Monday, June 1, 2020

Home Management Monday - June 1, 2020

Good Morning, Dear Ones! Happy Monday! 💗

How is everyone? And how was your week and weekend?

Our week was good here. Our youngest daughter made it down Tuesday night and stayed in town through Thursday morning. We hadn't seen her since early December, so it was was nice to catch up with one another a bit. While she was here we watched a movie, took a country drive, visited with family, and just enjoyed being together. I'm already looking forward to our next visit! 😄

I worked Friday and Saturday, Sunday morning was church, then, in the afternoon, I piddled with a few things around the house...the biggest one being, after living in this house for nearly four years, trimming back my dad's philodendrons. ✂ They were, literally, taking over the livingroom! 

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Freshly Trimmed Philodendron
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Freshly Trimmed Philodendron
I took lots of cuttings and, if all goes well, I should have dozens of new starts in few weeks. If anyone close by would like one, let me know and I'll put you on the list to receive one (or more). 

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Dozens of New Starts For Anyone Who Would Like One
What Was Left After Trimming and Taking Cuttings

Enough about that! Let's move on into this week's post, shall we?

I awoke to...

... thoughts of the day and a mental 'to do' list.

What I'm thinking...

... about the civil unrest that's going on in our nation right now. It's the 1960's all over again.

Race Riots in Kansas City 1968
#BlackLivesMatter Protesters in Kansas City 2020
My heart hurts for what happened to George Floyd, for his family, and for all those that lack peace and understanding on both sides. Two wrongs never make a right and, from what I've learned about George Floyd, he would be sickened by all of this. What we see going on in the natural is merely a reflection of what's going on in the spiritual, and, folks, there is a battle royal going on out there! My prayer is that spiritual eyes and ears would be open to the truth in these end of days in which we live. This is all so senseless and absolutely heartbreaking! 😭

I'm also thinking that this might be my last 'Home Management Monday' post. We have a new manager at work and he needs a secretary...which is what I was originally hired for in the first place. But that, along with the fact that COVID-19 has virtually ended all indoor programs at the park for 2020 (no school programs, no library programs...Dana will still be doing bison number of people, of course...and I will be doing some wildflower hikes and evening strolls this summer), but, at least, until things straighten out and get back to normal, I will be taking on more administrative duties. 

This is not a bad thing at all and, even in the midst of change, I won't be giving up interpretation. It's all good and I'm happy to serve wherever needed. The only thing is...I won't be spending my Mondays at home putting out this post. I'm not sure how I'm going to work it out just yet and it might take me a while, but I'll figure it out. I can either work on the post over the weekend and have it ready to go early Monday morning before I leave...maybe...or I can just switch my days and post later in the week? At this point, I'm really not sure. I'm simply going to wait, see how it goes, and take it from there.

What I'm thankful for...

... to have a job and bosses that are willing to keep me on payroll during a tough time when so many have lost their jobs. 

On the breakfast plate...

... cottage cheese on toast and stevia-sweetened strawberries with hot tea

The weather...

... Right now it's beautiful...73 degrees and sunny! 🌞 The expected high today is 82, but, after this, it looks like we'll be heating up...mid- to upper-80's and on up into the 90's for the rest of the week with slight chances for rain almost every day. 

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Chicken and black bean tostadas
Tuesday - Grilled beef burgers with sweet potato fries
Wednesday - Stuffed pepper casserole with beets
Thursday - Breakfast for supper
Friday - Homemade pizza
Saturday - Dh's night to cook
Sunday - Leftovers

A Pretty Yard Ornament
A Gift From Our DIL
On my 'to do' list...

Monday - Complete this post, clean house, do laundry, go to post office, clean

vacuum cleaner filters, box fan grates, and blades, oil fan motors
Tuesday - Figure June budget and bills
Wednesday - Go to the bank, pay bills
Thursday - ?
Friday - Work
Saturday - Work
Sunday - Church

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Baby Bison @ Prairie State Park
On my reading pile...

Bible Prayer by Kenneth E. Hagin (Bible Study Course) and Discover Nature 'Close to Home' by Elizabeth P. Lawlor

Discover Nature Close to Home: Things to Know and Things to Do by ...
Discover Nature Close To Home
by Elizabeth P. Lawlor
From the camera...
A Prairie Oasis Created From A Buffalo Wallow
Scripture verse...

Elisha Captures The Blinded Arameans | Christian Forums

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

Until next time...

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  1. Hi Rebecca. I noticed Liberal, MO. on this post I grew up in Liberal, KS!!! Okay...moving right along. Blessings to you. d

    1. Hey, Deanna! Good to hear from you! Yes, people often get confused and think I'm talking about Liberal, Kansas, but nope! It's Missouri! As the crow flies, though, we're less than five miles from the Missouri/Kansas border. :) Thanks for dropping in and commenting today! Blessings! <3


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