Monday, March 22, 2021

Master To Do List and Menu Plan Monday - March 22, 2021

Greetings, Dear One! Happy First Monday of Spring! 🌷


How was your week and weekend?

Our week and weekend here were good. I worked on Monday. Our youngest daughter and her family arrived Tuesday evening for our annual gatherin' o' the clan on the 17th. Since they weren't going to be able to make it over on Wednesday, our next-to-the-youngest son and his family came over to visit Tuesday evening, as well.

St. Patty's Day Flowers

By noon on Wednesday most of the clan had gathered for our traditional feast of corned beef and cabbage with baked potatoes and Emerald Isle Cake. Most of the clan stayed and visited through supper. John and I were tired by the time everyone left, but we greatly enjoyed getting together with everyone...especially after having to cancel it last year due to COVID! 🍀

 The Littlest Leprechaun at This Year's Gatherin' O' the Clan

Thursday and Friday were spent working around the place and running errands. Then, I worked again on Saturday. It was a beautiful first day of spring!

A Trout Lily
Blooming at Prairie State Park on the First Day of Spring

Now, it's time to get ready for the week ahead! Let's get right on into this week's post, shall we? Then...I'm heading to work!

This week's master to-do list...

- work
- clean house
- do laundry
- walk
- do an inventory of fresh food, freezer, and fridge (menu plan accordingly)
- doctor appointment (dh)
- grocery shop
- mix up some hummingbird food and get the feeders out (first hummers have already been spotted in Missouri)
- finalize Easter plans and shop for it
- go through clothes in closet (trade out winter for summer)
- bake bread
- host a WLMO movie night (I Am Patrick)
- celebrate Palm Sunday

White-Tailed Deer

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Chicken ala king over rice with leftover brussel sprouts
Tuesday - Breakfast for supper
Wednesday - Vegetable beef soup with salad and Sue Gregg's Good Earth Rolls
Thursday - Middle Eastern lentil soup with cornbread and veggies with curry dip
Friday - Chicken fajitas and salad
Saturday - Dh's night to cook (chef's choice or leftovers)
Sunday - Leftovers

Well, Ladies, that's it for now! Have a great day and enjoy this beautiful first full-week of spring!

Until next time...

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  1. That's exciting to know the hummingbirds are back already. Probably not this far north yet? Though we did just spot an Eastern Towhee! Hope you have a great week.

    1. I'm not sure, Jean. The report I saw was on MISSOURI NATURE LOVERS on Facebook. The gal was in Bolivar and said she saw one on March 6th. I'm not seeing anything being reported on JOURNEY NORTH yet. Yay on the towhee! That's awesome!!! Hope you're in the midst of a great week!

  2. Oh how fun to have your family all there with you! Your granddaughter is so adorable and looks like she is having a blast!

    1. Yes, it was a lot of fun, Debbie! We always enjoy our get-togethers and shenanigans!

  3. I’ll ask my dad if he’s filled his hummingbird feeders yet.
    That get-up the little leprechaun is wearing looks so fun!

    1. Is your dad in Missouri, Rhonda? Like I was telling Jean above...the report I saw was on MISSOURI NATURE LOVERS on Facebook. The gal was in Bolivar and said she saw one on March 6th. I'm not seeing anything being reported on JOURNEY NORTH yet. It's a great place to keep track of the hummingbird and monarch migrations! Hope you're having a great day!


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