Greetings, Dear One! 💗
How was your week and weekend?
Our week here was good. The days pass quickly, but the nights are long. We're learning to take the good, as well as the bad and the ugly, one day at time. It's really all we can do.
Last night was long, but it was, perhaps, one of the best nights we've had in recent weeks...at least for me it was. The electricity went off around 10:15 p.m. and stayed off until 2:00 a.m. It was warm and I opened the windows to let some air in. Then, I lay there in bed listening to the night sounds...frogs croaking, crickets chirping, owls hooting..."who cooks for you...who cooks for you all", dogs barking, and coyotes singing at a distance. It took me back to the days of childhood.
We didn't have air conditioning at all back then and, rarely, a fan at night. The night sounds were common and part of the rhythm of daily life. As a girl I would nightly fall asleep to those very same sounds. Last night I found those sounds to be an island of calm in the midst of churning and turbulent seas. They made the rest of the night smooth sailing and I awoke refreshed this morning.
This week's master to-do list...
- focus on dh 💕
- clean house 🏡
- do laundry 👕
- wash bedding 🛏
- deep clean the kitchen 🥘 (didn't get to this last week...hopefully will this week)
- bake bread 🥖
- work outside (weed eating, gardening, etc.)🌱
- enjoy a visit with our youngest daughter and her family 👪
- wish our oldest daughter-in-law a Happy Birthday 🎂
- work from home (data entry) 💻
This week's menu plan...
My goal this week is to use up as many fresh foods and odds and ends out of the freezer as I can. I will most likely use the last of the bananas to make banana-oat bran muffins, turn the last of the sweet potatoes into sweet potato pie, and serve the last of the fresh raspberries over pancakes for breakfast. There is a variety of "this, that, and the other" meals that have been brought in with the leftovers frozen. I will concentrate on serving those throughout the week.
Monday - Sausage, sautéed peppers and onions, and biscuits
Tuesday - Lasagna (freezer), sautéed greens, tomato salad and garlic bread
Wednesday - Broiled salmon, cheesy broccoli and cauliflower, tomato salad, and biscuits
Thursday - Oven-roasted chicken (freezer), fried cabbage, and oven-roasted carrots
Friday - Pizza (homemade)
Saturday - Stuffed shells (freezer), steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and homemade bread
Sunday - Ham with potatoes, green beans, and biscuits
That's it for this week, Ladies! I do hope that you have a lovely Monday and a great and productive week ahead!
Until next time...
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