Monday, June 22, 2020

Home Management Monday - June 22, 2020

Good Morning, Dear Ones! Happy First Monday of Summer! 

I pray that your week and weekend were good and that the men in your life enjoyed a nice Father's Day. 

Our week here was long. I worked a couple of extra days at work and, with Josh's death, I've spent a lot of time talking with Dorothy on the phone, praying, thinking, and trying to make sense of it all. It's been a very sad week to say the least. 😭

My husband had a nice Father's Day yesterday. He heard from all the kids and was treated to lunch at dd and sil's. We enjoyed a quiet evening at home and went for a walk.

I've got to head for work soon, so I'm going to cut this short and get right on into this week's post.

Morning Reflections in the Creek @ Prairie State Park
I awoke to...

... an early alarm, gray skies, and thoughts of the day ahead.

What I'm thinking...

... about how short life really is and how quickly things can change. Two people gone in eleven days...both young (47 and 25)...both unexpected...both tragic...both completely unnecessary. Don't take relationships for granted. Let people know they're important to you while you can because tomorrow might be too late. 😢

What I'm thankful for...

... my husband, our marriage, and the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us. We probably don't deserve any of it, but God has been overwhelmingly good to us and we thank Him for it! 💓

Queen Anne's Lace

On the breakfast plate...

... fat-free turkey slices, a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, and an egg on toast with hot tea

The weather...

... right now it's 70 degrees and cloudy and we have decent chances for storms this afternoon. The week ahead looks warm and muggy.

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This week's menu plan...

We have a lot going on this week, so I'm not too sure what we'll be doing about evening meals towards the end of the week. We have a lot of leftovers that need to be eaten up in the fridge and freezer and will be concentrating on getting rid of those throughout the week...especially at lunchtime.

Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - Breakfast for supper
Wednesday - Turkey burgers and sweet potato fries
Thursday - ?
Friday - ?
Saturday - ?
Sunday - ?

Black-eyed Susan and Water Parsnip

On my 'to do' list...

Monday - Finish this post, work
Tuesday - Concentrate on kitchen work and food prep
Wednesday - Relax as much as possible and catch up on a few projects around the house
Thursday - Celebrate granddaughter, Esther's, birthday; lead evening hike at Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site
Friday - Clean house, do laundry, celebrate granddaughter, Hannah's, birthday
Saturday - Say good-bye to Josh 😢
Sunday - Church 

Beetles on Spider Milkweed
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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Prairie Wildflowers
Scripture verse...

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...

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry for all your recent losses, it's extra hard when they seem to come out of nowhere. Your photos are gorgeous! Hope you have a great time celebrating those birthdays and enjoy as much of your week as you can.


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