Monday, August 17, 2020

Master List and Menu Monday - August 17, 2020

Good morning, Everyone! 💗

How was your week and weekend?

Our week was busy and full here. In fact, for the most part, I've been on a dead run since last we visited a week ago.

Amanda arrived late Monday evening; early Tuesday morning she and I headed to Springfield where we enjoyed shopping at Bass Pro, lunch at Hemingway's, and going through Wonders of Wildlife and the National Aquarium. It was a lot of fun!

Me and Our Youngest Daughter, Amanda, At Bass Pro

On Wednesday Amber treated us to a special birthday lunch and home spa party where we enjoyed home-concocted facials and sugar-scrubbed foot treatments. Our son-in-law's 99-year-old great-grandma joined us and she is a hoot! We had so much fun listening to her stories and hearing about some of her many antics! After the spa treatments we enjoyed homemade banana splits. Yum! 😋

Granddaughter, Kira, Is A-Okay With This Spa Stuff 😆

Wednesday night our youngest son and his family, and one of my cousins, joined us for an evening of entertainment and stargazing. Amanda and Nicole and I laid out in the yard on blankets and watched the Perseid's meteor shower for a while and, I'm happy to say, we weren't disappointed! We saw several really lovely meteors!

Perseid's Meteor Shower 2020 

Amanda left on Thursday and on Friday (in celebration of my birthday and her return to school as a teacher this week) a friend from work and her sister invited me to join them for a picnic lunch at a local park. It was a lot of fun and it was nice visiting with them. I will miss Claudia at work, though...especially on Mondays. 😞

I worked Saturday and, last night, we were invited to our next-to-the-youngest son and dil's for supper. While there, we celebrated our granddaughter's 15th birthday, which is today. 

We did a little geocaching throughout the week, too, which is sooooo much fun! 

Now it's Monday and it's time to go to get to work. Let's get started on this week's master list and menu plan, shall we?

This Week's Master To-Do List...

- clean house 🏡
- pick and put up garden produce (tomatoes, green beans, green peppers, and banana peppers) 🍅
- work 💲
- clean out the fridge 🍗🥬🍉
- do laundry 👚
- get together with my BFFF 👩
- make bread 🥖
- shop the Amish and Mennonite stores north of us 🛒
- lead an evening hike at the park 🥾
- write and mail 'thank you' notes 
- do some planning 📔
- write a few blog posts 💻
- read 📖
- do a little geocaching (if we get the time and opportunity) 🧭
- walk daily 👟

This Week's Menus...

Monday - Breakfast for supper 🥓
Tuesday - 
Oven-roasted chicken breasts, baked potatoes, cottage cheese, sliced tomatoes and green beans 🐔
Wednesday - ? 
Thursday - Turkey burgers and oven fries 🍔
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked potatoes, cottage cheese, and brussel sprouts 🐟
Saturday - Pasta, sauce, and homemade bread 🍝
Sunday - Leftovers

Well, Ladies, that's it for this time! I pray that all is well with you and yours and that you have a blessed week ahead!

Until next time...

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  1. Sounds like you had a fantastic week last week! Going to have to look into the geocaching thing a bit more. Do you just use your phone? Have a great week!

    1. I did, Jean! And, yes! Geocaching is so much fun! Yes, I just use my phone. You have a great week, too! 😊

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun. I've wondered about Geocaching. Do you have to have special equipment?

    1. Just my phone and then I bought some little trinkets at the Dollar Tree to leave in some of the bigger caches in the event I take something. It's a lot of fun! Maybe we can go together sometime! <3


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