Monday, July 6, 2020

Home Management Monday - July 6, 2020

Good morning, Dear Ones! 💗

I pray that you and yours had a lovely holiday weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start!

Our week here was full. I worked Monday and filled in for a co-worker on Thursday and Friday. The rest of the week was spent shopping and preparing for the 4th, enjoying time with family and friends, and just relaxing.

This year's Independence Day celebration was one of the best EVER! There was a lot of good food, tons of fireworks, lots of fun, and great fellowship with family and friends. It was altogether a lovely holiday!

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Granddaughter Esther
During the course of the evening, we set off two in memory of Gina (6/6/20); the other in memory of Josh (6/19/20). Both passed from this life way too early and neither will ever be forgotten. 💔

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On Sunday we were invited back to our daughter and son-in-law's for another round of fun and fellowship in celebration of grandson, Isaiah's, 9th birthday. 

Grandson Isaiah
Isaiah's other set of grandparents spent the weekend, too, so it was great getting to spend time visiting and catching up with old friends and extended family. 

My Friend, Darla, and I

Little did Darla and I know, when we first met thirty-some-odd-years ago, that God had some awesome plans in the works! We went from co-teaching Bible School and Wednesday night 'Camp-Can-Do' sessions to being mothers-in-law and grandmas together! What a mighty God we serve!

Well, I've got to be heading to work shortly, so I better get right on into this post. 😊

I awoke to...

... cloudy skies and a determination to get up and get going even though I still felt tired and probably could have used some more sleep. 😴

What I'm thinking...

... that, even though it was tons of fun, I'm glad that the holiday weekend is over and, hopefully, things will be in more of a normal routine this week. I ate way too much food over the weekend and didn't walk at all. It's time to get with it!

What I'm thankful for...

... that the garden is finally starting to produce. The tomatoes are loaded and John picked our first zucchini last night. 

Tomato Plants Planted Along South Side of House

The Tomatoes Are Hanging In Bunches Like Grapes
On the breakfast plate...

... fat-free turkey slices, a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, and an egg on toast and watermelon wedges.

The weather...

... hot and humid. Over the weekend we had a couple of major downpours that came out of fast as they came, they left and the sun would be shining. Looks like we might be in for more of the same throughout the foreseeable future.

This week's menu plan...

This week's menus will focus on cleaning up leftovers and fresh foods that need to be eaten as soon as possible. I will freeze what I can, but the rest will be featured at mealtimes...breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacktime.

Monday - Taco salad
Tuesday - Rachel sandwiches with oven-roasted sweet potato fries
Wednesday - Chicken leg quarters, brown rice, and cheesy sauteed zucchini
Thursday - Turkey burgers and oven fries
Friday - Grilled salmon, baked potatoes, and oven-roasted carrots
Saturday - Dh's night to cook
Sunday - Leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

Monday - Work, finish this post
Tuesday - Clean house, do laundry
Wednesday - Get in a good visit with my BFFF and sit with the grands
Thursday - Celebrate granddaughter, Audrey's, birthday 
Friday - Take a family member grocery shopping
Saturday - Work
Sunday - Church

On my reading pile...

Bible Prayer by Kenneth E. Hagin (Bible Study Course) and Night Sky With The Naked Eye by Bob King

From the camera...

Butterfly on Purple-headed Coneflower
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...


  1. Your tomato plants look so green. Ours are turning yellow but producing lots of tomatoes. That picture of the butterfly is great!

    1. Thanks, Susan! Yes, they are very green (of course, we've had a lot of rain this year) and they are loaded with tomatoes! I tried to get pics of a different butterfly today, but, sadly, none of them turned out. Maybe next time! :)


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