Monday, June 15, 2020

Home Management Monday - June 15, 2020

Good Morning, Dear Ones! It's Monday! 💗

How was your week and weekend? 

The week and weekend here was kind of...blah. I worked at the park on Monday and Saturday. On Tuesday we got the car inspected and licensed for two more years and went grocery shopping. The rest of the week was spent working around the place, walking, and practicing photography with the digital camera...which I greatly enjoy! 📷

Sunflower Growing on the Back Porch
Other than that...there's just not a whole lot to say, so let's get right on into this week's post, shall we?

I awoke to...

... concerns about the electricity being out in the Van Gogh room (a.k.a. "my office"). I discovered it after getting in last night. I flipped the breakers and it made no difference, so who knows what the problem could be. We will have to deal with that after I get past today and tomorrow. Drats! And double drats! 😒 

What I'm thinking...

... about friends and family and all the sadness and civil unrest that is going on in our nation right now. An autopsy revealed that Gina's death last weekend was the result of an interaction with the medication in her nebulizer combined with underlying health conditions. Plus, we got word of the first cases of COVID-19 in our county this week. As of last night there were seven of them, and, while the symptoms in the cases we know about aren't nearly as bad as what they say they should be, please be in prayer over the individuals that have been diagnosed and their families. Thank you! 

 What I'm thankful for...

... the peace of God that surpasses all understanding even in the most difficult and trying of circumstances.

Fresh Basil 
On the breakfast plate...

... Fat-free ham slices, egg, and a Laughing Cow cheese wedge on toast, fresh fruit, and hot tea

The weather...

... We got a bit of relief from the heat mid-week last week (we were actually able to shut the AC for a couple of nights), but it doesn't look like we're going to be that fortunate this week. At the moment, it's 70 degrees and sunny and the high today (and every day this week) is supposed to top out around 90. It it weren't for the humidity it wouldn't be so bad.

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Ants on Water Parsnip in Front of the Cherry Tree
This week's menu plan...

Monday - Turkey burgers, oven fries, and fresh fruit
Tuesday -  Breakfast for supper
Wednesday - Oven-roasted chicken breasts, baked potatoes, and corn
Thursday - Baked ham, sweet potatoes, and green beans
Friday - 
Broiled salmon, baked potatoes, and oven-roasted carrots
Saturday - Tortellini, sauce, turkey meatballs, and homemade French bread
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

Monday - Finish this post, figure the mid-month budget, go to the bank and post office, work
Tuesday - Work
Wednesday - ?
Thursday - ?
Friday - Clean house and do laundry
Saturday - Enjoy the first day of summer
Sunday - Church, wish my dh, sons, and son-in-law a Happy Father's Day

Lemon Balm Growing in Our Garden
On my reading pile...

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

From the camera...

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Beetle on Coneflower
Scripture verse...

Pin on Bible verses

Well, 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...

P.S. - Happy First Day of Summer on Saturday and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there on Sunday!

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  1. Great macro shots! Um, you can just keep those beetles down there, okay? So far...haven't seen any here. Hoping my luck holds. Your photos do make me want to get out my camera some more. Hope you have a better week!

    1. Thanks, Jean! Yes, I know...I figured out that they are those darn invasive Japanese beetles. Not good! :/ I always enjoy your photos, so, yes! By all means, get that camera out more often and get to shooting! I cannot wait for the day for us to hike Bethany Falls Trail together with cameras in hand! What a treat that will be! Blessings, my friend! Have a great week! <3

  2. I always enjoy your pictures. Does the lemon balm smelly lemony? Sorry about the loss of your friend.

    1. Thanks, Susan! :) Yes, the lemon balm does smell and taste lemony. I hope to do a post about it soon and share more about it and ways to use it. It's a really nice herbal plant! Hope you're having a great week! Blessings! <3

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