focus on ministry
Thursday - Relax 
Friday - Work
Saturday - Work
Sunday - Church

On my reading pile...

I haven't decided which book to read next, but am still going week-by-week through Bible Prayer by Kenneth E. Hagin (Bible Study Course) 

From the camera...

Turtle in the Tank @ Work
He's rather reflective. Don't you think?

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 week ahead! Stay close the Lord and stay in His Word!

Until next time...


  1. Your irises are so pretty. Wish I could figure out what I'm doing wrong that mine never want to bloom. Guess they're still mad at me for moving them from one part of the yard to another. What a great turtle photo. Hope you have a wonderful week and a very happy Mother's Day!

    1. How long ago did you move them, Jean? It usually takes a year or two for them to get established and really start showing off. Hope your week is going well. Happy Mother's Day! <3


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